Friday, August 26, 2011

TGIF(4) & Follow Friday(12)

TGIF is hosted by GReads.
This week's question is:

Q. Which genres, authors, or particular book do you think people associate with your reading style?

I would say mostly paranormal and fantasy are the books that most people associate with me. Of course my friends and family will always associate me with Harry Potter and Twilight mostly because those books are well known even to people that don't read.
But I must say that I'm an eclectic reader, I read almost anything with a few exceptions. The last year though and since I started the blog I've been reading mostly YA books.

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.
This week's question is:

Q. In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real? 

Mmm.... vampires are my favourite paranormal creature but I'm not too sure I would like to know that they are out there somewhere. Unless they are those vampires that don't hunt humans..... I wouldn't like fairies out there too! Too scary for me! I think shape-shifters would be ok. I mean I don't like camping so I think I would be ok. Besides the guys would probably have a killer body ;)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cover Crazy Thursday (7)


Cover Crazy was created and hosted by Tawnil at The Book Worms. Find more information here

Savannah Colbert has been shunned all her life by the kids of the Clann. And when she undergoes some drastic changes after a strange illness, Savannah learns secrets about the group and about herself-dangerous secrets. For the Clann are powerful magic users, and Savannah herself is half Clann and half vampire-a forbidden, unheard of combination. Falling for Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman isn't just a bad idea-it could be deadly if anyone finds out. But her attraction to Tristan-and his to her- isn't something either of them can resist for long.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

This week's topic:
Top Ten Books You Loved But Never Wrote A Review For (either books you loved and couldn't bring yourself to write a review for or books that you read long before blogging...time to give them a shout-out!) 

1) Any Harry Potter Books by J.K. Rowling. I just can't bring myself to write a review about them. I loved them so much that whatever I write won't do them justice of what I feel about them.
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

2) Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I read this one while ago before I started blogging. I want to write a review about it after I've read it and it's still fresh in my mind. Another reason to re-read it again!
Meyer's 2006 Twilight Saga Book 1 (Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1) by Stephenie Meyer)

3) Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, trilogy) by Lian Hearn. I read these books when I was 16 and fell in love with them instantly. I didn't have the chance to read them again and hopefully I'll do it soon so I can have a proper review on the blog.
Across the Nightingale Floor (Tales of the Otori, Book 1)Grass for His Pillow (Tales of the Otori, Book 2)Brilliance of the Moon (Tales of the Otori, Book 3)

4) Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I recently finished the book and loved it but I can't yet write a review about it. It's still on my mind and I'm still shocked by the ending.

5) Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. I have no idea why I don't have a review up already for this one. I need to get to it soon.
Bitten: A Novel (Women of the Otherworld)

6) Need by Carrie Jones. I read Need and Captivate at the same time and when I sat down to write a review about Need I kept referring to things that happened in Captivate and I realized that I thought both novels as one since I read them back to back. I'm waiting for the forth and final book to come out before reading them again this time and stopping after each book to write a proper review. 

6) Captivate by Carrie Jones. Again for the same reason above.

7) The Arthur Books by Bernard Cornwell. I read these books when I was a teenager and loved them! 
The Winter King (The Arthur Books #1)Enemy of God (The Arthur Books #2)Excalibur, A Novel of Arthur (The Arthur Books #3)

8) The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Again something I read when I was a teenager and I would need to re-read it in order to review it.
The Da Vinci Code

9) His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. I've only read the first two books in the trilogy and it was so long ago I can't remember anything about it which is weird because I always remember the books I read. So planning to read them sometime and finish them all. 
His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass)

10) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I just can't bring myself to review a classic. 
Pride And Prejudice


Monday, August 15, 2011

200 Follower Giveaway WINNER!!!!

Thank you so much for entering my 200 Follower giveaway. I have been busy lately so I'll go ahead and announce the winner. So here is the winner. 

Marya is the winner!!!!
I have already contacted her and the book she chose was Spellbound by Sara Lynn Shultz. I hope you enjoy it Marya!

To the rest of you that entered a big thank you and look out for my next giveaway for my 1st year of blogging. Only 66 days to go! wow I hadn't realized it until now!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Book Review: A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

A Beautiful Dark
Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Series: Beautiful Dark, Book 1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected Release Date: September 27th 2011
Format: e-book, arc
Source: Netgalley
My Rating: 5 stars

On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites--like fire and ice--Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move--only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. 
In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

This book is about Angels which I had no idea it would be about. Before I started reading it I hadn't read or heard anything about it and the synopsis doesn't give away much so I had no idea what there was there for me. But I'm glad I read it. I loved it! And the main reason was Skye. Skye was so enjoyable and loved her to pieces. She knows what she wants and even though she gets distracted and confused she manages to get back in track.

The writing was a breeze and well written. Jocelyn Davies captured me with her fast paced writting and couldn't just stop after a couple of chapters. I had to keep reading and I ended up reading until 3 AM which haven't happened for a long time. I'm lucky it's summer. :)

The romane came in pretty quickly but not that quickly. Does that make sense? Probably not lol. At first I couldn't see a connection with either of them but after a while I warmed up towards Asher. What can I say? I like my men dark and mysterious ;). Of course there is a love triangle in this book -I'm team Asher by the way- and I'm a sucker for those! I have read many books with love triangles and never get bored with them. I just love the tension and drama! There wasn't much drama as I would have liked and it became clear to me which one of the guys I was rooting for.

The plot was really interesting on how Angels actually affect people, manipulate them even and finding out that they are not all shiny and pure as they look like. There aren't a lot of romantic moments in this book and I wish there were but it didn't bother me much since there is another book coming after A Beautiful Dark. 

Overall, I loved this book. It's the first book about Angels that I loved and I recommend reading this if you like Angels and love love-triangles.

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