Friday, May 31, 2013

My Momentous Month (11)

So I actually can make a real My Momentous Month this month, as I've read more than one book!

Books Read in May 2013:
  1. Lies by Michael Grant
  2. Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
  3. Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  4. Rush by Eve Silver
  5. Discordia by Dena K. Salmon
Reviews Posted in May 2013:

To Be Read for June 2013:
Anything I please. No more slumps. Though I'm hoping to finish my current read, The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg.

Favorite Book of the Month:
Rush (The Game, #1)

Favorites in each genre:
Dystopian Lies by Michael Grant
Paranormal Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Contemporary N/A
Steampunk N/A
Historical Fiction N/A
Fantasy Discordia by Dena K. Salmon
Science Fiction Rush by Eve Silver

Favorite Cover of the Month:
Rush (The Game, #1)
Yes, my favorite book is also my favorite cover!

Favorite Characters of the Month:
Male: Jackson Tate from Rush by Eve Silver
Female: Brianna from Michael Grant's Gone series

Favorite Setting of the Month:
Since The Fayz got the setting last month, I clearly can't do it again (though I really want to!). My other favorite setting was the world that Eve Silver created in Rush. It was super cool because the teens would travel to a different location and if they survived, they would come back to the exact time that they blinked out. It was amazing. I'll have a review up soon!

Feel free to join in on this on My Momentous Month. If you do, leave me a link below!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (48)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly waiting for.
 
This week I'm waiting on Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards.
 
Phoenix (Black City, #2) Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.

The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle.

Phoenix will be released on June 4 by Putnam Juvenile. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book Recommendation (6)

This week I decided to recommend some books and the movies that are based off of them! I'm a hardcore lover of most book-to-movie adaptations, even though some things are left out.

 

The Host (The Host, #1)
The Host by Stephanie MeyerThe book was monstrous, yes, but I read it in only a few days! I flew right through it without even realizing how fast it was going by. By the time it was actually over, I just wanted more! The movie was just the same. I actually saw it twice because I loved it so much! The characters were portrayed perfectly. I actually heard that there might be two sequels for this book, which absolutely blows my mind! I can't wait for them to come out.
Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I absolutely loved this book! R and Julie were both amazing, and I was so interested to see this as a movie. Once I finally saw the movie, I couldn't believe how amazingly funny it was! The movie was just perfect. I actually saw this one twice too!





The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stehpen ChboskyWhen I first read this book, I actually only thought that it was okay and I couldn't understand why there was so many amazing reviews surrounding it. When I finally saw the movie, it completely changed my view on this book. I'm hoping to reread it sometime over the summer, as I'm interested to see what I'll think the second time around. Nina Dobrev, Logan Lerman, and Emma Watson portrayed their characters perfectly, as did the rest of the cast. I've seen this movie twice too. I guess there's a pattern? 


 What are some of your favorite book to movie adaptations?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Book Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

Hunger (Gone, #2)Title: Hunger
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
 Release Date: May 26, 2009
Source: Purchased
Edition: Paperback (590 pages)
Genre: YA Dystopia
Cover Review: The covers in this series are rather boring, though the models always portray characters from the story. I think this is Diana and Caine?
Tagline: N/A
Series:
Gone #2
Main Character: Sam Temple

It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ.

Three months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers. Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.

Hunger brought even more to the table than Gone did. All of the characters are back, and some new ones are even introduced. Since the FAYZ has been up and running for three months, everyone is becoming hungry, as food has run low. When the FAYZ first began, all the stores were raided and now just about nothing is left. Sam decides that maybe it's time for kids to start doing some work, though nobody wants to join in and help even if helping guarantees survival. Some kids will never understand.

Everyone is hungry, and so is Gaiaphage. The Gaiaphage is a creature that lives in the caves. It can control people with its mind. It's scary, some of the people that it decides to control. Kids could lose their lives because of what The Gaiaphage does. The Gaiaphage's main goal is unknown, though let's hope that it never achieves it.

Though the hunger is new, one thing stays the same: children are still disappearing once they hit the age of fifteen. What happens after this is still unknown... the question is, would you want to know?

Sam is as great as ever. He continues trying to help everyone out, though maybe he doesn't want to. Sam knows that everyone relies on him though, and he won't let anyone down... especially Astrid and Little Pete.  There is still no more word of Astrid's power, so I hope that more of that gets mentioned in future books. There's a lot of potential with her. Little Pete is still cute and helpless, though he has one of the best powers. He can pull himself and anyone else into a completely different place, though he still hasn't gotten out of the FAYZ. Brianna has my favorite superpower: superspeed. How cool would it be to whip around town at lightning speed? Yeah, thought so. Computer Jack is still stuck in between. I feel as if he's just going to whatever side he believes will help him the most in life. He doesn't seem to like sticking up for himself either. Diana and Caine continue to be evil, though they are still my favorite characters.

One kid, Hunter, has the superpower of looking at someone and making them hot from the inside out. He's practically like a microwave. While in a fight with his friend, another friend steps between them and Hunter accidentally harms him. Because of this, a whole new war begins between humans and those with powers. How will Sam stop this one?

Hunger definitely made me want to read more, so I can't wait to check out Lies. Who knows what's in store next? If you have yet to check out this series, I seriously think that you should check it out NOW. It's unbelievably amazing. It combines all of my favorite things: superpowers, multiple POVS, and a mysterious setting.

Recommended for fans of:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
James Dashner

Notable Quotes:

"I had a hard childhood. Hard for my parents. Not that bad for me."

"Superpowers don't always make you a superhero."

Rating:

Have you read this novel? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

I joined Twitter!

So, not only have I recently updated my blog and joined Bloglovin, I also joined Twitter today! Hopefully I'll catch on soon for how to use Twitter. You can follow me @DwnritDystopian!

If you're on Twitter too, be sure to tell me in the comments below!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Blog Design!

After having the blue/gray theme going on at my blog for a while, I decided to take the challenge of redesigning my blog. I've had the blue theme for maybe around 8+ months, so I decided it was time for something new. I decided to go with mint green, because it's one of my favorite colors at the moment. It's just very vibrant but subtle at the same time. I decided to add blue to it as well, because it tied in with my last theme. What do you guys think?

I also updated my blog button, so if you'd like to take this one, feel free to do so!

Book Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Title: Gone
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: January 1, 2008
Source: Purchased
Edition: Paperback (558 pages)
Genre: YA Dystopian
Cover Review: This cover is okay. It's just two kids looking into the distance... although they do resemble the characters I pictured for Sam and Astrid.
Tagline:
Series:
Gone #1
Main Character: Sam


In the blink of an eye.

Everyone disappears.

Gone.

Everyone except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents--unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers--that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent.

The first in a breathtaking saga about teens battling each other and their darkest selves, gone is a page-turning thriller that will make you look at the world in a whole new way.

I read this book a while back, though I decided to give it a reread so that I could continue on with the series, since I owned up to book five. I'm so glad that I did! Gone was so much fun. On just a normal school day, the teacher of Sam's class begins writing on the chalkboard. Then, poof, he's gone. Just like that. Nobody knows where all the adults have gone, just that everyone over the age of 14 has gone missing. Also, nobody can leave the area. Some begin calling it the FAYZ.

A few years back, Sam, our main character, saved a school bus. Because of his past actions, kids look to Sam for help in this situation. They think that he would make a great leader. He begins to take charge. The only thing is, some kids begin developing powers, while others don't. This could definitely spark some jealousy.

After the poof, Sam and his friend Quinn meet Astrid. Astrid is one of the smartest girls in the school, so she was in a class with kids older than her... who all happened to disappear. Because she's so smart, she may be able to help solve the mystery of the FAYZ.

The only other problem is that there's another school nearby... Coates Academy. This school is for kids with "issues". Maybe they decided to rob a bank, or maybe they almost killed someone. Yeah, that kind of crazy. Anyway, the kid in charge of Coate's Academy is Caine. He has his own little group of followers, and he happens to have a great power. He can move things, no matter what size they are, without actually doing anything.

Sam was such a strong main character. He finally got the girl of his dreams as well, so props to him. I'm glad that he tried to help others, because not many people would try to fit into that role. Astrid was so smart that she was kind of annoying at times, though she began to grow on me. I think she and Sam are perfect together. Quinn is one of my least favorite characters. There's just something about him that I don't like. Little Pete, Astrid's younger brother, was so cute, though he is definitely a part of the bigger picture. Lana had the coolest power ever. She could actually heal others, so her power will come in much handiness over everyone else's. Caine was actually my favorite character, believe it or not. I feel like he means well with what he does, though at times I don't exactly agree with what he's doing. Diana, Caine's sidekick, had the power of telling how much power each person had. Maybe they were a two bar, which means their power was developing yet they have no clue about it yet. Or maybe it was a four bar, and they had strong powers.

Gone was definitely a great read, and I'd suggest checking this series out. I began to love all the characters and I was excited whenever the point of views changed. I think this book would make one of the best movies ever, no joke. I also liked how sometimes the characters intertwined, so you were seeing the same scene through different eyes. That was the coolest.

Recommended for fans of:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Multiple POVs

Notable Quotes:


"We didn't make this wold. We're just the poor fools who are living in it."

"It's vital to keep a sense of humor when the world seems to have suddenly become a very strange place."

"It's not about who's got powers, morons. It's about who's not afraid. And who's going to do what has to be done."

"One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof'. No flash of light. No explosion."

"Welcome to the FAYZ. Wherever, whenever, or whyever that is."

Rating:


Have you read this novel? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Help! Discussion Topics?

Hi guys! Today I wanted to ask everyone for a favor. I used to do discussions every Sunday, though I kind of ran out of ideas. Therefore, I was wondering if you guys would mind giving me some topics to discuss! I'll give you credit in the discussion, so don't worry. :) Thank you so much!

I'm also still looking for more bloggers to interview, so if you're interested, just email me!

New Releases: Week of May 26


Here are some of the new releases for the week!


Dare You To (Pushing the Limits, #2)Sky on Fire (Monument 14, #2)

And Unbreak My Heart in paperback!

Unbreak My Heart

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Interview with Kayla of Kayla's Place!



Today, I have an interview with Kayla from Kayla's Place! Her blog has been up September of last year! Let's get on with the interview. :)


1.Hardcover or paperback?

I prefer Paperback because Hard covers are really hard to get comfy with... BUT I loveeee having hard cover books on my shelf! I love the mystery of the actual hard cover - the part UNDER the cover... My favorite is the simple silver butterfly on Beautiful Disaster's Hardcover by Jamie McGuire. Love that simple touch.

2.Book or e-copy?

Both! I'm guilty of buying & reading a thousand ebooks - I almost feel like a traitor of sorts. I always said I'd never go to ebooks but ebooks are just so darn convenient. BUT I still go buy the paperback copy of the novel if it's one I LOVE. See, I've lived through cassette tapes, down to cds, now down to digital music downloads... and VHS movies, down to DVDs, now down to BluRay & who knows what else is coming... I still have cassette tapes in my closet in a box because I LOVED them... now I can't listen to them... So what happens when Epub & Mobi formats go away? That scares me because I love books & I grab them over and over again to read them. Having them on my shelf even after I've read the ebook is like a security blanket for me. :)

3. Library or book store?

I've always loved libraries - especially when I was in college. It was like my own personal safe haven. Now that I don't have much free time, I go to my local Booksamillion on my lunch break a lot. I'm comfortable at either honestly, but we don't have another great library in my area. :(

4 New books or used books?

I enjoy borrowing books from friends but there's nothing like getting your very own copy of a book and making the first indention in the spine all by yourself. Old books are such an amazing thing though. I love going to antique stores and picking up all of the old books. It makes you wonder what all the books have seen. Crazy sounding - I know - but can you imagine who picked it up first, why did they give it up, how many people & what kinds of people have read the book since.... It's exciting :)

5. If you were in a book, which type of character would you be? (EX: hero, villain, sidekick, etc.)

Hmmm I'd probably be the main female lead in one of those sappy romances gone wrong... the ones where she constantly screws up her relationships & totally misses the signs she should've seen.... that's just my luck... I wish I could be the hero though :)

6. Would you want the book you were featured in to be turned into a movie? Who would play you?

Hmmmm interesting question.... Of course that would be awesome but I think I'd rather be on the pages and not on the big screen... IF it happened to become a movie, I'd probably want someone unknown to play me... Some star who's not been discovered yet...


7. If you could live in any possible genre, which would you choose and why?

Urban Fantasy for sure!! If I could jump into a genre where all of those mythical beings were real, I would LOVE that....

8. If you could meet any one author, who would you meet any why?

No way could I pick just one! I mean... I love so many authors but there's a handful that I've read this year that I'd love to hang out with - not only because their books rock but because they seriously crack me up on Twitter & Facebook - Molly McAdams & Teresa Mummert...I mean, crack me up! Those ladies are freaking awesome. There's so many more that I'd love to meet though - Amy Bartol, Shelly Crane, Cassandra Clare, Stephen King, R.L. Mathewson, Shannon Dermott, Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Kresley Cole, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter... I mean, seriously the list goes on & on....

9. If there was a book about your life, what would it be called?

Life Goes On.... I've had so many ups & downs throughout my life that it's like a roller coaster. The one thing that I've learned through it all, no matter how many tears I cry & people I yell at, Life Goes On....

10. Which character in a novel that you've read most resembles you and why?

Uh oh... answering this one might get me into trouble so I have to plead the 5th... It would be one of those crazy romance novels - that's for sure. 

11. How many times have you read your favorite book and will you read it again?

Well, I don't really have one favorite novel... I have so many that are my faves (there's an entire page on my blog just listing them out) that if I kept reading them over and over, I'd never have time to move onto another novel.... I'm a sucker for re-reading novels though... I can honestly say that I read the Hunger Games Trilogy probably 5 times....LOTR novels about 10 times... Twilight probably 20....Dreamcatcher by Stephen King probably 5....

Thanks so much for letting me interview you, Kayla!


You can find Kayla on:

Kayla's Place
Goodreads
Twitter
Google Plus

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review: Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Between the LinesTitle: Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Source: Purchased
Edition: Hardcover (358 pages)
Genre: YA Fantasy/Fairy Tale/Contemporary
Cover Review: I really like this cover. Every time I look at it, I notice something different: the castle, the wand, the book. 
Tagline: N/A
Series: 
Between the Lines #1 (POSSIBLY!)
Main Characters: Prince Oliver, Delilah

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult and her teenage daughter present their first-ever novel for teens, filled with romance, adventure, and humor.What happens when happily ever after…isn’t?     Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.     And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.     Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.

Between the Lines is a new favorite of mine. Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer have come up with the most outstanding question: What do book characters do while the book is actually closed? They decided that the characters actually talk and become friends with another while the book is closed. They also have completely different personalities. Perhaps the evil villain is actually a really nice guy. Also, it's as if the characters act out the story. They actually have to get into places and not mess up their lines. This entire idea just amazed me so much.

The reader follows three different point of views: the fairytale, Delilah, and Oliver. Between the Lines is about a teen named Delilah who always finds friends in books. She ends up finding a book named Between the Lines and she absolutely loves it. The only problem is... it's a child's book. One of Delilah's favorite things about the book is that she can easily relate with the main prince, Oliver. Sometimes, Delilah even feels as if she can actually see Oliver move.

In Oliver's point of view, he just wants to leave. He's portrayed as a brave person, though he's not brave at all. The only thing he wants to do is get out of the book by trying to get somebody's attention. He feels that it's rather boring acting out the same story over and over and over and over and... yeah, point proved. He decides to go after Delilah.

Oliver actually ends up getting Delilah's attention and both become closer in the search to help Oliver get out of the book.

Delilah was such a relatable character. She loved books. How much closer could we get? If only book characters could actually talk... Oliver is one of my new favorite characters. He was just so funny. There's also the fact that he's a prince. Oliver and Delilah would be so good together.

I've actually met Jodi Picoult at a signing recently, and I found that there might possibly be a sequel sometime. I mean, there's definitely a cliffhanger, so I hope that there is one! If you're looking for a really fun and clever read, definitely pick this one up. I'm definitely going to read mine repeatedly.

Recommended for fans of:
Fairy tales
Jodi Picoult
Contemporaries

Notable Quotes:
 This is probably the most favorite quotes I've had in a while.

"Just because it's fiction doesn't mean it's any less true."

"That's what love is. It's some power greater than you and me, that draws us to one special person."

"Everyone Deserves A Happy Ending."

"In books, you always know what's coming next. There are no surprises."

"You may be real, but you're still stuck in a book."

"Talking out loud to fictional characters is just the tip of the iceberg."

"What makes a treasure a treasure is how rare a find it is, when you need it most."

"Maybe the reason I've never died in this story is that I've never had something worth dying for before."

"Who spit in your porridge?"


"She's not like anyone I've ever seen before. When I'm not with her, I want to be. And when she opens the book and I see her face, I can barely remember what I'm supposed to say, much less how to speak at all". I test the words on my tongue. "I think I might be in love with her. But how can I really know, since the only love I've ever experienced was written for me?"

"Is it really worth dying for the person you love?"


"Just so you know," I begin, "when they say 'Once upon a time'... they're lying. It's not once upon a time. It's not even twice upon a time. It's hundreds of times, over and over, every time someone opens up the pages of this dusty old book."

"Here's what no one ever tells you about love: it hurts, having your heart broken."

"The question is not if you're willing to die for her. The question is, can you live without her?"

Rating:

 Have you read this novel? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

 

Waiting on Wednesday (47)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that bloggers are eagerly waiting for.
 
Since I forgot to post mine yesterday, I decided to just post it today!

This week I'm waiting on Lexicon by Max Barry.
 
Lexicon At an exclusive school somewhere outside of Arlington, Virginia, students aren’t taught history, geography, or mathematics—at least not in the usual ways. Instead, they are taught to persuade. Here the art of coercion has been raised to a science .Students harness the hidden power of language to manipulate the mind and learn to break down individuals by psychographic markers in order to take control of their thoughts. The very best will graduate as �poets”: adept wielders of language who belong to a nameless organization that is as influential as it is secretive.

Whip-smart orphan Emily Ruff is making a living running a three-card Monte game on the streets of San Francisco when she attracts the attention of the organization’s recruiters. She is flown across the country for the school’s strange and rigorous entrance exams, where, once admitted, she will be taught the fundamentals of persuasion by Brontë, Eliot, and Lowell—who have adopted the names of famous poets to conceal their true identities. For in the organization, nothing is more dangerous than revealing who you are: Poets must never expose their feelings lest they be manipulated. Emily becomes the school’s most talented prodigy until she makes a catastrophic mistake: She falls in love.

Meanwhile, a seemingly innocent man named Wil Jamieson is brutally ambushed by two strange men in an airport bathroom. Although he has no recollection of anything they claim he’s done, it turns out Wil is the key to a secret war between rival factions of poets and is quickly caught in their increasingly deadly crossfire. Pursued relentlessly by people with powers he can barely comprehend and protected by the very man who first attacked him, Wil discovers that everything he thought he knew about his past was fiction. In order to survive, must journey to the toxically decimated tow nof Broken Hill, Australia, to discover who he is and why an entire town was blown off the map.

As the two narratives converge, the shocking work of the poets is fully revealed, the body count rises, and the world crashes toward a Tower of Babel event which would leave all language meaningless. Max Barry’s most spellbinding and ambitious novel yet, Lexicon is a brilliant thriller that explores language, power, identity, and our capacity to love—whatever the cost.

Lexicon will be released on June 18, 2013 by The Penguin Press HC. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Review: Tattoo by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Tattoo (Tattoo, #1)
Title: Tattoo
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 9, 2007
Source: Purchased
Edition: Paperback (260 pages)
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fairies
Cover Review: Alright, I'll admit it, this cover is kinda cheesy. 
Tag Line: N/A
Series: Tattoo #1
Main Character: Bailey Morgan



Bailey Morgan isn't the type of girl who shows a lot of skin, but somehow, she ends up in a dressing room at the mall with her friend Delia applying a temporary tattoo to her lower back. Never one to suffer fashion doubt, trendsetter Delia knows exactly where she wants her own tattoo: on her stomach, right where her shirt ends—can you say "midriff"? Annabelle, the quiet one, chooses the back of her neck, and tomboy Zo plasters hers on the top of her foot. The tattoos will last for three days, and Delia's sure that with them, the four friends will absolutely kill at the school dance.

Unfortunately, killing is just what someone has in mind, and Bailey, Delia, Annabelle, and Zo are in for the battle of their lives. Along with her tattoo, each girl receives a gift—a supernatural power to help them in their fight. As Bailey's increasingly frightening dreams reveal the nature of their enemy, it becomes clear to the girls that it's up to them to save the world. And if they can get Delia to stop using her newfound power to turn gum wrappers into Prada pumps, they might actually stand a chance.

 Tattoo is about a girl named Bailey and her three friends. One day while at the mall, a lady stops them at a kiosk and gives each of them a different accessory. When it's Bailey's turn, the lady tells her that she can actually pick which accessory she wants. Bailey ends up accidentally knocking over a drawer, and decides on the choice of temporary tattoos. While the girls go dress shopping, they each decide to put their tattoos on. Each girl decides on a different place. Even though they don't know how to put the tattoo on since they don't have water, it just sticks to them without it. Bailey ends up blacking out and seeing weird things when each of the girls put their tattoo on. Nobody else experiences the same thing, which kind of freaks her out. Immediately after the tattoos are placed upon their skin, each develops special powers. Zo can see the future, Annabelle can read minds, Delia can transmogrify any object, and Bailey can set fire to anything.

Bailey was such a great main character. It was interesting following the story through her footsteps. I really liked being able to see into her head whenever she was having dreams, because her dreams tended to be real. It's also pretty visible that something is quite different about her other than the other girls.

Zo was really cool. I liked how she was a tomboy and was jealous of other's powers. She didn't want to be able to see the future. I'm not sure if I would want to either; whenever she was seeing the future she seemed to be filled with pain.

Delia was the fashion star of the group. She was always worried about fashion labels and what others were wearing. You can probably imagine her excitement when she found that she could transmogrify a piece of garbage into a new Gucci.

Annabelle was my favorite character. She was usually very quiet, though her power really suited her. She could talk to others through her brain, read others minds, and she could also tell people to do something and they'd actually do it. It kind of reminded me of The Vampire Diaries, in a way.

Tattoo was such an interesting book. It was better than I thought it would be. I think that the entire story line and the mystical powers of the tattoos really intrigued me. I also didn't expect that there would be any other creatures involved, though faeries were just thrown in there and they ended up making up a big part of the story line. The only thing that kind of bothered me was the final fight. The buildup to it got me really excited and I just couldn't wait for it. I was expecting some huge showdown that would last a while, though it ended up lasting only like three pages. I ended up having to flip back to make sure that it actually already happened. I'd definitely suggest giving this novel a try!

Recommended for fans of:
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Paranormal Romance

Notable Quotes:

Your eyes surprise me every time I look into them and they're looking back at me. Your mouth surprises me, because you always seem to smile more with one half that with the other, like part of you knows a funny secret that none of the rest of us, not even your other half, can guess.

 Rating:
 

Have you read this book? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (10)


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's theme is Top Ten Favorite Covers of Books I've Read.

Time Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone There's just something about this cover that gets me every time. In real life, it has this cool sheen. It's so simple yet so cool!


Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater This whole series has amazing covers. I love how each one is a completely different color and how each cover has the same thing but with a different twist. 

Matched (Matched, #1)
Matched by Ally Condie This entire series has great covers as well. I love how each cover is a different color and it happens to be the colors of the tablets.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine, #1)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs I love how the cover of this book is an actual photograph. 

Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)
Hourglass by Myra McEntire This cover is such a mind bender. It looks like she is standing on the floor, though she's actually standing on the wall. 
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
The Selection by Kiera Cass This is one of the coolest covers out there. I love the color and the dress is just extravagant!
Revived
Revived by Cat Patrick Again... a blue cover! This one is just different, and that's why I like it.
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang This cover just messes with your mind. It's two faces, though at first glance you might only see one of them!
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green This cover is just super fun and bubbly!


Lucid
Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass This cover is super cool. I love how she's on the top of the cover!


What are some of your favorite covers of books that you've read?