February 28, 2012

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

Today I just started L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad, I'm not to far into it yet, but its pretty good.

L. A. Candy (L. A Candy Series #1)L.A. Candy, by Lauren Conrad.

"In L.A. CANDY, nineteen-year-old Jane Roberts moves to L.A. and unexpectedly becomes the star of a reality T.V. show. With fame comes wealth, hot clothes and even hotter love interests -- and Jane′s lapping it all up with her eclectic entourage of pals who are always up for a wild night out and the chance to get a piece of her spotlight. But soon Jane realizes everyone wants something from her, and nothing is what it seems to be."

If you've already read this book, or series, comment down below, I would love to hear what you thought about it!(:

Everything That Happened These Last Two Weeks!






Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Enter My Giveaway!

My giveaway of the audio book of Tempest by Julie Cross ends tomorrow! So please make sure to enter on time, so I can get your entries counted! Besides just entering, there are a few ways to earn extra opportunities, so make sure to advantage of those!

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Book Review #72: Anna and The French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss

Title: Anna and the French Kiss.
Author: Stephanie Perkins.
Format: Hardback.
Pages: 400.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Purchased.
Publisher: Penguin.
Published Date: 8/4/2011.


"Anna can't wait for her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a good job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's not too thrilled when her father unexpectedly ships her off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair, the perfect boy. The only problem? He's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her crush back home. Will a year of romantic near-misses end in the French kiss Anna awaits?"


First seeing it, I thought it was a little bit weird. But after looking at it a few times, it became almost that dorky cute! I really like that the Eiffel Tower is in the background, and on the side, it really sticks out from the other books in my shelf.

My Thoughts:

Anna and the French Kiss was one of those books, that I felt everyone and their grandmother read, and I didn't. Whenever I ran to the library or stopped at Barnes and Nobles, either someone already had checked it out, or they didn't have anymore in stock.

My dad finally came home with it one day, and I just couldn't wait to read it. Sadly months past before I picked it up and started.

I really regret not reading it as soon as my dad handed it to me! Anna and the French Kiss wasn't something I've read before, it was something new! I've always wanted to go to France, and Paris, and see all the beautiful art work, the city, and try the food (of course!). And even though, I haven't been there yet, it was almost like Anna came out of the book, grabbed my hand, and took me across the ocean with her!

Anna is a senior in high school, but instead of spending her senior year with her friends back at home, her parents actually send her all the across the world to attend a private school in France. Trying to make the best of things, Anna soon and easily makes friends. She meets a few girls she hangs out with, she also meets a cute guy named St. Claire, and even finds her own little heaven; a little old movie theater close to her dorm building.

From the beginning, it was obvious that Anna was going to have a massive crush on St.Claire. But what kept me on the edge of my seat was the fact that Anna also liked a boy at home, and most importantly St. Claire has a long time girlfriend. It was perfect (well, for the reader!) I couldn't wait to see how things played out, which caused me, not to be able to put the book down.

I love Stephanie Perkins humor! I love the main characters, and just the way things worked out. I'm not too sure if the second book includes Anna some how, but I can't wait to read more from Stephanie Perkins! The second book is Lola and the Boy Next Door, and its already in stores!

February 26, 2012

In My Mailbox #43

Hey everyone! Happy Sunday!!

Today I was out shopping and I happen to stumble by one of my favorite used book stores. I haven't been there in a while, since I already have tons of books in my shelf that need reading, but I thought why not, I have time to kill.

I didn't have much money, so I wasn't planning on buying a whole basket of books (which would be pretty awesome), but I did end up picking one book. I have only read the first book in this series, but I do hope to get back to by the end of this month!

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey Series #4)The Iron Knight, by Julie Kagawa.

"My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’ darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl—smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end—a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.

To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice."

If you've read this book, or the series, comment down below and let me know what you thought about! Or just leave your link, I would love to read your review!

Giveaway: Audio book of Tempest by Julie Cross!

My giveaway of the audio book version, of Tempest by Julie Cross is ending on the 29th! This means there's only three more days to enter! Hurry Hurry!

If you would like to enter and get the change to win, then please go back to the original giveaway post, and follow directions there!

Thank you! 

What's Coming This Week #25


AllegianceThe Rowan (Tower and Hive Series #1)Unafraid (Archangel Academy Series #3)The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2)Oppression: Children of the Gods, Book 1ExposedA Touch Mortal

Allegiance, by Cayla Kluver.
The Rowan (Tower and Hive Series #1), by Anne McCaffrey.
Unafraid (Archangel Academy Series #3), by Michael Griffo.
The Gift (Witch and Wizard Series #2), by James Patterson.
Oppression: Children of the Gods, Book 1, by Jessica Therrien.
Exposed, by Kimberly Marcus.
A Touch Mortal, by Leah Clifford.


Pandemonium (Delirium Series #2)Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4Perception: A Clarity NovelThe Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency Series #3)Partials

Pandemonium (Delirium Series #2), by Lauren Oliver.
Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4, by Alexander Gordon Smith.
Perception: A Clarity Novel, by Kim Harrington.
The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency Series #3), by Y. S. Lee.
When the Sea is Rising Red, by Cat Hellisen.
A Touch Morbid, by Leah Clifford.
Partials, by Dan Wells.

February 22, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #38: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test

1. "Once I was there, he wrapped his arms securely around me, and another pleasant shiver ran down my spine."

2. "He shook it gingerly, as if he were afraid I'd break. His palm was smoother than mine."

Wednesday Words #1

Every time I read a book, I always stumble across a few words, that I have NO idea what they mean, or what they might mean. Which is understandable, I'm sure that happens to everyone!(:

I usually just stick a post it, on the edge of the page, and later when I get home, or have the chance to pick up a handy dandy dictionary, I look up the words and see what they mean. I love learning new words, expanding my vocabulary, and being able to use my newly learned words myself! I love it!

So I decided it would be fun, if I shared a few words every Wednesday, so I can show you guys what kinds of words I learned and maybe you can give me better definitions, or even learn them yourselves(:

Here are this week's words:

1. Omnipotent: Almighty, infinite power, unlimited authority.

2. Monotonous: Lacking in variety, having very little inflection.

3. Incentive: Stimulating, provocative.

4. Gluttony: excessive eating and drinking.

Waiting On Wednesday #44

Until I Die

Title: Until I Die.
Author: Amy Plum.

"I wish there was only today, just right now, and no forever.

It seems fitting that I fell in love in Paris, the most beautiful city in the world. And if I pretend, I can almost believe that my life is normal and everyone I care about is safe.

But as long as I’m with Vincent, “normal” doesn’t exist. Gorgeous, charming, and witty, he’s everything you could ask for in a boyfriend—but his destiny is so much more.

Even more terrifying than his destiny are his dangerous enemies, enemies who will kill for immortality. How are Vincent and I supposed to be together forever if we’re always in danger?

I know I’ll do whatever it takes—even if it means lying to the people I love—to fight against a fate that is trying to tear us apart."

Release Date: 5/8/2012.

February 21, 2012

Book Review #71: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)

Title: The Goddess Test.
Author: Aimee Carter.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 293.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Harlequin Teen Panel.
Publisher: Harlequin Teen.
Published Date: 4/19/2011.


"In a modern-day take on the myth of Persephone, 18-year-old Kate Winters is thrust into a mythical world, where she must pass seven impossible tests and outsmart a spiteful god in order to save the life of not just her mother but of her captor as well."


Covers are one of the most important parts of a book, they're the ones that have to create a good first impression on any book buying. Even though, we all know we shouldn't be judging books by their covers (literally), we're humans and we do it anyways; it's natural!

The Goddess Test, does do a great job with first impressions. I though the girls facial expression was a tad bit awkward (it almost looks like she's going through pain), but in a way, that's what makes it intriguing. You start wondering what might be happening to her, and why is she just laying in the forest somewhere!

Besides that, I really like the way her white dress, and her red lips really stand out compared to the dark green background, it creates a beautiful contrast!

My Thoughts:

The Goddess Test, was honestly never on my wishlist. Not that I didn't want to read it, or that I read bad reviews (actually I've read quite a few great reviews, where the reviewer couldn't even express her complete love for it). But The Goddess Test, was just something I never really looked that deep into.

After receiving the book in the mail, I did my own little creeping research, to see what it was about, and what my blogging buddies thought about The Goddess Test, and Amiee Carter's writing style.

The Goddess Test, is basically a re-telling of the Greek myth of Persephone. The main character Kate, lives and takes care of her dying mother, who is in her final stages of cancer. Kate's mother wants to visit and stay in a small town (in the middle of nowhere), named Eden. Not being able to say no, Kate decides to go along, hoping for the best.

She starts a new school, not really looking for friends, knowing she won't have time for them anyways, as she spends every living moment by her mom's bedside (not knowing if it might be her last). Kate isn't looking for friends, or a good time. She just wants to go to school, get her work done, and get back "home".

That is until she meets a boy named James, and a popular girl (you know, the ones with the fake sweetness, that you know is talking about you, as soon as your back is turned) named Ava. When Ava notices her boyfriend eyeing Kate, she decides to invite her to that weekend's "party". Which wasn't exactly a real party at all.

Things pretty much spiral down from there, Kate calls for help, screaming as loud as she can, wishing that someone could hear her. And a mysterious man, named Henry does...

I don't want to give away too much, or else it will just ruin the story! I'm not really into Greek myths, so I decided to do a bit of googling, just to find out, who Persephone was, and what her story is. If you don't know much either, I would recommend doing this, but if you don't want to, then I think you'll be fine too!

The second book of The Goddess Test, is Goddess Interrupted which I believe is coming out in April, so definitely pick up The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter now, so you can read the second book, right when it comes out!(:

February 18, 2012

Everything That Happened This Week!



Thursday & Friday:



So this week was pretty slow on Turning Pages! I took the ACT this week, and I didn't have time to blog, with all my last minute studying! My results come back in five to eight weeks, so I'm pretty nervous!

This week I'm back, and I have a few new ideas and things planned, so stay tuned(;

Giveaway Reminder!

My giveaway of Tempest by Julie Cross, is coming close to an end! All you have to do is go to the original post, and fill out the form! There are a few extra entry opportunities, that will give you a better chance of winning, so make sure to take advantage of those!


This giveaway ends towards, the end of February, so you still have a few days left, but make sure to enter on time!(:

Here's the original POST!!


WWW Wednesday #5

What am I reading? & What did I recently finish?

Anna and the French KissThe Goddess Test

I'm actually just finishing both Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter!

I love both of them, and my reviews will be up before this tuesday(:

What am I going to read next?

Goddess Interrupted

Since I'm finishing up The Goddess Test, and I'm enjoying it! I decided to read the second book, Goddess Interrupted, right away! I can't wait to see what happens to Kate and Henry(:

What's Coming Next Week? #24


Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely Series #5)Between Here and Forever


Fever (Chemical Garden Series #2)A Beautiful EvilFaery Tales & NightmaresAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseThe Catastrophic History of You and Me

February 15, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #43

Stunning (Pretty Little Liars Series #11)Title: Stunning.
Author: Sara Shepard.

"Full of darker secrets, juicier scandals, and deadlier plot twists, the latest arc of the #1 New York Times bestselling series continues to deliver fast-paced, tension-ridden drama.

After Alison DiLaurentis tried to kill them, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna tried to get their lives back on track. But these girls just can’t stay out of trouble. First there was their disastrous trip to Jamaica, and their summer breaks were no less eventful. Now a new A is stalking them, taunting them with the very secrets these pretty little liars have been trying to forget. But this A doesn’t just want to blackmail the girls—this A is out for blood.

Sara Shepard’s fan base only gets bigger as the hit ABC Family Pretty Little Liars TV show continues to draw new readers to the bestselling series. Everyone will be dying to find out what A does next...."

Release Date: 6/5/2012.

February 13, 2012

It's Monday What Are You Reading? #5

So this week has been so busy! ACT was Saturday, Valentines is tomorrow, and my Anniversary is this Saturday, so I've been scrambling the last few days to get everyone's gifts together and ready to go!

But what that means, is I'm behind on my To Be Read for this month! Which only leaves room for improvement! I plan on finishing and reviewing by Wednesday...

The Goddess TestGoddess Test, by Aimee Carter.

"It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess."

Audio Book of Tempest by Julie Cross Giveaway Reminder!

Hurry! Hurry! My current giveaway is a audio book of Tempest by Julie Cross! I've already read and reviewed this book, so if you're not sure what is it, or what you think about it, make sure to check it out!

This giveaway ends at the end of February, so there's not much time left, so make sure to stop by the original giveaway post, and fill out the form!


Valentine Ideas 4 Bookworms!

Valentines day is tomorrow, and I can't wait! I love getting everyone (including my parents, brother, and significant other) a gift! Gifts don't have to be expensive, ones that are homemade, and creative are more meaningful! 

Have a few of your own bookworms you still need to make or find gifts for? Well, here I have some awesome ideas(:

1. Make a cute paperclip, that could be used for anything, including a bookmark!

2. Make them a different type of bookmark, that actually goes on the bottom (or top) edge of the page! It's a cute, and inexpensive gift, that will always reminder them of you!

3. Or stick to the classic bookmark, one with a cute design, and a pretty ribbon! A reading addict can never have enough place holders, for their favorite books!

4. And lastly, take a few of your valentine's favorite books (or, if you want, buy them some new ones, they've been dying for, and can't wait to read), and wrap them in these cute homemade covers, and decorate the sides! You could right Love, or even their name!

I hope this post, helped you last minute Valentine shoppers out! Thanks for stopping by!(:

February 12, 2012

In My Mailbox #42

I haven't made an In My Mailbox, in a VERY long time! Yes, that's very true!

I'm actually trying to catch up with all the books I have in my shelf, that I haven't read yet! Once I'm pretty much done, that's when I'll go back to buying more books! I just feel bad, for books that have been sitting on my shelf for months, that I still haven't read them.

But this week I did receive one book...

The Peculiars
The Peculiars, byMaureen Doyle McQuerry.

"This dark and thrilling adventure, with an unforgettable heroine, will captivate fans of steampunk, fantasy, and romance.

On her 18th birthday, Lena Mattacascar decides to search for her father, who disappeared into the northern wilderness of Scree when Lena was young. Scree is inhabited by Peculiars, people whose unusual characteristics make them unacceptable to modern society. Lena wonders if her father is the source of her own extraordinary characteristics and if she, too, is Peculiar. On the train she meets a young librarian, Jimson Quiggley, who is traveling to a town on the edge of Scree to work in the home and library of the inventor Mr. Beasley. The train is stopped by men being chased by the handsome young marshal Thomas Saltre. When Saltre learns who Lena’s father is, he convinces her to spy on Mr. Beasley and the strange folk who disappear into his home, Zephyr House. A daring escape in an aerocopter leads Lena into the wilds of Scree to confront her deepest fears."

What's Coming Next Week? #23


The Fine Art of Truth or DareDeath Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3A House Like a Lotus (O'Keefe Family Series #3)So ShellyThe Iron Thorn (Iron Codex Series #1)

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare, by Melissa Jensen.
Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3, by Alexander Gordon Smith.
A House Like a Lotus (O'Keefe Family Series #3), by Madeleine L'Engle.
So Shelly, by Ty Roth.
The Iron Thorn (Iron Codex Series #1), by Caitlin Kittredge.


Bewitching: The Kendra ChroniclesThe Nightmare Garden (Iron Codex Series #2)The Vanishing GameScarletGraffiti MoonVarious Positions

Bewitching: The Kendra Chronicles, by Alex Flinn.
The Nightmare Garden (Iron Codex Series #2), by Caitlin Kittredge.
The Vanishing Game, by Kate Kae Myers.
Scarlet, by A.C. Gaughen.
Graffiti Moon, by Cath Crowley.
Various Positions, by Martha Schabas.