Thursday, December 6, 2012

Third Sentence Thursday (1)

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
-Crossed by Ally Condie

     To me this sentence this is very powerful because I'm already halfway through the book.  It's actually from a poem by Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, it's a beautiful poem about rebelling and love and hatred. I encourage you to look it up.

Happy Reading,
Alivia :)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Musing Monday (1)

Musing Mondays are hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
This week's musing, courtesy of Booking Through Thursday asks:

How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until you need them?

My Answer:
     I shelve my books in alphabetical order according to last names believe it or not.  I've always been a very OCD kind of person who needs to have everything done in a specific way.  After I shelve my book, I don't forget about it, I just don't go through them very often. Although, that doesn't mean that I don't care about my books... I love every single one of them equally.

Happy Reading,
Alivia :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Books I Need to Read

I have a big TBR pile, so let's get started!

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie

Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

I doubt I'll be able to finish these before the New Year but I'll try my hardest.

Happy Reading,

Alivia :)

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Review: Unwholly (Unwind Trilogy #2)

Author: Neal Shusterman

Date Published: August 28th 2012

Pages: 416

     Thanks to Connor, Lev, and Risa—and their high-profile revolt at Happy Jack Harvest Camp—people can no longer turn a blind eye to unwinding. Ridding society of troublesome teens while simltaneously providing much-needed tissues for transplant might be convenient, but its morality has finally been brought into question. However, unwinding has become big business, and there are powerful political and corporate interests that want to see it not only continue, but also expand to the unwinding of prisoners and the impoverished


     Cam is a product of unwinding; made entirely out of the parts of other unwinds, he is a teen who does not technically exist. A futuristic Frankenstein, Cam struggles with a search for identity and meaning and wonders if a rewound being can have a soul. And when the actions of a sadistic bounty hunter cause Cam’s fate to become inextricably bound with the fates of Connor, Risa, and Lev, he’ll have to question humanity itself.

Genre: Dystopian 

My Review: 
     I found out about the first book in this series in my math class from a boy, who ins't exactly my favorite person in the world, and he said that the book was "crazily messed up."  So naturally, being a book lover, I looked it up on Goodreads.  What I found was indeed a "crazily messed up book" where parents can legally dismember their children at the age of 13.  In the first book the main characters, Connor, Risa, and Lev, escape from being unwound. This book starts at about a couple months after the first book ended.
      So basically, Connor has been put in charge of the Graveyard and is having a tough time with it. There's a new kid named Starkey who was storked when he was a baby. (A stork is where, when a mother doesn't want her child she can have the baby then leave it on someone else's doorstep.)  He is set on trying to take over the Graveyard and get rid of Connor.  He bothers me sooooooooo much!  What he doesn't understand is, Connor does all that he can and he doesn't need other people to tell him how to do it. In the end, I am a milimeter away from hating him because of what he does with Trace and almost killing every single unwind.
     Risa is almost in a worse state then Connor. Half-way through the book she almost get herself unwound again until she gets found by Proactive Citizenry. Where she is forced to go against her will and speak for Unwinding. There she meets Cam, who is a rewind.  He was made entirely out of unwind parts, (he's the guy on the cover) Cam has a crush on Risa. She obviously still loves Connor more throughout the part she's with him, but she thinks of Cam as a friend.  
     The predicament that Lev has been put into I can't talk to much about without the book losing some of it's Shusterman charm. His family doesn't want him, so his bother Marcus and his former pastor Dan take him in.  That is the extent of my knowledge that I am willing to give you on Lev.
     Unwholly is a fast-pace page-turner that is irresistible  I couldn't put it down.


Happy Reading,

Alivia :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (1)

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

My Teaser:

"When he speaks, his words fog people's minds so that they'll believe everything he says. Usually, he lies. This is why, as I sit here now, the numbers are clear but other things in my mind are muddled. Father has just been lying."

- Page 3, Bitterblue by: Kristen Cashore

Happy Reading,
Alivia :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Review: Promised (Birthmarked #3)

Author: Caragh M. O'Brien

Date Published: October 2nd, 2012

Pages: 304

After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever.  She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland.  In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher.  Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?

Genre: Dystopian Fantasy

My Review:
      First off, this book was amazing.  I've been waiting for this book for almost 5 months since I finished the 2nd book of the series, Prize.  This is the final book of the series Birthmarked, which is one of my favorite series of all time, and I have to say it was superb.  
     The characters were very well developed; I never found myself thinking, Why on Earth would that character do that?  Instead, I found myself enjoying every single little thing that the character did, especially Gaia and Leon's relationship.  They are just so cute together!  I like Peter and Will, but really she has more of a history with Leon.  He pretty much sacrificed himself for her, and he ended up getting tortured.
     Another character I also found weirdly intriguing was the Protectorat.   Although he was a wickedly evil person, I found his character development done very oddly.  At some points, I just wanted to tear off his face, literally.  For example, why would a father want to even think about torturing his own son?  That is pure evil.  
     Toward the end of the book I found myself actually crying, honest to God crying, tears were streaming down my face.  I hate when authors kill off my favorite characters, or make something happen to a couple that makes it seem impossible for them to stay together.  I really can't say to much more without giving the whole book away.  Hopefully you'll enjoy the book as much as me.


Happy Reading, 
Alivia :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Welcome to Fanatic Fictionist!

Hey guys! This is my first ever post with my own blog, and I can't wait to start reviewing and recommending books for everyone!

My Goodreads

This is my goodreads account link, so you can check it out if you like.  Also, you can e-mail me at

Happy Reading,
Alivia :)