Stacking The Shelves #10

seedI  haven’t really been doing Stacking The Shelves posts because a) I didn’t get anything, and b) I was in a big blogging slump. I did get some things from the mail, and also some E-ARC’s.

  1. Doodletopia Manga by Christopher Hart – This is such a cute book about how to draw manga! This was sent to me by the publisher (Penguin Random House).
  2. Smoke and Mirrors by Elly Griffiths – Sounds exciting!
  3. Glitter by Aprilynne Pike – I requested this from Netgalley.

My favorite one is the manga book. I just got it yesterday, and flipped through it. IT’S AMAZING!

My review of these books will be coming soon!

Pop Manga Coloring Book Review

cover-for-pop-manga-coloring-book-by-camilla-derricoI love this coloring book! The pages were good quality, with wonderful, drawings. I strongly recommend to people who are addicted to coloring books (like me). I always had an interest in Manga, and Anime. I always loved the plot, but what always interests me is the art. Japan art is beautiful with realism.

But when mixed with the light cute style, and the rebel pop we have today looks awesome! The production was phenomenal, and the hardcover is beautiful!! I also got the author other book Pop Manga. It showed you how to draw manga. I was astonished again. I love her work.

July Monthly Wrap-Up

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I totally jinxed myself. Last month, I said “Hopefully July will be even better”. No it was not better. It was really bad, and I mean really bad. I got into a blogging slump, and a reading slump. Only a few books and review compared to June. Well here’s my wrap-up.

                                                                 Reviews Done

Beastly Book Review – ★★☆☆☆

Graces (ARC) Book Review – ★★☆☆☆

The Invisible Library Book Review – ★★★★★

Half-Blood – ★★☆☆☆

The Wolf Road – ★★★★

A Court of Thorns and Roses – ★★★★☆

Vinegar Girl – ★★★★☆

The Star Touched Queen – ★★★★☆

Tokyo Ghoul – ★★★★☆

Between The Notes – ★★★★☆ Continue reading “July Monthly Wrap-Up”

Bewitching Book Review

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Title: Bewitching

Author: Alex Flinn

Blurb (GR): Bewitching can be a beast. . . .

Once, I put a curse on a beastly and arrogant high school boy. That one turned out all right. Others didn’t.

I go to a new school now—one where no one knows that I should have graduated long ago. I’m not still here because I’m stupid; I just don’t age.

You see, I’m immortal. And I pretty much know everything after hundreds of years—except for when to take my powers and butt out.

I want to help, but things just go awry in ways I could never predict. Like when I tried to free some children from a gingerbread house and ended up being hanged. After I came back from the dead (immortal, remember?), I tried to play matchmaker for a French prince and ended up banished from France forever. And that little mermaid I found in the Titaniclifeboat? I don’t even want to think about it.

Now a girl named Emma needs me. I probably shouldn’t get involved, but her gorgeous stepsister is conniving to the core. I think I have just the thing to fix that girl—and it isn’t an enchanted pumpkin. Although you never know what will happen when I start . . . bewitching.

Even though, I found Beastly really bad I decided to read the next book in the series called Bewitching. This one was way better, and didn’t have to anything with the previous story Beastly. I’m wondering how Beastly got turned into a movie, but Bewitching didn’t.

                                                                  Plot

This was a way better fairy re telling of Cinderella.  I can’t say it was fantastic, awesome, and I love it. But I can say it was better than Beastly.

Emma Bailey was always called ugly, and a freak. But, it didn’t matter because she still has her family. Her dad loves her to death, and her mom is not… what you call the nicest mom ever, but she was there. Fact #1: Emma’s dad is not really her dad, he’s her stepdad, but he loves her all the same. Fact #2: Her new step-sister might just ruin everything. Her relationship with her dad, her relationship with this adorable boy at school. And humiliate her even more. Kendra (the witch who cursed Kyle from Beastly) steps in to help. Continue reading “Bewitching Book Review”

Beastly Book Review

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Title: Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

Blurb: I am a beast.

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster.

You think I’m talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It’s no deformity, no disease. And I’ll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.

Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I’ll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

 

I don’t even know what to say about this. Except that I did not really enjoy this book, and I’m giving it a two star, and I wish I never spent my time on this book.

                                                                   Plot

This is a fairy tale retelling of beauty and the beast told in modern New York City.  And I’m always up for fairy tale re tellings. Those books are usually the best. Usually. Unfourtanetly, this wasn’t one of those cases. This was the worst re-telling I ever read! Continue reading “Beastly Book Review”

Between The Notes

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Title: Between The Notes

Author: Sharon Huss Roat

Blurb: When Ivy Emerson’s family loses their house—complete with her beloved piano—the fear of what’s to come seizes her like a bad case of stage fright. Only this isn’t one of her single, terrifying performances. It’s her life.

And it isn’t pretty.

Ivy is forced to move with her family out of their affluent neighborhood to Lakeside, also known as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Hiding the truth from her friends—and the cute new guy in school, who may have secrets of his own—seems like a good idea at first. But when a bad boy next door threatens to ruin everything, Ivy’s carefully crafted lies begin to unravel . . . and there is no way to stop them.

As things get to the breaking point, Ivy turns to her music, some unlikely new friends, and the trusting heart of her disabled little brother. She may be surprised that not everyone is who she thought they were . . . including herself.

Debut author Sharon Huss Roat crafts a charming and timely story of what happens when life as you know it flips completely upside down.

That was a really good contemporary read! I can’t believe this was the first book of the author. The writing is amazing, and the plot was beautiful. Continue reading “Between The Notes”

Tokyo Ghoul (Volume 1)

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Title: Tokyo Ghoul (Volume 1)

Author: Isui Ishida

Blurb: Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body—eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.

 

 

What. Just. Happened.

Recently I took a new interest in Manga (anime graphic novels like, Naruto, and Fairytail) and decided that Tokyo Ghoul would be my first manga read. I didn’t know it was going to be this intense. This awesome!

Plot 

In manga  anything can happen, and it will sound completely logical  in your head. This was one of those manga’s that can totally freak you out, but sound logical.

If that make sense.

18-year-old Kaneki has been living an ordinary life. He goes to college, has a best friend, and has a secret crush on a really cute girl. One day the girl asks him out on a date. Turns out the girl is actually a ghoul and wants to eat him. Just his luck. Kaneki manages to avoid Riza (the ghoul) attacks. By luck or by fate he gets out alive, but in severe need of an organ transplant. Unaware that the Riza (who is now dead) is a ghoul, the doctors transplant Riza’s organ to Kaneki’s body. Now, he is a ghoul hybrid.  Now he has to survive being killed by other ghouls or being caught by humans. Luckily, he makes some friends to help…

First off I liked that Kaneki started out as a normal boy, and as he learned about the ghoul world, we learned it with him. I cannot tell you how many times I start a book, and it has a Continue reading “Tokyo Ghoul (Volume 1)”