Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cover reveal: Requiem


Requiem
by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: 5th March, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





Oh my gosh... The cover for Requiem, the final cover of Delirium by Lauren Oliver is out and it's a real beauty. Very similar to the other two books it keeps the style very clean, doesn't it?

As for me, I like it a lot and can't wait to add it to my collection, read it and treasure it like it deserves... Oh months, pass faster!

Opinions lovelies, tell me :D

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cover reveal: Through the Ever Night


Through the Ever Night
by Veronica Rossi
Release Date: 8th January, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





Another pretty revealed and this time is for the sequel of Under the Never Sky. I haven't started with this series yet but it does sound good and very interesting so hopefully I'll be able to pick it up soon :]

As for this cover... yeah, the guy looks sexy enough to... wait a second... sexy enough?! Am I nuts?! I must be 'cause this guy is sexy as hell! I think I need to change my glasses... Anywho, yes, I want to buy it so I can stare at it all day long... (drooling already).
And to read it, of course ;)

BTW, if you want to look at him better just click on the cover. Pure intentions, of course.

Opinions? You can tell me, I know how to keep secrets, hahaha.

Cover reveal: Uriel


Uriel
by Aaron Patterson
Release Date: Not yet announced

Official Blurb:

Uriel.

All she wanted was to live her own life…

When heroes start to tell lies, even to themselves: Uriel. She’s spent thousands of years fighting against her destiny, fighting against her bereaved father, against El Himself.

“It’s just one letter, but it’s my letter, father…”

Once more, we see how the evil deeds of the past play out in the following generations, and with grave consequences—and startling revelations.

Betrayal, deceit, and murder are unavoidable in Uriel, Book 3 of the Airel saga.


Gorgeous cover!!! This is actually the third book in The Airel Saga and is, I think, the most beautiful one. But don't get me wrong, the other two have nothing to envy as you can see below:


I've been thinking about reading the books and the cover for Uriel finally made me add them to my wishlist! The girl in it exudes so much power and looks so fearless that intrigues me a lot.

This is being one of the most amazing weeks with so many pretty covers that I feel like Christmas, hahaha.

Thanks to Ashley @ The Bookish Brunette for making me part of the cover reveal :D

Cover reveal: 17 & Gone


17 & Gone
by Nova Ren Suma
Release Date: March, 2013

Official Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace.

As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And... is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.


I'm not even going to try to keep up with all the new covers anymore xD But I just HAD to share this one... What can I say? The cover looks fantastic and the blurb is just too good.

I haven't read any book by Nova Ren Suma yet but that's is going to change with this one... I seriously can't wait to read it and I hope it is as good as it sounds. I can already feel the urge rising within me... How much would I love an ARC of this book!

Cover reveal: Rise


Rise
by Andrea Cremer
Release Date: January, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





It's almost impossible to keep track of all the beauties being showed this week but I'm doing my best :D

This time is the turn for Rise, the sequel of Rift, the new series by Andrea Cremer author of Nightshade. This series is actually a prequel so if you are a fan of Nightshade I'm sure you will want to read this one too.
(Actually I have the whole series but I don't have the time to read it yet -although I'm dying to, sigh. Any opinions about it?)

As for the cover it doesn't actually "says" much bout the book or the plot but it's pretty and follows the previous cover's designs.

Another book added to my wishlist. And you beautiful people, are you going to add it too?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cover reveal: The Shadow Society


Shadow Society
by Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: 30th October, 2012

Official Blurb:

Darcy Jones doesn't remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. So she isn't surprised that she doesn't recognize Conn, the new boy at her high school, even though he seems to know her—or at least know something about her.

What does surprise her is how quickly she comes to trust Conn, and that he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn't thought possible. But his interest in her is confusing. It doesn't line up with the way he first looked at her.

As if she was his enemy.

When Conn betrays Darcy and she is arrested, she realizes that she can't rely on anything—not Conn, not herself, and not even the laws of nature. Because this world isn't the only one. Darcy belongs in an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire never happened, and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.

Darcy needs some answers.

And she hates that the person most able to help her get them is Conn.


True to be told I just added this book to my wishlist xD But after reading that synopsis how couldn't I?! It sounds really intriguing and alluring!

And as for the cover, yes, I like it a lot too, hehe.

What about you guys?

Before I Wake Mini-reading challenge... I'm in too!


I'm sure most of you noticed that I wrote reviews for all the Soul Screamers books and novellas, right? No? Well, if you haven't checked them nor the books what are you waiting for?! I still want to kick myself for not reading them before but gladly for me (and a lot more of people) Rachel @ Fiktshun created an AMAZING challenge before the release of Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) but now that challenge is over and it's time to do a mini-challenge now! Woohoo!

Rules:
- SIGN UP by leaving a link to your blog, Facebook page or Goodreads account in the Linky List in Fiktshun's post.
- Create a participation post (optional) and leave your link to that post in Fiktshun's post.
- WRITE A REVIEW for Before I Wake by August 1, 2012 and leave your link in... yes, you are right, Fiktshun's post ;)
- Grab a challenge button. (Not required.)

If you want to participate just click HERE to go to Fiktshun's original post.

Happy reading!

Cover reveal: Iron's Prophecy


Iron's Prophecy
by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: September, 2012

Official Blurb:

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child….
A novella from the bestselling Iron Fey series.


Wow... what is going on today?! Another amazing cover has been revealed and I didn't have a clue about this novella, did any one of you heard of this one before?! 'Cause I'm completely surprised about it...

Anywho, the blurb sounds really interesting and although I'm not a fan of snakes the cover is... different xD

Another opinions? ;) I might need a little help here xD

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cover reveal: The Indigo Spell


The Indigo Spell
by Richelle Mead
Release Date: 12th February, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





And one more cover! This time we have the cover for The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #3). This series has been in my reading pile for a while and I seriously want to read it after reading so many goos things about the first two books but I still need to finish the Vampire Academy series so... yeah, I have to wait a little longer.

Never mind that I will buy this book for sure, just like the others two :D

What are your thought about it?

Cover reveal: Sever


Sever
by Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: 12th February, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





Lately we've been getting so many cover reveals that it's almost impossible to keep track of all of them but we can try, right?
Anyway, here we are again and this time I came to share with you all the cover of Sever, third book in The Chemical Garden series and as far as I know the final one.

This time I can say I like the cover, the green is very lively, the model very pretty and the dress and composition very appealing. But so far I prefer the cover of the first book, Wither.

What about you lovelies, what do you think about it?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Character Interview + Giveaway: Thomas from The White Swan Affair

As part of his blog tour I can honestly say I'm thrilled to introduce you all to Thomas, male main character of "The White Swan Affair".





Interview with Thomas
 Main character of: The White Swan Affair

Alaiel: Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog, Thomas! It’s a pleasure to have you here.
Thomas: Thank you, Miss Alaiel. I am delighted to visit with you today.

Alaiel: As an adventurer in love with the sea, what caused you to own property in any city and why London?
Thomas: While I would always rather be on the deck of my ship or exploring a far off port, London is the greatest city in the world. My partner, Edward Hannay and I decided to locate our warehouses here because it allowed us the greatest scope. We have always wanted to make a success of our company and without false modesty, I believe I may say that we have done so admirably.

And I don’t dislike London as much as I dislike the restrictions I face on dry land. Society’s constraints don’t sit well with me. I’ve never been one for doing the pretty. Too blunt. Too fond of speaking the truth. (laughs) It makes me a far from ideal dinner guest, I’m afraid.

Alaiel: How long had Robert Aspinall and his sister been your lodgers before you first took notice of Hester?
Thomas: I noticed Hester the very first day we met. It is not very gentlemanly of me to admit it, of course, but even dressed in mourning, she caught my eye. She is a very beautiful woman. Of course, I often went months at a time without the privelege of meeting with her. My business often sees me abroad but whenever I was in High Holborne, I hoped to see her. Perhaps that explains my sudden fondness for that corner of the metr├│polis?

Alaiel: What was it about Hester that drew you to her?
Thomas: There are many things I love about her. I was first drawn to her by her gentle manners.

Alaiel: Do you have any qualms about engaging romantically with any woman, given that you aren’t the sort of man to settle down in the traditional sense?
Thomas: Of course I had qualms. No right thinking woman wants a man like me for a husband. Never in the same country from one month to the next, always setting out on another sea voyage. That was enough to prevent me from seriously considering matrimony for years. But sharing my life with Hester, I have come to realize that I am not settling. Adventure will still be mine, only now I will share it with the woman I love.

Alaiel: What were your first thoughts when you found out about the trouble Hester’s brother Robert had gotten into?
Thomas: I sympathized with Robert’s plight. I know there are many who condemn sodomites. Who think them unnatural or perverse but if there is one thing I have learned in my travels, there are few absolutes in this world and that despite what my uncle the bishop may claim, an observant Mohamadan has as strong, or stronger a claim, to virtue than most Englishmen. We all have secret desires, things about ourselves that others would decry. My own behaviour with Hester – the secret longing I held for her for so long – was something I was deeply ashamed of. Who am I to say then that my sin is less, merely for the fact that I love a woman and not a man?

Every one who is accused of a crime ought to have a proper and well-argued defense at a trial that lasts longer than eight minutes. I know that our system of justice is lauded as superior to that of the Continent but when I see children of seven and eight, being tried for capital crimes or people transported for seven years for stealing a used shift worth 4 shillings, I have my doubts.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cover reveal: Destroy Me


Destroy Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: 2nd October, 2012

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





Oh my gosh I love it! Especially that line, it sounds so much like Warner that it creeps me out while lures me to love him even more... Clearly he is probably the worst bad boy I've ever like so much.

Quoting Tahereh Destroy Me picks up where he drops off in SHATTER ME & leads right into the sequel.

So there you have it. As always the composition, colors and design is perfect, I can't wait to read it... Come on months, I need you to pass faster!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: Flirting in Italian



Flirting in Italian

by Lauren Henderson
Series: Flirting in Italian #1
Release date: 12th June, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 336 (eARC thanks to NetGalley in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

Four girls. One magical, and possibly dangerous Italian summer. Family mysteries, ancient castles, long hot nights of dancing under the stars . . . and, of course, plenty of gorgeous Italian boys!

Feature & Follow Friday (28)

Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme created by Parajunkee and co-hosted by Alison Can Read where bloggers hop around meeting and following other bloggers.


To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
- Follow Parajunkee.comAlison Can Read&(our hosts).
- Follow our Featured Bloggers - Roxanne @ Books and Blossoms &Head Stuck in a Book.
- Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.



Q: If you could “unread” a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over
and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

Honestly? There is one book I will always regret reading because of the plot and the ending... The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud by Julia Navarro.
And if you happen to run upon this post, dear author, I'm really sorry. But I did finish it... although I was in a very bad mood after doing so, sigh...

Anyway, HELLO & WELCOME to all my new followers and NICE TO SEE YOU BACK to all the old ones, remember that I'm celebrating my First Blogoversary + Awesome Giveaway and that as part of the blog tour we have 12 ebooks and one AMAZING jar thanks to Cicada's author, Belle Whittington.

If you begin following me through my FB Page or Twitter remember to let me know so I can follow you back ;)

Happy weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tour Book Review: Cicada + Giveaway





Cicada

by Belle Whittington
Series: Cicada #1
Release date: 13th September, 2011
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 220 (ebook for the blog tour)

Summary from Goodreads:

Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun... until the summer they happened upon something that was not human.

As they band together in a fight for their lives, Blair's true love becomes something more than human. Something unnatural. And their survival depends entirely upon their ability to keep a secret.

Cover reveal: Unravel Me


Unravel Me
by Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: 5th February, 2013

Official Blurb:

No blurb yet.





And we have the cover!!! Do you like it? Because I sure do but... I think I still prefer the cover of the hardback edition with the girl and glass breaking behind her, you know? It had a feeling of power that I loved a lot.
I understand that they have done this one to match the new paperback cover for Shatter Me but still, I feel like I'm being watched xD

Anyway, I do like it and I think it's clever and different. The colors sure are pretty and the design and concept is beautiful to say the least.
Another great addition to all the beautiful covers out there :D I can barely wait to read it!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Manga Review: Gals!



Gals

by Mihona Fujii
Release date: 1st April, 2005
Publisher US: CMX Manga
Tomes: 10

Introduction from Goodreads:

One of the top girls in Shibuya, Tokyo, is 16-year-old Kotobuki Ran. Burdened by a family full of police officers who pressure her to follow in their footsteps, Ran has turned to the kogal lifestyle out of rebellion, vowing to stay tanned and bleached until her parents get off her case.

Stubborn, sassy, and sometimes savage, Ran has already made a rep for herself as the "bull in Shibuya's china shop." In fact, the only thing saving rambunctious Ran from a run-in with the law is her big brother, Officer Kotobuki Yamato, luckily stationed in Shibuya where he can keep a watchful eye on his sister.

But despite herself, Ran has inherited some of her family's sense of justice and civic duty. She gives romantic counsel to a reformed kogal, Miyu, who is smitten with the more mature Officer Yamato. Ran also tries to save fellow classmates from the perils of teenage prostitution, shoplifting and other dangers faced by Gals.

Cover reveal: Everbound


Everbound
by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: 22nd January, 2013

Official Blurb:

Two months ago, the Tunnels of the underworld came for Nikki Beckett. That night, Nikki's boyfriend, Jack, made the ultimate sacrifice.

All Nikki wants is to save Jack before it's too late. All Cole wants is to find his queen - and he thinks Nikki is the one.
Both determined, both desperate, Nikki and Cole form a tense alliance, leading them on a dangerous journey to the heart of the Everneath.


Oh my freaking goodness... Have you seen that cover?! Have you seen it?! Because I stared at it for at least 10min, I'm telling you.

Lovely. Perfect. Brilliant. Amazing. Superb. Out-of-this-world.

Yeah, you get it, I know... But honest to god people, I can't believe they came up with a cover as pretty as Everneath. I mean, this cover is so beautiful I'm about to cry. Really, I love her dress and how the fog that merges with it, her hair floating and the font of the title.

Sigh... this pretty needs to be in my shelf soon!!!

Waiting on Wednesday (12)


- "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 goes to Laini's Taylor series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Specially to her second book, Days of Blood and Starlight that, to be honest, I would love to read right now.
And yes, I love the US cover :3


Days of Blood and Starlight
by Laini Taylor
Release Date: 6th November, 2012
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.


Months can't pass fast enough, I'm telling you :]

Oh, and don't forget to enter in my Blogoversary!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Book Review: Volition



Volition

by Shawn Kirsten Maravel
Series: Volition #1
Release date: 28th June, 2011
Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 348 (ebook thanks to the author in exchange of an honest review)

Summary from Goodreads:

Charlotte Rush would be the first to admit that her life is no rollercoaster ride. Her days are laced with ordinary and at times boring monotony. But with a heart that finds itself frequently broken she's happy to say that she's content.

When her friends convince her to spend the night out at a club to let loose and maybe even find a guy, she finally admits that her life might be missing something.

No sooner does she let go of her inhibitions does she find herself waking up in a dark hotel room in the presence of Joel, a man who carries mystery in his eyes and familiarity in his smile. Against reason Charlotte decides to trust him based solely on one thing. Somehow, she is sure that she knows him.

In a race against time to find answers and to solve the crime committed against her Charlotte finds herself falling for him. However, with nothing but mystery surrounding him she can't even be sure that he's the hero at all. While knowing all of the right things to say he still manages to tell her nothing. As a battle is waged over the innocence of her cryptic stranger, Charlotte discovers that much greater danger awaits her. And the mysteries behind who and what Joel is will lead Charlotte to discover that heaven and earth are not so far apart.

Cover reveal: All the Broken Pieces


All the Broken Pieces
by Cindi Madsen
Release Date: 11th December, 2012
Places to find Cindi: Facebook | Blog | Twitter

Official Blurb:

What if your life wasn't your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?


And here is a little something to help you understand and like the book a little already:
All the Broken Pieces (premise)

Honestly I don't love the cover but I think it suits the premise of the book really well and it makes sense. And that's a huge point when you think about all those beautiful covers that have nothing to do with the book ^^U

And the plot sounds very intriguing and very interesting so yeah, I'm adding this one to my wishlist, hehe. I'm glad I got to participate in the cover reveal :]

Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Review: Obsidian



Obsidian

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Release date: 6th December, 2011
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 335 (paperback copy bought by me)

Summary from Goodreads:

Starting over sucks.
When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.
The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.
If I don't kill him first, that is.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Book Review: Dark Kiss



Dark Kiss

by Michelle Rowen
Series: Nightwatchers #1
Release date: 29th May, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 348 (eARC thanks to NetGalley)

Summary from Goodreads:

I don't do dangerous. Smart, ├╝ber-careful, ordinary Samantha-that's me. But I just couldn't pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It's like part of me is missing-and I don't know if I can get it back.

Then there's Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he's keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he's what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cover reveal: Soul Screamers Vol.2


Soul Screamers Vol.2
by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: December, 2012
Series: Soul Screamers #3-3.5-4

Official Blurb:

My Soul to Keep
Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them.Until something does.Demon breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked.And so is someone else…

Reaper
Tod Hudson was a typical teenager. He liked girls, sports, food and tolerated his younger brother, Nash. In fact, he had his whole life in front of him--and due to his bean sidhe heritage, it was going to be a very long life indeed. And then the car accident occurred.

Suddenly Tod's future wasn't so sure, and he had to make a choice. Life... Death... or something Between....

My Soul to Steal
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.

I can't believe that Harlequin actually created a cover more gorgeous than the first Soul Screamers Vol.1 cover... but they did!

I love everything about it, her dress, the contrast with the white background, her hair and her lips are amazing (yes, I pay attention to those details too xD).

Gorgeous, enticing, beautiful and flawless. This beauty is going to be in my collection too!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cover reveal: Tiger's Destiny


Tiger's Destiny
by Colleen Houck
Release Date: 4th September, 2012
Series: The Tiger Saga #4

Official Blurb:

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Adaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume of the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tiger's' true destiny once and for all.


One of those series that I want to read really badly but don't have the actual time to do so... Still, I'm going to buy this one just like the other three and put it in my shelf so I can pick it up as soon as I can.

The phoenix looks superb and the fact tjat they keep all the covers very similar and very hindi makes me so freaking happy :D

Tell me guys, do you like it?

Cover reveal: Mind Games


Mind Games
by Kiersten White
Release Date: 19th February, 2013
Series: Mind Games #1

Official Blurb:

In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.


Kiersten White new series finally has a cover and it looks pretty amazing, don't you think?
I love it all, the vibrant colors, her make up and the foggy pictures create a very enticing composition.

Yep, this book already won a spot in my collection. What can I say, I fall for pretty covers very easily^^U (#coverwhore, I know...)

And in case you want to check the whole jacket click in the image to enlarge it :D



So, what do you think about it?

Book Review: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar



The Girl in the Clockwork Collar

by Kady Cross
Series: Steampunk Chronicles #2
Release date: 22nd May, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 416 (e-book ARC thanks to NetGalley)

Summary from Goodreads:

In New York City, 1897, life has never been more thrilling - or dangerous.

Sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne and her "straynge band of mysfits" have journeyed from London to America to rescue their friend Jasper, hauled off by bounty hunters. But Jasper is in the clutches of a devious former friend demanding a trade-the dangerous device Jasper stole from him...for the life of the girl Jasper loves.

One false move from Jasper and the strange clockwork collar around Mei's neck tightens. And tightens.

Waiting on Wednesday (11)


- "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 I'm DYING to read. You know that feeling when a book leaves you with that strong desire to read the sequel?! Well, Obsidian left my heart aching for more... and Onyx is the medicine I need to survive. (#dramaqueen, right?)


Onyx
by Jennifer R. Armentrout
Release Date: 14th August, 2012
Series: Lux #2

Official Blurb:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.

Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…

The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.


So yeah, as I said, I'm dying. Is anyone else suffering as I am? Because, you know, is good to know I'm not alone xD

Oh, and don't forget to enter in my Blogoversary!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday (27) - Special Edition!



Some Fridays I participate in the Feature & Follow Hop @ Parajunkee's (whom is hoating this special edition).
And why the special edition, you may ask. Well, th answer is quite simple: this is the 100th time Parajunkee is doing the Feature & Follow Hop! And this one comes with a surprise ;)

In order to participate in the special edition every feature has to "host" another blog. And add a giveaway :]

So, the blog I'm choosing today is... Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic



Since I'm doing this as a surprise (because, you know, Erin comments in a lot of my posts and that makes me smile a lot^^) this is going to be short (but full of info).

Cover reveal: Foretold


Foretold
by Jana Oliver
Release Date: 2nd August, 2012
Series: The Demon Trappers #4

Official Blurb:

Stand by as Riley prepares to kick some serious demon butt for the last time in this thrilling, dramatic and sexy conclusion to The Demon Trappers series.

Riley’s always known that Beck had a chequered history, but she’s not prepared for what it actually means to be in love with a guy with this many dark secrets. Now that he’s finally admitted to himself that he’s in love with her too, there’s no more hiding the truth about his past. And as it turns out, fending off a demon apocalypse is nothing compared to what’s to come...

The UK cover has been out for a while already but since I buy the US editions and especially since the cover is absolutely wicked and I'm in love with it I had to share it with you all.

But I have to be honest, I haven't read the series yet ^^U I have the books already with me and every day they look at me with these puppy eyes that make my heart melt (drama queen, I know) but there are so many books that I'm seriously considering to write down a complain so we can get longer days...

Anywho, tell me your thoughts about this wonderful cover :]

My Blog's 1 year Blogoversary!!!

Can you believe it? Because I sure can't. Honestly. For the last two months I've been thinking, non-stop: "You have to remember to check the date of your first post, it's important. Do NOT forget it". And then I did... every single day. Go figure ¬¬



But then again, that's just like me xD So, my "real" blogoversary was the 4th of June which means it was three days ago. And that means that my little mouse can say something like this...



And, from the bottom of our hearts we have to thank YOU for being there, for your comments, your tweets, your thoughts and your prayers whenever I asked for them.

When I began I wasn't sure what was going to happen, maybe my blog would last 3 months, maybe 7 months or maybe I would give up pretty quickly. You see, the blogosphere was (and sometimes it still is) completely new to me. One day, thanks to a dear friend, I found wonderful blogs full of pictures, full of energy, full of amazing reviews written with amazing words... and then I got to "meet" some of you through Twitter and it was AWESOME.

After a few months I thought "I want to be an active part of this... I want to be a small part of something so big, so cool and wicked". Which is when I began to create my blog, thinking about a name for it, a picture, a way to offer my reviews in a neat and different way. That's how my "Review/Library" tap saw the light. From there you can scroll and see the covers of all the books I've reviewed.

Still, I had to learn a lot of things, like how to write in HTML, how to use GIMP to edit pictures and create different things, how to improve my English in order to write better reviews, how to use Twitter... you know, that sweet frenemy we all have (at least I do xD) and I still need to learn more about it, sigh. And then how to market my blog using all the tools out there which, let me tell you, wasn't easy.

But I managed to do it and is not looking bad ;)

- GFC: 1499.
- Linky Followers: 147.
- Twitter Followers: 1191
- E-mail and RSS: 1462
- FB Page (fairly new): 40
- Friends around the blogosphere: All of you.



It might sound cliche but sometimes I feel like Cinderella (minus the whole horrible stepmother and ugly sisters, thank goodness!), you know?



I never though I would find a HUGE community of book lovers and somehow always assumed that my love for books was seeing as weird for everybody else around me (except for you, Nathiel) but still, the majority of my friends never picked a book up if not for school... and then there was me, using all my money to buy more books and more mangas.

If I had to express my feelings towards books I think this pic could say it all:



When I think of books I think of dreams, of adventures, of magic, of fantasy, of love, of hate, of nightmares, of hope and despair, loyalty and war, knight in white armor and assassins hiding in the shadows, of friends and foes.
And my imagination keeps flying, always going higher and higher.

But without you we wouldn't be here. And lucky you we like to share the happiness whenever we can :] Because, you know, we are cool like that.

So here is what I have for you, amazing reader, wonderful commenter, dear friend:

Two (2) winners will get the chance to get each $50 in books from The Book Depository! And if by the end of the giveaway I can I'll add one more winner :D

All you have to do, as always, is fill the rafflecopter form and that's it. And if have read the whole post without skipping to the giveaway a HUGE hug for you ;)




Have fun and may the odds be in your favor!
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cover reveal: Shadows in the Silence


Shadows in the Silence
by Courtney Allison Moulton
Release Date: January, 2013
Series: Angelfire #3

Official Blurb:

There's no official blurb yet.




Sadly there's no blurb yet but at least we have the cover, right? Since I haven't read this series yet -but it's waiting for me alongside all the other wonderful books I HAVE to read soon- I'm kind of glad there's no blurb, hehe.

But there's one thing I can say: I love it! I love all the covers of the Angelfire series, specially the second book Wings of the Wicked, and this one sure has won a spot in my heart.

Sneak Peek: The Lost Prince


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

Official Blurb:

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he's dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myths and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase. And I may not live to see my eighteenth birthday.


And finally we have a blurb!!! Oh my, I've been dying to know what this series would be about and although there's not to much information it does sound like a very interesting spin-off of The Iron Fey.

I know the cover has been out for quite a while but just allow me to say, again, how much I LOVE it. The model, which I assume is Ethan, besides being very handsome is also very alluring, the background with the dark forest is enticing and as always the design, the shadows and the font make a marvelous job.

Can't wait to buy it and read it ASAP!