Thursday, December 30, 2010
So I've been posting posts for 2010 in the last day here is my post for 2010 year in review.
I read the end of four series this year link
I started 30 series this year! link
Top 10 books i've read in 2010 link
The Story Siren Debut Author Challenge link
Top Covers of 2010 link
books I plan to read from 2010 link
Perfect, Dress, Girl, Smoke/fog I just love it
I love this cover! While I was reading Personal Demon, I kept flipping back, I normally dont like faces on covers but when they are such good covers, its hard not too look back.
Melissa 's covers keep getting better! I cant wait for Lost in Time's cover!
I don't see what people dont like about this cover, lots of people think its too cheesy, that it sucks you cant see her face, but I love it. It fits the book so well.
The rain, the feather, the lightning, its all so pretty!
So plain so pretty I love it.
So pretty, I love London, I love the guy, I love the angel
This is pretty, I love the moon and the trees
Book this year that I havent gotten to read yet from 2010 that I am really looking forward to diving into are:
The Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clair
Raised By Wolves - Jenifer-Lynn Barnes
Matched - Ally Condie
Infinity (Chronicles of Nick) Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Lost Saint - Bree Despain
Hunger - Jackie Kessler Moore
Paranormal - Kristin White
Crescendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
In the order I'd read them.
- Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
- The Dark Divine- Bree Despain
- Shadow Hills - Anastasia Hopcus
- Personal Demon - Lisa Desrochers
- The Body Finder - Kimberly Dereating
- Will Grayson Will Grayson John Green & David Levithan
- Radiant Shadows - Melissa Marr
- Misguided Angel - Melissa De La Cruz
- Darkest Mercy - Melissa Marr
- Anna and the French Kiss - Stephine Perkins
I did not read as many adult books as I wanted too this year. Next year will be better.
Waking the Witch Kelley Armstrong has to be one of my fav books in this series
Moon Sworn - Keri Arthur
I love the Riley books, They have been a rock for the last couple years for me. I read the first 5 books one summer and had to wait for the next one ever since, always looking forward to the next adventurers of Riley and Quinn. This is an amazing series that I think people should go read. A perfect end to an amazing series.
Fallout - Ellen Hopkins
I read Crank in 2007, I fell in love with Ellen's writing with Impulse and all her novels are amazing. I love that Crank and Glass are the story of her daughter, and how Fallout is her kids (totally fiction) Though its not truth, it does show how a addiction will effect there children. This is a beautifully written series.
Darkest Mercy - Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely is one of my fav, series, I love Melissa Marr's writing style. And Darkest Mercy is an amazing story! So much happed, and theres a perfect ending to a series, everyone isn't going to be happy with the end of this series, which makes the ending even more sweet.
Last Sacrifice - Richelle Mead
I am still reading Last Sacrifice I don't want it to end. The three other series that I have finished. Last Sacifice, I was disapointed with the last two books but what I've read of Last Sacrifice has been amazing, it was back to the original feeling of the books.
- Caster Chronicle: Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (read 2)
- Witch and Wizard - James Patterson
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lighting Thief -Rick Riordan (read 4)
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls: Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater (read 2)
- Fallen - Lauren Kate (read 2)
- On The Edge - Ilona Andrews
- The Cinderella Society - Kay Cassidy
- Soul Screamers: My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent (read 2)
- The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
- Why I let my Hair Grow out Mary Rosestone
- Hallows Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison (read 5)
- Claire de Lune - Christine Johnson
- Sisters Red - Jackson Pearce
- White Cat Holly Black
- Dark Visions The Strange Power - L.J Smith (read 3)
- Tithe - Holly Black (June 29th)
- Theatre-Illuminata Eyes Like Stars Lisa Mantchev
- The Dark Divine- Bree Despain
- Shadow Hills - Anastasia Hopcus
- Princess For Hire - Lindsey Leavitt
- Shade - Jeri Smith Ready
- Once Dead Twice Shy- Kim Harrison
- The Demon Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
- Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
- Heist Society - Ally Carter
- Temperance Brennan Deja Dead Kathy Riech
- Personal Demon
- The Replacements - Brenna Yovanoff
- Hex Hall Rachel Hawkings
Arent these some amazing covers?
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: Dutton (A Penguin Group)
Page Count: 372 Pages
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?
So I don't have words for this book. I honestly don't. I bought it December 14th and wish I could of read it then, made a deal with my mom so I would get it on the 17th, after all it was only 3days. But then it turned into a christmas gift. So I read Anna and the French Kiss in the car, with my nephew, I had headphones blasting, while he talked, and my mom and dad had an audio book playing in the car.
I also read it on christmas eve when i got it the car ride home which was less a kid. Normally I don't read in the car. My parents do audio books so I just tag along with that. But Gah! I could not put A&tFK down.
I'm ah! I don't know how to write this review without screaming! It's so good!
Plot: Amazing, I love boarding school books. Me Boarding School books are the greatest thing ever. Shadow Hills, Vampire Academy I am there in a heart beat. I love them. And this book takes place in Paris! Now I am a anglophone I live in a english socity, I am canadian never learned french. The francophone accent I hear, is very sloppy, when I am reading books where the french speak english i here the sloppy accent. Not in Anna and the French Kiss.
Stephanie describes everything is such amazing detail, that its hard to hear sloppy in her writing. That is the best way to describe it. Elegant writing, everything comes to life in this, I can honestly not believe how perfect the writing is.
I can not believe Étienne St. Claire. He is up there on the best crushes list. Sure he is beautiful, has the most amazing hair ever. Is on every girls list. Funny guy who you love. Every school has one, but there is so much more to him then that. He has a pretty messed up home life, and a relationship with Ellie
Anna, well Anna is Anna. She isn't Bella/Rose/Clary where every guy loves her. She isn't shy like Grace (both Graces) she is awkward, she over thinks everything. She is thoughtful even when she is stabbing a knife into people's back. She isn't the most forgiving person. I have been there, and it's really hard to forgive someone who has been burned you.
Her Friends. There are a lot of filler friends in YA. So readers get more of an inside to there life, and this book did it honestly. When friends are on the other side of the world, phone bill from hell. But you I got through it, you really find out who your real friends are when they are tested. Anna's friends are tested and all of them wont pass. (thats all I have to say about that one.) Her friends in France, are much better, I love Mer and Josh and Ramis they are all great, they all have a background, and they all have issues. Mer is really smart, and into football (soccer), Josh is really artisy, and Ramis (which i am spelling wrong) is really funny, and fun going. I think at least. They all had different personality's which I find is really hard to do in books.
I can not wait for Lola and the Boy Next Door my one fear with it is that its going to be too much like Anna, but I doubt that very much!
So go buy Anna and the French Kiss, I almost promise you you won't regret it.
Comment on this and then go buy it! I'll even give you links!
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Sorry for the lack of attention to my blog! it was my 19th birthday this past week, and I don't overly remember it. (legal drinking age along with Christmas hassle, a B.F.F crashing at my pad, and everyone home from school, and a effen cold/flu from hell which I wound up at the hospital for.) It was a hell of a couple weeks, With little desire to read! I know Blasphemy. So to apologize for this I did a Vlog.
I did attack Stephine Perkins book! I wish I could marry it. Thinking of doing a video review.
Thanks Uncle Jeff for:
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Kiss of Death (morganville book 8) by Rachel Caine
Thanks Anut Sharron for Anna and the French Kiss! by Stephine Perkins!
Thanks Jo for My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
Supernatural season 1 and Moonlight season 1!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.
Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...
This book is out December 28th. Be sure to check out Lauries other amazing books. in the Blue is for Nightmares series and Touched along with Bleed and Project 17.
image by Amy of A Simple Love Of Reading
So I don’t know about you, but I love anthologies. I have about five unfinished ones right now, and for 2011 I want to finish them. I start them, and I’ll read them for the one or two, heck sometimes even 3 stories I want, and then I’ll put it down. So here’s my challenge, how many anthologies can you read; start to finish in 2011?
• Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count). You can join at anytime. You can sign up here on Not Your Faerytale (http://notyourfaerytale.blogspot.com/)
• The goal is to read as many anthologies as you’d like. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. You can change levels at any time during the challenge, nothing is set in stone.
• Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio). Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
• Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
• You do not have to review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
• The anthologies can be any release date; new or old, as long as they are read between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011.
Anthology Reader Levels:
Here are the anthologies I’m planning on reading, I’m aiming for Intermediate:
- Kiss Me Deadly
- Kisses From Hell
- The Eternal Kiss
- 666 the Number of the Beast
- Zombies vs Unicorns
- Teeth: Vampire Tales (April 5th 2011)
- Corsets & Clockwork (May 10th 2011)
- HOME IMPROVEMENT: UNDEAD EDITION (Aug 2th 2011)
- ENTHRALLED: PARANORMAL ROADTRIPS (September 2011 according to Melissa Marr’s blog)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Title: Misguided Angel
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Page Count: 256
Series: Blue Bloods (My review of the series.)
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence--with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the seven gates that guard earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silverbloods.
As the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler closer to a terrifying crossroads--and a choice that will determine the destiny of all vampires.
There is something about this series, that has me hooked. In 2007 I remember the day I first heard about blue bloods, My Best Friends Grandparents (by proxy my grandparents who I spent a month with in October.) Bough Tia Blue Blood, back in 07 I had just started reading I had read The Series of Unfortunate Events. But the weekend I heard of Blue Bloods was the weekend of Twilight where Tia read me out loud from Chapter 8 (150) - the end of Twilight (not the beginning). And a hot new vampire book would of been great! So When Tia's Grandparents bought her Blue Bloods, and I was finally embracing reading, ( I didn't know how to read until 2005, (yes, I was 14 and really didn't know how to read.) So Blue Bloods is one of those series that got me hooked on reading.
So Misguided Angel, is in Four Parts.
Part one is action, Sky and Jack are on the run. I am a huge Jack and Sky fan, I whole Heartily ship them, so the fact that they are together in the end of Van Alen Legacy is amazing. Part one is fasted passed, I love it.
Part two. Mimi Force. Enough said. Really I was terrifed to read this. 77pages of Mimi? I really had to pace myself, which is weird because I read the Masquerade to Van Alen Legacy (even Keys) the day they came out. But over all Part two was in the school which I love, and it had the feel of blue bloods, so it was well done. As much as Mimi scares (the crap out of) me her part of the book was great because of Oliver. We are seeing a softer side of her, that we have never really seen. Mimi is not in her fathers Charles position in the coven. And she's not playing dumb, she is on a mission and no one is stopping her.
Part three. New Girl. Deming, Amazing. She has a fresh look at the world of the Upper East Side, I think that Melissa was smart adding new blood to the mix, The Angel of Mercy was a cool add, she is a Starborn Twin, meaning she is not bonded to anyone, she walks alone, and does not really understand the concept of love. She is brought on to solve the mystery that this book takes on.
Part four, was three chapters all in the respective points of view, and it wrapped up everything quite nicely and had me screaming for Lost in Time.
This book was structured, One of the reasons I loved Blue Bloods so much was that it was all over the place, points of view were always clear, but there was no pattern really, sure Sky was a main point of view but there were other voices, in between. And in Misguided Angel there wasn't really breaks in the points of view. It bugged me but I got over it quickly. Becauase the story needed to be told in the order it was, it wouldnt not make scene if all this was happening at once. It would be too jumbled, and it happens in chronological order, so there would have been pointless garble if told any other way.
I miss Bliss and Dylan. I know I wont get anything with Dylan but I am pretty pumped for the Wolf Pack in 2012, it ties in hell hounds which I love the lore behind, and I can not wait for Melissa twist on them. And it has Bliss in them, who I think is one of my favourite blue blood character, there is so much too her, I am glad she got her own series.
Now I received a copy for review from Hyperion, and I am getting a copy from my Uncle for Christmas, so If you want a finished Copy of Misguided Angel, Leave a thoughtful comment on the post.
Winner will be chosen when I review Bloody Valentine by Melissa De La Cruz.
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Don't leave your email, cause it wont do anything, winner will be announced on the blog, and they will email me. I don't chase winners, if you don't reply in 3days I give the book to the public library.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
So if you havent seen it thats the amazing cover. I love the blue tone, and Gabe, I am team Gabe so I love that hes in the for front. I can not wait for this book! and the cover makes me go AH! cause with Personal Demon I had to glance back at the cover ever 20pages. Look at it thought.
Contest for the ArC here Lisa is amazing and is giving away her arcs! ah! I need one
So Coffeehouse Angel by Suzanne Selfors, has got a new cover for the paperback!
Though I think the Angel in the background is a little cheesy I think the new cover is too plane for my liking.
Tell Me what you think! I'd love to know!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and as sexy as sin incubus who shows up searching for his sister—and is convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invading her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As Abby is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, she realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.
http://www.heartofthedreaming.com/books/ on 01/11/10.
I can not wait for this book to hit the shelfs, I pre ordered it in November, and AH! I need this book!
I love the cover, its sexy and I love the buildings behind. As well I love the
"I had a naked incubus in my bedroom. With a frying pan of half-cooked bacon and a hard-on. And a unicorn bite on his ass. Christ, this was turning out to be a weird morning." in the Synopsis That made me laugh, I can not wait to see this series.
Note this is Adult not YA. I don't normally review Adult books, but its Young Adult in my point of view, The Shifters books by Rachel Vincent are Adult books but they are aimed towards a younger adult, same goes for the Kim Harrison books. But If you can not tell by the sure synopsis there is sex, and if you are uncomfortable with that, then don't read the book.
But some times you need to read a little smut.