Four is Free!!!

WooHoo! Four if free! If you are a Divergent fan you know what I'm talking about. if you have no idea what Divergent is, well, you should go read Veronica Roth's awesome novel right now!!! Not sure what it's about? Go check out my review HERE! Because the pre-orders for Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, reached 35,000 copies, Veronica Roth wrote a little something for all of us Four fans! You can check out Roth's blog HERE and you can check out the Four is Free short scene HERE!

Top Ten Tues: Fav. Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish . Each week there will post a new Top Ten list complete with one of our bloggers’ answers. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND post a comment on our post with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday post to share with us and all those who are participating. If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week is...

Top Ten All time Favorite Characters in Books

1. Silvie from The Lost Books series by Ted Dekker: She is a great female character-brave, witty, and can throw knives like no body's business!

2. The Weasley twins from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: They were too fun and hilarious! They added that extra something to the series!

3. Grover from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan: He was a riot! Grover so clever and charming! I laughed so much concerning Grover!

4. Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth: Four was someone I enjoyed for similar reasons I loved Edward Cullen.

5. Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger games series by Suzanne Collins: What more could you ask for from a female lead? Hard-core, strong, has it all together? I just loved Katniss!

6. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: I despised him for the majority of the series but in the end, he won me over! He was misunderstood and that made for a great ending!

7. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: I adored Sirius! I especially liked that he treated Harry more adult-like than all the others.

8. Johnis from the Lost Books series by Ted Dekker: He was the underdog who became a great leader. His calm and somewhat private demeanor made me really like Johnis.

9. Edward Cullen from the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer: The obvious reasons :)

10. Minho from the Maze Runner series by James Dashner: His humor, wit and smart-allick comments made me love him from the start!

There are my top ten, but really who could ever have just 10? What would yours be?


15 Books To Cure Your Hunger Games Hangover

Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner has come up with the remedy for the Hunger Games hangover we all have been suffering from! Thank you Jamie! She has compiled a list of books she feels we all will love and devour. Now, these books are not similar to Hunger Games, but she thinks they will be just as enticing! Here are her recommendations but you can find her original post HERE:

 -Divergent by Veronica Roth 
- Legend by Marie Lu 
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness 
- The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1) by James Dashner 
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman 
- Goneby Michael Grant 
- Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1) by Moira Young 
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer 
- Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer 
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 
- Matched by Ally Condie
- Enclave by Ann Aguirre
- Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

So what do you think of her list? I've read The Maze Runner and Divergent and LOVED them! Can't wait to read more from this list! 


The grey Grey Cloud Review

Title: The grey Grey Cloud
Author: Manjula Naraynan
Genre: Children
Publisher: AuthorHouse (February 22, 2010)
Pages: 32
ISBN: 978-1449085070

From Goodreads:

Have you heard about a little, grey Grey cloud that lives up in the skies? He was such a crybaby, crying whenever he was sad or scared. And he kept crying, thinking of sad and scary things - until he found his silver lining.

I received this book for review and was sadly disappointed. The grey Grey Cloud is about a little cloud (who looks quite angry and mean in my opinion) who is scared and needs to find his silver lining. The ultimate idea of the story is a good one, however, the execution definitely missed the mark...for several reasons. The illustrations were, well, not good. Not good at all. In addition, certain story elements were completely wrong for a children's book. The little cloud's "fairy godmother" teaches the cloud not to be scared of weather elements (lightning, thunder, darkness, etc). The story goes on to teach that lightning and thunder scare away the mean witches and goblins. I completely disagree with the approach the author took in incorporating the witches and goblins. I just kept thinking how not kid-friendly it was and how it might frighten a child. The final thing I could not get passed in this story was the several grammatical errors. No book is perfect and a grammatical error is bound to slip by once in a while, BUT! The story is only 32 pages with few words to each page and there should be no errors in my opinion. And in this case, there were several! Therefore, I can only give this book 1 star. 


JK Rowling Title Revealed

Woohoo! The title to JK Rowling's new adult novel has been released! Are you ready?! The title will be....The Casual Vacancy. Now we can only speculate what that title will mean as far as the content of the book! Thankfully we don't have to wait too long as the book is set to release September 27th! According to TheBookSeller.com

  • "Publisher Little, Brown said the book was the "blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising" tale of what happens in the English village of Pagford after parish council member Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly." 
  • "Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty fa├žade is a town at war," the publisher said.
  • "Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?" 
 This is sure to be another excellent work from bestselling (huge understatement) author JK Rowling! No doubt this new book will top the charts! Don't forget to check out her new website HERE!



Seriously...I'm Kidding Review

Title: Seriously...I'm Kidding
Author: Ellen Degeneres
Genre: Biography/Memoir
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Oct 4, 2011)
Pages: 25
ISBN: 978-0446585026

From Amazon (Book Description):

I've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?

Oh my goodness! This book was too funny! Biographies and memoirs are not my usual choice for reading, but I love The Ellen Show and just HAD to pick up her book. I was not disappointed! Ellen wrote in a conversation-type style-it felt like you were sitting next to her chatting about random topics. While reading her book I could literally hear her voice in the manner she would say certain things. Ellen brings to light the craziness our lives produce nowadays and takes you back down memory lane a few times to reminisce about the good ol' times. Through her humor she brings truth and in turn, laugh-out-loud moments. Her positivity exudes throughout the entire book, making this a refreshing light read! My rating: 4: This was a very fun and upbeat read and I would recommend it highly!



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Divergent Faction Quiz

If you have read Divergent, then you understand the title of this blog post. If you are wondering what in the world i am talking about, then you need to go read Divergent by Veronica Roth. the book is one of my top favorite reads from 2011! Ever wonder what faction you'd be assigned to like those in Divergent? Well, you can take the same faction test that Tris took and find out! After taking the quiz, it said I was Candor! It was a fun, quick test straight out of Divergent! Go check it out here and come back here and comment on the faction you were most suited for!

Candor: the honest
-honest with everyone
-not easily offended
-prefers to hear the truth
-seen as trustworthy

Veronica Roth's Awesome Giveaway!

Author Veronica Roth (Divergent and soon to be released Insurgent) is hosting an AMAZING giveaway on her blog! There will be 4 winners, each will receive one paperback copy of Divergent and one ARC of her upcoming sequel Insurgent! How awesome is that? Head over to her blog and enter because it ends April 4th @ 4:44pm! Only two days left!!!

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