My Bookish Birthday Wishes!

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Well, it’s not  my birthday yet. My birthday is on Tuesday (May 10th) and since I didn’t get anything last year (my birthday was pretty much forgotten), I’m guessing I wont be getting anything this year. However, I still thought it would be fun to share with you guys what books I would love to get. These are just some of the books I am dying to get my hands on. If my parents surprised me with one or two of these books, I would be so happy. So parents, even though I’m sure you don’t read my blog….*hint hint* 😉

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YOUNG ADULT

NON FICTION

CLASSICS

Stacking the Shelves: Late Christmas Edition

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. I was really sick last week and with Christmas… Well things were just a little crazy and I didn’t get around to posting my Stacking the Shelves. So here are most of the books I got. I also got For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway but I already own it.

Goodreads Win: 

A Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Unexpected Billionaires #1) Katie LaneA Billionaire Between the Sheets (The Unexpected Billionaires #1) by Katie Lane

Overnight billionaires, the Beaumont brothers are thrust into life in the fast lane with exotic cars, private jets . . . and sex and success on their minds.

A commanding presence in the boardroom and the bedroom, Deacon Beaumont has come to save the failing company French Kiss. He was born to be boss in this glamorous new world of lacy lingerie and stunning supermodels. But one bold and beautiful woman dares to question his authority.

Olivia Harrington has dedicated her life to the company’s success. Just because Deacon is sexy as hell doesn’t mean he’ll make a better CEO. With a limitless supply of push-up bras and garter belts, Olivia turns her considerable feminine charms on Deacon to discover what makes him tick . . . and reveals instead the billion reasons why she wants him to stay.

From Erika:

Woodard_5.inddThe Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard

The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world

In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, “Black Sam” Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this “Flying Gang” established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success.

For Christmas (from my dad & Santa):

Poison Promise (Elemental Assassin #11) Jennifer EstepToo Close To Home Linwood BarclayThe Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) Rick RiordanTokyo Ghoul Vol. 3 by Sui IshidaTokyo Ghoul Vol. 4 by Sui Ishida

For Christmas (from my mom & Santa):

The Sleep Room Frank TallisThe Wasp Factory Iain BanksStorm (The SYLO Chronicles #2) D.J. MacHaleThe Haunting of Sunshine Girl (The Haunting of Sunshine Girl #1) Paige McKenzieBlood and Salt (Blood and Salt #1) Kim LiggettCan You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse Max BrallierThe Final Descent (The Monstrumologist #4) Rick YanceyRise Again (Rise Again #1) Ben TrippRed Moon Benjamin PercyGhost Trackers (Ghost Trackers #1) Jason Hawes Grant WilsonDracula the Un-Dead Dacre Stoker Ian HoltFlashback Dan SimmonsThe Abominable Dan SimmonsEverville (Book of the Art #2) Clive BarkerThe Science of Vampires Katherine RamslandEden (Eden #1) Tony MonchinskiBird Box Josh MalermanThe Boy Who Drew Monsters Keith DonohueThe House of Small Shadows Adam NevillThe Lords of Salem Rob ZombieDoctor Sleep (The Shining #2) Stephen KingThe Shadow Throne (The Shadow Campaigns #2) Django Wexler

Wishlist Wednesday: Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

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Wishlist Wednesday is hosted by Pen to Paper.

8864550Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier

Details: Paperback, 384 pages
Published: February 8th 2011 by Gallery Books
Buy it: Book Depository

Synopsis: Inside these pages lies unspeakable horror. Bloodsplattering, brain-impaling, flesh-devouring horror. You’ve probably read your fair share of zombie stories. But this time it’s different. No longer can you sit idle as a bunch of fools make all the wrong moves. All hell is about to break loose—and YOU have a say in humanity’s survival.

You have choices to make.

Moral dilemmas.

Strategic decisions.

Weapons. Vehicles.

Will you be a hero?

Or will you cover your own ass at all costs?

Can you withstand the coming hours, days, weeks, and months? Or will you die amidst the chaos and violence of a zombie uprising?

Or, worst of all, will you become one of them?

Review: Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant

7094569Feed (Newsflesh #1) by Mira Grant

Details: Mass Market Paperback, 599 pages
Publication: May 1st 2010 by Orbit
Source: I bought it
Buy it: Book Depository | or you can buy the whole trilogy 😉
My Rating: 5 Stars

Summary: The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we created something new, something terrible that no one could stop.

The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, bloggers Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives – the dark conspiracy behind the infected.

The truth will get out, even if it kills them.

Review: I have been wanting to read Feed for a very long time. I heard that it was really good but for some strange reason I just didn’t have high expectations going into it. I thought it would just be an okay read. I’m not exactly sure why I thought that, but I did.

I think it might have something to do with the plot. Which is crazy because it was great. Being a blogger you would think I would have loved the idea right away. I’m not sure why I didn’t think I would like it. However, once I started reading, it didn’t take me long to love it.

The characters were probably the biggest reason why I loved this book as much as I did. I loved Shaun. I thought he was hilarious and I wanted to be in the book just so I could be friends with him. Georgia on the other hand wasn’t my favorite. There were times I really liked her, and then there were other times I just felt meh about her. As for Buffy, I just couldn’t get behind her. There was just something about her I didn’t like from the very beginning. I couldn’t bring myself to care about her. The only other character that I’m even going to mention is Steve. He was a pretty awesome guy too. I loved when Steve and Shaun were together.

To wrap this all up, I’m just going to say read it. It is amazing. The next time I buy books I will not only be getting book two, but I will also go right ahead and pick up book three while I’m at it.

Feed by Mira Grant deserves the five Stars I’m giving it. I loved it. Please pick it up if you haven’t yet. You wont regret it.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t feel like I can get more into what I liked and disliked about it. Maybe someday I will re-read Feed and do another review. Better reviews (hopefully) in the future.

Also, I did buy the other two books the next time I bought books. I have also read them and they are amazing. This was such a great trilogy. One of the best I’ve ever read.