November 30, 2011

Monthly Recap: November



Best Read




Paranormalcy by Kiersten White was definitely the best read of this month! Can't wait to start Supernaturally soon!



I read



Waiting on Wednesday #7



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


My pick this week is:
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick
Release date January 28th 2012


There are stories where the girl gets her prince, and they live happily ever after. (This is not one of those stories.)

Jenna Lord's first sixteen years were not exactly a fairytale. Her father is a controlling psycho and her mother is a drunk. She used to count on her older brother—until he shipped off to Afghanistan. And then, of course, there was the time she almost died in a fire.

There are stories where the monster gets the girl, and we all shed tears for his innocent victim. (This is not one of those stories either.)

Mitch Anderson is many things: A dedicated teacher and coach. A caring husband. A man with a certain...magnetism.

And there are stories where it's hard to be sure who's a prince and who's a monster, who is a victim and who should live happily ever after. (These are the most interesting stories of all.)

Drowning Instinct is a novel of pain, deception, desperation, and love against the odds—and the rules.

Why: Sounds both creepy and intriguing! So can't wait!


WWW Wednesday #8



WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading, found it through My Cute Bookshelf.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?


My answers:



What are you currently reading?
Parties & Potions (Magic in Manhattan #4)
by Sarah Mlynowski
I decided to read all of these books before starting something new, this would be the last one!











What did you recently finish reading?
Spells & Sleeping Bags (Magic in Manhattan #3)
by Sarah Mlynowski
No surprise there.











What do you think you'll read next?
Supernaturally
by Kiersten White
Arrived yesterday, can't wait!!






November 29, 2011

50 follower giveaway! (INTERNATIONAL)

It's time for another giveaway, because now I have 50 followers, which is just huge! So it deserves huge giveaway!
edit. I actually have 55 followers at the moment, when did that happen?!

So I made a list with some series I can't wait to start and thought sharing them with you. Here's the list, containing first book of every series. And the huge part is that one lucky winner can choose one of these books!







RULES
You can participate by filling in the form below.
This giveaway is open internationally, as long as the Book Depository delivers to your country.
The winner has 72 hours to reply my email, or there will be new winner chosen.
When I email the winner at the end of the giveaway, they are to specify which book they would like then.
The giveaway will end on December 18th at 23:59 (GMT+2)



GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!

November 28, 2011

Cover Crazy #11



Yet another Cover Crazy, hosted by The Book Worms.



Forgotten by Cat Patrick





Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.



I love this cover because :
* It's simple
* I love the shades of gray and how the red hair stands out
* Love the twin thing going on
* Love the font



Dislike?
* Because of the girls' backs showing, I always seem to see something different in this cover, meaning the backs blend in the background and it's really difficult for my eyes to comprehend.


Musing Mondays #6



A meme hosted by Should Be Reading!




This week’s musing asks…

Will you be buying books for the holidays, this year? If so, for whom, and why?

I'll probably buy some books both to my husband and daughter. Actually, I've already bought 3 books to my hubby and 4 to my daughter.. So there will be books! ;) I'm also wishing some books from Santa, I know he'll bring me a laptop and probably some books translated into Finnish, since my hubby only likes to buy books from our local stores.

I won't be buying books to anyone else, since there isn't really that much readers in my family. Or they do read sometimes, but 1. it's really hard to know the right book and 2. we usually only buy gifts for the children. Though this year I'm buying something to my little sister and brother, too, but it's an exception.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


November 27, 2011

Sunday Mini Review: Evermore & Blue Moon by Alyson Noel



Evermore by Alyson Noël
Published: February 3rd 2009 (first published February 3rd 2007)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 320
Series: The Immortals #1
Source : Borrowed from library
Buy : Amazon UK / Book Depository






synopsis




Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste . . .

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.



thoughts







*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
It took me only a day to read this book. It sounded quite unique and was intriguing. I loved Ever and her new powers, it was just so cool! I was convinced, that she's some kind of paranormal, since I mostly read paranormal stuff. So finding out what actually had given the powers, I wasn't excited. It was just.. MEH.

I also enjoyed the chemistry between Ever and Damen, though it was again the same old "guy-is-a-player-but-secretly-loves-the-girl-just-hides-it-very-well"- thing going on. But in the end of the book this also turned into meh.

And of course, there's the evil ex hanging around. I liked this too. But when there was suppose to be some amazing fight between the evil bitch and heroine, came FREAKING MEH with some freaking heart chakras. When I was finished with the book, I stared it and was just "what the hell" and meh. Because you can't really describe that feeling. Frustration? Guess it was that. Plus some disappointment, probably.


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Rating:

+ ½





Blue Moon by Alyson Noël
Published: July 7th 2009
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 289
Series: The Immortals #2
Source : Borrowed from library
Buy : Amazon UK / Book Depository






synopsis




Just as Ever is learning everything she can about her new abilities as an immortal, initiated into the dark, seductive world by her beloved Damen, something terrible is happening to him. As Ever’s powers are increasing, Damen’s are fading—stricken by a mysterious illness that threatens his memory, his identity, his life.

Desperate to save him, Ever travels to the mystical dimension of Summerland, uncovering not only the secrets of Damen’s past—the brutal, tortured history he hoped to keep hidden—but also an ancient text revealing the workings of time. With the approaching blue moon heralding her only window for travel, Ever is forced to decide between turning back the clock and saving her family from the accident that claimed them—or staying in the present and saving Damen, who grows weaker each day...



thoughts







*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Okay. This book made no sense. Really. So I really don't know where to begin. Well, at first, Damen is trying to sleep with Ever. And I was starting to wonder, that he's just some creep, who is just saying that they've known each other over 400 years (if I remember correctly) to get in to her pants!

Then Ever runs around lot, occasionally goes to school just to notice that it's crap and I can't even remember why she still goes there.

Then there's some evil dude, and I was hoping that Ever would just run away with him.

Then her only friend, the clairvoyant or what ever, changes her personality completely.

If it wasn't library book, I would've wrote in the cover big fat red "MEH". Yeah.


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Rating:



From Book to TV #3




I have this habit to watch any tv show/ movie based on book. So I'd like to introduce some of those tv shows/ movies! If you'd like to participate, just leave a comment and a link to your own blog post!




harry potter


It's not everyday a movie series comes along that mixes magic, action, friendship, and ... Quidditch. The Harry Potter movies do all that and more, delighting fans of J.K. Rowling's books while also entertaining those new to the Potterverse. Like the books, the movies do get darker and more intense as the series progresses, so make sure your little Harry, Ron, and Hermione fans are ready for each new chapter before moving on.

Fantasy

Click on their homepage!



thoughts


I just watched Deathly Hallow part 1 and 2 yesterday. Then I realized, that there won't be more Harry Potter books or movies. And then I cried a little, since it's end of an era! The first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was released in 2001, ten years ago! Some of the movies could have been better, but I still have to buy them all. Just like the books.

I think I have to read the books again, so I won't feel so sad. After all, I read the first Harry Potter in 1998, when I was only 14 years old. So something important is over now. I think I'm little traumatized now.


In My Mailbox #6







Here's some books I borrowed, bought and received! IMM (In My Mailbox) is a meme hosted by The Story Siren! Unfortunately I won't be able to take pictures, since it's daaaaark. And awful. But fortunately, I mostly received stuff to read from Netgalley, so I couldn't take a picture, anyway!



bought




Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles #2) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl



from Netgalley




Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane
New Girl by Paige Harbison
Tooth and Nail by Jennifer Safrey
God's Eye by A.J. Scudiere
Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher
Enchanted Again by Robin D. Owens
dancergirl (WiHi series #1) by Carol M. Tanzman
A Vampire for Christmas (Sweetblood #2.5) by Laurie London, Michele Hauf, Caridad Piñeiro, Alexis Morgan
Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder


November 26, 2011

On My Wishlist #7



Meme hosted by Book Chick City!







Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1)



Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
From Goodreads:

My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.

But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why—especially since I should have been the one who died. . .




Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy #2)



Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep
From Goodreads:

Logan Quinn was try­ing to kill me. My Spar­tan class­mate relent­lessly pur­sued me, swing­ing his sword at me over and over again, the shin­ing sil­ver blade inch­ing closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes prac­ti­cally glowed with the thrill of battle...

I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Acad­emy, and I have no idea how I’m going to sur­vive the rest of the semes­ter. One day, I’m get­ting schooled in sword­play by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gor­geous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invis­i­ble archer in the Library of Antiq­ui­ties decides to use me for tar­get prac­tice. And now, I find out that some­one at the acad­emy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...


November 24, 2011

Book Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White



Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Published: August 31st 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format : Hardcover
Pages: 335
Series: Paranormalcy #1
Source : Borrowed from library
Buy : Amazon UK / Book Depository






synopsis




Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she's falling for a shape-shifter, and she's the only person who can see through paranormals' glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie's dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes that there may be a link between her abilities and the sudden rash of deaths. Not only that, but she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.



thoughts







*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
I wasn't a big fan of the cover, so I wasn't that excited to start reading this book. I mean, there's just some blond girl in a dress, with a barbie-arm, hanging in some hay. Yay.

Then I ran into this in library, and borrowed it, and I was surprised, when I noticed how good the book was! It was the same feeling I had when I first read Hex Hall #1. And the same thing happened, meaning I ordered book #1 and #2 right away! Now I'm just waiting for them to arrive..

It's really hard to start separating things I most liked in this book. I guess the best part was that the world in this book was unique, and haven't seen something exactly like that before! It's always so refreshing. And the humor. I'm sucker for it, as seen with the Hex Hall series.

Main character, Evie, was interesting and believable. She's working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, but she's still just a normal teenager, or at least that's what she thinks.. Well, anyway, I liked her! She's cute and want to do normal teenage stuff, like go to high school and have her own locker! And I could totally adopt her pink taser. Yeah, I have a lot of pink, so those pink things really weren't a problem for me, just made me like this book more!

I liked Lend's and Evie's relationship. It's cute. And apparently I like cute things..

Why I truly fell in love with this book was because of the plot. I didn't know what will happen in the end! That's the greatest part. I've read so many books that are basically all the same, there's no new thinking, no new kind of anything, so this was refreshing. It's rare to find really, really good books when there's so many books in the world! So I'm happy find this one, and can't wait for the second book!


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Rating:



The Time Will Come #11



The Time Will Come is a meme hosted by Books for Company!






The Rules
* Pick a book from your bookshelf that you've had for a while and really can't wait to read, but haven't managed to get to yet.
* Put the details on your blog and head back over to Jodie's blog to fill in the Mr Linky.
* Go and visit some other bloggers who are joining in.


This hasn't been in my bookshelf that long, only a week or so.

Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl







Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?
For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.


I was so disappointed and annoyed (Want some evidence? CHECK HERE!!) in the end of the second book, so I've hesitated to start reading this one.. Maybe some day, after some time has passed and I've lost my memory and can't remember anything about the second book. I'm sure that will be soon.


November 23, 2011

WWW Wednesday #7



WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading, found it through My Cute Bookshelf.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?


My answers:



What are you currently reading?
Paparazzi Princess
by Cathy Hopkins
The second book on the serie, quick and easy read!











What did you recently finish reading?
Paranormalcy
by Kiersten White
Love, love, LOVE IT! Just waiting for my own copy to arrive!











What do you think you'll read next?
Bras & Broomsticks
by Sarah Mlynowski
I really try to read this next..!






Waiting on Wednesday #6



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


My pick this week is:

Endlessly by Kiersten White
Release date July 24th 2012


The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

The final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?

Why: I just finished the first book and can't wait to read the second one! Just ordered both of them, so I have to get this too!


November 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays #5



And yet another meme by Should Be Reading!




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

*Grab your current read
*Open to a random page
*Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
*BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



My teaser:

“Lish tried to swear--which is always funny, because the computer won't translate it. It went something like this: "Bleep stupid bleep bleep faeries and their bleep bleep bleep obsessions. He had better stop bleep bleep bleep the bleep bleep rules or I will bleep bleep bleep the little bleeeeeeeeeeep.”
p. 42, Paranormalcy by Kiersten White




PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


November 21, 2011

Musing Mondays #5



A meme hosted by Should Be Reading!




This week’s musing asks…

How do you decide to read a book by an author you haven’t read before? What sort of recommendations count most highly in making that decision?

If I'm in library, I just go through shelves and pick books by name, after that I check the cover and then I read the blurb. And usually I only check books from the YA- shelves.

If I don't have time to go to library and randomly pick out books, I go to Goodreads, or go through blogs, and pick the books that sounds interesting. Many times I also check the overall rating and maybe read some reviews and then decide to read a book. But yet again, I always choose my reading because of the book, not author. Mostly I don't even remember the authors, just books/ series names.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


Cover Crazy #10



Finally back! Hubby took our PC to LAN party, so it was quite quiet weekend.. But now, yet another Cover Crazy, hosted by The Book Worms.



Unlovable by Sherry Gammon





Port Fare, New York, has fallen into the clutches of true evil. The Dreser brothers have arrived with a scheme to increase drug sales in the area by whatever means possible. Seth Prescott is part of MET (Mobile Enforcement Teams) a branch of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). He's been assigned to work undercover at Port Fare High, and things aren't going very well, until senior Maggie Brown enters the equation. He's harbored a secret crush on her from day one, and now that she is in the center of the case, he's trying to stay clear and objective while walking the line between business and unrequited love.

Maggie is truly the poster child for Heroin Chic, complete with jutting bones and dark-ringed eyes, but is she an addict, or is there another reason for her appearance? She struggles with her feelings for Seth, fearing he is just another person who will eventually let her down, as everyone in her life has done thus far.
Maggie has spent her life caring for her alcoholic mother. A task that has left her heavily burdened and alone. Before long, her mother's health takes a turn for the worst, sending Maggie's life into a tale-spin.

While Seth works relentlessly to inject fear into the dealers and flush them out into the open, Maggie fights to stay alive as the hunt turns deadly.

Seth and Maggie's romantic journey is one of humor, heartbreak, and self-discovery.



This one always stands out!


I love this cover because :
* It's quite unique
* Every time I look, I find new things! Like, I didn't realize there was water beneath her feet until now.
* Creepy



Dislike?
* Pretty, but creepy. I mean, The Shining and the creepy twins- creepy!


November 19, 2011

On My Wishlist #6



Meme hosted by Book Chick City!







Destined



Destined by Jessie Harrell
From Goodreads:

When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.




Touch (Denazen #1)



Touch by Jus Accardo
From Goodreads:

When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home.

Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized.

Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe.

A secret Kale will kill to protect.


November 17, 2011

Book Review: Nevermore by Kelly Creagh



Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
Published: August 31st 2010
Publisher: Atheneum
Format : Paperback
Pages: 543
Series: Nevermore #1
Source : Swap
Buy : Amazon UK / Book Depository






synopsis




And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,

And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

Shall be lifted - nevermore!

-- from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe


At once an homage to one of America's greatest writers and a page-turning psychological mystery that is equal parts horror, humor, and romance, NEVERMORE is the story of Varen -- a Poe-fan and goth -- and Isobel -- a cheerleader and unlikely heroine. When a Lit. project pairs the two together, Isobel finds herself steadily swept into Varen's world, one that he has created in his notebook and in his mind, one where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel slowly learns that dreams can be much more powerful than she'd ever expected, and that pain and despair come in all sorts of shades. As labels of "goth" and "cheerleader" fade away, she sees more in Varen than a tall, pale outcast, and a consuming romance is braced against the ever-clearer horror that the most terrifying realities are those within our own minds.

When Isobel has a single chance to rescue Varen from the shadows of his own nightmares, will she be able to save him -- and herself?



thoughts







*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
At first, I hesitated starting this book, mainly, because I'm not a huge poem fan. I did read Poe during my angry goth- phase, but that was over ten years ago. Luckily, even though Poe was related to this story, you don't have to be a huge fan to enjoy this book!

First I have to say, I really liked Isobel. She wasn't as annoying as I expected. You know, because she's a cheerleader! So it was a nice surprise to see that she wasn't a total brainless barbie. Like her old friends. Luckily, she got few new ones, like Gwen! She's just so adorable!

And Varen. Oh Varen. Finally a guy to my taste. Since I have a thing to those skinny goth boys..

The main thing I loved in this book was Isobel's and Varen's romance. It was something.. real. Not like in many books, where girl and guy meet and they realize that they're madly in love the second they see each other. And in the end, they only kissed once. But the writing was so vivid. I could actually feel the tension and excitement you have in the beginning of the relationship. That was the most amazing part in this book.

The dreamworld didn't work for me as much as I hoped. Probably, 'cause all I could think, was "A Nightmare on Elm Street". Then Lilith came along, and we remember how much Sam and Dean loved her, right?

Ending was.. awful. I was crying, no surprise there. It was just too sad. Though then we got the glimmer of hope, and I wanted to start the book number 2 right away, but we won't be having that until next year, which is just unfair! This is the reason, why I'd love to buy series, where all the books have been published! Man. This is too sad, so I can't really think straight right now.



Rating:



The Time Will Come #10



The Time Will Come is a meme hosted by Books for Company!






The Rules
* Pick a book from your bookshelf that you've had for a while and really can't wait to read, but haven't managed to get to yet.
* Put the details on your blog and head back over to Jodie's blog to fill in the Mr Linky.
* Go and visit some other bloggers who are joining in.


In my latest Top Ten Tuesday post I made a list with some of the books I haven't read from my bookshelf. Guess I could pick a classic from that list!

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien







J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. The most widely read and influential fantasy epic of all time, it is also quite simply one of the most memorable and beloved tales ever told. Originally published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings set the framework upon which all epic/quest fantasy since has been built. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well.


This is my husband's book, and isn't really my taste, but this is a classic! Should read it sometime.


November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #5



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


My pick this week is:

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Release date November 15th 2011


In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Why: This was actually published yesterday, but it's going to take me a while to get this, I'm sure. The synopsis sounds intriguing, which is why I want to read this!


WWW Wednesday #6



WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Should be Reading, found it through My Cute Bookshelf.
To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
* What are you currently reading?
* What did you recently finish reading?
* What do you think you’ll read next?


My answers:



What are you currently reading?
Nevermore
by Kelly Creagh
Only few pages to go!











What did you recently finish reading?
Evermore
by Alyson Noel
Evermore, Nevermore.. Took only few hours to read this!











What do you think you'll read next?
Bras & Broomsticks
by Sarah Mlynowski
I really want to read something fast and easy, I think this would do it.






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