Wednesday, March 7, 2012
It was super easy to pick a "new guy" for today. :P I just finished Tempest by Julie Cross, and I ♡ Jackson! A few things about Jackson Meyer: He..
- is 19, a college student.
- had a twin sister. He's dad is a CEO (I mean CIA agent :) They're filthy rich.
- keeps a diary/journal.
- can time-jump!
- has other cool abilities too...but I don't want to spoiler anyone...
"So...what are you doing tonight?" "Um...I've got plans with this really pretty blond chick." Expect I couldn't remember what we had planned. "It's a...surprise." "You're so full of it." She laughed and shook her head. "I can't believe you forgot your promise to spend an entire evening with me reciting Shakespeare...in French...backwards. Then we were supposed to watch Titanic and Notting Hill." "I must have been drunk when I said that" I glanced over Holly's shoulder before kissing her quickly on the mouth. "But I'll agree to Notting Hill."
I rubbed the blurriness out of eyes and sat up from the bench I had passed out in the cell. My jail cell. Because I'm a badass criminal. Or a really irresponsible time traveler who fails to collect proper and authentic documentation.
My Jackson is being played by model, Jacob Young.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I just finished Tempest by Julie Cross, and loved it so much, I have to feature it. Tempest is about time travel (which I'm a huge fan of ). It has a cool hero, Jackson (totally Book Boyfriend material : ), lots of secrets, time jumps, love and some family drama. Ah, it was perfect. *sigh*
- Time Travel
Thank you, Debdatta! I received the award last week, but I'm only posting it now, because today is my blog's 1 month anniversary. Yep, I've been blogging that long. Lol.
With great award comes great responsibility, of course :)
1. Link back to the person that bestowed the award upon you.
2. Follow the person that bestowed the award upon you.3. Pass along to 15 Lovely Bloggers!
The Lovely Blog Award flies away to:
Maria @ Fly High -Because I loved The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore!
Laura @ Colorimetry - Her posts make me laugh :D
Ginger @ GReads - Thanks for introducing me to SafetySuit! Happy Tuesday!
Jess @ Gone With The Words - For the beautiful design!
Emma @ The Book Barbies - For the The Fault In Our Stars by John Green review. I have to read this book soon!
Karina @Nocturnal Book Reviews - For the giveaway page. And also for the awesome reviews.
Aeicha @ Word Spelunking - For Tatted Thursday.
Andie @ From A to Z - For her great reviews.
Tara @ Shhh.... Not While I'm Reading - For having the cutest dog. :)
Wendy @ A Cupcake and a Latte - For the fantastic reviews on her blog.
Jude @ In Between Writing and Reading- For the beautiful pictures.
Tess @ My Pathway to Books - For the amazing reviews! And for her first IMM Vlog.
Chloe @ YA booklover blog - For the Birds!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
My Thoughts: Rot&Ruin is the second zombie-themed book I've read. And it's also the second best so far. I liked this book a lot, but Warm Bodies still remains my favorite. And I have to admit, I like to read zombie books. There is a lot more potential in them, than I thought. So I will definitely be reading more of them .
Rot&Ruin is the story of Benny Imura. He is a 15 years old, half-Japanese kid who lives in a post-apocalyptic world filled with zombies. It's a "new" world where people are living behind fences, in their relatively safe towns, but still very much in fear. Because the zombies are still out in the Rot&Ruin. And since First Night (when the Dead first rose), everyone who dies could become a zombie. It's like a post-apocalyptic Western. There is no electricity or internet or cars anymore. But there're bounty hunters like Charlie and the Hammer or Benny's brother, Tom. And they hunt the zombies.
Benny was sometimes TSTL (too stupid to live), but he kind of grew on me. He was sort of funny. And he changed, matured a lot in the book.
I liked Tom very much. He is different than the other hunters. He's like a Western samurai with his katana and zen mentality. And he's not just an older brother to Benny, but also a teacher. He likes to teach with questions, like: "Why?" "What do you think?" and "Think about it!". Very zen, but also a little annoying, but he was otherwise pretty cool, so it was okay. And I loved how the relationship has changed between the brothers. It starts with Benny pretty much hating his brother, then they go out together to the Rot&Ruin . . .
Benny Imura couldn't hold a job, so he too to killing.
The story starts a little slow, but then catches up. It's kind of scary, but nowhere near to Stephen King's level of scary. And there're not just hunts, zombies and killings in it, but also girls and love. No huge cliffhanger at the end, still I can't wait to start the next book. I have to know what will happen next.
I've listened to the audiobook version of Rot&Ruin, and enjoyed it. I liked the reader's voice and the pace of the reading was great.
If you like the Gone series by Michael Grant, the chances are good that you'll like Rot&Ruin, as well.
Title: Rot &Ruin
Series: Benny Imura #1
Author: Jonathan Maberry
Blurb from Goodreads:
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
2010 by Recorded Books
Goodreads - Amazon
Have you read Rot&Ruin? Do you like zombie books?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Q: What book would you love to see made into a movie or television show and do you have actors/actresses in mind to play the main characters?
My number one choice would be Anna and the French Kiss. But I've no idea who could play Etienne or Anna. Any ideas?
No. 2. The Disillusionist Trilogy by Carolyn Crane.
No. 3. Host by Stephenie Meyer. And No. 4. Warm Bodies! Aaand this one is actually going to be a movie next year. So excited!
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