CHARACTER OF THE WEEK- Fav. Female in a Series

WELCOME!!! Its the FIRST OFFICIAL Character of the Week Thursday!  This week is favorite female in a series.  Please link back to my blog when posting this meme, and use the above image 😀 Just save it and insert it in your blog, its the correct size.
FAVORITE FEMALE IN A SERIES- Mara Dyer from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Ohhh Mara.  How I love you!  I think this is one awesome chick.  Mara doesn’t understand what it is that is going on with herself, nor her hallucinations.  She is going through a lot with herself, and also coping with the death of her friends.  However, through all of it, she meets… NOAH SHAW.  (ahhh, dreammmyy!)  And the two become a great duo/couple/pair.  I think that within Noah, Mara finds what it is she needs to complete herself, and help understand herself more.  Basically, I think Mara Dyer is one awesome character!
Who do YOU love from a series?
Put your character of the week in the linky below!

TOP TEN TUESDAY- 6/26

Its that time again!  Top Ten Tuesday!  This meme is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Be sure to leave yours in the comments below, and on the linky over at her blog! 
This weeks topic:
Top Ten Characters that Remind You of Yourself or Someone You Know
(I only got six!)
The video explains each.  But here’s the list.
1.  Honor- In Honor; Jessi Kirby
2.  Hana- Delirium; Lauren Oliver
3.  Mia- If I Stay/Where She Went; Gayle Forman
4.  Rue- The Hunger Games; Suzanne Collins
5.  Anna- Anna & the French Kiss; Stephanie Perkins
6.  Mason- Revived; Cat Patrick


ITS MONDAY! What Are You Reading? (2)

Lets jump right in!  
As we know, Book Journey hosts our lovely Its Monday What Are You Reading Meme.  Join in ! 

The video for this post is here:

Here’s whats gone on…

Last week I read:
Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins
An awesome YA contemporary!  
Shatter Me by: Tahereh Mafi
Loved it!  Can’t wait for 10/2/2012 for Destroy Me! 





Review Books:
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Coming out 7.31.2012
Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett- Coming out 8.28.2012



Reading:
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins


I got a new layout!  (That you’re currently enjoying!) 
Courtesy of Loretta @ Between the Pages!

Started you-tube-ing.  Channel listed to the right!
Posted these:

Coming up:
Character of the Week Thursdays! INFO POST here
Tons of REVIEWS!
Maze Runner/Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


Thats about it for now guys!




Follow Friday: 6/21/2012

Feature & Follow Friday is a Weekly Meme created by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.  Wanna join in the fun?  Click the links above!  Don’t forget, I love your comments!  HAPPY WEEKEND!

Q: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad? 



I’m sorry.  I am.  But I know my answer is going to be somewhat controversial.  I would unread what i got through of Crossed by Ally Condie.  This is the second in the Matched trilogy.  I enjoyed Matched, and got right intro Crossed.  But I just couldn’t do it.  The story took over 100 pages to pick up, and I really WANTED to like this book.  But I just could not get into it.  I couldn’t.

Anyway,  leave me your Feature and Follow Friday links!  Can’t wait to see ’em!
Also, this is probably a good time to have you guys check out my NEW Thursday Meme feature!  Who’s down to try it out? We start Thursday, read the post on that here.

This is our Meme Image we’ll be using 😉

JULY & AUGUST TBR Piles..HELP!

Happy ALMOST Weekend kids!  This is just a simple post where I need your comments and suggestions more than ever!

I have a few books that are on my June TBR and some planne for July, but I feel that as a new blogger, perhaps I have missed some really great reads along the way!

Can you guys be dears and let me know if there’s anything you think I would just love?  If you want some suggestions as well, I’d be glad to provide them!

Also, some reviews coming soon.  I’ve written two up; and they should post Sunday and Monday.  Not telling what they’re on, but I promise you’ll just love ’em!

ALSO- I wanted to thank you guys for being so awesome! Please continue this awesomeness 😉

Last thing. 
In case you didn’t know.  I’m on Youtube now!  My channel is listed this way –>

Video for this post is here.

By bookswithcass Posted in tbr

THURSDAY MEME! – Character of the Week

WELCOME to the NEW and Official Character of the Week Meme!

Here’s the badge we’ll be using! Please include it in your posts.

I posted this a WHILE back, and just realized how many views it got!
So, I’m posting the next few topics, and starting it a WEEK from TODAY. That way everyone has time to put their post up!
To start it off, we are doing Favorite FEMALE Character from a Series! (6/28)

Topics:

  • 6/28-  Favorite Female from a Series
  • 7/5- Favorite Male in a Series
  • 7/12- Favorite Female in a Paranormal
  • 7/19- Favorite Male in ANY novel
  • 7/26- Favorite Female in ANY Novel

Topics subject to change, any input – put it in the comments! Dont forget to comment on other people’s blogs and share the love!

You can Link your Favorite Female Character from a Series
in the linky below!  Don’t forget to link Books With Cass so other people know where to go to participate!

I’m super excited and hope you guys are too!

MAY THE FUN BEGIN!!!
Comment if you intend on participating! Please help get this out there!

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Summer TBR Books

Hey my lovely readers!  As you know Top Ten Tuesday is hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.  Join in the fun and link it over there!


Before we get into the Top Ten post, I would like to thank Loretta (as usual!) from Between the Pages for redesigning my layout!  I love it, hope you guys do too!

This weeks topic was the our top Summer TBR books.  I made it down from like.. 30 to 11.  I couldn’t cut any of these out!

Anyway, here’s the VIDEO for that 😉

Yeah, thats right.  I said video.

Link yours below!


ITS MONDAY: What Are YOU Reading?

Hello, Hello, Hello!  This Monday’s meme is hosted by  BookJourney!  Make sure to join in and link yours in the comments below and the linky on her page! 

Sooo.. this past week started out strong, and ended a little…flat.  Due summer classes (graduating in August, yay!) and Father’s day, the second half of the week didn’t include much reading.  But that’s okay!  I get a week off of two classes this week, and that should allot for some more reading, hopefully outside!

Hana (Delirium 1.5) by: Lauren Oliver
Revived by: Cat Patrick
STARTED:
Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins

Some of my faves!
AWESOME BOOK! & check the note below for a cool fun fact!
So yes, its possible I’m over-shooting here.  But that’s okay. 
Finishing:
Anna and the French Kiss by: Stephanie Perkins
Reading:
Forgotten by: Cat Patrick
Hate List by: Jennifer Brown
The Lying Game by: Sara Shepard
Quick note!  My review of Revived was retweeted by Cat Patrick, as well as her creating her own tweet about it!  As a new blogger, that made me soooo unbelievably happy!  She’s so awesome, and I sincerely hope you all check out REVIVED ASAP! 
Anyway, leave your TBR’s and what you have read in the comments, hopefully we can help eachother decide what to read, and find the next great book!

Stay Reading!

-Cass

REVIVED by Cat Patrick: REVIEW !

Revived

by Cat Patrick (Goodreads Author)
As a little girl, Daisy Appleby was killed in a school bus crash. Moments after the accident, she was brought back to life.

A secret government agency has developed a drug called Revive that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy Appleby, a test subject, has been Revived five times in fifteen years. Daisy takes extraordinary risks, knowing that she can beat death, but each new death also means a new name, a new city, and a new life. When she meets Matt McKean, Daisy begins to question the moral implications of Revive, and as she discovers the agency’s true goals, she realizes she’s at the center of something much larger—and more sinister—than she ever imagined.(less)

Hardcover336 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 
Buy your copy here:  Amazon Barnes and Noble Booksellers

PLOT:

Here we meet Daisy and her “parents” Cassie and Mason.  The book starts basically with Daisy dying.  She is deathly allergic to bees, and that is what has caused her death this time.  For the fifth time.  She has spent the past three years in Frozen Hills, but since she died, and was “revived”, her family has to move again.  REVIVE is drug that is not yet FDA approved, so for now it is a secret government program, that Daisy, Mason, and Cassie are all a part of.  

When Daisy moves, she embarks upon a new adventure, and swears to herself that she is not going to let “God” and Revive get in her way of accepting invitations and meeting people.  All of her life Daisy has been fearful and not welcomed anyone into her life, worried that they will be too curious.  This time, Audrey changes that.

Audrey is a wonderful character.  She is warm, friends, quirky, and fun.  The two seem to hit it off as friends, and Mason (Daisy’s dad) does seem a bit worried.  Her mother being stone-cold, is just worried about the “program”, not about Daisy.  

Throughout the book, we see Daisy’s relationship with Mason and how they function. When tragedy strikes, when things go wrong, we seem them through so much! What at first seemed a bit, stoic and all business to me, bloomed into a beautiful relationship. It was truly amazing to watch and see how much Mason cares about Daisy.

After a while, we get to know a new character, Matt (HOTTIEE alert!), and we learn about his life, and where he ties in to this whole story (can’t say much more!), just read it!  Matt shows us what its like for Daisy to learn to care about a guy, which not even she knew was possible.  This story line in particular, is done so beautifully, and not just mushy, but realistic and perfect.  There is so much truth that goes into Cat Patrick’s writing.

REVIEW:

Listen, I went into this book not having read previous reviews, just based off the plot and seeing it on some hauls.  I wanted to know next to nothing when I started this one.  And that was the best way I could have done it.  I finished the book in a day and a half and I wish there was more for me to read!

The characters:  Daisy, Mason, Cassie, Megan, “God”, Audrey, Matt… I loved ALMOST all of them.  They all felt so real to me, and the relationships they shared with Daisy were so crucial to the plot.  I also loved that Cat Patrick included a transgender character.  It didn’t feel forced, or out of place either.  It was just right.  

Audrey was such a crucial character tin this book, because to me, she taught Daisy how to love.  Although this was in the form of a friend, she was able to bring her out of her shell and introduce her to the life that she could have had many years ago. 

The story was never dry, or boring.  I just kept on turning the pages!  It was amaazzzzing.  I loved Patrick’s writing style, and I ESPECIALLY loved the turning points, and unseen events!  They made the story so much more interesting! (obviously , not going into those!)

ALL IN ALL, this book was really great, And I already picked up FORGOTTEN by Cat Patrick as well.  I just can’t get enough!

Obviously, this book got-

Five coffee cups 🙂


By bookswithcass Posted in Review