Friday, December 24, 2010

The Lighting Thief

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.
Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.
With cover art from the major motion picture, this first installment of Rick Riordan's best-selling series is a non-stop thrill-ride and a classic of mythic proportions.

I absolutely love this series. It was the series that got me to read and it happened quite by accident and in the end my brother was angry. However, he had to live with it and i couldn't live without it. Percy thrust into a Greek mythology world and you have a best-seller. The story flows and has nice scenes with Percy falling hundreds of feet while on fire, Grover and his flying shoes, and Annabeth riding the Ride of Love ( something along those lines) with Percy at an abandon amusement park.  In the end it will leave you hungry for more and it will only get better from there.

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Only the Good Spy Young

When Cammie Morgan enrolled at the Gallagher Academy, she knew she was preparing for the dangerous life of a spy. What she didn’t know was that the serious, real-life danger would start during her junior year of high school. But that’s exactly what happened two months ago when Cammie faced off against an ancient terrorist organization dead set on kidnapping her.

Now the danger follows her everywhere, and even Cammie “The Chameleon” can’t hide. When a terrifying encounter in London reveals that one of her most-trusted allies is actually a rogue double-agent, Cammie no longer knows if she can trust her classmates, her teachers—or even her own heart.

In this fourth installment of the New York Times best-selling series, the Gallagher Girls must hack, spy, steal, and lie their way to the they go searching for answers, recognizing that the key to Cammie’s future may lie deep in the past.

For thoose who haven't read any of the Gallagher Girl Books, I highly recommand them to anyone over the age of ten. Spies, secrets, and hot boys. Who doesn't what to read this series? Anway, Only the Good Spy Young is the forth in the series and it leaves you with a HUGE cliffhanger. In the story, there is a lot of Zach and one very, very bad sercert that he has kept from Cammie. Sadly, one of our favorate characters is not who they say they were, which may please you or tick you off. It is darker the than the others, but it's still very good. and makes the series grow as a whole. I wish Cammie the best of luck in the next installment which will be in bookstores near you in early 2012!

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Sunday, December 19, 2010


As always the winner was picked using But first before annoucning the winner, I want to thank everyone for entering the contest and hello to all those new followers! Hope your Christmas or Hanukkah is wonderful! The winner is Stephanie ! Either she is very lucky or is biased ;) I've packaged it up for her and shipping it tomorrow! Congrats once again and happy holidays!
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sapphique ARC Giveaway


The only one who escaped . . . And the one who could destroy them all.

Incarceron, the living prison, has lost one of its inmates to the outside world: Finn’s escaped, only to find that Outside is not at all what he expected. Used to the technologically advanced, if violently harsh, conditions of the prison, Finn is now forced to obey the rules of Protocol, which require all people to live without technology. To Finn, Outside is just a prison of another kind, especially when Claudia, the daughter of the prison’s warden, declares Finn the lost heir to the throne. When another claimant emerges, both Finn’s and Claudia’s very lives hang on Finn convincing the Court of something that even he doesn’t fully believe.

Meanwhile, Finn’s oathbrother Keiro and his friend Attia are still trapped inside Incarceron. They are searching for a magical glove, which legend says Sapphique used to escape. To find it, they must battle the prison itself, because Incarceron wants the glove too.

Awesome!!! If you want it to be yours before the hoilday's better you enter! Same as always. 
( This may get confusing, but don't worry I'll explain!)
  1. You must leave a comment, giving me your e-mail, twitter name ( If you have one) and extra entries
  2. Each entry ( including the one you get for just entering) must have a number.
  3. The number you will start with will be determined by the number LAST posted.  ( e.g Last posted 120, you start at 121...)
  4. This is only for U.S ( sorry), I'm poor at the moment)

Tweet: +2 ( must have @bookpyscho* or will not count) *I know it's spelled wrong. You can tweet every 24 hours. 
Blog post: +5 (Leave link please)
Sidebar: +3 ( Leave link please)
Follower: New +2 ,  Old +5 ( Before this Giveaway)
So.... here's an example
The person before had posted the number 69 last so....
Email: blah ( at)  g-mail ( dot) com
Twitter: @blahtwitter
#70, 71 Tweeted: +2 
#73,74,75,76,77 Blog: +5 Link
#78 & 79: New Follower: +2
#80:Just to enter: 1!
P.S you can also leave the numbers at the bottom like so: # 70,71,72.. etc
The next person that comments will began at 81! FYI, if you tweet the next day start a new comment and number them accordingly ( if the person before you put 40... you put 41). 
Hope that makes sense, if not, e-mail me at with any questions. Let the contest begin! 
(Copied off Nightshade Giveaway
Giveaway ends on the the 18th!
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Stephine's Matched Review

As promised to all winners, we asked that they give us a review if they don't mind and here is Stephine's of Matched....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Matched by Ally Condie

I went into Matched with almost no expectations. I’ve read a couple of blogger reviews in which the reviewer was disappointed because the book didn’t live up to the hype. I think this is completely unfair criticism; hype is generated by a marketing machine which has very little connection to the actual product. It’s a strange world we live in when books are hyped for a year or more before their release: it would be difficult for any book to stand up to that kind of expectation.

I’m really glad I avoided expectation because I was quite happy with what I read. Matched is a book with potential broad appeal, the kind of story that will get readers talking and excited for the subsequent books. The story centers around Cassia, a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in a futuristic society in which young people get “matched” with a mate chosen for them in order to ensure a healthy gene pool. But, there’s a complication and Cassia is left wondering who her match should be: lifelong friend Xander or quiet outsider Ky.

Cassia is a likable narrator who evolves in a satisfying way through the course of the book. Matched has definite shades of The Giver (more than The Hunger Games, in my opinion)—both Matched and The Giver center around a young protagonist living happily and obliviously in a very controlled universe until they learn their carefully choreographed world has a darker underbelly. I’m a fan of this storytelling device; it’s such an efficient metaphor for growing up, which makes it particularly well-suited to YA.
Don’t expect this to be an action-packed, heart-racing dystopian. Comparisons to The Hunger Games might get people into the bookstore, but these readers may be disappointed with how domestic and slow-paced Matched may seem in comparison. It’s a story of emotional and thought-driven drama, not action. I tend to enjoy quiet books more than action-driven books, so this didn’t detract from my enjoyment of Matched.
A big draw for young readers will surely be the romantic storyline. Again, I think this book has been misrepresented in that aspect; some of the marketing hype I’ve heard has revolved around talk of Team Xander vs. Team Ky. This is completely counter to what actually occurs in the book. By the end, there is no ambiguity about whom Cassia loves—she’s made up her mind and the other guy’s not even in the running. I found Cassia’s surety pretty refreshing. I have a big problem with the increase in “Team” books in YA literature of late. Yes, the participatory aspect of this is fun, but I also think it’s dangerously reductive. A protagonist’s identity should never depend on a romantic attachment (cough—Twilight—cough). In real life, if a girl had that much difficulty figuring out what she wanted, she shouldn’t be in a relationship at all; she needs time to herself to mature and decide who she wants to be, not who her boyfriend should be. I appreciated that, by the end of Matched, Cassia knew her own mind, knew what she wanted, and was prepared to fight for it.
I’m still trying to sort out Matched’s message. Maybe it’s a little too early to tell; Matched is the first in a projected trilogy. I am definitely a little wary of a book in which a young girl basically comes of age as a result of her relationship with a boy. However, the end of the book has Cassia acting on her own and, even though her main objective is to be with the boy she loves, she’s fairly proactive and independent. Cassia has the potential to become a fighter—she might not be Katniss Everdeen yet, but she has the definite potential to evolve to a Katniss-level of fierceness by the conclusion of the series.
In general, I think this was a fine first installment of a series that has the potential to be great. The subsequent books in the series could really go in any direction; I know where I hope the author takes us, and where I pray she doesn’t. This is the kind of broad book that will appeal to a diversity of readers and, as a result, will probably not satisfy everyone. I very much enjoyed this first installment and am really hopeful for the forthcoming books in the series.
Thanks to the Talk is Cheap book blog for the contest in which I won my copy of Matched!
Now I’m passing my copy on to one of you! Check back tomorrow for a contest to win my copy of Matched

Go and enter! Here's the link: Here.  For those who have already read it, how'd you like it?
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