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Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

Friday 30 July 2010

Beautiful Dead: Arizona by Eden Maguire

Review Coming Soon.
Oct. 2010

Wednesday 28 July 2010

The Water War FINAL Cover Revealed! + Help Choose Another Cover

Do you like it? I luv it! It is very appealing, I would definitely pick it up.

Now, wish to help again?

Eyes In The Mirror by Julian Mayer

This is the story of two girls, Dee and Samara. Samara is a cutter; she’s been cutting herself for a while now. Her mother killed herself a few years ago, and her father is distant and uninvolved in her life. His focus is work and his girlfriends. Samara is looking for herself, for a way out of her pain. That’s when she meets Dee. Dee turns out to be her reflection in the mirror – literally her exact opposite. They live in parallel universes where they can go through the mirror into each other’s worlds and also switch bodies if they want to. Dee first discovers this and enters Samara’s world to try to help her. When Samara realizes that there is a parallel world through the mirror, she is horrified. But eventually she opens up to it and the girls talk to each other all night long. They’re exactly alike but exactly opposite at the same time; true reflections of each other.

Every teen girl fantasizes about having a double and best friend rolled into one--an alter ego with whom she can trade places, allowing her to disappear. Samara is a troubled and lonely adolescent, prone to cutting, who desperately craves both intimacy and escape from her unfulfilled life...until she meets her reflection, Dee, the seeming answer to all her problems.

With dual and dueling points of view, EYES IN THE MIRROR provides a perspective on one girl’s life never before seen in YA fiction: from her own, and from her freer and wilder reflection.

Parallel universes, cutter girls, evil twins... This sounds creepy. Hence my first choice would be cover number 1, but I also like cover number 2 because I like the font, I'm just not sure it goes with the creepiness.

So let me know what you think about it, but most importantly let the people at Teen Fire what you think about these, and vote!

If you are a tweeter addict (you know who you are) here is a shortened link (http://bit.ly/bQylQZ).

Vote, Vote,
Tweet, Tweet.

Monday 26 July 2010

Books To Come: Fall Edition (Part VI)

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
To Come: October 05, 2010

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Did you just say Zombies? Did you just say post-apocalyptic?! I am so there!!! Plus, that cover? Love at first sight :O

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
To Come: April 01, 2011

Sixteen-year-old Tansy Piper moves with her grandfather and her mother, a horror writer, to the setting of her mother's next book--a secluded house outside of a tiny, desolate West Texas town. Lonely and upset over the move, Tansy escapes into her photography and the dark, seductive poems she finds hidden in the cellar, both of which lure her into the mind and world of a mysterious, troubled young man who died sixty years earlier.

The guy died sixty years ago? Got me.

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: EgmontUSA
To Come: September 14, 2010

This is a compelling and beautifully written novel about first love, first sex, and everything in between. Maddy Fisher has decided to fall in love. And not just any sort of love: can't-eat can't-sleep crazy in love. Rich Ross is after the same thing. He's set his sights high, and he's going to make it happen. The problem is, in life's messy whirlwind of friends and lies and sex and porn, the real thing can be hard to fine. But there's always a first time for everything. . .

Can't wait to read it!!

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
To Come: March 22, 2011

Annah knows she has a twin sister, but she forgot her long ago. Back when they went to play in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she and Elias lost her, and after that there was no going back to the village.

Life's been hard, but Elias has taken care of her, and living in the Dark City can help one to forget the horror of the Unconsecrated—if you try hard enough.

But when Elias disappears, Annah's world crumbles. To her, life isn't worth much more than the walking dead who roam the wasted world she lives in. It's not until she meets Catcher that she cares to start living again.

Yet Catcher has secrets. Dark, terrifying secrets that link him to a past she's longed to forget and to a future too deadly to consider.

Annah must decide: Can she continue to live a world covered in the blood of the living?

Or is death the answer to all her problems?

I haven't read the first one, but This sounds good, maybe it's time for me to start this series? Let me know if it's worth it!!!

The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller

Title: The Eternal Ones
Author: Kristen Miller
Series: Hopefully!Pages: 411
Publisher: RazorBill
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publish Date: August 10, 2010.
Rating: !!
Cover Rating:

Growing up in a small Tennessee mountain town is hard, but it’s even more difficult when you’re Haven Moore, she of the broken family and mysterious visions. For as long as she can remember, Haven has had visions of herself in another life, as a woman named Constance, who loved a man named Ethan. Constance’s pull spurs Haven to go to New York City, where she is drawn to the famous playboy, Iain Morrow, and their ominous connection to the mysterious Ouroboros Society.

Suddenly Haven is living a luxurious life she’s never even dreamed of, alongside a boy whose connection to her she can’t explain. But it seems like Iain is keeping secrets from her. What is his connection to the Ouroboros Society? What does the Society really do? Is Iain really Ethan? And if he’s not…then who is he?


Constance was in Love with Ethan.

That is the only thing Haven is sure about since she had the ability to remember. She has always had this visions about a girl named Constance, and this boy named Ethan, and all she knows about them for certain is that they were in love and they both died. These visions sure bring her great pleasure, but they also bring great pains. Her grandmother thinks Haven is being possessed by a demon, as a matter of fact the whole town thinks she's possessed. But Haven knows differently, and she is determined to find out what these visions mean, before it's too late.

This book is AWESOMEEEEEE!!!!!

Now that I got THAT out of my chest I can proceed to write some more.

I just can't put my finger in what exactly captivated me, perhaps it was the characters, the plot, one of the love stories, or the spellbinding way Kristen writes. Since the beginning this book captures your attention. Haven's visions give you a sharp contrast between the past and the present, but at the same time the two realities seem similar in some ways. As you read you won't get confused with whats past and present, which is good because on some books you can get completely lost.

This book is so good that I could be on page 50 at one point but look down a bit later and realize I am in page 143, the pages go by you and you don't even notice. The characters for me were as alive as you and me and displayed emotions as good as any living being. Haven's love and confusion and her determination to get to the bottom of things made me love her, and Ian is just a mystery character all book long. Some people might find the way Haven is confused a bit annoying, but I think that love can be confusing and terrifying at times, not knowing if the person you love is a killer can play with your mind. Plus we are in the 21st century, we can't trust people easily. Oh and Haven's best friend was a fresh twist, I love him!

On the romance department im in and out. I love the romance between Constance and Ethan, but am not as much a fan with Haven and Ian. Though gotta say that the first time they met it made the butterflies I sometimes have in my stomach dance and I had to read the pages again. Also, just a heads up, there is some sexual content in the book, but it won't bother much since it's YA and we don't really READ of the scenes, we kind of know whats coming and what happened.

I can honestly say the book kept me guessing as to what was going on. Never boring, never slow going, if the town people weren't hating on Haven one minute or the other Haven was already in NY getting into trouble. The mystery of the novel is tangible. The story is about reincarnation but that is not the only plot line, Haven is both discovering secrets of her past and present, killings that have gone without punishment, people that have gone missing, and lovers who might not be what you believe.

AGH! Read it!! The Eternal Ones is without a doubt one of the best books of 2010, don't let the simple cover fool you, this book is full of wonder.

PS; After you read the book the cover will grow on you a bit ;)

Saturday 24 July 2010

In My Mailbox!

*In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.*

This week was an EPIC week for books!!!!!!!!!

For Review:

1-Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen (Few chapters, not whole book)


My Dream Vampire Academy Cast

As you all surely know Vampire Academy is rumored to be turned into a movie. I have been putting my dream cast together for the past few days (trust me it ain't easy, depends on acting, the looks... pretty much it) and I think I got a solid idea of who I want and why I want them.

Now this is a YA series so remember that the actors must look, well, young.

Let's start with...

Actor's Name: Tom Sturridge or...

(Got the Actor's Name Wrong, Thanks Jadebrag for the heads up!)

Acting as...

Name: Christian Ozera
Status: Moroi
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Physical Description: Guy thin,
with a rather gloomy way, but it is very beautiful.

God I love Tom. Since Stephenie Meyer IGNORED me completely when I said Tom should have been Edward (not that she was listening in the first place lol) I think Tom has Cristian potential!!!! Who's with me!?!?!

And if not Tom well, Keegan looks pretty awesome!! And doesn't he look like Christian? He so does... I think I might even pick Keegan over Tom, oh the horror.

Name: Vasilisa Dragomir a.k.a. Lissa
Actress's Name: Kristen Prout
Status: Moroi
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Jade Green

Description: Lissa, a descendant from a long line of royal vampires, is a bit more fragile, and a lot more graceful and sophisticated. She also exudes a certain innocence, and charisma (part natural, part magical) that draws others to her. Lissa is described to be beautiful, with long, pale blonde hair and jade green eyes.

(Description from This Page and This Page)

Read the description of Lissa and then look at the picture of Kristen. Isn't that girl just perfect? And I have seen her act in Kyle XY, so I know she can pull off the good girl bit, and I am sure if she put her mind to it she can turn into a bit of a bad girl.

Name: Rose Hathaway
Actress's Name: Sophia Bush
Status: Dhampire
Hair Color: Dark Hair
Eye Color: Jade Green

Description: Rose has a nice curvy body, dark eyes, and C-cup boobage. lol She's pretty fit too since she does a lot of training with Dimitri. In VA she says that her skin is the color of the inside of an almond and her hair is so dark brown it's almost black. Rose Hathaway is a dhamphir, Known to have a bad temper, Violent, a Tease (*ahem ahem*), Envied by most girls at vampire academy, Hit-first-ask-questions-later attitude, known to defy authority, Practically an orphan since her mother left her in school the moment of her birth, best friend (and soon to be guardian) to princess Lissa.

(Description from Here and Here)

Lots of people are saying that she is too old for the part. And she may be, but she is just too perfect for the part of Rose! She is pretty, curvy, she can be a smart ass, and she can kick ass.

I LOVE HER FOR ROSE!!!!!!! I mean, there are lots of ways we can look past the age difference, there's technology and stuff right? She is a great actress!!

Name: Dimitri Belikov
Actor's Name: Ben Barnes
Status: Dhampire
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown

Description: "He was older than us, maybe mid-twenties, and as tall as I'd figured, probably six-six or six-seven. And under different circumstances- say, when he wasn't holding up our desperate escape- I would have thought he was hot. Shoulder-length brown hair, tied back in a short ponytail. Dark brown eyes."
-Vampire Academy pg. 9

At first I was a little wary of picking him, but that was before I saw his smile...

Isn't that just a gorgeous slap in the face? I could watch him smile for days, or you know about 2 hours of movie time. If he lets his beard grow a bit, grows his hair some more to where his able to make a ponytail, and puts on a little muscle weight, he would make a dreamy Belikov.

Friday 23 July 2010

Great Opportunity with CSN

By now most of you must know about CSN stores. They are this cool place who sell just about anything!!!! Like Bookshelves, a beautiful coffee maker (something everybody tells me it's absolutely necessary for college jeje), lamps, beds, bookshelves*...

Soo imagine how happy I was when they contacted me about reviewing one of their products! And even though they have beautiful bookshelves, I am going to review a DVDs and Blu-Rays Media Rack. The other love of my life are T.V. Shows, and I really need a new, well, media rack for all my Series. And besides, I already have 3 bookshelves.

Who knows, I may even do a giveaway *wink wink*, only maybe though I still don't know xD But if do I will let you guys know ASAP.

Reasons I picked this piece:
  • First off I looked at Dimensions. I have a fair amount of dvds so I thought that this piece with it's measurements of 41" H x 21.5" W x 10" D could certainly do the job.
  • Aesthetics, A.K.A. isn't it pwetty?! I think it is, and it would go great with my bookshelves.
  • If you look closer it has this little things on the sides that keep the dvds from falling, that deserves some serious brownie points.
  • I also like the little tubes on the back that keep the dvds from falling on their backsides. Support= brownie points.
  • And five, it has 5 shelves lol
If you want to look at it closer Click Here and it takes you to the page where it lies waiting for you to buy it.

Now let's see if my wishes come true and this piece lives up to my expectations, I have real high hopes for it =D

What do you think? Yay, or Nay?

*I know I repeated the word, they are just so wonderful!

Thursday 22 July 2010

The Hunger Games Merchandise!!

I went to the mall and found this by accident!!!!!!!! I love the mall!!! I didn't even know they were selling this!!

It was at Hot Topic, 22$. Isn't it just... Perrrfect?? I believe it is!!! When I took it to the counter to buy it the girl at the counter didn't know about the books. I know right!? Blasphemy, so I told her about them, the titles, when Mockingay was coming out... you know, the necessary.
She said she'd read it, I hope she does =]

So, how many of you want to buy this totally rocking shirt?

Wednesday 21 July 2010

We Need You To Help Pick a Cover (Again!)

Since the last time Teen Fire decided to do this, ask for our opinion on cover decision, they got so much feedback they have decided to make it a regular thing!! Yay us!! We are making a difference people!! (Am I the only one excited? -.-)

Anyways! This time the book we are going to help pick a cover for is called The Weight of Bones (uuuh spooky) by Janet Gurtler. Its coming out in April 2011 (2011!!!!) and its a YA novel.

Now Choose!




The protagonist is brainy Tess Smith, the younger sibling of her beautiful, popular, volleyball-scholarship-bound sister Kristina. When Kristina is diagnosed with bone cancer, it drastically changes both sisters' lives. This is a YA literary novel (in the vein of Jodi Picoult or Sarah Dessen).

My choice is number 1 because it looks awesome, I like the design on the skin, and for me the pose of the model and how you can't really see her entire face makes me think of someone broken, hurt, scared, and who wishes to hide from something (maybe hide from reality?). The designs on the skin, for me, symbolizes the cancer that lingers inside her skin, only visible to those who care enough to take a look.

Anyways, that's just me. I think the other covers don't represent the seriousness of the overall plot, although I would give number 2 a shot.

Since I know how much you guys just LOVE to Tweet here is a shortened link for you guys to re tweet the awesomeness that is this event--> http://bit.ly/9LwvuY

You can leave your comment HERE, and you can also let me know what you think, I am really curious.

PS; VERY soon I will be writing a super post about who I think should be the characters chosen for the Vampire Academy movie, I worked on the post all night and am still not finished lol

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