Thursday, September 20, 2012

Old AND New #2

Where i highlight old or new books . Ranging from contemp to fantasy to dystopia. Some i have read and some who sound lovely.



Old Magic
by Marianne Curley


Paperback, 369 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (first published February 26th 2002)





Synopsis:Jarrod Thornton is mesmerising.

But Kate Warren doesn't know why.
The moment the new guy walks into the room, Kate senses something strange and intense about him. Something supernatural. Her instincts are proven correct a few minutes later when, bullied by his classmates, Jarrod unknowingly conjures up a freak thunderstorm inside their classroom. 
Jarrod doesn't believe in the paranormal. When Kate tries to convince him that he has extraordinary powers that need to be harnessed, he only puts up with her "hocus pocus" notions because he finds her captivating. However, the dangerous, uncontrolled strengthening of his gift finally convinces Jarrod that he must take Kate's theories seriously. Together, they embark on a remarkable journey -- one which will unravel the mystery that has haunted Jarrod's family for generations and pit the teens against immense forces in a battle to undo the past and reshape the future.




Earthseed (Seed #1)
by Pamela Sargent


Paperback, 271 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Tor Teen (first published March 1983)


Synopsis:The classic YA science fiction adventure by Nebula and Locus Award–winning author Pamela Sargent The ship hurtles through space. Deep within its core, it carries the seed of humankind. Launched by the people of a dying Earth over a century ago, its mission is to find a habitable world for the children—fifteen-year-old Zoheret and her shipmates—whom it has created from its genetic banks. 
To Zoheret and her shipmates, Ship has been mother, father, and loving teacher, preparing them for their biggest challenge: to survive on
their own, on an uninhabited planet, without Ship’s protection. Now that day is almost upon them...but are they ready to leave Ship? Ship devises a test. And suddenly, instincts that have been latent for over a hundred years take over. Zoheret watches as friends become strangers—and enemies. Can Zoheret and her companions overcome the biggest obstacle to the survival of the human race—themselves?




Wicked as They Come (Blud #1)
by Delilah S. Dawson


Mass Market Paperback, 395 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Pocket Books





Synopsis:Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?

pst. pst . love this book . love





Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Adult Review: Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. Dawson



Wicked as They Come (Blud #1)
by Delilah S. Dawson
Published by Pocket Books
Date published: March 27th 2012
Source: Gifted.
Rating 4.5

AMAZON // BOOKDEPO 



Synopsis:Have you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible.
When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and crooked Coppers in a treacherous race to recover the necklace from the evil Blud-hating Magistrate. But if they succeed, will Tish forsake her fanged suitor and return to her normal life, or will she take a chance on an unpredictable but dangerous destiny with the Bludman she’s coming to love?
My thoughts

Cover: Purple, purple . I love purple. It is the color I adore. The cover is not that bad, yes there is a bare chested man with a top hat but the clockwork in the background balances it out.// lol its blue . lol . my pardon

Book: Bunnies are fuzzy and cute right. Imagine being attacked by fuzzy white/brownish bunnies that eat you to the bone. They are hungry for blood, your red human blood is the loveliest there is. But wait there are far worst creatures , the ugly fat red brown rats are the worst. Welcome to Sang.

Tish Everett is a 25 year old nurse, she freed herself from the clutches of a controlling long period boyfriend Jeff. She finds a locket at the house of a deceased patient. A beautifully crafted locket and with the help of some elbow grease it finally clicks open. Beneath the lid is a mysterious , dangerously sexy painted portrait of young man near his 30’s. Tish walls asleep after an exhausting day. When she wakes up she sees an odd world. It has a very Victorian vibe to it. In fact she has stumbled in 1900th Sang . A place were bludmen and pinkies (humans from Sang) live alongside each other. The bludmen are 2nd grade citizens. A wealthy madman is out to kill them all. Will tish stay with criminy [ the dude in the portrait ]after they have stopped him , or will she go back to earth?

The world building was lovely luscious. There were steampunk machines and clockwork animals. I wanted to know more and more and I hope more will be known in sequel books.
The plot was like a bloodlust enraged Alice in wonderland. A adult alice w/ blood creatures. Things that seemed unnecessary got tied up in the end

There are two Tish in Wicked as they come. Ok , let me explain . She has two lives; Tish the nurse and Letita the glancer . She is a strong woman and is not a damsel in distress. Great heroine.

Criminy is slick as an eel and clever as Reinhardt, the fox ( a dutch folktale). And mysterious and uber sexy ( what i\ve ‘’heard’’ from fellow book ppl ) but in all that he never loses the gentleman inside him.

This romance is a slowburner. In my opinion. It is labled pnr on the spine but to me it is UF. The romance never crushes the plot. They are sexy times in this book but not every 50 pages. After each ahum, they grow closer to each other. Great character development

I really liked the secondary characters from pemberly, Crim’s clockwork monkey ( you rock pem), to the lizard boy to the pinky strong man . I wish they had more development but I still liked the whole crew.

Book two will be out next year and I can’t wait. I hope we get to see cameos of Tish and Crim. Are you exited to enter Sang? That’s bloody marvelous. *grins with bloodstained teeth*


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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WoW #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases




Time Between Us
by Tamara Ireland Stone
Published by  Hyperion
Date to be published:  October 9th



Synopsis:Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett's unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna's life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility. As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate--and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together. Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, Time Between Us is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
My most anticpated book of this fall . I want so bad . neeed . i neeed




Ashes of Twilight
by Kassy Tayler
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Date to be published:November 13th 2012



Synopsis: Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out.  Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.”  What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

pretty cover. pretty

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky



The Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Stephen Chbosky
Published by MTV Books and Pocket Books
Date published : February 1st 1999
Source: won
Rating : 4.3/5

AMAZON// BOOKDEPO



Synopsis:standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective…but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. since its publication, stephen chbosky’s haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over a million copies in print, and inspired a major motion picture.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it’s like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. the world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. of sex, drugs, and the rocky horror picture show. of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up

My thoughts:

Cover: the ‘’boring’’ cover makes it stand out in a sea of girls in pretty dresses. I’d rather have this . that’s just me

Book: A 15 year old kid will start his first year of high school . And is very nervous . He writes letters to an anonymous person. Charlie is socially akward. A loner and meets two wonderful people he befriends Sam and Patrick. A heck of a lot happens to summarize it .

I’ve read reviews and I believe some people will get bored reading it . Charlie s not a buccaneering pirate but a kind ‘’boring’’ 15 year old. Admit it our lives are not that interesting. I loved TPOBAW because it is filled with human emotions. There are a lot social issues. My only complaint is that there too much to fully develop in 200 pages. I could not fully connect with the side characters , mostly with the trio.
I can’t wait for the the movie


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BBAW DAY # 3

12th of September is the 3th day of BBAW week . I has been a blast . At this moment typing ''these words'' i'm commenting on participating blogs . OK , you got me I'm going to do it right away when i finish this post.. BBAW post  3 commences



What Does Book Blogging Mean to You?


I always loved books . But after leaving the 6th grade I read less and less. To a point i only read 2 books a year.  All dutch books. I  knew that a lot of books were published every year in the US. But i did not the titles.I stumbled upon a blog. And read my 1st review, a iron fey review.THEN I found Goodreads , a heaven sent. I read blog after blog . Clicking on blog rolls . I created my first blog post august last year. What a great 1st year it has been. 

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I love blogging . WHY . ONE word . the Community. I've met awesome people . Authors and bloggy buddies i\ve come to admire and befriend . I LOVE to share my thoughts . Happy commenting  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Old AND New #1

Where i highlight old or new adult or YA books . from contemp to fantasy to dystopia. Some i read and some who sound lovely 



Crewel (Crewel World #1)
by Gennifer Albin


Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Synopsis
Incapable. Awkward. Artless.
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back




Glitch (Glitch #1)
by Heather Anastasiu


Paperback, 371 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by St. Martin's Press

Synopsis:In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy






Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)
by Lenore Appelhans


Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Synopsis: In this gripping exploration of a futuristic 
afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning.Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.


Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.


Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind






Out of Reach
by Carrie Arcos


Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Simon Pulse

Synopsis:How do you find someone who doesn’t want to be found? A girl searches for her missing addict brother while confronting her own secrets in this darkly lyrical novel.Rachel has always idolized her older brother Micah. He struggles with addiction, but she tells herself that he’s in control. And she almost believes it. Until the night that Micah doesn’t come home.
Rachel’s terrified—and she can’t help but feel responsible. She should have listened when Micah tried to confide in her. And she only feels more guilt when she receives an anonymous note telling her that Micah is nearby and in danger.
With nothing more to go on than hope and a slim lead, Rachel and Micah’s best friend, Tyler, begin the search. Along the way, Rachel will be forced to confront her own dark secrets, her growing attraction to Tyler…and the possibility that Micah may never come home.



 The Nightmare Affair
by Mindee Arnett

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Tor Teen

Synopsis: 6-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams.
Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.
And then it comes true.
Now the Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target 



BBAW DAY # 2

This day two . If you have noticed, I skipped day one 'cause i can't choose a favorite blogger . I follow 400 plus and i lov yall . huggs


Alternative Topic for Day 2

In case you didn’t have a chance to sign up for an interview swap or your partner fell through, please feel free to answer these questions in place of an interview!


Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?
Depends on the mood I'm in . I love  ice cream, chips , chocolate, cookies , cupcakes . i have a serous sweet tooth

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?
Writing in books horrifies me . That's why i use a notepad when i am devouring a book


 How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears
Bookmarks . I love signed book marks .WHO DOESN'T ?

Laying the book flat open?
Hardback, sometimes. Paperbacks , no.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?
I love entering new worlds but also read  nonfiction like memoirs and such . Tina Fey's Bossypants is awesome

Hard copy or audiobooks?
I love hard copy and i listen to audiobooks only if the narrator suits the role

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you
able to put a book down at any point?
I need to finish a chapter before putting a book down .But often I trick myself to read one more chapter and 6 to 8 hours later i've finished that book

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?
YES YES YES

What are you currently reading?
Don't ask me that . DO NOT ASK ME THAT . OK I give in i\m reading ... 4  books 

Counterpoint by Rachel Haimowitz. 
The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
The lost son by Tamra torero


What is the last book you bought?
I don't buy american books because i can't afford them and american books are not sold here . I get books when i win or get gifted .

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can
you read more than one at a time?


Scroll 2 questions above

 Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?
ANYTIME , ANY PLACE . well except the bathroom or during class.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?
BOTH . i''M A VERY MOODY READER 


Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?
Warm bodies by Isaac Marrion and 1984 by  George Orwell . Both adult books 

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)
By book format . Small books with small . BIG WITH BIG 

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Click on the the book you want to win to be taken to an interview with the author where you can enter to win the book pictured! Come party with me, it's a blast!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

WOW #12

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. Book bloggers present upcoming books they can’t wait to read and share their enthusiasm about new releases




Indigo Awakening (The Hunted #1)
by Jordan Dane
Published by Harlequin Teen
Date to be published:December 18th 2012
Synopsis:Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.
A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could doom them all.

wHY? do you even need to ask . I loved  on a dark wing . I have not read her other books yet but hopefully soon. i loved on a dark wing and i can't wait for this . Male MC and a rocking cover





 Alchemystic (The Spellmason Chronicles #1)
by Anton Strout
Published by  Ace
Date to be published: : September 25th 2012


Synopsis: An Old Friend of the Family...
Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City, even though her family is rich in real estate, including a towering Gothic Gramercy Park building built by her great-great-grandfather. But the truth of her bloodline is revealed when she is attacked on the street and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure. A figure who knows the Belarus name…
Lexi’s great-great-grandfather was a Spellmason—an artisan who could work magic on stone. But in his day, dark forces conspired against him and his, so he left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stanis.
Lexi and Stanis are equally surprised to find themselves bound to each other. But as they learn to work together, they realize that only united can they save the city they both love…
I've been re watching Gargoyles by disney , this summer. I fell in love with it again. I have never read about Gargoyles before and the re watching has me more pumped for this book.













Tribulation (Rapture Trilogy #2)
by Phillip W. Simpson
Published by Pear Jam books
Date to be published: 2012//not set yet

Synopsis:Directly following the Rapture is a seven year period known as the Tribulation. Those who have been left behind essentially endure ‘hell on earth’ during those seven years.
The world is racked by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and all other manner of natural disasters. Demons stalk the Earth by night, capturing the remaining humans and either converting them to worship of the Devil, or killing them. Most humans have fled the cities and now hide in caves deep in the mountains. It is a post-apocalyptic world in the truest sense of the word. 
The world is now very hot, almost hell-like in its oppressive heat. Clouds are perpetually in the sky. It continually rains ash. There are fires everywhere. Plants and animals are dying. Food is scarce. The remnants of humanity are fighting for survival. There have been massive earthquakes which have damaged or destroyed many buildings. Every volcano in the world has erupted. The moon (when it can be seen) is blood red. There are no stars in the sky.
The story focuses on a 18 year old teenage boy, Sam (short for Samael). Sam was raised in the town of Jacob’s Ladder, Utah. It is – appropriately enough – near to a place of natural scenic beauty called Devil’s garden.
Sam is half demon. His mother, a devout Christian, was seduced by Satan and conceived his child. She manages to smuggle the boy to an old friend – Hikari – a Japanese sword master and demon expert. Hikari has a daughter, Aimi, whom Sam finds himself gradually falling in love with.
When the Rapture occurs, Hikari and Aimi are taken to heaven. Sam is left alone in the post-apocalyptic world without his morale anchors

I've been waiting a year for the cover. I know it is practically the same cover but look hell hounds. iiiiiii
There is Christianity mixed with eastern beliefs but it is not a religious book or preachy , well at least book 1  was not .Rapture, book1, was on of my top 5 book of 2011 and i can't wait for the followup of Sam's story.

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