subota, 30. lipnja 2012.

Cover love (2)







Yous hould head over to Bookish for a contemporary novels giveaway plus some ladies from the industry are sharing their favorite contemporary novels :)

petak, 29. lipnja 2012.

Before I wake ( Soul screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent

Summary:

I died on a Thursday-killed by a monster intent on stealing my soul. The good news? He didn't get it. The bad news? Turns out not even death will get you out of high school...  Covering up her own murder was one thing, but faking life is much harder than Kaylee Cavanaugh expected. After weeks spent "recovering," she's back in school, fighting to stay visible to the human world, struggling to fit in with her friends and planning time alone with her new reaper boyfriend. But to earn her keep in the human world, Kaylee must reclaim stolen souls, and when her first assignment brings her face-to-face with an old foe, she knows the game has changed. Her immortal status won't keep her safe. And this time Kaylee isn't just gambling with her own life..


My review:


WOW! I didn´t think it was possible anymore, but Rachel Vincent gets better with every book and she started with great but now, it´s perfect. She always surprises me and amazes me. "Before I wake" is the best one in the series and I think that the finale, "With all my soul", will be even more fantastic. The storyline is perfect. I was bitting my nails through the whole book and the ending left me speachless. Kaylee grows into herself more, eventhough she doubts herself and hasn´t quite yet grasped the consequences of being undead, she is still the wonderful character we all love. Her relationship with Tod grows stronger and their love story just makes me warm. All of their conversations melted me into a puddle on the floor, especially everything that comes out of Tod´s mouth. Now, maybe I never truly liked Nash as Kaylee´s boyfriend, I still hurt for him. I understand how he feels and I sincerely hope that he would finally let go of Kaylee and fully embrace his love for Sabine who is still the same sarcastic and great self.  I cried during the book and everyone who loves the series will too. It is breathtaking, sad and filled with love, regret and blood. Lots of blood. And death. I savored every page and I never want this series to end because every character has become like family to me.




četvrtak, 28. lipnja 2012.

Quote of the week (2)


“You're not lost, Kaylee. You can't ever be lost, because I'll always know where you are. And if I'm not there with you, I'm on my way, and nothing standing between us ill be standing for very long.” 
― Rachel VincentBefore I Wake




srijeda, 27. lipnja 2012.

Cover love


Some new covers released this week.






They are gorgeous, aren´t they?


In my mailbox (1)





In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren . This is my first one :)






Lissa Price - Starters ( Hardback) + LED necklace + badge + bookmark
Melissa Walker - Unbreak my heart (paperback)
L.A. Weatherly - Angel (paperback)



Liebster Blog Award


Between fantasy and reality has actually been awarded two liebster awards one from Glass and Tanja form Ja čitam, a ti? and one from Tifanny at http://caughtinasnyderwebb.blogspot.com . So I want to thank you very much :) Liebster Award is an award that  is given ti blog that have under 200 followers.


Here are the rules:
  1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves
  2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you've tagged.
  3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
  4. Tell them you've tagged them.
  5. Remember, no tag backs.
Since I got tagged two times, I will answer all 22 the questions if they don´t repeat. So here goes.


11 facts about me:


1.I´m addicted to 3 things. Reading, ciggaretes and coffee.
2.I am a very shy person. I blank out the minute a person I don´t know tries to talk to me.
3.I can´t spend the day without at least a little music
4.My favorite music genres are rock, metal and industrial
5.I have a dog, chow-chow, whose name is Frodo and I love him very much
6.Sometimes, when I go out with my friends, I drink too much
7.I don´t have my internet modem. I steal it from my younger brother
8.I live in a one bedroom apartment alone, my parents are on the third floor of the building and i´m in the basement.
9.When I went to high school and would get bad grades, my mother would punish me by banning me from the library
10.I love to wear rings. I usually have at least 2 on each hand.




Quick Questions from Ja čitam, a ti?


1. Where do you live?
Rijeka, Croatia
2. Do you remember your favourite book from childhood? 
Yes, it was the book Debela by a croatian writer Silvija Šesto
3. Do you have your "book boyfriends"?
Ah, to many to count. But Trent Kalamack and Hunter Niall come to mind 
4. Twitter, Facebook or something else? 
I became addicted to Twitter
5. Do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks (hardbacks)? 
Paperbacks although I mostly read ebooks
6. What's your ideal job?
English teacher or a journalist but unfortunately that ship has saled
7. Where would you like to go on the vacation this summer?
I want to stay home. I have the sea near me and that is all I need.
8. How many books do you read each year? 
200 in average
9. Fantasy or relistic ficton?
Both altghough I lean more toward fantasy
10. Do you have any hobby?
Reading,Writing poems
11. Any life-changing moments?
Knee operation


Quick Questions from Books-Marks the Spot:


How long have you been blogging?
 A little more than a week alhough I had a blog a few years back, but I deleted it.


Why did you want to start blogging?
I wanted to share with other people wonderful books that I read and maybe one of my reviews will make them read a book.


What is your favorite movie?
Queen of the damned


What are your hopes from your blog?
I dont know really. It is just to new to expect anythin but I hope I will meet a lot of new people who share the same passion for books.


What are you afraid of?
Dark and clowns


How did you come up with the name of your blog?
You could say it is my state of being. I always read and I´m always deep into the fantasies that I read about but in the same time I live in reality.


If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to fly.


Who is you favorite book crush?
Daemon Black


Do you review every book you read?
Almost, depends on my mood


How many books do you plan to read this year?
I set my goal on 200 but I only need 20 or so books to reach it so I dont know.


Questions for the tagged:
1. What was the first book you ever read?
2.How many books a month do you read?
3. What is your favorite song?
4.What is your favorite book made into a movie?
5. Which book do you most look forward to in 2013?
6.What is your favorite band?
7.What is your favorite movie?=
8. SciFi or Fantasy?
9.YA or Adult?
10.Who is your favorite author?
11.Who is your favorite book vampire?


Bloggers I´m tagging:


The curiosity key
The hundred book project.
The art of infiltration
Bookville
Books are my life
My home away from home
Gothic angel book reviews
Mera´s ya booklist
Night sky reviews
My not so vacant shelf
Bookshelvers anonymous









utorak, 26. lipnja 2012.

My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick


Summary:

A gorgeous debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another

“One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time.”

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy, affectionate. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen-year-old Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything. As the two fall fiercely in love, Jase's family makes Samantha one of their own. Then in an instant, the bottom drops out of her world and she is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?

A dreamy summer read, full of characters who stay with you long after the story is over.



My review:


I liked it. Simple as that. Very good summer read, with lovable characters and an interesting story. I really loved the Garetts. They are a wonderful family but George is my favorite, because he is just so cute (the exception would be Jase of course). And I laughed every time Patsy showed up in the book saying boob or poop. She was hilarious. "My life next door" is a good book, great for a relaxing afternoon. I am very interested to see what will Fitzpatrick come up with next.




My top ten favorite series


10. The Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout - great idea, books filled with action, emotion and forbidden love. And Aiden. And Seth. *swoon* The third book in the series, Deity, comes out in November. Cant wait.
9. The Lux series  by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Although only one book came out so far + the prequel Shadows, I was captivated from the start by the unique story. And with Daemon of course. 2nd book, Onyx, comes out in August.Mmmmm,I need a new dose.
8. Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones - Funny, very interesting, with a lot of great characters, especially the heroine.Everyone seem to be rooting for Reyes but me, I would love to se Garett and Charley together. And I adore Cookie.She cracks me up. Fourth grave beneath my feet, 4th book, comes out in October.
7. Night huntress series by Jeaniene Frost - Action packed series with the two of my favorite characters, Cat and Bones. I think anyone who reads this series will fell in love with him and admire Cat. The 7th book will be called Up from the grave.
6. Fever series by Karen Marie Moning - Barrons. Enough said.
5. Soul screamers by Rachel Vincent - Refreshing story, wonderful characters, lots of action and romance. The 6th book in the series Before I wake, came out today, and 7th book in the series, the final one, will be called With all my soul.
4. Morganville vampires by Rachel Caine - Amazing writing, amazing characters. Simply amazing. Bitter moon, 13th book in the series, comes out in november.
3. Chicagoland vampires by Chloe Neill - I found myself pulled into this series with the first book. Merit is such a strong and wonderful person and she is one of my favorite female characters. I love Ethan also, he is yummy. Bitting cold, which is the 6th book in the series,  comes out in August.
2. The Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare - wonderful series from one of my favorite authors. It is one of the most beautifully written series out there. It is simply perfect. Unfortunately, for the 6th and last book in the series, City of heavenly fire, we will have to wait for 2014.
1. The Hollows by Kim Harrison - Rachel Morgan. Jenks. Trent Kalamack. Al.. Kisten. Kim Harrison. Those are the reasons this series is my favorite. I seriously recommend it to everyone. You won´t regret it. 11th book, Ever - after, comes out in January 2013. I will die until then.




ponedjeljak, 25. lipnja 2012.

Soul screamers series by Rachel Vincent + Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge




My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1)


Summary:

 She doesn't see dead people. She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.

Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next.



My review: 


This book is fantastic! I always loved Rachels writing but with this book, which is an amazing start of the series, she simply ensnared me. I love Kaylee, she is a great character. She isnt perfect and that is why I love her. Nash is ok, I remember whe I first read the book that I didint see him with Kaylee forever. This book is action packed, funny and full of wonderful character that will pull you into the story and make you sweat to see what adventure would the stumble upon next.




My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers, #2)
 

Summary: 


When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn’t wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can’t cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad’s ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend’s loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can’t possibly understand.
Kaylee can’t let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk...



My review:


Amazing series! I loved the characters developement, especially I loved more of Tod in this book. Kaylee grows as a person and we see how strong she really is. The main story, trying to save Addy and her sister, is interesting and leaves you nervous til the end.Although I love the main character in this series, Nash is just not "it" for me.




My Soul to Keep (Soul Screamers, #3)
 
Summary:

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 reallycan 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…
My review:

When you strat re_reading one of your favorite series, you see why you loved them to begin with. Third book in the Soul screamers series is an amazing and emotional read, at least for me. So much is happening in this book, and some of that stuff left my jaw on the floor. I was disappointed in some of the characters and by some I was pleasantly surprised. I must say though that Kaylee is truly a great literary heroine.




My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers #4)


Summary:

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.

My review:

In the fourth part of the SS series we are introduced to a new Character- Nashs ex Sabine. I must say- I loved her. She is funny and determined and really loves Nash.Although I was never his biggest fan,I must say that I think he would be really happy with Sabine, and deep down he knows it. So much was going on in this book and it was pretty nervwrecking.Kaylee has some heavy decisions to make.









Summary:

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.
Anything.

My review:

It blew me away. So much stuff happening, so many emotions. It is just great. Something I have been waiting to happen from the beggining of the series finally happened and I couldn have been happier. The end was wonderful, I was crying so hard I couldnt see straight. I just hope Nash comes around. Cant wait to read BIW to see what will happen next and how all the characters will deal with the aftermath of If I die.






Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge



After hosting the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge, Rachel Fiktshun decided to host the Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge!

The Before I Wake Mini-Reading Challenge starts on June 26th, 2012 and ends on August 1st, 2012.
The goal is to read & review Rachel Vincent's Before I Wake, the 6th book in the Soul Screamers series. 
I am so excited to participate in this after I already participated in the SS reading challenge. For more information and for the signup check this .




subota, 23. lipnja 2012.

A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger


Book summary:

Whitley Johnson's dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She's just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée's son? Whitley's one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin' great.

Worse, she totally doesn't fit in with her dad's perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn't even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she's ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn't "do" friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn't her stepbrother...at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger's most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

My review:

I really enjoy Kody´s writing so it was no surprise that I found this book great. It´s a little heavier than "The DUFF" and "Shot out" and with that a little more interesting. It brings the issue of underage drinking to the surface. From the beggining of the book I fell into the story and could sympathize with Whitley although I don´t approve of that kind of partying. But, she sucks you right in. I also really liked Nathaniel and Harrison, who are very opposite characters but in a way, very much alike. I definetly loved the novel and I recommend it to every Kody´s fan out there. Even though I loved her first two books, this one is, without a doubt, my favorite.