Saturday, October 22, 2011

Of YALSA Teens' Top Ten

The winners have been chosen for the Teens' Top Ten! 
We were a part of YALSA's 16 reading groups across the country that nominated the books, so this is very exciting for us!

In case you didn't catch it:
1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin)

- Gilbert & Gomez

Friday, October 21, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)



I received these two books this week. Starcrossed came in on Tuesday and Temptest came in on Wednesday. I can't wait to read Temptest, that is if I get through that HUGE stack of books from the library. :)

- Gilbert

Of a Cover Reveal

Michelle Madow released the official cover for her second book Vengeance, the sequel to Remembrance. Isn't the cover just beautiful!? We are totally loving the masked girl them she has going on and we hope she keeps it. 

Leave a comment about how you feel about Michelle's cover and make sure you go to Goodreads and make it as a to-read, because we sure did! :)

- Gilbert & Gomez

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Of The Best Way to Brighten a Day

So, I told you all that I was sick for a while with a horrible cold. My nose is barely hanging on  BUT, I'm using tape to keep it on, LOL. Just Kidding. :)

I'm feeling better and I am no longer one of the walking dead (metaphorically speaking), but it seems like life for Gilbert has just been getting worse and worse. I'm starting to think that I broke a mirror or walked under a ladder because my luck has been so horrible. It's like a chain of bad events:

1. My car, Heather, isn't working
2. I've got to figure out how to get $2,375 by Nov. 1 for the rest of my tuition or I will no longer be attending Loyola University (my dream school...sniffle) :'(
3. I don't have a job and my mom can't afford the rest of the money. 
4. The loan I applied for never went through or the guy didn't give me enough information or something.
5. And I have to figure out how to use the New Orleans public transportation for the first time out of my entire life living here. 

Things are really looking bleak for me right now; all this stress and sadness is affecting my reading but I will prevail! I hope. :( But, I promise that the next review will be Cleopatra's Moon and WILL happen soon.

Now, what made my day, turning bleak sadness into smiling glee was that a very special author sent me her book signed in the mail! She really didn't have to, but she did and I am really appreciative!  And do you know who that super amazing woman is?!!!!


I received my copy of Starcrossed today! It came in the mail at the perfect moment because I was just freaking over money for school and my entire facial expression changed in a millisecond. 

To show my appreciation I took ten million pictures (huge exaggeration) and I made this thank you video to Josie. 

Again, Thank you sooooooooooo much Josie! You're the bomb diggity!!! 

- Gilbert 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Of Feeling Sick

So, I planned on reading Cleopatra's Moon and Imaginary Girls so that I could write reviews but I didn't plan on getting a cold. I've been sniffling and sneezing all day. I just can't read when every 2 pages in sneezing and every paragraph I'm sniffling. 
Hopefully though Gomez gets her act together soon and finds a decent public library in Utah soon so that she can write reviews. It's hard being in college, but it's even harder being in college in another state. 
Anywho, I just wanted to let everyone know that it'll be a little slow here on G&G, but never fear! We will rise again, that is if my nose doesn't fall off from all the sneezing. :)

-Gilbert, while sniffling the entire time

Monday, October 3, 2011

Of Needs, Wants, & Not Being Forgotten

A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful, #1)A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
We all want to be remembered. Charlotte's destiny is to be Forgotten...

Charlotte’s best friend thinks Charlotte might be psychic. Her boyfriend thinks she’s cheating on him. But Charlotte knows what’s really wrong: She is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth, who feels the Need—a powerful, uncontrollable draw to help someone, usually a stranger.

But Charlotte never wanted this responsibility. What she wants is to help her best friend, whose life is spiraling out of control. She wants to lie in her boyfriend's arms forever. But as the Need grows stronger, it begins to take a dangerous toll on Charlotte. And who she was, is, and will become--her mark on this earth, her very existence--is in jeopardy of disappearing completely.

Charlotte will be forced to choose: Should she embrace her fate as a Forgotten, a fate that promises to rip her from the lives of those she loves forever? Or is she willing to fight against her destiny--no matter how dark the consequences.

*Spoiler Alert...Low Level*

Suzanne Young's book speaks for itself: Beautiful. I was reading it and crying because the plot, the characters, the story, EVERYTHING was beautifully written. A Need So Beautiful touched me in a way that a I couldn't help but be pulled into Charlotte's story. It was totally worth reading, and I wish I could keep the book at my house without the library noticing LOL (but my library probably has ninjas doing the dirty work). 


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