Saturday, June 23, 2012

50 Followers Giveaway WINNERS!

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Stacking the Shelves #5

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

For Review:
Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings (Thanks to Angry Robot!)
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clare (Thanks  to Angry Robot!)
The White Oak by Kim White (Thanks to Story Machine Studio!)
Book Reviews:
Wilde's Fire by Krystal Wade
Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade

Other Posts:
Cover Reveal: Rise by Anna Carrey
Cover Reveal: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
Cover Reveal: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
Teaser Tuesday 
Waiting on Wednesday
Judge a Book By Its Cover

I'm so excited to read all of them! Don't forget to leave your Stacking the Shelves link. :D

Cover Reveal: Destroy Me

Destroy Me (Shatter Me, #1.5)
Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5)
by Tahereh Mafi
ebook150 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins

Oh, Shatter Me covers. They are really awesome! ^.^

Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Review: Wilde's Army

Wilde's Army
Title: Wilde's Army (Goodreads | Webpage)
Author: Krystal Wade (Website Blog | FB | Twitter)
Series: Darkness Falls #2
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pub. Date: July 4th 2012
Source: Netgalley (thanks to Curiosity Quills Press!)
Rating: 4/5 Noodles

From Goodreads: 
“Hello, Katriona.”

Those two words spark fear in Katriona Wilde and give way to an unlikely partnership with Perth, the man she’s been traded to marry for a favor. Saving her true love and protector Arland, her family, and their soldiers keeps her motivated, but the at-odds duo soon realizes trust is something that comes and goes with each breath of Encardia’s rotting, stagnant air. The moment when concern for her missing sister spirals out of control, all thoughts of trust are pushed aside and she finds herself trapped by the daemon tricks Perth warned her of. 

However, rescuing those she loves is only half the problem. 

Kate still must get to Willow Falls, unite her clashing people, and form an army prepared to fight in order to defeat Darkness. When so many she’s grown fond of die along the journey, her ability to play by the gods’ rules is tested. 

How will she make allies when the world appears stacked against her? And will she still be Katriona Wilde, the girl with fire?
My review of Wilde's Fire (Darkness Falls #1)
This is better than the first book and the characters became stronger. More action and magic and great story. I really enjoyed reading this book. :D

The characters became stronger, especially Kate. She has the confidence now to control her magic, and she became more powerful. I really liked about her is her magic, her magic is so powerful that can kill hundreds of daemons. She didn't give up on protecting her family and her love. I really admire her when they were fighting with hundreds of daemons, and she was heavily wounded, but still she protects all the soldiers and children. I really admire her for doing that thing. But still there were some moments that she annoyed me.

Arland became stronger, but became a little weak also. Weak because he blames himself when something bad happens to Kate. Still, he became stronger character. He was willing to fight anything for Encardia, for children, for his family and especially for his love. He was willing to put a distance between him and Kate just for the safety of Kate. I admire him for doing that thing.

It was sad when Flanna became sad. In the first book, she was the one who put color and fun in the novel, but here she became sad and lonely.I understand her feeling, and it's really hard when someone important to you died. Oh, Brit! I really loved Brit, and I'm really happy that she already knew her prophecy. :D 

Still, the world was really awesome and interesting. I really loved the sprites, they always amaze me. Sprites and daemons were great idea. The different colors of flames that shows how powerful the person is was awesome and that was my favorite part. 

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I'm really happy that the characters became stronger and I had a connection with them. The ending was a super cliffhanger. I can't wait to read the next book, and I want to know what will happen to Kate and Arland and the company. I want to know what will happen to that Dughbal. I'm really excited to read the next book! :D

The cover is really beautiful. I like the army in the background and Kate and Arland in front. Kate and Arland were like instructing and leading the army.
“Times are difficult enough without losing those we love."
- p. 106, Wilde's Army

Cover Reveal: Unravel Me

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) 
by Tahereh Mafi
Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins
Oh! Look at that awesome cover! I really love the colors and the eye is awesome, haha! And the "They want to find me I will find them first" is really interesting. Sadly, the cover of this book doesn't match the cover of my Shatter Me. :|

What can you say about the cover? :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Judge a Book By Its Cover

Cover Look-Alike Edition
Shatter Me German Edition (left) and Carrier of the Mark (right)
The cover of Shatter Me looks very exactly the cover of Carrier of  the Mark. I really lovedboth covers. I liked the blue color and the 'smoky' effect. I don't know what you call that thing at the bottom. XD 

So, what can you say about the cover? :D

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #9

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

Gravity by Melissa West
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC
In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. 

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

 PODs by Michelle Pickett
Expected publication: June 4th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul.

After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. That’s the theory, anyway. But when the PODs are opened, survivors find the surface holds a vicious secret. The virus mutated, infecting those left top-side and creating... monsters.

Eva and David hide from the infected in the abandoned PODs. Together they try to build a life--a new beginning. But the infected follow and are relentless in their attacks. Leaving Eva and David to fight for survival, and pray for a cure.
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Cover Reveal: Rise

Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
Expected publication: April 2013 by HarperCollins

I really need to read Eve. I've heard many good things about that one and I hope I can read it soon! ^^ What can you say about the cover of Rise? :)

                         Eve (Eve, #1)   Once (Eve, #2)
Awesome covers!! :D

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #6

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

Wilde's Army Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade
"Flames grow from my core and spread like wild fire. Arland ignites as well as Perth on my left and Cadman, Flanna, Saidear, Tristan, and so many others who still live and fight with us."

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Review: Wilde's Fire

Wilde's Fire
Title: Wilde's Fire (Goodreads | Webpage)
Author: Krystal Wade (Website | Blog | FB | Twitter)
Series: Darkness Falls #1
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Published date: May 13th 2012
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 3/5 Noodles

From Goodreads: 
“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.”—Katriona Wilde.

Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her.

Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made.

Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?
Oh, portals. When I read the portal thingy in the synopsis, I already expect too much. Unfortunately, this book didn't reach my expectations. I know it's not good to have expectations, but I can't stop myself from expecting too much from this book. I've heard many good things about this one and I really loved reading fantasy novels. I wished the book was better. 

First of all, characters. Kate was half annoying and half awesome. Annoying because it doesn't matter to her if she was sharing a bed with a boy. First impression about that is that Kate is a whore. Lol. It's okay to share a bed with a boy, but when she invited Arland to take a bath together, oh gahd. Awesome because of the magic she possessed. And because she was willing to do anything for Arland and to protect the Encardia. She was really amazing when she had a fight with hundreds of daemons. Hands up for her for protecting her world and Arland.

Arland was a good character. He was willing to do anything to protect his world and his people, like Kate. His strong leadership and his love for his world and peoples was really admirable. I wish all the leaders here in our world is as good as Arland.

Secondary characters were awesome except for Brad. I really loved Flanna, Cadman, Anna, Marcus and Brit. For me, the novel will be boring if they were not here. I think Flanna was my most favorite characters. Ahaha!

The world that the author created was interesting. Sprites and daemons were really great. I liked the idea of Kate and Arland glowing with different colors of fire to show how strong they were. It's one thing that I liked in this novel. The story was wonderful and interesting, but it moved so slow.

Overall, I liked the book. Great story, but not so good characters. Interesting world and ideas. I hated and loved this book at the same time. There were moments that I'm annoyed and moments that I really enjoyed. Fantasy and romance fans, you should check this out.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #4

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
For Free:
Exiled by RaShelle Workman [Amazon | Book Depository]
Anathema by Megg Jensen  [Amazon | Book Depository]
From Netgalley:
Wilde's Army by Krystal Wade
The Loners by Lex Thomas [Amazon | Book Depository]
Book Reviews: 
The Other Life (The Other Life #1) by Susanne Winnacker 
Intangible (Intangible #1) by J. Meyers

Other Posts:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Book Review: Intangible

Title: Intangible (Goodreads)
Author: J. Meyers (Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook)
Series: Intangible #1
Rating: 4/5 Noodles
Source: From author

From Goodreads:
Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

When I read the synopsis of this book, I know that it will be awesome. And after I read the book, it's really awesome. This is my first time to read a book where elves and vampires are in one book. The world that J. Meyers created was really unique and amazing.

Luke and Sera are really awesome characters. Sera is a healer and Luke is a Seer. Luke is an incredible character. He's really determined to protect his sister from dangers. Sera is an incredible character, too. She wants to protect her family, especially her brother. But sometimes Sera is kind of annoying when it comes to Marc. When Luke and Sera were together, no one can beat their connection to each other. Their love for each other. While I'm reading this, I always thought what if I had a twin? Would we get along as Sera and Luke do? It's really sad to be only child. XD

Secondary characters are really awesome, too. Jonas and Fey are the protectors of the twin. She's one of Sera and Luke's closest friend. Fey always protect the twin since they are born. And Jonas is an unexpected ally. I thought that Jonas was the main villain in the story, but he's not. He's willing to do anything just to protect Sera and Luke. I want to have a friend like Fey and Jonas. How I wish I can find someone like them. 

The world, the writing, and the story are really amazing. A world with gifted children, vampires, elves, faeries and goblins is really awesome. What can you ask more? The book is in third person, but I think it will be great if the POV will focus on Sera and Luke or have the POV of Luke and Sera like Across the Universe. Oh, it's just my opinion. XD

Overall, the book is simply awesome. I will certainly reading the next book, especially because I have many questions in my head. And also because the ending left me with a huge cliffhanger. I'm really excited to read the next book. Hey, fantasy fans there you should read this awesome book! :D

*Thank you very much, J. Meyers for providing me a copy of this book. :)*

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Judge a Book By Its Cover

Immortal Essence series by RaShelle Workman
Worlds divided them. Chance brought them together. Only love will save them.

Gahd! Look at those awesome covers of Immortal Essence series. I haven't read Exiled, yet, but I'm planning to. I think you can read Exiled for free (click HERE!). I'm not sure if it's the whole book or just part of it. ^^ So, what can you say about their covers? :)
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Cover Reveal: Mind Games

Mind Games by Kiersten White
Expected publication: February 19th 2013 by HarperTeen
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.

♦ Pre-order Mind Games ♦


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #8

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

Crewel (The Crewel World, #1)
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)
 Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.

Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.

Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
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