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Book Blogger Hop #5

It's time for the Book Blogger Hop again!! Yay. Very sorry, but I seem to have forgotten to post this on Friday... And yesterday. Oh well. It's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and gives you a chance to have a look at all the amazing book blogs there are out there!


What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?
My answer: Hmm... That's hard. Up until a couple of weeks ago, I would have said a Kindle, but seeing as I have one, that would be silly... I'd really like a really comfortable reading chair, or a huge beanbag that I could sit in, on my own, with no TVs or computers to distract me... 

Book of the Week #6: Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Every week, I will post a book of the week. I think you should read it. It might be new, it might be really old. It doesn't matter. It will just be a book, that I have read, and think you should read. =]

This week, the Book of the Week is...

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Publication Date: February 2010
When I Read It: May 2010
Synopsis:
In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets...
There is a girl.
Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head... Green eyes, black hair.
Lena Duchannes.
There is a curse.
On the sixteenth moon, of the sixteenth year, the book will take what it's been promised.
And no one can stop it.
In the end there is a grave.
Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed, and, on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.
Ethan never even saw it coming
. - From the back of the book.
Recommended if: You're a fan …

Book Review: Misguided Angel - Melissa de la Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen is just getting used to her life as a vampire when her world is shattered. Now, forced to flee New York with the love of her life, Schuyler believes that she is choosing her own destiny. But when the love is promised to another,the fates are rarely kind; breaking vampire lore will put both their lives at risk.
Destiny will not let Schuyler go. Destiny has other ideas in mind.
As Schuyler is led to a terrifying crossroads she must make a decision that will determine not only her future but that of all vampires. - From the back of the book.

Misguided Angelis the 5th book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz (not counting Keys to the Repository). It carries on the stories of Schuyler and Jack, and Mimi and Oliver. Yes, you read that right, Mimi and Oliver.

First, I'd just like to say that the synopsis above that came from the back of my book, is not a very good summary of the book. Whether the American version is different or not, it doesn't sum up the …

Book Review: Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

One night in the rain, Ethan Wate opened his eyes and fell in love with Lena Duchannes. His life would never be the same.
Lena is a Caster and her family is locked in a supernatural civil war. On her sixteenth birthday Lena made a terrifying choice, which now haunts her day and night.
And as her seventeenth birthday approaches Lena and Ethan face even greater danger. A Caster and a mortal can never truly be together. 
Every kiss is a curse.
Ethan's next heartbeat could be his last.
It is their curse now... - From the back of the book.

Beautiful Darkness is the second book in the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It's completely different to all other books, and I love it.

The world that Garcia and Stohl have created is one that I absolutely love to live in. It's unpredictable, incredible, and nothing like any other fantasy world I have ever read about. The characters, the setting, it's all just amazing. The detail, and the way it plays out like a…

Waiting on Wednesday #1: Afterlife by Claudia Gray

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating!

This week, I can't wait for: 
AFTERLIFE by Claudia Gray
Bianca and Lucas have always believed they could endure anything to be together. When a twist of fate not only transforms Bianca into a ghostly wraith, but also turns Lucas into a vampire—the very creature he spent his life hunting—they are left reeling. Haunted by his powerful need to kill, Lucas can turn to only one place for help... Evernight Academy. Bianca is determined to remain with him. But with the vampire leader of Evernight waging a war against wraiths, her former home has become the most dangerous place she could be, despite the new powers her transformation has given her. A battle between wraiths and vampires looms, and Bianca and Lucas face a terrifying new reality. They’ve overcome every obstacle life has thrown at them, but is their love strong enough to survive the challenges aft…

Teaser Tuesday #5: Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

It's time for a teaser again, and this time, it's from Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I'm really enjoying this book so far, any of you read it?

'I heard it again, the almost musical laughter. It was beautiful and familiar, and the sound of it made me feel safe, the world I was standing in a little less foreign.' - page 174









What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

In My Mailbox #2

I decided I was only going to do IMM every two weeks, because I don't get that many books, so it would be kind of pointless, so I'll do it every two or 3 weeks. Unless I get lots in one week...

Again, I bought all my books this week, or was given them for my birthday, which was last week. =] Anyway, I got:                          



Firelight - Sophie Jordan (Kindle edition) (Review here)
Alpha - Rachel Vincent (Review here)
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick (Review here)
Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

I also got a Kindle!! That was for my birthday, and I bought Firelight to go on it.

What have you got this week?


Book of the Week #5

It's Sunday again, which means it's time for another Book of the Week. This week, it's...

FIRELIGHT - SOPHIE JORDAN

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 2010
When I Read It: October 2010
Synopsis:
A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. …

New Releases In November

Every month, I'm going to try and do a post telling you about all the new releases coming out in the next month, with a link to the book's Shelfari page. I was going to do it half way through the month, but I kind of forgot... Anyway, here it is, a week or so late.


The Other Side of Dark - Sarah Smith
Release Date: 2nd November 2010
Why: That cover...



Pegasus - Robin McKinley
Release Date: 2nd November 2010
Why: I am in love with that cover. It's beautiful.


Tyger Tyger - Kersten Hamilton
Release Date: 15 November 2010
Why: Because I've never read anything about Goblins before, and I'm always up for new things!


Blank Confession - Pete Hautman
Release Date: 16 November 2010
Why: Because, again, I've never read anything like it before, and I've decided to try reading some thing different.


When the Stars Go Blue - Caridad Ferrer
Release Date: 23 November 2010
Why: That cover is gorgeous.


Ghost Town - Rachel Caine
Release Date: 1 November 2010
Why: Because it's…

Book Review: Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick

Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and, even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar.
Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something.
Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations as she searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyon…

Book Blogger Hop #4

It's that time again, for the Book Blogger Hop, hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books! It gives bloggers a chance to hop around and find some awesome new blogs to follow! I frequently find new books that I need to read, and it's a great way to make new friends! Click the link above to sign up! =]

Where is your favourite place to read? Curled up on the sofa, in bed, in the garden?
My answer: My favourite place to read is in the corner of our corner sofa in the living room, when my brother is playing the Xbox, because then, I can block out the sounds of him blowing things up and just get lost in a book. I can't read there though if the TV's on, as I'll just end up watching the programme instead! I also like reading in bed, but sometimes I'll find myself drifting off, so I don't read there very often!

Blogs visited so far: (Will be added as I visit)
Leeswammes's Blog
Library Mosaic
Jess Hearts Books
Lost in Stories
Emilie's Book World
Amaterasu Reads
Do Not…

Book Review: Firelight - Sophie Jordan

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda's rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can't resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she's risking not only her life but the draki's most closely guarded secret. - From http://www.sophiejordan.net/ya/news.html

Jacinda is a rareness in her pride, a fire-breathing draki. She's fed up of being 'owned' by the pride, and so she rebels, and goes flying in daylight, something which is completely forbidden. When she's almost killed by hunters, Jacinda's crime has led the pride to punish her, in the unimaginable way. So her mother whisks her and her sister away, into the world of humans, where her draki will die, and the fami…

Teaser Tuesday #4: Firelight - Sophie Jordan

It's Teaser Tuesday again! This week's teaser is from Firelight by Sophie Jordan:

"At this time, nothing will save me. No mechanical device will work its wonder and jerk me back at the last minute."









What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Book of the Week #4

Every week, I will post a book of the week. I think you should read it. It might be new, it might be really old. It doesn't matter. It will just be a book, that I have read, and think you should read. =] (Sorry it's late this week, I had a busy day yesterday, and didn't get a chance to blog.)

This week's Book of the Week is:

BY MIDNIGHT

Title: By Midnight
Author: Mia James
Publication Date: July 2010
When I Read It: July 2010
Synopsis: April Dunne is not impressed. She's had to move from Edinburgh to Highgate, London, with her parents. She's left her friends - and her entire life - behind. She has to start at a new school and, worst of all, now she's stuck in a creepy old dump of a house which doesn't even have proper mobile phone reception. Ravenwood, her new school, is a prestigious academy for gifted (financially or academically) students - and the only place her parents could find her a place, in the middle of term, in the middle of London, on incredibly…

Book Review: Alpha - Rachel Vincent

"The only thing I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt - I would live and die for my Pride."
Everything is about to change for werecat Faythe when her father is ousted from the council that controls their secret world. And a shocking tragedy jeopardises her future as Alpha of the Pride.
Now a rebel on the run, Faythe's biggest fight lies ahead. Old allies from the supernatural world are ready to stand by her side. And weretoms Marc and Jace would give their very souls in the duel for Faythe's heart...
Yet as their enemies draw near Faythe knows that she - and she alone - can lead the pride into what may be their final battle. - From the back of the book.

Alpha is the last book in the amazing series by Rachel Vincent (*FOR ADULTS*). It is an exception to my usual reading, as when I first started the series, I didn't realise it wasn't YA, and was very surprised. It is most definitely an adult book, and I wouldn't recommend it for anybody younger than 16. Anyway, …

Book Blogger Hop #3

Welcome to Cheezyfeet Books! Here for the Hop? The Book Blogger Hop is hosted byCrazy For Books so just head over there if you want to be included!! Get hopping everyone! =] 



"When you read a book that you just can't get into, do you stick it out and keep reading or move to your next title?"
My answer: It depends. If I have a book that I really really want to read, and the book I'm reading is boring me, then I will stop, if I still have a substantial amount of the book left. If the book still hasn't kept me interested after 100 pages, then I will definitely put it down. Sometimes, I feel bad about not finishing the book, so I say I'll read it again at a later date, but I never do. If it's in the middle of a series, I will finish it, and then read the next one, and if that one is still rubbish, I will give up with a series, though I'm much more reluctant to give up with a series than just one book. 
Blogs visited so far :  Oktopus Ink That Bookish Girl Ficti…

Giveaway!

Yes, this is another giveaway post, but I haven't done one for a while. So, Nice Girls Read Books are giving away a book of your choice out of Crescendo (Second Hush, Hush) by Becca Fitzpatrick or Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst. And, it's international, so, if www.thebookdepository.com ships to you, you can enter here!

Teaser Tuesday #3: Alpha - Rachel Vincent

It's Teaser Tuesday, and this time, my teaser is from Alpha by Rachel Vincent. Enjoy!

 " 'You don't have to marry an Alpha Faythe, you're going to be an Alpha. I have no doubt in my mind that by the time I'm ready to retire, you'll be ready, no matter who you choose.' " - Page 62



What's you Teaser this week? Leave a link in the comments! =]

Book Review: Girls That Growl - Mari Mancusi

Rayne McDonald thought getting into the Blood Coven was the hard part. But now there's a new breed of trouble in town... and the former slayer and her vampire boyfriend may be the only ones who can stop it.
Now that she's an official member of the Blood Coven, Rayne assumes her vampire-slaying days are over. Sure, she doesn't have any vampire powers, thanks to a mutated blood virus, but she and Jareth can go out in the sun, which is a pretty good trade-off.
But just when Rayne's beginning to enjoy her afterlife, she' contacted by Slayer Inc. once again. It seems that a member of her high school's football team has disappeared - and the powers=that-be think the cheerleaders had something to do with it. Now Rayne has to infiltrate the quad before the cheerleaders have a chance to sink their teeth into someone else...


Girls That Growl is the third book in the Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi. In this one, Rayne has to find out what has happened to the football …

Decisions Decisions Decisions

I love birthdays. They're amazing. And I get loads of books... :L

Anyway, I'm getting a Kindle, and I don't know which books to buy for it. I need your help.

I was thinking I will get 5... But which 5? Any suggestions? And they have to be available for download from amazon.co.uk. Thanks for the help!

I was thinking:
My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent
Raised By Wolves - Jennifer Lynne Barnes
Firelight - Sophie Jordan
Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting

But I also really want Freefall - Mindi Scott, and Bitter Frost - Kailin Gow. Ahh!! So much choice... What do you think?

Book of the Week #3

This week has gone so fast... Anyway, it's time for another Book of the Week! =]

Every week, I will post a book of the week. I think you should read it. It might be new, it might be really old. It doesn't matter. It will just be a book, that I have read, and think you should read. =]


This week, I have chosen: 


BEASTLY - ALEX FLINN
Title: Beastly Author: Alex Flinn Publication Date: December 2008 When I Read It: July 2010 Synopsis: 

A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell.
Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to b…

Going Away for the Weekend

As the title of his post says, I will be going away for the weekend, and wont be able to post any posts. I will be back on Sunday, so there should be time then to catch up with any posting I should have done, though I can't promise anything. I will definitely be posting again on Monday though, so, I'll see you then! =]

Book Blogger Hop #2

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted byCrazy For Books so just head over there if you want to be included!! Get hopping everyone! =] 



What's your favorite beverage while reading or blogging, if any? Is it tea, coffee, water, a glass of wine, or something else?
My answer: I don't drink anything while reading, but while blogging, I'll drink anything that I fancy at the time. This could be Pepsi Max, milk, juice, squash, water etc. =] 
What about you?
Blogs visited so far:  Bewitched Bookworms The Elliot Review The Naughty Book Kitties
I'm only visiting a few this week, as I am going away for the weekend, and I need to pack! Will hop some more when I get back though! =] 


Book Review: Torment - Lauren Kate

Love never dies...
It took Luce an eternity to find her beloved angel, Daniel. But he waited for her. Now they are forced apart again, to protect Luce from the Outcasts - immortals who want her dead. During their separation, Luce learns about her mysterious past lives. But the more she discovers, the more she suspects Daniel is hiding something.
What if Daniel's version of the past isn't true? 
Is it really their destiny to be together? 
Or is Luce actually meant to be with someone else? - From the back of the book.

Torment is the second book in the popular Fallen series by Lauren Kate. I didn't enjoy the first book, Fallen, at all, and I was hesitant to buy Torment. But, when Torment's release date drew near, I couldn't help but be really excited to read it. Why this is, I do not know. Maybe it was because I was anticipating it to be better than it's predecessor, and it definitely was.

Torment starts almost immediately after Fallen finished. Luce and Daniel are be…

Book Review: The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is set in the place once known as North America, in a place called Panem. Panem is made of a Capitol and 12 districts, called District 1, District 2 etc. Katniss Everdeen is from District 12, the poorest and most run-down of all the districts. The story starts, and it feels a lot more like the past than the future. Life is hard, and every year, there is a deadly event, called The Hunger Games. 24 children are chosen to go to the Capitol and fight to the death in the arena.
The story starts on Reaping Day, when a boy and girl from each district is chosen to take part in The Hunger Games. It's really obvious that Katniss will end up being the chosen girl, so off she goes to the Capitol.

The Capitol is more like the future we would expect. They speak and dress differently there, they can have any colour skin they want, and they act however they see fit. The society there is much like today, yet a lot more advanced.

The Hunger Games are brutal. The twenty-four childre…

Teaser Tuesday #2: Torment - Lauren Kate

It's Teaser Tuesday, and this time, I'm actually doing it on a Tuesday. Hooray! Anyway, this week's Teaser is from Torment by Lauren Kate. Enjoy!


"It shot through her mind that Steven might think she was reaching out to Daniel, trying to send him a message or something. As if she'd even know how to do that. " - From page 200.













What's your Teaser from this week? Leave a comment and a link!

Book of the Week #2

Every week, I will post a book of the week. I think you should read it. It might be new, it might be really old. It doesn't matter. It will just be a book, that I have read, and think you should read. =]


This week, the Book of the Week is...


HUSH, HUSH - BECCA FITZPATRICK
Title: Hush, Hush Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Publication Date: October 2009 When I Read It: November 2009 Synopsis: For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys in her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgement.  But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and knows more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds her…

In My Mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, and it encourages people to share what they've bought, won, borrowed, etc that week. Here's what I've got:



I buy all my books at the moment, so they were all bought from Amazon.co.uk

Torment - Lauren Kate
Captivate - Carrie Jones
Girls That Growl - Mari Mancusi
Glass - Ellen Hopkins

What books have you got your hands on this week?

Book Blogger Hop #1

Hey there, this is my first Book Blogger Hop, am I doing it right? :L The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books so just head over there if you want to be included!! Get hopping everyone! =] 



"How do you spread the word about your blog?
(e.g. Social Networking sites, Book Blog Directories, comments on other blogs...)"

My answer: Well, I only just started my blog, so, it's not actually very popular at the moment... Anyway, I try to comment on reviews and posts I like on other blogs, and visit loads of them to see if I can make new friends. I also have a facebook page, which I have linked to my blog. I use Shelfari, Goodreads and have also submitted some reviews to YABooksCentral. I also have started to take part in a few weekly memes, such as Teaser Tuesdays and Book Blogger Hop. I'm still trying to spread the word about my blog, as it's not very big! =] 
Have a look around my blog, hope you enjoy your stay! 


Blogs visited so far: 
Midnight Book Girl
Cafe of Answ…

Book Review: Revelations - Melissa de la Cruz

For the young, fabulous and fanged...
All is never what it seems. Schuyler Van Alen is a Blue Blood, one of the city's glamorous vampire elite. Or so she thinks. Her blood legacy has just been called into question: is she a Blue Blood or is it the more sinister Silver Blood that runs through her veins?
The stakes are high, the battle is bloody; and through it all Schuyler must choose between duty and passion, love and freedom. - From the back of the book.

You have to read the first two books before you read this one, if you have any hope of wrapping your head around the mythology. You MUST.

Schuyler is living with the Forces now, after the tragic death of her grandmother. Schuyler's not happy, having to wake up to Mimi every morning. Also, she now lives with Jack Force, the boy she loves more than life itself. But Jack's promised to Mimi, and it's all very complicated. Basically, Schuyler will never be able to be with Jack.

Throughout the novel, several questions were ru…

Book Review: Masquerade - Melissa de la Cruz

Schuyler Van Alen wants an explanation for the mysterious deaths of young vampires. With her best friend, Oliver, Schuyler travels to Italy in the hope of finding the one man who can help - her grandfather. Meanwhile, back in New York, preparations are feverishly under way for the Four Hundred Ball, an exclusive gala hosted by the city's wealthy, powerful, and unhuman - a true Blue Blood affair.
But it's at the after-party, a masquerade ball thrown by the cunning Mimi Force, that the real danger lurks. Hidden behind the masks is a revelation that will forever change the course of a young vampire's destiny. -  From the back of the book.

Masquerade is the second book in the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. The Blue Bloods series is based on complex and unique vampire mythology. The theory is that the Blue Bloods are vampires that were once angels that have fallen to Earth. The Blue Bloods are reincarnated, and there vampire abilities begin to show in the teenage year…