2013 Book Bingo Reading Challenge

Up again for some reading challenges, god it's addicting. :D. This reading challenge is hosted by Kristilyn of Reading in Winter and Anne of Creativity's Corner. The mechanics are easy, you just have to fill those boxes the Bingo way. This is just for fun, I know I can't mark all of them, but let's see.

Read more rules and guidelines by clicking any of the link.

2013 Catch Up Reading Challenge

Books, Bones & Buffy

I'm up again for some challenges, this time it's Catch Up Reading Challenge; my second reading challenge for 2013, Hosted by Tammy of Books, Bones & Buffy. The goal is simple: “Catch Up” on some books you've been dying to read. Same as Tammy, I will take this challenge to catch up the complete series of books that I'm dying to read, and I’m giving myself the entire year of 2013 to do it!

1. Select the books you’d like to “catch up” on during the year. I’ve decided not to put a minimum or even a limit on this number. It’s really up to you. My list has (8) books on it.
2. Grab the challenge button and post it on your sidebar.
3. Do a Catch Up Challenge blog post listing the books you’d love to finally get to read in 2013. Include the button in your post and link back here, if you don’t mind:)
4. Every time you read one of your catch up books, write a review and let me know about it in the comment section of this post. I’d love to see what you’re reading! You can easily find this post again by clicking the Catch Up Challenge button on my sidebar. It will take you right back here.
5. PRIZES!!  For every ten bloggers or reviewers that sign up, I will have a giveaway. And for each of your challenge book reviews, you’ll get an entry into the giveaway. Giveaways will be spread out during the year to give you time to read and review your books.
6. You don’t have to have a blog to participate! You can post reviews on Goodreads too, just let me know in the comments where to find your review.

 So, here are the books I plan to read:

1. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - It's been on my top list on my TBR shelf on Goodreads for so long. Yay! I'm so excited.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
3. Hounded by Kevin Hearne - I love Urban Fantasy <3
-Due to availability I will just read their first books-
4. Enclave by Ann Aguirre - It's a battle between Legend, Graceling, Matched, and Uglies series. So, Enclave won.
5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
6. I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore - Now it has a boxed set, I will definitely buy it.

That's it, My Catch Up list for 2013 (I don't know if I can still add some). If you're Interested, just click the above image and sign up.

[Update 2-25-13] I really have lots of books that I really want to read, and I don't want them to be left behind, and these are the books that you will see below. Read the full post here.

1. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
2. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. Shatter Me bi Tahereh Mafi
4. Legend by Marie Lu
5. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
6. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
7. Gone By Michael Grant
8. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 [Book Review]

"Electrifying, another addition to my favorite shelf"

Title: Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey #1)
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Published: July 10, 2012

Summary from Goodreads:

My name is Michael Vey, and the story I’m about to tell you is strange. Very strange. It’s my story.
To everyone at Meridian High School, Michael Vey is an ordinary fourteen-year-old. In fact, the only thing that seems to set him apart is the fact that he has Tourette’s syndrome. But Michael is anything but ordinary. Michael has special powers. Electric powers.

Michael thinks he's unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor also has special powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up this way, but their investigation brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric children – and through them the world. Michael will have to rely on his wits, powers, and friends if he’s to survive.



Ok, I like to start it with this. Once I'm reading a book, I really don't focus on the author's way of writing, for me it's not a big deal, I just focus on the story itself. You will just feel it no matter how bad the writing is, it's a good book if you feel the hype that the story wants you to feel. For me Mr. Evans did a great job, the story is good, and also the book itself.

Back to review, Michael Vey is a well-balanced character, from the start he already knows what he has and what he's capable of, no need for a character build-up, it's his power that's building up.

A sinister came, that his friend Taylor; a cheerleader that has also an electro ability, and Michael's mom was kidnapped. He and his friend Ostin; an intelligent, know-it-all guy ( I love Ostin's character, he's full of humor) decided to save them, together with two bullys that eventually became their friends make their way to Elgen Academy. They came and something terribly happened wrong.

Some says it's an X-men Rip off, but no it's not, all their powers are all based in electricity, like the body's ability to conduct electricity, someting about our neurons, everything, it's Science. I love it.

The book has different POVs, but more on Michael's POV, sometimes it's a second person's POV telling the story of Taylor, and author's POV in 3rd person.


A cheerleader, a geek best friend, a main character with Tourette's, formed a group with Teenagers with electrifying power abilities with bad guys that turned to good to defeat a deceiving power-hungry villain full of lies. Fast-paced, action-packed. Full of twists. Follow Michael's adventure, know where their powers origin, and be amazed on their special abilities.  

It's electrifying amazing.

Rating: 5/5

About the Author

When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is one the few authors in history to have hit both the fiction and non-fiction bestseller lists. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers.