July 31, 2012

Monthly Recap: July


This month SUCKED. Seriously. I felt like I didn't get any reading done, and I wasn't wrong. Terrible suckiness. But, now I'm unemployed again, so at least I have time to read again.

I read




And the best read was definitely Pushing the Limits!




July 29, 2012

By the Pale Moonlight by Jennifer Hendren


By the Pale Moonlight
by Jennifer Hendren


Published: November 2nd 2011
( first publ. October 17th 2011 )
Publisher: Barnes and Noble
Format: Ebook
Pages: 310
Series: Moonlight Series
Source: From the author for
review
Amazon


Makenna Wilhelm knows all of her friends have their quirks, but when Ty shows up naked in her yard one morning, she finds it beyond weird. Stranger still are the deep gashes across Ty’s chest and his sudden ability to hear and smell things that no human should.

During a moonlit night, Ty’s secret is revealed. He’s no longer the boy she’s crushed on forever, but rather a werewolf with one serious aversion for all things silver. Makenna is left wondering if he’s to blame for the recent death of one of their classmates, the apparent victim of an animal attack.

With the help of Melanie, the dead girl’s friend, they manage to shed doubt on Ty’s guilt only to discover Makenna was the intended prey. Even worse, she’s still a target.

In a race against the full moon, the trio struggles to find who murdered the young woman. However, without a way to cure Ty, they have no way of knowing who poses the greater threat: Ty or the unknown enemy.




*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
This book really brought up some mixed feelings. I definitely wanted to love this, since I fell in love with both the cover and synopsis. And like in any book, there were lots of pros and cons.
Pros, like I mentioned, awesome cover and synopsis. But cons won the race this time. Because in order for me to enjoy this the book there should be some serious editing done.

First of all, it was really hard to keep up with the story! It felt like the characters were just running around, without any clear goal or even a purpose.
For example: Like mentioned in synopsis, it's believed that Makenna was the intended prey and she's still a target. And in this scene I was pretty much like "R U SERIOUS?". Because they base their assumption on the fact the dead girl was wearing Makenna's coat while being attacked. I mean, seriously? That's all you got? The dead girl stole Makenna's coat and was wearing it when attacked, but that's it! Oh, and both girls' hair was remotely same color. But.. Werewolves have pretty great sense of smelling, right?
So that really wouldn't have been enough evidence for me, sorry.

Then there's running around with dog whistle. You heard me right. Like in the synopsis, you would think they would get some silver to reveal the werewolf. If not silver, maybe something else badass werewolves can't stand. But no, they use a freaking dog whistle. And there wasn't even an explanation why and how and when they came up with the plan to use the dog whistle. It was more like "hey look, it's pretty awesome I happen to have a dog whistle in my pocket, let's hunt werewolves with it!". There was lot of that going around, just coming up to conclusion without any kind of reason, so it really was quite hard to keep up with.

This is the last example, I promise. Makenna found out the werewolf attacking "the dead girl" was actually black. So of course she blames the "bad guy" of the school. Because he's the only guy with black hair in your school or in the town?! And she just decided the werewolf's fur color is based on the person's hair color. You've seen one werewolf, so again, little too little evidence?!
And why would "the bad boy" attack Makenna? Well, two years earlier he asked her out, and she said no. Can you imagine that?! And it's so hard for the bad boys to get girls, so of course he still holds a grudge over her! w00000t..?
Okay now I seriously need to change the subject because my head starts to hurt.

I don't have much to say about the characters over all. They were pretty one-dimensional. They were lots of going with Makenna and Ty and their friends, but nothing was really explained. There was very little background about anyone, so it was pretty hard to feel connected. I really didn't care what happened to them, 'cause I didn't feel close to them.

Makenna was pretty much the only character I occasionally had some feeling for. Though that was mostly me going crazy because I was so annoyed with her.
She really isn't likable main character, believe me. She's really superficial and she hangs out with friends who bully everyone else. She has a boyfriend, who is a douche, sleeps with everyone else and is constantly trying to get to Makenna's pants. Yet Makenna dreams about her best friend, Ty, all the time. And when ever they see, she gribs Ty's shirt and hugs him. If I was dating Makenna, I would probably have a problem with her and Ty's hugging. And the mr. Douche obviously knows there's something going on, because he keeps making comments about Ty. Though the background of this is never revealed, so reader's just have to guess why mr. Douche's so pissed off. Like, okay, I know he's pissed to Ty and to Makenna and that's why keep making these douchy comments about Makenna sleeping with Ty, but what happened?! Why does he do that?? It's really frustarting!!
And even though Ty is probably meant to be the second main character, there really isn't much to say about him. He's just some dude, I really don't care.

There really was some huge potential, which why I hate to give a bad review. But when you just can't enjoy the writing, there's not much to do about it.
Though I must admit the huge cliffhanger made me curious. And pissed off. Because it was the only interesting part in the book, so it was too little too late.


My thanks to author for providing a review copy!






July 25, 2012

1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway



I've been book blogging for a whole year now, can you believe that?! When I first started blogging, I was pretty sure I would lose interest over the time (because that happens a lot, I have a goldfish brain). But I didn't, and I'm so proud of myself now!

And to celebrate that, I'm going to be hosting a giveaway! This competition will be open worldwide, as long as Book Depository delivers to your area :)

The winner may pick any number of books up to $25 from Book Depository!

To enter, simply fill in the Rafflecopter form!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

There will be one winner chosen.
Winner has 72 hours to reply my email, or there will be a new winner chosen.
The giveaway will end on August 12th at 12:01 AM.

Good luck!

July 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #27

By Should Be Reading!






He threw a quick glance over his shoulder. Melanie sat staring intently at the colored screen, her back to us.

He bent over me and brushed the hair away from my face before pressing his warm lips against my forehead. With one last check on Melanie, they closed over mine in a gentle kiss.

"I could get used to having you here," he whispered.



By the Pale Moonlight by Jennifer Hendren








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July 23, 2012

Musing Mondays #25

By Should Be Reading!


















This week's musing asks…

Do you read magazines? If so, which ones? If not, why not?




Not so much. There's few magazines I "read", meaning mostly look pictures ;D

I mostly read knitting and sewing magazines, also occasionally browse through some magazines about cooking and decorating.







July 18, 2012

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry


Pushing the Limits
by Katie McGarry


Published: July 31st 2012
( first published July 25th 2012 )
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Format: Ebook
Pages: 409
Series: -
Source: From NetGalley for
review
Amazon |
Book Depository

"I won't tell anyone, Echo. I promise."
Noah tucked a curl behind my ear. It had been so long since someone touched me like he did. Why did it have to be Noah Hutchins? His dark brown eyes shifted to my covered arms. "You didn't do that - did you? It was done to you?"
No one ever asked that question. They stared. They whispered. They laughed. But they never asked.

SO WRONG FOR EACH OTHER ... AND YET SO RIGHT.

No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.

But when Noah Hutchins, the smokinghot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.




*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
When I first saw the cover, I just.. fell in love. It's obviously steamy, but there's also something unique in it. It just got that something, the "IT" factor that makes you want to read the book immediately.
And after I finished the book, all I could think was.. Finally! It's been so long when I last read a book that made me ball my eyes out! This definitely did the trick. Though, unfortunately when I was finishing this, I was also doing my make-up for work, so I had to fix it like three times. But man, it was so worth it!

At first, when I started reading the book, I was little scared. Because I was pretty sure this was going to be one of those stories where bad boy gets the good girl and bad boy turns good birl I mean boy, you know the usual story!
So when I noticed this was something completely different, I was over the moon. Yes, there is a bad boy, Noah. Or that's how it seems from the outside. And there's a good girl. Or a girl who used to be The Good Girl of the school, but after Echo's disappearance, everything changed for her.
Now there's just two broken people who seek comfort, and find it from the least expected.

What I love the most in this book is.. emotions. And how the author managed to make them so real. You get to cry, hate, love and laugh throughout the book and it's just amazing. And even though, or maybe because, the story is so filled with emotions, it's believable, realistic. As an author, Katie McGarry is like a puppet master, controlling reader's emotions through amazing scenes. That is something truly unique.

Through this book, you'll get to know what it's like to be a girl, who's life has fallen apart. You'll get to feel her sorrow for losing her family. Hate and jealousy for his father marrying her baby sitter. And you'll get to know what it's like to be the bad boy. When people know you as a troublemaker and girl-user, but when you're actually a boy, who lost his family and just wants to survive.
If you want true emotions, read this.


HUGE thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for providing a review copy!






Waiting on Wednesday #29

Hosted by Breaking the Spine!






Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

Expected publication
October 23rd 2012


Fates unfurl in the gripping conclusion to the "New York Times" bestselling Hush, Hush saga.

Nora is more certain than ever that she is in love with Patch. Fallen Angel or no, he is the one for her. Her heritage and destiny may mean that they will always be enemies, but there is no turning her back on him.

And yet their biggest challenge lies ahead. Can their love survive a seemingly insurmountable divide?

The lines are drawn, but it's unclear which sides have been taken. And in the end, will there be enough trust left to rebuild what has been broken?


I wasn't a huge fan of the book #3, but of course I have to read this!


July 16, 2012

There is a saying..


.. in Finland. It goes something like "The shoemaker's children go barefoot" and in my case it means that every day I fix other people's computers, but mine is crap.
So I wiped everything clean and trying to put everything together now, so that's the reason for me being so quiet!
But no worries, I'm starting my holiday next Friday, then I'll have more time to fight with my computer and update my blog :)



July 15, 2012

Shut Up Giveaway has some winners!







We have some winners!



Winners were chosen with Random.org, and with winning numbers 46, 6, 48 and 24 the winners are..


Laura J. (paperback),

Laura M. (paperback),

Ashley S. (signed bookmark)

and Katrina (signed bookmark)!


Anne will email you soon, congratulations! :)

Thanks to all the participants!






July 12, 2012

Chit•Chat with Caro (The Book Rogue)














Welcome to my new feature called


Chit•Chat!


What is Chit•Chat?

Well, it's me interviewing some fellow bloggers! :)

If you'd like to know more or like to participate,
JUST CLICK HERE!




It's time for another guest, so welcome, Caro!

Click here to visit her blog!



Tell us who you are!

I'm Carolin [plz don't address me with my full given name, ever], a 22 year old book blogger from Germany. Currently still in college, wanting to become a literature translator. We'll see how that goes, but I hope that one day my name will be on books - altough maybe only on the inside. ;)

How long have you been blogging? When and why did you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging at the begining of the year (2012), due to the simple fact that I was reading in English and a lot YA, and had just no one to talk to about it.
Well, I kinda wanted to try out blogging anyway, but it would've never ever worked as some kind of diary. So I needed a topic, and on Christmas 2011 frustration about non-comunication got to me, so I started my own book blog.
And since I feel a lot more comfortable with the English language, that's what I chose (you can reach more ppl, too!) to blog in.


Favorite and least favorite things about blogging?

Finding an endless flow of new titles I wanna read. That's as awesome as it is frustrating. x)
Another favorite is getting to know a lot of new people, especially with the same interests. Then meeting authors, maybe getting in touch with publishers over the years. That can only help my cause, right?
Last of the least favorite things: thoughtless comments, either because they have nothing to do with the post, or because they're just copy-pasted for... I don't even know why ppl do that!


Who is your favorite and least favorite literary villain and protagonist, and why?

Fave Male Protagonist: This isn't easy, really not easy. But I'll be going with Zachariah from Raine Thomas's Firstborn trilogy until further notice. His persoanlity is just so... wow, so is his life's story. Worst Male Protagonist: Edward from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer [although I am being a little influenced by Robert Pattinson here], Damen from The Immortals by Alyson Noel, and I am betting on Daniel from the Fallen series by Lauren Kate although I only read the first installment so far. You could say they share rank 3, coz it's the same cookie-cutter approach for all of them.

Fave Female Protagonist: Suzume/Rin/Yue [yes, her name changes like that] from Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott. You know Memoirs of a Geisha? This is like the YA-mystical version of it. Absolutely loved it, and simply the changes she went through, what symbolizes her name... She's my fave up til now. Worst Female Protagonist: You don't want me going into that... There's just so many heroines lacking depth despite having installment over installment to develop a unique personality, but simply don't. So yeah, not going there, I am sure you'll come up with enough yourself.

Fave Male Villain: Jonathan Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I think it's so awesome that he actually makes sense in his own twisted way, and look so good doing it. I'm sure there are more like him, maybe even better, but I can't think of anyone right now. Worst Male Villain: Nicholas from the Chronicles of Blood and Stone tilogy by Robert Newcomb. Just too creepy for comfort, and... I don't know, just no.

Fave Female Villain: Huan/Hrun from the Age of the Five triloy by Trudi Canavan. She was THE vicious goddess through and through, you might only argue the point that there was no real jealousy mixed into her hatred for the female protagonist, which does strike one as a little odd since Huan is the goddess of love/fertility after all.
Worst Female Villain: Stacia from The Immortals by Alyson Noel. She's just so... stereotypical jealous because the good-hearted, non-cheerleading girl gets the hot guy instead of her. Right now, I can't think of any more characters like her, but I am sure there are more. So feel free to fill in some blanks for me.


Vampire, werewolf, or something else?

a Minion of Day and Knight [really badass bat-winged warriors, created by Robert Newcomb], but a werewolf would also be nice, as long as I actually get a fluffy fur coat [not those versions from Harry Potter or Underworld, urghs]

If you could be any book heroine, who would you be and why?

I'd be Bella so I could tell Jake to kick Edward's butt into next week before settling in with Emily and the pack.
Just kidding! Well, maybe not so much, but Bella is definitively not the first pick. Really, I'd want to be Isabelle from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. She's simply my ideal female character, in all aspects like I would conjure up my heroine to be. Of course there are also a couple of others I'd like to slip into, just to test the powers, the boundaries... but I guess we all kind of feel this way, right?


What movie/book do you watch/read that you'd be embarrassed to admit? Spill!

Hmm... Personally, I'm not really embarrassed about it, but I guess most ppl would be, so I'm saying the 2004 Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff. This is probably the most girlish thing about me, and I think it's the most pink I own. Other than that, most people consider it embarrassing to watch anime at my age, but I do so and I enjoy it.

Your favorite book of all times and why?

Uhm... Really not sure about this. My best read in 2012 so far was Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, and it is definitvely one of my all time favorites, with high potential for staying THE ONE favorite book for the rest of my reading life. I highly recommend all of you to pick it up! Like, now.
However, The Thief Lord and the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke were my first YA fantasy novels, and I would read them any time over again.


Tell us 5 random, (non-bookish, if you wish) things about yourself!

  • Egypt is the only country I've been on vacation more than twice AND STILL want to go back there again [the US doesn't count, coz I lived there for a year, so of course I wanna go back!]
  • I'm engaged. Well, at least for the authorities. Privately, I kinda got an engagement tattoo...
  • When I am finally getting married, I am keeping my last name, because it's really special.
  • I love musicals. I'll be seeing Dance of the Vampires in a few weeks. So excited!
  • I've been to a concert in a wheel chair, and it was awesome. Me and the boys had fun with that, and the concert was worth about double than what we paid.


Your favorite...
  • .. ice cream?
    Tiramisu, and in a lack of that I go for chocolate

  • .. author?
    Hmm... There are a lot of authors with good writing styles out there, and they are all good for another reason. But if I had to pick out the most striking style, it'd be Tahereh Mafi. If you haven't read Shatter Me yet, you'd better start ordering now.

  • .. smell?
    Smoke from blown out candles or matches, I even like gasoline. Essence of roses is nice too - makes a lot of people turn tail and flee, among them my mom and grandma. Loved to open that tiny bottle we had for decoration to annoy them when I was little. Muha.

  • .. color?
    Black and red, even more so in combination

  • .. movie?
    Gladiator

  • .. quote?
    From Friedrich Nietzsche

    "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."



If you'd like to say something to my followers, go ahead! :)

Dear Mind Readers ;),
it is awesome of you to step by here today, thank you. I hope that many of you are very faithful readers of Monaliz', which I am thankful for once again, but if you happen to be even the slightest bit able to pull yourself off this blog, then maybe you might want to check out my giveaway: http://the-book-rogue.de/a-new-beginning-giveaway/ ;)
But that's already gonna be it from the self-promo corner, and I'm turning back to more important matters: the question if you can actually read minds - or if you just mind reading? o.O Do I really want to go into this discussion with you? Maybe not, but tell me the truth anyway! And in case any of you answer yes, please leave me a way to contact you to fill out my next questionnaire/interrogation for me.
Thank you very much! :)
D



Thank you Caro for stopping by!

And I have to spill.. I watch 2004 Cinderella Story starring Hilary Duff all the time. Well, actually, I watch movies with Hillary Duff all the time.. I have all the Lizzie McGuire dvds. Don't tell anyone ;D
And do I read minds.. Guess you'll never know. Though you better only think nice things, just in case ;)
Again, thanks for stopping by! And if you, my dear reader, would like to be interviewed, email me zaturna [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com!



July 09, 2012

One Moment by Kristina McBride


One Moment
by Kristina McBride


Published: June 26th 2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Format: Ebook
Pages: 272
Series: -
Source: From NetGalley for
review
Amazon |
Book Depository

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.




*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
The blurb pretty much sums it up. Maggie and her best friends are hanging out, acting like a bunch of teenager. But what was ment to be a fun day, turns into nightmare.
And Maggie is the only one who knows what happened for sure, but she can't remember.
Bit by bit her memories start coming back, but something just doesn't add up. It doesn't take that long or that much digging to find out their little circle of friends' dirty secrets.

Maggie is pretty naive. She had a crush for Joey for ages before they started going out and when Joey finally asked her out, she was sold. She thought Joey was the perfect boyfriend. Yes, he's a little crazy, but everyone has their flaws.
Maggie had a plan; she was finally going to give in and sleep with Joey, after two years of dating. She had this naive little dream all planned out, but then Joey ends up dead. And believe it or not, it turns out to be a good thing.
Because Joey really wasn't the perfect guy, and if Joey hadn't died, his secrets could have stayed hidden.
Though Joey wasn't actually that good in hiding his secrets, but like so many times, you just want to believe in people close to you. Maggie idolizes Joey and is actually in love with a fantasy she created, not with the real person. But of course, she doesn't realize that at the time.

And Joey.. Dead or not, he's a douche! Half the time he dated Maggie, he also dated another girl. For a freaking year! If that's not a douche, I don't know what is.
One of the characters tries to explain his behaviour with some lame excuse like "he wanted to keep us all together". No, he was just a douche!
If he hadn't died, he probably would've slept with all Maggie's friends. Or at least with all the girls. He didn't want to keep his little group together, he just wanted to mark his territory by sleeping with all the girls. Yay for Joey.
But at least he broke up with the girl he was sleeping on the side before dying. Hah. I'm gloating, but this is a book, so I I can do that.

And something good comes from Joey's death. Maggie can finally be with the guy she's meant to be. If only she can forgive him for covering up Joey's secrets.

This was definitely delight to read. Writing was great and characters believable, though occasionally I did have hard time with connecting characters' feelings, especially with Maggie's sadness and sorrow. Jealousy and rage were something I really enjoyed, but I wasn't able to shed tears over this.
Which is why this ended up in the "entertaining" category rather than "life altering". But if you're after some good teenage drama, feel free to check this out!


My thanks to NetGalley and EgmontUSA for providing a review copy!






TBR Intervention #5


It's been a while, but it's finally time for another TBR Intervention!


Hosted by Books4Juliet, Whatever You Can Still Betray & Refracted Light!


TBR Intervention


1. Post the book(s) you committed to read in your last TBR Intervention post and tell us something about it.

Did you finish it? Did you enjoy it or not? Post the link to your review (if you have one).

2. Post a book that you want to read and already own. Pick something that has been sitting on your shelf for too long now (6 months or longer).

Commit to read the book in the next couple of days or week (or two weeks).


1. THE BOOKS I COMMITTED TO READ:



I read both of these, I'm so proud of myself right now! And these both were such a great books, definitely worth reading.





2. THE BOOK I COMMIT TO READ THIS WEEK:



My picks for this week are Lies Beneath and By the Pale Moonlight. The latter is way overdue, but better late than never!

What book did you chose for your TBR Intervention?








July 08, 2012

Ordained Blog Tour has a winner!



We have a winner!



The winner was chosen with Random.org, and with number 20 the winner is..


Kati @ Jagged Edge Reviews!


I have emailed you, you have 72 hours to answer! :)

Thanks to all the participants!






July 05, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James


Fifty Shades of Grey
by E.L. James


Published: May 26th 2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pages: 540
Series: Fifty Shades
Source: Borrowed
Amazon |
Book Depository

When literature
student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the
successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.




*MAY CONTAIN SOME SPOILERS*
Someone described this book with a term "housewife porn"; there's no need for a plot just as long as there's lots and lots of porn. Yeah, that's pretty much it.
Erotic? There's hardly anything erotic with two people just going at it like rabbits. Amusing? Naaaah. Deeply moving.. What book are they talking about?!

I wanted to stop reading this half way through, because that's when author ran out of ideas. But I continued, because the first half was at least some what entertaining. Definitely not believable, but vaguely entertaining. I kept going, but as said, author ran out of ideas. And guess what she does? Writes two more books.

I didn't really like the characters, because they were just repeating the same thing over and over again, they had no personality and they really were just dull.
I usually dislike male characters who say things women wants them to say.
Like you can imagine there's this lady playing with Barbie and Ken, imitating male voice and she's grunting

"oh baby, you're so hot! You make me hot. I'm on fire", says Ken. High-pitched Barbie continues "But.. I've never been touched before." Ken grunts, again "You're.. a virgin? OMG." High-pitched "Yeah." Ken is like "Wow. That's awesome. I wanna fuck you." High-pitched "Yeah." Ken is like "Show me how you touch yourself." Barbie, high-pitched and shocked: "I would never do that! Don't you see I'm all innocent and even though I'm 45, I've never touched myself before?! Because only you make me hot." Ken, like "WOW. Like AWESOME. Like you're so awesome I come like now."


Oh, except in this case dirty- Barbie and -Ken sound British, even though they are American. What's the deal with that?!
Don't get me even started with the freaking twitching palm, inner goddess, schizophrenic behavior, red room of pain.. This sucked so bad. And now I have headache, apparently even thinking about this book makes my hurt.





July 02, 2012

Cover Crazy #21

By The Book Worms!





Break My Heart 1,000 Times by Daniel Waters

Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren’t disappearing — they’re gaining power.

When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of Veronica’s high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he’s haunted by the possibility that she’s waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica seems like the perfect host. And even if he’s wrong, what’s the harm in creating one more ghost?

From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller. Break My Heart 1,000 Times will leave readers with the chills. Or is that a ghost reading over the page?


I LIKE

* Love the tally thingy (is it tally? Well, you know what I mean!)
* Love the girls expression * Aaand love the red font
I DON'T LIKE

* Even though I love the red font, it takes quite a huge space :/
* And even though I love this cover, it's a little old fashioned





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