Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Favorite Reads Giveaway Hop!

Once again here I am participating in one of the giveaways organized by I Am A Reader, Not a Writer and Rachelle's Writing Spot. Thanks to both of you for your hard work :D

Now, let's see what I have in mind... Let's keep it simple, what do you say?

You will need to fill the Rafflecopter form and... that's it. The prize? One lucky winner will get $15 to buy a book from The Book Depository. So, as always, it's international :D

A small list of the books I love would be:

But the choice, of course, is yours :]
Please, keep reading so you can see the Rafflecopter form and good luck!!! ( just click on "Read more").

May TBR Reading Challenge Wrap Up Post

Since I've been kind of out the last months I didn't write wrap up posts in February, March and April so I'm going to do it quickly, ok?

- Tempest Rising (review)
- My Soul to Take (review)

- My Soul to Save (review)

- My Soul to Keep (review)
- Reaper (review)
- Divergent (review)

- My Soul to Steal (review)
- If I Die (review)
- The Girl in the Steel Corset (review)

As for the mini challenge the only cover I can remember right now that I used to hate is:

What did I dislike? Absolutely everything: the colors, the picture of the guy, his little and short hairs (that are supposed to be one day a mustache) and the font. So yeah, everything.
But the story was good so I didn't care... much.

Gladly for me (and a few others) the author changed the cover for this one:

Which yes, I like a lot. And this cover says much more than than old one :D

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

The Girl in the Steel Corset

by Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles, #1
Release date: 24th May, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 473 (hardcover copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one - except the thing inside her...

When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But not all Victorian girls have a darker side that makes them capable of knocking out a full-grown man with a single punch...

Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that makes Finley special - makes her one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits: Emily, who has her own special abilities; Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.

Griffin’s investigating a criminal called The Machinist - the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help - and finally be a part of something.

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

- "Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted in Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
- If you want to participate add your "Waiting On Wednesday" to the linky list in her post!

This week my WoW is about a book that sounds fun and intriguing. If you haven't heard of it just look at the cover, read the summary and tell me what you think of it:

Name: Death and the Girl Next Door
Author: Darynda Jones
Release Date: 2nd October, 2012

Official blurb:
Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on.

High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night. Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?

Thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive, Darynda Jones's first foray into the world of teens will leave readers eager for the next installment.

Have you read other books by Darynda Jones? Because I haven't but I'm about to start with her Charley Davidson series very soon.

Also, let me know what's your WoW so I can add more books to my wishlist, hehe.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cover reveal: Thrown by a Curve

Thrown by a Curve
by Jaci Burton
Release Date: March, 2013
Series: Play by Play #5

Official Blurb:

For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.

Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them.

Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.

Oh for the love of me... how could I not know about this?! I just found out about this cover and I'm sure my eyes almost popped out of my sockets.
But forget my jokes and lets talk about this cover... I mean, seriously?! Covers like this one should be prohibited, specially for women with a weak heart... Thank goodness that's not me because I couldn't stop looking at it.

Miss Burton, I can honestly say that the models for your Play by Play series are breathtaking. Nicely done once again. I can't wait to add this beauty to my collection!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Book Review: Never to Sleep

Never to Sleep

by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #5.5
Release date: 1st January, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 56 (won in a giveaway thanks to Rachel at Fiktshun)

Summary from Goodreads:

Don't Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cover reveal: Days of Blood and Starlight

Days of Blood and Starlight
by Laini Taylor
Release Date: 6th November, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2

Official Blurb:

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a "must read" by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by, and The New York Times called it "a breath-catching romantic fantasy."

Maybe I'm not a big fan of the US cover of the first book, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which is why I bought the UK edition (and the German edition too, just because the cover is to die for, hehe).
But without doubt, I'm in love with THIS cover. It surpasses everything I could have expected. They kept the black and white background and in addition this time the color red does an amazing job with her make up.
The font of the title is still the same for which I'm grateful because it's really pretty too. And the title... Oh, I know the title has been announced a long time ago but still, I'm dying to now what it stands for!

So what do you think guys? Do yo like it? I sure do, now the UK has to do a really amazing job trying to beat this one.

And in case you wonder, this is the German cover:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Behold the King's Favorites!!!

I've been thinking, for a long while, how to create a new addition to my rating system. Since my blog's name is Librarian Mouse my rating is a system of cheeses, one cheese for NTRE (not-to-read-ever) which fortunately I haven't use yet (and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!) to five cheeses if the book was TDF (to-die-for).

But we, book lovers, know that sometimes we find books that are beyond amazing, beyond awesomeness, beyond epicness... So I thought "How am I going to do justice to such an amazing/breathtaking/OMG/epic book?!"
A five cheese rating seamed unfair. And six cheeses was too much cheese... I don't want you to feel sick just by looking at so many cheeses! So then I thought: "Hum... maybe a cool cheese would do the trick. Superhero cheese? Ninja cheese? King cheese?"

None of them felt special enough... Not that I don't like my cheese rating but come on, can you picture a cheese as a superhero?! Because I can't. And as a king, holding a scepter and wearing a cloak, is just hilarious. And these special books have to be taken seriously.

And then yesterday, inspiration came: Why does it have to be a cheese?! Why not a mouse?! A Mouse! After that all I had to do was work and create my new rating. So here you go:

And to commemorate here is a list of the books that deserve the love of my little mouse:

- Watched by Sharde Richardson.
- The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
- Incarnate by Jodi Meadows.
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
- So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev.
- Divergent by Veronica Roth.
- If I Die by Rachel Vincent.

Hope you enjoy them all ^_^

Book Review: If I Die

If I Die

by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #5
Release date: 27th September, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 342 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies.

But the next scream might be for Kaylee.

Yeah—it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren't quite human, either.

But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Review: Until I Die

Until I Die

by Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #2
Release date: 3rd May, 2012
Publisher: ATOM
Pages: 320 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love.

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy.

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Cover reveal: Stormdander (US cover)

Maybe most of you know already (and if you don't then shame on you!) about the cover reveal of the US edition of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff.

First, I fell in love with the UK cover (which I will show you at the end of this post so you can see it and droll) because is absolutely gorgeous. And then I read the blurb... and I fell in love again.
So I just had to find out who was the author... and he is so freaking cool!!! Let me tell you, just by reading his posts you can tell he is funny and original. One of those guys you can be friends with and enjoy their company.

But anywho, going back to the cover reveal (because that's why you are here) scroll down...




Behold the US cover!

by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 1st September, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: The Lotus War #1

Official Blurb:

The Shima Imperium verges on the brink of environmental collapse; decimated by clockwork industrialization and the machine-worshipers of the Lotus Guild. The skies are red as blood, land choked with toxic pollution, wildlife ravaged by mass extinctions.

The hunters of Shima's imperial court are charged by their Shōgun to capture a thunder tiger – a legendary beast, half-eagle, half-tiger. But any fool knows thunder tigers have been extinct for more than a century, and the price of failing the Shōgun is death.

Yukiko is a child of the Fox clan, possessed of a hidden gift that would see her executed by the Lotus Guild. Accompanying her father on the Shōgun’s hunt, she finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in Shima’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled thunder tiger for company. Even though she can hear his thoughts, even though she saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her.

But together, the pair will form an indomitable friendship, and rise to challenge the might of an empire.

Do I love it? You can bet I do! I think at the end I'm going to buy both editions so I can have these beauties near me. On top of that the awesome Jason Chan actually did this cover (and I know him for his work doing the covers of Theatre Illuminata series which are beautiful to say the least).

And just so you know if you click HERE and go to Jay's website you will find an AMAZING giveaway going on right now (very similar to a Scavenger Hunt) so don't forget to pass by.

But before you go here is the UK cover in case you want to see it too:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book Review: Beckoning Light

Beckoning Light

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Afterglow Trilogy #1
Release date: 25th July, 2011
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 256 (ebook received in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

As Charlotte steps through the gate, she has a strong feeling that nothing will ever be the same again.

Moving back to South Carolina after three years away, Charlotte knows she's going to have to face people from her past and adjust to a new high school, but she's completely unprepared for what else waits for her in Charleston.

Drawn through an old garden gate, Charlotte discovers a hidden world where she meets Calvin, a boy to whom she is inexplicably attracted. As Charlotte is pulled deeper into this hidden world, it's up to her older brother Kevin to rescue her. No matter how hard Kevin tries, the rescue depends upon Charlotte fighting her intense feelings for Calvin while mastering a set of abilities that she has only just discovered she possesses.

Character Interview: Charlotte, from Beckoning Light (The Afterglow Trilogy)

As part of her blog tour I can honestly say I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Charlotte, main character of "Beckoning Light".

Top Ten Interview with Charlotte
 Main character of: Beckoning Light

Alaiel: What's your favorite movie?
Charlotte: Big Fish. It’s such a magical story with great characters.

Alaiel: What's your favorite song or who's your favorite singer?
Charlotte: It’s hard to pick just one favorite! Right now I’m really into this band Kiev, but I also love Sia and Regina Spektor.

Alaiel: Favorite place you would love to visit?
Charlotte: I have always wanted to see Greece.

Alaiel: One item you cannot live without
Charlotte: My necklace. I feel strange without my key and crystal pendants and they make me feel closer to Energo and Calvin.

Alaiel: Who would you like to meet (dead or alive?)
Charlotte: Yo-Yo Ma. He’s such an incredible cello player, I would die to play with him one day.

Alaiel: What's your favorite hobby?
Charlotte: Playing the cello and listening to music.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review: Body & Soul

Body & Soul

by Stacey Kade
Series: The Ghost and the Goth #3
Release date: 1st May, 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages: 320 (hardback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily...or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying...

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Book Review: Sweet Evil

Sweet Evil

by Wendy Higgins

Series: The Sweet Trilogy #1
Release date: 1st May, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 464 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

What if there were teens whose lives depended on being bad influences? This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Tenderhearted Southern girl, Anna Whitt, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Book Review: My Soul to Steal

My Soul to Steal

by Rachel Vincent

Series: Soul Screamers #4
Release date: 4th July, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 343 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cover reveal: Asunder

I'm sure most of you know how much I LOVED Incarnate, right? Just in case you haven't read my review of it click HERE and prepare yourself... You will feel this urgent desire of having both books as soon as possible.
I wish Asunder could be release soon. Sooner... Right now, actually.

Anywho, the reason of this post is that the second book finally has a cover! And I think it's gorgeous too so... Ready? This is it!

by Jodi Meadows
Release Date: Jan/Feb 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: Newsoul #2

Official Blurb:

Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

And just so you know Jodi is hosting a very cute contest in her blog right now, click HERE to go and read the answers she gives for a few questions that will give you more insight about Asunder.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Cover reveal: Prodigy

For those who have read Legend, by Marie Lu, I have exciting news: the cover for the next book is already here (althoug looks like they change the release date, sigh...)

The Prodigy
by Marie Lu
Release Date: 29th January, 2013
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Series: Legend #2

Official Blurb:

Military-trained whiz kid June and Robin Hood-esque Day met in the first book, and now are off from Los Angeles to Sin City in Prodigy (G.P. Putnam's Sons), out in bookstores Jan. 29.

The Elector Primo of the Republic has died, with his son assuming power over what's left of the USA's West Coast as it teeters on full-blown chaos. June and Day join up with Patriot rebels so they can rescue Day's brother and head east for the Colonies. In order to help, though, the rebels want June and Day to kill the new Elector, who may be a step up from his dad.

Legend, the first book in the series is still in my bookshelf, waiting for an opportunity to jump into my hands and get a space in my heart. But so far that moment seems to be far away, sigh... Seriously people, I need to read more again!

Anyway, opinions about Legend? Did you like it? Hate it? None?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cover reveals!

So, you are gonna have to forgive me if you have already seen these covers but since I've been away for a while I want to update as much as I can :]

With that in mind let me introduce you to the beautiful, stunning and amazing covers I've found in the blogosphere! Oh, and BTW, as always the title leads to the Goodreads's page of the book and the author's name to their site ^^

The Iron Legends
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: 28th August, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin
Series: The Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5, 4.5

Official Blurb:

Summer, Winter, Iron.
Together at last.

Dangerous faeries. Heartbreaking romance. Thrilling action and limitless adventure. The world of the fey has never been so powerful. This collection includes three novellas set in the world of The Iron Fey plus the expanded Guide to the Nevernever and exclusive information about Julie Kagawa's unforgettable world of Faery.

Winter's Passage

Meghan Chase used to be an ordinary girl...until she discovered that she is really a faery princess. After escaping from the clutches of the deadly Iron fey, Meghan must follow through on her promise to return to the equally dangerous Winter Court with her forbidden love, Prince Ash. But first, Meghan has one request: that they visit Puck--Meghan's best friend and servant of her father, King Oberon--who was gravely injured defending Meghan from the Iron Fey.

Yet Meghan and Ash's detour does not go unnoticed. They have caught the attention of an ancient, powerful hunter--a foe that even Ash may not be able to defeat....

Summer's Crossing

A Midsummer's Nightmare? Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

Iron's Prophecy

No blurb yet.

The Lost Prince
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: 23rd October, 2012
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Series: The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1

Official Blurb:

Set several years after the events of the first, this trilogy will star an older Ethan Chase, Meghan's brother.

by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Release Date: 4th March, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: The Iron Fey: Chronicles of Nick #4

Official Blurb:

The heat is on, and a new threat to humanity has risen…

Nick has his driver’s license and he’s not afraid to use it. But turning sixteen isn’t what he thought it would be. While other boys his age are worried about prom dates and applying for college, Nick is neck deep in enemies out to stop him from living another day. No longer sure if he can trust anyone, his only ally seems to be the one person he’s been told will ultimately kill him.

But life spent serving the undead is anything except ordinary. And those out to get him have summoned an ancient force so powerful even the gods fear it. As Nick learns to command and control the elements, the one he must master in order to combat his latest foe is the one most likely to destroy him. As the old proverb goes, fire knows nothing of mercy, and if Nick is to survive this latest round, he will have to sacrifice a part of himself. However, the best sacrifice is seldom the sanest move. Sometimes it’s the one that leaves your enemies confused, and you even more so.

And sometimes, you have to trust your enemy to save your friends. But what do you do when that enemy is you?

by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: 11th September, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Firelight #3

Official Blurb:

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

Alice in Zombieland
by Gena Showalter
Release Date: 25th September, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1

Official Blurb:

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….

I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish.

by Gregg Olsen
Release Date: 4th September, 2012
Publisher: Splinter
Series: Empty Coffin #2

Official Blurb:

In this action-packed thriller sequel to Envy, foreign exchange student Olivia Grant is stabbed to death after a party--and the prime suspect is her best friend. As twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan get pulled into the aftermath of this Amanda Knox-like crime, they realize nothing is what it seems. Could it be betrayal of the ultimate kind?

Betrayal features real-life crime-solving techniques, heart-stopping suspense, plenty of red herrings, hard-hitting ethical questions, and information about the Amanda Knox case that inspired the novel. As the crime unravels, so does the twins' past…and they must face off against a family member who may unexpectedly have carried out the worst betrayal of all.

Have I missed something interesting in the way? If so, please, I'm begging you, let me know xD I hate to feel that there has been a lot going on these past months and I don't know anything about it, sigh...

So far all of these beauties are in my Wishlist already, now I only have to wait (like that's easy) for the days to pass quickly.

And... I'm back!

Hello beautiful people!

You have no idea how much I've missed you all, seriously. It's been two months since I announced that, due to some family problems, I had to step away from my blog and, in those two months, I barely wrote 4 or 5 posts and some tweets.

But I did try to help promote #TeamDauntless. Though, to be honest, I'm not sure which faction won yet... do you guys have any idea?

Anywho, now that I'm back home (actually I came back a week ago but I needed to attend my husband and doggie) I can promise to write more reviews, participate in more memes and do some catch up.

And let's not forget giveaways, of course. My fingers are twitching with anticipation... But everything has a moment so I'm going to take a deep breath and prepare it well.

In the meanwhile here are some pics you might enjoy from my trip to Lima:

Parque de Las Aguas:


Up in the sky:

A thousand hugs for all of you! :D