Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday!

From now on every Monday I will put up a song I really like, an upcoming artist, or something really epic in the music world! I hope you enjoy!
Today is a song called Unbroken on Demi Lavato's new album Unbroken. I actually just heard this song for the first time today and I am absolutely in love with it. The message is beautiful and I hope that you guys love it as much as I do! Leave a comment down below and let me know what you think about it!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

On My Wishlist (1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly meme hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. Its where I can list all of the books I can't wait to read old, new, or forthcoming. Hope you enjoy!

Lola and the Boy Next Door 

Ever since Anna and the French Kiss I have been awaiting for this book. And all of the book reviews make it sound amazing! Can't wait to get my hands on it and start reading it!

Summary from Goodreads:
Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.


I am a huge Vampire Academy and was so sad when the series ended but when I heard Richelle Mead is spinning off with another character I was relieved. I really really can't wait to devour this book.

Summary from Goodreads:

The first book in Richelle Mead's brand-new teen fiction series - set in the same world as Vampire Academy.

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Let me know whats on your wishlist, I would love to hear from all of you guys! 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cover Crazy (1)

Cover Crazy is a meme created by Tawni @TheBookworms to share bookcovers that we are thrilled about. This weeks book cover is Perfect by Ellen Hopkins. I love love love this cover. Its a beautiful mess of purple which is kind of ironic due to the title. I also love that it has purple( my favorite color). This book cover just makes me happy.
Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be. For four high-school seniors, their goals of perfection are just as different as the paths they take to get there.
Cara’s parents’ unrealistic expectations have already sent her twin brother spiraling toward suicide. For her, “perfect” means rejecting their ideals to take a chance on a new kind of love. Kendra covets the perfect face and body—no matter what surgeries and drugs she needs to get there. Sean will sacrifice more than he can ever win back in order to score his perfect home run—on the field and off. And Andre realizes that to follow his heart and achieve his perfect performance, he’ll be living a life his ancestors would never understand.
A riveting and startling companion to the bestselling Impulse, Ellen Hopkins’s Perfect exposes the harsh truths about what it takes to grow up—and grow into our own selves. Because everyone wants to be perfect, but when perfection loses its meaning, how far will you go?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: Redeeming Love

Book:Redeeming Love
Author:Francine Rivers

California's gold country,1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep.
Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside.
Then she meets Michael Hoses. A man who seeks his Father's heart in everything, Michael obeys God's call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel's every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw.
But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband's pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does...the One who will never let her go.

My Thoughts:
I absolutely fell in love with this novel! When my friend Sarah told me to read it I was a little hesitant at first due to the whole prostitution and religious elements to it but came to find that Rivers revealed the power of God's love through the darkness of the prostitution. When finished reading it I came to reflect on my own past relationships and how shallow their love for me was compared to the beautiful love Michael had for his beloved, Angel. Honestly, I wish there where more men like Michael in this world. Michael was the epitome of a gentlemen, he was kind, gentle but very hardworking, and he found beauty in everyone.

At the beginning of the novel I pitied Angel because she was so weak and because she was so trapped in the bonds of prostitution but towards the end I absolutely fell in love with her character. She became so strong and beautiful, everything a heroine should be in the end. She has to fight a lot internally a lot due to her lack of confidence in her strength and the lack of hope of ever fully being loved. I think many people can relate to her character because many  women come down on themselves everyday never feeling quite good enough to reach the world's expectations but at the end of the novel the reader comes to find that anything is possible as long as they can put their trust in God.

All in all I recommend this book to everyone. This book can teach a women how to see herself as truly free and a man how to love unconditionally. I hope you give this book a shot because I know I absolutely adored  it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In My Mailbox

So I just recently went by my local Half-Priced bookstore and picked these books up and let me say I am quite excited to start them! Let me know if you have read them if they were good!

Long Time No Posts :/

To all my followers,
I am really sorry for not posting anything for quite some time. I had a  super busy summer, believe it or not I didn't get that much reading in. I will really try to pick right back up on the posts and the book reading! I hope you guys are doing great and if you have any books, movies, or CD's that you would like me to review just let me know in the comments! Happy Reading!!!