“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, June 28, 2012

Sidebar Polls (updated!)

We've updated our polls on the side and they are now hosting new questions. Check them out! The are on the bottom right before Kait's goodreads feed and below the "Our Most Respected Heroines" stickers.

Go check them out!

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Poll (our weekly memes)

Here is the link to the poll: http://www.goodreads.com/poll/show/67884-what-memes-do-you-like-the-most-that-are-original-to-2-b-read

(the widget that goodreads turns the poll into was not working so I'm forced to just use the link, sorry about that)
Here are some questions for after you answer the poll: Do you guys like the banners we have for these? Or should we make new ones. Maybe you like the banner but not the colors? Thanks for helping us out, we want to make this as nice as possible and your input is greatly appriciated. Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Here are the banners we currently have for these:



TIDBIT THURSDAY: Dating A Paranormal



We tell you all about our fav's (music/books/books into movies) and you tell us yours. a weekly meme hosted by US here at 2 B Read. Leave your tidbit in the comments!


Okay so if you could date any kind of paranormal what would it be? And why?










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Kait

Can I date them ALL! Please?!

Hmmm......Well it wouldn't be a banshee because...Ok maybe...because I just realized that the Male Banshee's don't scream..:) So that's one of them....but top of the list is a WEREWOLF because....well everything amazing is Werewolf. I can't describe it with words...only feelings..(and I'm pretty sure you guys don't want to see another LOAD of gifs...and I don't really want to go get them) so lets just say, if you've read a Werewolf book (say, Raised By Wolves or Nightshade) then you know what I'm talking about. Then I think I would date a deamon hunter....like Zev from Every Other Day....or Jace from City of Bones.

is that all I can think of?....Yeah that's all I can think of...but if given a choice I would date (100%) a Werewolf.



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Mari

ALPHA WEREWOLF ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!! My goodness so much hotness..... I'm overwhelmed omg omg omg omg!! Now I will organize my thoughts:
OK so whats hotter than a man with an animal side to him!! Plus he'd get along with my Huskys!! :p LOL So anyway also they could like take you through romantic walks through the forest and protect you and AHHH SO FLIPPIN' AMAZING!! Ok plus they are just so strong and if they could change ME into a werewolf I would be SOOOO happy!!!!! Because I would love to be a werewolf!!!!!! SOO MUCH!
<3 Mari
P.s they look really good without a shirt (JACOB)

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Rach

I think I would date a...hmm...MERMAN!!! I've kinda become obbsessed with mermaids over the past couple of days. I mean, who wouldn't want a boyfriend who's wet and shirtless all the time??? I know I would. Plus, they can breathe underwater!!!! I mean I love the ocean SOOOOO much and how awesome would it be to have a boyfriend who live IN the ocean. And what if he could bring you to the mermaid kingdom and just...OMG!!!! I just really love mermaids :)



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Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (better blurb)

hey guys, so Ally just released a more in depth summary/blurb than goodreads had. So here is is:




Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
Summary from allycarter.com/blog

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.

I take back what I said before.....there will ABSOLUTELY be another hiest plan in this...I AM SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games by Keirsten White
Summary from: goodreads.com

In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.

Expected Publication Date: February 19th 2013

I'm really excited for this...looks so good! even with the minimal summary.........

HOW ABOUT THAT COVER...I mean...WOW....WoW..haha..get it? Waiting on Wednesday....WoW....WOW look at that cover!...no?...yeah ok that was bad.



Goddess Interupped by Aimee Carter

Hey guys it's Mari here and we have one announcement WE LOVE WHEN YOU GUYS COMMENT!! It makes us so happy and makes us feel like our blog is worth the time!!!! OK so here we go I'm gonna review Goddess Interuppted!!!!!! 


Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
summary from goodreads.com

KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.

BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.


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First off we should rate it:
Our rating System

Yeah another 6!!! WOOT WOOT! This is amazing and I really was worried in the beginning because it starts off when Henry was abducted by Cronus... So, I was worried it would be kind of like the second book of the nightshade series.... one of your favorite characters wasn't going to be in the whole story that's why it wasn't my favorite book in the nightshade series but that's a tale for another day....
ANYWAYS the writing style only gets better if that's what you are all concerned about here I'll get an excerpt for you:
"I'd nearly died in my attemps to save Henry from fading; I wasn't going to walk away from him because of the possibility I may not like the underworld."  Amazing!! This line is in the beginning and it really captures me. This book is really great for you if you enjoy Greek mythology it puts a beautiful spin on it for example vanilla ice cream is to greek mythology as chocolate syrup is to the twist Aimee Carter puts on Greek mythology in The Goddess Test series. It truly is a beautiful thing to appreciate.  So once you read the first book you're all like,"Wow what could happen next??"
Then you open up Goddess Interruppted any you go,"WOWZA I sooo didn't see THAT happening!!
So, if you AREN'T into Greek Mythology this is the tale of Persephone for you retold by moi.

So, Hades once fell deeply and passoinately in love with Persephone a beautiful goddess.  But, she didn't love him so he kidnapped her, and as the tale says but Persephone didn't know if you eat in the underworld you can't leave until you have Hades permission.  But Hades tricks Persephone into eating 6 pomegranite seeds.  But alas Persephone is miserable in the underworld, so she only has to stay in the underworld for 6 months.....

Hope you enjoyed that.....
So anyways this is how it kind of is twisted up (gorgeuosly) in this series:

So, Persephone's mother set-up an arranged marriage of Hades(Henry) and Persephone.  But, it didn't work out well and if Hades didn't have a queen he would fade.  So, Persephone's mother feeling bad for it not working out and she didn't want him to fade so they decided to start up something called the Goddess Test and this is where Hades (Henry) finds a girl that he thinks would be good at being his queen.  But many girls have already failed.  Until he finds Kate, she is beautiful and kind and pretty awesome......

So, you see how AWESOME the twists are!!!!!!!!!

OK so this was all spoiler free but I'm gonna start the spoiler convo so you're gonna wanna highlight between the brackets so that no skimmers read this by accident.....
{So, this book is amazing.  We went over this but, let's go over what MAKES it awesome!  It's great because while Kate is going through problems as in needing to escape Cronus or having to find pERSEPHONE SHE IS GOING THROUGH PROBLEMS LIKE FEELING that Henry doesn' love her or  tthat she is only a back-up for Persephone becasue SHE IS HER SISTER! So, she also has to go through feeling goulty for the impending war!! And there's alos the worry that  Henry might die and her new family of Olimyian's!  And then when she saw Henry kiss PERSEPHONE I WAS CRYING I PRERSONALLY DON'T LKE PERSEPHONE. I love Adonis though... JuST kIDDING!  bUT. i REALLY want to know more about Adonis so if anyone knows anything about him from Greek mths comment to mea about it !!! So I was also going insane when I found outava or Caliope because Ava says she didn't mean to but Calliope says she know all about it and I think Ava was lying because she seems really upset about Nicolas t the end that Calliope mad eKate PREGNATN! i DIED!! aLOS, i DON'T KNOW TO BELIVE IF it was Ava that made it happen or if Calliope is telling the truth when she says that Aca knew about the plan.  I feel like Ava knew though because I son't know..she seemed desperate to have Nicholas back but .....}So here this is ***Spoiler alert but I'm not going to put it in brackets...
god Chart from The Series
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Zeus.............................................................Walter
Hera............................................................. Calliope
Poseiden...................................................... Phillip
Demeter...................................................... Diana
Hades.......................................................... Henry
Hestia.......................................................... Sophia
Ares............................................................Dylan
Aphrodite....................................................Ava
Hermes....................................................... James
Athena........................................................ Irene
Apollo......................................................... Theo
Artemis....................................................... Ella
Hepheastus.................................................. Nicholas
Dionysus..................................................... Xander


If you read the books then comment and tell me how you knew some of them were who they were...
I know some..
EX. I knew Phillip was Poseidon because Poseidon created the horse and Phillip was in charge of the stables with horses... Get it???

Ok ******* END OF SPOILERS**********

OK signing off...





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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Everbound by Brodi Ashton


Again...I guess I'm kind of on a new cover release craze!

This is the one that excited me most:

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Everbound by Brodi Ashton
summary from goodreads.com
Expected publication: January 22nd, 2013

Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice. All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one. Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to The Heart of The Everneath.








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This Description sounds like its going to be just.....indescribable, I can't say enough about it.

But enough about that...lets get to the stuff that really matters:

Look at that cover! Is that not STUNNING! I am stunned. It's utterly perfect. Everything I wanted it to be......cover rating: 10/10. This is the best cover/news I have seen/heard in the past YEAR! (except maybe The Host movie...) I am SOOO pumped to review this one......Do I perhaps see an ARC in our future? I'm gonna look into that.

When I found this cover:

Only....without the sad faces.....replace those with "OMG I CAN"T BELIEVE THIS OR CONTROL MYSELF....I'M JUST GOING TO FLING MYSELF AROUND LIKE A MAD PERSON" kind of faces....













 like Louis (lol)


Sorry for spamming you guys with LOTS of gifs...but this is litterary what I did for porbably 10 mins...............well I guess that's fangirling for you.

ExpeJanuary 22nd 2013 can't come FAST enough!






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Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

ok so this is kind of a Waiting on Wednesday? Even though I already have one for tomorrow...and this is tuesday, well it's Wednesday somewhere right? Ok so I am SOOO thrilled to have found that not only has the cover and title been release but also the BLURB/SUMMARY!!! AHHHHHH! so here it is:

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
summary from goodreads.com
Expected Publication: February 5th, 2013

Kat is a girl who is used to getting—or stealing—everything she wants. But telling the truth to the boy she likes? Now that's a cat of a different color.

When Kat's on-again off-again boyfriend, Hale, suddenly inherits his family's billion dollar company, Kat gets a tip-off that the will is a fake. Trapped between a rock and a hard place, how can she tell Hale that he might be living a lie?

Critics and fans alike have fallen for Heist Society (no conning necessary). With more mystery, non-stop action, romance and humor, this third novel in the hit series is just as irresistible.





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I LOVE THAT HALE IS THE PERSON IN THE GLASSES! I LOVE that the cover is like "shhhhhhh" a secret Kat knows but Hale doesn't....I don't know how I feel about the model though, she doesn't look the same as the other ones : ( <----- sad face. My only question....what kind of thief-y thing will they do this time? No ones in trouble, no one needs anything stolen....whats the plan of action!?! YAY can't wait for February 5th, 2013! Also, I WANT MORE HALE!! (looks like I'm gonna get it too.......What is Hale's real name? I NEED to know! What if I don't like it?)

Happy early Wednesday!




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Goddess Inturrepted by Aimee Carter RANDOM POST!

OK so I came up with a great idea! So every once in a while I might do a random post that's not a review or a meme or anything we usually do it'll be a random exciting change in tempo!

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.

BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE'LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry's first wife, Persephone.


Yeah so I finished this AMAZING book today and I'll work on a review on it soon.


Soooo my mission for today is 1. describe the book in one word and why? 2. Describe why you think each book has it's title....


1.    Captivating- Everything in this book is CAPTIVATING. ***HIGHLIGHT BRACKETS TO READ. {I was amazed when I found out Calliope was bringing Cronus back OMG! And Henry captivated my heart completely!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE HIM! And then when they went to find Persephone I was like freaking out I was like:

Another time that captivated me completely but I was in tears was when Kate was arguing with Henry but only because she thought Henry didn't love her and I was crying:

AND WHEN AVA BROUGHT KATE TO CALLIOPE BECAUSE KATE WAS... pregnant!!!!!!

Yup captivating!!!!!!!!!


2. TITLE'S!!!
The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1) The Goddess Test: DUH she takes the test to see if she is good enough for the role of queen of the underworld

****The following CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILER'S!!!****

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)









Goddess Interrupted: This one has two different ones.  One is that she was being crowned queen of the underworld and it was interruppted by Cronus coming in and trying to kill her.

Nocover-blank-133x176Goddess Inheritance: This book hasn't come out yet but.... It's probably called Goddess Inheritance because she is having the baby so it's going to inherit her powers maybe I don't know???




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Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (better review)

I feel like now that I have had time to think about this book (and *SPOILER*settle some of my heart break) I can write a better review, so here it is:




Taken By Storm by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Summary from goodreads.com

Bryn knows first-hand that being the alpha of a werewolf pack means making hard decisions, and that being human makes things a thousand times worse. She's prepared to give up her humanity, but the wolf who promised to Change her is waiting - though for what, Bryn doesn't know. Still human, she must take her place in the werewolf Senate, the precarious democracy that rules the North American packs. Standing side by side with werewolves who were ancient long before she was ever born is enough of a challenge, but Bryn soon learns that the Senate has been called to deal with a problem: the kind of problem that involves human bodies, a Rabid werewolf, and memories that Bryn, Chase, and the rest of their pack would rather forget. With bodies stacking up and political pressure closing in from all sides, Bryn and her pack are going to have to turn to old enemies and even older friends for help - especially when it starts to look like this time, the monster might be one of their own.
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As some of you may know we received a giveaway of this book from Jen (since there were no ARC's) before it came out.... (here are pictures:









I had written a review on it previously, but because I was still heartbroken over it (and we weren't using our new system yet) I am writing a revised one. So here it is....................





This book receives a SPECIAL 6 stars from us:


This book gets 6 stars because Jennifer is such an amazing writer. Seriously pick up any and all of her books, you won't be let down/embarrassed/sorry. At all. This book is so gripping. Bryn is always so funny and a true heroine. She is human, yet she is as strong as a Were....she was always meant to be one. I recommend this book to anyone who has a thing for Werewolf books, honestly it's the best YA Werewolf book out there. The covers of these books are spot on and beautiful. I LOVE them....each one tells a story. 1. Taken By Storm cover has rain in the background, Trial By Fire has fire in the background, etc 2.There is a moon in every single one. 3. Raised By Wolves the model ("Bryn") is facing away from you, Trial By Fire she is ruined around a little more, and Taken By Storm is Bryn facing you. This represents her character development and I really love that about the covers.

I believe Bryn is so strong....she really is and she is one of my most respected Heroines.

In honor of that I made this "Team Bryn" sticker: ----------------------------->

I also made her a leader in My Literary Heroine Dream Team (along with Katniss....although I don't know how well that combo would work...but I'm sure they could work it out)

In this book, you won't be able to get off the edge of your seat. There is no moment of relaxation. You're constantly trying to untangle the mystery that Shay has woven for her this time. It is defiantly worthy of the 6 stars and I would recommend it to anybody especially if you started the Raised By Wolves Trilogy, you must finish.



There has been some question on if there is a fourth book or not, for the answer and my opinion on Jen's announcement look at the Kind of a Waiting on Wednesday Letdown: Taken By Storm post.

Now for the Spoiler-y discussion!! (and there are some things here that are not covered up so just scroll down and try not to look ; ) it is very prominent when the spoilers are over)

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This is a spoiler zone. Highlight between the brackets to read. This is in attempt to keep skimmers from accidentally reading some fatal information.

{ One of the things I most valued from this book is that it's always been about Bryn. Callum has always set up his future to benefit her, always her best interest in mind. Because he loves Bryn and what people (and Bryn) might think or say is not true, Callum does in fact care about Bryn (just like Sora said.) This thought is very concluding for me...so in a way, even though Bryn is utterly unforgiving towards Callum by the end, it's good to know.






There is something I was thinking about, is it crazy that it’s the same plot to start the series and the same to finish? I don’t know….I used to think it was CRAZY that Wilson could come back, torture Maddy, and try to do what he set out to do to Bryn…..but now I’m not sure….it’s definitely a connection that is unmistakable and a beautiful way to close a series…
When Bryn was attacked by Wilson and he came SOO close to snapping at her neck and she thought, "well it's ok if he bites me because then I'll become a wolf, ooh but I don't want that because I'll think like him!" (something along the lines of that, that is not a quote but you get my point) I wonder if Wilson had changed her..how that would have gone down. What made me smile was the fact that Callum was so angered over the fact that Wilson bit her. He's all surprised and angry and about to cry, how often does one see Callum in that state?

Jumping topics here, I don’t know how I feel about the fact that Chase already knew about Bryn's decision to become a wolf……Its a mixture of happiness and sadness…at the same time. He knows her too well. Happiness because Chase is so close to her and he can read her so easily. But sad because he's gone....and will never see her wolf. About that......................

my heart was breaking into a million pieces, like shay had just reached into MY chest and pulled out MY heart. Which I would much rather of happened if it meant Chase wouldn’t die….How could Jen DO that to me? There were tears shed..... }

THE FOLLOWING ARE HUGE SPOILERS.....AND ALSO MOVING PICTURES AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO HIDE THEM SO JUST PLEASE IGNORE THEM!(only read the following if you have read Taken By Storm)

So I read it and looked up....there might have been a gasp in there too...








there was a lot of this going on:















Then I went into a phase of denial....







highlight between brackets again to read SPOILERS
I that was pretty much my reaction....




The thing is...I was pretty na├»ve..... I put aside Callums comment about "I'm sorry for what may or may not happen." and when the time came for Chase to die, I swear I did NOT see it coming. (like Bryn……thinking about other things because there were a million of them going on at once.) Did any of you think Jen would really do it? Cause I'm sitting there thinking "ooh she won't really do that, she's just making us worried...the real stuff has nothing to do with Chase!" So....I forgot about it....and when Chase died, it came flying back at me.....like a ton of bricks.

Over all the book was amazing....and I just loved every inch of it...When I was reading I was bouncing around because I knew I had such a LOVE for these characters (really I think they are the bunch that I love being with the most) that I was so happy to read them again, but in a new book (because it's so different then reading the books over and over)

About the ending and Bryn's wolf....you can also find my thoughts on that here: Kind of a Waiting on Wednesday Letdown: Taken By Storm }








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So definitely read this book. It's worth everything.

Also really go check out this post: Kind of a Waiting on Wednesday Letdown: Taken By Storm




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