Monday, March 17, 2014


Hey, guys!


Yes, I finally ended the giveaway! I know. I know, trust me; I know, I postponed it for a long time now, but I was really hoping more people would enter. (Plus I've been super busy.....)

Oh, before I begin, please, please, please, PLEASE, read this to the end, everyone. It's important.



*drums sound in the distance*

Wait. I don't have any... Where... It was a figure of... Oh well.

(There's about to be a few "official"s, be prepared...)

The official winner of an official copy of The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter is.....

JOHNNY BERGMAN.   So, hey, go check your email.

A HUGE thank you to all who participated! (Yes, all three of you...) I'm sorry I don't have more than one copy to give away! I'm hugely appreciative of all of you, ESPECIALLY Charlien Paule!

Remember that giveaway entries can STILL BE REVOKED... That means a new winner can be chosen if the current winner has ANY ENTRY revoked, thereby disqualifying said winner. I will be monitoring you, and until the book actually gets to you, I can (and will) disqualify you if you deserve it, and you will not be the winner, and you will not get your prize, and a new winner will be chosen. And I WILL hold this up, make no mistake about that.

Sorry if I seemed a bit...well, yeah. I just really cannot stand lies, or cheating, or anything that even a smidge of dishonesty is involved in. So be honest, and uphold your end of the deal so I can uphold mine. I'm really not angry, nor do I suspect that any winner would ever do this. However, I am also not a naive, innocent little girl who knows nothing of the world; I know some people do this, and I don't believe that any of you ever would, but I am watching you, just in case you do. It's not anyone's fault, and I'm not going to be that paranoid prick who doesn't trust anyone, because I do trust you guys, but I just really have to make sure. Sorry.

I am so, so grateful to you three who participated. You'll just have to believe me when I say that I wish I could give you all a special something.

The winner was picked at random. I'm sorry that you two didn't get anything for all your efforts, but thank you for trying! Maybe you'll win the next time I have a giveaway!

Charlien (if you don't mind me using your first name...), email me, please? I have something to talk to you about, but it is probably best to do more privately than, you know, a blog post to the world.

Jessica Clarke, you can also email me, if you would like. (OH, and it's awesome that our first names are the same. ^-^ I was super happy when I saw your name on the list of entries, it was pretty cool, even if we do spell them differently)

You two won't regret emailing me, I promise!

Thank you guys so much for participating! Again, sorry to Jessica Clarke and Charlien Paule. Try again soon, though!

As a reminder after my babbling:
Johnny Bergman, please check your email.
Charlien Paule, email me? My email is in the contact me tab at the top, so just click it and you'll see my email somewhere in there.
Jessica Clarke
I appreciate everyone who entered, and hopefully next time there will be more entries, and possibly better, or even multiple, prizes! Remember to keep spreading the word about my blog; the more coverage I get, the more giveaways I can do!

~J Hope

Saturday, February 22, 2014


Hey, guys, this is my first official giveaway!

If you guys will remember, I did some reviews on Aimée Carter's The Goddess Test series a little while back. Well, now I'll give you a chance to read the first amazing book in this series!

My review may have been a bit harsh, but I seriously did like The Goddess Test. I love Greek mythology, especially when a gifted author puts a spin on the classic myths!

Here's the giveaway, guys. There WILL BE MORE GIVEAWAYS TO COME.

This is just the first of many. So, enter, and I hope you all enjoy The Goddess Test!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Okay, guys, I officially made a Facebook page for this blog, so here's the link!

I hope you go like it! :)

P.S. There will be a giveaway real soon!


The House of Night novels (HoN)

To be honest with you guys, I read the House of Night novels about four years ago. A few days ago, I started rereading them.
I love these books, and I have ever since my wonderful best friend's fantastic grandmother (or Nana, as we call her) introduced me to them four years ago!
They're unique, no matter what you may hear about the vampire genre cliche. They're totally and completely, 100% unique, and they're targeted at way more than just the young women audience. Okay, maybe that's where most of their fanbase lies, but that's also because guys don't typically open their minds enough to read, let alone want to read so-called "girly" books.
No offense to guys who read, because that is completely attractive when guys read. No kidding whatsoever. And I also think that EVERYONE, I mean everyone in the world, should read, so I'm not being sexist or anything like that, it's just a general statement and you guys who do read out there are definitely special and have nothing to be ashamed of and are amazing because reading is the most amazing thing in the world. And I know guys who read a lot get made fun of a lot, and you guys really shouldn't have to put up with that. Smart guys are way more attractive than dumb ones. Why do you think girls (women) all go for the doctor and lawyer types?
Okay, sorry for that little completely off-topic paragraph. Just wanted to be clear on my views.
Back to HoN. 
So, I recently started rereading these amazing books, and I want you to all come into these reviews ith completely open minds because I think I can promise that you won't regret it.
I'm in love with these characters, and these books. I haven't even begun to tell you of this amazing world of ancients, with vampyres and Marks and magick and Nyx. Stick around for it. You'll most definitely find something you like about these books, and I know that's a promise I can make.

Hello, People of the World!

So, like the title says, HELLO!

So. Um. Hi.

I'll get right to the point because I'm not exactly very good at all this small talk crap. Even though I'm typing, not talking.


Anyway, so, I've been gone for quite a while. (Yes, I heard that "Thank you, Captain Obvious" statement you just made. Don't think I didn't.) So, I'll apologize now for all my absence(s), and all my future ones.

I had my reasons.

That's pretty much all you need to know, though I will tell you more, and I will try to not make it seem like I'm just making excuses, even though I don't really need to make excuses, since it is my blog and all. And no, I am not throwing myself a pity party. I just don't like people misunderstanding things and all things that come from someone are easily misunderstood, let alone things being typed.

But for you two loyal followers (who I appreciate very, very much!), and maybe a little for those of you who just happen to drop in sometimes, I will say that I have been super busy with school and life drama and lots of school and life drama. Oops, I said that twice. Well, I must say, school does take up a lot of time. And one's life drama kind of exhausts one. ("One" being me, in case you didn't catch that.)

So, if you really wanna know more about why I was gone, ask. I really don't mind at all, and actually appreciate it when people care enough to ask about what's been going on.

If you're fine with my crappy little explanation, I'm really okay with that, too.

I just thought I'd let you know why I haven't been on here in forever.

Just to clear things up:


If I have to take a temporary hiatus status, so be it, but I will not abandon it. It may change as I get older, as I grow, since it is a part of me and will grow with me, but it will never be abandoned.

I'll post about new books and things soon. Later guys. :)


Sunday, November 10, 2013

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5)

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series?: The Mortal Instruments
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.
 Why I Read This: 
I read the other books and wanted to read this one too, after the cliff hanger of the last book.

My Thoughts/Review:
"Harrowing" is a good word to describe this book (in more ways than one).

Clary, Simon, Jace, Sebastian, Maia, Jordan, Alec, Magnus, Isabelle and the Clave are all back for another installment of The Mortal Instruments series! While trying to figure what the heck is wrong with Jace for hanging out with Sebastian like they're brothers or something, Clary discovers that something is horribly wrong--Lilith's magic has bonded the two together; neither can die without the other dying, as well. Jace is submissive to Sebastian and loses himself, though he retains his love for her (no matter how twisted it becomes). Clary makes a move and acts like she's joining them, when she's actually communicating to Simon what's going on. Meanwhile, everyone else is trying to find a way to kill Sebastian without killing Jace--and they discover a solution that could end up killing someone in the process of getting an impossible weapon. Alec and Magnus have more relationship problems--problems bound to happen with a mortal and an immortal. Alec is tempted by an offer to take away Magnus' immortality, but will he take it? Will Jace live or die? Will Jace even get away from the control of Sebastian? Will Clary be able to pull of her most dangerous stunt yet? Will Maia and Jordan get back together? Will Simon and Isabelle be a happy couple? Who knows. You'll have to read to find out, I suppose.

On another note, we find out quite a bit about Sebastian in this book. I guess he's not all that bad of a guy, but still. Evil. Genius. Gotta admire his brains, though he does seem to underestimate Clary quite a bit, which wasn't necessarily the brightest move.

All those relationships that grow? Clary and Sebastian (as bro and sis of course), Clary and Jace, Simon and Isabelle, Maia and Jordan, and several others.
All those that crumble to dust? Sebastian and Jace, Simon and Maia, and Alec and Magnus (O.O)

The Alec/Magnus scenes were heart-wrenching and if they don't get back together, I will be forced to send angry fan letters to Cassy Clare because THEY ARE PERFECT FOR EACH OTHER. I CRIED DAMMIT.

Anyway, it's an okay book overall, but it didn't live up to my expectations, to be honest. The first three books were better than these past two, and I hope the last one will be getting better. The plot was kind of all over the place, but I can deal with that as long as I can piece it together. It was still pretty clear in the direction the book wanted to go.

I won't hold as high expectations for the next book, but I definitely will read it. I didn't stick with these books thus far just to give up now. It's happening.

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.

Monday, August 26, 2013

SORRY (&Pottermore stuff)

Oh my God, guys, I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting lately! I have been super busy with summer projects (and school starts today for me so I probably won't be getting on a whole lot anyway). I'm sorry!

In other news (because the guilt is eating at me and I'm going to ramble about it if I don't stop now), I have a Pottermore account!

Actually, I have seven.

Yes. 7. VII. Sept. Seven.

WHY do I have seven different accounts, you ask? Well, it's simple. I'm very easily amused and I liked seeing which wand I would get each time. PLUS the sorting!


I was sorted seven times. Every time I was sorted into the same house: Slytherin.

Because I'm just awesome like that.


I like Pottermore, but I don't have a ton of time for it, and plus you guys come first, like always.

But if you do happen to have a Pottermore account, my main account is GoldHex25191. Feel free to friend me/challenge me to a duel/whatever else you wanna do.

Just thought I'd explain to you guys. Once again, I'm sorry. I'm really, really, really sorry.

P.S. There's a 'Contact Info.& Stuff' tab now which has my Twitter, Goodreads, email, and Tumblr.