This post is for people who have read A Great and Terrble Beauty by Libba Bray. So I was at Libba Bray's Livejournal - which is awesome, she is so much fun- and I came across Libba's version of A Great and Terrible Beauty, but in Twittter mode... Lets just say It's hilarious!
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A GREAT AND TERRIBLE TWITTER
Mom dead. Leaving India for London. Always wanted 2 go but now am 2 sad 2 w00t. :-( Girls @ Spence mostly douches. FW=psycho bitch. PC iz total follower. Roomie iz humorless cutter. Fun. Weird cloaked guy following me. Annoying but hot. Visions won't stop. Sooo embarrassing. Dead girl gave me old diary. Should wait 4 pb or read now? J/K ;-) OMG! I haz powers! Off 2 realms. BFN. Life in realms GR8. IRL, not so much. French=pain in my ass. *sadness* New art teacher Miss Moore ROCKS. Off 2 caves. TTYS. Got deets abt fire @ Spence from NW & Bridget. SRT and MD were part of Order! OMG. Punked Cecily and others. ROTFLMAO! Magic is kewl. Hot guy iz still hot. See pic @ his blog: Hot Men of the Rakshana. http://tinyurl.com JSYK, finally got rid of Bumble this w/e. Fab. Turns out Mom was in Order. WTF? Tweetup in caves epic fail. FW tried to kill K. Have 2 take peeps 2 realms now. *sigh* Do NOT trust Huntress. M8jr beyotch. Update: Pip 8 berries. :-( Update update: Funeral was bummer until K showed up. Totally crushing. *squee* TTYL, BBs!
Over the weekend all hell broke lose. Amazon, attempted to BAN books which were of adult content. For sometime now, they have been playing tricks with certain listings and their ratings ESPECIALLY genres which are of Gay subject.
After emailing them, they sent out a common response in which you can read on the petition above. NOW they claim it was a Glitch but you should know that the GLITCH has happened before...and with such a select group of genres. And I would buy it as a Glitch if they had not sent replies to so many, claiming they were stopping ADULT books.
Anyway, yesterday already 10 thousand people signed the petition...so please do so as well. Pass it to your friends and anyone you know. Do not allow someone to dictate or discriminate against what you CAN and CAN NOT read---nor what someone else has a right to read. It's no different than book burning in my mind.
Taschima: I am in total agreement with Scarlet. Do not let amazon banned our adult books, SIGN THE PETITION!!!
Rule number one when you are trying to recover from an "addiction" is to admit your problem to yourself right? Well then I admit to myself that I have an addiction, no, actually I have two, number one is I buy too many clothes- yeah I know what a girl uh?- and number two, I buy too many books! Or that is I make my sponsor Bebe buy me too many books. Yeah, I admit it, doesn't mean I'm gonna stop...
If she lives, the planet lives.
It's that simple.
Max by James Patterson. This is book number 5 in the Maximum Ride series. I am a little bit excited about this book. The last one left me heart broken, and disappointed, but I'm really hoping this one will be better...well, I'm wishing for it anyways. The one thing I love about this series is the main character. Max rocks! And the way james patterson writes just keeps you turning pages without you really realizing it, its pretty great. So I have high hopes for this book! well see how it all plays out.
The only secret people keep / is immortality.
Evermore by Alyzon noel. The first book in Alyson Noel's extraordinary new Immortals series. Enter an enchanting new world, where true love never dies... I have high hopes for this one. The cover promises enchantment, mystery and maybe even love lost and found. Plus Teens Read Too gave it a great review!
Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway. The line between magic and sanity
is very thin. That's part of why I, Garnet Lacey, quit cold turkey. Never touch
the stuff. No exceptions. Sounds pretty interesting doesn't it? This little quote here reminds me of another book called Magic or Madness. From what I'm seeing this two authors have a pretty same idea of what the reprecautions of magic can be. Can't wait to read this book!
And well there we go, another pretty exciting week. And since it's 3:16 a.m. over here, I think I'm going to sleep. Talk to you guys later!
The Story Siren was not feeling so good, so to cheer herself up she started a contest.
The book is called Sloane Sisters by Anna Carey, here is a little bit of inf on the book:
Style. Sabotage. Sisterhood.
When Cate and Andie Sloane's Upper East Side dad met Stella and Lola Childs's British-model mom, nobody thought a transatlantic relationship would last. But then their parents drop the M-bomb—marriage—and it looks like Cate, Andie, Stella, and Lola are going to be one big happy family. Well, big anyway. Meet:
Cate Sloane: She dominates the ninth grade at exclusive Ashton Prep. Tantrum-prone and competitive, Cate would rather wear Laura Ashley every day than be second best at anything. Luckily there's not a rival in sight. Yet.
Andie Sloane: Twelve-year-old Andie desperately wants to walk the runway. Her face is flawless, and boys flock to her like love-struck sheep. There's just one leetle problem: She's only 4' 11". But with a new supermodel stepmom, she'll be voguing in no time. Right?
Stella Childs: With her take-charge attitude and a closet full of supermodel swag, Stella was the It Girl at her London middle school. She's determined to rule Ashton Prep—even if that means dethroning the current queen bee. Can you say British Invasion?
Lola Childs: London boys called gawky Lola "Sticks," but she's got a new mission in Manhattan: boyfriend or bust! With the help of her boy-magnet stepsister, Lola sets her sights on supercute Kyle Lewis. Too bad Kyle's only got eyes for . . . Andie.
If you want to know more about the contest go to the Syren's page and check up on the rules ;)
New moon's cast has been confirmed. As we all know, the Quileutes and the Volturri play a larger rile in the books as the series moves along, so pay close attention to these newcomer, because they all have breakout potential!
Entertainment Weekly has a great slideshow of the new cast members, so check it out
Well lets talk about our wishes. Things we desire, things we want. Right now I wish for 'Dead and Gone', Sookie Stackhouse book # 9. And now let me tell you a little about this book...
Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps-and nothing about weres.
Until now. The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world. At first all goes well. Then the mutilated body of a were-panther is found near the bar where Sookie works-and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.
But there's a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps. A race of unhuman beings-older, more powerful, and more secretive than vampires or werewolves-is preparing for war. And Sookie finds herself an all-too human pawn in their battle.
Sounds awesome doesnt it? Anyways that is what I wish for, what do you buggers wish for?
Frankenstein is a novel written by the British author Mary Shelley. This book is about a scientist, Victor, who learns how to create life and creates a being in the likeness of a man, but larger than average and more powerful. In popular culture, people have tended to refer to the creature as "Frankenstein", despite this being the name of the scientist.
This story is a very interesting one about what happens when a man wants to play "God". I liked the whole concept of the book. It shows the ugly part of being human. Shallowness seems to be a big point in the novel. Just because the monster wasn't perfect, or even remotely pretty, the people didn't want any to do with it. It kinda reminds me of Quasimodo in a way. We are afraid of everything we cannot explain, that is a given fact and I cant help but wonder, if only one person, just one, would have shown understanding maybe things would have turned out different not only for Victor, but for the monster too. Oh and I'm in the monster's side, no matter what he did. This is a "Be careful what you wish for" and "If you are going to create life, at least take care of it" kinda book.
Author: Charlaine Harris Series: Sookie Stackhouse Book #: 8 Pages: 336 Reading Level: Adult Book Rating: Published: Jan. 1st, 2008
When the fur has finished flying and the cold blood finished flowing, her world will be forever altered.
After the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina and the manmade explosion at the vampire summit, everyone-human and otherwise-is stressed, including Luisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse, who is trying to cope with the fact that her boyfriend Quinn has gona missing.
Its clear that things are changing-wheter the weres and vamps of her corner of Luisiana like it or not. And Sookie-friend to the Pack and blood-bonded to Eric Northman, leader of the local vampire community-is caught up in the changes.
In the ensuing battles, Sookie faces danger, death, and once more, betrayal by someone she loves.
OMG I love this book!!!! I love the entire series!!! Some words to describe this book would be amazing, incredible, over the top! Sookie keeps changing and coming out of her shell, and in every page Charlaine Harris manages to surprise you with things you dont even expect. There are so many things going on at the same time-with the vamps side and the were side- that you might even pass over some little details that are mayor in the book, so you better pay attention! The finale? I loved it!!! And I read the excerpt of the next book and let me tell you, things are only going to get even better.
Author: Rachel Caine Series: The Morganville Vampires Book #: 3 Pages: 256 Reading Level: YA Book Rating: Published: Oct 2nd, 2007
by NAL Jam
They're going to have fun...Even if it kills them. Again.
Claire Danver's college town may be run by vampires, but a truce between the living and the dead made things relatively safe. For a while. Now people are turning up dead, a psycho is stalking her, and an ancient bloodsucker has pruposed private mentoring. To what end, Claire will find out. This is gonna give night school a whole new meaning.
I have not had so much trouble finishing a VAMPIRE book in my life. I mean the story in the beginning leaves a lot to be desired, and it only starts getting good AT THE VERY END. The only parts I could say I really enjoyed where the parts where Myrnin, the vampire tutor, appeared. Now he was interesting.
Another thing is I have a big problem with Shane. For being the main characters boyfriend, I think she can do a lot better. He is just not that interesting to tell you the truth. I mean I get that he hates the vamps, and that he has to be tough, but ugh, I dont know, I dont see Claire with this guy. Claire seemed, at least to me, to have a better connection with Myrnin! Isnt that crazy! Some of the time I have a problem with other characters, like for example Claire, but that is just sometimes. Then again, the ending shows some promise, but I wont keep my hopes up, and it is not on top of my "To Do" list. Sorry Rachel Caine.
Favorite quote of the book? Monica looks at a girl who is badly dressed and says: "Somewhere in heaven, Versace sheds a single, perfect tear."
A In My Mailbox, which means new books!! Not one of this books are a start of a series, but a continuation. Ive been waiting for Stargazer and Fade for a long time, and since I read City Of Ashes a few days go Ive not been waiting for City of Glass for that long, either way very happy I got them already! And now ladies and gentlemen lets see what we have behind curtain number ONE!... *drumroll*
Love is a dangerous game
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. This is the third book in the
Mortal Instruments series, and last one. Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past drove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.
The vampire in me was closer to the surface
Stargazer by Claudia Gray. This is the second book in the Evernight series, and boy ive been waiting for this one for like MONTHS! For so long I think I have to do a little review on the first book... I also had an interview with the author of this book, if you want to read it just go to An Author's Whisper corner of the blog.
Some nightmares never end...
Fade by Lisa Macmann. Sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Wake. This is a book about a girl who can enter into your dreams. So in here your dreams are not really your own. Im really hoping this will be a great book, can't wait to read it!!
And there we go! Now this year is a great year for new books. Lover Avenged comes out in a few days, along with other great books like Eyes Like Stars - which is awesome, and you should all get it!
Author: Charlaine Harris Series: Sookie Stackhouse Book #: 7 Pages: 323 Reading Level: Adult Book Rating: Published: March 25th, 2008
Betrayed by her longtime vampire love, Louisiana cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse must now not only dead with a possible new man in her life-the oh-so-handsome shape-shifter Quinn- but also contend with a long-planned vampire summit. With her power base weakened by hurricane damage to New Orleans, the local vampire queen is vulnerable to those hungry for a takeover. Soon, Sookie must decide what side she'll stand with. And her choice may mean the difference between survival and all-out catastrophe...
Has anyone ever heard about the new-well not so new- show True Blood? Well, this is the series the show is about. This is book #7 on the series, and it just keeps getting better. Unlike other series, that die out after the first 4 books, this series is always fun, engaging and refreshing. This book has a spoonful of drama, mystery, hot guys, magic, and to die for characters. Sookie is one of my favorite heroines. She is very polite, being raised by her grandmother, but she can also be wicked, and put herself in the most dangerous positions. With the world of the supernatural being expanded every book a little more you have fairies, the werewolf, vampires, training to be angels, shape shifters and much more. This series has kinda of a Nancy drew vibe, it always keeps you guessing, at the edge of the seat, and just when u think u got it all figured out, it turns out to be something completely different. Awesome series, everybody should read it!!!
Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induces coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and fairies? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. Bur the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go- especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certaintly evil- and also her father.
To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings- and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?
This new mortal intruments intallment was pretty good indeed, but well it also has its faults. Clary did discover new things about herself, but when are they going to actually teach her something about what she is? Jace is trapped between the past and the present, without any idea of what to do, or who to trust. The whole brother-sister thing is still unresolved, and its making me crazy!! A good thing though is that Simon plays a bigger role in this book, for which I am happy for. A new character comes in who will leave us with more unanswer question, and a cliffhanger ending that is to die for. All in all, good book, leaves a great path for the third- and last- Mortal Intruments book, City of Glass.
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Surprise, Surprise! Our April's whisper is the fabulous Claudia Gray! Claudia is the author of the much acclaimed Evernight series- Stargazer being out and about today April's fool. Along with two anthologies which names are Immortal and Vacations from hell.
Claudia Gray lives in New York City. So far, in life, she's been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few. Claudia especially likes to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music. More than anything else, she enjoys writing.
Where did the Idea for Evernight come from?
I was trying to think of the most bizarre school possible -- vampires only came into it after that. Bianca I first saw at her telescope, in her school uniform, so I got to figure her out from there.
What are your feelings toward Stargazer?
I like it and hope you guys will too! In a lot of ways, I feel like I get to explore the characters much more in STARGAZER and take them to some new places.
Why vampires? Why is vampires such a popular idea this days you might say?
I think vampires serve as a great metaphor for so many different things, which means they can be the anchor for many different kinds of stories. Vampire fans are able to enjoy so many books without feeling like they're all the same.
Of all the characters in your book, which one is your favorite?
I honestly don't have one single favorite. It would be whoever is giving me the least trouble to write at the time! Some characters who come easier to me are Balthazar, Vic and Dana. I love them all, though.
Do you always know where the story is going to? or do the characters show themselfs to you little by little?
Both, I'd say. I am a big outliner and always like to know the major beats of my plot, but the characters surprise me from time to time.
Is there a sequel to Stargazer?
The EVERNIGHT series will have four books total -- EVERNIGHT and STARGAZER are the first two, with HOURGLASS to follow in 2010 and AFTERLIFE in 2011.
Tell us a little about your day to day writing life.
I can't claim to have a day to day schedule. I still work a day job as well as write, so there are days I don't get to write at all. There are other days (on weekends) when I work from lunchtime until midnight. I write in airports, on trains, in hotels, when I have to travel. Basically, at this point, I have to be very flexible and very persistent to make sure I get to do everything I need to do.
Why YA? What is so attractive about this genre?
I think that, while adult lives diverge pretty wildly, everyone can relate to being a teenager -- whether you are one or you remember being one. There is a real universality to the experiences that no other genre captures.
How long does it normaly take you to write a book?
There's no normally to it for me, so far; they've taken very different periods of time. Ask me after book 10. ;)
Where do your ideas come from?
Everyplace, I think. Anything that can make you ask the question, "What if?"
Ta-da! And there you go! An interview with the amazing Claudia Gray, I had fun, and Claudia is a very nice person indeed.
If u wanna know more about Claudia you could go to her myspace page, or her Livejournal.
If you had a message to deliver to the new writers of today, what would you say to them?
Read everything you can get your paws on. The best writers are always avid readers.
Favorite 5 vampire stories
Fledgling, by Octavia Butler
The Silver Kiss, by Annette Curtis-Krause
Dracula, by Bram Stoker
Interview With The Vampire, by Anne Rice
Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schreiber
This is a question no avid reader can answer easily! If I listed them all, that would be a book of its own.
Ta-da! And there you go! An interview with the amazing Claudia Gray, I had fun, and Claudia is a very nice person indeed.