Monday, August 30, 2010

ATTENTION Unraveled contest Aug 30th-Sep 2nd!!! NOT TO BE MISSED!!

Hey guys! Today I got a very exciting email that I hope you all will be as thrilled with it as I am! The email in question came from one of Gena Showalter's literacy agents who represent her, if you are not already fimilar with her she has wrote the widely popular adult series Lords of the Otherworld, which I myself am a HUGE fan of. She is also the writer of the YA book; Interwind, the first book in her Interwind series, and to celebrate her second book in the series's, Unraveled's, release date on September 1st Gena and follow YA writers such as;  Rachel Caine, PC Cast, Marley Gibson, Rosemary Clement-Moore and Tina Ferraro, are hosting a scavenger hunt event on their blogs. Three randomly selected entrants will each receive $100 Visa gift cards!!!! How cool is that!!!





  And if you haven't seen the cover for Unraveled you can see it below...


I can't wait to buy it on Wednesday!!! Make sure you guys go to Gena's and Rachel Caine's blog's and get the puzzles for today!!!!!! I know I am!!


Happy readings!!




Thursday, August 26, 2010

Review; MockingJay



Author; Suzanne Colins
 Release Date; August 24th 2010
 Review; 5/5



 

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year

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For those of you that have been followers of this blog from the beginning are well aware that my passion for reading is deeply rooted in books like The Hunger Games. Everything I believe should be in a book; a strong protagonist, a complex plot, a twist, this series has! I am in love with Katniss’s characters, although I do find myself cursing at her stubbornness something, but people in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks.
Mockingjay didn’t disappoint the Hunger Game’s addict in me, that addict was well sedated at the end of this trilogy. With every good book though, I was sad to see it end, I can still remember picking up the first book the week it came out and cursing the year intervals between installments. I will try to keep this as spoil free as possible, because although I know a lot of people, including myself, couldn’t wait to dig in, I know many of you are still in the dark. This book is full of grit and the love that the other two books delivered. But with any good series finale there is some parts that are hard to swallow. Some things seemed unnecessary, and I most definitely sat on the edge of hysteria a couple of times.
Mockingjay promises to wrap up the conflict with the Capital in a way that is most unexpected, and we also see what happens with district 13.
For you Peeta vs Gale routers, you will have your answer by the end of Mockingjay, and I will say that I was very happy with the result!
One thing I love about these books is that Katniss is such a loyal character; she lives for the people she loves, which is evident from the first book. In Mockingjay you will see this particular trait beat her up, and damage her core.  It is her weakness. But in my opinion this is what makes her so relatable.
I have fallen in love with Suzanne’s writing style from the first book. She writes with short dramatic sentences that pack a punch, and leave you stunned at her brilliance. The Hunger Games Trilogy is a set of books that, in my opinion, do not compare to any other books I have read; the characters, history and writing style are so uniquely Suzanne that they are easily my favorite books, and my go to recommendation to anyone asking for a good read.

I leave you all with my favorite quote from Mockingjay, and will warn you that it may be a possible SPOILER;




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“ You love me. Real or not real?”
“Real”. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Waiting on wednesday: The Lost Saint

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and spotlights upcoming novels we just can't wait for!


So this week I am anxiously awaiting "The Lost Saint" by Bree Despain;




The Lost Saint
Bree Despain
December 2010

A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process. When Grace receives a haunting phone call from Jude, she knows what she must do. She must become a Hound of Heaven.
Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot—a newcomer to town who promises her that he can help her be a hero. But as the two grow closer, the wolf grows in Grace, and her relationship with Daniel is put in danger—in more ways than one.
Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her—not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung

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Sounds good doesn't it? I loved the first book in the series; The Dark Divine. I have a thing for werewolves and I liked this bittersweet story of love, and redemption. There is a little bit of religion in this tale, but I feel that it doesn't mock anyones beliefs, if anything it is purely there to add layers to the character. I recommend the first book, and I know I am going to try to wait patiently for december!!


DON'T FORGET TO ENTER MY CONTEST! THE LINK IS AT THE TOP BELOW THE HEADER!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Teaser Tuesday and Contest News!!

Ciao Bellas!!! I'm still in Italy mode it appears... I am back again, but this time the lack of internet has keep me away!! Unfortunately since I live in the boon, when we lose internet connection the internet decides it will take its sweet patonia time coming out and remedying this problem. Because I have had no connect with  my blog in a couple weeks of this I will be extending my contest deadline till AUGUST 31ST 2010!! I hope this doesn't upset anyone but I just haven't been able to do the PR, if you will, to get this contest well known and I want everyone to have a chance to enter!! So please send on the news :)


On to the next order of business, I just finished "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and throughly enjoyed it! CAUTION it is not for the faint at heart!! But a great read and a page turner about a missing girl, a backward romance, and a turn of events that will leave you shocked! Highly recommend it as your next read!


Also, I can't forget my teaser tuesday which is featuring "Devil May Cry" by Sherrilyn Kenyon, book 10 I believe from the Dark Hunters series which I am addicted to lately!!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should be Reading.


Here's how it works:- Grab the current book you're reading- Open up to a random page- share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page ***Make sure your section is spoiler free!


"You are my daughter"
"Sure I am" She scoffed. "I can't imagine you ever being uncoordinated"
"Oh, I assure you I've nailed quite a few signs with my forehead. It's a wonder
"Exit" isn't permanently imprinted right between my eyes" (pg 156).

Oh I loved that scene, very special if you have read any of the books. Ok guys hppy readings and I will blog again tomorrow!! Please enter my contest and spread the news all around!!!

Oh to leave you with a smile, the lack of blogging has left me rusty. What's wrong with this picture?




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