Thursday, September 30, 2010


I had such a great turn out with this giveaway I decided to pick 3 winners. So originally it was a $15 book of your choice from Bookdepository for one person but now it is for 3 people.

Throuthehaze (Raelena)
Marlene Breakfield

Congrats! You won the $15 limit of a book of your choice from I have emailed you and you have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be choosen.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Books are Fun(5)..and movies

Today I was given $100 from mom and told not to spend it on bills or necessities but to spoil myself. So I did what my mom said. I mean who wants to disobey their parents.

I bought the following:

The Rude Awakening of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Dear John
She's Out of my League
I Love You, Beth Cooper
Jennifer's Body
Prom Night
Year One
Alice in Wonderland
Four Christmases
Family Guy: Partial Terms of Endearment (Banned from TV Episodes)

Yes for once I only bought 2 books and a crap load of movies.
I also received in the mail:
Kiss of Crimson, Kiss of Midnight, and Midnight Awakening all by Lara Adrian that I won in a giveaway over at Good Choice Reading!

TODAY I would say was a good day!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I decided to log on and see how my book suggestions form was going and let me tell you I have gotten a lot of great suggestions. A few books I have already read before I started this blog but that is okay.

Also, I noticed I have over 200 followers now. The last time I logged in I had 138 followers so that was quite a shock for me. I am almost done with my current book and will be posting that review rather soon.


100+ Follower giveaway--I have extended this giveaway, again because I have over 200 followers now and wanted to do a giveaway for that but just can not afford that many giveaway's at once. REMEMBER THIS GIVEAWAY HAS 2 SEPARATE GIVEAWAYS IN IT. Only one though it international.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall Giveaway

This is the Fall Giveaway and it was created by Good Choice Reading. It is a week long event. So, it goes from today( 9/22/10) to 9/29/2010. For my specific blog I will announce the winners on Oct 1st.

Now what giveaway is this blog doing??????

It will be a your choice book of $15 or less from Book Depository. Which means this giveaway is international as long as your country is shipped to.

All you have to do is leave a comment with the following information:::::

+1 Name
+1 Email
+1 Checking out the other giveaway's

BONUS Points
+1 Follow my blog
+1 Follow me on Twitter (EndStoryNxtBook)
+1 Submit a book suggestion or Recommendation (go here this will be verified)
+1 Follow me through Networked Blogs
+1 Leave a comment on one of my Book Reviews (go here to just see the list of books I have reviews of-they are linked to the appropriate post)
+1 For each blog on the giveaway you follow-will be verified

The following Bonus points do not have to be specifically for my giveaway they can be about the whole Fall Giveaway it self. When linking the post for the entire giveaway please link them back to ( That is also where you can find buttons and more information on the giveaway plus Good Choice Reading is the creator and host of the Fall Giveaway.

+1 Blog Post--url to the direct post provided please.
+1 Sidebar
+1 Announce it on Facebook --url must be provided
+1 Tweet it--Url provided and use #FallGiveaway (if you chose to just advertise my giveaway alone be add @endstorynxtbook)

--because obviously you will be promoting it.

+2 for totaling everything up


Monday, September 20, 2010


Okay so for some reason my fall giveaway post is showing even though I set it to be posted on the 22nd so I deleted it and will repost it so if you did enter already you will have to re-enter I have making changes to it and don't want you to miss your chance at anything. Sorry for anyone who has already entered it but trust me you want you chance at as many points as possible right?

Another thing, I have decided to do away with the Book Review of the Week. I am really busy with work and have my classes starting up here on the 27th thus making time to be able to pick a winner and post it will be harder and harder so there is no more Book Review of the Week. Sorry guys. I may bring it back it in the future but for right now there is no more of it.

Also, my Take Me There giveaway which is posted about on Black Fingernailed Reviews only has 3 entires be sure to click here to read all about it and enter it.

My 100+ follower giveaway is also still open so be sure to enter. Remember just if you are a US resident you can enter both parts of the giveaway. Only International is limited to one part.
CLICK HERE to be directed to that post. The giveaway has also been extended as well.

You will also notice that I will be slowing down on my reading once school starts. I hope to still read at least a book week but with work and school I am not sure how that will work.

I have also added a new page in which if you have any book suggestions or recommendations you can submit there using the form.

I think I covered everything. Oh and I have updated my waiting list page.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Two*Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt

Two*Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Paperback, 304 pages
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
June 2007

There are two sides to every breakup.
This is Jordan and Courtney, totally in love. Sure, they were an unlikely high school couple. But the clicked; it worked. They're even going to the same college, and driving cross-country together for orientation.

Then Jordan dumps Courtney-for a girl he met on the Internet.

It's too late to change plans, so the road trip is on. Courtney's heart-broken, but figures she can tough it out for a few days. La la la-this is Courtney pretending not to care.

But in a strange twist, Jordan cares. A lot.

Turns out, he's got a secret or two that he's not telling Courtney. And it has everything to do with why they broke up, why they can't get back together, and how, in spite of it all, this couple is destined for each other.
WOW! This book is really a great book. If you are someone who liked Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles or Take Me There by Carolee Dean then you would definitely like this book.

First it is written like both of those books combined. By this I mean, you get to be inside both Courtney and Jordan's heads in the alternating chapter that Perfect Chemistry did. Then you get to be in the present tense, so the breakup has already happened, yet flash back to how everything began like Take Me There did in the alternating chapter way.

I was drawn into this book after the first few pages. The fact that is starts off with them already being broken up is really a strange attention getter. By the end of the second chapter, or first Jordan's view, I didn't want to stop reading. By that time you already learn that Jordan is hiding something-you know what this something is but I won't say it.

I will admit that about, oh, 40 pages into the book I had a good idea as to why they really broke-up but, I was still wanting to continue. The way the story is you just can't help but not continue.

I will say that if you are someone who has a HUGE problem with the F-word then you may not want to read this book. Let's just say Jordan and his friend, B.J., use that word a lot.

Book Review of the Week(6)

Everyone can fill out this FORM.
You can nominate either your book review or somebody else's review.

  • All nominations must be turned in by midnight Friday night.
  • If you are nominating someone else's blog please inform them and suggest if they are not already following me that they follow me so that way they will know if their review was chosen.
  • Please do not nominate a book review that has already won. Be sure to check out the BRotW page for a list of all previous winners*THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE PERSON SIMPLY THE REVIEW DONE BY THE PERSON. IT CAN BE THE SAME REVIEW ANOTHER PERSON DID JUST NOT THE SAME REVIEW FROM THE SAME PERSON.
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  • It does not have to be a new book review. It can be one you read/wrote a while ago that you think deserves recognition.

example: If my book review for Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher was picked someone else can submitted another review for Thirteen Reasons Why as long as it wasn't the review I did.


Angela Z from the Book Buzzer's review on
The Card Turner by Louis Sachar
Here is a glimpse of her review

Title: The Cardturner
Author: Louis Sachar
Publication Date: May 11, 2010
hardcover, 352 pages

When Alton's ageing, blind uncle asks him to attend bridge games with him, he agrees. After all, it's better than a crappy summer job in the local shopping mall, and Alton's mother thinks it might secure their way to a good inheritance sometime in the future. But, like all apparently casual choices in any of Louis Sachar's wonderful books, this choice soon turns out to be a lot more complex than Alton could ever have imagined. As his relationship with his uncle develops, and he meets the very attractive Toni, deeply buried secrets are uncovered and a romance that spans decades is finally brought to a conclusion. Alton's mother is in for a surprise! - Summary from Goodreads

When I first heard/realized that this book was about bridge, I instantly thought about how it was definitely going to have boring, slow parts wherever bridge was involved, so I wasn't exactly enthusiastic about picking it up. However, Louis Sachar is one of my all time favorite authors, ever since I read his genious mastermind book, Holes. The Cardturner turned out to be hilarious from the start. Alton Richards, the main character, pretty much had the average personality of a teenager. But I found his life story to be much more interesting than that of a normal teen, especially......CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Book Review of the week DELAYED

This week book review of the week has been temporarily delayed. If I do not get to it by Friday then next week I will do two.

Sorry for anyone looking forward to this but I have been really busy and havent had the chance to post it yet. I am hoping to do it tonight or tomorrow. So for right now it is delayed.

In other news, I was wondering has anyone else thought a book sounded good but then saw how small it was and the price just didn't seem right? I mean like a book that is say $14 and is only 150 pages. To me that seems like to much money for a book that big that I can read in a day.

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Looking for Alaska by John Green
Paperback, 256 pages
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
December 2006

before. Miles "Pudge" Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Francois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creak Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

after. Nothing is ever the same.

I went into this book expecting a love story, when, in fact that is not what this is. This is more like the story of Pudge's journey to self discovery, in a way. The boarding school is displayed unlike any boarding schools you may see on tv or in other books. They break the students into two groups, "Weekday Warriors" and not. Pranks, alcohol, and smoking are big things in the book. As that all comes more into Pudge's life you see him start to evolve and begin love Alaska.

The book begin and caught my attention slowly then once it had my attention SLAM it lost it again. It is broken into two parts Before and After. Obviously, Before Alaska and After Alaska. However, unless you read the book you won't really get that.

I do have to share one small tidbit that I loved. It was one of their last pranks where the entire Junior class worked together. They were having some guest speakers and the Junior class paid for a male stripper to pretend to be someone else and strip. I can't say anymore on the prank without giving spoilers. I can say however, it would make for an awesomely amazing high school prank.

I can only give this book 3.5 stars because of it losing my attention after it had it.

Music Tuesday

I got this from Good Choice Reading

Today is Music Tuesday

You can do this a couple of ways:

1. Match a song to the book you're currently reading or a book you've read already


2. Just share a song that you used to listen to all the time or currently have on replay

Once you have picked a song
1. Post the video (if there is one) with the lyrics below the video

2. If you're matching it up with a book, you can add a picture of the book and a link to your review (if there is one)

Here is what I have on replay:

Hello, I'm your martyr, will you be my gangster?
Can you feel my trigger hand moving further down your back?
When you hide, hide inside that body.
But just remember that when I touch you,
The more you shake the more you give away.
Cold, but I'm still here.
Blind, 'cause I'm so blind.
Say never, we're far from comfortable this time.
Cold, now we're so cold.
Blind, and you're not mine.
Say never, we're far from obvious this time.
Wait another minute here,
Time will kill us after all.
Can you feel its second hand wrapped around your neck?
Fall into my eyes, fall into my lies.
But don't you forget the more you turn away the more I want you to stay.
Cold, but I'm still here.
Blind, 'cause I'm so blind.
Say never, we're far from comfortable this time.
Cold, now we're so cold.
Blind, and you're not mine.
Say never, we're far from obvious this time.
You're so endearing.
You're so beautiful.
Well I don't look like they do.
And I don't love like they do.
But I don't hate like they do.
Am I ever on your mind?
Cold, but I'm still here.
Blind, 'cause I'm so blind.
Say never, we're far from comfortable this time.
Cold, now we're so cold.
Blind, and you're not mine.
Say never, we're far from obvious this time.
Cold, you broke me from the very first night.
I'd love you 'til the day that I die.
I'm far too comfortable this time.
I'd love you from the very first night.
You broke me 'til the day that I die.
I'm far too obvious this time.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Books are Fun(4)

I love shopping at Borders. I don't like it when they don't have the book I am looking for, however, I seem to always find some good replacement books to get. Plus I found out they now have a Borders Rewards Plus. Which I of course signed up for. I mean 10% off your purchase everytime you come in. Who would say no? As well as bestseller hardbacks getting 40% off. It is so worth the $20 a year.

The books I got today are:::
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday(5)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! It's like shining a spotlight on the book we can't wait for to be released.


The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Releases: September 21, 2010

Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a ReplacementÑleft in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when TateÕs baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Ryein this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin

ARC Paperback, 392 pages
Dial Books
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
September 2010

What does it mean to be extraordinary?
Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school. Soon the two girls are as close as sisters. . . until Mallory's magnetic older brother, Ryland, appears. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe--but dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about he best friend and, worse, about herself.
Soon she'll discover the shocking, fantastical truth about Ryland and Mallory, and about an age-old debt they expect Phoebe to pay.
Will she be strong enough to resist? Will she be special enough to save herself?

When I read what this book was about I thought it being about faeries and the story line would intrigue me. However, I should state I am not big on fairy books. The thing that caught my attention about this book was what it was about.

After reading the first Faerie Queen conversation and chapter I could tell this was going to be like all other faerie books and not really have my attention. I had the hardest time actually wanting to read this book. The only reason I made it through the book is because towards the end I was drawn in.

I did love how after a few chapters or so they would have conversations that Ryland and Mallory were having with the Faerie Queen. It was like they were showing us the behind the scenes of the story. I found that as a very successful approach. That alone was one thing I wish more books would do. Well, books that deal with people keeping a secret or doing secretive things for a secret "being" they are.

Overall, it is not like every other faerie book out there but it still showed me that for whatever reason I just do not get into faerie books. If you do like books dealing with faeries I truly suggest you read this. You would love it. It does sort of have the "forbidden love" going with Ryland and Phoebe if you can consider it that. But to know what I mean by that you'll just have to read it.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Book Review of the Week(5)

Everyone can fill out this FORM.
You can nominate either your book review or somebody else's review.

All nominations must be turned in by midnight Friday night.
If you are nominating someone else's blog please inform them and suggest if they are not already following me that they follow me so that way they will know if their review was chosen.
Please do not nominate a book review that has already won. Be sure to check out the BRotW page for a list of all previous winners*THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE PERSON SIMPLY THE REVIEW DONE BY THE PERSON. IT CAN BE THE SAME REVIEW ANOTHER PERSON DID JUST NOT THE SAME REVIEW FROM THE SAME PERSON.
You must fill out this FORM.
The winner will be chosen by
It does not have to be a new book review. It can be one you read/wrote a while ago that you think deserves recognition.
Now on to this week's winner......
Another Book Junkie's review on Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick.
Nominated by: Dee from Good Choice Reading
Why was this book review nominated??::
Because I am A HUGE FAN of Hush, Hush and I remember how much I loved it and I love Amanda's review on it hehe.
Hush, Hush, by Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster's
Pages: 391
Overall Rating: 5/5

A little backdrop before I start my review of Hush, Hush. I have a habit of reading Goodreads reviews of books before I even start them. Why? I have no idea, because I rarely agree with them in the end. Going through reviews for Hush, Hush, I came across numerous reviews that said it was a rip-off of Twilight. (Resisting the urge to rant about this!) This creates loads of doubt for me, so I was hesitant on even starting this book. I mentioned this through on Twitter, and the lovely Dee from Good Choice Reading told me it was nothing like Twilight. DON'T BELIEVE IT! She said. (I might be paraphrasing. :) ) So now that all is said and done, I want to give her a big THANK YOU! You gave me the push I needed to start the book, and I. Am. Grateful. Aside from it being a young adult paranormal romance, with students in Biology class, I saw no similarities! (At least none that could be pegged as original Meyer ideas.) review.
You know what I'm going to say, right? Just look at that cover! It is sick! Love, love, love it!


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Book Review of the Week and other news

This weeks Book Review of the Week will be posted on Tuesday. I have been working double shifts everyday and I have Tuesday off so I will be posting it then.

As for the other news. I am excitedly happy to report that I won my first giveaway.
From Good Choice Reading. Thanks so much!!!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Follow Friday(6)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday(4)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine! It's like shining a spotlight on the book we can't wait for to be released.


Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Adam, now a rising rock star, and Mia, a successful cellist, reunite in New York and reconnect after the horrific events that tore them apart when Mia almost died in a car accident three years earlier.

However there was a 10 teaser blog tour for the book and here are the 10 teasers.

  1. It’s a sequel—but not. This is definitely a continuation of the Adam-Mia story, but it’s also a brand-new story, Adam’s own story. Some people who’ve read the book have responded by saying: “It’s not a sequel at all! It’s a totally new work.” Which makes me happy because I have misgivings about sequels (unless they’re part of a series).

    One other thing you might’ve deduced from the above blurbette is that you learn other people’s names and last names in this book. For instance, Mia’s last name is Hall. Adam’s last name is Wilde. And Mia’s parents are/were named Kat and Denny. Oh, look, I gave four things away. Well, I wanted to start with a bang.
  2. The story takes place three years later. There are many reasons why I moved the story three years after the events of IF I STAY. But you find out most of the important things that happened to Adam and Mia in the intervening years.
  3. Adam is the one telling the story. Which means that as you read the story, you are in Adam’s head, hearing Adam’s voice (warning: he curses a fair amount) and finding out what happened to him over the last three years. I’ll tell you: a lot of it is not very happy and much of it has to do with what Mia did to him.

    This is the first time I’ve written from a guy’s perspective, and having never been a guy, and having two daughters and only one very older brother, I wasn’t sure how it would go. But as soon as the idea to continue the story hit me, I knew it had to be Adam’s story. If I wrote from Mia’s POV, it would be an exploration of her grief, and I’d already done that in If I Stay. So it had to be Adam. I think I channeled him pretty well. My brother-in-law, no stranger to angst, was suspicious of who gave me keys to the secret club.

  4. So, Where She Went takes place almost three years after the accident—and Adam and Mia haven’t seen each other in almost all that time. The reason they haven’t is…Wait, I’m not telling you that! You have to read the book to find that out! Sorry to drop a bombshell like that and leave you hanging. It’s very impolite, I agree. But that’s sort of what the book is about (Where She Went, get it?).
  5. Did we mention that Adam’s band, Shooting Star, is huge now, and Adam’s a rock star? Well, they are. We are talking national phenomenon huge. Lady Gaga if Lady Gaga-rocked-it-like-Nirvana-huge. Multi-platinum, multi-Grammy huge. And Adam is the front man. The lead man. The one everyone wants. The one who shot the band to superstardom. And if you think this has made Adam happy, you are very wrong.
  6. Mia does get accepted to Juilliard. And she does go. But she isn’t going there anymore by the time the events of Where She Wentgo down. What happened? Was the pressure too much? Did she relapse? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. I will tell you that the role music plays in Mia’s recovery is both interesting and intense.
  7. Adam has a girlfriend, who’s not Mia. Her name is Bryn Shraeder. She’s an actress. Together they are a celebrity couple, tabloid fodder. Adam does not enjoy this part of his life.
  8. Where She Went takes place almost entirely in one night. You might remember that I enjoy the use of the flashback in If I Stay. Same holds true for this book, though I’d say the flashbacks are a little more specific to Mia and Adam. And during the present tense, instead of them wandering around a hospital, they wander around New York City.
  9. Remember what a nice guy Adam was in If I Stay? In Where She Went, not so nice. He’s been a bit, well, damaged by events. Which isn’t to say you won’t still love him.
  10. Remember how by page 17 in IF I STAY, Mia’s parents were killed and Mia herself was like a ghost? Well, guess what? Nobody dies in WHERE SHE WENT.But…I wouldn’t suggest you put away your box of Kleenex just yet. You might still need them.

Willow by Julia Hoban

Willow by Julia Hoban
Paperback, 336
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
February 2010

Seven months ago on a rainy March night, Willow's parents drank too much at dinner and asked her to drive them home. But they never made it--Willow lost control of the car, and both of her parents were killed. Now the only way she knows how to survive and control the pain is by secretly cutting herself. But when Willow meets Guy, a boy as sensitive and complicated as she is, she finds it hard to keep the secret that's written all over her body.

This book is full of so much emotion. It was hard for me to really get into it with feeling like I was going to cry. I am not saying I didn't like it because I loved it.

As your reading you can feel Willow's pain, sense all of her emotions. Then when Guy* comes into the picture you can feel her start to let her guard down. She starts to feel something other pain. With his help she is able to confront her brother about the night that changed their lives forever. With his help she realizes she will never be anyones daughter anymore. She starts to develop an emotion that for her she hasn't seen in seven months. Despite everything she keeps her "kit" and cuts when she has flashbacks.

I was getting really pissed when I had like 60 pages left and Guy showing and telling Willow that he has the strongest feelings for her and here she is pushing him away. Because as you read you feel Willow fall in love with him and it just made me mad that she clearly loves him and he loves but she pushes him away.

This story is a love story as well as a story about a serious issue, cutting.

*His name was Guy. That was something that did bother me a bit I didn't get why he didn't have any other name.