Thursday, November 27, 2014

December TBR


Hi guys! So today I will be sharing with you my December TBR (To Be Read)! 
So the first books on my list are my Meg Rosoff books. They are super short and easy reads so I can get through these no problem. Then I will be reading The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. I am super excited to read this because everyone has been raving about it for forever!!! 
I am so sorry that this post was so short! I love you all! Thanks for viewing! 
Happy Thanksgiving!
xxxx
--Ella

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November Wrap Up!

Hi people of the internet! So today I will be sharing with you the books that I read in November! BTW I actually took this picture! HAHAHA 
Ok I know that there is still more November, but when it is Thanksgiving, I believe that it is the end of November. So pretty much all I read was Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeveres. I am currently reading How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff and it is really short! But I might not finish it this week because I am super busy. So if you don't know what Grave Mercy book is about, then you should read my review on it, it is in my older posts. 
So that is all for this post! I hope you enjoyed and I will see you tomorrow!
Love you!
xxxx
--Ella 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MY RESPONSE TO: EBOOKS

Hello people of the internet! So whilst I am on Thanksgiving vacation with my family, I will not be able to post, but I have decided to give you one last post before I leave from Wednsday to Sunday! And for this post I will be talking about my response about Ebooks!
I honestly hate them, sure they are books except easier and more cheap! But personally I really love the feeling of a real book, the smell, the way you turn the pages and how real books ACTUALLY HAVE COVERS (I know they show the covers on the ebook but whatever)!!!! Have you noticed that borders and all the little bookshops that were so close to where you live have just vanished like *snaps fingers* that?! That is because of ebooks. Ebooks are slowly taking over the world and it is such a sad thought to think that there could be no more books in the world after that! I am willing to buy books online (REAL ONES) just because I love actual books! I am willing to pay 20 bucks (including tax and shipping) for that one book (my mom and dad actually pay not be BUT I PAY THEM BACK, TAKE NOTES CHILDREN) because I want to feel it in my hands. I don't care how much money it is, I will do anything just for a real book. I know my family is reading this and I am telling you know that I don't buy real books to annoy you or just for the heck of it, I buy them because I want to feel and read them and make sure that that money you paid goes to harperteen or penguin, etc (those are real book publishing companies) to support having a real book in my hand, not some overrated electronic disaster. And hey, at least I'm not buying drugs. 
So, in conclusion, I despise ebooks and how they are taking over the world. 
Thank you so much for reading! Love you!
xxx
--Ella

Monday, November 24, 2014

Booktubers!


Hello bookish peeps! Today I will be sharing some of my favorite book tubers! If you don't know what a book tuber is, a book tuber is someone on youtube that talks about books like does reviews and stuff!

1) My favorite book tuber is Sasha Alsberg! I love her so much and she is so nice and funny! Link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/abookutopia

2) Christine Riccio! She is so much fun and is so funny and amazing! Link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/polandbananasBOOKS

3) Tasha Polis! She is such a nice person and so beautiful! Link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/tashapolis

4) I haven't watched much of him but Tiernen! He is super funny and kind! Link:
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBookTuber

So that is it for today! I hope you enjoyed! Love you!
xxxxxx
--Ella

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Grave Mercy Review!

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Hello beautiful book people! Today I will be reviewing Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers! Let us get started shall we?
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
I loved this book, I loved how *****s and *****s love was so unexpected and came so gradually and slowly so I applaud Robin for that! This book had some amazing break neck action too! It was such a great page turner! I fell in love with this story and this author! Robin has such amazing talent and I can not wait to read some of her next books!
Thank you so so much! I love you all so much! Bye!
xxxx
--Ella

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TBR Books ( On My Shelf)!


Hello babes! Today I will be sharing with you my TBR! After I share, I will tell you how many books on my shelf that are part of my TBR!

1. #TheShame.... Twilight.... By Stephanie Meyer.... Ugh.... You guys know what this is! UGH I AM SO SHAMEFUL RIGHT NOW!!

2. The Hero's of Olympus series by Rick Riordan! I read Percy Jackson.... but not this.... sorry about it?

3. The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan! Gosh...

4. The Infernal Devices! I loved the Mortal Instruments by Cassie (Cassandra Clare) and I am so excited for that one day when I reach into my TBR jar and then pull out the piece of paper that says "The Infernal Devices".... How I long for that day to come....

5. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare! I AM SO EXCITED BUT I DO NOT WANT SPOILERS SO I NEED TO READ INFERNAL DEVICES!

6. The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare! I have so many Cassie Clare books in this TBR... But seriously though...

7. The Shadowhunters Codex by Joshua Lewis and Cassie Clare.... DAMMIT

8. Witch and Wizard by James Patterson. I am really excited to read this series!

9. S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst!! THIS BOOK I AM SO EXCITED TO READ!!!!!

10. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle M Paige! This book seems super interesting and I have heard the most amazing things about it!

11. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings! I love really action-y books and this seems like the perfect book for me!

12. The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu... KILL ME!

13. The Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout! I AM SOOOOOO FRIKEN EXCITED GODDAMN

14. Life as We Knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer! This seems like an interesting story and plot line...

15. If I Stay by Gayle Forman.... THIS IS TURNING INTO #SHAMFULBOOKCONFESSIONS asdfghjkl

16. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Yes this is the book that was going to be turned into a movie and Selena Gomez was going to be in but never actually happened. How do I know that? I shouldn't.

So those are all the books on my shelf that are on my TBR! If I counted how many there were in my life then that would be a long post.... But we have a total of 16 TBR series / books that I have to read! That is not as much as I thought it would be but at least it isn't 500! I love you all so much, I will talk later and bye!
xxxxxx
--Ella

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tiny Book Haul (7 books)!


Hello bookies! Today we will be doing a book haul.... It is barely one though! 4 books.... SO EXCITED!! So let us get started!

1) The first book it The Dead and The Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer! This is the second book in the Last Survivors series! I haven't read the first book (Life as We Knew It) but it sounds so good and I have heard nothing but good things about it!

2) The second book in this haul is the the third book in the Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer called This World We Live In! More excited....

3) This book is called How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff! I actually didn't buy these, I won a giveaway and the woman who was hosting it was kind enough to send them to me FROM THE FREAKING UK!!!! I am in the US and I am so grateful. But I am so excited to read these!

4) Now this giveaway had 4 Meg Rosoff books in it and this was the second one! It is called What I Was by (you guessed it) Meg Rosoff! I heard that these books were like contemporary I think. Please correct me if I am wrong!

5) The Brides Farewell by (LOL you are so smart!) Meg Rosoff! I think these are a series.... Correct me again if I am wrong!

6) Last (you are too good at this game!!) Meg Rosoff book is Just In Case!

7) I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS BOOK! This one is called The Madmans Daughter by Megan Shepard! THIS BOOK!!!! I have heard only the best of things about this book and seriously I am excited to read this series!


So that is my book haul! I really hope you enjoyed! I got all these books from bookoutlet.com and hpbmarketplace.com or Half Price Books (except the Meg Rosoff books)! They have really cheap books! GREAT BOOKS TOO! Here are all the links to all the books:
Madmans Daughter: http://bookoutlet.com/Store/Details/the-madmans-daughter/_/R-9780062128034B?terms=madmans+daughter
The Dead and The Gone: http://www.hpbmarketplace.com/The-Dead-and-the-Gone-Susan-Beth-Pfeffer/book/10405301?matches=210
This World We Live In: http://www.hpbmarketplace.com/booksearch?binding=&mtype=B&keyword=this+world+we+live+in&hs.x=0&hs.y=0&hs=Submit

I love you all so much! Bye!
xxx
--Ella

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cover Reveal!

Hello guys! So I will be doing a cover reveal of This Shattered World!! I know that probably a lot of you have seen this already but at least some of you haven't! If you don't know, This Shattered World is the sequel to These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. The cover was out a long time ago but yea! Here it is:

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.


That was the description! I hope you enjoyed this post! I love you all so much!
xxxx
--Ella

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki!


Hello book junkies! I am so sorry I haven't been posting! This wee has been super busy! With school and homework and yesterday I saw a play and went to IKea for a new bed and today I hurt my finger and EVERYTHING HAS BEEN HAPPENING! But anyway I will be reviewing The Gift of Charms by Julia Suzuki! 
In a secret land, far away from the habitation of man, dwell the world's remaining dragons -- hoping the dragsaur beasts have vanished forever. Here they try to live their daily lives, but all is not well and their talents are fading. Things change, however, when, from a strange egg, Yoshiko is born - a dragon with a unique destiny. Great adventure lies ahead as many challenges must be overcome, leading to a dangerous mission to the human world in attempt to return to the clans their missing magic! Can Yoshiko make it in time?
I honestly really liked this book! It was so interesting to read a book from a dragons point of view! This book intrigued me and was just super fun to read! The only problem was that it was a bit too predictable but there were also a lot of things I wasn't expecting. But yea... Julia you have such an amazing gift and I loved the story you told!
Sorry that this was so short! Thank you so much for all the views! I love you all!
xxx
--Ella

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Q & A!

Hi guys! This isn't really a blog post as much as it is an announcement but WHATEVER #REBEL!!! So I will be taking questions that anyone wants to ask me here in the comments or on my Instagram (books.andtea) so PLEASE leave some comments down below or on my insta! Thanks and I will see you later!
xxx
--Ella

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Top 3 Reasons Why I Love Reading!


Hello beautiful babes! Today I will share with you the reasons I love reading because well... uh... FUN!!! Let us do dis!

1) I love the bookish community! They are so cool and nice and just such beautiful people!

2) I love the thought that just tiny little symbols on a page can give you such emotion and feels and the stories that these little symbols can tell is just the coolest thing ever!

3) Sometimes I feel super depressed and sad so when I read it takes all my problems away and takes me to another world and it makes me happy so yea!

I am so sorry that this was so short but I still hope you enjoyed it! I love you! Thanks and bye!
xxx
--Ella

Monday, November 10, 2014

Opposite Book Tag!



Hi Everyone! Sorry that I haven't been posting, I have been soo freaking busy! Today we will be doing the Opposite Book tag! Let's jump into dis rivaaaaaa!!

1) First book in your collection/Last book you bought.
Well I have a lot of children's books on my shelf from my childhood and I don't know when I got which first. Instead I will not count those. Um.. I think it is the Laura Ingalls Wilder series! And the latest book I bought is I think Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (my current read!)!

2) A cheap book/An expensive book.
A paperback and a hardcover. Bam

3) A book with a male protagonist/One with a female protagonist.
The Percy Jackson series (Percy Jackson) by Rick Riorden and the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead (Rose Hathaway).

4) A book you read fast/One that took you long to read.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Divergent by Veronica Roth. 

5) Pretty cover/Ugly cover.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and The Vampire Academy series covers... Ew.. 

6) A national book/An international book.
I don't get this question? xD

7) A thin book/A thick book.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling and Lux Beginnings by Jennifer L Armentrout.

8) Fiction book/Non-fiction book.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer! There are a lot of vampires in this post... oops?  And the Laura Ingalls Wilder series (it is about her life). 

9) Very (way too) romantic book/Action book.
Okay there isn't a "way too" romantic book okay? Okay *cries*. Anna and the French Kiss and Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

10) A book that made you happy/One that made you sad. 
Anna and the French Kiss just keeps appearing here! And The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (I love this book though!)!!

So that is the Opposite Book Tag!  Thank you so much for the views! 
I love yall! 
xxx
--Ella

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Looking for Alaska Review!!


Hello guys! Today I will be doing a my first review in a WHILE!! You know what I will be reviewing by the title of this post, so let's get started!
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole life has been one big non-event. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-butboring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into a new life, and steals his heart. After. Nothing is ever the same.
This book was so eye opening to the world and teenagers and people in general. It makes me think about what people might be going through in their lives and what people have to deal with in their lives. Just like every one of John's books it is definitely one of the most influential books in my life. Thank you John for bringing this magical story into my life. 
Sorry this was so short! I love you all so so so much! Thanks for the views!
Bye!
xxx
--Ella 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Autumn Book Recommendations!

Hello bookies! Today I will be posting about my favorite Autumn recommendations! Now these are going to be a bunch of contemps because these are just some books that you can snuggle down with the whole day!

1. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. This is a contemp (contemporary) and it is about this girl named Anna (of course). Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, this is why she is more than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris ( insert sarcasm here)--until she meets √Čtienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, √Čtienne has it all...including a serious girlfriend.... oops? But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Now you have to get under the covers and read to find out! I loved this book, it was so cute and so well written. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ stars! 

2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Contemp! Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving them. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere, everything was great for them. Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from the fandom, but Cath can’t let go. It means too much. She doesn’t want to. Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? I related to this book so much. I was nodding my head through the entire thing. I loved Cath's character development in this book. Rainbow Rowell sure can write a story and I just love her stories, her characters, her writing style, all of it! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ stars!

3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. We just have amazing contemps here! Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Eleanor has red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor. Park... well, he knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. I loved this story. The love was just so unique and real and wonderful to see how it became and grew and this story was so beautiful. Rainbow can really capture love in a real and beautiful way that is so much fun and heart warming to read about. She can capture the feeling and sometimes I feel like she actually goes into the human mind (I know this sounds creepy but keep reading, get's better!) and can capture that feeling of love and being a teenager. I loved this book so so so much and I highly recommend it. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ stars!

4. Paper Towns by John Green. Contemp. What else in new? Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew... This book was so confusing but so cool and mysterious and omg this book! If you read TFIOS then you are going to love this! ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 1/2 stars! 

5. You can guess this. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Now when you are snuggling down in your bed/couch or whatever, make sure you have tissues. Okay? Okay. BRB crying... ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  stars!

So those were my top five favorite Autumn recommendations! Thanks for all the views! Love you all!
Bye!
xxx
--Ella