Now on Blogger

Posted: March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

I decided to make the move from WordPress to Blogger because WordPress was not everything I wanted, and I believe Blogger offers a platform more suited to my individual preferences.  I am moving my Mind Games review and The Lowdown, and my new blog address is http://tasteofinkreviews.blogspot.com/.  Follow me, check out the new look, and there’s more to come.

My Book Buying Ban

Posted: March 20, 2013 in Discussion
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covered in booksSo…confession.  I have a huge obsession (maybe a disease but I’m not willing to go that far yet) with buying books.  I can’t walk into my local bookstores without leaving with at least one book.  That doesn’t sound bad, but I also go through reading slumps throughout the year where I won’t read anything for about a month, so things just start piling up.  First it was 10, then 20, then 30, and you get the point.

For my birthday, my parents got me the Song of Ice and Fire boxed set, and that pushed me over the top.  My pile had reached 50, and that was my cutoff, so I decided to enact a book buying ban.  I am going to restrain from buying books until either the end of July, or my pile is down to 10, whichever comes first.

Oath Bound

With All My SoulSadly that means no new books for me until July, except when Rachel Vincent’s books Oath Bound and With All My Soul come out (May 1 and April 1 respectively), because, let’s face it: every good rule needs an exception. 🙂

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week’s list was really a no brainer for me; I have 50 books sitting around that I just had to have and haven’t read.  I’m notorious for pre-ordering books for absolutely no reason at all, and I never have time to read everything.

1. The Archived by Victoria Schwab

2. Velveteen by Daniel Marks

3. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

4. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

5. Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

6. Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter

7. Embers & Echoes by Karsten Knight

8. Arise by Tara Hudson

9. The Nightmare Garden by Caitlin Kittredge

10. Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

It’s not that I don’t want to read these books, but I’m a big mood reader, so I pick and choose in no order, and these 10 just always seem to be left out.

Published: February 19, 2013Mind Games

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 237

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Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future. 

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways…or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

 

Kiersten White is an amazing author!  Not only can she write an entire novel in nine days, but she can also write an entire kick-ass novel in 237 pages.

I had absolutely no hesitation jumping into Mind Games having read Kiersten’s Paranormalcy series, and I was not disappointed!  This story is told from the unique points of view of two sisters, Fia and Annie, who are both girls with exceptional abilities, and alternates between present day situations and childhood flashbacks.

This book jumped straight into the plot from the first page and never stopped, and I was immersed in the world of backstabbing and underhanded espionage the whole book.  Fia and Annie’s world was really thrilling to see and the ending was very heart wrenching.

Fia is a true Femme Fatale, a ruthless murderer, a manipulator, but really she is the one manipulated to be that way.  She’d do anything for Annie, and some people count on that to take advantage of her.

The ending was sort of predictable to me because of Annie’s vision, but it was a true ending, one the entire book was leading to.  All I can say is I can’t wait for Book 2 see how Fia destroys Keane.

Image  —  Posted: March 18, 2013 in Kiersten White, Reviews

So Yeah….

Posted: March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I’ve been debating this for a while now, whether I should start a blog.  I wasn’t really sure if I would have time or enough to say to post regularly, but I finally decide, What the Hell?  So, we’ll see how this goes and I’m gonna just have fun with it!