Friday, July 24, 2015


And the 7 lucky winners of the NEW Harry Potter Paperback Box Sets are...
Lily Fenner
Jamie Lee
Donia Alabad
Janice McNulty
Rich Jackson
Jessie Koplitz
Jake Trimboli
Thank you so much for entering!!! You have 48hrs to email me with your information or there will be new winners picked!

Thank you everyone who entered! More giveaways to come!!!
Lee Chand
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass Book #1) by Sarah J. Mass and GIVEAWAY!!!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass
Release Date: August 7th 2012
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 404
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

      After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

      Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilarating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

       Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined. 

      I first noticed Throne of Glass when the new cover change came in almost two years ago. It was beautiful and I knew that I was going to go out of my way trying to find the new paperback beauty that is Throne of Glass! The covers for every single one of these books in the series is beautiful and I just want to display them all on my shelves (currently I have Crown of Midnight on display for it is one of my favorites). Throne of Glass is the perfect blend of taking a story that is familiar to most of us and adding an exciting new twist.
      I love high fantasy novels and the worlds they create so much so that I become infatuated with every single detail. I need to know the history and what this land looked like. Luckily most of these high fantasy books do come with a map in the front and what I usually do is photo copy it so then I do not have to struggle flipping through the book trying to find the map and eventually losing my page.
      This book had me enthralled from start to finish! I grew a quick love for Celaena, Dorian and Chaol and refused to put the book down until I knew what would happen in the end. This book is very similar to The Hunger Games in the sense that all these assassins are competing against one another, but there is the under-lying story of this murder mystery that we follow that gives this book a little more depth. The competition to determine who would be the King's champion is fine, but now entirely original. The addition of the murder mystery cemented the suspense and introduced the magical element that I found most appealing.
      The one bone I do have to pick with this book is the love triangles! i hate love triangles and they are the epitome of my downfall. Love triangles kill me in every sense of the word and I was so bummed out when I found out that this book had one, however I did not mind it in this case. Yes it is frustrating to see Celaena share moments with Chaol when I am Team Dorian (forever and always), but I have learned to deal with it be content with this love triangle. Celaena's interactions with both of them were pleasant and I enjoyed reading both of their parts.
      Celaena is one of my favorite female protagonist in YA ever. She is so bad ass and terrifying but yet has two boys falling for her. It was refreshing to see someone go from kick ass assassin to showing everyone up at a ball. She is a trained assassin with a mission and a mind of her own. The only fault I had with Celaena was her lack of awareness. Surely an assassin would not eat candy given to her anonymously, especially if the other competitors are trying to kill one another off.
      Other than that very minor detail, I loved this book. I have already read Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire which are both fantastic. If you are skeptical of picking up this series, it is an amazing intro into the fantasy world of castles, kings and assassins. The plot was not overwhelming and confusing like most are and the world building was simple and not to complex where a reader could get lost easily.
      All in all I really enjoyed Throne of Glass! 5 out of 5 stars

As you guys all know i love a good giveaway! I love giving back to my readers who show me support and kindness! So as many of you know Queen of Shadows is coming out September 1st and I will be giving away 2 copies of this book a week before it comes out! You could receive Queen of Shadows a week before everyone else! Giveaway ends August 29th and to enter all you need to do is follow these rules and regulations...

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Good luck and my the odds be ever in your favor!
Lee Chand
Monday, July 6, 2015

Teen Wolf Season 5 Premiere!

     As many of you know...TEEN WOLF IS BACK! Last week MTV gave us episode one and two of season five! Now if you do not know what Teen Wolf is about....really isn't that hard to figure it out...about some teens...who are wolves also...Teen Wolf
     I am a massive Teen Wolf fan and tumblr kinda turned me into this insane fan! I am in love with all the actors and how funny the show is and yet it is terrifying. After waiting almost a year since season four ended I could not wait for this new season. Even though I do not believe anything will get better than season 3A, I was still excited for seeing more of my favorite character fall into more trouble!
      Most people judge this show based on the title and think it is going to be dumb and lame and not worth watching, but the show truly has amazing mythology and is mostly factual. The stories that Jeff Davis tells with these characters is so interesting and keeps me as a viewer wanting more and more! I want to know what is going to happen next, what monster will appear on the grounds of Beacon Hills High next and who will leave their normal life behind!
      You cannot help but fall for these characters very quickly, especially Stiles. Stiles is like the glue that keeps the pack together. He brings everyone back to reality, but yet always has a plan for any obstacle that comes their way! The development of him and his father is so heartwarming and believable to see! He brings the humor and Dylan O'Brien's physical humor is prime throughout every season. This was the start to Dylan O'Brien's acting career and it is amazing to see how much he loves the show and keeps coming back to it. Many beloved characters have come and gone, but even with how busy Dylan is he still comes back better than ever every season.
      If you are on the fence about watching Teen Wolf, give it a chance! Season one is not amazing but the story is phenomenal and by season two you will be hooked beyond belief like I was and just keep watching and watching and watching! i was lucky because when Is tarted to watch Teen Wolf, season 1 and 2 were still on Netflix but they have taken them off! I am not actually sure if you can watch the series online, but you should totally try and find it because it is what everyone is talking about!

     SO SEASON FIVE!!! I was so thrilled when MTV released little clips of sneak peeks to what we would expect for season five! What really got me going was the little clip we got of the first 5 minutes of the first episode. We open with Lydia in Eichen House and everyone is just like what the hell happened!? And she is being attacked and treated all poorly and shit and she gives the warning that all her friends are going to die! And then the rest of the season is a flashback to the events leading up to this moment! In season five 16 year old Dylan Sprayberry has become officially apart of the main cast and Tyler Hoechlin has stepped down for he wants to focus on movies, but we will still get bits of Derek here and there! I watch Teen Wolf with my mom and she loves Dylan! She thinks he is super cute and super sexy which is weird because he is still a minor, but what do you expect when you join a cast full of hotties like Teen Wolf! I am excited to see more of Liam and Mason. They seem like they are the new generation of Scott and Slitles! As Scott and Stiles enter their senior year who knows where the world will take them. Scott was just a sophomore when he transformed and now we see Liam tag along the pack as the new potential leader!
      We are additionally introduced to Theo Raeken who is played by Cody Christian and let me tell you...MTV needs to stopped hiring such ugly actors cause it is getting hard for me to deal (sense my sarcasm). This kid is unreal and between him and Sprayberry they are making me feel unaccomplished with my entire life. I guess Jeff Davis just stole Cody from Pretty Little Liars and I am not complaining because his face is something very nice. Like I would like to sit on that face till I see the morning sun. Theo is supposedly the fourth grade friend of Scott and Stiles who has returned looking for a pack to join, but Stiles is skeptical and does not believe a word he says. I am captivated by his character and I want to see where the show takes his story! We are also introduced to the villains of this season; The Doctors! And we do not really know exactly what they are doing right now, but it looks terrifying! I am excited to see how this all plays out and how every story will fit together! Also Jordan Parrish and Lydia Martin is my favorite thing on this planet right now!!! I am dying from this relationship and I just want it! I want it! MARRISH FOR LIFE!
      I am excited to see where this season leads us and I just want all the Teen Wolf! I am excited for episode 3 tonight at 10pm EST on MTV! I love this show from the comedy to action to horror! I cannot wait for the rest of season 5!!!
Do you watch Teen Wolf? What is your favorite episode! Mine is Motel California from season 3!
Thanks Hons
Lee Chand