Friday, May 30, 2014

coppertone clearly sheer

Usually, I write about books on here, but this time I will write about coppertone clearly sheer. I just learned about this product and really enjoy it because it isn't greasy like normal sunscreen! So I don't feel weighed down but my sunscreen and I will be using lots of sunscreen now that it is almost summer.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014


This book is great! Really I haven't read anything like it, a pregnant heroine? Along with Vampires, Warewolves, and preternatural. How does she come up with this stuff? I mean, the labor alone, at the end of the book is crazy! (Hopefully that isn't to much of a spoiler)

Alexia is pregnant and still having murder attempts from the vampires, so Alexia only has one move, have a vampire adopt her baby so the assassination attempts go away. Not only that, but a ghost, on its last leg of existence on the brink of poltergeist, comes to Alexia and tells her someone is going to kill the Queen and Alexia must stop it. So, Alexia dives into the past of her husbands pack to figure out who might be trying to kill the Queen, and why.

Alexia is a great witty character. But it isn't just her. Ivy who is ever observant and always knows more than Alexia thinks, is just as entertaining.Ivy also has a few surprises up her sleeves. All the characters are wonderful and you get to see into some of their pasts a bit in this one, which is nice.

I can't wait for the next one!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Perfect Ruin

I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this book. At the beginning it was really hard for me to get into this book. It just starts going, and I have a hard time catching up, figuring out what is going on. Not that there is any action at the beginning of the book, it is very boring actually. I just feel like I am dropped in a story and have to figure out everything thing that is going on while a boring storyline keeps going. There is a disconnect for me right at the beginning making it hard to follow or understand the characters. I didn't even realize the main character's, Morgan, brother Lex was blind until the 4th chapter. It isn't blatantly brought up but hints at it so subtly that I just thought he was clumsy.

Let me back up a bit. Morgan lives on Internment, a floating city in the sky that floats high above the clouds from the ground. When she was younger her older brother Lex tried to jump off the floating city leaving him forever blind because of it. Internment is ruled by a king and everyone that live there is born betrothed to another, and parents have to wait in a queue to have children. Because they live on an island in the sky there is only so much room so when enough people die others can have children. Everything is peaceful, no one locks there doors on Internment, until one day a girl is murder, and everything is turn upside down for Morgan, and she begins to question the life that she lives.

Halfway through the book, it gets much better, and there is a lot of intrigue and action. Although there are a lot of questions left unanswered and a cliff hanger that I saw a mile away, I really started to like this book.

Overall it is a good book, like the authors last book there are some really great lines:

"First kiss lingers. It travels away from the lips once it's over, and it breaks apart and settles in strange places. The stomach. Fingertips. Knees",

"Plenty of rules are laid out for us in our history book. They were discovered by first being broken."

The author has a great way with words which I really enjoyed. If you have read Matched by Ally Condie and like it, you will like this book. There are a lot of similarities, betrothed to another, living until a certain old age and this dispatched.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Curtsies and Conspiracies

This one is just a good as the first one! Sophronia has her hands full in this one as she did in the last. Starts off with Sophronia's six month assessment at her finishing school, then someone is trying to kidnap her best friend Dimity, and she also has two boys wanting her attention as well as she juggling everything else.

I love the way the author writes, and this book in no exception. It is funny and witty and easy to read. I found it very hard to put this book down. Also, if you have read the Parasol Protectorate series, there are even more cameos from that series in this second book then there was in the first. Lord Akeldama even makes a brief appearance.

There is more spying, more Bumbersnoot, more of the Bunson boys then the first book. So, if you liked those aspects in the first book you will like this one too. I really can't find anything bad about this book. One thing I can't figure out at the end of this novel is will there be another? There are no cliff hangers and everything ties up nice at the end. Nothing really leaves you hanging as if there is another book coming.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Chaos of Stars

Isis the Goddess of motherhood and fertility has been having a mortal child every 20 years, to worship her and to remember her as a God. But this time around Isis gets pregnant early, 16 years instead of 20 years, and that makes her daughter Isadora, at 16 upset at her mom. Isadora, upset that her mother doesn't care for her because she is having a new baby to replace her goes off to San Diego to live her her older brother Siris to rebel against her mom.

The story is told by Isadora, there is the main story and then sprinkled about the story is told by her dreams that she is having, then there is the beginning of each chapter where she tell the audience reading a little about each Egyptian God and some Egyptian mythology. I love mythology, but this book didn't do it for me. Maybe because I have read Rick Riordan Kane Chronicle before this, it seems like the exact same mythology spewed out again almost word for word.

I loved Kiersten White's other novels. Fell in love with the Paranormalcy series, and read Mind Games and loved it too...but this book was just eh okay. It hinted at being as great as a Paranormalcy character. Isadora had her own catchphrases similar to Evie in Paranormalcy. Isadora's were: "Floods!", "I don't give a mummified cat" and "Idiot Gods" But it just fell lacking, the plot was lack luster and barely there until the last couple chapters. It was mostly about how much Isadora loves interior design which had nothing to do with the main plot of the book. And then there was the horrible romance part of it. The romance was cheesy, been done tons of time over and over so totally knew where it was going.

Maybe one of the reason I just thought is book was just okay was it was so cheesy and maybe even too immature even for a young adult novel? The two main characters are too outrageously gorgeous kids that are always ALWAYS getting hit on. And they themselves know they are gorgeous. This conversation just made me go, seriously?
"That boy is the most beautiful man I have ever seen!"
"Should I have messed up his food so he'll have to come back to the counter?"
"Yes! I want to look at him more. Is it too late?"
Agh! I almost stopped reading right there. If you want some Egyptian mythology, try The Kane Chronicles, it has the exact same pieces of information from Egyptian Mythology but it more action packed adventure with a better plot. This one going got a teensy be action in the last couple of chapters. If you like interior design though...this would be the book for you.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dream Thieves by Maggic Stiefavater

I love the way Maggie Stiefvater writes, there is so much in this book: humor, sadness, excitement, trepidations and much more. The characters are much more fleshed out in this novel. You get to understand Ronan, Gansey and Adam better. The last book ends with Ronan saying he pulled the Raven out of his dream. In Dream Thieves it is all about how Ronan pulls items on out of his dreams and how it is tied to Cabeswater and the ley lines. This book has the feeling of almost like Alice in Wonderland or Matrix.

There are tons of things happening in this book. Blue, Adam and Gansey relationship, Adam and his deal with Cabeswater, Ronan with his dreaming capabilities and his relationship with Kavinsky, Noah flickering in and out with the surging of the ley lines. Oh, there is also a hit man in the mix with the name of Mr. Gray. And, Gansey search for Glendower is still there but it isn't as demanding as the last book.

A lot is still not answered from the first book, and on top of that this book has you asking many more questions as well. Also, it ends in cliff hanger, as does most really good books and now I must wait another year!

This book is terrifying and beautiful, and I can't wait until the final book where everything will hopefully tie together perfectly.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blameless by Gail Carriger

This might have been my favorite of the series so far. Alexia is with child, and having just been disowned by her husband thinking the child is not his. To top it off Alexia must bunk in with her parent and in the course of one morning Alexia was announced in the paper about her "delicate condition", she was kicked out of her parents house, attacked by lady bugs, fired by Queen Victoria and had no where to live, and that all happens in the first couple of chapters.

Floote get more time in this book than the other books and he becomes my favorite character with his mysteriousness. Miss Hisselpenny doesn't get a much air time in this book which is why Floote becomes my favorite character. All the other characters from the previous book are in this one as well: Lord Akeldama, Professor Lyall, Biffy and Madame Lefoux.

Alexia goes through a lot in this book, more exercises she probably ever had running away from things trying to kill her, which is mostly vampires.

It is a great fun book and witty just like the last books!