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"It was books that made me feel that perhaps I wasn't completely alone."
-Will, Clockwork Prince

"If I let myself love you, I won't throw myself in front of her. I'll throw myself in front of you"
- Dimitri, Vampire Academy


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Hunger Games Adventures game

This is really cool, and I can't wait for it to come out! This is a game that you can play Facebook. You embark on a Panem-wide mission, beginning in District 12. As you play the game, you unlock more of the map. Yes, you're right! This will be the first look at the Official Panem Map! You will also create an avatar and go through many adventures (*cough* the arena *cough*)

The bad news is that the game won't launch until the Movie's Official Release. Though you can visit the website and sign up now! You can also visit The Hunger Games facebook page for more info.


REVIEW: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

Title: Bloodlines
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 421
Series #: 1

Sydney's blood is special. That's because she's an alchemist - one of the group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives. But the last encounter Sydney had with vampires got her in deep trouble with the other alchemists. And now with the allegiances in question, her future is on the line. When Sydney is torn from her bed in the middle of the night, at first she thinks she's still being punished for her complicated alliance with dhampir Rose Hathaway.
But that unfolds is far worse. Jill Dragomir - the sister of Moroi Queen Lissa Dragomir - is in mortal danger, and the Moroi must send her into hiding. To avoid a civil war, Sydney is called upon to act as Jill's guardian and protector, posing as her roommate in the unlikeliest of places: a human boarding school in Palm Springs, California. The last thing Sydney wants to to be accused of sympathizing with vampires. And now she have to live with one. The Moroi court believe Jill and Sydney will be safe at Amberwood Prep, but threats, distractions, and forbidden romance lurk outside - and within - the school grounding. Now that thy are in hiding, the drama is only just beginning.

Selena's POV:
I love Richelle Mead; I really do! Her books are so good that they make you not want to put the book down. In other words, her books are page tuners (:

Now, when people hear the word "Spin Off Series" they automatically think "WHAT IS THAT?!". A spin off series is a series that connects with another series, technically. In other words, it's a new series that is in the same world of the previous series but in a different character perspective. For example, Vampire Academy was one series, but it ended. THEN, Bloodlines came, but Bloodlines is in the same world as Vampire Academy but just in another character perspective. See? That was so easy :)

Sydney got in BIG trouble when the alchemist realized she was helping out dhampir Rose Hathaway in the murder mystery in Last Sacrifice. Though the alchemist still ask for her help when they need to put Jill Dragomir into hiding due to many uprisings. It turns out, they go to Palm Springs in California. Not the best place to put a Vampire, but it's good to keep the Strigoi away.

And then there's Adrian. Sweet, funny, sexy Adrian ;) In this book, I feel that he's a bit sad over what Rose did to him in Last Sacrifice, but he's trying hard to hold it together. Though he's still that funny Adrian that we all love!

There are many problems when they arrive at Palm Spring, and they always keep the book in action. There are some old characters from Vampire Academy in Bloodlines, and I always love seeing them! That's how I always know that the whole Vampire Academy world didn't die. It's still there (: Though there's isn't any romance in this book (that really disappointed me), it has awesome action and an amazing plot!

When people ask me, "Are you sad that Vampire Academy ended?" I say yes and no. I'm sad, yes, that I had to see Rose go, though she's isn't completely gone. She's just gone from her perspective in which the story was told. But now it's Sydney's turn, and I'm really happy about that. I'm also really happy and excited to see the other characters in the book from Rose's eye to Sydney's eyes, and how they compare with each other. I think that's just so cool! :)

I gotta tell you, the ending is a MAJOR CLIFFHANGER! No joke! That last sentence probably .... Though it made me excited to read the next book, The Golden Lily, which is released on June 19th, 2012! I'm so excited!

Are you going to be reading "Bloodlines" by Richelle Mead?

--Selena (:

New "House of Night" Jewelry

I've read the first two books in this series, though I haven't gotten much time to reach the rest. Though on Wednesday, P.C. Cast announced that there's new Jewelry for HoN! Down below is the Seer Stone Necklace! It's 19.99 + shipping, and you can order it here.

Will you be buying this new HoN Jewelry?

--Selena (:

RT Booklovers Convention!

To be honest, I'm REALLY excited for this! This is an AWESOME Convention for readers like us! It's held in Rosemont, Illinois on Saturday April 14th, so you must go! At this Convention, lots and LOTS of authors are going to be there, including Richelle Mead, Vernocia Roth, Amy Plum, Kelly Armstrong, Kami Garcia, and so much more! You can go and get all your books signed; that's what I'm doing! (:

Other than that, Amy Plum, author of "If I Die", is going to be there. The cool thing is that she's giving away her 2nd book, "Until I Die", at the Convention. And that's 3 WEEKS EARLY FROM THE OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE! How cool is that?! And that's so nice of her to do this. So make sure you go get it if you're going to the convention. For more information on this, click here

Okay ... so moving on to the Convention:

The RT Booklovers Convention is going to have so many cool workshops for you to do, including "Writing Workshop", and "Author Speed Reading" which is when the author reads an expert from his/her upcoming book and/or recent released book. Also, there is a Teen P-A-R-T-Y which, if you're the first 250 people to register, you get a free "Swag" bag!

The YA book signing goes from 11AM - 2PM. The workshops goes from 2:30PM - 6PM. And the Teen P-A-R-T-Y goes from 6PM - 7:30PM. The admission for this is $25 per person, and you also need an adult with you. Click here for more information on this

Here is the list of EVERY author that is coming to the RT Booklovers Convention!

I really love this, and I'm planning to go. I just live in Wisconsin, and I'm really excited! Though I do need to save up LOTS of money :)

Are you planning to go to this?

--Selena (:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Movie News: The Host by Stephanie Meyer Movie Cast

Stephanie has done it again! Her book, The Host, is going to be a movie! Now, I haven't read the book yet, though I did try. I read until chapter two and stopped. It just didn't interest me. And it was CONFUSING! (: Though that shouldn't stop you reading this book.

The first Main Character, Melanie Stryder, is going to be played by the amazing Saoirse Ronan. She played the girl in "The Lovely Bones", and "Hanna". 
I think she's prefect. I love her eyes ... (:

Next is The Seeker, who is played by Diane Kruger. She was in the movie "Unknown" and "National Treasure". 

Ian O'Shea is going to be played by Jake Abel. He was in the movie "I Am Number Four", and "The Lovely Bones".
He's cute .... (:

Jeb Stryder is going to be played by William Hurt. He was in the movie "Into the Wild", and "The Incredible Hulk".

Jared Howe is going to be played by Max Irons. He was in the movie "Red Riding Hood", and "Dorian Gray". 
Hey ... I know you! :)

Maggie Stryder is going to be played by Frances Fisher. She was in the movie "The Titanic", and "House of Sand and Fog."

Jamie Stryder is going to be played by Chandler Canterbury. He was in the movie "Knowing", and "Repo Man". 
Aww! So young :)

Finally, Kyle O'Shea is going to be played by Boyd Holbrook. He was in the movie "The Reunion", and "Milk".

So .... I REALLY hope this made all sense to you guys. I don't know who these characters are, but I hope you guys do! :)

The movie is set to be released March 29th, 2013. Almost a year from now!

If you guys want more information on this, you guys can go to IMDb and look at the movie page.

Are you excited for the movie to come out?

--Selena (:

The World of Richelle Mead App

If you guys didn't hear, Richelle Mead announced a VERY long time ago that there was going to be an app for her! How AMAZING is that?! This app will have her popular YA Series Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. It will have EVERYTHING about the series, including characters, about herself, the books, and so much more!

Though if you go to her blog, you can check out everything she is posting about the app! Every day this week, she will be posting something about the app. So make sure you keep in touch with her amazing blog :)

The World of Richelle Mead App is available THIS FRIDAY! So make sure you go and get it! It is available on Ipad, Ipod, and Iphone.

No, it isn't available on the Android market ... yet! Though there isn't any news about it being on the Android :( Yes, lots of people are disappointed (including me as I have a Android Tablet) though Mead told us there isn't anything official there, though that may change.

Keep in touch with the Bookieholics blog, Facebook page, and Twitter to hear all the news about this app and so much more!

If you have anymore questions, visit the Bloodlines Facebook Page for an FAQ that gives you some background info.

Are you excited for this app?

--Selena (:

Monday, February 27, 2012

"City of Lost Souls" Chapter Titles!

I hope you guys are just as excited as I am! I read through all of them, and some are funny (well, for me)! If you guys don't want to wait for 70 days in aganoy, then I recommend you don't read this ... though it is tempting! (:

Prologue: Consecrated

Read it here.

Chapter One: The Last Council

In which we meet some new characters

Chapter Two: Thorns

A place shaped like a heart is full of thorns and roses — Yeats

Chapter Three: Bad Angels

Along the wall were the pegs where the residents of the Institute hung their coats when they came inside: one of Jace’s black jackets still dangled from a hook, the sleeves empty and ghostly

Chapter Four: And Immortality

“Lead us from the unreal to the real,” she read aloud. “Lead us from darkness to light. Lead us from death to immortality.”

Chapter Five: Valentine’s Son

he knew perfectly well that Sebastian had kissed her

Chapter Six: No Weapon in this World

“Quick! To the weapons room!” (Okay, not really)

Chapter Seven: A Sea-Change

Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade. But doth suffer a sea-change. Into something rich and strange — The Tempest

Chapter Eight: Fire Tests Gold

Ignus aurum probat

Chapter Nine: The Iron Sisters

What it says

Chapter Ten: The Wild Hunt

Gabriel’s Hounds

Chapter Eleven: Ascribe All Sin

“I don’t think I can do it,” Alec said miserably. “I’m sorry.”

Chapter Twelve: The Stuff of Heaven

The stuff of heaven in this case is the substance the demon towers are made out of, sometimes called adamant

Chapter Thirteen: The Bone Chandelier

Modeled on this.

Chapter Fourteen: As Ashes

in the dimness, he looked very like the boy she had known in Idris before the Circle had been formed

Chapter Fifteen: Last of the Morgensterns

You and I, we are the last. The last of the Morgensterns.

Chapter Sixteen: Brothers and Sisters

He’d been pacing his apartment for the last hour, sometimes taking his phone out to see if Maia had texted

Chapter Seventeen: Valediction

Our two souls therefore, which are one

Chapter Eighteen: Title Too Spoilery

Chapter Nineteen; Love and Blood

“You did,” he said. “You slept with him.”

Chapter Twenty: A Door into the Dark

All I know is a door into the dark. (Seamus Heaney)

Chapter Twenty: One Raising Hell

If I cannot otherwise reach Heaven, I will raise Hell.


So what is YOUR favorite chapter so far!? Obviously, mine is Chapter 18! We all know Mrs. Clare is planning something good for us (:


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Hunger Games" Movie Details and More!

You do NOT know how excited I am for this movie! I am going to the midnight premiere (or so I think)! Anyways, you can buy the tickets here, and go to the midnight premiere too! You can also like their facebook page and support them! :)

Other than that, it's official 29 days until the Hunger Games! (AHHH!) :D So I'm really excited, as you can tell :)

Also, "Catching Fire" the movie, the second book in the "Hunger Games" Trilogy, already has a release date! It's going to be released on November 22, 2013! :)

Are you guys excited for the movie?:)


"Matched" Trilogy Book #3 Released Date!

Fans of this series MUST be excited! I haven't read this story yet, though it is sitting on my bookshelf calling my name (: Anyways, "Matched" Book #3 released date is finial! It's coming out later this year on November 13th!  So I must read the two other books soon ....

Though are you excited? Will you be the one at the bookstore doing a little happy dance when you have the book in your hands? :)


Movie News: "Beautiful Creatures" by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

If you guys haven't heard of ANY of this news yet, I'll fill you in. For me to lie to you guys about this book will just be harsh, so I can't do that. So when I read this book for the first time, I didn't really like it. It just didn't ... catch my attention. I don't know why, but I just didn't. Though just because this is becoming a movie, I won't just SUDDENLY like this. I think it's 'cause I haven't read any of the other books. Hahaa (:

Anyways, moving on, they have a pretty good start of the cast I think. Some people might disagree, but whatever ;)

The Main Character, Lena, is played by Alice Englert:
Not what I really pictured her, but I think she's good :)

The Other Main Character, Ethan, is played by Jack O'Connell:
And again, not really what I pictured him, but that's okay!

Amma, the 'maid' (or something....) is played by Viola Davis:

Mrs. Lincoln/ Sarafine is played by Emma Thompson:

The movie is to be released on February 1, 2012.

So what do you think of the cast so far? Keep checking in for find out more about the "Beautiful Creatures" Cast!


Cassandra Clare Conducts "Infernal Devices" Character Q&A

The Infernal Devices by Cassanrda Clare is by far my favorite series in the world Period. It's just really amazing, and if you guys haven't read it, GO DO IT NOW! :) Anyways, a couple of days ago, Cassanda Clare announced over twitter that she would be doing a Infernal Devices Character Q&A. When I read the the whole thing, it just made me laugh! Though I have the WHOLE Q&A for you here! Read on below ;)

Q: Will: If you had a chance to go to the future, what would be the first thing you would do or say?
A: Why am I in the future?
Q: Will: do you love Tessa enough to give her up?
A: If it’s better for her, then yes.
Q: Will, if you could choose to meet one author who & why?
A: Dickens, so I could complain about Little Nell.
Q: Tessa: Do you feel a little love for Will?
A: Tessa: I’m not quite sure what I feel.
Q: Will, will you be ok with Cecily being a shadowhunter?
A: No. I don’t like the idea at all.
Q: Tessa: Any recommend for novels you’d love people to read?
A: The Hidden Hand, Great Expectations
Q: Cecily, how do you feel towards Will now that you’re in the Institute with him?
A: He has changed a great deal.
Q: Cecily, who is most friendly at the Institute/are you glad to have your brother back?
A: Jem&Tessa are the most friendly. Will is distant.
Q: Will: What would you say if you meant Tatiana one day…?
A: Does laughing in a superior manner count as saying something?
Q: Jem: do you really love Tessa?
A: Yes. What a strange question.
A: Who?
Q: Gabriel do you have a crush on Will?
A: Gabriel: O_o
Q: Gideon, are your intentions serious towards Sophie?
A: Yes, very, but she does not believe it.
Q: Jem: If there was a cure but it would kill someone you loved would you take it?
A: No. (Good question. :D )
Q: Jem, how come you notice so much about Will, but you didn’t notice his feelings for Tessa?
A: What feelings?
Q: Will: now that you know the truth about the curse will u try to follow up with ur family?
A: It’s still forbidden.
Q: Sophie, so you and Gideon, huh? ;)
A: Hmph, no idea what you’re talking about.
Q: Bridget, do you realise that you drive everyone insane with your weird songs?
A: Bridget: *creepy stare*
Q: Tessa, if Jem died before the wedding, would you consider dating Will afterwards?
A: Will would never consent.
Q: Jem, not so much a question, just wanted to say you’re perfect!
A: *Jem, unused to compliments, hides in the violin*
Q: Jem: now that you know Tessa loves you, does it make you even more scared of dying?
A: Yes. (Also a good question.)
Q: tessa: if jem hadnt proposed would u have chosen will instead at the end when he told u he loved u?
A: I would have given him a chance.
Q: Will, are you going to let Jem and Tessa go through with the wedding?
A: I have no intention of doing anything else.
Q: Gabriel, would you forgive Will?
A: He doesn’t seem to care to be forgiven.
Q: Will: if Jem died tomorrow would you go after Tessa?
A: All of these questions about Jem dying are unnaturally morbid. *_*
Q: Charlotte, do you and Henry have a name for the baby yet?
A: Still fighting about Buford.
Q: Jem: if stopping being a shadowhunter would save you would you give it up? (U don’t give up anything else)
A: Yes.
Q: Jessamine: Do you still Love Nate?
A: I hate him now as much as I used to love him.
Q: Tessa : do you forgive will for everything now you know about the “xxx”?
A: Yes, I do forgive him for everything.
Q: Jem, what would you do if you discovered Will had feelings for Tessa?
A: I would want to know if she returned them.
Q: Jem: If Tessa left you for Will, what would you think?
A: I would forgive them, but inside, it would destroy me permanently.
Q: Magnus : How do you feel for Will after all?
A: Like I owe him.
Q: tessa do u miss nate?
A: Yes.
Q: Aloysius, why were you so disturbed by meeting Tessa?
A: Don’t ask me questions! I hate everyone! (good q, tho)
Q: Magnus: How does Woolsey compare to Camille…. in the bedroom?
A: Surprisingly, more biting.
Q: Jem: What would you do if you discovered what Tessa&Will feel for each other?
A: But they don’t feel anything for each other.
Q: Will: Do you remember when Magnus kissed you?
Q: Jem: Would you be willing to give up being a shadowhunter to marry Tessa in case the clave denies ur request?
A: Yes.
Q: Magnus: Do you love Woolsey?
A: Woolsey doesn’t really love anyone.
Q: Charlotte, what do you think about Jem and Tessa’s engagement?
A: They are young, but they seem to love each other. I worry..
Q: Henry: Are you working in something new?
A: Yes, a device meant to transport Nephilim from place to place!
Q: Will: if Jem couldn’t marry Tessa for any reason, would you go after her?
A: It would depend on the reason.
Q: Jem, how much does Tessa mean to you?
A: Everything.
Q: Magnus what do you think of Jem&Tessa getting married, knowing how Will feels?
A: I can’t see it all turning out well.
Q: Jem: do you have any other family members?
A: Yes. So does Will.
Q: Sophie: if Gideon proposes you right away, what will you say?
A: We haven’t been speaking, it would be very odd.
Q: Mortmain, What’s Tessa, what is she?
A: Sadly Mortmain is lurking in his lair and unavailable for questions.
Q: Will: knowing that jem would one day die what did you think when asking him to be your parabatai?
A: That you cannot treat the dying as if nothing they do in their life matters. Otherwise he might as well be already dead.
Q: Will: How far are you willing to go for Tessa?
A: I would do almost anything for her. I would not hurt Jem.
Q: Will, do you find it hard to cope being around Jem and Tessa when they are being openly affectionate?
A: Yes
Q: Magnus: would you ever date a shadowhunter?
A: I should think not.
Q: Tessa, did you accept Jem’s proposal out of pity?
A: Certainly not!
Q: Tessa, now that you are getting married, are children at all a thought?
A: I believe I cannot have them.
Q: Tessa, who is better kisser: Jem or Will?
A: Oh dear, very improper, but they are both…well, it’s imposisble to choose!
Q: Gabriel: Would you date Cecily out of revenge?
A: Who’s Cecily?
Q: Tessa: what would you tell Jem if he questioned you about your burnt hand?
A: I said it was an accident.
Q: Jem, if you had to choese between Tessa or will, Who would it be?
A: I do not know how to choose between the people I love most.
Q: Tessa: how do you feel that Cecily is at the Institute? Do you think this will be good for Will?
A: I hope it will. I want him to be happy.
Q: Woosley, what is your impression of Will?
A: Pretty ones are trouble. Off to Budapest I go.
Q: Cecily: Were you ever angry at Will for leaving you and your parents to become a shadowhunter?
A: Very, very angry.
Q: Ragnor: Have you ever kissed Magnus?
A: Not my type.
Q: Will: Can you speak fluent Welsh?
A: Yes, Cecy also.
Q: Gabriel: Do you still trust your father? Completely?
A: I did, up until last week, until a very strange thing happened…
Q: Camille: Do you have new boyfriend or too soon?
A: Oh, I’ve moved on and sent Magnus all his presents back. Hmph!
Q: Tessa, do you want Will to find someone else to love?
A: It would kill me but it would only be fair…I made the only choice I could and he does not owe me.
Q: Tessa: Do you have the same feelings for Will as you do towards Jem?
A: Tessa: I love Jem. I truly do. And I had given up on Will. But the dreadful thing about Will being so honorable about everything is that I have realized …. well. It doesn’t matter now.
So there it is! What do you think of it? Liked it? :) Cassie will also do a Mortal Instruments Character Q&A When she gets back from Mexico! Stay tuned!
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