The Here. The Now. And the Books!: July 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Book Blogger Rebellion Post:

I decided to tell you, the Readers, every time I posted at Book Blogger Rebellion. It’s a very cool blog, and I am really enjoying ALL the post. It’s like being able to stretch your legs as a book blogger!

I posted about HARRY FREAKIN’ POTTER! <—-Clicky.
Maggis was phenomenal. But since I’m at Corpus Christi, TX right now, I’ll make the Great Maggie Post when I come back.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Another Creepy Vlog

So, I might be a little bit crazy, but who isn’t, eh?

I like singing Lady GaGa’s ‘Paparazzi’ and the new viral song ‘Double Rainbow’.
And I also can’t wait to meet Maggie! I really do I hope I don’t scare her, though. I am but a harmless girl who sings to her pup.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/Morganville Love

I am dying, I mean, WAITING for…

GHOST TOWN by Rachel Caine!
I have been a HUGE fan of the Morganville Vampires for about 2 years now.
All my books signed, re-read, playlist, everything.
This is literally one of my favorite series of all time. I’ve noticed more and more readers catching the Morganville Fever, which makes me happy!
If you’re annoyed by the on going vampire books in YA, don’t worry about Morganville. The vampires in this series are traditional, funny, scary, they’re…vampires! They don’t sparkle, they burn, they don’t drink a human’s energy, the drink BLOOD. Morganville Series is like a story with a: Oh, yeah! The town’s ran by vampires. RUN!
Plus, the characters in this series are phenomenal. They are each very distinct and personalized.
AND!!! The romance is HAWT. Seriously.
Ghost Town is book #9 in the series.
Yes, a lot of books, but you’ll be wanting more.
I’ll help you out by listing the books in order:
Glass Houses
Dead Girls Dance
Midnight Alley
Feast of Fools
Lord of Misrule
Carpe Corpus
Fade Out
Kiss of Death
All by Rachel Caine.
All taking place in Morganville, TX.
One thing I’m mixed up about, though, is that Ghost Town will be in hardback. Good for author, not good for her OCD, broke fan. All the others are in paperback then BAM! Hardback. Happy for Rachel, though!
So, yeah. REALLY want this book.
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Way Too Late Eclipse Review

Sorry for the lateness of this post.
*Warning: Spoilers for Eclipse AND Breaking Dawn*
So yeah. I went to see Eclipse at midnight. I fangirled a bit.
I’m not picky about whether book to movies keep close to the actual book, but I think it’s safe to say: Eclipse to Movie was pretty darn close to Eclipse the Book.
It was action packed, non stop, and it had a LOT to it.
The acting wasn’t the best, but Robert, Taylor, and Kristen have gotten better!
The music went well. I love the soundtrack choice.
The action: Whoa! Lotta action. The whole New Born Army went well, but I wish we could have had a *little* more Bree time. But that might be because I just got through reading Bree Tanner, knowing her story.
But the action was nice.
I loved the flashback scenes with Jasper and Rosalie. Very well done! I thought maybe they should have had Rosalie COME to Bella to tell her story, like in the book, rather than Bella going to her, but that wasn’t a big deal.
I’ll be honest: The whole tent scene was never my favorite. Not in the book. It was awkward, and I hate awkward.
BUT…it was done very well. It’s not my favorite scene, but it seemed fitting and needed.
Um, what else?
Oh, yeah! I wish they would have let Edward be the bad guy a tiny bit more. I think they could have shown that Edward was well in the ‘game’ with Jacob. It wasn’t just Jacob who was tinkering around to get Bella, Edward had his part, too.
It was the best out of the all the movies!
I’m terrified to see Breaking Dawn…but I guess I will. That’ll be very…interesting.
No, I don’t think Breaking Dawn will be rated R. *laughs*
No, I really don’t want the see Rob and Kristen, very awkward people, having sex. Or having babies.
Like I said, Breaking Dawn will be interesting.
What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to Linger!

As you probably already know:
Today is the official release for Maggie Stiefvater’s Linger.
The epic, tragic, lovely, happy, emo, magical, sexy, scary, sequel to Shiver.
I love this series. I am obsessed with this series.
I think I scare people sometimes with my love for this series.
Maggie has wonderful writing, true characters, an almost tragic romance, and everything in between.
It’s bitter sweet.
It’s love and it’s hate. It’s happy and it’s sad.
I gave my review for Linger along with the trailer I made back in February, but I am going to re-post them along with Maggie’s official Linger trailer in celebration for today!
I am not going to compare Linger with Shiver by saying it was better or worse because really, for me, that’s like comparing snowflakes: very different but the same. Linger still had Sam, Grace, Isabel, the cold air, the sad feeling. But it also was different. New character, new point of views, new realizations.

As a Shiver fan, I was worried that these two new point of views (Isabel and Cole) would just be painful chapters while waiting for Sam and Grace to talk, but this was not the case. Part of this is because Maggie’s writing creates a conversation in your head where ten pages feel like one, and when it’s over, you look up and realize that it’s gone, not real.
Another part was because of the characters. Maggie has created real human beings, people who you get to know, love, hate, and care for. A lot of people speculate about who Cole is. Cole is Cole. He is a new character that you have to care for because you get to know him so much. Cole is rather depressing, wanting to simply die or stay wolf forever.

Isabel sets her role in this book, too. Isabel is one of the strongest characters I have ever read, dealing with tragedy in her own way, not letting people see through her, saying what needs to be said. Even though Isabel has a stone heart, she has an incredibly big one.

Grace and Sam have to deal with something both of them can’t stop: Parents.

Although Grace’s parents have never been around, they make her relationship with Sam more difficult, not understanding the circumstances. Linger was able to put me in a spot of pure hopelessness. It goes through dark holes, hits bottom, and you can’t get out. Linger’s last chapters gave a definition of hopelessness: no one able to make a move, no one able to fix things, to stop them.

I kept thinking: this is what it feels like when time slows down and you see a bullet come right at you, but you can’t move. Nothing to do. You keep waiting for Superman to come to the rescue but realize that he’s not exactly real.
Linger was not as…action packed as Shiver, but it was still full of everything it needed and more.
Maggie gave us a scientific view of werewolves, gave us 4 completely different humans, gave us love, sorrow, happiness.
She gave us Linger!

I truly loved it.
My Fan-made Video:

Maggie’s Official Linger Trailer:

Thank you for such a wonderful series, Maggie!
If you haven’t read Shiver, I suggest doing so! And if you have, go buy Linger, it is so so so worth it.
Fortunately, I’ll be able to meet Maggie in the Linger Tour this summer! 😀
I’ll bring back GOODIES. 😉

Friday, July 9, 2010

Facebook Fan Page!

I finally did it.

I made a Facebook Fan Page for The Here. The Now. And the Books! 😀
Go “Like” it!
As of right now, there is a contest going on over there. Comment on the wall, and you’ll be entered to win an envelope full of awesome bookmarks! Ends Saturday.
Click HERE to go.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Book Blogger Rebellion!

I’m over at the new blog for book bloggers: BOOK BLOGGER REBELLION.

It’s a blog where book bloggers from all over talk about things besides books. We rant. We squeal. We talk about hot guys.
Or, like me, we talk about how FREAKED OUT about going to signings.
Check it out HERE! <—–clicky.
Are you ready to rebel?
Picture for you:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday!

I am waiting for…

Trickster’s Girl by Hilari Bell

In the year 2098 America isn’t so different from the USA of today. But, in a post-9/11 security-obssessed world, “secured” doesn’t just refer to borders between countries, it also refer to borders between states. Teenagers still think they know everything, but there is no cure for cancer, as Kelsa knows first-hand from watching her father die.

The night Kelsa buries her father, a boy appears. He claims magic is responsible for the health of Earth, but human damage disrupts its flow. The planet is dying.

Kelsa has the power to reverse the damage, but first she must accept that magic exists and see beyond her own pain in order to heal the planet. -taken from Goodreads

This sounds very interesting to me. I can tell it has a dystopian feel to it and even a magical one, too.

Going to have to wait until January 3rd, though!

Eclipse pics failed! They didn’t make us wait in line, so I couldn’t get any interesting pictures unless you wanna see the theater room. xD Review coming soon!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

What if love refused to die?

Haven Moore can’t control her visions of a past with a boy called Ethan, and a life in New York that ended in fiery tragedy. In our present, she designs beautiful dresses for her classmates with her best friend Beau. Dressmaking keeps her sane, since she lives with her widowed and heartbroken mother in her tyrannical grandmother’s house in Snope City, a tiny town in Tennessee. Then an impossible group of coincidences conspire to force her to flee to New York, to discover who she is, and who she was.

In New York, Haven meets Iain Morrow and is swept into an epic love affair that feels both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Iain is suspected of murdering a rock star and Haven wonders, could he have murdered her in a past life? She visits the Ouroboros Society and discovers a murky world of reincarnation that stretches across millennia. Haven must discover the secrets hidden in her past lives, and loves¸ before all is lost and the cycle begins again.- Goodreads

I was really wanting to read this! I was immediately attracted to it since it was about reincarnation, something I’ve always been interested in, and Miller portrayed that well.
I mean, to know you love a person, to actually remember things about previous life with them, even, is something that I could read on and on about.
So, at first, this was a really intriguing read for me.
And then excitement built up, and it was good then. But somewhere along that way it got really not good for me. Haven is rather naive. She believes anything she’s told, something that’s pretty dangerous when going to NYC to meet your past life lover who’s really famous and meeting up with a society full of enemies from your past life.
I’d just sit there and think: Did you really believe that? Seriously?
And I get if a part of it was her character, that happens, but Haven was just really dumb at times.
Anyway! Other than dumbness, this book was an okay read. I loved reading about the New York atmosphere, having recently experienced it myself. I LOVED reading about past lives. It was so interesting to me.
The characters are all pretty rememberable, especially her best friend,Beau. I’m a sucker for the ending, I suppose.
All in all: It was an okay read. I loved the concept more than anything, though.
I borrowed the from a blogger friend!

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