Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update

Hi everyone!!
Sorry I havn't been around in about a month, but I've been really busy since starting school and balancing that with dance and just everything else that is going on. This year I am trying to become closer to my friends because last year we became kind of separated so I want to fix that :P. Today I was home sick so I decided I would update you guys on a few things.
School is going well. The work load is a lot less than I thought which is good. On the second day of school though I had a ton of homework from my English teacher, but I didn't really mind since it is my favorite subject. :)
In my "In My Mailbox" video, you might've heard me say that I lost Crossed  by Allie Condie, but I found it and I should have a review up soon so look forward to that! You can also expect some weekly meme posts which you'll be able to look forward to every week.

That's all for today!
Molly

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Molly Reviews: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Title: Vampire AcademyAuthor: Richelle Mead
Pages: 332
Publishing Company: Razorbill
Publication Date: August 16, 2007
ISBN: 159514174
My Rating: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket PhotobucketSynopsis: St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

Review:
Forgive me publishing companies, for I have sinned. I hadn't read this book until five years after it came out! And I COMPLETELY regret it.
If you have a craving for a vampire book, DEFINITELY read this one. This book is soooo amazing. One of the best books I've ever read. I think the reason why I liked it so much was because the romance wasn't too overbearing. It was mainly at the climax/end where it really shined through which was a break from some of the other books on the market where you're two words in and their already in love. 
Richelle Mead described Rose's character very well and we got a good taste of her personality, but, Lissa was a bit dry. It might have just been because she wasn't the protagonist of the book and it wasn't written from her point of view, but I definitely think she could have done better.
Other than that, Richelle Mead did an amazing job writing this book. Snaps for writing awesome books *snap, snap, snap, snap*.

-Molly

Monday, July 30, 2012

Waiting...

Hi everyone!
I've been meaning to do an In My Mailbox video for a couple of days now, but I've hit a couple of snags.
Snag #1: My glasses will be coming in sometime this week. I'm not sure when but I really want to film the video with my glasses on. Especially since the blog is called foureyedbooknerd :P.
Snag #2: I'm expecting two books to be delivered to me in the near future, so I am waiting for both of those to include in the video. One is coming from Random Buzzers and the other is coming fro Amazon because my mom owed me money.
Snag #3: I don't have time!!!! It's so annoying! I wish I did, but I don't :P. I will do my best though!
As you can see, these aren't really major problems, but I am a perfectionist so it all has to be perfect or I will not be a happy person. At all.
I'll get the video up as soon as I can though!!! Promise!
Love,
Molly xx

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Blog Tour!

Hey everyone!
So right now something really exciting is going on! There is a blog tour for Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield going on at this very minute! There are MANY chances for you to win a copy of the book and you can also check out a TON of amazing book bloggers who are participating in the tour! I really hope you all check it out! You can see the first post here.



Mod Podge Blog Tours kicks off with my (Gabrielle Carolina's) favorite debut of 2012, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield.
Amber over at Page Turners Blog designed the lovely banner and button above and below and several amazing blogs have graciously offered to host tour stops over the next three weeks!
Please find the schedule below, filled with poignant guest blogs, intriguing interviews and generous giveaways!

7/9- Kick-off & Giveaway at The Mod Podge Bookshelf7/10- Interview at Rescue Reads 7/12- Review at The Story Siren7/13- Guest Blog at author Kelsey Sutton's Blog7/15- Debut Author Spotlight Interview & Giveaway at Page Turners Blog7/16- Guest Blog at 365 Days of Reading7/17- Guest Blog at Magnet For Books7/18- Interview at Steph Su Reads7/19- Giveaway at YA Bliss7/20- Interview & Giveaway at Reading or Breathing7/21- Review at The Mod Podge Bookshelf7/22- Giveaway at Midnight Garden7/23- Guest Blog and Giveaway at Reading Away the Days7/24- Giveaway at Books to Consider7/25- Guest Blog at Words Like Silver7/26- Review at Making the Grade7/27- Interview at Book Chic7/28- Guest Blog at The Mod Podge Bookshelf 
Thank you to all my bookish pals for helping kick off Mod Podge Blog Tours! 
For more info on future tours, as well as author info for being hosted on MPB, please check out the new Mod Podge Blog Tour Page onThe Mod Podge Bookshelf.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Molly Reviews: Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Title: Dash & Lily's Book of DaresAuthor: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Pages: 260
Publishing Company: Ember
Publication Date: October 11, 2010
ISBN: 0375859557
My Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketSynopsis: Lily has left a red notebook full of challenges on a favorite bookstore shelf, waiting for just the right guy to come along and accept its dares. But is Dash that right guy? Or are Dash and Lily only destined to trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations across New York? Could their in-person selves possibly connect as well as their notebook versions? Or will they be a comic mismatch of disastrous proportions?


Review: This was an amazing book. Granted, it is a holiday book and I read it in the middle of summer, I couldn't be happier with this novel. The thing that sold me on this book was the fact that Dash's favorite bookstore was the Strand. I like, live there. The fact that it was his favorite made my life. Anyway, I wish that there was going to be a sequel! Ugh, if only.
Lily and Dash are complete polar opposites and even though it is a love story, you still don't know how things are going to turn out because so many things happen in the 260 pages. You all better read this book or I am going to come after you. Just kidding. But it's still an amazing book and all of you should read it :D.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Molly Reviews: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta


Title: Jellicoe RoadAuthor: Melina Marchetta
Pages: 419
Publishing Company: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
ISBN: 0061431834
My rating: PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketSynopsis: "What do you want from me? he asks. What I want from every person in my life, I want to tell him. More.Abandoned by her mother on Jellicoe Road when she was eleven, Taylor Markham, now seventeen, is finally being confronted with her past. But a the reluctant leader of her boarding school dorm, there isn't a lot of time for introspection. And while Hannah, the closed adult Taylor has to family, has disappeared, Jonah Griggs is back in town, moody stares and all.In this absorbing story by Melina Marchetta, nothing is as it seems and every clue leads to more questions as Taylor tries to work out the connection between her mother dumping her, Hannah finding her then and her sudden departure now, a mysterious stranger who once whispered something in her ear, a boy in her dreams, five kids who lived on Jellicoe Road eighteen years ago, and the maddening and magnetic Jonah Griggs, who knows her better than she thinks he does. If Taylor can put together the pieces of her past, she might just be able to change her future.


Review: This book was absolutely perfect! It was so enthralling and it had me crying. Melina Marchetta did a wonderful job writing this novel. The point of view in this book switches back and forth between Taylor who is the narrator throughout most of the book and Hannah's manuscript. I really liked Hannah's manuscript and I really wish that it could be a real book :P. All of the characters were described beautifully as well as the setting. This book is definitely one of my favorites. It was such an original concept and written in a way that kept you reading and made you not want to stop. This book definitely had several twists in it. I felt that the romance between Taylor and Jonah was rather obvious but I had absolutely no idea how it was going to end. That's what kept me reading. If you haven't read this book already, you need to. NOW. This is not an option.

-Molly

Monday, January 16, 2012

In a Dilemma...

Hey guys,
So I was on PulseIt today, and there are two books on the website for this month that I am dying to read. I need your help. Which book should I choose since I am only allowed to pick one. The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams or Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler. Please, please, please help me!!!!!! Thank you very much. :)
Love,
Molly

Friday, January 13, 2012

Molly Reviews: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: The Scorpio RacesAuthor: Maggie StiefvaterPages: 409Publishing Company: Scholastic PressPublication Date: October 18, 2011ISBN: 05452290XSynopsis: It happens at the start of every November:the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition - the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
Review: I thought that this book was amazing. It was so different from all the other books that are on shelves now. It was so interesting to read about water horses instead of vampires, werewolves, and mermaids for a change. I wouldn't be surprised if there is an abundance of novels about water horses in a few months. This book is definitely one of my favorites. It was so unique that I could not put it down. I just had to finish it. I'm sure I will be revisiting this one again and again. I never re-read books either so that should tell you something ;). I feel like when a book is really good, you can't explain why. That might just be me and I have issues but I guess I'll figure it out along the way. I loved every single part of this book and if you read it, I hope you do too!


Happy reading!
Molly

Sunday, January 8, 2012

In My Mailbox (1)

Hey guys! So, I've decided that I'm going to start doing this weekly meme called In My Mailbox which is hosted by The Story Siren. In My Mailbox is basically a way of showing people the books that you have gotten in the past week so that people can see what kind of books you like to read and whatkind of books you will be reviewing!

Okay! Let's get started!!!

1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I've heard great things about this book and I'm really excited to read it!! I got this book from my library :P.
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchette
This is another book that I've heard good things about AND that I've gotten out of the library. Sadly, this book doesn't have a GoodReads page :(.
This book has gotten mixed reviews and it seems like an interesting read. I'm kind of curious to see what it's about. This book I got out of the library as well.
4. The Awakening by L.J. Smith
I've been wanting to read some of L.J. Smith's books for the LONGEST time. I figured that this one would be a good start! This one I bought "used" from my library for 50 cents! It's in brand new condition so that's something I'm really happy about!
5. Night World #1 by L.J. Smith
Another one of L.J. Smith's books that I got for 50 cents.
6. Night World #2 by L.J. Smith
L.J. Smith for 50 cents :P.
7. Night World #3 by L.J. Smith
Another 50 cent book.
8. Dark Visions by L.J. Smith
Last L.J. Smith for now! Haha.
9. Troubling a Star by Madeleine L'Engle
I've loved her other books since I was little so I figured I would try out this one! I should let you know, I got a lot of books at the library for 50 cents.
10. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
I just love Nicholas Sparks, so when I saw this one in brand spanking new condition for 50 cents I grabbed it as fast as I could!
11. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
This one's title got the better of me. When I looked inside after I had bought it, I realized that it was written in prose! I love those kinds of books so much! So I'm definitely glad I picked this one up.
12. The A-List by Zoey Dean
I've been meaning to read this book since I was in 6th grade but they never had it at my library. So I decided to get it for 50 cents since I highly doubt they will purchase a copy for loans.
13. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I love this book so much! I got it out of my cousins library when I was spending a month there over the summer and I couldn't put it down. Since I know I'm going to re-read it several times, I bought it :P.
14. Cut by Patricia McCormick
I tend to like this kind of book so I decided to borrow this book from my best friend Sarah's bookshelf.
15. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
My friend Jessi and I are HUGE fans of YA Fantasy, so she lent me this book which is one of her favorites.
16. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
I have wanted to read this book so badly since the 4th grade. So, of course, I also borrowed this one from Sarah.
17. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I love John Green's novels, and this is Sarah's favorite so she let me borrow yet another one of her books. (Most of the books left on the list are borrowed from Sarah.)
This is a book that I've seen many a review of so I decided to read it. After I gave the librarian my 50 cents, I realized that I had purchased an ARC copy of the book! That just made me even more excited to read it.
19. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Anther book that I've been meaning to read and that Sarah lent me.
This is a book that I've been trying to read since the 2nd grade. I would check it out of the school library and since we were only allowed to check a book out for a week, I was never able to finish it. That's why I just bought a copy for myself so that I could read it without a time limit.
21. Uglies by Scott Westerfield
I started this book in 6th grade, but then I got distracted and put it down. I borrowed it from the library so naturally, I had to return it. Now Sarah has lent me her copy and I will try not to get distracted this time.
22. The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
This book immediately caught my attention when I saw the words Nicholas Flamel. Since Sarah doesn't like YA Fantasy besides The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, she let me borrow this one.
23. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I was originally going to borrow this book from Jessi, but she wanted to re-read the entire series before Inheritance came out so I borrowed it from Sarah instead.
24. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Another book that I've wanted to read and that was borrowed from Sarah.
25. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I've been wanting to read this book since before the movie came out but I never got the chance. So, I bought myself a copy.
Click the titles to see the books' GoodReads page!

That's all for this week! Thanks for stopping by!