Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Source of Pic: Amazon
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Current Rating on Goodreads: 4.22 of 5 stars
Pages: 445 pages
Synopsis (via Goodreads):

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.
A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.
Cath is a Simon Snow fan.
Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...
But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.
Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.
Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.
Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.
For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?
Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?
And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?
"Touching and utterly real." —  Publisher's Weekly

Ookayy, wow, idk how I feel about this book.
So this story is called Fangirl, so I guess it's meant to be about how Cather (and Wren?) are Fangirls. In this case about Simon Snow (o.O). But I really don't understand. I mean, yes Cath was a Fangirl, and yes she was so obsessed with Simon Snow and Baz that she wrote fan-fiction to express how SHE felt about the characters and the right ending etc. I didn't get the point.
Firstly, just because you're a Fangirl doesn't mean you write fan fiction. Also, the plot branched out from just being about Fangirls. It was about Cather's life. It was a segment in Cath's life, that didn't have any exact particular significance to Fangirls, at least from what I could tell. o.O So I don't really know what the whole story was about. Was it about how Cath found someone she liked? Was it her getting over her 'craziness', as she called it? Did she even get over her 'craziness'? Was it mending her and her sister's relationship? What happened to their relationship to begin with? (and I still don't know what happened with Courtney and Wren, just throwing that out there) Was it coming to peace with anything related to her (terrible) mother Laura? Idk. Maybe a mix of them all, but I just didn't get the point of it all.

In the beginning I was constantly switching between thinking about how hilarious or quirky the book is, and then the next I was either wallowing in annoyance or pondering how the quips are so weird they almost sound unnatural. After a while I kinda got used to it tho........

“I’m not old, you know.” He was tapping the table with the two middle fingers of his left hand. “Forty-one. The other guys my age at work are just starting to have kids.”
“That was good thinking,” Cath said, “getting us out of the way early. You can start bringing home chicks now—the coast is clear.”
“All my chicks…,” he said, looking down at his plate. “You guys are the only chicks I’m worried about.”
“Ugh. Dad. Weird.”
“You know what I mean. What’s up with you and your sister? You’ve never fought like this before.…”
“We’re not fighting now,” Cath said, taking a bite of bacon-cheeseburger pizza. “Oh, geez.” She spit it out.
“What’s wrong, did you get an eyelid?”
“No. Pickle. It’s okay. I just wasn’t expecting it.”


And the characters felt so fickle. Like one moment they acted one way, and then the next they were completely different. And I didn't really like that.

Cather: Ookayy. So Cath. She seemed to view herself as damaged goods. That ever since Laura (her mother) left when she was emotionally mutilated or something. And she obviously had a lack of self confidence. But she seemed content like that because she was too scared to come out of her shell (praise Reagan at this point). And then she would get all mopey that her sister was the 'Cool One'. Well, honestly it's kinda her own fault. I don't mean to be harsh, but if she just put herself out there, then she would find that there are soooo many people out there in the world, and she doesn't have to rely on just her (only half the time reliable) twin sister to pull her through the tough times. Of course, I'm not a twin so I don't know what it's like to be one, and what it feels like to have that connection, but that's just my opinion. I'm not saying that Cath shouldn't rely on Wren AT ALL. I'm just saying they're not the SAME PERSON. And there will always be differences between them. And thus they should have some parts of their lives that are separate. Otherwise, one of them (being Cather), will probably tend to start to feel inferior. It just seems logical that that would happen. So yeah. I felt for Cather, but she wasn't anywhere near perfect. And she still had lots to learn from life.

Reagan: Overall I liked Reagan. She was blunt, and rude at times, but I think she was really instrumental to helping Cather out of her shell. She pushed Cather out of her shell, actually. The only thing I didn't like was the times she occasionally went a little bit bit**y about Levi and Cather. But I guess it would be a little hard to see your roommate and ex-boyfriend together, even if you DID cheat on said ex-boyfriend when he was your boyfriend.

Wren: Especially in the first half, Wren is Mean-girl, or the 'Cool One' *rolls eyes*, but then at times she also plays Nice-sister. So I'm like, huh. Well then. She says she wasn't effected by her mum's disappearing act like Cather and their dad was, but I don't think that's true. She just reacted in a different way. All the partying. And life ideals. To have fun at every given moment. She certainly wasn't perfect either. But I can't exactly dislike her because she was just learning too.

Laura: I DESPISE the mum. I mean, seriously? Okay, I get it that 'Laura' wasn't happy in her marriage. But not even keeping in touch of your children for 10 years? And THEN, when their childhood is finally ending, when the time that they REALLY REALLY would have benefited from having their mother to look after them has JUST ended, THEN she tries to get in contact. I think that's just pathetic.

Also, here's the thing about me. Books that are overly quirky (aka when the quirkiness is the main feel of the novel) just aren't my style. The protagonist is weird, love interest is weird, the story is weird. EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE TYPES OF BOOKS ARE OUT OF THE ORDINARY OUT OF THE ORDINARY!! Make sense? Not really? Sorry. XD

3 stars because I (kinda) liked it, but the all-over-the-place is not my scene. (Soz Tillie Tallie! ;P)

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins :D

 Rebel Belle  

Rebel Belle
Rachel Hawkins

My Rating: 4 Stars

Current Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.97


Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

This was the funniest book i've read in a loonng time! Seriously. I mean okay, the story could get a leeetle (Bee reference, if you got that) ridiculous at times, but yeah. Fun and light ;) I DID find some similarities with Rachel Hawkin's other book series "Hex Hall" overall though. (omg love her name, btw.. Theres someone named that at my school. and yes, I know that wasn't needed information XD Sorryy) Hilarious main character, some urban fantasy aspects (ish; RB's concept had more of a diluted one), a love triangle (wait did Hex Hall have a triangle? Can't remember), and such. But I liked this wayy better.

The concept of the book was neat, but a little confusing. I don't really fully get all the Paladin stuff... I hope that in the second one (ME NEEDS), it'll become more clearer as they (*wink wink for people who read it) get on the mission for (*more winking).

I think the triangle was a little silly at times.. "Perfect" bf Ryann and that dude David that was Harper's (our MC) rival from the womb...o.O Ryan was sweet. David was sweeter. (I mean like from when she got to KNOW him... he wasn't very sweet in the beginning xD) but Ryan was really understanding throughout the book to Harper even though she ditched him multiple times due to her new....difficulties. HARPER GOT SUPERPOWERS DUN DUN DUUUN!!

From the beginning, the story already had us laughing because really? You gotta admit this book is unique XD

Harper forgets lipgloss in the beginning of homecoming -> Harper goes to bathroom to put on lipgloss -> Janitor guy bursts in bathroom -> History teacher bursts in bathroom after -> History teacher kills Janitor guy. Me:

Janitor guy transfers superpowers by breathing into Harper's mouth before dying (0.o) -> HARPER GETS SUPERPOWERS -> HARPER KILLS HISTORY TEACHER WITH HER SHOE USING HER SUPERPOWERS.

XD Basically that, with no convenient finger holders. (Those actually look pretty cool...)

“Bruce Wayne's parents get killed and he goes to Tibet or whatever, and Superman is an alien, and Spiderman had that radioactive spider. Me? I kissed a janitor in the school bathroom.” 

Bahahahah!! XD Yepp kissing a janitor doesn't really go up to high standards....

*Superhero discussion*
Spidey80: So hey Harper! I hear you're a newbie!!
ImBatman: Oooh!! Tell us how you got your powers!
HarperQueen: I.... ugh too embarrassing..
ImBatman: TELL USSS.
Death2Kryptonite: Yeaaaaaa. I'm not even human
Spidey80: and I got bitten by a bug. Come onnnn
HarperQueen: I kissed a janitor in the bathroom...and he...breathed powers into my mouth..?
ImBatman: ....
Spidey80: ....Um
Death2Kryptonite: Well that's....unique
HarperQueen: Uh I... have a phone call. brb

*Harper disappears in shame*

I have no idea why I did that. I'M BORED, OKAY. *sticks out tongue* I entertain myself.

Moving on.
From there, things just go on worse and worse for dear Harper. The popular, something blabla American high school stuff I can't remember.. but she's an A-star student who does loads of extra curricular stufff..that I can also not remember at this time xD I quite liked her. Even though she was this "Perfect model student", she wasn't a snotty brat who misused her popularity.

“And the next time I did school stuff in the middle of the night, I just did it in my closet with the door locked. Honestly, what is wrong with this country when striving for excellence means you need antidepressants?”  

xD Poor gal..

David's sense of humour also matched Harper's. We were all totally annoyed by him from the start because he was acting like a jerk and all that, but yeah... I loved him.

After the shoe, Harper also gains...confidence..with objects.

“I picked up the nearest weapon I could lay my hands on: a stapler. I lifted it, going for “menacing.” I admit it lacked a certain elegance, but hey. It was worth a shot. David placed his hand on my arm and pushed it back down.
“Just . . . that’s embarrassing for all of us,” he replied.” 

I can go on forever with these quotes XP

Anyways the point is that is was a refreshing fun fun readd! :D It might not be everyone's cup of tea because frankly, although Harper is a real tough heroine, she's also kind of a girrllyy oneee xD And she was sometimes a taad annoying. But it's worth it, and it's one of those books which you just want to reread over and over again.

Oh and niiiice plot twist at the end, Miss Hawkinsss!! :O So did not see that coming. AND THAT IS WHY I NEED THE SECOND BOOK, UGH. Why you do this to us :(

—MissOddball™ Over and Out. *salutes* (I DID THE LONG DASHY THINGY :D)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

6/25 Random Updates (Pre?)Wednesdays Issue #6

Sorry for missing last wednesday dearies :/ Anyhooooo! Got a bit of news to share ;) *marches onward*
  • So we have finally joined Bloglovin', which meanss.........we are now officially bloglovers! *giggles and high fives fellow bloglovin' members* Yupp I knooowww :P We should have joined aagessss agoo *rolls eyes* But bettahh late than never! Add uss :) xx Pleaaaseeeee? *puss-in-boots cuteyy eyes* (click on da big-eyed kittyyy XD)

  • I MET A FAMOUS PERSON!!!!!!!! :O *GRINS* Well, actuallyy, a bunch of famous peeps XD Not that there was a lot of talking involved haha, but I did get 6 signatures from Justice Crew! You know who they are right?? They're.........a band.......singers.......Australian.......*stutters* Umm.......yeaaahhh I totally know who they are..? *guilty look* Ookayyy not rweallyyyy......xD *crowd boos* Heeeyyyyyy at least I know......uhhh.......three of their songs......from the radio! XDD Don't be meaaannn guyyss *whines* I was just ecstatic 'cause NO ONE FAMOUS EVER COMES HERE!!!!! ;( Tho I failed to snap any good photos of them to prove it.....aand I missed the actual gig *pouts* Ahh wellssss xP
  • We got nominated for the Liebster Award threee more times o.O *hugs nominators tightly* You guys rock! :DD And that brings the blog's running total to a grand five nominations! :PP Eeeeeeeekkkk!! (and yesss I'm keeping count *winks*) EEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! *faints*
  • I'm so saaaddd! Vikings and Game of Thrones have both finished for the year *cries* My alter egos on the subject of GoT:
Me #2: *rolls eyes* Stop being so dramatic XP It's only till next year.
Me #1: *hisses* Don't talk to me! *chin wobbles* I won't get the see the dragons for a year! No Arya for a year! No Tyrion for a year! *wails in despair*
Me #2: *facepalm* This is ridiculous! *walks off*
Conclusion: Even I don't want to talk to me XDD
  • Ohhhhh! And like pwomised I watched TFiOS! ;D See the post HERE
  • It is with a saaad heart that I announceee Natalya aka MissAmazingness, our head mod and bestest (hush you grammar police *narrows eyes* XD) of friends has regretfully departed from Goodreads :'( We miss her dearlyy! <33 *raises glass* TO NATALYA, WHO TRULY WAS DA ßOMB! *gives Natta a virtual hug* Miss you Lylyy *eyes water* It's not without youu da same yah know? ;( xoxoxox

That's it for nowww peeps! Mwaaa *kisses*

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

XD Shame on you for not knowing famous Aussie singer guys!
I have no idea how you do all that HTML stuff, Bellzie. But yesh..

Nattaaa ;( It's so empty without her..

*claps hands* I've also got somethingg.

  • Delirium  by Lauren Oliver has a new TV pilot! You can watch it for free (limited time) here: Delirium Pilot (I think that link is only available to people in the US xD I can't currently find one that's international.. maybe Youtube has one. Dunno.) I haven't read OR watched it yet but I'll get to it soon! :D
Belle: *pops in* Yessshhhh there's a Youtube link for the Delirium Pilot! HERE *winks and zooms off*
  • I'll also be posting stuff more oftennn...*feels guilty for making Bellzie run the whole thing alone* Summer break! :D I mean..not that i'll be reading as much as I would wish because I have a LOT of catching up to do- study wise *scowls* aaanndd I've been sleeping a lotttt.......XD So yesh. anyways. I can participate in those meme thingys too! :D Those look fun.
Uhh yeahh I think that's about it.. *scratches head*

-MissOddball™ Over and Out. *salutes*

(Why is your - thing longer than mine *pouts* It looks bettah xD)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Musing Mondays #1 — Highlighting Good or Bad!

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme – hosted by Should Be Reading – that asks you to muse about one of the following each week...

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you're reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; why you are (or aren't) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let's hear it, then!
Do you think highlighting in iBooks and kindles is a good thing or bad?

You see, before I had my iPad and when I used to mainly read physical books, I never remembered those pure awesomee quotes you'll find scattered in books like a scavenger hunt. And that annoyed me because I borrowed books from my local library and I'd lose so many puurrfect speeches, love declarations, epic fights, and laugh-so-hard-I-choke humor lines xD

But ever since I got my iPad last year, I've been reading less and less books from the library and ever more ebooks, because for me they're just so much more accessible! I don't have to go out of my way to get to the library, and I don't have to worry about late fees and such. Ohhh! And I can search up words I don't know with a click of a button. That one's a lifesaver! *winks* (I'm a wordy person you see :P) And I can eat or brush my teeth while reading on my iPad 
at the same time.....hand's free! Oh yeaaaahhh! *sticks out tongue*......not that my parents approve XP *sigh*
Plus, I can highlight my fav quotes! ;)

And there's the problem XDD I used to read much faster back in the physical copy days because I wasn't highlighting every half a page. *crowd cracks up* .......buutt I'm not even kidding o.O I highlight obsessively these days. And as much as I j'adore those quotes, it's getting ridonkculous! I'm thinking I should go to ebook-highlighting-rehab XP Urghh.

I'm gonna have to monitor my highlighting, and slowly 'cure' myself *facepalm*
Anyhooo! What's your opinions peeps? Do you highlight on your ebook devices? Is it a problem for you too, or have you reached a nice balance between reading and highlighting?
........I know, that sounds weird o.O Who actually spends more time highlighting than reading besides poor wittle me? *shakes head sadly*

*grins* Peace outttt! Comment at will you craazy lot *waggles fingers*

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Couch Potato Time #1 – The Fault In Our Stars

Like pwomised I watched TFiOS! ;D Dun dunn duunnnn *waves hands like a craaazy person*

TFiOS was a pretty good adaption for YA, I'll give it that xD
It wasn't full of only half-good actors, it didn't ruin the plot, and it didn't cut half the story. Nor was it a scarce one and a half hours long *cough* vampire academy *cough* :/

I guess they kinda re-wrote it partly like a skim. They skimmed over the parts they felt was less important, and only really focused on the juicy bits. But not soo much that the movie felt like they were rapidly flicking through the book 20 pages apiece, which was one of the problems with VA's movie adaption.

There were a few changes I noticed; namely there was no mention of Gus's *winces* dead ex-lover. Which I kinda preferred, honestly XP That aspect of the book always made me squirm uncomfortably......o.O
Also, they omitted the part just before they go to Amsterdam when Hazel hears Gus and his parents having a suspicious shouting match.....which I felt was significant because then there was like, no hint about his health plummet *frowns*
Oh well. We gain some, we lose some *winks*

One problem I had with the book and the movie alike, is that Gus kept the knowledge that he was dying to himself. He never told her until the end of the Amsterdam trip. Also (I don't want to, you know, down-grade his apparent 'perfect' image, but it's true, sorwieee *guilty look*) known as after he lost his virginity.
There she was, blabbing about how she's a 'grenade', and then she has that health scare, which is also around the time Augustus finds out about his own rapidly ailing health, and yet........he never mentions it to her. Not after she recovered, not before the Amsterdam trip, not during the Amsterdam trip. At the end.
Sure, he already made his intentions and feelings on loving a sick/dying person clear, aka his speech about how he'd love to have his heart broken by Hazel (by her dying.....if she had before him). That's jolly and all, but she never said she had the same outlook, soooo *raises eyebrows* If I were her, I'd be just a little mad. But nooooo, she was just like, okay.

The cheesiness rating! XDD Ehhh. *grins and shrugs* For the most part, it wasn't too cheesy......tho there were those few liness.......*cracks up and points down*

Anyhooo, the actors were awesome! And the movie was def worth watching, so if you're into that sort of thing, what are you waiting for? ;)

3.5 stars

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays #2 – Double Feature!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Okaayyy XD So......I'm kinda reading two things right now, so I decided to do a double feature haha!! :DD

First up is Bitter Sweet Love a prequel novella to White Hot Kiss :) I'd actually already read BSL, but that was quite a few months ago so I've forgotten most of it, and I really wanna read WHK with optimum up-to-date info, sooo yahhh :P *extravagant sweep of arm*
Source of Pic: Amazon

“What if I find someone else?”
His eyes narrowed. “I doubt that’s going to happen.”
“You never know.”
“Oh, I know.”
I rolled my eyes, but the grin I was fighting peeked through. “Just saying.”
“And I’m just saying that by the end of these seven days or maybe a week from then, or a month, you’ll say yes.” He cupped my cheek and leaned in, pressing his forehead to mine. “And I’ll be waiting. No matter how long it takes.”


“It’s a pukwudgie.”
The thing’s oversize, floppy ears twitched at the sound of its name.
I looked at Dez slowly. “A what?”
“Earth demon,” he replied, brows knitted. “I’ve never seen one before. Thought they’d been eradicated years ago. Not much is known about them other than they caused a bit of mischief during their heyday. Usually they were only seen up north, near Massachusetts and places like that.”
“It’s kind of cute.” I grinned when his look turned dubious. “What? It’s so ugly it’s cute.”

And da second is Biggest Flirts, which I'm buddy reading with the awesomesauceeee Natasha who friend requested me on GR and told me how she loves da blog! :D *beams* That TOTALLY made my year! <33 Plus she's amazeballs ;D

Luv yah hon *waves merrily* Whoops XD Back to the teaser! *cracks up*
Source of Pic: Amazon

“It’s hot as an ahffen out here.”
I popped open my beer. “A what?”
“What,” he repeated.
“You said ‘ahffen.’ What’s an ahffen?”
“An ahh . . .” He waited for me to nod at this syllable. “Fen.” Suddenly he lost patience with me. Before I could slide away—actually I would have had nowhere to slide, because Brody and his girlfriend Grace were making out right next to me—Will grabbed my wrist and brought my hand to his lips. “Let me sound it out for you. Ahhhffen.” I felt his breath moving across my fingertips.
“Oh, an oven!” I giggled. “You’re kidding, right? It’s ten o’clock at night.”


“We had misgivings about a place called the Crab Lab, like there would be formaldehyde involved. If there was, we couldn’t taste it.”
“The Crab Lab may sound unappetizing, but it’s an unwritten rule that names of stores in a tourist town have to alliterate or rhyme. What else are you going to call a seafood joint? Lobster Mobster? Hey, that’s actually pretty good.” I doubled over, cracking up at my own joke. “The slogan would be, ‘We’ll break your legs.’ Get it? Because you crack open lobster legs? No, wait, that’s crab.”
He watched me with a bemused smile, as if waiting for me to pull a prescription bottle out of my purse and announce that I’d missed my meds.”

P.s. Oven is pronounced ahffen *indignant look* XDD

Share your teasers! ;)

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Origin (Lux, #4)
Source of pic:
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Current Rating on Goodreads: 4.51 of 5 stars
Pages: 364 pages
Synopsis (via Goodreads):

Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Alright, so I'm gonna start with some mighty applause for J. L. Armen! ...................*sighs* Come on you lot, CHEER!!!!!! I wanna hear it across the magnificently awesomely dangerously huge oceans that are most likely between us! XPP *huffs* LOUDER!!!!!!! ............theeerrrrreeeee yooooouuuuu goooooo!!! That wasn't that hard, was it? *rolls eyes* It WAS not!!! Besides, a little bit of fangirling, or fanboying, I'm not sexist :D, goes a loonnnngggg wayy! XD Light spirits peeps!! .......yeahh, I got WAY off topic didn't I? Oppss! *rueful smile* Right, so!
Jennifer L. Armentrout NEVER fails to amaze me with her outstanding literature! (no, hush, I actually AM on topic now!! XD) I love every SINGLE book she writes!!! If you can give me one I don't like.......idk ;D But I sincerely doubt it.
Origin was no exception, WOW! Should I break out the spoilers? There were some sudden twists that I sooo didn't expect (view spoiler).
And the ending!!!!! *dies* Aka the finale. All I can say is.........HOLY ALIEN BABIES!!!!!!!! Crazyyyy. And I'm really distraught too. Me no likey how it ended! I MUST have Opposition asap!!! Hurry upppp time!! ;(
One plot twist I suspected tho (I know, just one, pitiful! ;D) (view spoiler).
Also, I just gotta say; KATY AND DAEMON ARE ONE OF THE MOST PERFECT YA COUPLES..........EVERR!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3 The passion is always stellar and palpable! Luvvv them!! Ohhhh, and I want some baby Daemons!! Noww!! Gimme some little Daemon (view spoiler) babiessss J. L. Armen and I will worship youu forever!!! Prettyyy pweasee? Cherries on toppp?? xDD
Daemon. *sighs* Ever so (1 swwwoooonnnworrthhhhyyyy (and no, I ain't gonna try steal him (back?) Lya! So calm it girl! :P But NO ONE LUCID can be unaffected by Daemon's swwoooonnnwoorrthhhhyyyynessss!! Just saying.) (2 sexxyyyyyyyy (3 aweessoommmmeeeeee (4 hillaaarriousssss (5 and humor dry as icceeee! Cann you say sarcastic?? *smirks* (6 Ohh, and has awesomesauce smirks and sexy pouts!! *giggles hysterically* He totally makes the books what they are!!
(view spoiler)
There's a lot I still don't know; hopefully Opposition will change that when it EVENTUALLY comes out.
Only con I felt: I know these books are primarily about Kat and Daemon, but one thing I felt was there could have been a bit more Beth and Dawson. Idk. I just feel like there was the Shadows novella, and that's it. No more Beth and Dawson except a plot line on what's happening to them as Kat and Daemon's story ploughs straight forward on a roller coaster. But whatevs.
5 out of 5 stars, obviously. :P

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays #1 – The Burning Sky

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers are from The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas *fist pump*
Source of pic: Goodreads

“I lied,” he said softly. “The truth is you will never get used to it. The taste of fear always chokes.”
She flattened her lips. “That isn’t what I need to hear now. You should have kept lying.”
“Believe me, I would like to. Nothing sounds more unsettling than truth rolling off my tongue.”


“That is the least alarming of misconceptions. You will be surprised what people thought of you. Last year there was a rumor going around that you had not hurt your leg at all, but had been sent away because you had impregnated a maid.”

“I know,” said the prince with a straight face. “I was impressed by the extent of your virility.”

Share your teasers! :)

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith :D

This is What Happy Looks Like
Jennifer E. Smith

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ :DD

Average Rating on Goodreads: ★ ★ ★ ★ 3.71 Stars


When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds. 

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?

     Ommggg this book was so cuuuteee it's not even funnnyyyy<33 By just reading the prologue, my face hurt from smiling, and I was instantly regretting that I picked it up at 12am. (I slept at 3. On a  school night. Well that's only like an hour after my usual time but whateverrrr! It's the feeling that counts xD) Maybe it's because I've made many precious friendships online, or whatnot, but this just really connected to mee. It was not instalove (If you have seen my the Geography of You and Me review, you will see that I am so grateful for this fact..), but a slow, drawn out one. And all through a mis-sent email, of course. No better way to find friendships than a wrong number? and with a certain pig ;)

    Graham and Ellie were just so right for each other. Of course there were some conflicts to the story, and i'm glad there was what there was, although my reaction was pretty much NOOOOOO!! XD

     Jen's writing alwaaays manages to give me a nostalgic feel throughout the book. (Not including tGoYaM ..that acronym looks so cool, btw..) Again, maybe it's the whole I-Made-My-Best-Friends-Online-and-I-Am-So-Jealous-She-Actually-Gets-To-Meet-Him thing, however I loved loved loved it all the same. I would say this wins the Statistical Probability by a hair-width.  :D Sullen popstar and ole' small town girl with a background miiiight seem a bit cliche, but It's worth it. Not cheesy like most, not idiodical and unbelievable, just perfecto. PARFAITE. J'ADORE! Wo aì ni, dear book.

^My attempt at being international. *snorts*


It's a lovely summer/winter? read, so get out a beach chair or snuggle into an armchair with some tea (I'm doing a northern and southern hemi version for ya, Bellzie XP) and get crackin with the story, because I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. *threatening glance* You better. :) *grabs machette and thumps on other hand*

Oh but word of advise, this is my personal opinion. Tryyy not to get your hopes to high up?? Like..ignore what I just gushed about for the last 4 paragraphs XDD *cracks up* I'm such a hypocrite. I'm not saying it's not worth it, obviously, but when people get their hopes up, they set bars up, and then they get all disappointed because they expect Harry Potter level books......uhhhh

But do enjoy the story for me please? ;) *tips hat and fades into shadows*

-MissOddball™ Over and Out. *salutes*


Monday, June 9, 2014

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You and Me
Jennifer E. Smith

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ It was a let down....since yall know how much I love Miss Smith .-.

Average Rating on Goodreads: ★ ★ ★ ★ 3.79 Stars.


Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

     Okay. So, first of all, I would like to say that this is my FIRST Jen E. Smith book I didn't like all that much. (I read the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and This is What Happy Looks Like. Actually I read This is What Happy Looks Like before The Geography of You and Me *OMG THESE TITLES, PEOPLE*, but I wanted to write this one first since it was fresher in my mindd :D)

     Lucy and Owen get trapped in an elevator during a city blackout for half an hour one day, and *poof* something matches between them. The reason why I didn't like this as much as others is quite obvious, in my case. You see, In the Statistical Probability of blabla, despite the title, it isn't actually Love at first sight. That's why it stuck with me so much and why it's one of my favourites. In This is What Happy Looks Like, it isn't love at first sight either. Also one of my favs. Buuuttt you probs guessed it by now XD In THIS IS THE GEO OF YOU AND ME, IT IS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. Albeit the sweetness, it was not her best work. You know a guy for half an hour in the dark, maybe a few hours more during the time on the rooftop, and like just..... no. No. It just....ugh. The whole book revolves around that ONE night on the rooftop and in the elevatorrrrr! It was NONSENSICAL. NONSENSICAL, YA HEAR?!!

"Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails" Postcards were one liners. They only did proper email convos a few times. *facepalm* I didn't get it. Whyyyyyyy must you fail me like thisssss!!

and DUDE. LIAM. LIAM. LIAM. and WHATSHERNAME. They were props for you guys? Sweet scottish guy comes and treats the new girl amazingly well for months and you ditch him for a guy you knew for a few hours. Sweet..ish.. girl is extremely friendly to new guy and you ditch her for elevator girl. It was MONTHS ago, man. I liked Liam better than Owen anyways -_- Sigh. Liam was so nice *cries* Poor guy. and he had an accent xD

     The ending was alright, I suppose... still really buuummmmmeddd though ;( So yeah... It was still kinda entertaining, and a light read. I would recommend that you read either the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, or This is What Happy Looks Like first, then move on to this one AFTER you have experienced her more awesome novels :D

*nods* I have wonderful solutions xD

-MissOddball™ Over and Out. *salutes*

Thursday, June 5, 2014

the 5th Wave- Rick Yancy

The 5th Wave
Rick Yancy

My Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ Honestly, it was boring.

Average Rating on Goodreads: 4.12 ..... ._.


The Passage meets Ender’s Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

4th Wave. Alien apocalypse. One boy. One man. One alien. One very determined girl. One story. DUN DUN DUUUN!!!

Eh. I don't get the hype. It was so boring it's not even funny.
But at least Cassie was coooool!! :D They didn't misuse mah nammmee for some wimpy chick!

Oh one of the things that annoyed me most: THE POVs. *tears hair* It was tewwible. IT DIDN'T EVEN INDICATE IT CHANGED. *facepalm* I had to reread loads of paragraphs.. and it was TRIPLE PoVs. Cassie, Sammy, Alien dude, One human dude. Waaaaait... oh. 4 PoVs. IT WAS FOUR POINT OF VIEWS. DO YOU KNOW HOW CONFUSING THAT IS??

I was confused enough when it was only Caassiiiieee!! *pouts* The story was so nonsensical throughout the book.  Definitely not one of my favs. I am honestly really disappointed... everyone luurrrves this one, and obviously as pointed out *points above* it has a hecka high average rating.
Maybe it's because alien books don't appeal to me much? Apart from the Host..which was quite nice although Twilight wasn't my cup of tea at all. Oh Lux is also an awesome alien series!! :D But yeah. Aliens have to be well written or they come off as either really really cheesy, or just plain stupid. I think this was the latter...XD I mean, they didn't even have cool superpowers. They did absolutely NUFINK. Cept invade the world and all that jazz. So yeah.. I don't really know what to say. Mediocre. Nothing too special, but not like GAWSHH THIS BOOK IS JUST HORRID. Just meh..

*awkward silence*

I will not be reading the sequel. Sowwy.

-MissOddball™ Over and Out.

Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton Review + Release Day Blast!

Entangled Teen is excited to announce the release of, Shonna Slayton’s Cinderella’s Dress, which readers are already raving about!

About Cinderella’s Dress:

Being seventeen during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dress is even tougher.

Kate simply wants to create window displays at the department store where she's working, trying to help out with the war effort. But when long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dress, life gets complicated.

Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.

After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

My Review:

Cinderella's Dress by Shonna Slayton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Current Rating on Goodreads: 3.14 of 5 stars
Pages: 340 pages

Katherine (Kate) Allen is a teenage model of polish descent living in New York City, during the WWII in spring 1944. We start off as Kate, due to her pushy mother, attempts in vain to grab into the acting realm.
While auditioning for a part in a movieeeee.......which goes disastrously might I add *snickers* XDD she meets a handsome young lad with gorgeous blue eyes! *swoons* I luuuvvv blue eyesss *fans face* And this charming young man turns out to be a 18 year old named Johnny Day, born into the rich New York upper class.
In Cinderella's Dress, the story of Cinderella is a real one (duuhh *grins*) Though her name was actually Queen Kopciuszek, a polish queen from long, long ago.
And Kate's family have been safeguarding Cinderella's dress for the Kolodenkos, the polish royalty, for many many years. But the Burgosov clan, the descendants of the evil-stepsisters, want the precious dress for themselves.
Tempers run high, shoes fly, dresses burn, and sparks and insults shoot around at will, but what will happen in the end? Will Kate successfully safeguard the dresses from the Burgosov's clutches as the unofficial Keeper of the Wardrobe? Or will the dresses be lost on her watch?

Kate has a lack of self-confidence, which I suppose would kinda make sense if you're surrounded by all these more mature young glamorous models with more training. It's a sucky career to be in, since everything relies on looks, confidence, and poise. And apparently she only has the first *frowns*
Despite being a model for the company her mother works at, the Allen's have little money and this only extends the other models – in particular Fran Marshall — cruelty to Kate. (since apparently models don't have a nice bone in their skinny bodies o.O *sigh*)
Kate feels pressured by her mum to be a model, tho Kate only sees the weak model qualities she possesses; it doesn't help that everyone other than her mum (including herself), think she's incapable at proper modelling. Plus she doesn't really have any love for it.....not surprised, considering no one actually encourages her :/ Her mum just pushes her into it.
Also, people tend to treat her like a little girl who hasn't grown up and just walk all over her, and it's kinda getting on my nerves because she just lets it happen. Talk about low self-esteem.
“If the goat didn’t jump, she wouldn’t have broken her leg,” she whispered, a sense of dread creeping into her heart.
“But if goat did not jump, she would be having a miserable life,” added a voice behind her.”
We watch as Kate slowly grows a backbone, if you will hehe xD She needs to let go of what her mother wants her to do, and realise what she wants to do.
I really liked how she grew into her passions, and learned to chase after them.

I think one thing that helped this story was the........well, not exactly female empowerment, but female discovery. I mean seriously. We start out in the 1940's. There is quite a bit of sexism in the air *scowls and mimes bashing peoples heads together* XP And we're just starting to hit a turning point in this book as particular females start pushing for jobs that aren't in their 'little corner of acceptable professions'. Kate wants to be an object and fashion-window designer, and yet hardly any females have been able to push their way into such a profession, which is outside of the circle of modelling and looking glam, even tho it's still related to the fashion industry.

It was a bit weird because during the first half of the book, with the constant letters back and forth during the war, the time myterioussssslyyyyyy jumped o.O But it wasn't actually stated straight out *scratches head* Instead, it was like:
One of the charries: It's been years!
Me: ....*crickets chirp*....*silence*....WHAT?!!?!?!

I've never read a book situated in WWII on the Allies side. In fact I've hardly read any books situated in a World War xD So it was interesting to read in that extent.
“I actually feel like time has stopped because of this war. Like we are stuck inside a snow globe, and we can’t move on or change until the war is over. We get shaken up and watch the snow fall, and when it all settles, we get shaken up again. I guess I’m waiting for the glass to break.”
We weren't reading anything to do with the war itself, rather, we read of what it felt like to have loved ones in the war, reading each letter and telegram, the mixture of hunger and apprehension for news. *shudders*

THE ROMANCEEEEE!!!! DUN DUN DUUNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! XDDD It was sooo...........drawn out :P Like, even tho we've totally got sparks and are destined to marry (they don't actually marry XD This is me hoping *winks and crosses fingers*) let's just wait a couple years before we KISS! o.O

But the actual attraction was instant and I admit it was pretty sweet and first-crush-like ;D Except that I'm sincerely hoping it's the first-and-only-crush *grins* So cuuuuuteeeeee! *coos* I luuvved how Johnny kept coming up behind her and resting his chin on her shoulder! *giggles* Tis was just adorableeeeee <33

While it's an endearing story, there wasn't really any suspense *pouts* XDD
Tho the correspondence between the Allen's in NYC and Kate's dad, and then later between Kate and Floyd and Kate and Johnny did lend a welcome change of style to the novel.
Most of the first parts of the story were frightfully slow paced, and downright dreadful for dear wittle Kate *frowns*, but thankfully the feel of the novel started to turn around for me almost half way.
Kate had become more outspoken and while she wasn't by any means an strong charrie, she no longer had that air of pleeeaase-step-on-me, honestly *rolls eyes*. She also started to actively pursue the future she wanted for herself. *faints in relief*

And all that nonsense about 'Ooooowaaaahhhh!!!! The evil step-sister descendants coming to kill for the dresses?!!
Psssshhh! XP All those good-for-nothing descendants did was tie up the elderly, speak little words, and tail Kate like a bunch of creepy stalkers ;P ......which they are!! XD *busts out laughing*

The ending.........*quizzical look* I can't figure out if there's gonna be a sequel or if this was a standalone o.O *taps chin* It could be either I suppose XD It kinda leaves it open to our imagination to what'll happen next, and I wouldn't mind if it stopped there because I'm totally imagining my own swell *winks* ending for the characters! *gleeful look* But who knows? There may be a second book yet :P As long as I get my happy ending.......*narrows eyes at Slayton* XD

It had quite a few flaws, and I found it unrealistic but cute and romantic in a Cinderella kinda way *cracks up* so 3.5 stars :)

—MissBloodsucker™ All Sucked Out!

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Author Bio:

SHONNA SLAYTON is the author of the YA novel Cinderella's Dress, out June 3, 2014 with Entangled Teen. She finds inspiration in reading vintage diaries written by teens, who despite using different slang, sound a lot like teenagers today. While writing Cinderella's Dress she reflected on her days as a high-school senior in British Columbia when she convinced her supervisors at a sportswear store to let her design a few windows--it was glorious fun while it lasted. When not writing, Shonna enjoys amaretto lattes and spending time with her husband and children in Arizona.

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