October 28, 2011

Cover Reveal: Timepiece by Myra McEntire

Here is the cover of Timepiece, the sequel of Hourglass by Myra McEntire:


I really like the cover. I think it's original. What do you think? Have you read Hourglass? I still haven't...but it's on my TBR list!


By the way, Myra McEntire has announced that HOURGLASS has been acquired by Fox & producer John Davis! Congratulations!

October 26, 2011

Waiting of Wednesday # 70 - The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

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

My pick: The Fine Art of Truth and Dare

Summary from goodreads:
Pretty in Pink meets Anna and the French Kiss in this charming romantic comedy.
Ella is nearly invisible at the Willing School, and that’s just fine by her. She’s got her friends— the fabulous Frankie and their sweet cohort Sadie. She’s got her art— and her idol, the unappreciated 19th-century painter Edward Willing. Still, it’s hard being a nobody and having a crush on the biggest somebody in the school: Alex Bainbridge. Especially when he is your French tutor, and lessons have started becoming, well, certainly more interesting than French ever has been before. But can the invisible girl actually end up with a happily ever after with the golden boy, when no one even knows they’re dating? And is Ella going to dare to be that girl?
February 16th 2012 by Speak

I read Falling in Love with English Boys by Melissa Jensen and liked it, so I think this one is for me too :)

October 25, 2011

Book-Trailer: CROSSED by Ally Condie

I really can't wait for CROSSED by Ally Condie. I read MATCHED and absolutely loved it!

CROSSED by Ally Condie
November 1st, 2011
The hotly awaited second book in the dystopian Matched trilogy In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! (International)


Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop - Oct 24th to 31st - hosted by TheDiaryofaBookworm and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Prize: 1 paperback copy of Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl


I'm not sure if it's a "spooky" book, but it's definitely paranormal! :) To enter, just fill the form below:


More giveaways:

Wonderfully Wicked Read a Thon Wrap Up!

Hello everyone! This will be my last post from the Wonderfully Wicked Read a Thon.....

Last Update:
I totally failed on my goals. I was going to read 3 books but didn't even manage to finish 1! Probably at night I'm going to finish it, it's good, but I didn't have enough time to read...

But, I had a great time participating! I loved the challenges, and the people was so nice!

I decided to participate in a last challenge, called Zombie Apocalypse, from April @ My Shelf Confessions:
In the event of a Zombie Apocalypse you are forced to take shelter with family and/or friends for a period of no less than 5 years. You have time to pack some supplies and some extra things to keep yourself entertained. However, since there will be many people sharing the same space, space will be limited and you are told you are only allowed to bring up to 5 books.
I'll be honest. It's impossible to choose 5 books. I think I'd prefer becoming a Zombie! xD Nah, just kidding. I'd love to have my Kindle with me in that situation, but since I have to pick only 5 books...

1. Pride and Prejudice: Because I love Mr. Darcy.
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince: Because it's my favorite from the series.
3. The Chronicles of Narnia. The all in one edition: Because it's magical.
4. The Little Prince: Because I like to re read them all the time.
5. Jane Eyre: Because I love Jane.

What do you think?

In My Mailbox # 48

In My Mailbox is a weekly bookish meme hosted @ The Story Siren

Only one book this week, but I wanted it so much!!

NetGalley:

October 22, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon Update

Hi everyone! How are you doing with your reading?

Mine haven't been great, but I have managed to read 63% of How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner. Hopefully I'll finish it today and start another one!

How about a challenge? This one is really cool, hosted by Michelle @ Book Briefs.
First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is. Get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your Book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles.
Here is my Book Picture Puzzle:

The


of

and

It's really really easy, if you know the book...muahahahaha

Need a clue? "Zombies"

October 21, 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon



October 21-23
Hosts: Bex @ Kindle Fever, Amanda @ Letters Inside Out, April @ My Shelf Confessions
Hashtag on Twitter: #WWReadathon.
I have been lookin for a Halloween Read-A-Thon, and finally I found one! You can sign up for the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon over here, and you can read whatever you want, not necessarily  Halloween/creepy books.

I really want to celebrate reading some creepy books. So I'll hold my current readings (except How To Party with a Killer Vampire) to read something like....



October 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday # 69 - Struck by Rhonda Stapleton

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

My pick: Struck by Rhonda Stapleton

Summary from Goodreads:
Felicity Walker believes in true love. That's why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid's Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn't just a matchmaker...she's a cupid! (There's more than one of them, you know.)
Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But the path to love is not always a straight shot...
Rhonda Stapleton
December 6th 2011 by Simon Pulse

October 18, 2011

Book Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth


Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Series: Divergent #1
Release Date: May 3rd, 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age: Young Adult
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
I've read so many great reviews about this book. I was really interested and I'm happy I finally read it!

In a dystopian future Chicago, Beatrice Prior is sixteen years old and the time has come for her to choose her faction. Her family is from Abnegation, but she doesn't feel like it's her right place. But leaving her faction means she can't see her family anymore.

When she finally decides which faction is for her, nobody thinks she is capable. Breatice, now Tris, has to prove everyone that she's strong and capable of anything...all while keeping her biggest secret, a very  dangerous secret.

Beatrice starts being a shy and sad girl, but deciding to change her life make her become Tris, strong and brave. Tris is still very scared, specially of human contact. When she met Four, an interesting boy who might know her secret, she starts to realize that it isn't so bad to want something for herself.

The world Veronica Roth wrote was interesting, and her writing made me read the whole book in only two days! The factions, Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent), are very strict, and the people is obliged to act as their faction describe.

The factions were invented to maintain the peace between men. But their world it's really as peaceful as they say? And what about people who doesn't want to be in a faction? What is you are brave and intelligent and honest? 

I really don't want to spoil the book. It's important that you discover for yourself what is really happening with the factions. But Divergent is an excellent dystopian book for YA. It has action, adventures and great characters. I liked Tris transformation, and I really want to know what is going to happen in the sequel, Insurgent.


More about this book at veronicarothbooks.blogspot.comGoodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

The Inheritance Cycle Re-Reading Challenge starts today!

Since every fan of the Inheritance series has been waiting (impatiently) for the final book in the series, I thought what better way to prepare for it then with a reading challenge. That way we can all refresh are memories on what happened and be prepared for the final book. It's also a great way for those new to the series to jump in.
The goal is to read Eragon, Eldest and Brisinger between the dates of Oct. 18 and Nov. 8. Followed by the last book, Inheritance, anytime after it comes out.
If y'all know anyone who'd be interested in joining in, please let them know.
Rules:
-Challenge will run from October 18- November 8 (the day Inheritance comes out *squee*)
-Open to everyone, re-readers and newbies alike.
-Have Fun
-You DON'T need a blog to participate. All you need is to want to join in....and leave a comment to let me know if you don't have a blog, but still want to join in.
-Feel free to write a post (no pressure).
-Enter via comments and I'll link your name and blog in the post body.

Inheritance 3-Book Hardcover Boxed Set (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr)Eldest (Inheritance Trilogy (Prebound))Brisingr SignedInheritance (The Inheritance Cycle)


I really hope I have time to read the 3 books before Inheritance. I already pre-ordered it, like two months ago! xD Good luck to all the participants!

October 16, 2011

In My Mailbox # 47

In My Mailbox is a weekly bookish meme hosted @ The Story Siren

This week I got:


Jenny Pox by JL Bryan




From NetGalley:




For Review:


(OMG!! I'm so excited about this book that I even accepted to receive an ARC for review!)

What did you get this week?

October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday # 68 - Don't Expect Magic + Bitterblue

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

My picks:


Summary from Goodreads:
Delaney Collins doesn't believe in fairy tales. And why should she? Her mom is dead, her best friend is across the country, and she's stuck in California with "Dr. Hank," her famous life-coach father—a man she barely knows. Happily ever after? Yeah, right.
Then Dr. Hank tells her an outrageous secret: he's a fairy godmother—an f.g.—and he can prove it. And by the way? The f.g. gene is hereditary. Meaning there's a good chance that New Jersey tough girl Delaney is someone's fairy godmother. 
But what happens when a fairy godmother needs a wish of her own?
Don't Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough
November 8th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers



Summary from Goodreads:
Book 3, tentatively titled Bitterblue and currently in progress, is a companion book to both Graceling and Fire and takes place in the seven kingdoms eight years after Graceling. Bitterblue will tie all three books together in some way. Bitterblue is the sixteen-year-old protagonist, and Katsa, Po, Giddon, Helda, and other characters from Graceling will be part of the fabric of the book. Plenty of fighting still to come!
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
The Seven Kingdoms #3
May 1, 2012 by Dial

Finally the cover of Bitterblue was released! I'm so excited about this book! I absolutely loved Graceling and Fire.

October 10, 2011

Work = Less Reading?

Hey guys!

Maybe some of you have noticed that I have been kind of absent lately. Believe me, it's not because I'm tired of my blog.

Almost three months ago I graduated from Veterinary school, and I've been very lucky, because I have found wonderfull jobs. I started at a small hospital working part time, and now I'm working full time at a laboratory doing veterinary drugs marketing. It's great, I love it, and best of all, I'm happy.

But....I'm reading less!!

It's not only about less time to read, but about less energy to read. Sometimes I get home early, but so tired mentally that I just want to sleep. I try to read...like 5 pages...and then I'm gone to the dream world.

So...my body is just adjusting to all this work and responsabilities, but I'm starting to read again. Actually, this weekend I finished Sweet Venom by Tera Lynn Childs and devoured Bad Boys Do by Victoria Dahl! 

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I'm slowly coming back with more reviews. There is also another giveaway coming celebrating Halloween, so don't go away! :P

October 9, 2011

October 7, 2011

Cover Reveal: Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Finally! I've been waiting for this book forever! I absolutely loved Graceling and Fire. What do you think about the cover? I think the cover is interesting. Not my favorite, but still I like it. The keys and the eye....what do you think it's going to happen in this book?


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore
Publisher: Dial
Release date: May 1, 2012
Series: The Seven Kingdoms #3
Summary from Goodreads:
Book 3, tentatively titled Bitterblue and currently in progress, is a companion book to both Graceling and Fire and takes place in the seven kingdoms eight years after Graceling. Bitterblue will tie all three books together in some way. Bitterblue is the sixteen-year-old protagonist, and Katsa, Po, Giddon, Helda, and other characters from Graceling will be part of the fabric of the book. Plenty of fighting still to come!

October 6, 2011

Book Review: A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

Title: A Night to Surrender
Author: Tessa Dare
Series: Spindle Cove #1
Release Date: August 30th 2011
Author: Harper Collins, Inc.
Age: Adult
A peaceful resort by the sea, Spindle Cove is a retreat for Regency ladies—offering intelligent, often unconventional women a temporary escape from men and their madness. Unfortunately for Miss Susanna Finch, the seaside safe haven she has so painstakingly nurtured is no longer quite so safe. The Cove’s been invaded—not by Napoleon’s forces, but by battle-weary, barely civilized, dangerously handsome men.
Victor Bramwell, the new Earl of Rycliff, knows he doesn’t belong in Spindle Cove. So far as he can tell, there’s nothing in this godforsaken place but spinsters… and sheep. But he’s stuck here—with orders to gather a local militia. It’s a simple mission, made complicated by the spirited, exquisite Susanna. Not only has she driven all red-blooded men from the place with her "modern" notions, but her lively wit and tempting beauty are distractions Bram doesn’t need.
Bram fears he may have met his match, for Susanna won’t easily surrender.
The scene is set for an epic battle ... but who can be named the winner, when both have so much to lose?
Susanna Finch is living at Spindle Cove, a retreat for ladies escaping from men. Susanna is strong, full of energy and loves her friends at Spindle Cove, a place where the population are mostly women.

But when Victor Bramwell is named as the new Earl of Rycliff, Susanna's peace is disturbed. He's sexy, stubborn, and impressed by Susanna and her friends.

I really liked Bram and Susanna's romance. They move very quickly and their love scenes are very steamy! But still their relationship seemed realistic and very romantic.

But I mostly loved Susanna. She's one of my favorite heroines. Very strong and intelligent, I felt like I could relate with her because she was very ladylike but liked to do men's stuff, as firing guns!

I also liked the secondary characters. They are so fun! Everyone has it's own personality, and I want to know each of their stories.

A Night to Surrender was the first book I read from Tessa Dare, but I immediately loved her writing. Her story is original and funny, it starts with sheep bombing! Who else can write a romance book that starts with sheep bombing and you still want to continue reading it?

Overall, I loved A Night to Surrender and I can't wait to read Colin's and Minerva's story at A Week to be Wicked.


More about this book at tessadare.comGoodreads, Amazon, The Book Depository.

October 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday # 67 - This Is Not a Test by Courney Summers

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

My pick: This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

Summary from Goodreads:
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up.
As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death–inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?
June 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

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