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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) - Marissa Meyer [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


Scarlet by Marissa Meyer


Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher:  Feiwel and Friends
Series: Lunar Chronicles #2
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Pages: 452
Rating: ★★1/2












Synopsis:


The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth...
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.


Stacking the Shelves #3 - Netgalley Book Haul



Stacking The Shelves is a concept from Tynga's Reviews and it is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Netgalley Book Haul



These are the ebooks I was sent via Netgalley this month. I am excited to read them!
If you have any recommendations for Netgalley books, please comment here:)

Friday, 7 June 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #1


Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. The goal is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If you would like to join in the fun just visit one of the host's blog for the rules.
This is my first #FF ever, I hope it's going to be fun!



This week's question:
Have you broken up with a series? If so which one and why?


Unfortunately, yes. There have been series that I quit before the end. Here are a few of them:

  • House of Night
  •  Sookie Stackhouse,
  • Fallen 
  • Hush, Hush 
These series were fun the first few books, but then they became boring, slow-paced and just not interesting. I might finish them some day, but not now. I have also read many first books of series that I just did not like and thus did not continue the series, but that would take ages to sum up:)


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Thursday, 6 June 2013

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) - Julie Kagawa [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa



Title:
 The Immortal Rules
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen
Series: Blood of Eden #1
Release Date: April 24th 2012
Pages: 485
Rating: ★★★★☆












Synopsis:


To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness….
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in 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 ofthem—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for…again.
Enter Julie Kagawa's dark and twisted world as an unforgettable journey begins.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #2


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


World After (Penryn & the End of Days #2) 

by Susan Ee




In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what's left of the modern world.
When a group of people capture Penryn's sister Paige, thinking she's a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels' secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can't rejoin the angels, can't take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?


Ever since I read Angelfall I waited for the name and the synopsis for the sequel. Now it's finally here! It looks like this books is going to be just as great as Angelfall. Now we wait for a cover and then till the release in November this year!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

What Really Happened in Peru (The Bane Chronicles #1) by CassandraClare [Review]

What Really Happened in Peru by Cassandra Clare 


A Short Story


Title: What really happened in Peru
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: The Bane Chronicles #1
Release Date: April 16th 2013
Pages: 133
Rating: ★★★1/2












Synopsis:


Fans of The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices know that Magnus Bane is banned from Peru—and now they can find out why. One of ten adventures in The Bane Chronicles.
There are good reasons Peru is off-limits to Magnus Bane. Follow Magnus’s Peruvian escapades as he drags his fellow warlocks Ragnor Fell and Catarina Loss into trouble, learns several instruments (which he plays shockingly), dances (which he does shockingly), and disgraces his host nation by doing something unspeakable to the Nazca Lines.
This standalone e-only short story illuminates the life of the enigmatic Magnus Bane, whose alluring personality populates the pages of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series.

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday #2


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week: Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way


Top Ten Travel Books


  1. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. Harry Potter (the Deathly Hallows in particular) by J.K. Rowling
  3. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  4. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
  5. The Vampire Academy (especially Frostbite & Blood Promise) by Richelle Mead
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. The Hitchhiker's Guide through the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  10. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll



A weekly meme where you share two “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out, it is hosted by MizB. 



“A captain always knows where his ship is. It's like a psychic bond."   
"If only we had a captain here.” 
- Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Obsidian (Lux #1) - Jennifer L. Armentrout [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout



Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
Series: Lux #1
Release Date: May 8th 2012
Pages: 361
Rating: ★★1/2












Synopsis:


Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.
And then he opened his mouth.
Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 
The hot alien living next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 
If I don't kill him first, that is.



Sunday, 2 June 2013

Stacking The Shelves #2


Stacking The Shelves is a concept from Tynga's Reviews and it is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Via Netgalley: 


The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

Ebooks:


Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer 


Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

What did you get this week?

Author Interview with Tracy Kauffman (Southern Attraction)

Author Interview


I hereby present to you an interview with writer Tracy Kauffman, where we talk about her new Young Adult book 'Southern Attractions'.



Author Biography:


Tracy Kauffman is a Christian author who writes fiction for Young Adults and Children. She grew up in North Alabama, where she still resides with her husband and daughter. She loves taking cruises and traveling with her family. Her favorite place that she has been to is the Grand Canyon.   
Tracy has an associates degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home. The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them. Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire, Southern Attraction and Captain Honey Bear. 
Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade.  She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student. She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force. 
She loves writing and hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life.  She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer.  

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