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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Awesome Contest

http://www.electrifyingreviews.com/2010/12/one-year-blogoversary-giveaway.html

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Zombie Vs. Unicorns (edited by Justin Larbalestier and Holly Black)

This book was awesome. I usually don't like short stories because as so as you get to know the characters its over or you don't really know the characters, but this book has some great authors and I love the arguments before each story. It goes back and forth with a unicorn story first than zombie and it ends with a zombie story. There are six stories for each side.  The 1st story, The Highest Justice by Garth Nix, I enjoyed it combined both Unicorns and zombies, so that was cool. Love will Tear Us Apart by Alaya Dawn Johnson was okay but focused too much on the romance than zombies for me. I really enjoyed the unicorn, Purity Test by Naomi Novik. I have read Carrie Ryan's novel and the short story Bougainvillea is set in the same world and it was okay, I didn't love The Forest of Hands and Teeth as much as a lot of others did but I still enjoy her writing. A Thousand Flowers by Margo Lanagan was also just okay for me. It wasn't really exciting for me and was confusing. The children of the Revolution by Marren Johnson  was a good zombie one. I loved Rampant by Diana Peterfreund and really enjoyed her short story The Care and Feeding of you Baby Killer Unicorn. Inoculata by Scot Westerfeld was a zombie one I really enjoyed. I also enjoyed Princess Prettypants by Meg Cabot.  As much as I enjoy the killer unicorns I also enjoyed the rainbow, happy, kiddie version too. I love Cassandra Clare and her version of zombie in Cold Hands. The Third Virgin was a weird story but I liked it. It was different. The final story Prom Night by Libba Bray was also pretty good.

Overall 5 stars, brillant anthology

Torment by Lauren Kate

Spolier warning for Fallen


I really enjoyed Fallen even though it was slow in the middle and picked up right at the end. I was hoping Torment would be full of action and fast paced through out the book because the first book was a set up for the series. I heard this from other reviewers before I read it but she is taken to another boarding school and it is slow paced like Fallen but still really good. I liked the new characters and that Penn was remembered.  Sometimes after characters die they are forgotten in the next book and not really mentioned.  The writing was awesome like in Fallen.

4.5 stars

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Awesome Contest

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Kindle Giveaway  @ Sparkling reviews: http://www.sparklingreviews.com/p/giveaways.html


Kindle for 500 subscribers

Kindle and $50 Amazon gift Card for 1000 subscribers
plus 2nd place $150 gift card for Book depository

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beautiful Darkness

Sequel to Beautiful Creatures

Amazing book!  I really enjoyed the new characters although Lena kinda annoyed me in this one. It was sorta slow paced at the beginning like the first one but still really good and it the action pick up in the last half and I couldn't put it down. Ridily is awesome and really grew as a character.  The writing was just as good as before and it's amazing how well they can write together.   The readers keep learning new things about Gatlin and the casters. I love this series and can't wait for the next one

Sunday, October 3, 2010

IMM 8

video

Torment by Lauren Kate
The Familiars 
Demon 
The Thirteenth chime (not in video) 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

Tyger Tyger by Kersten  Hamilton

Teaser Tuesday

"Will smiled the way Lucifer might have smiled, moments before he fell from Heaven, 'Would Tomorrow be too early to start looking, do you think?"

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

what are you reading Mondays

I just finished Mockingjay 
I'm reading Clockwork Angel
Then I'll read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
I'm also working on : Another Faust by daniel & dina nayeri, and Jealousy by Lili St.Crow 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Imm (7)

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Radience by Alison Noel

The Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant

Unraveled by Gena Showalte

Black Hole Sun David Macinnis Gil

Thursday, September 2, 2010

WWW Wednesday

I am reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
I finished Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
I will read Clockwork Angel as soon as my pre-order gets here

waiting on Wednesday

Stork sounds really good
Another Pan is the Sequel to Another Faust
Both are released Oct 12

Sunday, August 29, 2010

IMM (6)

video
Gardener
Magic or Madness Justine Larbalestier
Rune Warriors James Jennewein and Tom S. Parker
Heartless
Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George
Spy Glass Maria v Snyder

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)

WWW wednesday

hosted by should be reading

Finished: Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Reading:
-the sequel Princess of Glass
-Another Faust Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri 
Will read Mockingjay as soon as it arrives tomorrow 

Waiting on Wednesday

Firelight Sophia Jordan
Paranormalcy Kiersten White
Both of these look really good 

Teaser Tuesday (late)

Another Faust by Daniel Nayeri and Dina Nayeri 


"The mark was ugly, a black spot over his heart - as if his heart had exploded and spewed a black bile onto his skin. And no matter how hard he rubbed, it wouldn't go away. "

what are you reading mondays (late)

I started this on Monday and finished today
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Now I'm read the sequel
Princess of Glass

Sunday, August 22, 2010

IMM (5)

Borders and Indie store
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
The House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo

Girl Parts by John M. Cusak
Daughters of the moon by Lynne Ewing

The Artemis Fowl files Eoin Colfer

What the Dickens Gregory Maguire -arc
Dingo by Charles de Lint- arc

Hunger Games Keychain



Battle Royal Manga vol 1
Full Metal Alchemist vol 11
Bleach vol 2
xxxHolic vol 1

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alchemist Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series Michael Scott

This is a pretty good series, although it is slow at times.  I love how he puts in characters that are based on real people in history. The characters are well written. The siblings relationship is realistic.
The written is good but a different style from what I'm used too, which can drag a little.  The author is Irish and I read plenty of international authors, so it's not that but his own writing style. The way is set up with all the characters being based on real people is a unique idea and I haven't read anything like it before.
The plot is good. It has the same basic good vs evil magic theme to it.

4 stars

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer give aways

http://totalbookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/07/summer-lovin-giveaway-prize-pack-4.html


Includes
Evernight (paperback) by Claudia Gray
The Thirteenth Chime card and bookmark (signed) by Emma Michaels
Shadow Hills bookmark
The Body Finder sticker

Summer give aways

http://totalbookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-lovin-giveaway-prize-pack-6.html

Includes
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (paperback)
Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala (signed preview book)
Tell Me A Secret bookmark
The Crescent by Jordan Deen- bookmark (signed)

Summer give away

Confessions of a Bookaholic

http://totalbookaholic.blogspot.com/2010/08/summer-lovin-giveaway-international-pre.html

Prize #10 Clockwork Angel, Mockingjay or Halo

Waiting on Wednesday

Last Sacrifice Vampire Academy book 6  Richelle Mead
Can't Wait, Major Cliffhanger in the last book  I love this series


Crescendo Sequel to Hush, Hush Becca Fitzpatrick
The ending to Hush, Hush was almost tied up and left you wanting more w/o a Major cliffhanger

Beautiful Darkness Caster Chronicles 2 Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Creatures was a great book , Love to see what happens next

Reckless (series 1) Cornelia Funke


Cornelia Funke is a great author, I love Inkheart and Theif lord , Excited for the new series !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Favorite Covers

I don't know if this is a meme or someone already does this , if so , let me know so I can give credit :)

I'm going to post some of my favorite cover once a week and why I love them

Mortal Instruments and Clockwork Angel

I adore these covers. I love the way they match with the city skyline at the bottom and characters pictures. I like that its just the chest and part of the face of the people so the model's face doesn't mess with the image in my head.  Clockwork Angel is similar enough but different since it the prequel series.  They're also shiny and look great on the bookshelf.

Vampire Books 2010

Evernight series Claudia Gray 4 stars
-Evernight
-Stargazer
- Hourglass

Morganville Vampires - Kiss of Death by Rachel Caine   Series 4.5 stars

House of Night -Burned by PC and Kristen Cast Series 3 stars

Vampire Academy - Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead Series 5 stars

Drake Chronicles - Hearts at Stake and Blood Feud by Alexandra Harvey 4 stars

Fey

Need and Captivate Carrie Jones  4 stars
Wondrous Strange and  Darklight by Lesley Livingston 5 stars
The Iron King and Iron Daughter Julia Kagawa 5stars
Tithe Holly Black 4 stars

Teaser Tuesday

"Here I was in a cell, clutching a werwulf's ruff like he was a naughty cocker spaniel instead of almost eight feet of lethal muscle and bone, not to mention razor teeth and bad attitude."
Jealousy Strange Angels 3 by Lili St. Crow

Monday, August 16, 2010

What are you reading Mondays

Jealousy by Lili St Crow ( 3rd book in the Strange Angels series)
Will read Betrayal by Gillian Shields sequel to Immortal





                                        

I am Number Four Pittacus Lore

Amazon Best Books of the Month, August 2010: John Smith has just arrived in Paradise, Ohio, just another stop in a string of small towns where the 15-year-old has been hiding out from the Mogadorians. Those terrifying aliens are hellbent on destroying him and the other nine Loric children who have sought refuge on Earth. The Mogadorians are picking off the surviving kids in numerical order. The first three are dead and John's number is up. Will his Legacies, his defining super powers, develop in time for him to fight against the enemy? I Am Number Four is a breathless page-turner of a sci-fi novel that will have readers rooting for the teen alien who must unleash his fire power to save himself, his human friends, and the planet. This is the first of a slated multi-book series that, judging by this first book, will help reinvigorate a traditional YA genre that's grown a bit light on strong character development. So, gear-up sci-fi fans, the battle for Earth is on and there's a new kid in town! 


I really enjoyed this one. It was an easy read.

The plot and set up was good but it dragged a little in the middle. Most of the characters were average, I liked Sam (the dog is pretty awesome too) and the relationships were realistic. The writing was good, not the greatest though.  The author did a good job with the backstory of the main characters home planet.  The story of the war and everything was the best part and kept me reading, it was a plot driven novel.

4 stars

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Imm (4)


video
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The Magic thief by Sarah Prineas 
The Magic Thief: Lost 

Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri 

Jealousy: Strange Angels 3 by Lili St. Crow 
Doctor Who The Forgotten Army by Brian Minchin 
Betrayal (sequel to Immortal) Gillian Shields 

The Rising the New Kid 2 by Temple Mathews 
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

IMM (3)

Barnes and noble
Infinite Days
Night of the Solstice
books a million
Siren by Tricia Rayburn

Sliver Phoenix Indie store
I am number four Waldon Books
Artemis fowl the Atlantis complex by Eoin Colfer

Barnes and noble
heart of valor LJ Smith
beastly alex finn
The Iron Daughter Julia Kagawa

Used book store
physik angie sage
nobody's Prize Esther Friesner
Un lun dun China Mieville
wicked lovely graphic novel by Melissa Marr
Bleach volume one Manga

Vampire Books - House Of Night -

Enter the dark, magical world of The House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change--and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint her human ex-boyfriend. To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
Barnes and noble



House of Night by PC and Kristen Cast
Marked 5 stars
Betrayed 3 stars
Chosen 3 stars
Untamed 3 stars
Hunted 4 stars
Tempted 4 stars
Burned 5 stars

This series is very addicting. The writing is okay, but it still keeps you reading. I liked most of the characters except for Zoey, the main character. She was all right at first but gets to be annoying later is the series. The story is really good but the characters and writing bring it down.

series 3.5 stars

Vampire Books -Vampire Academy series -

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Frostbite
Shadow Kiss
Blood Promise
Spirit Bound

Synopsis

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . . Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

-Barnes and noble




This book series is one of the best YA vampire book series I have read. The plot flows and the action keeps the reader hooked. There is also romance that adds to the story but doesn't take over. The relationship between Rose and Dimitri is believable and grows through out the books. Rose is a strong lead character and is well rounded.


5 stars

Monday, August 2, 2010

What are you reading Mondays

Reading "The Iron Daughter" by Julia Kagawa

I won a book !!


Picture the Dead
Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown
Good reads - First reads

Sunday, August 1, 2010

IMM (3)

Didn't get that many books since I was on vacation and wasn't around book stores

So long and Thanks for all the fish - Douglas Adams
And another thing - Eoin Colfer
both Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

Saturday, July 31, 2010

13 Chime

Debut Author spotlight

No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.

In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.

The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.

With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.


Emma Michaels


http://EmmaMichaels.com/

Thursday, July 15, 2010

waiting on Wednesday




















The Haunted is the sequel to The Hollow , very good series Aug 31

Mocking Jay is , Aug 24

Clockwork Angel Aug 31

Torment Sept 28



This is my first post, so I know Clockwork angel and Mocking Jay have been on the must reads lists for a while but I love the series as while, so I decided to put them on here.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/teaser-tuesdays-/


sorry this is late but I was really caught up in the book I was reading
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
and it was also very tricky to pick something that didn't contain spoilers



"I will tell you my story and I will tell it straight. No lies, no omissions. "

Monday, July 12, 2010

what are you reading Mondays

http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/

Reading: Liar by Justine larbalestier , Tithe by Holly Black and Fire Study by Maria V. Synder
Will read this week: No Man's Land by Lesley Hauge







Sunday, July 11, 2010

IMM (2)

Hosted by the Story Siren: http://www.thestorysiren.com


The Secret Circle: The Initiation and The Captive Part I
The Secret Circle: The Captive part II and The Power

Other By Karen Kincy
Liar Justine Larbalestier
Raised by Wolves Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Princess and the Bear
video

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

Hosted by should be reading
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/teaser-tuesdays-july-6/

Dark Flame by Alison Noel


"He stands behind me, catching my eyes as he smiles his approval, and I can't help but wonder how I got here, how a poor, orphaned servant like me ended up in a place so grand, with a man so gorgeous, so magical, he's almost too good to be true. "

Thursday, July 1, 2010

In my mail box

This is my first In My Mailbox post , hosted by the story siren http://www.thestorysiren.com/

Here, There Be Dragons (The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica book one) By James A. Owen

Bekka Cooper Book two: BloodHound

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison

Ruler of the Realm (the Faerie Wars chronicles) By Herbie Brennan

No Man's Land by Lesley Hauge

Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe
translated by Alexander O. Smith

Young Samurai The way of the warrior By Chris Bradford

Early to Death, Early to Rise (Madison Avery book 2) Kim Harrison

Supernatural the Unholy Cause (not shown)
video

Friday, June 25, 2010

A-Z Challenge Rainbow Challenge

The giant ones in color are for the rainbow challenge

A (the) Alchemist
B eautiful Creatures
C athy's Book
D arklight
E vernight
F irespell
G one
H ex Hall
I (the) Iron King
J (Jones beautiful dead series)-reading,
Kiss of Death
L ies
M orpheus Road
N ight World
Once Dead Twice Shy (Reading)
Poison Study
Q (Quillian Games (Pendragon series))-re-read
R (the) Reckoning
S ea Change
T (Tithe)not read yet
U (uglies) not read yet
Vampire Academy
Wondrous Strange
X (an x-files book or Daniel x watch the skies-finished June 30
Young Samurai Way of the Warrior
Zombies V Unicorns (Sept 21, 2010)

A-Z Challange

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Color Challenge

White Cat
Charlie Bone and the RED Knight

2nd Challenge

2nd in a series
Magic Study (study series) by Maria v Snyder
The Magician (The secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) Michael Grant
Full Moon (Dark Guardian) Rachel Hawthorn
Stargazer (Evernight)
Darklight (Wondrous Strange)
Captivate (Need) Carrie Jones

Fantasy Reading Challenge

Graceling
Poison Study, Magic Study
Harry Potter (#1 & 2)
Charlie Bone and the Red Knight

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

666 2010

1Need ,
2Captivate - Fae, werewolves
3Wondrous Strange,-Fae
4Darklight - Fae

5Evernight,
6Stargazer -vampires
7 The dark divine -werewolves
8fallen -angels

9sea change mermaids
10ramapant killer unicorns
11beautiful creatures
12Gone



Monday, January 11, 2010

2010 Vampire Challenge

Books in purple are ones I've read
House of Night Burned April 27
Book 3 Strange Angels Jealousy Out July 29
Stargazer (evernight)
sequel intertwined Unraveled sept
book 5 Blue bloods Keys to the Repository June 29
next book morganville vampires series #8 Kiss of Death May 4
book 5 Vampire academy Spirit Bound may 18

re-read:
Blue bloods series
Vampire Academy series
Mortal Instruments



2010 Debut Author Challenge

Rachel Hawkins - Hex Hall
Julia Kagawa - The Iron King

Own not read
Kimberly Derting - The body Finder
Karen Hearley - Guardian of the dead
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Alexandra Bracken - Brightly Woven
Leah Cypress - Mistwood

Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush Hush
It was published Oct 09 but she is on the Tenners website