Thursday, October 31, 2013

Blog Schedule

** This is not a final schedule, there will be days when I do not post or adhere to this schedule exactly. This is just a rough schedule outline.**




 Showcase Sunday/ Random



 Book Review



 Top Ten Tuesday



Waiting on Wednesday/ Wishlist Wednesday



 Book Review



  Weekly Reading Update



  Off Day/ Discussion

The Immortal Rules

Author: Julie Kagawa
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Pages: 485
Challenge: A-Z Author Challenge/ Goodreads Challenge
Genre: Paranormal
Acquired: Library
Rating: ★★★

Goodreads Summary:

 To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…

Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.

Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.

Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.


 My Thoughts:

From the beginning, I was hooked! I had previously read Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series (1-3) and loved them. I was very interested as to how she would tackle vampires.

Alison in the beginning proves to be a strong female protagonist. She is the backbone and more importantly, lifeline for most her group/crew. Throughout the plot Allie remains level-headed and strong. As she learns to transition from human to vampire she runs into a bit of a rough patch and has to flee. During this time Allie is met with the brooding question of if she is truly a monster. For example, she struggles with the dilemma of can she feed without killing and continue to live and act human. 

The other characters in the book, Kanin and Zeke were completely loveable and different. Their connections to Allie tie in the story more completely and allow the story to connect back to its beginning.

The writing style was really well developed and flow so well that I sometimes had to force myself to slow down and process everything that had just happened. The ending made me develop this strong and crazy sense to want to hop into the story and go along with Allie.

Allie is a complete badass and deserves her own leather jacket and bike. With this being said, I will definitely read the next book(s) in the series. I would recommend this book to any vampire lover who is looking for a novel with an original plot and strong female character.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Welcome to Read It. Note It!

Do you love to read?

Well this blog is for you! My name is Erica, and I am an avid book reader! I am currently a senior in high school and plan on attending the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2014. I mainly read young adult novels, but I sometimes dabble in middle-grade or adult novels too. My love for reading started at an early age with my many frequent trips to the library to rack up on books to read. I love to read and would love to share my thoughts on the books I read, as well as participate and make friends in the largely growing book community.

I started this blog for three reasons:  


1. I love to read!
2. I wanted to document the books I have read and what I thought about them.
3. I wanted to be able to connect with other readers/ bloggers who share my love of reading and possibly find out about some new great books to try.

I hope to bring many fun and interesting things to this blog and have fun while doing it!
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