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Sunday, August 29, 2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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