Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A short but sweet hiatus


I, Cathee, am taking a short hiatus (actually a month) from blogging. That doesn't necessarily mean I won't be active in the blogging community, but I won't be active on my blog.

I never would have thought that I'd do this, but, for a few days, I don't feel like writing, or posting anything even thought I have so many post written up (but they do need some 'polishing'). I just don't feel like it anymore.

I'm giving myself a month. We'll see how it goes. Now, I can read WHATEVER I WANT.

F - R - E - E - D - O - M

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Just a Book Haul (24)

 I have decided to make a post like In My Mailbox. It's called Just a Book Haul... because that's what it is!

This was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! All the credit goes to her!

So, you can leave your links below to any meme that's the same (anything that's like an IMM)

So... I got 5 books in the last two weeks! Not bad :D

eBook for Review :

Confessions on an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett, thanks to Netgalley and Random House
*read and...meh...*

For Review :

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce, thanks to HBG Canada

Send by Patty Blount, thanks to Raincoast Books
Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler, thanks to Raincoast Books
Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto, thanks to Raincoast Books


Saturday, July 28, 2012

ReVamped : Book Review

ReVamped (Angel Creek, #1)

Title :  ReVamped 
Series :  Angel Creek #1
Author :  Ada Adams
Pages :  291
Release Date : Feb 20th 2012
 Publisher :  self-pub
Format :  Paperback
Source :

*Thanks to the author for  providing a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review!*

My Opinion :

I was really interested in reading ReVamped, mainly because of its purely kick-ass cover (what? Don't judge me! I love beautiful covers, people!), but also because of its popularity, and how nice the author was to her fans on Twitter. Also, the title and summary intrigued me.

Although ReVamped was a bit slow in the beginning for me, after about halfway through, it started getting fast-paced, action-packed, and I couldn't stop thinking about the pure awesomeness that this book is.

A stunning debut novel!

I almost ran into a wall while reading this book. I was too immersed into the story!

ReVamped is about Dawn, a young Born vampire, and the Vampire Us President's only daughter. But then, she is sent on her first mission; she has to go to Angel Creek to 'revamp' - or train - new vampires to guard and protect the humans in the city. But... what if she met love? And that she learned a handful of truths about herself, Ethan, Sebastian... and her mother.

I really liked how the characters were all built; they all had different personalities and didn't really deter from them! I love that the author was able to stick to them and not forget to develop and keep them throughout the book!

A talented author. A gorgeous cover. An awesome storyline. Not one, but TWO hot guys. Fast pacing. What more would you want? (I mean, seriously)

Rating : 

4 roses

Other reviews of this book :

- Gabby from Chapter-by-Chapter says : " I did not want this story to end "

- Kayleigh from K-Books gives "5 flowers" and says : " I couldn't put it down and was completely hooked from page one"

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scribbler of Dreams : Book Review

Scribbler of Dreams

Title : Scribbler of Dreams
Series : -
Author :  Mary E. Pearson
Pages : 223
Release Date : April 1st 2001 
 Publisher : Graphia Books / Thomas Allen & Son
Format :  Paperback
Source :

*Thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for providing a review copy of the book in exchange of an honest review!*

My Opinion :

Scribbler of Dreams may be a pretty old book (it was first released in 2001… I WAS THREE back then! Wut? I KNOW!), but that doesn’t mean it isn’t as awesome as any other newly released book!

Scribbler of Dreams is kind of a retelling of Romeo & Juliet, although fortunately, none of the love interests die! Ain’t that just great?

Its unputdownability makes the book even richer, stronger, and better! A must read for any Shakespeare fan, or any romance fan! Even DRAMA fans will devour this priceless novel in no time!

The story follows Kaitlin and Bram’s dramatic sotry as they quickly fall in love with each other. But, the thing it, Kaitlin is a Malone, and Bram is a Crutchfield. And their families can be considered as archenemies to each other. And so, because she loves Bram too deeply, Kaitlin hides that she is Malone, fearing what Bram would thing of her if he knew who she really was. She mainly hides it because her father killed his father (now, imagine how the family reunions will be 0.0) And as the non-stop lies continue growing, she’s not sure how she’ll tell Bram the truth about her identity.

The writing isn’t really the most sophisticated and lyrical writing that ever existed,  it has some sort of beauty to it, one that I didn’t think I’d find while reading this pretty awesome book.

I am really not a fan of insta-love; I find it, most of the time, stupid and not good at all. But, it wasn’t the case for this book; this book’s insta-love doesn’t happen because they fall in love with each other for no reason, but because they are pretty much the same, and they understand each other.

I felt like Bram (I thought that was a weird name… just wanted to point that out…)  and Kaitlin made a really cute couple!

But, one bad thing is that the book was too quick for me! I wanted more of the book, more of the characters, more of everything! And, the ending just felt rushed to me, as if the author couldn’t wait to finish the book.

Rating :

4.5 roses!

Other reviews of this book :

- Liz gives it '5 stars' and says : " it has become one of my favorite"

Other books by this author :

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WWW(W) Wednesday (17)


Alright, so I decided to mix one of my favorite memes (Waiting on Wednesday) and a new and cool-looking meme called WWW Wednesday. It's basically three questions(always the same), but I'll be adding mine : what are you waiting for? So, 
let's get on with it! 

What did you recently finish?

Erasing Time And ir was pretty good!

What are you currently reading?

Obsidian (Lux, #1) I'm rereading it for the 3rd time! GAH! DAEMON! I LOVE YOU!

What do you think you'll be reading next?

 Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator Probably that... I got it for review for August...

Added question: What are you waiting for? 

Soul Screamers Vol. 2 : My Soul to Keep • Reaper • My Soul to Steal  I really enjoyed the first bind-up, and can't wait to read the 3rd and 4th book in the series!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cold Fury : Book Review

Cold Fury
Click for the Summary!

Title : Cold Fury
Series : Cold Fury #1
Author : T. M.  Goeglein
Pages : 313
Release Date : July 24th 2012
Publisher : Putnam Juvenile / Penguin Canada
Format : ARC
Source :

*Thanks to Penguin Canada for providing COLD FURY in exchange of an honest review!*

My Opinion :

Cold Fury had a, surprisingly, compelling feel to it. I say 'surprisingly' because I wasn't expecting too much of the book.

Kick-ass debut! Although, I can say that I would have preferred more romance.

Although Cold Fury has about 0.01% of romance, and that I am a huge romance fan, I still found myself pulled into the entertaining story that Goeglein created.

In Cold Fury, we meet Sara Jame Rispoli, the daughter of the boss of 'The Outfit', a mafia group. Except she only discovers that she really is after her mom, dad, and little brother get captured- or worse, are dead. All of this because of the stupid 'notebook'; the best weapon to getting into The Outfit. Now, many people are after the notebook- and her, because she's got it. All she wants is her family back, and she'll use anything to get them back- even the notebook.

I couldn't stop turning the pages, because I wanted to see how the book ended... then I saw on Goodreads that this was a series! WHY, OH WHY! *sigh*

I liked Max and Doug, Sara Jane's friends, although I would have liked Sara Jane's and Max's almost non-existent romance had a bigger part in the book!

A perfect book for boys; action-packed and awesome!

I'm pretty sure this would make an awesome movie! With its awesome plot, and it's non-stop action, it would definitely attract teenagers.

A thrill-ride from the beginning till the end!

Rating :

3.5 roses

Other reviews of this book :

-Savannah from Books With Bite gave it '5 bites!' and says : '' Fresh, innovative, and daringly exciting"

Book Trailer :

Monday, July 23, 2012

Books to Graphic Novels : Why the Trend?

 Have you notice how many books are now made in Graphic Novels? I have. And so, I just want to discuss. So, this time, the issue is :

Books to Graphic Novels

Don't be shy and comment on your thoughts after reading the post!

First, I want to show you the shocking evidence :

Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel, #1)City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments: Graphic Novel, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush: The Graphic Novel, #1)House of Night #1 (House of Night: The Graphic Novel, #1)

And there are quite a lot upcoming Graphic novels!

Anyways, it seems like many Young Adult books (both popular and not that popular) are getting published into graphic novels. And, I love it. I love reading Vampire Academy : The Graphic Novel, although, since (I think), there is a movie coming up, it just messed up how I pictured the characters; I think that'S the only negative consequence about Graphic Novels.

Something good, is that it opens up to a whole new public; for example, I have this friend called Jean (this isn't her real name :D), and she loves Manga and Graphic Novels. She hates books without pictures in them. And so, if I wanted her to read Hush, Hush, she probably wouldn't want. But, if I'd show her the Graphic Novel, and she likes it, then maybe she'll give the real books a try!

Also, there is the fact that it can be read pretty quickly! I read Vampire Academy : The Graphic Novel in about 20-30 minutes. I needed more VA, and, instead of rereading the whole series, I read the Graphic Novel, and even though it wasn't as good as the real VA, I liked it.

But, sometimes, you take the chance that, by reading a Graphic Novel, you won't like it, but you loved the real book, and so, it will maybe ruin your opinion of the book, or maybe not.

What do you think? Any thoughts you wanna share? Have you ever read a graphic novel? Did you like it? Leave your answers below!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

City Of Lost Souls : Book Review

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

Title : City of Lost Souls
Series : The Mortal Instruments #5
Author : Cassandra Clare
Pages : 534
Release Date : Mya 8th 2012
Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry
Format : Hardcover
Source : Gifted

My Opinion :

I have been a fateful fan of Cassandra Clare since the first time I read City of Bones, a book I wasn't sure I would like. But I LOVED it. And my love for miss Clare hasn't died out. No; it has grown bigger. Even bigger with City of Lost Souls.

City of Lost Souls was filled with surprising twists that made me gasp.

City of Lost Souls is just after City of Fallen Angel's ending (which was a frigging huge cliffhanger!) and, let me tell you, when you start City of Lost Souls, even if you had forgotten everything that had happened in City of Fallen Angels, everything just FLOWS back to your mind.

As always, Cassandra Clare's writing pulls you in, and doesn't let you go away easily!

Jace really scared me in some parts of the book, and I was so utterly confused about what was going on with him. I wondered if he had really changed sides. 

Clary, fortunately, has gained a lot of maturity throughout all the series. I thought she was at her best in City of Glass, but in City of Lost Souls she was almost as great a character as she was in the third book.

I cannot wait to read the next installment in this thrilling series!

Rating :

5 roses!

Other reviews of the book :

- Ashley from Me, My Shelf, & I gave it '4 birds' : ''Her story telling ability never ceases to amaze me.''

Other book(s) in the series

Other book(s) by the author

Book Trailer :  

Friday, July 20, 2012

Knee Deep : Book Review : Blog Tour

Knee Deep

Title : Knee Deep
Series : -
Author : Jolene Perry
Pages : 176
Release Date : May 1st 2012
Publisher : Tribute Books
Format : ePub
Source :
*Thanks to Tribute Books for the eBook provided for the blog tour and honest review!*

My Opinion :

I was so thrilled when the blog tour host accepted for me to be on the blog tour. I had heard quite a few good things about this book, and the premise really sounded interesting to me.

Contemporary - and fantasy - fans will love KNEE DEEP

Jolene Perry takes you into the world of Ronnie Bird and Shawn, Ronnie's boyfriend. Shawn is what Ronnie calls 'her soulmate'- or so she believes. The book begins with them all lovey-dovey and nice, until Shawn starts getting more jealous of anything and everything. It starts affecting the way Ronnie does everything, and she begins being afraid of him. And then he starts hurting her. But... could he really do that? Ronnie believes it'S just because things aren't going well at home. But should she let him? And Luke, her lifelong friend, is starting to worry for her.

I loved that the book has different aspects to it; the Romeo and Juliet play, Luke, even Ronnie's best friend.

The love between Ronnie and Shawn was really heart-breaking. But, I thought Luke and Ronnie's forming love throughout the book was beautifully crafted! Bravo to Perry!

I know that this book deals with a harsh issue, and I find that more people should read books that discuss it, so that it never happens, and that if it does, that people react faster.

Knee Deep hypnotized me from start to finish.

This book may be really short, but sometimes the quality beats the quantity; as it did for this book. I felt connected to the book in a weird way; I cheered for the main character, Ronnie, to find a way to get away from Shawn. I just wanted her to be safe.

A great read I'd recommend to anyone looking for a great contemporary.

Rating :

4.5 roses!

Other books by the author