Here is a list of books that I read in 2011. I like to list them so I remember what books I've read and also which sequels I need to look out for! I have all my reviews on my goodreads which is basically a social networking site for bookworms like myself =). Hopefully this gives a little inspiration for those of you looking to find new reading material. Happy reading!

1.) Incarceron (Incarceron 1) by Catherine Fisher
2.) Sapphique (Incarceron 2) by Catherine Fisher
3.) The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine 1) by Bree Despain
4.) The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine 2) by Bree Despain
5.) I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (the Lorien Legacies series)
6.) Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush 1) by Becca Fitzpatrick
7.) Crescendo (Hush, Hush 2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
8.) Matched (Matched 1) by Ally Condie
9.) City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments 4) by Cassandra Clare
10.) Where She Went (the sequel to "If I Stay" by Gayle Forman)
11.) Hex Hall (Hex Hall 1) by Rachel Hawkins
12.) The Survivors by Amanda Havard
13.) Demonglass (Hex Hall 2) by Rachel Hawkins
14.) Unearthly (Unearthly 1) by Cynthia Hand
15.) Divergent (first in the "Divergent" series) by Veronica Roth
16.) Eternal Eden (Eden series 1) by Nicole Williams
17.) Ethereal (Celestra series 1) by Addison Moore
18.) Tremble (Celestra series 2) by Addison Moore
19.) Passion (Fallen Series 3) by Lauren Kate
20.) Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
21.) Uglies (Uglies 1) by Scott Westerfeld
22.) Pretties (Uglies 2) by Scott Westerfeld
23.) Burn (Celestra series 3) by Addison Moore
24.) Fallen Eden (Eden series 2) by Nicole Williams
25.) Specials (Uglies 3) by Scott Westerfeld
26.) Extras (an Uglies novel) by Scott Westerfeld
27.) Dream Dark (a Caster Chronicles short) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
28.) Willow by Julia Hoban
29.) Wicked (Celestra series 4) by Addison Moore
30.) United Eden (Eden series 3) by Nicole Williams
31.) Silence (Hush, Hush 3) by Becca Fitzpatrick
32.) Significance (Significance 1) by Shelly Crane
33.) Accordance (Significance 1) by Shelly Crane
34.) Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles book 3) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
35.) Crossed (Matched 2) by Ally Condie
36.) Devour (Devour 1) by Shelly Crane
37.) Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves 1) by Tammy Blackwell (the sequel is my 1st book of 2012)
38.) Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
39.) Flat-out Love by Jessica Park
40.) Providence (Providence 1) by Jamie McGuire
41.) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
42.) Requiem (Providence 2) by Jamie McGuire

This might seem like a long list but all of these books are easy reads and good portion of them were short books on the kindle. I really enjoyed them all and hope that you will too!!

PROVIDENCE. (12/08/11)

Providence (Providence #1)Providence by Jamie McGuire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

LOVED this book. I read so many romance books but I never get tired of all the lovey dovey stuff. I enjoyed this book because it had a sense of mystery to it so it wasn't just your typical romance. There's a lot of heartbreak though and I think at times it was a bit much but I can (sort of...) understand that type of love. I know extreme people like that lol. Anyway, Jared??? WANT. That is all.

FLAT-OUT LOVE. (11/26/11)

Flat-Out LoveFlat-Out Love by Jessica Park

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book. It had mystery, intrigue, romance, drama... definitely all the things I love to read about. At first I was very confused at what was happening with all the characters. I admit that I did not see that ending coming although I did notice the subtle hints here and there which made me arrive at the wrong but some-what close conclusion. I was quite happy with the end because I really loved Matty and Julie and how they interacted with each other. Of course the elusive Finn was also quite interesting but it's always nice to have it all in one nicely put together package. This is a good book for people interested in psychology as well as true love. Great read!!


Beautiful DisasterBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW this book was addicting! It is so dysfunctional and destructive; I LOVED IT! I liked the idea of a love story that isn't all "I love you, let's be together and stay together forever!" This book has really complex characters that have different back stories as to why they are the way they are. I enjoyed all the fighting going on because it made everything more interesting and scandalous! Abby and Travis are so NOT the ideal couple and that's why it works. You see how they meet, how they share this love/hate relationship that is more love than hate. You see them fight and bicker and how they kind of destroy their friends' relationships as well by bringing them into the mix. But in the end it is all about whether or not you want to be with the person and if you still love them when the fight is over. Definitely a favorite!

DESTINY BINDS. (11/16/11)

Destiny Binds (Timber Wolves)Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I almost threw my kindle out the window before finishing this one!!! That's because I did not want to believe what I as reading but I am glad I finished it to the end because it was a really amazing read!!! The storyline is fun, sarcastic, romantic, serious, interesting and new!! I am literally anxious to find out what will happen next!! Great read and great debut novel!!

CROSSED. (11/07/11)
Crossed (Matched, #2)Crossed by Ally Condie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good storyline but felt that the ending was too unresolved. I know this isn't the last book but it wasn't even a cliffhanger; it felt like it just stopped mid-sentence. Also, I wish we had seen a little bit more about what was going on in the society when Cassia was off chasing Ky. I feel like the switching between Ky and Cassia POV's helped with understanding each story but it would have been nice to see other people's POV's as well; like Xander :D Other than that I liked it. And am still strongly team Xander!!! (from the get go!!!)

ACCORDANCE. (10/15/11)

Accordance  (Significance, #2)Accordance by Shelly Crane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just as good as the first if not BETTER!!! I've really become addicted to this story. I love the characters and the plots and the abilities and ascensions are becoming really interesting and exciting!! I need to imprint lol! Will definitely check out "Defiance" (the 3rd book in the series) next spring. Can't wait!

SIGNIFICANCE. (10/14/11)

Significance ( Significance, #1)Significance by Shelly Crane

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I LOVED it! Thought the Twilight and Harry Potter referencing was appropriately funny and I also loved that it took the idea of imprinting, ran with it, but that the outcome was something new and different. I adore Caleb! =) And also was not annoyed at all with Maggie. She can hold her own, isn't too ridiculous and mopey (only appropriately so given the whole imprinting situation)and that he relies on her just as much as she does on him! Great read, very unexpected, super affordable ($0.99) and excited to get to the next!

SILENCE. (10/07/11)

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Uhmm... I don't know if this is just me... but I could've SWORN this was the last book in the series. Apparently not since it left us with an even larger cliffhanger than it's predecessor. So I guess I will be adding a 4th book to my "to-read" list. Anyway. Although I was slightly irritated that not everything would be resolved at the end of this book, I still really enjoyed it and the familiar characters. I honestly, absolutely adore Patch/Jev! Seriously, one of my fave male, lead characters. I liked the plot of this book. I thought the beginning lagged a bit because Nora was so disoriented and confused much of the time. I wish there had been more Vee in the book. I really like her and Nora's friendship and it's often funny and lighthearted among the more darker themes of the book. All in all I thought it was a good book and I wouldn't mind reading another. =)

UNITED EDEN. (09/26/11)

United EdenUnited Eden by Nicole Williams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was by far the BEST of the series. I truly love William and Bryn and I think their story is romantic and something that is new as well as familiar and timeless. I love that they've gone through so much and have conquered so much together and apart. I think I love them more than Bella and Edward! (I THINK... I do lol). But I really loved the this story and hated to see it end. I wish we could have seen how Patrick ended up and if he found someone who could put up with his "antics" but I loved that this book warmed you to the characters more like Abigail and Nathaniel. Truly a great trilogy of books to read for the hopeless romantic. I loved it!

WILLOW. (09/17/11)

WillowWillow by Julia Hoban

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very heartbreaking and at times disturbing subject matter. I have never known anyone with this kind of "disorder" but the way this book was written, I feel like I now do. I've known what it is like to struggle with a huge secret, one that is harmful, so I can find myself relating a bit to Willow. I think it takes a strong person to overcome something like cutting. This was a very good book about a real problem.

WICKED. (09/21/11)

Wicked (Celestra #4)Wicked by Addison Moore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

CRAZY!!! I really feel bad for Skyla BUT I really can't be too mad that she always finds herself in a predicament because I think it is SO wrong that she strings along Logan.. and sometimes Marshall. BUT. it is COMPLETELY EFFED UP what Chloe is doing and Mia is pissing me off. Had that been my sister I would have beat her ass.. SERIOUSLY. And Logan is baddd???? Say it ain't so!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for "Vex"!

DREAM DARK. (08/12/11)

Dream Dark takes place where "Beautiful Darkness" left off and prior to the events of "Beautiful Chaos" (the 3rd book in the Caster Chronicles that comes out this coming October). It also has the first 5 chapters of "Beautiful Chaos" as a teaser.

Dream DarkDream Dark by Kami Garcia

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book just made me more excited for "Beautiful Chaos". I love when authors publish short stories or companion books because it just helps us learn more about the characters and fills in parts of the book that might not have otherwise made sense had we not read them. SUPER excited for the next book in the series and to find out what this unhappy ending is all about. This short story gets 4 stars because it makes me want the next book even more!

EXTRAS. (08/09/11)

Extras (Uglies, #4)Extras by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Aya Fuse is the main character in this Uglies novel and I felt like her character was shallow and selfish; much like how I felt Tally was at first. But I kind of grew to like her, sort of. I just felt like throughout the the story she would never learn. Sending her "hovercam" to get footage or "truth-slanting" to save her ass. I just felt like she was never going to learn her lesson. The story was a bit strange, I like how it was still set in the same world though. I also thought the world was centered around our current hollywood and it's celebrities. Although some of the plots seemed brain-missing (like how their popularity driven world led to a story about living in space) but I felt like this book finally gave us closure on all the cutters and especially on the status of Tally and David. I'm not going to lie, I was more into the parts of the book that had Tally, Shay, David and Fausto in it. Familiar faces. All in all I thought it was okay compared to the others but definitely essential in closing off the series.

SPECIALS. (08/05/11)

Specials (Uglies, #3)Specials by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this one. I didn't like it as much as the first 2 but everyone was right, it is essential to the story. I think some things that bothered me about it were that a lot of the characters didn't have much of a story until the end. For most of the story Tally was with Shay or just by herself in the wild. I think I'm just a little bitter about the fate of some of these characters. I think it was a given that Tally would become special. It was obvious that each book was titled accordingly. But in the end I felt like her wanting to stay special didn't have to do with the fact that she was tired of people changing her. I felt like some part of her was still a little selfish wanting to keep her special senses and abilities. And poor Zane... I felt like there was no closure between Zane and Tally. I guess I just liked the other to more. It's still a good read, still a good story and an essential part of understanding this world and its characters.

FALLEN EDEN. (08/02/11)

Fallen Eden (Eden Trilogy, #2)Fallen Eden by Nicole Williams

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think it's pretty much written in stone that the most romantic stories end up flipping a 180 in the sequel. In the Twilight Saga, Fallen Series, Hush, Hush, the Celestra series, The Mortal Instruments, etc... The second book in the series always finds the tragic couple breaking up to save their lives. Either the girl leaves, or the guy leaves or they force themselves onto a third party to protect their lover. This book is no exception to that plot point. But it is an exception in the way it was written. It's truly an unconditional love between Bryn and William. One that began centuries before they even met each other. I really loved the writing and although it's not Shakespeare... it's poetic prose gives a pretty great depiction of a love that could give Romeo and Juliet a run for their money.

Okay.. enough of my hopeless-romantic side getting the better of me.

This book was great! It had so many plot twists and cliffhangers that you really feel like you're being chased through the story. You have to keep turning the pages (or in my case, pressing that kindle button) to find out what will happen next. I had no doubt that Bryn and William would end up back together in the end, but I did find that I was rushing to find the point when it would happen. Really awesome read and for fans of Paranormal Romance.

BURN. (07/30/11)

Burn (Celestra #3)Burn by Addison Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CRAZY ending. I really can't think of anything to say that won't be some-what of a spoiler. But it is PACKED with drama, action, plot twists! LOVED IT!

PRETTIES. (07/27/11)

Pretties (Uglies, #2)Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book threw me for a loop! "Uglies" had its fair share of plot twists but I felt like "Pretties" really showed what the world would be like if technology took over everything. The extreme cases between the Specials vs. Pretties vs. Uglies, and also the Outsiders vs. Villagers. It really introduced you to a world that could be completely plausible in this fictional dystopia. I was a little confused in the beginning because the "pretty-talk" was hard to follow. But after a while I was actually thinking words like BOGUS and BUBBLY which was "totally dizzy-making" ;) lol! And I am all for leaving books ending with a cliffhanger but Tally has already been through so much! Will be reading Specials next although I have seen some reviews about people not liking it as much as the first two. Definitely a good read and recommended for fans of dystopia.

UGLIES. (07/23/11)


Uglies (Uglies, #1)Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Dystopia is so popular right now. I am SHOCKED that I never picked these books up. I always saw them but just never really gravitated toward them in the bookstore. SHAME. ON. ME. The first one was great, on the second one now. The writing isn't anything masterful or profound, but the meaning of the story and the way society tries to shape people and how government tries to control things is pretty great. And considering the world we live in, not so far fetched! Recommend for fans of dystopia.

WARM BODIES. (06/29/11)

Warm BodiesWarm Bodies by Isaac Marion

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Really good read. I was surprised that I could feel so many emotions from a character that ultimately shouldn't have any! "R" is a character that I found myself really caring for. And Julie is fierce and sarcastic and someone that I find myself relating to with all of her quick quips and remarks about life. Very good debut novel.

Reading Challenge 2011. (06/16/11)

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PASSION. (06/15/11)

Passion (Fallen, #3)Passion by Lauren Kate

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What I really loved about this book was the attention to detail. In every different lifetime you experience Luce and Daniel's romance, you can really imagine what it looks and feels like; what the surroundings would be like in Milan, Tibet, Tahiti or London. I liked this particular book in the series because when you read "Fallen" and "Torment" you KNOW that Daniel and Luce love each other so passionately but you don't know why. In "Passion" (which this book is so aptly named), you really fall in love with the romance time and time again, across many different scenarios one could think up, and across millennium for that matter. It's only when you get to the heart of it all that you really see how this romance challenges that of some of the biggest romantic couplings in history. Beautifully written, cannot wait for "Rapture" to read the ending (or perhaps, new beginning!)!!

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Eternal Eden. (05/23/11)

Eternal EdenEternal Eden by Nicole Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm a hopeless romantic (despite what people may think ;)) so I really enjoyed this book. For a debut I thought it was well executed. It lagged a bit in the beginning because I couldn't figure out what the big secret was. After I found out the basic premise of the story it flowed well for the rest of the book. I found that I was really irritated with some of the characters. And the way that the author had described these people, my emotions were on high alert! I felt myself cringing at John's touch or swooning whenever William was mentioned. It's slightly reminiscent of Twilight, and I hate to compare the two but I couldn't help but find some recurring themes between the two: forbidden love, good vs. evil, immortal vs. mortal, true love and a selfless need to do anything to protect the one you loved, as well as "marriage" before intimacy. I would say this is a definite recommendation for fans of Twilight. I do think there will be a lot of people that disagree with me and won't like this book because of the similar themes to Twilight but from a larger perspective the story as a whole is COMPLETELY different and, I think, definitely worth a read.

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Divergent. (05/12/11)

Divergent (Divergent, #1)Divergent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For a debut novel I have to say that Veronica Roth truly out-did herself. This book was pure addiction. With dystopia being such a hot genre right now, this book completely blew me away with how different it was from other dystopias. Yes, there is a corrupt government hungry for power. Yes, there is a heroine fighting to save her life as well as the lives of those she loves. Yes, there is violence and blood and pain and love and an all too familiar reality. But this book is so much more than all of those things. It makes you think about the kind of person you are. Perhaps what faction you might fit into and if the decisions you make in life are because you are selfless, or brave, or honest, or smart, or kind. It's amazing. Truly a MUST-READ of 2011 if I ever saw one!!

For fans of "The Hunger Games" and "Matched".

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Unearthly. (05/9/11)

Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finally finished this book. It took me about two weeks and it wasn't for lack of trying!! I was so busy that I found myself reading only a few chapters each night. It was actually a good thing for me because I tend to fly through books and read them within a day or two and this way it stayed with me longer. It was great that the story was dragged out because that way it was able to stay with me longer. I really loved this story and it was a little different from other angel-themed books that I've read. Often, it is the guy that is the angel and he has to protect the girl, usually his love interest, from some crazy spiritual being that's trying to break them apart. In this story, Clara is an angel-blood. That means that she is part human and part angel. Her mother is an angel-blood and her father is a human. Every Angel-blood has a purpose and it starts to manifest within their 16th year of life. Your purpose is the reason for your existence basically. When you get to that age, you start having visions of your purpose. From the few clues that Clara has gotten from her visions, she and her family decide to move to Wyoming from California so Clara can meet the boy she sees in her vision that she thinks she is supposed to save.

In Wyoming, Clara encounters Christian, the boy from her visions and she finds that she's instantly attracted and drawn to him in more ways than just purpose-related. She also meets Wendy, a girl who is quick to welcome her when there are others who aren't so hospitable. I don't want to say more but this was a VERY good book and Clara finds herself torn between two worlds and two sides of herself; her Angelic side and the side of her that wants to be a regular human girl.

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Demonglass. (04/18/11)

Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2)Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This sequel was WAY better than it's predecessor! Not to say that "Hex Hall" wasn't good because I liked it, I did.. but not in the way that I fell in love with other books that I had read this year. So when I decided to read "Demonglass" it was more for the purpose of reading just because I had read the first one. But was I in for a shock!! This book had all the sarcasm, danger, excitement and romance that I wish the first one had a little bit more of.

I just LOVE the relationship between Sophie and Archer.. but I have to say that I also have a soft spot for Cal. I like that this book has a different twist on all things supernatural/paranormal. The book ended with so many unanswered questions and such a cliffhanger that I can't wait to read the next in the series. OH, and it alludes to another plot in the storyline that has to do with Sophie's mom. I was already suspicious but the ending only confirmed all that I had been guessing at! Good read :)

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the Survivors. (04/13/11)

The SurvivorsThe Survivors by Amanda Havard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

WOW. I'm saying this is amazing (HONESTLY) because it sounded really interesting when I read the plot of the story but I didn't think it was going to be THIS great. This takes supernatural to a whole new level. It deals with a basic story "Salem witch trials" and elevates it into this ridiculous supernatural ensemble!! I really loved the beginning of the story and Sadie's "memoirs" but I could not have foreseen where the story would go from mid-way into the book. I was very surprised and am definitely into this new genre of re-invented classics! Because it takes a common story like witch trials or Nosferatu and gives it a modern twist. LOVE!

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Hex Hall. (04/10/11)

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book was good. I wasn't completely ENAMORED by it but 3 stars is still pretty good coming from me. I thought that it had some funny parts here and there and did a good job of keeping with the "supernatural high school" theme. There wasn't much of a romance in this book if only fleetingly at times (I'm a hopeless romantic so I like the romance). The overall story is pretty different. Yes it includes witches, warlocks, vamps, fey and werewolves but the story isn't your typical "Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry" lol! It actually ventures away into white vs. dark witches, which I found interesting. I think I'll give "Demonglass" (the sequel) a try.

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Where She Went. (04/06/11)

Where She Went (If I Stay, #2)Where She Went by Gayle Forman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I first read "If I Stay," I was so affected by it that I kept thinking about it for days after. It got me thinking about all the things that matter in my life and I thought, "How could a book do that? Make you wonder about things you don't normally think of and bring it to such an important level for you to re-think their importance?" And I realized that Gayle Forman is one of those rare authors who really leaves her emotions on the page so that you feel them too.

One of my favorite things about "If I Stay" was the musical references. "Where She Went" had an abundance of artists and songs that only an audiophile would recognize at first glance. (ie: Sufjan Stevens... MAJOR BROWNIE POINTS!)

But what really captured me was the story. The first story was so heartbreaking, so devastatingly sad... you can't get passed the bad to see the good. Only in the very end can you see hope. In this sequel, I loved that it alluded to the sadness and loss and pain, but put in a twist here and there of happy memories, and these flashbacks were my favorite part of the book. It does what all good sequels do by filling in the blanks that the first story left out.

I loved this book, maybe even more than the first one and I think it's a great read for anyone who has lost someone that may struggle to make that next move. The next step in moving on. Such a great story, slightly tragic and exceedingly romantic. Started this book only earlier today and finished it in mere hours. Truly a GOODREAD.

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City of Fallen Angels. (04/05/11)

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments, #4)City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

[slightly spoilery, nothing major]

ONE DAY. That's all it took!! Became a shut-in reading this book! Quite reminiscent of the time I read "Deathly Hallows" which is saying something!! I do have to say, the ending will PISS YOU OFF! But the parts leading up to it were great!

AMAZING!!! Dark, dangerous, sexy! I love Cassie Clare's books because I know that when I'm picking up that book I'm in for a GREAT read. The storyline has all the love and drama and danger of all the previous Mortal Instruments books but this one stepped it up a HUGE notch! It was exciting from beginning to end and the ending left you with a sense of "Oh come on!! What happens next!" I love books like this that will keep me on my toes.

The same romantic love story between Jace and Clary is there but with an even sexier undertone than before. And the dangerous twist is an added bonus!

Simon having a more central role was also a nice change because I love getting to know more about other characters.

Isabelle is as beautifully dangerous as ever!! I love her relationship with Clary... and even Maia. Girls gotta stick together!

I do wish there had been more Alec and Magnus action but hey, sometimes even characters need to take a break. (pun intended).

All the other characters, Luke, Jocelyn, Maryse were all great too, as well as some newbies that I quite enjoyed!!

This book ended on such a cliffhanger I will not know what to do with myself until the next books come out! (Oh that's right! I'll read Clockwork Prince ;))

Anyway, amazing book, amazing read, amazing plot... just AMAZING. Loved it cover to cover!

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Matched. (03/29/11)

Matched (Matched, #1)Matched by Ally Condie

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Good storyline. A little reminiscent of "The Hunger Games" but only that it's set in the future in a society ruled by the government. I loved how the story could have gone one of two ways. And when you're reading it you really don't know how it's going to end up at first. I also liked the characters and felt attached to both Xander and Ky. I like books that don't make you favor one over the other right away, that way each character gets an equal following. =) I also really liked Cassia as the main character. You can tell that she's torn over what to do and she's not entirely selfish like most other leading ladies. I'm curious to see how the rest of the story plays out.

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I Am Number Four. (02/11/11)

I Am Number FourI Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really good read. Very different story. I don't read much sci-fi but I enjoyed this one. Can't wait for the next book and in the mean time I might catch the movie adaptation. Definitely recommend for sci-fi fans.

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Reading List 2010. (01/04/11)

Here is a list of books that I read in 2010. This isn't a complete list, just the ones I remembered to keep track of. A lot of these books became some of my very favorites. So if you are looking for something new to read, check out this list and see which suits your fancy. Also, I've posted a lot of reviews for various books on this list under the HOME section of my blog. Look through them before you decide, however some may contain spoilers.

1.) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2.) Catching Fire (a Hunger Games novel) by Suzanne Collins
3.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
4.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
5.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
6.) Sweet Little Lies (an L.A. Candy novel) by Lauren Conrad
7.) Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
8.) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
9.) The Magicians by Lev Grossman
10.) The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (a Twilight novella) by Stephenie Meyer
11.) The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
12.) White Cat by Holly Black
13.) Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
14.) Eat, Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
15.) If I Stay by Gayle Forman
16.) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
17.) Ink Exchange (a Wicked Lovely novel) by Melissa Marr
18.) Mockingjay (the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
19.) Fragile Eternity (a Wicked Lovely novel) by Melissa Marr
20.) Clockwork Angel (the 1st novel in the Infernal Devices series) by Cassandra Clare
21.) Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
22.) Sugar & Spice (the final book in the L.A. Candy series) by Lauren Conrad
23.) Beautiful Darkness (the second book in the Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
24.) Fallen by Lauren Kate
25.) Torment (a Fallen novel) by Lauren Kate
26.) Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

So there's my list! and I've also started the book following Incarceron entitled Sapphique by Catherine Fisher. Pretty good so far...

KINDLE klub. (12/28/10)

What a fantastic Christmas this year's was!! This year I only really wanted ONE thing and it was a KINDLE! See I read A LOT and spend most of my free time with my nose in a book so I thought a kindle would be a great idea because I wouldn't have to lug all my books around and I would be saving an INSANE amount of trees in the process! Last year I kept a list of all the books that I read and will post that list soon as 2011 kicks off. As I have just registered my kindle and set everything up, the first book I decided to purchase was Incarceron by Catherine Fisher. I know I know, some of you bibliophiles out there are probably wondering why I am so late to add this to my library but I was so wrapped up in my current (and growing!) list of books that I never found the time. So I have just started reading it and I must say, I like it so far! :)

 I can't wait to download more books to my kindle! I love that it is so conveniently manageable without being too big and bulky to carry around with me. Some of the features include a dictionary to define words while you read and also a notepad for you to store notes or highlight passages from the text. Truly ingenious piece of work, I must say. HIGHLY recommend one for those of you who read numerous books a year. GREAT investment!