August 29, 2012

WWW Wednesday

Welcome to Turning Pages!

This week has been an awesome book week for me! I finished three books and enjoyed each one of them!

What am I reading now?

Demonglass (Hex Hall Series #2)

Actually I'm in between books, I just finished one this morning, but I plan to start Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins tonight. I loved the first book, Hex Hall and I'm excited to see if I enjoy Demonglass just as much if not more! 

What did I just finish reading?

Flawless (Pretty Little Liars Series #2)Perfect (Pretty Little Liars Series #3)

With such a good book week, I finished both the second and third segment in the Pretty Little Liars series. Flawless and Perfect! 

What do I plan on reading next?

Marked (House of Night Series #1)

This summer I tried to focus on reading series that have been sitting on my shelf untouched. And that's why I decided to read Marked, by P.C and Kristin Cast; the first book in the House of Night series.

August 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday!

Eternally YoursTitle: Eternally Yours.
Author: Cate Tiernan.

"After 450 years of living, Nastasya Crowe should have more of a handle on this whole immortal thing.... After a deadly confrontation at the end of Darkness Falls, the second Immortal Beloved novel, Nastasya Crowe is, as she would put it, so over the drama. She fights back against the dark immortals with her own brand of kick-butt magick...but can she fight against true love? In the satisfying finale to the Immortal Beloved trilogy, ex-party-girl immortal Nastasya ends a 450-year-old feud and learns what "eternally yours" really means. Laced with historical flashbacks and laugh-out-loud dialogue, the Immortal Beloved trilogy is a fascinating and unique take on what it would mean to live forever."

Release Date: 11/6/12

Thanks for stopping by, make sure to comment below with the title of the book you're waiting for?!:D

August 26, 2012

Book Review: Flawless

Flawless (Pretty Little Liars Series #2)Title: Flawless.
Author: Sara Shepard.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 352.
Series: #2, Pretty Little Liars.
Source: Purchased.
Publisher: HarperCollins.
Published Date: 3/15/07.
Goodreads Barnes and Noble

"In the exclusive town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, where the sweetest smiles hide the darkest secrets, four pretty little liars--Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna--have been very bad girls. . . . Spencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. And Hanna's obsession with looking flawless is literally making her sick. But the most horrible secret of all is something so scandalous it could destroy their perfect little lives. And someone named "A" is threatening to do just that. At first they thought A was Alison, their friend who vanished three years ago . . . but then Alison turned up dead. So could A be Melissa, Spencer's ultracompetitive sister? Or Maya, who wants Emily all to herself? What about Toby, the mysterious guy who left town right after Alison went missing? One thing's for certain: A's got the dirt to bury them all alive, and with every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message A sends, the girls get a little closer to losing it all."

Barnes and Noble
"Four pretty little liars have been very bad girls. Spencer stole her sister's boyfriend. Aria is brokenhearted over her English teacher. Emily likes her new friend Maya . . . as much more than a friend. Hanna's obsession with looking flawless is making her sick. But their most horrible secret yet is so scandalous that the truth would ruin them forever. And why shouldn't I tell? They deserve to lose it all. With every crumpled note, wicked IM, and vindictive text message I send, I'll be taking these pretty little liars down. Trust me, I've got enough dirt to bury them alive."

First & Last Line:
"Spencer Hastings stood on the apple-green lawn of the Rosewood Abbey with her three ex-best friends, Hanna Marin, Aria Montgomery, and Emily Fields."
"'Poor confused Emily. I bet you could use a bug warm girl hug right now, huh? Don't get too comfortable. It's not over until I say it is. -A'"


As I've mentioned in my review of the first book, in the Pretty Little Liars series, Pretty Little Liars, I fancy every cover in this entire series! Sitting on my bookshelf , they can't help but catch your eye with their bright and vibrant array of colors. I'm more than excited to purchase the rest of the books to finally complete the collection.

My Thoughts:

Continuing on from the first book, the four main characters Hanna Marin, Spencer Hastings, Aria Montgomery, and Emily Fields are receiving emails, texts, and even hand written notes from this mysterious person, signing each with the letter "A".

The notes may sometimes include instructions that need to be followed, but they always contain a threat of leaking and spreading a secret of one or even all of the four girls. Not wanting to expose themselves and their doings in the "Jenna Thing", the four best friends can't seek help from the police. Instead they have to overcome their past  and differences with one another, and stick together; they have no one else but each other.

But sticking together and promising to let each other know if another note was received isn't so easy when each note encloses one or more of their dirty little secrets. For instance, knowing that your dad is cheating on your mom with one of his students, your kissing and seeing your older sister's ex boyfriend, making yourself throw up just to look pretty or seeing guys you don't like just so classmates won't think your crushing on a girl.

All on their own, the four girls attempt to figure out who this "A" person is, and how he/she knows so much about each of them. And just when they think its all over, "A" strikes again...

For me, main characters make or break a book. If the main characters don't have some sort of interesting qualities, the story will become dull very fast. But Pretty Little Liars has absolutely no problem with that. The four girls each have so much going on, that at the end of each chapter you can't help but start reading the next one, and before you know it, it's well past midnight.

I love the television show, but I still have to admit, the books are twice as good!

August 22, 2012

WWW Wednesday!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

Before I get started on this week's "WWW Wednesday", I just want to ask what you all think of the changes I made to the blog!! It's not much, I know, but I went from two side bars to one (because I felt like the actual posts needed more room), I changed all fonts, the blog title, and cleared out the one side bar I have left. Please comment down below with your thoughts and any helpful suggestions or tips! Thank you!

What am I currently reading?
Flawless (Pretty Little Liars Series #2)
Currently you'll catch me reading the second book in the Pretty Little Liars series! Why Lisa, you already read that series? Well actually I only read up to the seventh book (I think there's a total of twelve now, or so?) and it's been a year. Since I never wrote official reviews on Turning Pages, not only did I think it would be a good idea to re-read the series so I could be caught up, but I would also be able to write reviews on each single book, than just one big generic series review.

What did I just finish reading?
Crave, by Melissa Darnell! At first glance this book is pretty big! I think it has around 450 pages, which is a lot for me in the summer. I usually don't mind reading any type of book during my two and a half months of summer break, but I actually prefer shorter books. I'm always out and about during this seasons, and shorter books are just easier to finish.

But I loved Crave! If you want to see what my thoughts are, check out my review!

What do I plan on reading next?
Perfect (Pretty Little Liars Series #3)Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society Series #2)
If you take a look at my left sidebar, you'll see my monthly TBR list. I might not go down the list in order, but I do tend to stick to the list! I think the next book I'll be enjoying will be either the third book in the Pretty Little Liar series, Perfect, or Uncommon Criminals, by Ally Carter!

Waiting On Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday! And welcome to Turning Pages!

The book I can't wait to see hit the shelves is...

The Indigo SpellTitle: The Indigo Spell.
Author: Richelle Mead.

"Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives. In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch—a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood—or else she might be next. "

Release Date: 2/12/13

August 21, 2012

Book Review: Crave!

CraveTitle: Crave.
Author: Melissa Darnell.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 432.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Gifted.
Publisher: Harlequin.
Published Date: 10/25/2011.
Barnes and Noble


Goodreads & Barnes and Noble.
"Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail. For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences…."

First & Last Line: 
"The last day I was fully human started off like any other April Monday in East Texas." 
"Until then, I would just have to hold on to every last second we had together and pray that it would be enough."


Writing book reviews, I love reviewing covers and their comparison to the story, as well. But sadly, I don't have very much to say about this all. The story inside is filled with forbidden love, romance, secrecy, and action (all great elements to create an eye catching cover). But instead it doesn't represent those nor any other parts of the story. The cover is generic and could be used for any ol' paranormal YA novel. The cover for Crave doesn't give the story any justice!

Story Line:

Every high school has that group of kids that not only think they run the school, but do. Their parents, usually on the wealthy side, not only allow those kids to have the newest things, but also control outside of school. At Savannah's school, these kids are known as part of the Clann; the town's original founders.

The Clann kids have been making Savannah's life hell after being shunned one day, back in the fourth grade. Not only losing her two bestfriends, but the boy she married at recess in grade school, Tristan (the next in line to become Clann leader). Savannah's been dealing with the bullying and harassment everyday since.

Rumors have always been flying around, that the Clann has magical powers, confirmed by Savannah's mom and grandmother who are also powerful witches (they were once part of the Clann, before being kicked out). Savannah learns that the past week she wasn't on bed rest because of a seasonal flu, but instead she was in the process of changing...into a vampire. While her mother, and nanna are powerful witches, her father on the other hand is a vampire.

Witches and Vampires (who are said not to be able to reproduce anyways) aren't allow to be together, which is all part of the agreement their forefathers had, trying to prevent any wars from breaking out. Being the reason why Savannah's family isn't part of the Clann anymore.

Savannah is told not to make any associations with any of the Clann members, especially Tristan. But like any teenager would, Savannah is having a hard time doing that. She finds herself attracted to him, and constantly thinking (and even sometimes dreaming) about him.Crave is filled with forbidden love, romance, mystery, action and so much more!

I love the characters, Savannah and Tristan, and especially Anne with her attitude! Nothing was overly dramatic, or overly "lovey dovey", like you would expect in such situations according to Twilight. The ending was the good kind of cliff hanger, which would keep the readers on the edge of their seats until the second book hit the shelves.

I love Crave and can't wait to continue reading the series!

August 14, 2012

Cover Comparison: Sarah Dessen Style!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

I don't frequently post cover comparisons, but I do enjoy doing them, and hearing what you, as booklovers and readers, have to say about the changes.

A little over a week ago, I was wondering the aisles of my local Barnes and Nobles, of course with my Starbucks coffee in hand, skimming books, looking at pretty covers, and just seeing what was new. Until my eye caught a glance at the Sarah Dessen books, and I choked on the signature green straw of my Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha, I realized every single book had a new cover!

Here are some comparisons!

The Truth About Forever

The Truth About ForeverThe Truth About Forever

Just Listen

Just ListenJust Listen

This Lullaby

This LullabyThis Lullaby

Along For The Ride

Along for the RideAlong for the Ride

Lock and Key

Lock and KeyLock and Key

Someone Like You

Someone Like YouSomeone Like You



Keeping The Moon

Keeping the MoonKeeping the Moon

The Summer

That SummerThat Summer

I do have to admit I REALLY like all of the new covers! But comment down below and let me know what you think about all of the changes, and if you plan on buying copies of the new covers!