Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday Post #121



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Literary Nails: Heartless by Marissa Meyer



So, this nail art happened accidentally, believe it or not. It all started when I bought a Supernatural nail polish...



Me just being my old Supernatural fangirl self...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Silent Night 3 (Silent Night #3, Fear Street Super Chiller #11) by R.L. Stine

Silent Night 3 (Fear Street Superchiller, #11)
Title: Silent Night 3

Series: Silent Night #3 | Fear Street Super Chiller #11

Previous books in this series: Silent Night | Silent Night 2

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1997

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback, Collector's Edition

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Synopsis:

Rich, snobby Reva Dalby wants a little fame or Christmas. And since her daddy owns Dalby's Department Store, she can have whatever she wants. Someone else will always pay. Except this year Reva goes too far. Now someone is watching her. When she's sleeping, and when she's awake--until she's dead.

My rating: ★★★★☆

'Tis the season... to die.

Reva is back from college on winter break and someone is out to kill Reva... again. But can you blame them? After everything that happened to Reva in the last two books, she is still treating people like sh*t. Yes, even her cousin Pam *shakes head* Reva is still up to her horrible little jokes that end up hurting people, but for whatever reason, she gets a kick out of it. Now people around her are dropping dead, and Reva is probably next. She thinks she can get anything she want, and will lie to get it, and as previously mentioned, even hurt people along the way. Her own freaking cousin! All the people she has crossed, it’s no wonder someone is always out to get her on a constant basis. This girl... she just doesn’t learn her goddamn lesson, does she? I guess someone’s gonna have to refresh Reva’s memory... again.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review: Silent Night 2 (Silent Night #2, Fear Street Super Chiller #5) by R.L. Stine

Title: Silent Night 2

Series: Silent Night #2 | Fear Street Super Chiller #5

Previous book in this series: Silent Night

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: December 1993

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback, Collector's Edition

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Synopsis:

Sure, she promised to be nicer after last year's horrors. But a rich, spoiled girl like Reva Dalby always things she can have anything—or anyone—she wants, and never, never pay.

But now it's payback time. Someone is out to kidnap Reva.

This year, Santa is bringing Reva a little holiday fear. And just around the corner is the biggest, most gruesome Christmas present of all—murder. And it's all hers!

My rating: ★★★★★

Jingle bells... Santa kills!

Oh Reva... you’d think that after what happened in the last book—the awful scares, her own cousin turning against her, almost getting killed—Reva would’ve learned her lesson and at least try to be a better person, just like she had promised. But did she?

pfft, no

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Review: Silent Night (Silent Night #1, Fear Street Super Chiller #2) by R.L. Stine

Silent Night (Fear Street Super Chiller, #2)
Title: Silent Night

Series: Silent Night #1 | Fear Street Super Chiller #2

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: November 1991

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback, Collector's Edition

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Synopsis:

Don’t open that present!

If only Reva Dalby had listened to that warning.

But beautiful, cold Reva won’t listen to anyone. Reva thinks she can have whatever—and whoever—she wants. After all, her daddy owns Dalby Department Stores.

Now, someone has some surprises instore for her. Robbery? Terror? Even murder? Someone wants to treat Reva to a holiday she’ll never forget.

Holiday cheer quickly turns to holiday chills for Reva. Someone is stalking her, someone is trying to get to her.

Her money can’t help her. No one can.

After all, who can you turn to when murder comes gift-wrapped?

My rating: ★★★★★

Happy holidays—you're dead!

Oh snobby, rich girl Reva Dalby. Just because her daddy owns the chain of Dalby Department stores, she thinks she’s above everyone else, treating them all like sh*t. Even her own cousin Pam. She’s definitely earned the wrath of many people with her actions. One of those people has decided to take revenge on the spoiled brat. But what starts off as pranks, soon turn more sinister. More deadly. Horrifying things keep happening to Reva. Someone is trying to scare her and it’s working. But would they go as far as to actually kill her? Poor little rich girl Reva will have to learn her lesson the bad way, before she gets dead.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Review: Who Killed the Homecoming Queen? (Fear Street #48) by R.L. Stine

Who Killed the Homecoming Queen? (Fear Street, #48)
Title: Who Killed the Homecoming Queen?

Series: Fear Street #48 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: September 1997

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Tania is having the best year of her life. She has a hot new boyfriend, she landed the starring role in a student film, and she's just been voted homecoming queen. But someone is jealous of Tania. Someone plans to ruin her perfect year--even if Tania must be killed. Will Tania live to see the homecoming dance?

My rating: ★★★★☆

And the new queen is... dead!

Tania has just been voted Homecoming Queen and is having the time of her life! Now her friend Keith has asked her to star in his movie Who Killed the Homecoming Queen? because who else would be perfect in the role? But not all things are lollipops and candy canes for this Homecoming Queen. (Hold on, I got a Supernatural gif for that ;) hehe)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sunday Post #120: So Many Giveaways



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Lights Out (Fear Street #12) by R.L. Stine

Lights Out (Fear Street, #12)
Title: Lights Out

Series: Fear Street #12 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: July 1991

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Who killed the counselor?

“I could kill you!” screamed Geri Marcus.

Could she? Would she? something is very wrong at Camp Nightwing, and junior counselor Holly Flynn is determined to solve the mystery before it destroys the camp!

The trouble begins with frightening acts of vandalism. After each, a red feather is left behind—signature of the culprit.

Suddenly, one of the counselors is dead. “An accident,” say the police. But Holly knows better—and she knows she’s next. Holly can’t trust anyone now, not even her best friend, as she stalks the camp killer—and hopes that it soon won’t be “lights out” for her!

My rating: ★★★★☆

It all happens in the dark...

I really liked the mystery in Lights Out! The plot twist at the end—the person behind everything—actually surprised me! Everything started off with vandalism in the camp, but then it escalated quickly to murder. Dun, dun, DUN!

what?!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review: Party Summer (Fear Street Super Chiller #1) by R.L. Stine

Party Summer  (Fear Street Super Chiller, #1)
Title: Party Summer

Series: Fear Street Super Chiller #1 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: Simon Pulse

Published by: May 1991

Source: Own Paperback

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Synopsis:

Cari Taylor and her three friends are looking forward to a “party summer,” working at The Howling Wolf Inn, an old hotel on a tiny island off Cape Cod. But to their dismay, the hotel is completely deserted, and someone warns them to leave immediately.

But the mysterious owner, Simon Fear III, allows Cari and her friends to stay, giving them the run of the hotel. The four teenagers are thrilled...until Simon Fear is murdered. Cari and her horrified friends want out—but they can’t escape! They’re trapped on the island. And that’s when the “party” begins...

My rating: ★★★★☆

There's no vacation from the terrors of Fear Street!

I really, really liked Party Summer! My favorite part about this was that there were actual Fears in this book! I mean, our main character, Cari, lives on Fear Street, but we get Simon Fear III, great nephew of THE Simon Fear!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: Sunburn (Fear Street #19) by R.L. Stine

Sunburn (Fear Street, #19)
Title: Sunburn

Series: Fear Street #19 (Can be read as a standalone)

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1993

Published by: Simon Pulse

Source: Own paperback, Collector's Edition

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Synopsis:

You could get burned...

The perfect suntan. Soaking up the rays. Fun on the beach. That’s what Claudia Walker had in mind when she accepted her friend Marla’s invitation to spend the weekend at her cliffside beach house. Little did she know that horrible accidents—fatal accidents—would occur on the beach and in the house.

But Claudia knows they’re not “accidents.” She’s sure somebody is out to get them…out to kill them. The week of “fun in the sun” has turned dark and deadly!

My rating: ★★★★★

The perfect tan... or the perfect murder?

Claudia is invited to go on vacation with some friends from a camp she went to the previous summer. Claudia thought she was going to have the time of her life, just her and her friends alone, enjoying the seaside mansion with a private beach all to themselves. Just summer fun, right?

WRONG

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Post #119: So Much Strange, So Much Sass



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Review - The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Author: Marie Kondō

Publication date: October 2014

Published by: Ten Speed Press

Source: Library book

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Synopsis:

Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you'll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo's clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house "spark joy" (and which don't), this international best seller featuring Tokyo's newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home - and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I just want to thank Angie @ Pinkindle because she is the reason I found this book!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly

Seriously Wicked (Seriously Wicked, #1)
Title: Seriously Wicked

Series: Seriously Wicked #1

Author: Tina Connolly

Publication date: May 2015

Published by: Tor Teen

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

The only thing worse than being a witch is living with one.

Camellia’s adopted mother wants Cam to grow up to be just like her. Problem is, Mom’s a seriously wicked witch.

Cam’s used to stopping the witch’s crazy schemes for world domination. But when the witch summons a demon, he gets loose—and into Devon, the cute new boy at school.

Now Cam’s suddenly got bigger problems than passing Algebra. Her friends are getting zombiefied. Their dragon is tired of hiding in the RV garage. For being a shy boy-band boy, Devon is sure kissing a bunch of girls. And a phoenix hidden in the school is going to explode on the night of the Halloween Dance.

To stop the demon before he destroys Devon’s soul, Cam might have to try a spell of her own. But if she’s willing to work spells like the witch...will that mean she’s wicked too?

My rating: ★★★★☆

Seriously Wicked was a fun, light-hearted, cute, quirky read with a good dose of magic thrown in! And you all know how much I love me some magical, witchy reads! I loved this book’s take on witches—the whole magical aspect was really cool and well explained. Plus, it has a super cute cover that is actually what caught my attention in the first place!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Review: Fairy Bad Day by Amanda Ashby

Fairy Bad Day
Title: Fairy Bad Day

Author: Amanda Ashby

Publication date: June 2011

Published by: Speak

Source: Own Paperback

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Synopsis:

While most students at Burtonwood Academy get to kill demons and goblins, fifteen-year-old Emma gets to rid the world of little annoying fairies with glittery wings and a hipster fashion sense. She was destined to be a dragon slayer, but cute and charming Curtis stole her spot. Then she sees a giant killer fairy and it's invisible to everyone but her! If Emma has any chance of stopping this evil fairy, she's going to need help. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Curtis. And now, not only has he stolen her dragon-slayer spot, but maybe her heart as well! Why does she think it's going to be a fairy bad day?

My rating: ★★★★★

I LOVED this book! In fact, I’ve read twice! And I loved it just as much as the first time around! I really liked the concept—it was very different and quite interesting. Fairy Bad Day actually takes place in the same world as Zombie Queen of Newbury High, another Amanda Ashby book that I absolutely loved! I just really love this world, and I also love my Easter Eggs :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Review: Spookygirl by Jill Baguchinsky

Spookygirl
Title: Spookygirl

Author: Jill Baguchinsky

Publication date: August 2012

Published by: Dutton Juvenile

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

Violet Addison can chat with the dead, but what really frightens her is starting her sophomore year at a new school. Still reeling from the loss of her mother, Violet is about find herself in the company of ghosts . . . both playful and deadly evil. Standing at the threshold to an unseen world with newfound friends at her side, only Violet can uncover the truth behind her mother’s death and save the family business--paranormal investigation.

My rating: ★★★★☆

I love a good “I see dead people” sort of ghost story—I just love them! And Spookygirl... it was fantastic!

"Show school spirit? No thanks. I had enough school spirits to deal with already."
--Violet

Changing Channels xD

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Post #118: Building Coasters...



Welcome to The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer, where I talk about what is going on in life and the blog, and show you all the bookish things I got that week!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Book Blitz -- Guest Post + Giveaway: Life is but a Nightmare (Elysium Legacies #2) by Erin Hayes



I haven't done a Blitz in a while, but I decided to break that streak with a Greek mythology read! I read the first book in this series, way back when I didn't even know there was going to be a sequel, and absolutely loved it! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of this book! It sounds amazing!



Anyway, today we've got a guest post from the author and a giveaway!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Visions (Mystical Encounters #1) by Kimberly Readnour

Visions (The Mystical Encounter #1)
Title: Visions

Series: Mystical Encounters #1

Author: Kimberly Readnour

Publication date: December 2014

Published by: Kimberly Readnour

Source: Amazon Freebie

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Synopsis:

Having clairvoyance isn’t easy...

After moving to a new town, Heather Reiner struggles to keep her psychic abilities a secret and establish a sense of normalcy…at least for her overprotective mother’s sake.

But when Heather starts having terrifying visions of a missing boy, she can’t simply ignore them. This time she feels an inexplicable pull to solve the crime, and slowly begins to believe that her supernatural gifts could actually help others.

After meeting Barry, the cute boy next door, Heather uncovers a few interesting facts that might help unravel the mystery. She wants his help, but getting Barry involved also means exposing her “gifts” and potentially putting both their lives in danger.

Because if she’s not careful, these terrifying visions might be driving Heather straight into the killer’s lair.

My rating: ★★★★★

I love mysteries, you probably know that. What I love even more are mysteries with a supernatural touch to them, which is what Visions was. It was just amazing! I really loved this book! Plus it was an Amazon freebie when I got it!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review: Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis

Whisper
Title: Whisper

Author: Phoebe Kitanidis

Publication date: April 2010

Published by: Balzer + Bray

Source: Own paperback

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Synopsis:

Joy is used to hearing Whispers—to walking down the street and instantly knowing people's deepest, darkest desires. She uses this talent for good, to make people happy and give them what they want. But for her older sister, Jessica, the family gift is a curse, and she uses it to make people's lives—especially Joy's—miserable. Still, when Joy hears a mysterious and frightening Whisper from Jessica's mind, she knows she has to save her sister, even if it means running away with a boy she barely knows—a boy who may have a dark secret of his own.

My rating: ★★★★☆

Whisper was very interesting. You see, all of the females in Joy’s family have the ability to “Listen,” AKA read minds. Joy’s mother taught her to make the best of it and use it to make others happy. But Joy’s sister Jessica... she’s another story. She is very bitter about this ability and Joy doesn’t understand why. Until Joy starts to slowly see for herself why Jessica is the way she is first hand. Joy’s power is changing and she doesn’t know how to deal with it—she’s slowly becoming an outcast herself. Even worse, Jessica has had enough of her family and this awful (to her) ability she never wanted, so she runs away. Shortly after, Joy starts to get this strong feeling that Jessica is in trouble and she is the only one who can help her. Luckily for Joy, Jaime, a boy she barely knows, is willing to help her out on this mission.
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