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Showing newest 5 of 12 posts from February 2011. Show older posts
Showing newest 5 of 12 posts from February 2011. Show older posts

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Book Review:Delirium by Lauren Oliver

DeliriumTitle:  Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Series: Delirium #1
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Date: 2/1/2011
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780061726828
Source: NetGalley
Purchase: Delirium (Delirium - Trilogy)

Summary: Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn't understand that once love - the deliria - blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love. (Goodreads)

My Rating:




My Review:  SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD:)

Let me just say YA Dystopia is fast becoming my favorite genre to read. I had previously read a couple of reviews of Delirium, and was a little skeptical at first, although the reviews were of course glowing. I  read the first couple of chapters and was hooked.
 Lena is so easy to connect to for me. Her friendship with Hana, and her upset over her mother's "death" are easily identifiable. Delirium introduces us to a world where LOVE is a disease, and at a certain age everyone must have a procedure to be "cured". The book was a little slow for me, but I couldn't give up on it, once Alex; in all his gloriousness was introduced I knew that i was in for an epic love story.
 I teared up when I learned that he was technically and " invalid" and when Lena ran from him I was heartbroken. I had to keep reading to find out if she went looking for him. The chapter where she went searching for him was a nail bitter for me, until she found him, and then of course I was in love with him even more from that moment on.
 When Lena finds out that her mother may be alive, I was almost as nervous as her, that is until they arrive at the "Crypts". I just knew that something was wrong. But hopefully there is a happy ending with that story.
 After Lena is busted and almost forced to have the procedure to cure her of Amor Deliria Nervousa ( what they call the disease love), I was praying and screaming at the book for Alex to show up and rescue her.
 The ending of the book had me crying, actually I was crying throughout the last two chapters.  I am hoping that the next book of this projected trilogy is out soon, and that Alex will be in the next one.
 Overall, I loved the book, the characters and Lauren Oliver's writing style. This is one book that I will pick up often.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

In My Mailbox.. 2/20/11

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by *Kristi* over at The Story Siren. It gives us bloggers a chance to share what we have bought/borrowed/ and received!!
 I would do a VLOG this week to show you all the amazing things that I have won, but a nasty cold bug has made the rounds here and I sound like a robot!!!

I didn't receive any books for review this week, which saddens me, but I did win some awesome goodies from a few giveaways and I also got my e-reader in the mail FINALLY!!

WON:
Bellyache: A Delicious TaleBellyache: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos, got the book an adorable heart shaped kitty ornament, and a mug!! Thanks Crystal!!!

I also won the Handmade with Love giveaway from A Review and Giveaway which got me some amazing prizes that are handmade of course!! No books, but I did win a Hide A Heart for my grandmother which is adorable! A gift certificate to Bath House Soaps which i promptly redeemed and let me tell you, the soaps smell WONDERFUL!!!
 There were a few more goodies, but I haven't received them yet:)
I also won the Follower Love Hop over at Lisa's Loves (Books Of Course) which was a $10 GC to amazon, I have yet to figure out what I want to buy though:(

So, even though there was only one new book, I think we did pretty well. As soon as I have this cold and all the ickies out I will be enjoying a nice soak in the tub and my new soaps!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Books with Love WINNERS!!!

We have winners!!! I would like to thank all of you for entering and following if you chose to:) We jumped up almost 100 followers and that is just totally awesome for my first major giveaway:) I am going to be working on a new mega giveaway once I get all these packages mailed off, so be on the lookout for that one:)
 We had 126 entrants with

Prize Package #1 winner:
Out of 591 eligible entries....
Entry # 57 - Penelope ( CONFIRMED)

Prize Package # 2 winner:
Out of 742 eligible entries...
Entry # 595 - Renee ( CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #3 winner:
Out of 637 eligible entries....
Entry # 407 Wanda (CONFIRMED)


Prize Package #4 winner:
Out of 590 eligible entries....
Entry # 279 Autum (Comtacted)

Prize Package #5 winner:
Out of 626 eligible entries....
Entry # 238 Yadira (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #6 winner:
Out of 558 eligible entries....
Entry # 92 Cheryl F. (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #7 winner:
Out of 564 eligible entries....
Entry # 111 Crystal R. (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #8 winner:
Out of 823 eligible entries....
Entry # 218 Wendy B. (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #8 winner #2:
Out of 823 eligible entries....
Entry # 578 Paula R. (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #9 winner:
Out of 615 eligible entries....
Entry # 496 Debbie B. (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #10 winner:
Out of 536 eligible entries....
Entry # 127 Linda H (CONFIRMED)

Prize Package #11 winner:
Out of 584 eligible entries....
Entry # 435 Victoria P. (CONFIRMED)











Winners were chosen using random.org and have 48 hours to respond, for those of you I already have address for please reply to the email sent so I know that you still want your prize:)
  I would like to thank all the sponsors for offering giveaway items and encourage you all to stop by their shops and to check out all the books that were donated:)

ARC Tour review: Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell

Fallen AngelTitle: Fallen Angel
Author: Heather Terrell
Series: Fallen Angel #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date: December 28, 2010
Pages: 310
ISBN: 9780061965708
Source:  Good Golly Miss Holly ARC Tour
Purchase: Fallen Angel

 Summary: Heaven-sent?

Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.

Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.

Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins a gripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil. (Goodreads)

My Rating:




My Review:  I gave Fallen Angel 5 moons because i LOVE the story!! I have read about vampires, werewolves, zombies, and all manner of other supernatural beings, but never have I read a story based solely on Angels. I read Hush, Hush and loved the story of a fallen angel, but Heather Terrell has brought out a whole new look on Fallen Angel. We have Ellspeth "Ellie" and Michael as our " fallen Angels" although from the beginning you are left wondering exactly what they are and why Ellie can't remember meeting Micheal 3 years ago on a trip with her parents.
  You are left wondering throughout the book if the two will ever figure things out. From flying to blood lust, you will wonder along with Michael and Ellie if they actually are vampires. There are a few supporting characters, and I disliked Missy right along with Ellie, but learned to love Ruth as the support that Ellie needed even if she didn't see it for a little bit in the book. When Zeke makes himself known to Ellie and Michael, you have to wonder who is telling the truth to Ellie, her parents; who may not really be her parents; or Zeke. And if she believes one over the other, where will her path take her; good or bad?
   The blurb/ summary of the book lets the reader know that there will be a battle between good and evil, but there really is only one small " battle" in the book and that is more towards the end. without giving away too much more of the book, know that in the end good prevails. Hopefully Eternity, the second book in the series will answer all the lingering questions and give us more insight into what exactly the purpose of Michael and Ellie is.
  Fallen Angel is a definite must read for lovers of Hush, Hush and Evermore. Heather Terrell prevails in her writing and storytelling.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Books With Love Valentine's Day blog Hop is FINALLY HERE!!!

Once Upon a Twilight

IT"S FINALLY HERE!!!! The amazingly awesome Valentine's Day Books with LOVE Hop hosted by the equally amazing ladies at Good Choice Reading and Once Upon a Twilight.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED... BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WINNERS POST!!!
Here at My Chaotic Ramblings, I have some awesome prizes for you lucky ladies!! And after you are done entering here, make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post and visit all the other amazing blogs for more chances to win!!

Ok, now on to what you all came here for.....
THE PRIZES!!!!!

PRIZE PACKAGE #1

You get:
Candy Construction by Sharon Bowers & 5 kits to make an awesome little creature
A World Of Cake by Krystina Castella and an awesome poster with beautiful cakes from the book!
Dining with the Dollar Diva by Elizabeth Fisher
Dinner for Busy Moms by Jeanne Muchnick

PRIZE PACKAGE #2
You Get:
and a really cool I (heart) Damon book thong from CinDesign

PRIZE PACKAGE #3
You Get:
Hardback copy of Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (read once and put away)
an adorable  I (Heart) Jacob cell phone charm from CinDesign
and as an added bonus:
This awesome I Love a Werewolf package from The Forks Forest
This 25mm vial and heart charm were made here in Forks Wa with sand collected from a werewolf beach. A small piece of local driftwood will be included with each purchase to complete the I Love a Werewolf collection.


PRIZE PACKAGE #4
You Get:
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball by Donita K. Paul (my review)
Glaen by Fred Lybrand
and two bookmarks for Deep Down True

PRIZE PACKAGE #5
You Get:
Glaen by Fred Lybrand
and two Deep Down True bookmarks


PRIZE PACKAGE #6 
A World of Cake poster
two bookmarks
Deep Down True by Juliette Fay
Glaen by Fred Lybrand


PRIZE PACKAGE #7 
You Get:
Two Book thongs from Glass Jewelry Plus
A World of Cake poster
Glaen by Fred Lybrand
Death of a Chimney Sweep (ARC) by M.C. Beaton



PRIZE PACKAGE #8( TWO WINNERS)
You get your choice of:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
and an adorable Moon and Star bookmark from It's A Blessing
OR:
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
and an awesome No Greater Love bookmark from It's A Blessing

PRIZE PACKAGE #9
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)
                                                         
You Get:
One awesome Dark Lover book cover glass tile necklace with 18in black cord necklace from Pumpkin Patch Designs
and your very own paperback copy of Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

PRIZE PACKAGE #10
You Get:
1 $15.00 Gift Certificate to Just Two Olives
where you can get one of these amazing car charms:


PRIZE PACKAGE #11 BOOK THONG SPECIAL
Your Choice of Black Dagger Brotherhood book thong
One twiriffic Twilight inspired book thong

And last but not least:
You also get a $10 gift certificate to use on anything in the shop or a custom designed item ( I'd go for one of her amazing book thongs)


OK, now that we know what all the prizes are all you have to do is fill out the form below for your chance to win, you DO NOT have to be a follower, but you can get extra entries for following via GFC, Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook.  Sorry to any International readers but since I will be shipping most of these prizes the contest is for US residents only

WHILE APPRECIATED COMMENTS DO NOT COUNT AS ENTRIES, YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FORM TO BE ENTERED 


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED... BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WINNERS POST!!!

DON"T FORGET TO ENTER AT ALL THE OTHER BLOGS FOR MORE CHANCES TO WIN GREAT PRIZES:


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