Archive | January 2015

My Series Reading Challenge

Seriously Series Reading Challenge!

I’m doing the Seriously Series Reading Challenge That I did last year.  I did ok last year but I really want to stick to it and do better.

Breakdown of the levels:

series started before 2015 series started in 2015 series rereads
Semi-Serious 1-6 series 1-6 1-6
Seriously Serious 7-12  (2) 7-12 7-12
Super Seriously Serious 13-18 13-18 13-18
Seriously Spectacular Series Star 18+ 18+ 18+

My goals are in pink!

I have a ton of  series that I have started and need to finish! This challenge is the perfect me! There are a lot of books coming out this year so I will be able to finish a lot of my series.  There is also a lot of series I own that I have never started.  I don’t know if I will do any rereads because I have so much to get through but we will see.  If I do it will only be semi-serious.

 

 

Seriously Serious (series started before 2015) books on line with title series I have read

1. Covenant by Jennifer L. ArmentroutHalf-BloodPureDeity

 
4.    Abandon Trilogy   byMeg CabotAbandonUnderworld

5. Vampire Princess of St. Paul  by Tate Hallaway Almost to Die For

Almost Final CurtainAlmost Everything

6. Fire and Thorns  by Rae CarsonThe Girl of Fire and ThornsThe Crown of Embers

7.Wondrous Strange by Lesley LivingstonWondrous StrangeDarklight

8. Wings byAprilynne PikeWingsSpellsIllusions

9. Swoon byNina MalkinSwoon

10. The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick YanceyThe 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, #2)

11. The Hollow  byJessica VerdayThe Hollow

12.All Souls by Deborah Harkness  A Discovery of Witches (All...

13.     Daughter of Smoke and Bone  by Laini TaylorDaughter of Smoke & Bone

14.The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1) by Alexandra Bracken The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
16. Confessions by James PattersonConfessions of a Murder Sus...The Private School MurdersThe Paris Mysteries Up to date but last book not out
 18.White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter Alice in ZombielandThrough the Zombie GlassThe Queen of Zombie Hearts FINISHED 2/2015
 

EXTRA

series started in 2015(these I own and need to start)

1.Elemental  byBrigid KemmererStormSparkSpirit

2. Mythos Academy by Jennifer EstepTouch of FrostKiss of FrostDark FrostCrimson Frost

3.Personal Demons   byLisa DesrochersPersonal DemonsOriginal SinLast Rite

4. Sky Chasers  byAmy Kathleen RyanGlowSpark

13. Other   by Karen KincyOtherBloodborn
     (47 books)extra  series I own that I haven’t gotten to but will change out if need to:Born at MidnightAwake at DawnTaken at DuskWhispers at MoonriseChosen at Nightfall                       The Demon's LexiconThe Demon's CovenantThe Demon's SurrenderBlood SongSiren SongDemon Song       FirespellHexboundCharmfall        GlimmerglassShadowspellSirensongRaised by WolvesTrial by FireTaken by Storm     UnnaturalUnwelcomeUnafraid          MistwoodNightspell         StarcrossedDreamlessGoddessDreaming AnastasiaHauntedAnastasia Forever      Die for MeUntil I DieIf I Should Die
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The end of Bout of Books 12.0

This is my wrap-up for Bout of Books 12.0

Books I finished this week:

Through the Zombie Glass (White Rabbit Chronicles, #2)Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2)Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)1521 pgs.

Books I didn’t finish:

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)89 pgs.

Two Lies and a Spy (Two Lies and a Spy, #1)62 pgs.

I have read a total of 1672 pgs

I read a total of 6bks

I only finished 4 books of the 5 that I wanted to.  I would have liked to finish more but I am proud of what I did do this week.

 

Day 7 challenge for Bout of Books12.0

Todays  Bout of Books Challenge is from Auggietalk?!

Creating my own dysfunctional family from characters in books I’ve read.

My Characters:

The Mom & DAD Mr. and Mrs. Wesley from Harry Potter

The Sister  – Hermione Granger

The Brother Simone for the Mortal Instruments

Cousins- Alex and Isabella from the Mortal Instruments

I love each of the characters I’ve chosen and would love to be a true part of there family! I know it would be a family with a lot of drama but it would have tons of love.  The Wesley would love us unconditionally and  probably smother us.  Hermione would keep us on the straight and narrow.  Simone would always have our back and want to protect us.  The cousins would always keep life fun and interesting but would not let anything bad happen unless they were causing it.

It didn’t take me long to think of who I would want to have as family.  Although, there is always room for more though in my fictional.  Holidays would be a lot of fun with this bunch.

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Alice in Zombieland (The White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)

Hardcover
 404 pages
Published September 25th 2012
by Harlequin Teen

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I’d tell my sister no.
I’d never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I’d zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I’d hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
  

 

My Thoughts:

I loved this book it was very original!  I am not a huge Zombie fan but I thought Alice in Wonderland meets Zombies that is cool.  Boy was I wrong!  This is not a retelling but it does give major nods to Alice in Wonderland. Also, this is not your typical Zombie story because the Zombies are not what you would normally see in a Zombie book.

The romance in this book was steamy and witty.  The main characters were fantastic. They were fun, sassy and just kick ass!   The villains were not what you would expect either.  I never imagined some of the thing that happened in this book!  I am still blown away by this and need more!

Overall this was a phenomenal read!  I did have a few problems with the book because of the flash backs. At times I was a little confused but nothing that takes anything away from the story.  Mostly I think the problem was me because I have kids and they distract me. LOL

This is a book I recommend if you are a fan of  Alice in Wonderland because of the references.  Also, if you like Zombies or fantasy.  Mostly, I recommend this to people who what something  fresh and new; this is just a total home run in my opinion.

 

Challenge for Day 6 and Update

Todays challenge is:

Bout Of Books – Literary Quote Challenge

JESS @ GONE WITH THE WORDS

Here is my quote from :

Alice in Zombieland by Gena showalter

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My progress so Far

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, #2)Finished

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)Finished

Alice in Zombieland (White rabbit chronicles)Finished

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)89pgs read so far

Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter 68 pgs

Books read so far:3

Total pages so far:1198

Bout of Books 12 Day3

Bout of Books 12 Day 3

This is Bout of Books day 3  and I am so excited about my progress so far.Yesterday was a great day and I managed to finish two books! Okay, one of them I finished late into the night but I’m still going to count as yesterday. I am excited to start today’s reading and see how far that takes me.   Not sure how much I’ll get done because I will be with my mother at the doctors for most of the day.  Well here is my progress and today’s challenge:

My Progress:

Total number of pages read:651
Number of books read:2
Challenge

Character Coupling Challenge – hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tales

My characters are Ronan from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater and Celaena 

 

from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

I feel these two would be great because both have secrets, both have Powers both are extremely loyal and I think they would both be loyal to each other. I think for Salina this would be fantastic because the guy she’s been with so far suck. I know they both have tempers and they’re both a little snarky but I think that would work for them in a relationship. I think because both of their personalities are so strong that they need someone just as strong to balance them out.