Saturday, June 30, 2012

Why Neil Patrick Harris should host everything

The man is a genius!! Is there anything he can't do?!?! (Don't answer that- I don't want my image of him shattered.)

*Yes, I know The Tony's were several weeks ago. Apparently I put this into a draft and then never published it. Don't ask, I'm just special that way. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cover Love

Several books that I'm looking forward to reading finally have covers and I'm amazed by each of them. The sad thing is that none of these books come out until 2013. It's going to be a long wait until I can get my hands on them.
Mind Games by Kiersten White- I'm intrigued by this cover of a face made up of faces and the description- In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab- Victoria's The Near Witch was one of my favorite reads of 2011. Her writing is beautiful so anything she writes will automatically go on my to-read list. The Archived sounds fascinating and the cover is stunning. I can't wait to read it!!

Everbound by Brodi Ashton- I was surprised how much I enjoyed Everneath (read my review here) so I'm really looking forward to its sequel. This cover rivals the gorgeousness of Everneath- I want a dress like that!!

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- I'm in awe of this cover. I don't even know what to say about it. All I can come up with WOWZA! I thought the new cover of Shatter Me was stunning and would be hard to top but this one blows me away! The tag line "They want to find me. I will find them first" has me on pins and needles  about what is going to happen in this book. Shatter Me (my review) was an unexpected thrill ride- I'm sure this one will be too!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pitch Slapped

I'm not sure what I love most about this Pitch Perfect trailer- the fact that Anna Kendrick can sing (girl crush!!), Rebel Wilson's sense of humor or No Diggity during the Riff-Off. I know this is going to be super cheesy but I can't wait to see it! 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Inner Workings of a Fangirl

This exactly how my fangirly brain works. My current obsession is Firefly. (Yes, I know I'm 10 years late to the party) I'm almost done with all the episodes so expect a fangirly gushing post soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

On several occasions I have declared my love and adoration for Hourglass by Myra McEntire. (here and here, specifically) More than once I offered to sell my soul for an ARC of the sequel to Hourglass, Timepiece. Luckily I did not have to actually sell my soul to get my hands on a copy. It turns out you just have to have really awesome friends who know of your obsession and take pity on you.

Those of you that I have discussed Hourglass with know that while I love Emerson and Michael that my heart belongs to Kaleb. When I discovered that Timepiece is from Kaleb's point of view there was a lot of fangirl squealing and there might have been some dancing around my house. And after reading Timepiece I can tell you that the awkward dancing was completely worth it- I loved this book!! I wish I could put into words how much I loved it. All I can say is that as soon as I finished it I started it all over again. Yes, it was that good!

Timepiece picks up shortly after where Hourglass ends. (If you're foggy on what happened in Hourglass you can read a quick summary of the book here and more in depth chapter summaries here.) The gang at Hourglass is in the midst of a crisis and they realize very quickly that if they don't locate Jack that all of their lives will be permanently altered. Timepiece, like Hourglass, is full of adventure, mystery, romance (really, really swoony romance!!), kick-ass superpowers, and time traveling. The addition of Kaleb's snarky and sarcastic point of view made me love Timepiece more than I thought I possibly could.

While I love all the action and adventure the emotional journey of Timepiece is what really touched me. I've admitted that I ugly cried over events in Hourglass but the moments that brought me to tears in Timepiece snuck up on me and caught me off guard with their impact. One of the many reasons I adore Kaleb is that he is so very broken. I don't want to spoil anything but Kaleb makes some huge emotional strides in this book. It's those moments that brought tears to my eyes. There is one really big emotional moment that took my breath away with it's beauty. Just thinking about it gives me chills!

Timepiece is a brilliant sequel to Hourglass. I can't say enough about this series- it has won a spot in my all-time-favorite series column. I'm so excited to see where the story goes in Infinityglass.

Those of you that are still insisting that you are Team Michael* all I can say is- come to the dark side, Kaleb will bake you cookies. He'll probably even bake them in his Kiss the Cook apron ;)

*Don't worry- I love Michael and think he's perfect for Em. I'm Team Kaleb for myself ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Nerd Girls

I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore this quote-
*graphic made by the lovely Christina at Swoontini.