Monday, April 30, 2012
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This meme is similar to In My Mailbox, where bloggers share our newest books and swag, whether they were won, bought, given, traded, borrowed, or downloaded to an eReader! Don't forget to share your links! I love seeing what others get!
Forgiven and Fated were given to me by St. Martin's and I am so thankful! I absolutely loved Demon Trapper's Daughter and Soul Thief, so I can't wait to get started! Fated has been on my wishlist for a while and I will definitely be reviewing this one as soon as possible! Dreaming Awake I bought last week and it was so amazing! I absolutely have to review it!
Like I said, Fated and Forgiven were given to me by St. Martin's. Anna Dressed in Blood, I received from the library, and I can't believe I haven't read it yet! I guess it was the ominous cover htat creeped me out. I wasn't much of a ghost girl when it came out. Well, obviously, now I am!
Sadly, I didn't get to read Romeo Redeemed or Unspoken because my laptop broke. I know, I know, I need to buy new electronics. Boo. My money is always on books theses days! Well, one of my friends is working on it, so it should be good by next week!
I did not trade this week, though I do have a few pending. Hopefully, we'll go through with them!
that so many of us readers and bloggers adored Starcrossed?
wish you hadn't?
FF: If you were to compare your writing from 7 years later to now, what do
you think your reaction will be?
of what's to come in Dreamless?
FF: Any words to the readers out there?
Making matters worse, Helen is beginning to suspect she’s going crazy. Whenever she’s near Lucas or any member of his family she sees the ghostly apparitions of three women weeping bloody tears, and suffers the burden of an intense and irrational hate. She soon learns that she and Lucas are destined to play the leading roles in a Greek tragedy that the Three Fates insist on repeating over and over again throughout history. Like her namesake, Helen of Troy, she’s destined to start a war by falling in love. But even though Lucas and Helen can see their own star-crossed destiny, they’re still powerfully attracted to each other. Will they give up their personal happiness for the greater good, or risk it all to be together?
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.
Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.
With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
I had always admired Kristi at the Story Siren, but in light of recent events, I an shocked and apalled! I am so thankful I had stumbled across this.
Things like this make everyone unnerved. If she copied those pieces then who's to say she hasn't copied anything else? I don't know what to think. Kristi definitely lost many fans, though I do think that some aare being to harsh. She's only human. On the other hand, what she did was wrong and her denies have inflamed my irritation. Evidence has been shown and still, she says she didn't plagiarize! Her apologies aren't apologies. There's no "I'm sorry I did this" it's "I'm sorry even though I did NOT copy". I don't know why, though I suspect it has something to do with her image. It may be ruined in the blogosphere, but perhaps not in the publishing world. Making this worse is that Kristi had always been against plagiarism, and this just...well, I hope no one does this again
What's worse is the fact that so many people looked up to her. The Story Siren had great influence in the blogging and book world and could've gotten any book she wanted a year early and publishers jumping at the chance to have their books reviewed by her. But it's not only that. It's that she wrote amazing reviews and wasn't afraid to share her opinions. Admittedly, I wish to be as great a book blogger like her. I am still confused as to WHY she has done this. EDIT: Nocturne Romance Reads has written this post about the TSS scandal and I agree with her completely!
And because of this, I no longer will continue In My Mailbox until things are settled and Kristi has FULLY apologized. Now, I still need a mailbox meme. Does anyone have a suggestion? I am thinking of Mailbox Monday, but I'm up to other suggestions as well!
I have 113 followers! I cannot believe how far my blog has gone. Honestly, I never expected to get many followers, and definitely not over 100. Thanks to all of you who stumbled across my blog and followed and to my friends who followed as well! And a special thanks to all those bloggers who helped me by giving me tips or sending me ARCs! I hope that you all discovered some amazing books here! And for all of that, here's a GIVEAWAY!
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Friday, April 27, 2012
Here's the first of the fun posts. you didn't catch the last post, I have no access to a CPU, so I'm doing this via smartphone so I can't do reviews. Which sucks. Anyways, this is a list of my favorite publishers, 1 being the best, and 5 being the worst.
HarperTeen has published most of those books on my wishlist, including Defiance, For Darkness Shows the Stars, and Unraveling! Oooh, I absolutely need those books!
2. St. Martin's Griffin/Press
They have some amazing books! Examples: Shadow Falls series, Fated, Glitch, and This is Not a Test. Not to mention the Trylle Trilogy which I still need to read!
3. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
I love their books! An they also have a lot on my wishlist like Grave Mercy. Eep! I need to buy that SOON.
This is the "mother branch" of so many amazing publishers! That includes Dial Books which publishes Treachery of Beautiful Things. Gasp! My most awaited book of 2012
They published the Iron Fey series and Immortal Rules. Who wouldn't love them?!
There. My top 5 publishers! What are YOUR favorite publishers?
I'm feeling better, so I should be posting soon. Either Saturday or Monday, and everything will be back to normal. And thanks for all the well wishes!
And 108 followers! Amazing! Thank you all for supporting this blog. And be on the lookout for a giveaway when I get 111.
One more thing: I'll be posting some random things this weekend to make up for lack of reviews. Hope you enjoy them!
(P.S. Don't forget to preorder your copy of Fated to get a pair of Soul Seeker inspired earrings!)
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.
“I froze, feeling the world stop for a fraction of a second. In a heartbeat, a torrent of emotion rushed through me, almost too fast to recognize. Horror, anger, guilt, regret. What was I doing? What the hell had come over me?
While I'm at it, credit goes to the
I actually already read boh of these, and I loved them! Dreaming Awake, the sequel to Falling Under, was absolutely enticing and Clockwork Prince was as good as Clockwork Angel, if not better! Full of twists and turns, both ending will leave you shocked!
I read Incarnate already, and it wasn't to my liking. I think I might just give it to whoever wants it even though it came out two-three months ago. I'm definitely excited to read under The Never Sky. Sadly it's in bad condition...but the blurb makes up for that. I hope the writing is as good as it sounds! Harbinger caught my interest back in 2011, but I never got the chance to read it. It definitely sounds intriguing.
I won Tiger Lily in a giveaway on Goodreads and I'm not sure what to think of this one. A retelling of Peter Pan? REALLY!? On the other hand, I've seen wonderful reviews, so I'm giving Tiger Lily a chance.
I may or may not read Romeo Redeemed because I'm planning on buying the finished copy since I have Juliet Immortal and hate not having the entire series. On the other hand, I'm dying to see what happens to Romeo. Juliet got her second chance. Will Romeo? Unspoken is definitely at the top of my to-read list, and I can't wait to ge started! Talk about a dream boy!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Kylie Galen wants the truth so badly she can taste it. The truth about who her real family is, the truth about which boy she’s meant to be with—and the truth about what her emerging powers mean. But she’s about to discover that some secrets can change your life forever…and not always for the better.
Just when she and Lucas are finally getting close, she learns that his pack has forbidden them from being together. Was it a mistake to pick him over Derek? And it’s not just romance troubling Kylie. An amnesia-stricken ghost is haunting her, delivering the frightful warning, someone lives and someone dies. As Kylie races to unravel the mystery and protect those she loves, she finally unlocks the truth about her supernatural identity, which is far different—and more astonishing—than she ever imagined.
This is a popular series among paranormal junkies out there, but when I first heard of it, I decided not to read it. Why? Because at the time, I had been reading Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, and the blurb sounded suspiciously like that of Hex Hall. Once all the starred reviews started pouring in though, I regretted it, so I'm glad to have a chance to read the entire series!
Taken at Dusk starts immediately where Awake at Dawn left off, Kylie about to meet her adoptive parents, the ones who just might have the clue to finding out exactly what she is. But when she gets there, her "adoptive parents" and her barely get ten minutes before they're ushered out and it looks as if the couple weren't her adoptive parents, but were, instead, imposters. Shocking! And then animals are suddenly protecting her. An eagle that suddenly catches a snake mere inches from her feet, a deer jumping in front of her just before lightning strikes the spot she would've been in if not for the deer. But why? Taken at Dusk raises more questions than it answers, leaving readers shocked and mystified.
I fell in love with our characters in book one, wanting to hug the life out of them in book two, and started crying for them in book three. Kylie had that strong personality we love in heroines, Holiday had that older-sister feel, helping Kylie along the way, Burnett was like Kylie's protector, and he was absolutely adorable when it came to Holiday! Lucas was edgy and dangerous, while Derek was sweet and caring. And I loved the ghosts! I don't know why, but I've always loved ghost-paranormal stories. No matter how much they creeped me out. And we finally meet the dreaded Ellie whom I loved!
This third installment of the Shadow Falls series was absolutely breathtaking, and I enjoyed every page! Kylie has fully accepted her paranormal blood and she's learning, slowly, to trust her father again. The ending scenes had me flipping to the end and leaving me shell-shocked. And to those who have read Taken At Dusk, what do you think a chameleon is? I have a theory. But I'm not sharing it!
Summary: The writing is beautiful, the characters are even more wonderful, and I don't think I can wait until Whispers at Moonrise comes out! This is definitely a paranormal romance that Fiction Freaks should read, whether or not its your thing.
Series: Shadow Falls #3
Rating: 5 stars
Monday, April 16, 2012
And what if to discover your true self, you first had to unravel a mystery so big and terrifying you were not sure you’d survive solving it?
When Marshall and Elyse wake up in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.
Terrified by their amnesia, the two make a pact to work together to find the answers that could jog their missing memories. As they piece together clues, they discover they’re in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls, where everyone seems mysteriously happy, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town’s perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything—not the death of Marshall’s mom, not the hidden shame in Elyse’s family, not even the day-to-day anguish of high school.
Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marsh and Elyse fall into an intense relationship...but the secrets they uncover could be the death of this growing love—and the death of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.
"How could I stay away from Elyse? How could we abandon each other to this place? Protecting her has been my purpose, almost from the moment I woke up to this new life."
This week is actually the same as last week's. This way, I can catch up on reviewing the books I wanted to, and it also gives me a chance to read the other books I've been dying to read!
Some books that I'm mainly going to try to review this week are:
These are pretty much it. After all, there are only seven days in a week! But trust me, there may be more. ;)