petak, 28. prosinca 2012.

Top 10 of 2012: Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2013


Today is the last day of top 10 of 2012 lists and it is about the books we most look forward to in 2013. There are a lot of books I cant Wait to read so it Was really hard to make this list bit I couldnt help myself so at the end of the post There will be a few other mentions that didnt make the list but I am really excited to read. So, here goes:

1. Ever-after by Kim Harrison

2. With all My soul by Rachel Vincent

3. Obsession and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4. Fifth Grave past the light by Darynda Jones

5. Thief by Tarryn Fisher

6. House Rules by Chloe Neill

7. Boundless by Cynthia Hand

8. Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

10. Clockwork princess by Cassandra Clare


There are also Requiem, Twice tempted, Unbreakable, Death,doom and detention, Through the Ever Night, Splintered, Stalked by Death, PODs, Sweet peril and the third book in Angel Creek series by Ada Adams.

Which books are you looking forward to the most?



četvrtak, 27. prosinca 2012.

Top 10 of 2012: Best Book Boyfriends of 2012


I was introduced to plenty of awesome and interesting boyfriend characters this year so it was hard to choose only 10 so there will be a few honorable mentions. But even though it was hard to choose there was never any doubts about who is my number one. So here goes:

1. Daemon Black from The Lux series (Onyx and Opal) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

2. Aiden St. Delphi from Covenant series ( Pure, Deity and Elixir) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

3. Zachary Moore from Shade series (Shine) by Jeri Smith-Ready

4. Tod Hudson from Soul screamers series (Before I wake) by Rachel Vincent

5. Jace Wayland from The Mortal instruments series (City of lost souls) by Cassandra Clare

6. Four from Divergent series (Insurgent) by Veronica Roth

7. Reyes Farrow from Charley Davidson series ( Third grave dead ahead & Fourth grave beneath        my    feet) from Darynda Jones

8. Terrible from  Downside ghosts series (Chasing magic) by Stacia Kane

9.Ethan Sullivan from Chicagoland vampires ( Biting cold) by Chloe Neill

10. Reyn from Immortal beloved series (Eternally yours) by Cate Tiernan

There are also Perry from Under the never sky, Simon from Wallbanger, Gabriel from Nice girls dont bite their neighbours, Shane from Morganville vampires Sebastian from Angel Creek series...





srijeda, 26. prosinca 2012.

Blog Tour: Touch of Death (Touch of Death #1) by Kelly Hashway




Title: Touch of Death
Author: Kelly Hashway
Publication Date: January 2013
Suggested age range: 13 & up
BISAC Category: Juvenile Fiction (Fantasy and Magic)
Price: 9.95
Pages: 240
ISBN:978-1937053307

Jodi is deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased…
Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus.

My review:



I am seriously in love with this book. It has everything I need to find a book great. Interesting storyline, amazing characters, it is unpredictable and unique, full of fascinating mythology, with amazing writing and a believeable and heartwarmig romance. It also has a lot of blood, tears, pain and betrayal and death so it is frustrating until the end but I think that this book is a great start to what I am sure will be a wonderful series. I must compliment Hashway on the world she has built and also on the creativity with which she writes and the way she made this book amazing with her vision. I love all that I have learned in this book about Medusa and I hope to learn even more in the future books about mythology because that is one of the many reasons this book is now one of my top favorites of the year. I anxiously wait for the sequel, Stalked by death, that comes out in the summer of 2013.

Top 10 of 2012: Best debuts of 2012


This year was rich with great debuts so it was pretty hard to choose. It was easy to choose my number one debut of 2012 but the rest are in no particular order.

1. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo

Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

Touching the surface by Kimberly Sabatini

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Venom by Fiona Paul

 ReVamped by Ada Adams

Starters by Lissa Price

Sweet evil by Wendy Higgins

Under the never sky by Veronica Rossi

What are your favorite debuts of 2012? Does your list include any book from mine? Leave a comment.

utorak, 25. prosinca 2012.

Top 10 of 2012: Top 10 Book Covers of 2012

 
It is day 2 of the week of top 10s of 2012 and it is Christmas so first I wish you all a merry Christmas :D I usually dont pay much attention to book covers but there are always those that manage to ensnare me. These are my top 10 of 2012 book covers in no particular order.
 
Destroy me + Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi (these are a new set of covers revealed in 2012)
 
 
 
ReVamped by Ada Adams
 






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Masque of the red death by Bethany Griffin
 
 
Eternally yours by Cate Tiernan
 
 


The Immortal rules by Julie Kagawa
 
 
The Diviners by Libba Bray
 
 
Touching the surface by Kimberly Sabatini
 
 
Elixir by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 
 
 


The Curiosities by Maggie Stiefvater & Brenna Yovanoff
 
 
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
 
 
 
So, that will be all for today. Tomorrows topic I will leave as surprise.
 


 

ponedjeljak, 24. prosinca 2012.

Top 10 of 2012 : Best Books I’ve Read in 2012



I am so excited about this evenz and I want to share all of my favorites from 2012 with you. There were a lot of great books that I have read this year, but there are always those that stand out. Most of my favorites, if not all, I have reviewed on the blog so I will keep this short and sweet.

1. The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

2. Fourth grave beneath my feet by Darynda Jones

3. Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

4. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout

5. ReAwakened by Ada Adams

6. Chasing magic by Stacia Kane

7- Venom by Fiona Paul

8- Shadow and bone by Leigh Bardugo

9- Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris

10- Before I wake by Rachel Vincent

I have to mention a few others that I also loved but that didnt make the list. Those are: Sweet evil, Under the never sky, Throne of glass, Touching the surface, City of lost souls, Insurgent, The Fault in our start, A perfect blood, Onyx, Wallbanger and many more. I hope 2013 has this many great books.


subota, 22. prosinca 2012.

A Rocket holiday event - Darynda Jones story + A Giveaway

Darynda Jones would like to share a special story with you this December.

Welcome to the Rocket Holiday Event!
Exclusive Rocket Story and Giveaway!
During the entire month make sure to follow all the blogs listed on the Darynda Jones Blog Tours Home.  Each blog will be posting a special Christmas story written by Darynda Jones.  Exclusive art will accompany the story at each post. Each blog will have a different name on the wall within the art.  Viewers must keep each name or names found on each blog post in order to unravel the secret message.  Take note of the most prominent name(s) within the artwork.  Some blogs will have more than one name.  When viewers have found all the names they will then take the first letter of each name, these letters will need to be unscrambled in order to find the secret message.  Once you have the message, fill out the form below to be entered into an amazing Rocket Giveaway!

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Darynda Jones will be giving away a $100 Dollar Gift Card to one lucky winner!
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(A Blue Christmas Below)

"A Blue Christmas"
by Darynda Jones

Rocket pressed his nose against the basement window and watched the lights twinkling across the way. Several houses around the abandoned asylum where he and his sister lived were decorated for the holidays, and the cheer reflected off the snow that blanketed the ground, just enough to cast a soft glow of color. Rocket stood transfixed. Names of the newly departed rushed through his head, bounced and collided with one another like atoms in the sun, but he didn't care. Not tonight. It was Christmas Eve. And Santa was coming.
“Hurry, Blue,” he said, calling out to his five-year-old sister. He was much older than she because she’d died long before he did, but she’d waited for him, followed his every move until he eventually succumbed to the conditions of the mental hospital their parents had placed him in during WWII and joined her in the afterlife. “He’s coming!” Rocket said, giggling to himself.
His sister Blue appeared in a far off corner, too far from the window to see the sparkling lights or the glittery snow. She wore her same outfit as always, denim overalls and a dirty shirt, with her dark brown hair cropped short and tucked behind her ears. When he beckoned her over in a series of excited gestures, she finally rewarded him with a cautious a smile, and for a moment she stopped wringing her hands and took a wary step forward.
He shook his head. “You’re going to miss him. I’m telling you, he’ll be here lickety-split and you’re going to be over there hiding in the corner.”
Of course, Rocket knew why she hesitated. She’d been hoodwinked before, so he understood why she thought maybe Santa wasn't really coming. But this year would be different. Miss Charlotte told him the truth about Mr. Claus. Said he was getting on up there and sometimes he forgot a few stops, but this year she’d make sure he remembered him and Blue. Rocket figured Santa didn't come because Blue Bell and Rocketman weren't their real names and maybe he didn't know where to find them, but Miss Charlotte said Santa was a lot like him. He knew all the names, real and pretend, of all the kids in all the world. Rocket wasn't a kid no more, but Blue was, and Santa needed to get off his keister and do his derned job.
Then he saw movement. He took in a breath and stilled. Widening his eyes, he watched as black boots with red pants tucked into them hurried past the window. His arms flailed out and he fell off the chair he’d been standing on, tumbling to the ground.
“He’s here!” he shouted, scrambling to his feet. “He’s really here, Blue. Hurry.”
Blue’s face brightened and she stood beaming at him. Or she was until he tackled her and scooped her into his arms, but he didn't have no time to be gentle. They had to get to bed. Miss Charlotte said in order for Santa to come, they had to be in bed fast asleep. They hadn't slept in years but that wasn't going to stop him. He had a job to do, and if he had to tie Blue to that derned bed, so be it.
“But I’m not sleepy,” she whispered to him.
“Just pretend then.” He rushed her down the hall to where the old spring cots were.
Blue chuckled softly in his ears and hugged him close. “Is that why Santa don’t come, you think? ‘Cause we ain't never in bed?”
He almost tripped but caught himself and carried on. He hadn't thought of that. “I bet you’re right. Dang it. No one ever told me Santa had rules. No breaking rules.”
Blue nodded, her porcelain face revealing the excitement she’d kept stored for far too long. “No breaking rules.”
He laid her on the springs of a cot, her body—tiny and depleted from the effects of dust pneumonia before she died—barely took up half the cot. He wished there’d been a mattress to lay her on, but the springs would have to do.
After getting her settled, he tiptoed over to his own cot, wiggled onto it, then pulled what had been a paper sack up over his face until only his eyes showed. Then he waited. And listened. As the first rustling sounds wafted down from one of the upper floors, Blue gasped. She bolted upright and gaped at him. He motioned her down, crinkling his paper.
“Sorry,” Blue whispered, but it took him forever to reposition the paper just so. She lay back down and cupped her hands over her mouth.
“Close your eyes,” he said in a hushed voice. “We have to be fast asleep.”
Blue nodded and closed her eyes, but he could see her peeking.
“Blue!” he said in a louder hushed voice.
Blue slammed her hands over her whole face to keep from peeking, but he saw her fingers part. He sighed. Santa was never going to fall for this. Or so he thought, until he heard boot steps on the stairs. He tensed to contain his excitement. Even when he heard the commotion of someone slipping and falling down the stairs or the loosing of a string of blistering curse words, he didn't dare move. But he did wonder about Santa’s inappropriate vocabulary choices and his voice. It was very . . . girly. Rocket thought it would be much deeper.
Slamming his eyes shut, he waited as the footsteps drew closer and closer. Santa paused at the door and turned off his flashlight. Rocket could see the light dim because his lids were almost clear nowadays. But he kept them closed anyway as Santa stepped toward him. Rocket held his breath. Santa stopped right beside his bed then walked to Blue’s and did the same beside hers before heading back up the stairs.
After the scraping of some furniture and another strings of curses that kind of resembled the names of his reindeer if Rocket concentrated really hard, Santa was gone. Rocket peeled open his eyes. The first thing he saw was Blue’s present. He bound off the cot and rushed to her side.
“Look, Blue!”
She lowered her hands and opened her eyes, the dark circles underneath making them look even bigger when she saw her present. A doll small enough for Blue to carry around without great effort lay on the floor in front of her. Blue blinked and her mouth formed a perfect O, even more stunned than Rocket.
“He came,” she said, her soft voice still husky from the pneumonia. She reached for the doll but missed, her hand swiping through it. Then she focused and reached again. She took hold of it that time. Cradled it. Her eyes watering with emotion. “He really came.”
Her doll looked almost exactly like the one she’d had back home. Santa really did know things. Lots of things.
“Rocket,” Blue said, her voice so soft, he could barely hear her.
He’d been lost in memories when he bound back to the present and turned to where Blue motioned. Beside his cot was a tin rocket. He hurried over to it, picked it up. It was a windup toy like in the dime stores. The kind they could never afford.
“He didn't forget us,” Blue said.
Rocket smiled. “I told you Miss Charlotte knew him. She even knows the Easter Bunny. And the president.”
Blue nodded, satisfied completely, and stroked her doll’s hair.


Clues below in the picture!




I hope you enjoyed the Rocket short above. Please read below for instructions on how to play with Rocket. There is one room in the asylum in which he doesn't want Charley to see the names, but he loves teasing Charley, and has decided to let you have a peek, to let you see the names in the room.  Once you have followed all the blogs listed HERE and have all the names posted on each, use the first letters in each name to create a new phrase. 
 Shhh!   Don't tell Charley!   
(*There may be extra letters and the letters are jumbled)  



~ Blogs ~

Remember the following:
1. Visit each blog listed in the link above for a name or names (no more than two nanes per blog).

2. Jot down the prominent name you see in each picture on each post. Just the first name will be needed.

3. Then take the first letter from each name to create the secret phrase. The phrase will contain exactly 22 letters.

4. Once you have unraveled the letters and have found the secret message, fill out the form below to sign up. You must know the secret message in order to have your entry validated.


Click on the "Entry Form" below to take you to the giveaway sign up sheet!



Thank you to all and the best of luck!


Secret Phrase:


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A special thank you to Jess Rissmiller, the artist responsible for Rocket’s rendition.
To view more of his amazing work please visit his site @ www.imaginextsoft.wix.com/2d#!




"A Blue Christmas" by Darynda Jones is in its entirety the sole property of Author Darynda Jones and may not be copied or used without sole permission from the author.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the material found in this post is property of Darynda Jones. All rights reserved. No part of this post or story may be reproduced, published, distributed, displayed, performed, copied or stored for public or private use in any information retrieval system, or transmitted in any form by any mechanical, photographic or electronic process, including electronically or digitally on the Internet or World Wide Web, or over any network, or local area network, without written permission of the author, Darynda Jones.

srijeda, 19. prosinca 2012.

ReAwakened blog tour: Review + Giveaway










ReAwakened by Ada Adams (Angel Creek #2)

 Publication Date: November 27th, 2012



Book Description:



Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.


Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.



Goodreads link to ReAwakened:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15731772-reawakened

My review:

I was wowed with the first book but this one was a really amazing read, even better than the first one. It has more romance, more action, more frustrating and more situations that will make you nervous. It also has a lot of blood and a few new interesting characters but one is the most interesting of all *cough* Razor *cough* . Dawn is still a kick-ass vampire and has plenty of suitors but she wants only one. I must say, Sebastian is really growing on me and I truly like him but Razor seems more interesting. But that could just be his sense of humor. I cried reading this book and since I read an ARC I hope that when I finally read the finished book, I eill be surprised by the ending because I cried so much and I really hope for something else. We also find out a little bit more about our favorite Misfits, especially Hunter and Brooke, and I was heartbroken for them. Hunter is now officially my favorite Misfit. ReAwakened was beautifully written and I was glad it was longer than ReVamped and perhaps book III will be even better and longer. I must say I am super excited about it.





More About the Author:

“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”

At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.
In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.
Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel.She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.


Connect with Ada Adams:

Website: http://www.revampedbook.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ada_Adams

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/revampedbook

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5757476.Ada_Adams






GIVEAWAY:

- 3 winners (One grand prize winner +2 small prize winners)- One main entry per person

- Must be 13 years or older to enter
- Open Internationally

- Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen


Grand Prize Winner will win the following-


PRINT COPY OF RV

PRINT COPY OF RA

RV POSTER


RA POSTER

2 RV/RA POSTCARDS

3 RV BOOKMARKS


3 RA BOOKMARKS

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srijeda, 12. prosinca 2012.

Waiting on Wednesday (12)


Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This is my choice for this week:



Expected publication: July 16th 2013 by Penguin/Philomel


In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results!

In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When he’s arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Cass’s life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove he’s innocent.


So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Order’s eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself.


Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time?
Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all.

Another sensual edge-of-your-seat romance thriller that's just as alluringVenom. This historical romantic mystery is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Anna Godbersen's The Luxe, Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty and Cecily Von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl.



četvrtak, 6. prosinca 2012.

Cover love ( 3 )

I love pretty covers. These are the ones that were recently revealed of the books I am dying to read. They are so beautiful :







What do you think?