“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Double Up! Teaser Tuesday/ Booking Through Thursday


It's been a crazy crazy week for both Mari and I because we both are doing last minute prepping for NaNoWriMo. (about a week until Nov!)

So I had a teaser planned but it just wouldn't post. (computer problems!)

So here it is,

Teaser Tuesday

Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan teaser:

"Coach," Annabeth said, "why don't you make sure all the fires are out?"

"But I already did that."

"Do it again."

Page 52, Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

I love this book. Rick Riordan is a fabulous comedic writer. I love his books. Always get a good laugh! (Not to mention fabulous plots and characters!!) I recommend ANY Rick Riordan book. I've read them all and love every single one of them.

Booking Through Thursday

This weeks question is:

Are there any good books that you read IN SPITE of the cover and ended up wondering what on earth the artist and publisher were thinking to pair up a cover that so badly represented a perfectly good book?

And...if you didn't like the cover, what made you pick up the book? The author? Assigned reading from school? A recommendation from a friend?

Hmmm hmmm hmmm. It's so difficult! Probably because I judge books by their covers ALL the time...I really stay away from awful covers...I might not even read the synopsis if I don't like it or if it doesn't look slightly interesting/colorful/different. So I have not really read any "bad cover" books. *mentally combs through bookshelf* nope...nothing.

How about you guys? Know any books like this?

Have a great end of the week! (see you back here Saturday for some Hunger Games Discussion!)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Hunger Games Disucussion Saturday: Essay- Watch the movie? Y/N?

NEWS: I don't really have a good answer as to why we are doing this, maybe because we are lazy...but we are getting rid of dear old Tidbit Thursday and just hopping on the bandwagon for Booking Through Thursday.

Ok so now that that is out of the way, do you know what day it is?? It's Saturday! Do you know what that means? THE HUNGER GAMES DISCUSSION! WOOOOOO!

Well I had written an essay a while ago on why young adults should be able to read/see The Hunger Games. At the time I wrote it there had been some large controversy over allowing teens/young adults to read and or see The Hunger Games. Now, that is not such a huge deal...and this post is probably really late, but some of you might be interested to read it anyway?

It is quite flawed...now that I read it again. But the quotes are where it's at...reasons why Suzanne wrote such a strong piece that is so important. If anything just read the quotes. (please note that it is in the form of a persuasive essay...it has flaws in the grammar and things like that. It doesn't always flow. And it is my PERSONAL opinion and may not match your own, and that's ok. Because it's an opinion.)

"What Suzanne [Collins] has done brilliantly is create a series that is a critique of violence using violence to get that across," says David Levithan, one of her editors at Scholastic Press, "and that's a fine line."

I believe that ‘young adults’ should be able see and read The Hunger Games. The characters are good; they are the Hero and Heroine. The main characters are not the source of violence. And Suzanne Collins, the author, wrote the script.


First, the characters are good (in the passionate meaning of the word) ; they are the Hero and Heroine. It’s not all about the violence. Gary Ross defines it so clearly here in an interview about The Hunger Games movie, “The story never lets up. I think that’s how I felt when I read the book. I couldn’t turn the page fast enough. I was fascinated, stunned, shocked, and emotionally engaged. I cared about this girl immediately and I was so in her shoes and it was so real to me that there were very few stories that grabbed me by the throat and yanked me through the narrative. I put the book and down and I was just shocked. I think we’ve done that in the film. I think it’s just the urgent, compelling, relentless narrative of somebody who is thrust into these circumstances that are so overwhelming. It navigates them, changes, grows, defines them, and ultimately triumphs them. It’s a wonderful complete story in which the character grows in a rich, amazing way. You don’t find this very often.” As Peeta says in both the book and the movie, “I don't want them to change me in there. If I'm going to die I want to still be me. Only I keep wishing I could think of a way to show the Capitol they don't own me.”  Josh Hutcherson, the actor of Peeta sums up Peeta’s thoughts into a simple line, “No matter what kind of situation you’re in, you can’t change who you are as a person.”  "It's a call for holding on to humanity despite the most trying circumstances….” says Emily Listfield. This is basically all that Katniss and Peeta are in the book and the storyline that you really should take away from the book. As some people like to think, it is not all about children killing each other for public entertainment. It has deeper roots than that, going into a bad position and coming out of it, people overlook that. As Liam Hemsworth, the actor of Gale, states it “It’s about people overcoming evil.”  Jennifer Lawrence, the actor of Katniss, claims “Katniss has a strength and loyalty to her family, and her people.” Lawrence also explains the chain reaction Katniss starts, “She was one of the first people to stand up to the capitol, and people see that strength. It’s a messed up world, it’s about time somebody did it but she’s a young girl and she didn’t play their games she didn’t make anyone her enemy, really…She started a revolution and that’s scary.” Katniss stays true to herself….she’s a real heroine who rises up and without really meaning to becomes a symbol of rebellion. And it’s a teenager who can finally take this government down. Gale ponders this, “What if one year everyone just stopped watching? Then they wouldn’t have the games.” What if they did? Gale thinks about these things because he wants the capitol to go down. The series tackles issues such as loyalty, war, and poverty, as well as questioning reality.

Second, Katniss and Peeta are not the source of violence in the Games. They don’t want to participate. Katniss is only there because of her sister. Some people are worried about the statement of violence: children killing each other throughout the whole book. It is kind of doused out for Katniss as she removes herself somewhat from the rest of the tributes who are out to kill her and focus’s her time on Peeta who is seriously injured because she is now armed with the knowledge they both can live. During this they think back and reflect of happy memories of home and falling deeply in love with each other, creating a diversion from this disturbing chaos taking place outside their snug cave. Gale, Katniss’ best friend from District 12 has some thoughts on the Games. He says in the movie, “You root for your favorites, cry when they get killed, it’s sick!” Gale is right. The Capitol citizens all delight in watching the games each year and it’s disgusting, Gale is referring to this display of excitement that makes him so sick. Most adults remember from their school years having to read stories similar to The Hunger Games such as The Running Man, Gladiator, Lord of the Fly’s, and the Lottery. In all basically 24 teens enter an arena and fight to the death, only one leaves. The movie never leaves Katniss’ shoes which is key to keeping the violence toned down. If they ever went to a point of view of another character, either in the movie or in the book, that might have changed. We are all so repulsed by being in the games we would dread it ourselves, and we can look at the Capitol and their excitement for it and be disgusted by that too. So why do people worry about us wanting to proceed in that direction, about kids wanting to be engrossed in it? Kids’ attention is to the characters that they have come to love because they recognize the human in them that everyone else in their world has seemed to have lost. Kids of course only know this if they are mature and to see the movie they should be of a mature age and it’s that parents decision on whether they want their child to see it. So it shouldn’t be ‘kids’ viewing this idea but ‘young adults’ because it is a real thing and it is gross. I see elementary students going in to see the movie and elementary schools hosting the movie as their discounted ticket movie of the week and that’s where it becomes inappropriate. The kids have to be mature and that’s the bottom line. Elementary is way too young, it’s rated PG-13 for a reason.

Lastly, The Hunger Games movie is exact and true to what Suzanne Collins depicted in her trilogy because she wrote the script.  "What Suzanne [Collins] has done brilliantly is create a series that is a critique of violence using violence to get that across, and that's a fine line." says David Levithan. On Suzanne’s biography it mentions the previous TV script work she has done in the past, “Since 1991, Suzanne Collins has been busy writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the critically acclaimed Rankin/Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days, and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!  Interviews with Gary Ross, the director of The Hunger Games, loved working with Suzanne. He was surprised at how well they worked together and just collaborated the “difference in the cinematic versus the literary treatment of the material.”

In conclusion, I believe young adults should be able to see and read The Hunger Games because the characters are good people, the main characters are not the source of violence, and Suzanne Collins wrote the script so the movie sticks very closely to the book. So go and buy the book or tickets to go see the movie today!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Hello readers!

Here is the promised Pandemonium review! :D

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Summary from: goodreads.com

I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.


Pandemonium was SO good! I loved it and it was not a disappointing sequel!

I gave it:

*see rating chart at the bottom of this website*

Things that worked for me:

1. The writing is fantastic as always.

2. Lena is an even stronger character than before

3. I liked the new characters. You know how sometimes with dystopian books when the protagonist leave the society and lives in some sort of resistance and the resistance is filled with new people so naturally book two has different characters than book one. Most of the time I find myself not liking these new characters. But in Pandemonium I really liked them.

4. "then" and "now" chapters. The book was split between Lena's life currently and Lena's life when she first got to the Wilds. I liked this because rather than spend all the time in the book in the wilds (which would have gotten really boring) it spaced out. But you also got the back story at the same time. Really well done. Somewhat similar to Everneath by Brodi Ashton.

Things that didn't work for me:

1. Julian. I don't like him. Something about him was just so.....UGH! I love Alex better. Julian is a tad.....naive. And stupid. I was able to still enjoy the book even though his presence dampened my happiness....but thinking about the ending I have strong hopes for a turn around (fear not!)

2. The ending!!! Such a cliffhanger! But I guess that is expected!!!!

I thought Pandemonium was a great read and the Delirium trilogy a MUST. It is so fantastic and the idea is a gripping as ever! Definitely recommend!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Blogger Interview! Pika Pages

Today We had a guest post/interview with Sydney from Pika Pages! She is a wonderful blogger who loves reading and things like that....2 B Read did an interview with her. Read it below then go check out her blog!

1. When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in July of this year. I started because I had been reading a lot of book blogs already and thought it would be fun to start my own.
2. What do you like to do when your not blogging?
When I'm not blogging I love to go out and about with my friends. I love going to fairs and festivals. When I'm at home I like to try out new baking recipes and scrapbooking. And of course I read a ton, but that was a given.
3. Book crush
Ah, the book crush. The dream guy. Well that can be a very hard decision because authors usually try to make the main guy in their books swoon-worthy. That's one of the things that keeps us coming back. If I had to pick a favorite though I would say....gosh, um.... either Jace from The Mortal Instruments or Alex from Delirium.

4. Describe your blog and make people want to go check it out.

Well, my blog is still a baby but I would say it is pretty interesting. I try to do a variety of types of posts to keep from getting bored. Oh, and I don't write two page reviews. I like to get to the point and say the main things I did or dint like. For me personally, I have a very short attention span, so I cant really read super long reviews.

5. Your favorite author (why? ie. writing style, plot, character, etc)

For now my favorite author is a tie. First, there is Lauren Oliver. I just love her style of writing! And I have read all of her young adult books and loved them. (i.e. Delirium, Before I Fall, etc.). Also, I love Tahereh Mafi. Though she has only written one book so far, I love it.

6. Your favorite place in the world.

My favorite place in the world would have to be my house. I know that is kind of cheating, but I love it. Even when I am on vacations, I can't wait to get back home. I love reading on my front porch, or in my room by my window when it is raining.

7. A place from a book you love or would want to live in. Or both.

Well, considering a good part of the books I read are dystopian, there aren't a lot of choices. I would say though, that Alicante from The Mortal Instruments sounds like such a beautiful place. I would love to visit. ( When it isn't getting attacked by demons)

8. Best celebrity to play a character in your favorite book

Um... I think Nina Dobrev would make a good Cassia from Matched.

9. Favorite book to movie translation Why?

I haven't seen a lot of movie to book translations, because I don't really watch a ton of movies, but I really liked the Hunger Games movie, and of course the books too.

10. Now for the dreaded question: What is your favorite book. And if you can somehow bear to decide: Why?

GAHHH NOOO! I can't possibly choose, I love so many books. Shatter Me, Delirium, City of Bones, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, The Body Finder, Prince of Wolves,gahhhhhhh. If I had to go with one I would have to say.... either.....Delirium or Pandemonium..... Better yet, BOTH. Is that allowed? Eh, I don't care. I'm just a rebel like that! But seriously I love those books, there are so well written! But that is just my opinion now. My favorite book changes alllllllllllll the time.

Go check out her blog! Promise you won't be disappointed! (also: expect a Pandemonium Review....tomorrow afternoon!)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Hunger Games Discussion Saturday: Catching Fire

Hey guys! It's The Hunger Games Discussion Saturday today! And In honor of all the fan hype right now for the set pics (lets enjoy them before they put security over everything like TMI) Here is a spam of set pictures. Enjoy!
For those of you who don't know, The Hunger Games Discussion Saturdays is a weekly meme (hosted by us....it was our first meme EVER) and we basically just discuss The Hunger Games...we will continue to do so until we EXHAUST the topic...that may take a very long time. We have at LEAST until 2015 (Mockingjay part 2 movie release)



I personally like the arena outfits and I think Mags looks perfect! (Look at those capitol trucks!!)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tidbit/Booking Through Thursday

Hello friends! (ha...that sounds oddly cheerful...and it's not such a cheerful day because to me if feels like Friday...but it's not. It's Thursday. And tomorrow I have to run a mile....I don't like miles. —miles as in distance...not the character from the TV show Revolution...I love Charlie's Uncle Miles...omg—)

Well today I seem creatively empty...and I am a left so I sadly cannot do the creativity trick taught to us by the great Scott Westerfeld....so I am stuck. GRATEFULLY....there is this awesome weekly meme called Booking Through Thursday that has some awesome weekly questions for Thursdays. And since it's Thursday I will substitute Tidbit for Booking Through this Thursday.

Here is the question:

If your house was burning down and you could save just one book from your collection … what would it be?
(And, for the purposes of this discussion, we’ll allow series to count as “one” long, multi-volume book.)



If you read my recent guest post you know how much I hate questions asking what your favorite book is...if you look really closely you can see that this is in fact that question wearing a Halloween costume called "save ONE in a fire" (come on Shadowhunters' strip away that glamor ;) )

So I suppose if I have to answer that...I will have to act it out. *leaves to go act out "house is burning down! Quick grab one book/series multi-volume book"*


*pants* Well...after that *pants* fascinating endeavour, I have come to the conclusion that the book/multi-volume book would be:

OK those of you who are frequenters to this blog probably know that the MAX I can narrow things down to is two (unless of course two is the maximum...then it's three) So I've chosen two categories:

CATEGORY 1: most valuable

CATEGORY 2: reflex grab

1: The most valuable would be my signed copy of The Goddess Test because....it's SIGNED...and that's my only signed book (I seriously need to work on my collection!!)

2: Divergent (both book 1 and 2) because I went for that one first (for some reason) because if I were forced to read only the books I took (because they were all that survived) I wouldn't mind reading Divergent again and again because Veronica Roth is my role model :D

Pheww! That was hard. Comment with the book you would grab!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book trailer video for Matched by Ally Condie

Hashtag #GETMATCHED on twitter and lets get the buzz going! Who's excited for REACHED??!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Envelope Bookmarks

Some of you were interested in the envelope bookmarks and here is how mine came out! I love it! It's so simple and one envelope makes four bookmarks! So easy too! Just snip off the corner and it is a bookmark on seconds! I really recommend this!

Quote of the day!

Reading one book is like eating one potato chip.

-Diane Duane

^^you just can't do it! I love this quote!!

Happy Tuesday!


Guest Post!

Hello everyone!

The fabulous owner of this LOVELY blog [http://sillymes.blogspot.com] had us do a guest post! If you would like to read out post check it out here:

The Dreaded Question

Have a super awesome day! (there are a lot of posts here today so make sure you check them all out!)

Dog Earring....My Thoughts

What is wrong in this picture? What is REALLY REALLY WRONG?


This one is what the above makes me want to do! It’s called “Bibliophile bus stop” Yeah… I could say that I would definitely go off on someone for MURDERING a book! Because that is what you are doing to this poor thing!


Dog earring is a horrible offense!

Why do so many Bibliophiles hate dog earring?...Well I couldn’t answer that for you a moment ago…so I just turned to my book and opened it up, reached to the corner of the page, moved to crease the corner, and— STOP! STOP! DON’T DO IT!—I just couldn’t…nothing could bring me to harm or permanently crease the blemish free page. People who do it like it’s nothing..., well you are very strong people…very strong. SHAME ON YOU! But I must confess I am guilty of dog earring as a young kid. I had teachers who did it all the time and I wasn’t taught the TRUE HORROR until a librarian caught me…oh no, never again.


Do you guys dog ear?

If not what kind of bookmark do you use? I have found this really cool new bookmark idea that I am going to make RIGHT now it’s that awesome! All you need is an envelope!

Cool right?


What’s the WEIRDEST bookmark you have used…..what do you use on a daily basis?

Comment any super cool book mark do’s and don’ts if you’ve got ‘em! Love to hear!!


Teaser Tuesday: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Woah! It's Tuesday? It feels like Monday! So I guess that means it's Teaser Tuesday...but wasn't it just Teaser Tuesday yesterday? Oh well....time flies. Before you know if Mari will be back from her vacation (the surprise one) and she will have a review for you (I heard a rumor that it might be of the Divergent or Heist Society variety...but shhh. That's just what I heard. ;) )

Teaser Tuesday's is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to :

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3 . Share 2 "teaser" sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the "teaser".

4. Please avoid spoilers!

What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.


I've seen recently somewhere...possibly tumblr? That says to open you book to page 52 and put sentence 5...so this is sentence 5 of page 52 of What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang:

"We stood there in the stillness of that Sunday morning, a barefooted girl in a T-shirt and faded red pajama pants, water dripping down her chin, a terrible secret in her head."

Happy Monday/Tuesday...whatever day it is! Just make it happy (or not...the choice is yours...Like from that Odd Life of Timothy Green —is that even how they spell green? Or do they spell it "Greene"? I don't know!— movie: "Have the day you have!")


Ohh! I almost forgot! You might have noticed the NaNoWriMo sticker on our sidebar...and if you noticed that then you might have noticed the caption that tells you Mari and I will be participating! So you might see us around on the forums and such. (we are in both the YWP and regular Nano)

Here is my (Kait's) siggie:

Like it? My user name is somewhat obvious...so it might be too easy to find me....hmm. Maybe we would do it as sort of a scavenger hunt...whoever private messages me on NaNoWriMo first (if you can find me...Using only the siggie to locate my whereabouts.....if you can find me....well I don't know what...maybe you could be featured on a guest post or something like that...while that is still in the works...try and find either Mari or I and message us with a Hello...everyone loves hellos.......

Mari's siggie is still in the works, so if all goes smoothly with this test contest than I will post hers and it will be more official....Feel free just to try and find us and say Hi...we won't bite (hard) Happy Tuesday guys!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Bookstore Trip Result

Hello everyone,

I went to the bookstore and I got some of the books you suggested!! As much as I may have wanted to buy every single book I listed, I only got two (holding back!!) 

The two I got was one recommended and one that had been BEGGING me to buy it. I got What's Left of Me by Kat Zheng and Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter 

I would have gotten Crewel because I REALLY want that one but it's not out yet (as well as Mark of Athena but there was no sense buying that because I don't own the first three. So I will get that one from the library.) 

Here are some pictures:


Hey guys!

This is somewhat "unprofessional" but I feel like being a child so:

Someone please talk to me about books! I'm dying! Leave a comment about something book-y and we can have a discussion.

Have an awesomeful day/night!


P.S. This small rant just came to my mind so since I have nothing to do I will post it here: (feel free to ignore my ranting)

Ok so anyone who is a Blogger/Blogspot blogger...do you find it extremely annoying that if you want to "allow comments" you must manually click the button to allow EVERY time you post? Am I the only one who has that problem because I clicked something in the settings or is that something Blogger just does? If it isn't a permanent thing could someone PLEASE tell me so I could change it? (I apologize for some past posts that did not have a comment button because I forget things...and Blogger makes it hard.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

Mari and I vowed at the last award that we would not be accepting anymore awards....but I saw this award button and I COULDN'T resist! So THANK YOU! to Erika over at Living for the Books for giving us this award! So awesome!


  1. Include the blog award logo in your post
  2. Thank the person you nominated
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know about it
  4. Seven random facts about yourself

Seven Random Facts:

  1. When I listen to Taylor Swift...I tend to be the only person I know who LOVES the slow songs...and knows EVERY single note/lyric to it...
  2. I am addicted to this new show, Revolution....and I am only on episode 3!
  3. Mari and I are participating in NaNoWriMo this year...and Mari's book is WOAHHHH....she won't admit it, but it is.
  4. A HUGE reading pet peeve of mine is when a protagonist (particularly female ones...with beautiful hair) get all emotional (particularly angry....) and CHOP OFF ALL THERE HAIR! It drives me crazy because I like their old hair better but my mind keeps teasing me and flipping between character with UN-CHOPPED OFF HAIR and CHOPPED OFF HAIR...and I have a mental image battle....which normally ends with me slamming the book closed (and probably some doors) and storming off.....If only I could slam a door between myself and my brain...because it's really unfair to the poor book...it's my brains fault..why should the book suffer? Maybe it's THE AUTHORS FAULT! MWAHAHA...nah, I'm not going to go into that.
  5. Mari and I brainstorm off each other SOOO WELL...it's amazing really...if you listen to our conversations (the 13 hour ones) we wrote entire book by doing that....
People We've Nominated:

1. Hazel West's Character Purgatory
2.Breath of Books
3. Melissa's Midnight Musings
4.Rotten Apple Reads
5. Pika Pages
6. Insomnia of Books
7. Fuzzy.Coffee.Books
8. Kari's Crowded Bookshelf
9. Independent Paranormal
10. It's A Hardcover Life

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

My trip to the bookstore....you decide:

What book should I read next?
  1. What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  2. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
  3. Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters
  4. Mind Games by Kiersten White
  5. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
  6. Unhowlly by Neal Shusterman
I am heading to the bookstore soon! You guys have any that you think I REALLY should read? (these are all my top ones to-buy at the moment....—not in order— I am really leaning towards Crewel and What's Left of Me...what do you guys think?


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Delirium by Laruen Oliver

Delirium (Delirium, #1)Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Summaries from: goodreads.com

Before scientists found the cure, people thought
love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.


Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe.
I wonder whether the procedure will hurt.
I want to get it over with.
It’s hard to be patient.
It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet.
Still, I worry.
They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness.
The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.


This book was FANTASTIC, our rating:

This book DEFINITELY deserves 5 stars! The plot was EXTREMELY addicting....I mean who would ever have thought to look at love like a disease? It's brilliant! I love the world Lauren built up around Lena, it's realistic and a little bit scary.....
Here are a few things:
What worked:
The chemistry of the society was stunningly crafted and the characters chemistry was perfect as well, and I just LOVEDDD IT! Every plot twist was right on the mark and I want to read it again and again and again. A heart breaking cliff hanger.
What didn't work:
Honestly, there wasn't anything I wouldn't have personally changed. I know that I have that problem when I read books sometimes my little writer mind starts correcting things or making little flaws totally obvious, but for this book it didn't turn on that part of my brain at all. I just loved it, living with the character and wearing her emotions like my own. There wasn't a moment where I said "Really? Stop being so dramatic!" no...none of that. It was perfection :D.

What do I think you should do? I think you should DROP EVERYTHING NOW and go pick up/purchase/borrow this book now because its AMAZING.

Just let it be known....I LOVE ALEX SO MUCH! I thought his character development is the BEST of a love interest that I've read. (except maybe Shatter Me..)

*SPOILER-Y DISCUSSION* If you guys want to have a spoiler-y discussion, PLEASE, leave a comment and I will MORE than be happy to engage in one with you.

Teaser Tuesday: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Hey guys! You know what makes blogging REALLY hard? NaNoWriMo. So during the month of November...Mari and I will be posting little bits of our novels here and there for your enjoyment. That way, we can work on NaNoWriMo and keep y'all informed (and not to mention letting you know we are still alive!) On another note, here is my teaser for this tuesday.

It's Teaser Tuesday. Woo.

Teaser Tuesday's is a weekly meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading and asks you to :

1. Grab your current read

2. Open to a random page

3 . Share 2 "teaser" sentences also citing the title of the book and the author and in that way people can have great recommendations if they like the "teaser".

4. Please avoid spoilers!

So yes, I gave in and went searching my library for Pandemonium...because waiting until Friday was killing me so I thought I'd check it out. Well turns out they had JUST gotten a copy and it wasn't even wrapped in that protective plastic stuff yet, so I would be the FIRST person to read it, which makes me SOO happy. Here's my teaser:

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.


"I was kidnapped," I say, and now the words bubble out of me. i need to tell Tack and Raven; they'll understand, they'll be able to explain and make sense of everything.

Thats it! Stay tuned for my Delirium review!

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