The Booknatics GoodReads.com Group May Books of the Month

Hello everyone! I am very excited about this months group read, mainly because this is our first group activity since starting the Booknatic blogging! We had our members vote on a poll filled with different books from a variety of genres, and the two that won May’s featured books are:

May 2013 book of the Month

May 2013 book of the Month


Cinder by Marissa Meyer:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .
Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

May Book of the Month

May Book of the Month


Fallen by Lauren Kate:
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce – he goes out of his way to make that very clear. But she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, Luce has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret…even if it kills her.
Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, FALLEN is a page-turning thriller and the ultimate love story

I have already read the Fallen series, which was captivating in it’s YA genre, but have not yet read Cinder. If you have read either of these, or plan to, why don’t ya join us on goodreads and join in the bookly fun? =D
Link to our Goodreads group: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/89180
Discussions can also be found on our TheBooknatics.facebook.com page and Also on Twitter. Hope to see you guys soon!

Bound by Blood – P.A. Lupton

bound by bloodPhew, where do I begin? Let me start off by saying, I give this a full 5 star rating. This book had literally everything I love in a book. A thrilling mystery with suspense, vampires, other paranormal characteristics, witty dialogue, and hot, hot, HOT romance. 

The story is narrated in first person by a super awesome chick named Brianna Reece. She’s definitely up there with my favorite fearless heroines.

I was immediately hooked as we are thrown into a scene with Brianna undercover at a club, gathering intel on a missing girl case which she feels is strongly connected to another murder case they have been working on, every victim has been drained of their blood.
Brianna has a supernatural ability she was never really able to explain, but other than being a empath. She can detect other people’s emotions, making her a fantastic lie-detector. Right away, I knew we were in for a fun mystery. Little did I know, just how many surprises we would encounter.
I refuse to spoil one major thing about one of her suspects, Nathan, who has his own private security company and also working on the case.

As the story goes on with the murder case, she feels an emotional pull to one of her lead suspects, Nathan. Who just  so happens to know why the cases are oddly connected to her and knows more about her family tree than she does. Nathan informs her that she is connected with a long line of powerful witches and has a strong tie to Nathans family, which explains the pull she felt toward him. He trains her to use her abilities to better protect herself, as they find out the killer is indeed on a trail of her bloodline. And she may be the next target.  

The whole time I was asking myself, “Do I realllllly want them to be together, because I am not sure I can trust him!” But the plot thickens and curves are thrown and I was mind-blown. I really want to read the following books! P.A. Lupton has completely captivated me, and I want to thank her for writing such a bewitching tale with everything I have always wanted in a book! Keep up the amazing work and I really hope to read more in this series!

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Our first show

youtubeskyIt was a lot of fun during our first live hangout, and we ended up going 4 hours long, because it was too fun to stop! But I have some SERIOUS editing to do to make it more bearable to watch. Till then, you can see our other videos in the link below! Hope you decide to join us!
http://www.youtube.com/thebooknatics
Here is what to expect when doing a live Hangout with us:

There are 9 people in total allowed to be connected by video, everyone else will join us live on Youtube and we will take questions/requests/chat there.

Weekly, I will post a video about what we plan on discussing in the next weeks show, and I will be looking for people who have read certain books,  and also, if you think you fit a characters description from any of your favorite novels or any of our weekly chosen novels, then please go to our Facebook or mail us at Thebooknatics@gmail.com and tell us which character from which book you would wish to display!

What we plan to do with you *issss*… have fun with a skit we called “Book-A-Likes” We will interview you with silly questions that pertain to that book, and you have to answer the best you can in any words of your own, maybe you can reenact however you perceived that character as you were reading. Let’s have fun with it!

If you have any books that you want to recommend that we add to our weekly shows for reviews and discussions, let us know! And thank you in advance. Looking forward to getting to make some frieeendships!*dances*

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Fifty Shades of Grey: E.L. James

13609263Very late adding this review here, but felt this was definitely a must for this blog. I have very mixed emotions about this book and had to do a lot of re-thinking before I re-wrote this interview to really sort out what I feel about this book.

 I am a part of a group on Goodreads that E.L. James was actually a part of herself before her novel went viral, and from my understanding, this book began as a blog, a parody of some sort about the hit saga Twilight. I caught the comparisons and humor between the characters right away. This was a brilliant concoction of the ingredients that make life and fiction work together.  BDSM, is a very real thing that we don’t particularly hear of on a daily basis, unless you are one of which ties people up for punishment and love to kiss and tell… My impression of this book was that of a girl who falls foolishly in love with a very rich and controlling man whom she has no earthly idea what she’s getting herself into before these feelings evolve. 

Bella (Twilight’s foolish girl): Falls in love with a  devastatingly, beautiful, rich guy at school but has no earthly idea that he’s indeed a  controlling, dangerous, vaaaaampire. (OOooo)

Ana(50 Shades foolish girl): Falls in love with a  devastatingly, beautiful, rich guy but has no earthly idea that he’s indeed a controlling, dangerous…Sex Maniac. (OOooo)
Then you have the plot where they break up because he’s just too dangerous to be around (Edward/Christian) and the girl can’t make up her mind how she feels being a part of that life(style). And the love triangles such as Jacob/Jose and the  flight back home to see her parents to prove to the girl that the man does care,  etc. etc. the list goes on.

 I know there were mandatory changes made to the story in order for it to be published by the company that picked Ms. James up because of the too similar story plot and characters, but there are a lot of people who want to sit there behind their screens and trash talk this book, sticking their literary noses up in the air as if they were too good to read this. Considering the pre-circumenstances, this book really was not written horribly. I think the problem is they just can’t humor the pretenses of this book. Took me a while to figure out my feelings for it, but I’ve decided that this book had me so curious after so many friends talked me into it, and once I began, I just couldn’t put it down for the life of me. There were times I snuck a read at work and my jaw would hit the floor and I’d be like “She did NOT just do that…” “Omg he did that?” “OW”  “EW” “OMG NO! Get that thing out of there!” “Don’t stick that up ther…oh crap… he did it…”

Let me tell ya, it has been so many years since a book had ever gotten that much of a reaction out of me.  Before this novel, I was a BSDM-Romance-Novel-Virgin… so that could be part of the reasoning behind my stunned mind. But all in all, what makes an author so brilliant, is being able to produce a story that rises a reaction from its reader. Whether the reactions are physical, positive, or causes arguments. I am starting to believe that the people who gave this book such a bad rep for its grammar usage, or what ever else they dug deep to find, were just looking for an excuse NOT to like this book because it became so mainstream and a big hit. I am often one of those people who refuse to join in on any type of fad, but I am also one of which has a curious mind, that if left unattended,  eventually goes stir-crazy. Me reading this book was the type of curiosity that could be compared to your sisters well hidden diary. I shouldn’t read it, but the gossip just sounds waaaay too appealing. I read it. I was disgusted, I laughed. My eye brows went so far up as my eyes widened, they just about flung right off my forehead at times. I was distubed many, many times… But what good is a book that doesnt stirr up some sort of feeling as you read? I have finally decided my answer. Yes. I did enjoy this book. And I think people should loosen up a little. Reading is a hobby, have fun with it. (No offense)



My Christian and Ana

What are your thoughts on the series?

3-9-2013
Update! I finally bought/found the 2nd book in this series. About to dive into it. =)

Are you an author seeking for a book review?

Let me formally introduce myself. My name is Sky, and when I am not stuffing my nose in a book, I am most likely painting, sketching, singing, chatting with friends, spending time with my man, or playing an MMO. Hence, where Solai comes from. Close to the French meaning of Sun. (Sunny Sky, awesome, yeah? =oD ) I am a nerd in all directions!

But, if you couldn’t tell, my most favorite pastime is to read. I have helped several authors with book reviews posting where they request. So far, I have mostly posted reviews on Amazon.com and for Goodreads.com. I am even willing to post them here.

I am open for most editions, such as Kindle and by physical copy. Contact information for the stated options, will be given per request.
I work a lot of overtime sporadically, but easily make the time to read on my personal time at home and at work. I am a quick and fully engaged reader, and will give an honest review. I tend to keep my reviews fair yet positive.
Don’t be shy! I read all genres; I am most definitely not a picky reader. So if you are interested in having me review a book for you, or looking to produce giveaways, please contact me at Thebooknatics@Gmail.com.

About Me and TheBooknatics

Hello! And thank you for stopping by. =) I cannot wait to share with you my thoughts on different books I read. My friend and I have an awesome Facebook page where together, we share books from all sorts of genres, and will be soon recording live Hangout sessions to be broadcasted on Youtube. We are always looking for new people to join in on the fun! On these hangouts we will be doing all sorts of activities, such as Book-Alike Casting Call. A gag we will record interview character look-a-likes from different books and fan requested books, as the actual character. I am so ecstatic about this segment!

I also love to browse the Kindle app for free books to keep me engaged with reading as I am waiting for a new book, and love to rate and do reviews for books that don’t seem to have any feedback yet. You  won’t believe the gems I find in there for free! Keep an eye over here on my page to see what sort of buried treasure I find =)

On this blog, however, will be my personal thoughts and reviews as I am reading a book. A lot of my stuff you can find on Goodreads.com, but I will be sure to post some here and there. Also, if you are an author and looking for people to review your books and spread the word, I am always up for it! I have had several books mailed to me to be reviewed and have found it to be quite a thrilling hobby. Inbox me for my contact information. =)

I can also be reached on the following Sites for anyone interested in joining my friend Krystle and I on our bookly adventures:
http://www.Facebook.com/TheBooknatics
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Other than that, I am greatly thankful for all those who stick with me as I read =D