2014 End of The Year Book Survey

Sooo, it has come to my attention that 2014 is almost to an end, which is why I decided to do the 2014 End of the Year Book Survey, made by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner! However, since I started to read YA in March and I haven't read a lot of amazing books yet (and by my luck I just tend to read so many mediocre books), I'm going to be skipping a few questions. Just a few. 

Duo Review: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: White Hot Kiss
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements (#1)
Page Count: 400
Publication Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
One kiss could be the last.
Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she's anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.

Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most. Especially Zayne, the swoon-worthy, incredibly gorgeous and completely off-limits Warden she's crushed on since forever.

Then she meets Roth—a tattooed, sinfully hot demon who claims to know all her secrets. Layla knows she should stay away, but she's not sure she wants to—especially when that whole no-kissing thing isn't an issue, considering Roth has no soul.

But when Layla discovers she's the reason for the violent demon uprising, trusting Roth could not only ruin her chances with Zayne… it could brand her a traitor to her family. Worse yet, it could become a one-way ticket to the end of the world.

Review: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Heir of Fire
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Paranormal, YA
Series: Throne of Glass (#3)
Page Count: 562
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Publisher: Bloomsberry
Lost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s biggest threat – and his own toughest enemy.

While Celaena learns of her true destiny, and the eyes of Erilea are on Wendlyn, a brutal and beastly force is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Drama, YA
Publication Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Dutton Books

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Review: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Young Adult
Series: Throne of Glass (#2)
Page Count: 420
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury
"A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached. It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend."

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.
Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.
Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena's world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie...and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

Fictionally Obsessed is Turning One!

It's come to me to realize...that it's almost my blogiversary!! I cannot believe that Fictionally Obsessed has come this far, and I feel like this is such a huge accomplishment for me to have run a blog for one year, when I thought that this crazy idea wouldn't last more than a couple of weeks. I'm just super happy for my blog :)

From the bottom of my heart, a massive thank you to my readers, my followers, my commenters, and everyone who supported me through my book blogging journey!

Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Adventure, Young Adult
Series: Throne of Glass (#1)
Page Count: 404
Publication Date: August 7, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass--and it's there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena's fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

Waiting on Wednesday #2 - Wicked & Golden Son

Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you state all the upcoming releases you are anticipating.

Review: Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead

Title: Silver Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #5
Genre(s): Paranormal, Vampires, Romance
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 416 

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists. Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Review: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Stone Cold Touch
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: The Dark Elements (#2)
Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
Pages: 446
Every touch has its price
Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

Feature & Follow Friday - Bring Back to Life

Feature & Follow is hosted by two hosts, Rachel @ Parajunkee's View and Alison @ Alison Can Read. This meme is a great way to meet new bloggers, discover new blogs, and gain followers! I'll follow you if you follow me :)

I've never done a Feature & Follow Friday before, so I thought, why not do one now? This week's question is:

Characters, sometimes our favourites, die during books. If you'd get to choose, who would you bring back?

Review: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Title: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Series: Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (#1)
Genre(s): Mystery, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Publisher: Quirk
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Pages: 352

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.
A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Searching for a Co-blogger!

Hi guys! So I have a bit of a problem here. It's been more than a month of school and I feel like I'm unable to keep up with blogging.

And it's only Grade 8 right now...I wonder what it'll be like in high school...

Here are my options. I can either:

  1. Fail school
  2. Quit blogging
  3. Disappear all the time
  4. Get co-bloggers

And so after pondering about my options, I decided that I actually liked option four.

I'd like to find 1-2 individuals (depending on the quality of the applications) who are as enthusiastic, loves reading, and fangirls/fanboys about books as much as we do. You don't have to have a blog to be applicable, but I would like to find someone who has written reviews before, has read book blogs before, who knows how to format posts, and most importantly, run a blog.

Stacking the Shelves #6

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which book bloggers share the recent books they added to their shelves, borrowed from a friend or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! 

Guys. I haven't done a Stacking the Shelves since....March (6 MONTHS OH MY GOD). I literally had to go spend 1 minute searching through my posts to see which number it was and copy paste the image. Like wow. I can't believe it's been half a year already! Let's see if I still remember how to do this.

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Title: Legend
Author: Marie Lu
Series: Legend trilogy (#1)
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance, Dystopian, Mystery
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Author Interview + Giveaway: Princess of Valendria by Mary Waibel

Hello guys!

Today I am going to feature Mary Waibel on Fictionally Obsessed, author of the  the Princess of Valendria series. If you haven't heard of the series before, and you'd like to read it, Mary has been kind enough to donate the series to one lucky person! I have to say that the blurb sounds very interesting!

Novel Info:

Genre(s): Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 13, 2013
Series: Princess of Valendria (#1)

"A reverse Sleeping Beauty tale where the princess goes on the quest to save the prince."
Princess Kaylee has never had to fight for anything. Her entire life has been arranged, even her marriage. But when Prince Devlin falls under an enchantment, she finds she is willing to do anything to save him, even if it means fighting a dragon.

Devlin's own sister, Princess Arabella, is behind the deadly plot. She wants the throne and will use any means necessary. Her perfect plan unravels, leaving Devlin caught in a
magical sleep that is slowly spreading through the kingdom of Breniera. All Arabella needs to finish her spell and claim the crown is a drop of Kaylee's blood, but obtaining the single drop is proving more difficult than expected.

To save her betrothed, Kaylee embarks on a quest to find an ancient sword and gather a drop of dragon's blood, while trying to stay out of Arabella's traps. But Arabella's traps aren't the only danger. Time is everything. For once the last inhabitant of the kingdom falls asleep, the spell will be sealed, and not even true love's kiss will break it.

Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Title: The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Series: The Give Quartet (#1)
Genre(s): Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, YA
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

Midnight Thoughts: Fanfictions

Today I'm going to be introducing a new feature on the blog, called 'Midnight Thoughts'! I've been wanting to introduce this discussion meme for quite a while now but I just haven't had the chance to sit down and write, and even when I do post on the blog, they are mainly reviews.

Midnight Thoughts is a discussion meme where I choose a topic and give my opinions on the topic. Topics are just whatever that comes to mind and this post has no schedule or whatsoever. Sometimes they might turn into rants :) Want to submit a specific topic for me to talk about? Fill out a short form here!

Back to Blogging & Important News!

Hello everyone!

School has started! (boo :( )  How has all of your summers been? It's been so many weeks since my last post that I've almost forgotten that I still have a blog to run, not to mention remembering coding to redesign the blog! I've been in Vancouver for a couple of days, then in China for the past few weeks visiting relatives and eating great dim sum...lots. However, as great as the food in China can be, I am so very glad to be back!

My flight had actually arrived to Canada on the 25th, though jet lag has been driving me crazy for the past couple of days and I just didn't have the energy to start writing posts just yet. Speaking of planes, if there is one thing that you guys have to know about me, I absolutely hate travelling by plane.There's a long list of what annoys me on airplanes (including their blankets and sitting for 17 hours) but the worst thing about air travel for me is: airplane food. Just saying airplane food makes me think of that smell all over again....

Review: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

Title: Uninvited
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Uninvited Series (#1)
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Thriller, YA
When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.
Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.
The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

Duo Discussion: The Selection Series

I'm super excited today because I'm going to be introducing a new feature that's going to be on the blog!

My blogging bestie, Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and I have decided to start a monthly 'Duo Discussion' blog post! How it will work is that each month, we will choose a bookish topic to discuss about. Feel free to join in by discussing in the comments below!

For our first Duo Discussion post, we'll be talking about The Selection series by Kiera Cass!

Olivia: Hey Rach! I'm so excited to do this chat with you today and start this feature! I hope this will be fun! And we're doing it on THE SELECTION series by Kiera Cass, one of the best light, fun, and cute romance series I've ever read! This series got be hooked and I just can't stop fangirling over Maxamer! Let's start with what you think about this series!

Review: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Title: Red Rising
Author: Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising Trilogy (#1)
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fantasy, Adult/YA

The war begins...
Darrow is a Helldiver, one of a thousand men and women who live in the vast caves beneath the surface of Mars. Generations of Helldivers have spent their lives toiling to mine the precious elements that will allow the planet to be terraformed. Just knowing that one day people will be able to walk the surface of the planet is enough to justify their sacrifice. The Earth is dying, and Darrow and his people are the only hope humanity has left.Until the day Darrow learns that it is all a lie. Mars is habitable - and indeed has been inhabited for generations by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. The Golds regard Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
With the help of a mysterious group of rebels, Darrow disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside.
But the command school is a battlefield. And Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda...

Review: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Title: City of Lost Souls
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments (#5)
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

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.

Fangirling & Waiting on Wednesday: City of Heavenly Fire - Cassandra Clare

Hi guys! Today's a Wednesday which means....It's time to do my very first Waiting on Wednesday! Except in this post I'm going to be screaming for CoHF instead of Waiting which is why I've altered the title slightly. Waiting on Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where you state all the releases that you are anticipating. So why am I doing a WoW now? I just cannot contain my excitement for CoHF (the last book of TMI) to be released in 5 days and I fear that I might explode if I just don't pour out my fandomness in a post. 5 DAYS!! Though I could have easily just done a random fangirling post on CoHF but I thought it'd be nice to try this meme out for the first time :) Anyways, here we go! And do tell me what you think :D

Title: City of Heavenly Fire 
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margret K. McElderly
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

In the long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.
Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Dark Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his endarkened army swell.
The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris—but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?
When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee — even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned . . .
Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the world in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Okay, I can't do this anymore. Please excuse me for the moment while I scream for TMI again. 

I've recently fell in love with this series and only a few days ago, I finished City of Lost Souls. I was amazed at how much it made me not want but NEED CoHF! CoLS is probably my favourite book in the series so far. There's so much action in it, compared to the rest of the series! Random fact: Did you know that CoHF is 762 pages?!? 

I keep on forgetting that this is a WoW, not a review, so just bear with me :) and do forgive me if I leak any spoilers which I will try my best not to. Anyways, I love CoLS. I even started to feel sympathetic for the 'bad guy', Sebastian/Jonathan, and I've made up my mind. 

I don't want him to die.

Anyone else feel this way? It's so weird, I actually like Sebastian a TINY bit more than Jace...

I won't tell you the whole story WHY now but I will in my review that I solemnly swear will come either Saturday or Sunday :D and I'm pretty sure the entire review will be about why I love Sebastian. Now before you post comments like "HOW THE SHIAT IS THAT POSSIBLE?" all I have to say is, its surprising for me as well ;) and

I've actually started to read TMI fanfictions :D I never really have been a fan of fanfictions because some of them suck bs, but I just needed to have my hands on something TMI related. And I've also been going through some CoHF snippets and I thought I'd share some interesting snippets: 
“Oh, good. For a second there I was worried there was going to be an actual plan with, like, steps we couldfollow.You know, something reassuring.”
— Isabelle
“Okayyyyy,” Isabelle said in a low voice, “When did Brother Zachariah get hot?”
A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
Simon's Sacrifice

“No killing,” Jordan said. “We’re trying to make you feel peaceful, so you don’t go up in flames. Blood, killing, war, those are all non-peaceful things. Isn’t there anything else you like? Rainforests? Chirping birds?”
“Weapons,” said Jace. “I like weapons.”
“I’m starting to think we have a problematic issue of personal philosophy here.”
Jace leaned forward, his palms flat on the ground. “I’m a warrior,” he said. “I was brought up as a warrior. I didn’t have toys, I had weapons. I slept with a wooden sword until I was five. My first books were medieval demonologies with illuminated pages. The first songs I learned were chants to banish demons. I know what brings me peace, and it isn’t sandy beaches or chirping birds in rainforests. I want a weapon in my hand and a strategy to win.”
Jordan looked at him levelly. “So you’re saying that what brings you peace … is war.”
“Now you get it.”

“We shouldn’t,” protested Isabelle. “The Clave has a plan.”
“The Clave has the collective intelligence of a pineapple,” said Jace.
Alec blinked up at them. “Jace is right.”
Isabelle turned on her brother. “What do you know? You weren’t even paying attention.”
“I was,” Alec said, injured. “I said Jace was right.”
“Yeah, but there’s like a 90% chance of me being right most of the time, so that’s not proof you were listening,” said Jace. “That’s just a good guess.”
MY FAVE (partially because of feels towards Sebastian) : 

His eyes shone when he looked at her, green as spring grass.
He has always had green eyes, said the voice in her head. People often marvel at how much alike you are, he and your mother and yourself. His name is Jonathan and he is your brother; he has always protected you.
Somewhere in the back of Clary’s mind she saw black eyes and whip marks, but she didn’t know why. He’s your brother. He’s your brother, and he’s always taken care of you.

And now. PICTURE SPOILERS! *just click on image to enlarge*

Anyways if you already haven't heard, Cassie said that 5 people that we know of are going to die + 1 main character in CoHF. I was thinking about if I had to choose 6 people to die in TMI, who would it be. I came up with a list (I don't mean any offence to those characters, it's just that if I HAD TO CHOOSE, these are the people I'd rather die than the others) .
  1. Maryse
  2. Raphael
  3. Camille
  4. Maia
  5. Jordan
As for the main character who will die, we all know that Cassie can't kill Clary because the main character almost never dies. Or Jace (or else we'd all go rage and try to kill her, lol) which leaves us with Izzy, Alec, Magus or Simon. I don't even want to guess. JUST ANYONE BUT SIMON! He's the kind of friend we all want, and plus, I really stared to love him in CoLS.

I've already pre-ordered two copies of CoHF and I might even be giving one away ;) I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THE ENTIRE SERIES IS GOING TO END IN JUST 5 DAYS FROM NOW! AGH, I don't know what to think. Half of my brain is like: CoHF Y U NO COME FASTER, and then the other half is afraid to read it in fear of either Magnus, Izzy, Alec or Simon dying and the entire series will be over after CoHF! Lol I've said that already, but whatever. I'm probably going to spend the entire day and night reading CoHF then the next morning bawling my eyes out. AHHH Where will all the TMI fandom go? Someone needs to set up a support group for the TMI fandom...

*cries in a corner* Alright. I'm back now.

So, my question to readers of TMI. What do you think about CoHF, and who do you think will die?

I'd love to hear what you think about this post! :)

ARC Review: Guarding Angel by S.L. Saboviec

Title: Guarding Angel
Author: S.L. Saboviec
Series: Fallen Redemption (#1)
Publication Date: May 19, 2014
Genre(s): Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, YA

Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.
When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.
Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

Review: Doon by Carey Cory and Lorie Langdon

Title: Doon
Authors: Carey Cory & Lorie Langdom
Series: Doon Novels (#1)
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Publication Date: August 30, 2013
Publisher: Zondervan
Page Count: 368
Veronica doesn't think she's going crazy. But why can't anyone else see the mysterious blond boy who keeps popping up wherever she goes? When her best friend, Mackenna, invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Veronica jumps at the opportunity to leave her complicated life behind for a few months.
But the Scottish countryside holds other plans.
Not only has the imaginary kilted boy followed her to Alloway, she and Mackenna uncover a strange set of rings and a very unnerving letter from Mackenna's great aunt—and when the girls test the instructions Aunt Gracie left behind, they find themselves transported to a land that defies explanation. Doon seems like a real-life fairy tale, complete with one prince who has eyes for Mackenna and another who looks suspiciously like the boy from Veronica's daydreams. But Doon has a dark underbelly as well. The two girls could have everything they've longed for...or they could end up breaking an enchantment and find themselves trapped in a world that has become a nightmare.

A Hiatus? :(

So you may have noticed that I really haven't been around much or posting something everyday like I used to and I feel like I owe everyone an apology and an explanation.

The truth is, I've been extremely busy lately and so, I have come to a final decision.

I'm going to be taking a hiatus.

Reason being, it's because life is busy. I can't really keep up the school work, blogging and in addition to the three things listed above, I still have a HUGE stack of books from review requests from January
that I have yet not read. Not to mention that I haven't even read Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead yet or finished Asunder by Jodi Meadows OR even STARTED on City of Lost Souls. And I bought those books in January as well. I know this shouldn't even be POSSIBLE, as a TMI 'fan'. I feel like I'm not one anymore because of it anymore. Blog, why are you doing this to me?

During my hiatus, I will be redesigning Fictionally Obsessed. I know that I've redesigned the blog 4 times already and I know that I haven't been able to make up my mind. It's just that I have decided to make my blog less feminine and more gender neutral.

I feel like it's all too much for me at a time, and though I still freaking love blogging and reading, I'm going to be taking a break. Meaning that I will still be checking the blog for comments daily and posting Feature Fridays and reviews, but I just won't be blogging and posting something everyday like I did before. I still have tons of ideas that have been bouncing in my head and a new original feature called Midnight Thoughts I will be introducing when I get back, so I hope that you'll stay will me even though I won't be posting as much.

And finally, I'm sorry. I really should have been interacting with you guys more and commenting your blogs, and it feels like I'm just not there. I hope you'll understand my decision and give me time to return to my old blogging obsessed self. I don't even know if I ever will be able to return to that stage ever again.

Review + Giveaway: Edgewood by Karen McQuestion

Title: Edgewood
Author: Karen McQuestion
Series: Edgewood Series (#1)
Genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 2013
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Program
Page Count: 324
The night Russ Becker witnesses a strange astronomical event, his world changes forever. Before long Russ discovers he's developed incredible superpowers, and he’s not the only one. Three other young people—beautiful Mallory, arrogant Jameson, and mysterious Nadia—have had the same experience and all of them now have powers of their own. Mallory can control peoples’ minds, Jameson moves objects with his thoughts, and Nadia has empathic abilities.
At first the four relish their newfound gifts, but things become serious when they learn they are being hunted by an organization that wants them for its own nefarious purposes. When Russ’s family is threatened, he’s forced into action. What transpires will change all of them in ways they never imagined.

Review: Teardrop by Lauren Kate

Title: Teardrop
Author: Lauren Kate
Series: Teardrop Series #1
Genre(s): Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 441

Never, ever cry... Seventeen-year-old Eureka won't let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is
everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean. And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak,about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don't make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?

The Liebster Award

Hi everyone!

So today, I'm going to be talking about 'The Liebster Award! I had no idea what this was until like a month ago, but anyways, 'The Liebster Award' is all about getting to know bloggers and their blogs who have less than 200 followers. There's no actual award and it's kind of a Pass it On, kind of thing, but I think it's a great way to get to know new bloggers and their blogs! I was actually nominated for this award twice, one time from Faith from Book Nook 96 and Stephanie from Her Reviews of Books Movies and Everything, so I have no idea who's questions to answer! I guess I'll be answering 5 questions from each blogger then! What are the questions I'm talking about? Well read the rules below!  I'm so excited to be a nominee and participate in this fangirl-tastic award! *squeal*

Author Q&A + Giveaway: Jodi Meadows

Hi everyone!

Today, we have a very exciting interview with Jodi Meadows, the author of the 'Incarnate' trilogy! So when I heard that Jodi would be open to doing an author Q&A, my inner fangirl screamed. I could not believe what happened. So then I spent some time typing and coming up with a few questions to ask her, and here it is! Jodi is an amazing and hilarious woman.

Review: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Title: Clockwork Princess
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices #3
Genres: Young Adult, Romance Novel
Release Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Tessa Gray should be happy -- aren't all brides happy? Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begin to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute. A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan.
He needs Tessa.
Charlotte Branwell, head of the Institute, is desperate to find Mortmain before he strikes. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her. For though Tessa and Jem are engaged, Will is still in love with her.
The last words of a dying Shadowhunter provide the clue that might lead Tessa and her friends to Mortmain. But their small group cannot stand alone, and the powerful Consul doubts that Mortmain is coming. Deserted by allies, the Shadowhunters find themselves trapped when Mortmain seizes the medicine that keeps Jem alive. With his best friend at death's door, Will must risk everything to save the girl they both love.
To buy Will time, the warlock Magnus Bane joins with Henry Branwell to create a device that could help defeat Mortmain. As they all work to save Tessa and the future of the Shadowhunters that resides with her, Tessa realizes that the only person who can save her is herself -- for in the discovery of her own nature, Tessa could become more powerful than she ever dreamed possible. But can a lone girl, even one who can command the power of angels, face down an entire army?
Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment, and the tangled thread of love and loss intertwine as the Shadowhunters are pushed to the very brink of destruction in the breathtaking conclusion of The Infernal Devices trilogy.