February 29, 2012

WWW Wednesday #20


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading.

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?



What are you currently reading?

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes (Blind Sight #1 Leocardo) by Ermisenda Alvarez

I actually have FOUR books I'm currently reading, but this is sort of "main project". Good so far.



What did you recently finish reading?

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson (Blind Sight #1 Aniela)

Had some mixed feelings about this one.



What do you think you'll read next?

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by R.L. LaFevers

Received this through Netgalley yesterday, yay!


Waiting on Wednesday #17



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




Deadlocked (The Sookie Stackhouse Novels #12) by Charlaine Harris

Expected publication May 1st 2012


With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.

Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder.

Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.


February 28, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #16



Meme by Should Be Reading!


*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!
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Leocardo snorted, but her words sparked a thought.

What about the other on the bus? They has looked equally confused. Had they been snatched out of their lives too?

"What do you remember?" he pried as Odette consumed an apple. "I'm having trouble."


p. 8, Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes
(Blind Sight #1 Leocardo)
by Ermisenda Alvarez




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250 follower giveaway (INT)


Today is my birthday! And last week my blog got the 250th follower! So it's time for another international giveaway.
I was meant to name this "OMG, I'm almost 30!!!11"- giveaway, but it was easier to fit the "250 follower giveaway" to a button (and in case you're wondering, I'm now 28).



And what can you win? Well, one of these babies!



Aaaand, here's how you can participate!
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.

  • If we manage to double the amount of follower (500), there will be another winner (= two winners)!
    I know it's a small chance, but let's try!

  • The giveaway will end on March 18th at 23:59 (GMT+2)



Giveaway has ended!

February 27, 2012

The Beautiful Code by Sadie Hayes



The Beautiful Code by Sadie Hayes

Published: December 20th 2011
Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC
Format : Ebook
Pages: 100
Series: The Start Up #3
Source : From author for review
Buy : Amazon


When a college freshman's breakthrough software program catapults her into the limelight, she and her twin brother must navigate a treacherous world of money, power, and envy: Silicon Valley.

In a world of tweets, apps, and mobile games, The Start-Up is a fast-paced and exciting serial story with a new episode released each month.



*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
So, as we all remember there was some huge cliffhanger in the end of the second book, right? So of course we expect for Amelia to do the right thing and blow the whole thing up? Wrong! I was really surprised to see that even after two months, Amelia hadn't told Adam the truth and is actually sneaking behind his back. I'm also so sneaky that I won't tell what this huge secret is, you just have to read the book ;)

We also meet new "bad guy", who is actually a girl, who works for company names RemoteX. And this whole thing pissed me off completely. I just hated that woman so much! Maybe I've been traumatized in my childhood by some mysterious woman wearing wigs or something, I don't know, she just made my blood boil. Every time she was around, I waited for a vein to pop in my head.

I have to say, T.J. is actually growing on me! I thought he was a real a**hat brat, but now we've seen nicer side of him. And I can't wait to see if there will be something between Amelia and T.J., let's hope so ;)
Especially since I'm still not over the whole Amelia-has-crush-everything-goes-to-pooper-thing, I just want some romance for her!

Adam also learns the truth about that-thing-I-will-not-speak-about, and that was one of my favorite scenes. Sorry, I just love when there's heartache and pain!

And Patty. And Chad. And Patty. And Chad. Oh dear. I'm torn. On the other hand, I think Chad is an a**. Then again, I wish they'd end up together. Gosh. Also, in this book these two storylines finally meet in the most interesting and intriguing way!

There's another huge cliffhanger, again! It left me wondering. My imagination kind of started flowing and I'm quite sure that in the next book we'll find out that T.J. was cruising around with the stolen Porsche, for some weird reason driving like a nutcase. Then he was distracted and accidentally drove over Patty and all of her family, including Shandi, the bride herself.
I know, this might not be the most obvious solution, and you may wonder that why would they all stand in a small group (so small that Porsche could hit them all at once) just waiting for a car to hit them, waiting for a car to hit them. And why would be T.J. driving on the church lawn.

Okay, maybe we'll just wait for Sadie to give us the explanation. Soon, please?







Yet again, my thanks to Sadie. I'm completely hooked :)



Musing Mondays #16



Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading!


This week's musing asks…

Do you read books that are part of a series?

Do you collect all the books in the series before starting?
What if the series is brand new, and the only book that’s been published so far is Book one? As subsequent books in the series are published, do you go back and re-read the preceding books?




As I've mentioned many, many times before, I'm huge fan of series!

Usually I don't care if there's only one book out, if it sounds like a great read, I just have to read it.

And since I read so many series, I wouldn't have anything to read if I always waited for all the books to come out..!

And do I re-read preceding books? That depends, I guess. Like now I pre-ordered Pandemonium, but I'm not gonna read Delirium, since I still remember what happened and how it ended etc.
But I'm pretty sure that when the third book in Hex Hall comes out, I'm going to read the first and second book again, cause they were just so awesome!



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February 26, 2012

Spring Book Exchange!


Small Review

It's here again, Ruby's Book Exchange! I participated last fall, and loved it!
Sign ups begin on February 20, and end on March 20!

February 24, 2012

The Anti-Social Network by Sadie Hayes



The Anti-Social Network by Sadie Hayes

Published: October 22nd 2011
Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC
Format : Ebook
Pages: 94
Series: The Start Up #2
Source : From author for review
Buy : Amazon


When a college freshman's breakthrough software program catapults her into the limelight, she and her twin brother must navigate a treacherous world of money, power, and envy: Silicon Valley.

In a world of tweets, apps, and mobile games, The Start-Up is a fast-paced and exciting serial story with a new episode released each month.



*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Three months has passed. In the end of the first book Adam received a very mysterious and ominous call. Luckily, we get explonation to it right away in the beginning. Adam and Amelia are blackmailed, but I'm not gonna spoil the fun, so who's the blackmailer, that's something you have find out yourself!

When it comes to business, everything is looking bright and heading up for Adam and Amelia! Though our very dr. evil, aka T.J.'s daddy, tries his best to ruin everything. We'll also find out if T.J. is trustworthy.

We'll also see more of Patty, who is somewhat outsider in Adam's and Amelia's story, but I enjoyed her storyline what so ever. We start to understand her more, and we'll also see more of her and Chad (remember, her sisters fiance, him and Patty and some steamy moments..).
Which leads to one of my favorite topics, meaning romance! Adam is going out with Lisa, only problem is they never actually go out. As if Lisa would be sneaking behind someone's back? No, it can't be!

And Amealia, oh Amelia! She has a crush! I'm so touched and happy and feel all pink and cuddly! But, there's some trouble in her paradise. And this trouble will be The Cliffhanger. Just aargh! But Amelia will be making some friends, yay!

I enjoyed this as much as the first book, actually even a little bit more, since we got to see Amelia growing as a person and taking chances outside her comfort zone. That made me really fell in love with her!

It took me about two hours to read this, and I was so sad when it was over. Especially since I didn't have the third book! I nearly cried. And the huge cliffhanger in the end DID-NOT-HELP. Geez Sadie, you're killing us with your cliffhangers! :D







My thanks to Sadie again, lovelovelove it!


TGIF at GReads! #5: Required Reading


Another TGIF at GReads!


This Friday's Question:

Required Reading: Which book from your school days do you remember reading & enjoying?

Is there a book published now that you'd like to see in today's curriculum for kids?




There wasn't so many books we were force to read, but these two were just amazing! I read them in high school, and been meaning to buy them ever since.
If it wasn't for school, I never would've read them, so I really owe thanks to my Finnish teacher Sirkka! :)







Some of the most amazing books I've read were written like a hundred years ago, so I tried to stick with somewhat new books.

I also would like to add Twilight to this category, but if that came true, I probably would be assasinated, so for the sake of my health I left that out.





February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #16



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




One Moment by Kristina McBride

Expected publication June 26th 2012


This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it's the one she'd do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below – dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.


February 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #15



Meme by Should Be Reading!


*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!
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



Most people have a romantic view of vampires.

They picture them as the eternal lover full of longing and dark passion.
Thank you very much Hollywood, but that is not the way it is in real life.

And vampire never sparkles unless they just ate a stripper.


p. 13, Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty-Hunter #1)
by James R. Tuck




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February 20, 2012

The Start-Up by Sadie Hayes


Everyone's probably noticed already that I've got some annoying blockage in reading and writing reviews, but I'm desperately trying to get back on track! Meaning I'll try to write reviews instead of watching Supernatural, reading knitting and sewing magazines, playing with Photoshop, browsing online fabric shops..



The Start-Up by Sadie Hayes

Published: October 17th 2011 (first published October 16th 2011)
Publisher: Backlit Fiction, LLC
Format : Ebook
Pages: 103
Series: The Start Up #1
Source : From author for review
Buy : Amazon


When a college freshman's breakthrough software program catapults her into the limelight, she and her twin brother must navigate a treacherous world of money, power, and envy: Silicon Valley.

In a world of tweets, apps, and mobile games, The Start-Up is a fast-paced and exciting serial story with a new episode released each month.



*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Amelia and Adam are twins. They're also orphans, bounced from foster home to foster home, but now they're doing better as a scholarship students in college. Even though they're twins, they aren't excactly identical, since the other one, Amelia has the the brain, and Adam the social skills.
Along the way they meet some mean people, but in the end, they have their lucky break.

Okay, first of all: Amelia makes me feel like I'm a total zero! That's sad. Yes, she's all awkward and I love her and everything, but man, do I hate her brain! Hell, where's my lucky break!? But at least she gave me a hell of a boost and I started actually doing something. I did got over this envy-why-i-suck-so-bad- phase and in the end, I really liked her. She's a brilliant girl with a sence of justice and I couldn't stop reading this story! Mainly because of Amelia.

In the beginning I actually cheered for Adam since he's sort of an underdog; he has no special skills, except getting along with people, but the only way he goes to Silicon Valley is because of his sister, not really because of himself. Which kinda sucks. On the other hand it feels like Adam is taking advantage of Amelia's talent and it did bother me occasionally. But like with Amelia's huge brain, I got over this too. Even though it did feel sometimes like there's people who can do it, and there's people who are bathing in your light, so to say. But hey!, it doesn't bother Amelia, so let's forget about it!

This story did remind me of one book series I've read: Gossip Girl. Except I couldn't stop reading this one, and I had to force myself into reading Gossip Girl (6 books, then I started to feel like I was losing my will to live. But I do love the TV show! Okay, let's move on). These two series share some similar quality, but The Start-Up has more depth and action and man, did I love the action! It was quite exciting, I can tell you that.

The story was quite short, but since I had the second part of this series already on my computer, I didn't mind. Though it kept me up too long, I should've been sleeping, but I couldn't stop reading. So prepare yourself ;) And WARNING, get the second part before reading this, because there's huge cliffhangers.







My thanks to Sadie, I loved this! :)


Cover Crazy #19


Meme hosted by The Book Worms.


Shadow Heir (Dark Swan #4) by Richelle Mead

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities.
But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld...

The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together.
The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice...

I LIKE

* The girl, of course. Pretty!
* The birds


I DON'T LIKE

* Those snowflakes (?) flying around. Way too christmassy.



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February 17, 2012

TGIF at GReads! #4: Book Blogger Pride


Another TGIF at GReads!


This Friday's Question:

Book Blogger Pride: What do you take pride in when it comes to blogging?




Overall, I take pride in everything when it comes to blogging! So it's really hard to specify areas, but guess I can give it a try!

I still suffer a little from that new blogger's syndrome, meaning I doubt myself, a lot.
But little by little I've learned to take pride in any post I make. Especially when it's a review.

Last weekend a new friend of mine told that she would never be able to write a review, no matter how much she would love to do it. Guess that opened my eyes a little, since I've kind of take it for granted and thought that every person in the planet can do it.
This gave me some perspective and made me appreciate my abilities more.


Connecting with authors is something I'm so, so proud of. As I've mentioned earlier, it makes me feel really warm and fuzzy when I'm contacted by an author.

When I got my first ARCs, I nearly cried 'cause I was so happy and proud and and.. Then there was one person who laughed at me and pointed her finger. She told me this "whole thing" was just so ridiculous. That made me feel down and unappreciated, but luckily I was able to realize that there's something wrong with that person laughing at me, not with me and/or my work.


I also get that warm and fuzzy feeling when I have a new follower! There would be really no point in this thing, if there were no readers, so any comment or a new follower I take pride in.

My husband is losing his mind, because every day I tell him if there's new followers or amazing comments or or or :D So if I haven't emphasize this enough, every new follower and every comment is hugely appreciated and reminds me why I love to do this blog :)

When ever I feel like I have no energy for this thing, I remind myself how good it feels to get comments and communicate with the whole book blogging community :)



February 16, 2012

The Time Will Come #19

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.



Firelight (Firelight #1) by Sophie Jordan


A hidden truth.

Mortal enemies.

Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.


Well, I have library copy borrowed, so I really need to start reading this!

February 15, 2012

WWW Wednesday #19


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading.

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?



What are you currently reading?

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Leocardo Reyes (Blind Sight #1 Leocardo) by Ermisenda Alvarez

I'm actually in the middle of FOUR books, but this is my main project! So far, pretty good.



What did you recently finish reading?

Blind Sight Through the Eyes of Aniela Dawson (Blind Sight #1 Aniela) by Eliabeth Hawthorne

Finished this day before yesterday and had some really mixed feelings.



What do you think you'll read next?

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by R.L. LaFevers

At least I'll try to read this next! Just received from Netgalley, can't wait!


February 14, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #14



Meme by Should Be Reading!


*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!
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



My life is like a fairy tale, in reverse.

In fairy tales, a kiss can turn a beast into a prince, but with me it's the other way around.

One kiss can wake the wolf.


p. 11, Darkride by Laura Bradley Rede



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February 13, 2012

Musing Mondays #15



Musing Mondays is hosted by Should Be Reading!


This week's musing asks…

What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story?

(an adult romance, young adult, kids’ story, anything)







Weeeell, I have to say that Twilight series is something that I have to read over and over again.

Guess this is my guilty pleasure..!





I'm still in love with the Hex Hall series!

Forbidden love, love triangles.. It's so juicy! And the third book will be out soon, yay!





You just have to love the drama of The Mortal Instruments series!

Also forbidden love, also love triangles, ooooo. Though I didn't enjoy City of Fallen Angels. But I have high hopes for the fifth book!




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Cover Crazy #18


Meme hosted by The Book Worms.


Night School by
C.J. Daugherty


Sometimes school is murder.

Allie Sheridan's world is falling apart. She hates her school. Her brother has run away from home. And she's just been arrested.

Again.

This time her parents have finally had enough. They cut her off from her friends and send her away to a boarding school for problem teenagers.

But Cimmeria Academy is no ordinary school. Its rules are strangely archaic. It allows no computers or phones. Its students are an odd mixture of the gifted, the tough and the privileged. And then there's the secretive Night School, whose activities other students are forbidden even to watch.

When Allie is attacked one night the incident sets off a chain of events leading to the violent death of a girl at the summer ball. As the school begins to seem like a very dangerous place, Allie must learn who she can trust. And what's really going on at Cimmeria Academy.

I LIKE
* Apparently I have a thing for redheads, I just adore her!
* Love the font!


I DON'T LIKE
* The position of the title and authorname are quite odd.



February 10, 2012

TGIF at GReads! #3: Love Stories


Another TGIF at GReads!


This Friday's Question:

Love Stories: What are some of your favorite fictional love stories?

Oh, the love stories.. Difficult decision, but here's a few! :)



Sophie and Archer from the Hex Hall series

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I just adore this love story! With all the twists and complications and oh my. I live for these kind of love stories!



Violet and Jay from The Body Finder series

Best friends falling in love. All the jealousy and complications and guessing and nervousness and and and. Yeah, I'm speechless, I just love them!




Evie and Lend from Paranormalcy series

These two are so cute and innocent and.. cute and innocent!



Mia and Michael from The Princess Diaries series

I finished this series a little while ago and they had occasionally bumpy journey, but you just have to love them.


February 09, 2012

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I've been pretty lazy this week, meaning I haven't been able to write any reviews. I've been feeling quite under the weather, and didn't realize until yesterday that I've been running some fever this whole week! And didn't take my temperature until last night. D'oh.
This is why I haven't been able to write even a single sensible sentence this week! Seriously, it took me an hour to write this whole thing.

I try to do some updates, just pretty hard right now. But hopefully I'll be back soon, all healthy and with some brain! :)

February 08, 2012

TBR February Update


I'm not going to read these all, I just decided that it may help if I have huge amount of options for this month! ;)


For review


From library


Something updated. I'll continue later, again. Damn.

WWW Wednesday #18


WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading.

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?




What are you currently reading?

Blood and Bullets (Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty-Hunter #1) by James R. Tuck

Still on this, I got sort of distracted earlier :/



What did you recently finish reading?

The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth #1) by Stacey Kade

Look what the mail brought to me! This is why I got so distracted.




What do you think you'll read next?

The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) by Kimberly Derting

Mail brought me this too! I can't wait!!


February 07, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #13



Meme by Should Be Reading!


*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!
*Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



First rule of killing vampires:

Take the heart and take the head.

If you do that, then they are dead.


p. 6, Blood and Bullets
(Deacon Chalk: Occult Bounty-Hunter #1)
by James R. Tuck




Cute, isn't it? :)
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