Stacking the Shelves (2)

Hello my lovelies! If you all saw my "Bigg Talk: E-Readers! What is your take!?" post then you all know that I have just recently started using my Pandigital Novel and I used some gifted money to start my digital bookshelf :) So I will be splitting up the books I got in these posts. This week I got...
The Iron Fey Series
The Iron King [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
Winter's Passage [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
The Iron Daughter [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
The Iron Queen [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
Summer's Crossing [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
The Iron Knight [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]

I also picked chose some other reads that were on my list
The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]

And I got one book in for review which was Ashes by Estevan Vega and I loved the first book in the trilogy, which was Arson. My review is here --> Book Review: Arson
Ashes by Estevan Vega  [Amazon | Barnes&Noble | Goodreads]

It has been a very productive and amazing week thanks to some awesome people who support my love of reading and understand it! Thank you! What did you get this week! I would love to know!! Happy Reading!

Quote It Friday! #4

Quote it Friday! Today Love Is In The Air with Nicholas Sparks!
The 1st book I am Quoting is The Dear John by nicholas sparks 
“When you're struggling with something, look at all the people around you and realize that every single person you see is struggling with something, and to them, it's just as hard as what you're going through.” 

Book Review: Arson by Estevan Vega

Good Reads Synopsis:
Before now, three things were true: he both loved and despised his grandmother; his life was going nowhere; and he was alone. But when a strange girl--who feels more normal behind a mask than inside her own skin--moves in next door, Arson hopes to find something he's never had: purpose. After years of living in fear, he will be forced to confront his haunting past and embrace the unknown as he walks the fine line between boy and monster. Edgy, realistic, and breathtaking, Arson, the chilling chronicle of an isolated teenager with unimaginable ability, is set to ignite the hearts and minds of a new generation.
My review:
WOW. And honestly that is all I can say is WOW. I mean I have honestly never read anything that kept me just so engrossed! And I have read some great books but this puts the icing on the cake!

We start off meeting Arson Gable he is thinking about his past and we can tell right off the bat that he is troubled about something he has done. We learn about how his grandmother is not very fond of him. She loves him but something is not right there. He moves over to the dock and lake. He is being haunted by his memories and the steps into the lake. "The weight of remembering dragged him down in a filthy drag of water, his coffined body jerking. The veins on his head began to swell. He was choking." Sweet Goodness! Can it get anymore suspenseful? Can it pull you in even more!? Hell yes it can!

Let's Talk Characters:
Arson (Stephen) Gable is a seventeen year boy who is trying to live his life with his past. He is trying to move on. He lives with his grandmother whom is a person all her own. Arson has the ability to start fires with his mind. He can make his body catch fire when he is angry, sad, bothered, and or nervous. He thinks he is a monster. A freak. His grandmother has told him so all his life. His mother died giving birth to him and his grandmother won't let him forget it. He loves comics and wishes he was a hero, but he can't see himself as one. I see him as a strong and bold character. He is someone I would love to get to know to try and understand better.

Feature and Follow Friday #4

Feature and Follow Friday #4
Q: Birthday Wishes -- Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake...who is it and what book are they from?

A: I believe WW Hale the Fifth from Heist Society would pop out of my cake! He is the charming, sexy boy billionaire that every girl wants. He is bright and such a gentleman. There is no one else I would rather have pop out my cake other than probably Leonardo di Caprio <3

Who do you want popping out of your cake!?

Bigg Talk: E-Readers! Whats your take??


As I have told you all before, buying books is getting expensive! So around Christmas time I invested in a Pandigital E-Reader. I didn't want to invest in a very expensive one because what if I didn't like it? Then I would have wasted my money! So I got my E-Reader and I hadn't used it. Around last Friday I made a decision to use some gifted money to buy books. Well buying them on the Barnes&Noble Nook Interface that the Pandigital Novel runs on was much cheaper than buying the paper books so I bought most of the books on my wishlist,

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 
 I am a huge Ellen Hopkins Fan my lovelies! I Own every one of her books and have yet to be disappointed! She is my favorite author and just does a great job at writing what she does! I believe that Tilt is the teenagers' story of Triangles. The mother characters in her adult novel Triangles have children and I believe they are telling their side of the story. I can't wait for this book to come out! DEFINITELY PRE-ORDERING!!

Love--good and bad--forces three teens' worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from "New York Times "bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.Three teens, three stories--all interconnected through their parents'

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
The prompt for this week is Top Ten Character Who Remind Me
 Of Myself Or Someone I Know In Real Life!

1). Kara from Perfect by Ellen Hopkins. Kara reminds me a lot of myself; she wants to take a chance on a new love, wants to please her parents, makes good grades. She had her share of problems but she kept a up look that reminded me of the perseverance I show when I have a problem. She is still trying to find out who she is and so am I.

2). Snow from The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer. Snow reminds me of one of my friends, Tabitha, she is a goth who is eager to please and just as sweet as can be. Goth is just the style she likes, not who she is and I love that about Snow and Tabby.

3). Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya reminds me of my friend Bella. Tohru does whatever she can to make sure everyone is happy. She worries about everyone else but herself. Bella does the same. She is as sweet as can be and she she makes everyone smile. She is so sweet and innocent its hard to ever be angry or not like her.

Vampire Academy (#1): Book Review

Hello Everyone! Iyanna here! I am Elle's sister! I am a co-blogger here on Love Bigg. Read Bigg. If you would like to know more about me, check out My Itroduction Post --> Here. But today Me and my sister have read this book but she wanted me to do a review. I have finished this series but she hasn't so the reviews for this series will come out as she finished the books. Enjoy the review!

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

My Review:
When I really got into reading, I never thought that I would like books about vampires. My sister knew this so she got me to read this book to see if I would like it. I was skeptical at first, but once I started reading it, I was hooked. The way the book comes together is just too good.

It starts with Rosemarie "Rose" Hathaway and Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir on the run from gaurdians trying to take them back to St. Vladimir's, an academy for Moroi and Dhampirs. They've done well at running for two years, but unfortunatley their time on the run is up. Gaurdian Demitri Belivok and several others have caught up to them and are taking them back to the academy. On their way back, Demitri questions Rose on why she attacked when she was clearly outnumbered. She responds with a simple, "Because I'm her gaurdian."

Let's talk characters!
                In my opinion, Mead depicted the personalities of the characters, flaws and all, perfectly.

Rosemarie Hathaway is a dhampir that takes her responsibilities very seriously. She is the best friend and future gaurdian of Vasilisa Dragomir. She is a very sarcastic and impulsive person, but knows when to be serious. During the course of the book, she starts to get a clearer outlook on how life can turn out. She cares for Lissa and would do anything to protect her, even if that means getting kicked out of school.

Stacking the Shelves (1)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga over at Tynga's Reviews! It is a great way for others to share what books they got over week. These are books that you got from the store, online, trade, borrowed from a friend, the library, review books, gifts, and ebooks.
Hey my lovelies!! I will not be doing this meme every week. Money is tight but I do have books on my shelves that I haven't even touched yet! But this week I picked up a couple of books and got two books for review. We will start with the books I got for myself.
I picked up these 4 John Green Books
Looking for Alaska [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]
Paper Towns [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]
An Abundance of Katherines [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]

I also picked up The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]
Catching Fire [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]
Mockingjay [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a dystopian trilogy, that includes mayhem, violence, bloodshed, and one hell of a government! 
Many people enjoyed the Bad-Assery of The Hunger Games; I was very skeptical though. I have never really been a fan of dystopian novels due to the fact that I am not a ROBOT! I cry very easily and get emotionally attached to the characters I read about. SO the fact that there is killing going on TERRIFIES me to a level of bibliophilic despair! I'm torn between possibly reading the best dystopian set books I've ever read or crying my eyes out and being sad for a couple of days! I have bought the books, but I have only gotten to chapter 5 of The Hunger Games. I stopped to continue with school required reading, and I'm now still very skeptical of reading it. Please comment and tell me what you think!

The 2 books I got for review are
Pledged by Gwynneth White [Goodreads]

Arson by Estevan Vega [Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes&Noble]

I had a great week! What did you get! I would really love to know! Let me know in the comments below!

Liebster Award!!

WOW! I am amazed and stunned that I won an award! I didn't even know that awards for blogs existed! I MUST, with every fiber and bone in my being, thank Mrs. Jones over at Keeping Up With The Joneses! I am so very thankful towards her for nominating me for this award!

What is the Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is given to bloggers who are up and coming and who have less than 200 followers.
1.      Each person must post 11 facts about themselves.
2.      Answer 11 questions the tagger has assigned and develop 11 questions for the people who are tagged.
3.      Tag 11 more bloggers.
4.      Tell them you've tagged them.
5.    No tag backs!

11 Facts About Me:

  1. I like music in different languages, K-pop, J-pop...
  2. I buy many books when I have a lot on my shelves that I haven't read yet.
  3. I like and draw manga.
  4. I have two dogs, whom I love like they are humans.
  5. I still read grade books like, The Magic Tree House.
  6. I read some of Twilight every night.
  7. I am a computer nerd!
  9. I am in love with Matthew Gray Gubler aka Dr. Spencer Reid.
  10. I live for a Law and Order: SVU marathon.
  11. I hate painting my nails.
What is your favorite book? Why? I think my favorite book would have to be Keeper of the Winds by Jenna Solitaire. I love this book because it was simple yet filled with magic and mystery. The book wasn't slow paced. It kept me turning the page! Literally!!

Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because I wanted to be able to share my thoughts with who ever would listen about what I love. I didn't expect the amount of success I have on my blog. So I am thankful to everyone who supports me and my blog.

If you could be any character in a book, who would you be? I think I would be Katarina Bishop from Heist Society. She has the perfect little life and the best friends. Her life is exciting and filled with adrenaline! She has this spunk and sass that I wished I had!

How did you come up with your blog name? I am a big girl! And all of my friends tell me that I do things big! I am VERY affectionate and I read A LOT! Everything I do, I do it big. Hence my blog name. :)

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Why? I would go to Japan. I want to go to Japan because I want to learn about the culture and how its is similar to ours and or different.
If you could leave only one book for future generations to read what would it be? I would leave The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. This book was my first book I have ever read by John Green and it taught me lessons that I thought I would never learn from a book. It was amazingly written and it pulled and tugged and my heartstrings.

 If you could choose another profession, other than the one you are in, what would you attempt? I am not in a profession right now :) But in my semi profession I am in, I do greatly in. I am a straight A student. I am a 16 year old high school junior. I plan to go to a University close to my home to become a high school English teacher.

What is your favorite word? Why? I think my favorite word may be "Gorgeous" The word is elegant and beautiful. It makes me think of my mother :)

What is your least favorite word? Why? My least favorite word is"Patience" it has always been hard form me spell and it is not one of my many virtues.

 What sound or noise do you love? Why? I love the sound of taking books off the shelf at the book stores!

How do you pick a book to read? I pick books by determining whether or not I am feeling a certain genre. 

Questions for Tagged Bloggers:

1. What genre do you prefer?
2. Must haves on you book shelf
3. Favourite authors (pick up to 3 if you want)
4. Your favourite bookstore
5. Your opinion on the current genre trend in YA
6. Name a series you wish had more books
7. Any non-fiction books on your shelf?
8. Prettiest cover on your bookshelf
9. What are you currently reading?
10. What is the next book you want to buy?
9.Best YA series you've ever read?

Blogs I am tagging:

I wish happy blogging to you all!!

Quote It Friday (3)


Hello my lovelies!! Yesterday was Quote It Friday but due to other things I was quite busy! So Quote It Friday will be posted today!


The 1st book I am quoting is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
“All I could think about now, as night fell, was how much you can love made-up people, and how much you can miss them.” 

“You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you.”
“Time's a slut, she screws with everyone."

"I will not tell you our love story, because like all real love stories- it will die with us, as it should."

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, then all at once."

"That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt."

"Nostalgia is a side affect of dying."

The 2nd book I am quoting is Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

“Love means holding on to someone just as hard as you can because if you don't, one blink and they might disappear...forever.” 

“Grandma once told me it's easy to overthink love, to dissect it and question it until it is no more.”

“You believe this is a game, and you may be right. But if you think you can play it better than me, think again.” 

“Everyone's afraid of everybody else...maybe because we're all afraid of ourselves.” 

"Forever has no meaning when you're living in the moment and I wasn't ready for that moment to end.” 

“Love is for children and dimwads.” 

“The truth is, I don't have a real clue what love is - how to find it, how to give it. Once upon a time I thought I knew.” 

“It is hard to believe that something that seems so permanent was once so different. Change. I guess that really is one thing you can count on...” 

How Do You Feel About Manga!?

Hi my lovelies!! Something that most people don't know about me is that I love to read Shojo (girly) and Shonen (less-girly)  Manga! Some of my favorite manga are Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya, Negima by Ken Akamatsu, Girls Bravo by Mario Kaneda, and of course I'm pretty sure we all know Sailor Moon!

If you read one of my other posts from earlier this week I couldn't decide what to read. Well I decided to take a break and go back to what I know. I have been reading the 1st-3rd volumes of Fruits Basket. I truly do love this Manga. It is sweet and has great characters everyone has their baggage and funny sweet moments. I even have the DVDs which only enhance the reading experience


Feature and Follow #3


Feature and Follow #3

  Follow the Meme Host's Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
   Follow any of  the Feature Blogs 
Follow only the blogs you want 
 Most importantly have fun! Follow people and make sure to leave a comment and follow back!

 This weeks question: 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?
A book I would want to unread would be The Naughty List by Suzanne Young. At first I thought I didn't like the book until halfway through the story I realized I wasn't giving the story a fair chance so I stopped the book and decided that I was going to read it another day.

Tune In Tuesday


Tune In Tuesday (1): Kendra Morris

Tune In Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by GReads that showcases music.

I love listening to my Pandora stations and on my Amy Whinehouse station came up Kendra Morris' Spooky Boy and I gave it a try. I LOVE this song its like a song for a rainy day or when its dark or the lights are brought down and you just want to chill. Its great!

Reading Slumps: A Problem Facing Me Today


Reading Slumps: A Problem Facing Me Today

Hi my lovelies!! I have a problem that is eating me up inside! I am stuck in a Reading Slump! I have recently finished reading Heist Society by Alley Carter. Review is --->Here and I thought, "Well why don't I just go ahead and read Uncommon Criminals so I can be done with the duo for now. But then I got hit with a case of the "Ughhhhh's" and I didn't know what to do! After looking at Uncommon Criminals sitting there on my desk, for about 4 days it hit me! The reason I don't want to read it is because I am trying to make myself read the book! My lesson here my sweets, is that YOU CANNOT FORCE YOURSELF TO READ A BOOK! It comes to you when it comes to you. I hate forcing myself to read because I know for sure that I will not fully enjoy the book and the lesson/experience that comes along with it. Take your time and read when you feel like it otherwise you will be miserable while reading. So I am trying to decide what book to read next and I would love your help. The Books Are as Listed by Picture. Now please don't fault me! I know I am late with reading some of these books and that is a problem I have. I know that viewers, readers, and fellow book bloggers would love to see new and upcoming books, but right now I really don't have to money nor resources to do that. I do, however, have a bookshelf full of about 100 books that I bought and haven't read yet. They may be from 2009-2012 but they are books that will be reviewed on this book blog. This book blog is for me to express my thoughts and opinions on things that I am reading, no matter how old or late the book is. So I hope you enjoy the content in this book blog to come. I would also greatly appreciate it if you would vote in the poll. I will decide by Friday what I will read. Also I updated the songs of the week! So go on over to the Readin' and A Singin' Tab and join me in reading and listening to music. Thanks for all your support and great feedback!


Quote It Friday (2)

Quote it Friday is where I take two books and list some of the lines that touched me, I thought were funny, and or that made me think. So I hope you like this! If so then you can Quote It with me on Fridays. Just save the picture above and comment with your link to Quote It! 

The 1st book I am quoting is Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

“Ghosts don't scare me. Flesh and blood people do.” 

"WHO--lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you --WHAT--is perfect.” 

“...what good would it do to shutter your windows, never dream of rainbows or find hope in promises Why choose to walk away rather than hold your ground and fight for love?
“No one teaches you how to walk away from someone who you know loves you. NO one teaches you how to say good-bye.” 

The 2nd book I am quoting is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

“You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.” 

“You can't go back to how things were. How you thought they were. All you really have” 

“Because I've heard so many stories that I don't know which one is the most popular. But I do know which is the least popular. The truth.” 

“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.” 

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Feature and Follow #101

This is brought to me by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read

My Father's Day Pick would be...
Jack Salmon, her father, who works for an insurance agency in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. After Susie's death, he is consumed with guilt at having failed to save her. When their mother left them after Susie's death to be with her affair-ed lover, Jack Salmon did the greatest job as a parent to his kids and still solving his daughter's murder.
My feature this week is

Linny's literature
Linny at Linny's Literature her reviews are clean cut and honest and she absolutely has a gorgeous blog!

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Book Review: Heist Society by Alley Carter

Goodreads Synopsis

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the Louvre…to case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to Austria…to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own—scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving “the life” for a normal life proves harder than she’d expected.

Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring Kat back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has a good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat’s dad needs her help.

For Kat, there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in her family's history--and, with any luck, steal her life back along the way.

My Review:
I have always enjoyed mystery novels and stories. But this is my first time having read from the criminal's POV and let me just say...IT WAS ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, FOR SURE, ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE EVER READ! Heist Society was something that I will absolutely be going on the "Sacred" spots on my bookshelves.

We start off with Katarina Bishop telling us about her school, Colgan. She is being transported to the Dean's office to be questioned about moving the Dean's car on top of a fountain. Of course Katarina doesn't have anything to do with it and tries to tell him that she has been framed! But Katarina stops herself she knows that she can prove she is innocent but for some reason she feels as though a lie is better than the truth. She is good at lying, but the truth is not one of her specialties. She is expelled from Colgan, and she packs up her things and walks outside to a limo. The driver starts for her bags. She climbs in and says, "Well, I guess that's over." And It would have been ... if another voice hadn't said, "actually, it's just beginning."

Let's Talk Characters!
The characters all had flaws that made them PERFECT! In my opinion they were FLAWLESS IMPERFECT PERFECT characters!
Katarina Bishop is the daughter of Bobby Bishop. She is a great con artist, very smart, and is very serious about what she has to do. Again I have found another strong female lead. She has her flaws you know? She left the family business to try and have a normal life. I understand how she doesn't want to live the way she does. Her family gives her a lot of grief about leaving the "Family Business" for...3 months!! (COME ON GUYS!) You can tell she and Hale have a past. She tries to hide her feelings for Hale. I can't help but to wonder why she doesn't want to lay it all out on the table!

W.W Hale the Fifth. The W.W. a mystery, 16, and Mmm.Mmm.Mmm. DELICIOUS! He is a family friend of Kat's. He is her partner in crime. You know? The Hot- Boy Billionaire.... I'm drooling already. And despite all this Kat seems to stay on track with what she has to do. Hale is a charming young man. He has great skills. he is smooth and had a way with words. He is good at thinking on his feet. We don't really know that much about his parents. We have his faithful butler, Marcus. Hale is sort of a mystery to me. Despite his wealth, he is drawn to Kat's way of life. I wonder what aspects of her life he is drawn to. Is it her? Is it the thrill? Hmmmm...

Gabrielle is one of those characters you feel like you don't want to see because you are scared she is going to take the attention off of the main girl you know should be the interest. She is also Kat's cousin. Gabrielle is our Femme Fatale, she is curvy and drop dead gorgeous. She is witty and makes a lot of cute comments. She is the diversion. She plays the