Monday, October 31, 2011

Books I'm Thankful For!

Beth Revis is hosting an AMAZING and GENEROUS giveaway! All you have to is make a post about books you are thankful and link it in rafflecopter. That easy! I can't wait to these posts popping up in my feed! 




The book that I am most grateful for is probably David, a out of print book i think looks pretty banged up. the author's name is missing. that really got me into reading. was a dutch version and was made in a movie which i saw in 08. stupid me can't remember the title
was a bout 14 yr old Jewish boy fleeing from a concentration camp and search for is birth mom in Belgium i think. 

secondly the narnia books omg lov lov them, a long with comics, which boy does not have them . so that were the  books i'm grateful for

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hope you all have a booo ish day and have fun . save some candy for me.   hi , hi hi (scary laugh) and be save all

Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Mailbox #3



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books



For review

Moa (Moa Book Series) by Tricia Stewart Shiu

Publication date: October 6th 2011 by Human Being Publishing


Hillary Hause is not a witch. But, everyone in her conservative small town thinks so. When she is given a trip to Hawaii for graduation, this energetic eighteen-year-old anticipates adventure but gets more than she bargained for when Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, pays her an unexpected visit.

With the help of her older sister, Molly and her seven-year-old niece, Heidi, Hillary embarks on a journey in which she not only saves herself, her family and Moa, but also the Hawaiian Islands. In the end, she learns to accept herself and her spiritual gifts warts and all.













 The Deepest Cut (MacKinnon Curse #1) by J.A. Templeton


Publication date: October 1st 2011 by Julia Templeton



 Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother’s life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. 

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley’s falling hard for Ian. 

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she’s not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn’t complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace





Fractured Light by Rachel McClellan


Publication date: February 8th 2012 by Sweetwater Books



I'm dying, I thought. This was unexpected and not at all how I envisioned my death. I was supposed to die gardening in a flowerbed as a hundred-year-old woman, not as a seventeen-year-old trapped in a lake beneath inches of ice. 

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. She can't take any chances. But when she starts to make friends for the first time in her life, she gets careless and lets her guard down. Big mistake. 

As an Aura, Llona has the ability to manipulate light and harness its energy. This is the power the Vykens are after. This is what the Guardians are trained to protect. Christian has been waiting his whole life for the opportunity to fulfill his destiny as a Guardian, but Llona has other plans for him. Going against everything that she's been taught and defying the Auran Council, Llona convinces Christian to teach her how to use her power as a weapon. It may be her only hope of survival. 

Rachel McClellan delivers a truly mesmerizing story that will keep you turning pages to the very end.




Won




 Raven(The Violet Jewel #1) by Nuayma Jeggels

Publication date:  July 13th 2011


A girl, a coma, a Plague, and an empty grave. 

When Shardaie wakes up, she doesn’t know who she is, why she can’t understand emotions, why she has been unconscious for nearly nine of her thirteen years, or why the dead just won’t stay dead. The only clue to her past is a locket, but the Plague, which finally stretches its unnatural hand to her village, forces her to leave and to learn to protect herself. But everything has a cost: the protection against the undead reveals a secret that Shardaie and her classmates just don’t want to accept, and at the end, Shardaie realises that some secrets shouldn’t be revealed. Secrets have the power to destroy, and the power to change her view on humanity for ever. 





Keeper of the Way (Aftermath Cleaners #1) by Shirin Dubbin

Publication date: September 13th 2011 by Fan Fatale


One man is a harbinger. The other a bad boy. She seeks to save their race. Too bad she has to die. 

Aftermath cleaner, NiaMora, is destined to die--tonight. Severin, a harbinger of death, has already arrived to bear witness. But he'll defy his duty. He won't stand by and watch, not when NiaMora may be the Fae's last hope of survival. 

Zan Wynn cares nothing for Severin's heroic delusions. The Fae-tech mogul has "spies" on NiaMora and her aftermath cleaner team. He wants her for reasons of his own and as the quintessential bad boy--some might say bad guy--he can't be bothered to play fair. 

Oblivious to her doom, NiaMora focuses on the missing Way, the very essence of the Fae and the reason they are trapped in the mortal world. There's also the small matter of remaining single when she can't deny Severin's power over her or Zan Wynn's hypnotic pull. One man is her fate, the other the prelude to her destruction




Chaos Tryst by Shirin Dubbin

Publication date:  October 3rd 2011 by Carina Press



A chaos magic Goldilocks and a Russian bear-shifter team-up for a rollicking fairytale retelling--and maybe a little romance. 
Ariana Golde may be known for breaking and entering but she's no thief, she’ s a returner. She retrieves stolen objects and gives them back to their rightful owners. Her latest job: retrieving a statue from the Medveds. But Ari is having an off night, and she's caught red-handed by the three brothers, who don't just get mad—they turn into bears.
Maksim Medved is outraged — the statue belongs to his parents. But Ari's returner magick doesn't lie: the heirloom has a new rightful owner. Ari is drawn to the surly, handsome Maks — maybe because he possesses the same chaos magick she does. But while Ariana enjoys a touch of chaos, Maks hates its destructive power.
When Ari and Maks team up to find her mystery client, their chaos magicks ignite even faster than their attraction. Can Maks learn to love a little chaos, or will the havoc they cause among the faebled creatures drive him away for good?


So that's what i got this week. What did you get?


Daring You to Read... Heavenly


Tynga's Reviews has a new meme that is all about sharing books you loved and think other people should read. The only rule is the book must be more than 6 months old. This is the first week of the meme, and to celebrate, Tynga has a giveaway for everyone who participates. Without further ado, I dare you to read...






Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens


Published :August 15th 2009 by Grove Creek Publishing

I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. 

Zoe's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoe lost in her broken life. Zoe escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoe's autistic sister. After Zoe is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever


loved this book , it felt like a contemporay , except its a pnr. loved the characters. I DARE you to try it

Friday, October 28, 2011

On my wishlist #5

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. Want to know more? Click here.
















Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy #2) by
 
Jennifer Estep

Publication Date: November 29th 2011 , Kensington

Genre: Urban Fantasy Young Adult


Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart — the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword — with Logan’s help — I just might die by the sword …



loved book 1 [touch of frost] won a arc from the publishers, still need to post a review, coming soon. the cover is not a OMG that beautiful but its still likable. wondering what will happen with Gwen , Logan and all of here friends 








Class Collision: Fall From Grace  by 


Anette Mackey


Publication date: September 10th  2010 , Outskirts Press, Inc

Genre : Historical Young Adult

Born into wealth and privilege, David spends his days rattling the servants and torturing the maid until he is kidnapped for ransom and left for dead. Grueling years follow until he meets Linda. She’s sassy, pigheaded, beautiful and way more than he can possibly handle. Hate, love and passion combine as he tries to win her heart. She sees him as a drifter. Little does she know he’s a prince in disguise.
Set during the Great Depression, Class Collision will transport you to a simpler time filled with heartache and unexpected love.






Love this cover, the fronts , the color sceme. And girls and some  guys,he's[ cute] how could you not love a Beautiful face on a cover. Love love historical fiction, so want to read it, so far i know its only availble in kindle format.[ PS highlight the green with your mouse]




So, that's what's on my  wishlists this week -
what's on yours?


Saturday, October 22, 2011

In My Mailbox #2

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren . I decided to add the synopsis of the books


For review

Publication Date: September 28th 2011 by CreateSpace



What happens when you fall for the perfect guy...twice...in one day? Brenna Blixen spent her freshman year homeschooling in Denmark; now that she's back in the States, she's determined to make her sophomore year unforgettable. And by unforgettable, she imagined awesome classes, fun friendships, and maybe a little romance. What she got was a whole lot of romance, and all at once. The same day that dark, brooding Saxon Maclean charmed her with his killer good looks and whip-smart wit, Jake Kelly stole her breath away with his heart-wrenching smile and intelligent, thoughtful focus. But Saxon is a proud player who makes it clear that he doesn't know why he can't get Brenna off of his mind and out of his system, and Jake's sweet and humble attitude hides a secret past life that might be darker and more complex than Brenna is willing to deal with. Complicating the matter is the fact that Saxon and Jake were once best friends and are now arch-enemies...and the more Brenna finds out about their connection to each other, the more intrigued and worried she becomes. Between keeping the peace with her lovingly over-protective parents, designing t-shirts for her high school's rising punk band, keeping up her grades in classes split between academic and technical high school, and running the track like a maniac, Brenna has enough to worry about without juggling two guys who make her heart thud and drive her crazy all at once. She has to make a choice, but how is she supposed to do that when giving her heart to one of them might mean breaking the other's? Recommended Age Group: Older YA.                
 [ if i;m in , i'm part of the blog-tour]




There You'll Find Me  by Jenny b Jones

Publication date:  October 4th 2011 by Thomas Nelson

In a small cottage house in rural Ireland, Finley discovers she can no longer outrun the past.
When Finley travels to Ireland as a foreign exchange student, she hopes to create a new identity and get some answers from the God who took her brother away and seems to have left her high and dry.
But from the moment she boards the plane and sits by Beckett Rush, teen star of the hottest vampire flicks, nothing goes according to Finley's plan.
When she gets too close to Beckett, a classmate goes on a mission to make sure Finley packs her bags, departs Ireland-and leaves Beckett alone.
Finley feels the pressure all around. As things start to fall apart, she begins to rely on a not-so-healthy method of taking control of her life.
Finley tries to balance it all-disasters on the set of Beckett's new movie, the demands of school, and her growing romance with one actor who is not what he seems. Yet Finley is also not who she portrays to Beckett and her friends.
For the first time in her life, Finley must get honest with herself to get right with God.

Another Way by Anna martin
will not post cover or synopsis , Risque adult book .  Goodreads link 
 


Exclusively Yours (Kowalski Family #1) by Shannon Stacey

Publication date:   June 7th 2010 by Carina Press

When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job.

Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town—and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a chance to finish what they started in high school.

He proposes an outrageous plan—for every day she survives with his family on their annual camping and four-wheeling trip, Keri can ask one question. Keri agrees; she’s worked too hard to walk away from her career.

But the chemistry between them is still as potent as the bug spray, Joe’s sister is out to avenge his broken heart and Keri hasn’t ridden an ATV since she was ten. Who knew a little blackmail, a whole lot of family and some sizzling romantic interludes could make Keri reconsider the old dream of Keri
Joe 2gether 4ever. [ sounds sweet]



The Serpent Sea (Books of the Raksura #2 by Martha Wells

Publication date: January 10th 2012 by Night Shade Books


Moon, once a solitary wanderer, has become consort to Jade, sister queen of the Indigo Cloud court. Together, they travel with their people on a pair of flying ships in hopes of finding a new home for their colony. Moon finally feels like he's found a tribe where he belongs. But when the travelers reach the ancestral home of Indigo Cloud, shrouded within the trunk of a mountain-sized tree, they discover a blight infecting its core. Nearby they find the remains of the invaders who may be responsible, as well as evidence of a devastating theft. This discovery sends Moon and the hunters of Indigo Cloud on a quest for the heartstone of the tree - a quest that will lead them far away, across the Serpent Sea.
In this followup to The Cloud Roads, Martha Wells returns with a world-spanning odyssey, a mystery that only provokes more questions - and the adventure of a lifetime. [did not know it was a series when i requested it on netgalley]





Sins of the Angels (Grigori Legacy #1) Linda Poitevin

Publication date:  September 27th 2011 by Ace Books



A detective with a secret lineage. An undercover Hunter with a bullet-proof soul. And a world made to pay for the sins of an angel…

Homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis answers to no one. Especially not to the new partner assigned to her in the middle of a gruesome serial killer case—a partner who is obstructive, irritatingly magnetic, and arrogant as hell.

Aramael is a Power—a hunter of the Fallen Angels. A millennium ago, he sentenced his own brother to eternal exile for crimes against humanity. Now his brother is back and wreaking murderous havoc in the mortal realm. To find him, Aramael must play second to a human police officer who wants nothing to do with him and whose very bloodline threatens both his mission and his soul.

Now, faced with a fallen angel hell-bent on triggering the apocalypse, Alex and Aramael have no choice but to join forces, because only together can they stop the end of days






Won


Savor (Warm Delicacy #1) by  Megan Duncan


Publication date:  October 1st 2011

When Claire Miller turned eighteen all she wanted to do was celebrate her birthday, but after a night on the town with her best friend she awakes to a visitor she never expected. The rulers of her region, a vampire royal family, have chosen her to be turned as their new heir and vampire princess. Claire quickly discovers the royal family is not what they seem and that she has secrets in her past, she never knew existed.









Manitou The Sky People Saga by Lexus Luke


Publication date: August 15th 2011


When her adoptive parents were murdered a year ago in New York City, fifteen-year-old Wray Sky moved home to Manitou Springs, Colorado to live with her Ute Indian great-grandmother. Wray’s faith in all that is logical gets rocked to the core by bones that never die, her sudden mind bending abilities and the realization that her parents' murder may not have been as random as everyone thought.

With support from sweetheart, Kanaan, and best friend, Amaya, Wray faces danger from unknown sources and ultimately discovers that she isn’t who, or what, she thinks she is



Dawn of Darkness (Daeva #1) by Daniel A.Kaine

Publication date: October 20th 2011

Unburdened by the pain of loss and heartbreak, Mikhail is content with his life of solitude. But everything began to change the day he realised he has a psychic ability -- the power to alter the emotions of those around him.

Ushered into the Military Academy with others like him -- other Daevas -- Mikhail does his part to help tip the scales of war against the vampires that destroyed the world and plague what remains of humanity. But after going up against his first vampire, Mikhail starts to question everything he thought to be true.

To discover the truth and expose the lies he once believed, Mikhail will set out on a journey of discovery, and learn some things about himself in the process. 




Borrowed


De Vliegeraar
by Khaled Hosseini, Miebeth van Horn (translator)

Publication date: December 2007 by De Bezige Bij (first published June 3rd 2003)

A novel set mostly in Afghanistan. The introverted and insecure afghan narrator, Amir, grows up in Afghanistan in the closing years of the monarchy and the first years of the short-lived republic. His best and most faithful friend, Hassan, is the son of a servant. Amir feels he betrays Hassan by not coming to his aid when Hassan is set on by bullies and furthermore forces Hassan and his father Ali to leave his father´s service. Amir´s relatively priviledged life in Kaboul comes to an end when the communist regime comes to power and his extrovert father, Baba emigrates with him to the U.S. There Amir meets his future, afghan wife and marries her. Amir´s father dies in the U.S. and Amir receives a letter from his father´s most trusted business partner and, for a time, Amir´s surrogate father, which makes Amir return, alone, to a Taliban-dominated Afghanistan in search of the truth about himself and his family, and finally, a sort of redemption

[ this is the dutch version, my native tongue is dutch , dislike reading translations english to dutch but could not find the english version at my school library, so love international covers]



So that's what i got this week. What did you get?


On my wishlist #4

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. Want to know more? Click here.





Virtuosity by 


Jessica Martinez

Publication dateOctober 18th 2011 , Simon Pulse


Genre: Contemporary Young adult


Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. And Jeremy is hands-down the wrong guy for her to fall for. He is infuriating, arrogant, and the only person who can stand in the way of Carmen getting the one thing she wants most: to win the prestigious Guarneri competition. Carmen's whole life is violin, and until she met Jeremy, her whole focus was winning. But what if Jeremy isn't just hot...what if Jeremy is better?
Carmen knows that kissing Jeremy can't end well, but she just can't stay away. Nobody else understands her—and riles her up—like he does. Still, she can't trust him with her biggest secret: She is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to perform, and what started as an easy fix has become a hungry addiction. Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of always doing what she’s told, doing what's expected.
Sometimes, being on top just means you have a long way to fall...

Really love this cover, which drew me in . If you don't remember i'd reviewed this--------->Virtuosity
my lovely adoration  is on that page.


Gone, Gone, Gone by

Hannah Moskowitz

Publication date : April 17th 2012 , Simon Pulse

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.

Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.

Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.

“Written with depth and heart and a quirky sweetness that I just adore. These are characters I will never forget. Fans of Will Grayson, Will Grayson will love this book.” –Amy Reed, author of Beautiful and Cle
an.





love the cover, the worn out sneakers on a wooden floor. The 9/11 mention in the synopsis drew my attention as well. The 10 year anniversary of that incident was just a month ago. a love story and is from the same publishers. I have got high hopes and really want to read it right now.





So, that's what's on my  wishlists this week -
what's on yours?




Saturday, October 15, 2011

In My mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme to share what we bought, checked out, swapped, or won. IMM is hosted by The Story Siren

For review









Won 
      



Dearly, Departed (Dearly #1) by Lia Habel (October 18th 2011 by Random House Publishing Group)
Pyxis (Pyxis Series, Book 1) by K.C Neal ( November 4th 2011 by StoneGate Ink)
Candlewax by Bailey  C. Sims (April 3rd 2012 by Terabyte Press)
Enchantment by Charlotte Abel ( June 23rd 2011 by Charlotte Abel)
Fangs For Nothing by Adrianne Ambrose ( June 21st 2011)


So that's what i got this week. What did you get?

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez, life of a musician

Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Published by  Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Date published  October 18th 2011
Rating 4/5 stars


Synopsis

Now is not the time for Carmen to fall in love. And Jeremy is hands-down the wrong guy for her to fall for. He is infuriating, arrogant, and the only person who can stand in the way of Carmen getting the one thing she wants most: to win the prestigious Guarneri competition. Carmen's whole life is violin, and until she met Jeremy, her whole focus was winning. But what if Jeremy isn't just hot...what if Jeremy is better?
Carmen knows that kissing Jeremy can't end well, but she just can't stay away. Nobody else understands her—and riles her up—like he does. Still, she can't trust him with her biggest secret: She is so desperate to win she takes anti-anxiety drugs to perform, and what started as an easy fix has become a hungry addiction. Carmen is sick of not feeling anything on stage and even more sick of always doing what she’s told, doing what's expected.
Sometimes, being on top just means you have a long way to fall....
my thoughts 
cover: The cover does not really tell me something about this book. Its just nice to look at. The pink-reddish in contrast to the black silhouette. The uk cover is a bit plain and boring for my taste . Just a girl on the cover . she whore that dress in a scene




book: I first saw this on my on one of my favorite blogs as a review book. I looked it up on goodreads and added it to my tbr/wishlist shelf. When i got the galley grab email, i was so exited seeing it downloaded it along with pledge and legacy ,will be reading those soon.


Carmen Bianchi our leading lady  has got it all , fame and fortune and she's only 17 but has social and family issues. I felt for her ,like i wanted to be there as a friend. Her stress and all.


Jeremy King is the romantic intrest. He was not the ''BAD BOY" but not the perfect goody two shoes boyfriend. A normal British young teenage dude ,except being a music prodigy. I think a couple of galls and some guys wil swoon over his british  accent and appearence in their mind, will say this he played rugby imagine those muscles ,droolish. . 


There was no insta-love  I admire that. I like love triangles, but sometimes its overkill and so overdone. This does not have that, triangles i mean. Miss Martinez did not focus much on the romance but more on the coming of age of Carmen and facing her fears. I wanted to know a little bit more bouth Jeremy's life and such


Other than Jeremy and Carmen, my favorite character was Clark, her step dad.  A true father and a fanatic White socks fan. OK  a tad fanatic.


Had no trouble with Jessica's writing and the pasing of virtuosity. Some 50 or so pages were a bit slow but the remaining 100 pages were exiting. The ending was thoroughly good but it was bittersweet.


Was exited for this book cause i always wanted to play the violin but a music instructor said that a drum or a instrument of that sort would be for me.   Something with differentiating music tones  and have small hands for a male , not femine but small hands. When i encountered a classical piece in this book, i looked it up on youtube. Virtuosity gave me a look in the world of musicians and the classical type. Jessica is one, a musician and plays the violin beautifully. Recordings of here are on here site.    JessicaMartinez.com . If you click on it you will here her recordings immediately under tab "Extras".  


NOTE; listened to her recordings while reading Virtuosity to get me in the mood to read her book and i enjoyed it even more.




Virtuosity can be ordered at
Bookdepository (  ships international)

one of my favorite pieces of Tchaikovsky ~~~~~~ SWAN LAKE~~~~~~~ you probably heard of it before the vid is split in 8 videos.  


  
Part 1/8
part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 Hope ya''l enjoy. Received from the publishers for a honest review

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