Friday, March 25, 2011

Blogger Book Hop Friday (5)

This week's question: "If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?"
Answer: Narnia!  If you've ever paid attention to the food descriptions in Narnia you know why I would want to go into Narnia.  And to meet my heros (the Pevensies) and Aslan!  Duh, no thought required for this one.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Delirium Review

Calling everyone!  The whole purpose of my blog is for people to get something out of books.  That's why it's called Reading Inspires.  This book is amazing.  It's spoken to me in a way that Narnia and The Outsiders has.  Bloggers:  Tweet, Post, do giveaways whatever it takes.  This book needs to get out there.  It needs to be known.  I've tried to make other people see the amazing things in books before, but Narnia is too "old", and Mockingjay is too "sad".  I think that this is a book that everyone can enjoy and maybe, just maybe, learn from.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 441
Genre: Dystopia
From: Barnes and Noble

Synopsis: 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. From Barnes&

"You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them.  You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist."

         In this world love is banned.  It's a disease that people fear.  Think about it, Would the world be a better place if people didn't feel?
         Amazing, simply amazing.  Everything about Delirium spoke to me in a volume that even after books like Matched and Across the Universe I'm speechless.  Out of all of them this one really has the makings of becoming a classic (compared to Matched!).  Everything made sense, and although Matched was amazing it was obvious that Lauren Oliver has more experience. 
        I've just made the descion that this is my new favorite book.
        Everything was just outstanding.  It was perfectly pace, the characters were so realtable.  I could see the scenry, smell the smells.  My favorite part was all of the beautiful quotes at the beginning of the chapters and scattered throughtout the book.  I just loved it, and I'm so glad I can say that.
        Americans are so lucky.  We are hated because, yes, we do go where we're not wanted, but people also hate us because while we have our rights.  Think of Libiya they have to fight to be heard while we can just go to a voting booth. 
        The ending has me in tears.  I won't say anything because of spoilers, but God!

"Live free or die"

Pace- 10
Mood- 10
Cover- 10
Overall- 10- Reccomended that you read it RIGHT NOW.

Keep and eye out for the sequel. 

City of Fallen Angels Giveaway!

One of my favorite blogs the Bloody Bookaholic is hosting a Giveaway for this amazing book!  I automatically thought how cool!  Everyone should have a chance to enter this.  So here's the link and promise me you'll all enter!  City of Fallen Angels Giveaway!

I love these books some of the critics have said that Cassandra Clare is such an annoying writer, but I think that those people just have a stick up there but called "Twilight", and they think that is book is a wannabe, but they would never say so because then people would get More mad at them.  Anyone whose read this will tell you just how amazing they are. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some Girls Are Review

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 246
Genre: Realistic Fiction
From: Library (2010)

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder. Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumors about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around. Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge. If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumors are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day. She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully. Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realizes Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.
Tensions grow and the abuse worsens as the final days of senior year march toward an explosive conclusion in this dark new tale from the author of Cracked Up To Be.  From Barnes&

         Fans of "Crank" by Ellen Hopkins will love this book.  It's so dark and depressing that my bookmark had to be a prayer so I wouldn't cry everytime I opened this.  The girls in this book wouldn't have cared less if Regina or one of their victims died or committed suicide in fact they'd be happy about it.  My thoughts: anything or anyone that tires to make you a victicm, excatly like everyone else, is an evil psycopath that will one day turn into a serial killer.
         Courtney Summers writes like poetry, dark and so beautiful I had to slow myself down to truly take in the scenery.  One terrifying, depressing page after another.   Her characters were real, but in this book none of it mattered all that mattered was the message, and this is a message I can't break down for you.  Read the book and spend the rest of the day thinking about it.  Do yourself a favor and follow my advice.

Characters- 10
Plot- 9
Suspence- 10
Theme- 10
Pace- 9
Mood- 9
Cover- 9
Overall- 9.5

Friday, March 18, 2011


I realized I haven't been posting really (winter blues), but it's spring now so I want to be a better blogger.  Anyway this post is in honor of my friend Maya because she said lately she's been reading nothing but angel books so I'm going to post some of the books she's read recently and give a mini review for one's I've read. 


Unearthly by Cynthia Hand-
In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.  From Barnes&

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler                                                 -
A love beyond life...a danger beyond doubt.
In a romantic and suspenseful collection of the New York Times bestselling trilogy, love's unbreakable bonds are put to the test.
When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel — his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her.
But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again? From Barnes&

  The Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas Sniegoski                                      - 
On his eighteenth birthday, Aaron begins to hear strange voices and is convinced he is going insane. But having moved from foster home to foster home, Aaron doesn't know whom he can trust. He wants to confide in the cute girl from class, but fears she'll confirm he's crazy.
Then a mysterious man begins following Aaron. He knows about Aaron's troubled past and his new powers. And he has a message for Aaron: As the son of a mortal and an angel, Aaron has been chosen to redeem the Fallen.
Aaron tries to dismiss the news and resists his supernatural abilities. But he must accept his newfound heritage — and quickly. For the dark powers are gaining strength, and are hell-bent on destroying him.... 
From Barnes&

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto                                                                -  Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her? From

Coffehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors
When a random act of kindness involves Katrina with Malcolm, a handsome teenage guardian angel intent on fulfilling her greatest wish, fame and fortune seem like the most obvious requests. But after two botched wishes, Malcolm knows Katrina is hiding something from him. How can she tell him the truth, when her heart's desire has become Malcolm himself? From

This one I've actually read, and I loved it.  It's a cute little chick-lit that is fun to read and very quick.  Go pick this one up and if your disapointed you get your money back!  (If you go to the library). 

           So there's my angel list.  I know there are a lot more good angel books out there.  These were just some my friend was reading, but if you can think of anymore please leave a comment with the title and description of book and I'll add it to my list.  (where that list will be I don't know).  Thx.  Oh, and this list has something for everyone so look through them and see which one you'll think you'll like. 

Book Blogger Hop (4)

 "Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"
My Answer: I like to focus on one book at a time, but who has time for that?  I always have at least two going sometimes three or four.  But I'll tell you a secert there have been times when I've had over ten books sitting on my reading pile. (Shh)
This is hosted by

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cloaked Review

Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 337
Genre: Re-told fairy tale
From: Library

I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it all.
It all started with a curse. And a frognapping. And one hot-looking princess, who asked me to lead a rescue mission.
There wasn't a fairy godmother or any of that. And even though I fell in love along the way, what happened to me is unlike any fairy tale I've ever heard. Before I knew it, I was spying with a flock of enchanted swans, talking (yes, talking!) to a fox named Todd, and nearly trampled by giants in the Everglades.
Don't believe me? I didn't believe it either. But you'll see. Because I knew it all was true, the second I got cloaked.
From Barnes and

Check out the trailer!

            Alex Flinn always does a very good job with her books.  She's a talented author and always does great research when it comes to her modern fairy-tales.  Her other fairy tale boods were very well-known fairytales.  When people asked me what the books were about I'd say, "a mordern Beauty and the Beast," or, "a mordern Sleeping Beauty".  This one was harder to decribe.  It's a mix of sevarl not-very-well-known fairytales.  Even I, a fan of fairytalds, didn't know all of them.  Out of all three of Alex Flinn's fairytale boods I like Kiss in Time the best only because I find Alex Flinn a constant, pretty good author, not as extraordinary as some.  (Yet I still enjoy her work).
            I enjoy Alex Flinn's work like a young girl enjoys Sarah Dessen's books, they're both not the best writers but they're popular because of how real they are.  Beastly and Cloaked were both written from a guy's perspective, yet both are so real.  I saw Beastly in theather's last weekend and WOW! both actors did such a great job of protarying the characters.  I think this is partly because the characters were so real and prononced in the book.  Johnny and Meg were both great.  It would be easy for me to image meeting them on one of my trips to Key West.  (I usually stop in Miami). 
            Okay, so this book was very normal paced, didn't vary.  I wasn't really in as much suspence as I'd like so, yeah.  I'd say that this book was good but no really THAT good.

Plot- 8
Suspence- 7
Theme- 7
Pace- 7
Cover- 8
Overall- 7.3- It ws kind of like Alex wrote it with not very much motivation.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (15)

This is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  Alright so this week's topic is Top Ten Dynamic Duos.  Meaning couples, best friends, siblings, any to people that are just awesome together.  In the order I thought of them

  1. Peeta and Katniss-  Best couple.
  2. Shay and Ren- Best two guys to decide between.
  3. Grace and Connor- Best brother and sister
  4. DJ and Brian- Best realistic couple.
  5. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock: CD Audiobook Cover
  6. Aster and Lily- Best sisters.
  7. Tracy and her dad- Best father and daughter.
  8. Melissa and Rex- Most messed up couple.
  9. Annika and Steve- Best falling-in-love couple.
  10. Regina and Anna- Best enemies.
  11. Arran and Maxie- Best tragic love.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Eternal Review

Jez, I haven't posted in a while. Grr.  I don't like myself for not doing that.  But anyway I have a really good post for everyone.  Go get this book. 

Eternal by Cythia Leitich Smith
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages: 307
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From: Library

With diabolical wit, the author of TANATALIZE revisits a deliciously dark world where vampires vie with angels - and girls just want to have fangs.
At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die. Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight. Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess's personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl's soul and plan the Master's fast-approaching Death Day gala. In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages.

From the Compact Disc edition.

      Way better than the synopsis makes it sound, trust me.  I LOVED the ending!  I want to just pick up Tantalize and dig into it (since I read this one first). Some books start out good then fade with progression.  This book started good ( a little confusing, but nothing slower reading couldn't solve) then got better and ended with a bang.  This author is really talented.
       Zachary was a very real character, and offered a very interesting perspective as a guardian angel.  I love how he's conflicted even though he's an angel, and still grows as a person.  He's proof that God is forgiving.  Miranda was great. In the beginning she's a teenager with low self-esteem, then by the end she's a bad-ass vampire princess starting to discover who she really is.  In the back it says characters from Eternal will be in "Blessed", I can't wait. 
        The plot was very well paced.  Every scene of romance, action, and paranormal added suspense that had me flipping pages even though I had started "Once in a Full Moon" first and probably should have finished it before getting half way through this book. 
        All of the mentions of God and angels offered a very interesting perspective.  I mean, in other books about angels God appears to be MIA and not very loving and forgiving at all.  In Eternal, he's referred to as "The Big Boss" and he's on Zachary's side even though he's a "fallen" angel.  Also, it's said that every human has a guardian angel, whether they believe in them or no.  This offered me quite a bit of comfort for my atheist friends because they're awesome people just because they don't believe in God doesn't mean they shouldn't go to heaven.  This also answered the "Which religion is the right religion?" question.  Answer: Anything you believe, your okay, your guardian angel doesn't discriminate. 

Characters: 9
Plot: 9
Suspense: 9
Theme: 10
Pace: 9
Mood: 9 
Cover: 9
Overall: 9.1 - Awesome I can see why there would be hype on this book series. (even though there really should be more)

sequel: Blessed

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WWW Wenesday (6)

This meme is just answering three questions.  (Hosted by Should be Reading)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading? - Cloaked by Alex Flinn, Candy Freak by Steve Almond

What did you recently finish reading? - Matched by Ally Condie, Warped by Maurissa Gouibord

What do I think I'll read next? - I am Number Four or maybe Unearthly

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (14)

This meme is hosted by the Broke and the bookish.   And this weeks topic is The Top Ten Books I Just Had to get but there still just sitting there.

  1. Perfect- the third book to Pretty Little Liars
  2. Perfect (Pretty Little Liars Series #3) by Sara Shepard: Book Cover
  3. The Accidental Demon Slayer
  4. The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox: Book Cover
  5. Death by Latte
  6. Death by Latte by Linda Gerber: Book Cover
  7. Deliurim- I will read it soon!
  8. Clockwork Angel
  9. Think Twice
  10. Angels and Demons
  11. Leap Day
  12. Leap Day by Wendy Mass: Book Cover
  13. Unearthly
Actually I'm in the process of reading a lot of these.  Last week it was a lot more than nine. :P  Thanks for checking out my blog.  I promise I'll be posting more review this week.