29 August 2010


Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know about a great giveaway over at Carol's Prints! She's giving away 12, 12! ARCs! and some of them are signed! Here is the link: Carol Prints. Be sure to say that I sent you because then we both get extra entries! (Camilla from All the Sweet Serenity of Books) Good luck!

28 August 2010

Review: Nightlight

Summary: About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. 

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? 

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.  (Taken from Goodreads)

This book was really funny and I loved how quirky Belle's character was, however sometimes I felt that the humor went too far and stopped being funny.  I'm not a huge fan of Twilight, but I have read all the books and moderately enjoyed them and I would recommend this book to all fans of Twilight and all Twilight haters. 
Overall: 4 stars (I use the same rating system as goodreads)

25 August 2010

Dusk to Dawn Read-A-Thon

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Its the first week of school and I have been super busy. I just wanted to post that I am doing the Dusk to Dawn Read-A-Thon!! (hosted by Book Crazy.) However, since I do have school, I can't be staying up all night reading. I probably won't get much reading done but here are my goals anyway:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
4.  I Now Pronounnce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
I doubt I will read all of these but its nice to hope.

17 August 2010

Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: September 14, 2008
First Line: When I wake up, the other side of the bed is cold.
My Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)
Summary: (from Goodreads)
     Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with every one out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
     In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
     Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I can't even beginning to tell how much I love this book. I had heard a lot about it but had never sat down and read it, well when I did, whoosh, blew me away.  I love the characters so much, I feel like I'm friends with them.  Ahh! Love Katniss and Peeta so much. Team Peeta all the way.The beginning is sort of slow, but its worth it once you get to the Reaping because after that its is very difficult to put down.  I just can't wait for Mockingjay to come out. 6 days!!!!

16 August 2010


Hey guys i entered some giveaways today and wanted to share them with you!
Beyond the Pale by Savannah Russe
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
jo-jo loves to read: my birthday giveaway
Signed Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
Echoes by Melinda Metz
2011 YA Releases Giveaways
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Perfect Chemistry by Simone Eckles
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Sarah Dessen Package
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Evernight by Claudia Gray
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen Pack
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Vampire Academy Pack
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prizepack The Truth ABout Forever by Sarah Dessen Pack
Summer Lovin Giveaway Prize Pack Pre-ordered copy of Halo, Mockingjay, or Clockwork Angel\
Summer Lovin Giveaway Pack Prize Pack #11
Paranormal Pre-order Contest
Starting From Scratch by Susan Gilbert-Collins
Choose Your Genre Contest
100 Followers Giveaway
1000 Followers Giveaway
so i hope i win some.

2010 Debut Authors Challenge

Hey Guys! So I’m doing a debut authors challenge and its going to be super exciting! I’m going to start it after I finish reading the Harry Potter series and Ella Enchanted.
the rules for the challenge are here if any of you want to do it: The Story Siren
These are the books I am hopefully going to read (not necessarily in this order):
  1.  Glimmerglass - Jenna Black
  2. The Cinderella Society - Kay Cassidy
  3. Sea - Heidi R. Kling
  4. Claire De Lune - Christine Johnson
  5. Tell Me A Secret - Holly Cupala
  6. The Line - Teri Hall
  7. The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
  8. Faithful - Janet Fox
  9. Everlasting - Angie Frazier
  10. Harmonic Feedback - Tara Kelly
  11. A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee
  12. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour - Morgan Matson
  13. The Best and Hardest Thing - Pat Brisson
  14. I Now Pronounce You Someone Else - Erin McCahan
  15. The Thirteenth Princess - Diane Zahler
My reviews will be posted on my Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3744510
Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads, just put that you’re from blogger and your blog name and I’ll be happy to accept.

15 August 2010

A Little Bit About Me

  1. My name is Camilla and I am a bibliophile.
  2. I love Harry Potter
  3. I adore retellings of fairytales especially Ella Enchanted 
  4. I wish I was one of those people that just get books in the mail for reviewing.
  5. I am 15 years old and I go to high school.
  6. I am very short.
  7. I want to be either a librarian or a book editor after college.
  8. I would love it if you followed me or even just commented on this!

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren it where you post about what books you got this week.
So I am going to start one...
From the library:
Faithful - Janet Fox
Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else - Erin McCahan
The Cinderella Society - Kay Cassidy
Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony