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Bloody Bookaholic's Commandment:

Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Teaser Tuesday (On Tuesday!)

Ok, I think I got it. Lighting doesn't strike 3 times, but it bounces the third time and then comes back for a 4th strike! How does that sounds uh? I think I may beat Einstein on this one guys.

Well I'm finish linking the lovely bottoms that are on top of my page, they should be working right now. They were made by my candy/movies/food soul mate Briana from The Book Pixie. And I think they look adorable ^^

This blog is going to be under construction for a little while, until I get the new layout going. So please be patient guys! It will all be over soon enough.

Other than that I started a new book called Minion, from the series of a Vampire huntress Legend by L.A. Banks. I'm sure you all have heard of her. Shes the one who creates the monster that lie under your bed, along with Stephen King- remember the clown IT? I loved the movie, I watched it when I was 7 and waited till the next day to watch the second part, I'm a weird kid.

And now for the teaser...

"Damali smiled. She knew that both Shabazz and Rider were carrying. Neither had ever been comfortable with the crossbows. Well, a man had to do what a man had to do. She could appreciate that. Next time she'd smuggle her sword along, too, just like Shabazz had claimed his nine.

Rider and Shabazz exchanged a fist pound, while Mike chuckled low in his throat. Jose and J.L. gave a nod of agreement. Mutiny against Marlene's rules was in full effect."

Page 27

PS; There is a Shiver Trailer over at The Book Pixie's page. You should all go and see it mates- I'm watching Pirates of the Caribbean, bear with me.

TBR Pile

This is my will-I-ever finish-reading pile
Or To Be Read, whichever you prefer.

*Note* Since there are so many books with 'The' in the front I decided to put them here by the word that goes after 'The'. For Example if you search for The Other Boleyn Girl, look for O.

So Many Books, So Little Time...


A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
As Long As He Needs Me by Mary Verdick
Atonement by Ian McEwan


Behind Every Illusion by Christina Harner
Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle
Blade Itself, the by Joe Abercrombie
Bloodsucking Fiends by Christopher Moore
Brain Droppings by George Carlin



Dangerous Days of Daniel X, the by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Demon's Lexicon, the by Sarah Rees Brennan
Devilish by Maureen Johnson



Fendi, Ferragamo, & Fangs by Julie Kenner, Johana Edwards, & Serena Robar
Fire And Ice: The Secret Vampire Society by C.S.Wolfe


Goddess Of The Sea by P.C. Cast



Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice


Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen



Legacy by Cayla Kluver
Looking Glass Wars, the by Frank Beddor


Magic Lessons by Justine Larbalestier
Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
Meridian by Amber Kizer
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs


Nanny Diaries, the by Emma Mclaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Napalm & Silly Putty by George Carlin
Now You See It... by Vivian Vande


Other Boleyn Girl, the by Philippa Gregory



Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice


Receive Me Falling by Erika Robuck


Secret Hour, the by Scott Westerfeld
Seeing Red by Frank Beddor
Society of S, the by Susan Bubbard
Sugar Time by Jane Adams
Sun of God by Gregory Sams


Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
Through Violet Eyes by Stephen Woodworth
Touch The Dark by Karen Chance
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
The Turning by Jennifer Armintrout
Turnings: Lyric Poems Along a Road by Ronald R. Fletcher


Unmasqued by Colette Gale


The Vampire Diaries: The Return, Nightfall by L.J. Smith
Vampire Lestat, the by Anne Rice


Wings by Aprilynne Pike
What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson





In my short time as a blogger I have been lucky enough to meet a lot of different people. These people have been great to me, and since they like my blog -who would have known right? o.o- they gave me all these different awards!

Thank you {Insert Book Title Here}

I would like to thank Tricia, Rachel,
Shayla, Faye, Bri, The Zen Leaf & Dahlia

Merci beaucoup Fantastique Livre Critique! Zombie Girrrl, Eli,
The Penguin, The Bookologist, B.A.M. Book Reviews,
Donna, Pamela Mclean, Miss Cindy, The Bookologist & Natasha

Thank you Eli for the Phenomenal Blogger award, You Rock!

Thank you Bri, Eli, The Penguin,
Rachel, Shayla, Rebecca, Dahlia & Zombie Girrrl
I guess it does work! ^^

Thank you Katie, The Penguin, & Lexi

Thank you Eleni, The Penguin , Lexi, Chica Reader,
ReaderGirl, Steph, Rachel, Eli, Tricia, Lori, The Bookologist & Dahlia

Thank you Bri, The Penguin, OIKZ, Juju, & Rachel

Thank you Eleni , Zombie Girrrl, The Penguin,
ReaderGirl, Steph, Bri & Bookworm Barista
for the Humane Award!

Thank you Zombie Girrrl, The Penguin & Ceri

Thank you Jessica for the Inspiration Award.

Thank you to Bookworming on the 21st Century, Eli & Rachel

Thank you Danni for the Spread the Love Award!

Thank you Shayla, Jenn-ay & Zombie Girrrl for the Me-to-You Award!


Thank you Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm & Book Chick City

Thank you Bri for the Super Comments Award!
U are awesome twin

Thank you Teddyree for the BINGO Award!


Thank you Natalie for the Superior Scribbler Award!

Thank you Sandi & Eli for The Great Look Award!


My 20th Award!! Thank You Bookologist & Amber Skye for The Splash Award!

Thank You Zombie Girrrl, Lindsay, Robyn, Aimee & The Bookologist for the Honest Scrap award!

Thank You Zombie Girrrl & B.A.M. Book Reviews for the Dragon's Loyalty Award!

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Thank you Kilee & B.A.M. Book Reviews for the My favorite Blog Award!!!

Merci beaucoup Zombie Girl & The Penguin for the Ohh la la! J'adore your blog! Award.

Thank you Zombie Girrl & Margaret for the Your Blog Is Over The Top! Award.

Thank you YA_RockStarlette & Kilee for the Kick-Ass Blog! Award.

Thank you Black and Blue Ink & Kilee for the Cleverly Written Blog Award!

Thank You Eleni, Kilee & The Bookologist for the Blog Monster award!

Thank you The Bookologist for the Profilic Blogger Award!

My 30th award! Thank you Ninefly for the Happy 101 Award!

Thank you Brianne for the Love Your Header Award!


Welcome To My World

Reading a book is like falling in love, you start by getting to know the person, you laugh, you cry, and you get bloody mad at times. It's all part of the journey. In the best case scenario you will find the one for you and live happily ever after, or you could be left behind with good memories. In the worst case scenario you had just wasted your time and learned nothing from it.

My duty is to help you not to waste your time, and find the best match for you. Whether it's fiction or non, supernatural or chick lit, the one book for everyone is out there, you just gotta look.

I also promise you that I will give you honest to whatever-you-believe-in reviews. Honesty is the best policy, and if I don't like something about the book I will surely point it out in a nice way. I'm not into book bashing, that is just wrong. But I will write the truth, and nothing but the truth (according to how I feel about the book).

Challenges, reviews, and a bloody good time is what I'm offering, you in?

Who is Taschima?

Taschima is my bookworm alter ego. My true name is Natascha, but don't repeat it, people might start calling me that. As most of you know I am an avid reader with a burning passion for the world of literature. I think of books as an escape route out of this reality, a world you create were you can just forget about your problems and be free.

I created this blog to fulfill my duty as a Bookaholic by making reviews and alerting those fellow bookaholics out there about the amazing stuff that they are missing. Besides I was bored and this seemed like fun ^^

Why Cullen?

Well as you all know there is a disease going around the world, it's called the Twilight madness. I myself read twilight before all the madness, and by people being so overly fanatic I have lost a little of the love I use to have for the series. Saying this I can't change my last name, cause everybody freaks out when I do. Ive had it for a long long time, so the Cullen stays.

Who is Chaz?

We also have Chaz, our reviewer extraordinaire, who helps me review books from time to time. He is my little helper, and a great friend!

Click here for Taschima Cullen's ABC's

Saturday, 27 June 2009

YA Book Carnival Winners (^ ")><(" ^)

And its over! I notified the 1st winner yesterday, and the second winner today.

Congratulations to Alexa and Laurel!

Alexa, the first winner, answered me right away, and she chooce the surprise book. Ding Ding Ding! Jackpot! Anyways I know every single one of you want to know about the surprise book, and I won't keep you waiting anymore!

The surprise book is... Vampire Academy!

After two years on the run, best friend Rose, half-human/half-vampire, and Lissa, a mortal vampire princess, are caught and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy. Up until then, Rose has kept Lissa safe from her enemies; school, however, brings both girls additional challenges and responsibilities. How they handle peer pressure, nasty gossip, new relationships, and anonymous threats may mean life or death. Likable narrator Rose hides doubts about her friend behind a tough exterior; orphan Lissa, while coping with difficult emotional issues such as depression and survivor's guilt, uses her emerging gifts for good.


This book has been a popular one for a while, with the fourth book in the series, Blood Promise, coming soon, so I thought I should share the love with the world! Call it my Bookaholic duty.

Blood Promise is in my top list of the To-Buy books, and if you have read the first 3 books in the series, it must be in yours too.

Laurel, the second winner, got Daniel X! Which is also a must read. I will mail the books shortly!

Other than the super contest...

I am super duper happy! I have 100 followers! I was going to do something special for the 100 folowers, but, with the YA Carnival and the other contest I have going on I decided to wait till I get to 150. So keep up the love people! and Thanks to all of you!

I have also received two awards!
Thanks to Briana from The Book Pixie & Eleni from La Femme Readers.

The rules for the Lemonade Award:

-Link back to the person he/she received the award from
-Nominate 10 bloggers who are deserving of this award
-Put the Lemonade Award logo on your blog

About the Humane Award, which was created by Eleni.

This award is to honor certain bloggers that are kindhearted individuals. They regularly take part in my blog and always leave the sweetest comments. If it wasn't for them, my site would just be an ordinary book review blog. Their blogs are also amazing and are tastefully done on a daily basis. I thank them and look forward to our growing friendship trhough the blog world.


-Nominate 10 bloggers you feel deserve the Humane Award

I am going to nominate 10 people for both awards.

- The Penguin from Pirate Penguin's Reads
- Zombie Girrrl from Crackin' Spines & Takin' Names.
- Jane from Life After Jane
- Shayla from The Book Explorer
-Megan from The Book Geek
- Amanda from The Zen Leaf

Eleni and Briana are totally worth of this award also, but I thought to name some more people!

Now I have to find someplace to put them... Woot!

PS; I disabled the Word Verification, So please, no spamming!

Friday, 26 June 2009

Update (>")>

First of all I want to thank Eleni, a fellow Bookaholic, for nominating me for the Kreativ Blogger award! It is so awesome ^^

These is also a meme, so here are the rules: If you accept it, you are supposed to list seven of your favorite things and nominate seven blogs that deserve this award.

Hmm my favorite things, let's start form back to front shall we?

7. Candy
6. RPG's, or another cool video game
5. Anime
4. Blogspot/Internet
3. Bookstores
2. T.V. Series
1. Books

And now I have to nominate seven blogs, piece of cake...

7. Kyle from Kyle's Closet
5. Briana from The Book Pixie
4. Jane from Life After Jane
3. The Penguin from Pirate Penguin's Reads
2. Zombie Girrrl from Crakin' Spines, and Takin' Names
1. Eli from Tainted Poet

I know Ive nominated some, if not almost all, of these people before, but I always nominate by favorite blogs, and this are the blogs I wake up, and have to check up- besides my blog of course.

Now on another top priority of today, I have to let you people know the YA Carnaval contest is officially closed. I notified the winner a couple of minutes ago so we just have to wait for their response. Then Ill let you know the name of the mistery book.

I finished reading Lover Avenged. Terrific book. The series never gets old. But Ill post my review not tomorrow, cause with luck toorrow I post about the winners, but the day after tomorrow- lol that reminds me of the movie. Who liked it? I did xD

PS; My other contest for Eyes Like Stars is still open, and I have 99 followers and only 30 entries. Wake up guys and smell the prize!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Wishing on Wednesday (On Thursday?) and more...

Yet again... ugh, apperantly lighting does not strike a third time. I have done nothing for the past two days, and its horrible. Ive been a tad M.I.A. The other bloggers have posted and posted, and since there are lots of posts I decided to start fresh and start commenting again since now. Cause If I check all the post I'm not going to be able to sleep, and I have work tomorrow. *gasp* Taschima has a job? Yeap, I do. There's a lot u guys don't know about me lol, but you do know the most important part, I'm a Bookaholic.

And the book im pinning for this week iiiiisss....

Sixteen year old Anne thinks her life is pretty ordinary – until
she smacks into handsome, mysterious, and okay, annoying Ethan on her way to chemistry class. Now Anne has powers she doesn’t understand, a history altering mission she may not want, and a growing attraction to this blue-eyed stranger. And Ethan- who at eighteen made some choices he’s starting to regret – realizes that Anne is the girl for whom he’s been searching – for a very, very long time. Stir in doomed Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia – who is definitely not quite as dead as the history books say – and Baba Yaga, the legendary witch from Russian folklore, and you’ve got DREAMING ANASTASIA, a contemporary YA fantasy that alternates between the voices of Anne, Ethan, and Anastasia as Anne and Ethan join forces to battle the bad guys and save Anastasia. Only problem is – no one’s quite sure who’s really bad and who’s good. And everyone has some secrets.

Dreaming Anastasia is set for a Fall '09 release, from Sourcebooks

I am facinated by Anastasia's stories, or hypotesis, or however you want to call it. There is so much mystery and secrecy behind the whole plot. I love the disney movie of Anastasia, and I, with no doubt, would love this book, if I only had my hands on it, or rather teeth, so I could devour it.

Another thing, Don't you just love the cover?

Since I was a bad girl these past days (and didn't post) Im doing a double post, and yes, U guessed it...

Time for another round at US vs UK



This one is tough, cause I like both. But, I guess my vote has to go for the US one to be honet. The UK one is rather fancy, more quality to the eye, but the US is more to the story. The US represents the story better than the UK will ever. In the UK you get to see the pretty girl, and the house. On the US one you see the mystery, the darkness, the goth part of the story. But dont get me wrong, I love the UK one also, I just like the first one a little better. It's more fitting.

Time's up. I am hella tired. Thanks for stalking me to my followers!

PS; The YA Carnaval Contest ends tomorrow, will announce the secret book on saturday, or when the rightful owner answers my call (CHECK EMAILS!). U might want to come by tomorrow...

If u want to sign up, since this will probably be your only chance, go to the Current Contest section of the blog. ^^

I was going to post my J.R. Ward review tomorrow, but since I have to talk about the contest I don't want to do an extra long post, and also I don't want to advert your eyer from the prize ;]

Sunday, 21 June 2009

YA Book Carnival (^ ")>

And it has officially begun! The YA Book Carnival, all with it's fun, games and fabulous prizes!

For this wonderful occasion I decided to not give one book away... BUT TWO! For two diferent persons. So you will have double the chance to win! I will chooce (or randomize) the winner at the end of the week, so hurry up and sign up, because it ends as quickly as it came. Now Ill shut up and give you guys what you really want...

Prize number 1

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson & Michael


The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells--the greatest power is the power to create.
Daniel X has that power.

Daniel's secret abilities -- like being able to manipulate objects
and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses -- have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining.

From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer.

Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission--and to take vengeance in the process.


For what Ive seen not a lot of people give this book away, and it's a damn shame cause its good! And well there is another book Im giving away...

Prize numer 2

It's a surprise O.o
So sign up, and then at the end of the contest Ill let the first winner decide between the Dangerous Days of Daniel X, or the surprise book.
But then again she/him nor anyone will know the name of the book until she chooces prize number 1 or 2. If she/him chooces number 1, number 2 goes to the second winner; if she/him chooces number 2 ill then let her know the book, and give number 1 to the second winner.
How does that sound?
Trying to make this even more interesting and fun!


1. US only, don't have money for out of US, sorry >.<
2. Post everything in ONE entry (name, email, each of the things you did WITH LINK)

To Enter:

+1 For everywhere you post this contest or link my blog (ex: Sidebar+1, Blog Roll +1, etc.-- make sure to leave a link or else it will not be accepted.)

+2 Post about this contest in your blog, in an actual post. (leave Link)

+2 If you enter my other contest for an ARC copy of Eyes Like Stars- also if you do number 1 and/or 2 of that contest give yourself a +1 for each.(Also Leave Link)

+3 If you are a follower or become a follower.

And I cannot stress the leave link enough, I will check, and it's bloody important.
This contest ends the same day the carnaval ends, June 27. So hurry up! I will notify the winner the following day June 28. If the winner does not respond in the first 24 hours, the prize will then go to the runner up and so on.

So make sure to check your emails!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Look Alike's

I was planning to do this long ago, but with everything that I am doing lately *cough* vacation *cough* well I have not had the chance! I know Im long past my Review due, but I am just having so much work... Who am I kidding, I am having a blast that's why I haven't been able to post the review Lol Sorry guys!


Don't the posses seem familiar? they are all kind of offering something to the reader, may it be a butterfly, a rose or a kind of diamond.
I love all 3, but if I had to chooce 1, I'd chooce Fragile Eternity. What about you?

PS I am going to be participating in the YA Book Carnival! So expect a new contest tomorrow from moi! Wonder what I will give away...

Stay Tune!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Bring On The Love!

Ok, I am about to post something here, that is not in most places. I have received today a very valuable piece of information, which I think a lot of you guys will like. I know I am in love with my information. It's too good to miss. Want to know what i know? Come closer, keep reading, and maybe Ill tell you.


AGH! I like you guys too much, ok, ok, Ill let you know. I have in my pocession the first chapter of The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa De La Cruz!!!!!!

*Taschima has currently a HUGE grin on her face* Ok if you read this post, leave a comment, that's all I ask cause I want to know your reaction/opinion/whatever you have to say.

Here it goes...

A Conversation

“It is said that Allegra’s daughter will defeat the Silver Bloods. I believe Schuyler will bring us the salvation we seek. She is almost as powerful as her mother. And one day she will be even more powerful.”
“Schuyler Van Alen…the half-blood? Are you certain she is the one?” Charles asked.
Lawrence nodded.
“Because Allegra had two daughters,” Charles said, in a light, almost playful tone. “Surely you have not forgotten that.”
The elder Van Alen’s tone turned cold. “Of course not. But it is beneath you to make sport of such a serious matter as Allegra’s firstborn.”
Charles dismissed Lawrence’s rebuke with a wave. “My apologies. I meant no offense to the dead.”
“Her blood is on our hands,” Lawrence sighed. The events of the day were tiring him, as were the memories of the past. “Only, I wonder…”
“As I’ve wondered all these years, Charles, if such a one could ever be truly destroyed.”

New York Times
Lawrence Van Alen, 105, Philanthropist and Philosopher, Dies

Lawrence Winslow Van Alen, a professor of history and linguistics at the University of Venice, died last night in his home on Riverside Drive in Manhattan. He was 105.
His death was confirmed by Dr. Patricia Hazard, his attending physician. The cause of death was listed as advanced age.

Professor Van Alen was a descendant of William Henry Van Alen, known as the Commodore, an American icon and one of the richest men of the Gilded Age, whose wealth came from steamships, railroads and private investment and brokerage businesses. The Van Alens founded the New York Central Railroad Line and what is now Grand Central Terminal. The family’s charitable trust, the Van Alen Foundation, was a cornerstone in the development of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the New York Blood Bank.

Lawrence Van Alen is survived by his daughter, Allegra Van Alen Chase, a coma patient since 1992, and one granddaughter.


There had been little time to mourn. Upon returning to New York after Lawrence’s murder in Rio (covered up by the Committee with a proper obituary in the Times), Schuyler Van Alen had been on the run. No rest. No respite. A year of constant motion, barely one step ahead of the venators hunting her. A flight to Buenos Aires followed by one to Dubai. A sleepless night in a youth hostel in Amsterdam followed by another in a bunk-bed in an auditorium in Bruges.

She had marked her sixteenth birthday aboard the trans-Siberian railway—celebrating with a cup of watery Nescafe coffee and several crumbly Russian tea cookies. Somehow, her best friend Oliver Hazard-Perry had found a candle to light in one of the suharkies. He took his job as human conduit pretty seriously. It was thanks to Oliver’s careful accounting that they had been able to stretch their money so far. The Conclave had frozen his access to the well-funded Hazard-Perry accounts as soon as they had left New York.

Now it was August in Paris, and hot. They had arrived to find the city mostly a ghost town: bakeries, boutiques, and bistros shuttered while their proprietors absconded to three-week vacations in the beaches up north. The only people around were American and Japanese tourists who mobbed every museum gallery, every garden in every public square, inescapable and ubiquitous in their white sneakers and baseball caps. But Schuyler welcomed their presence. She hoped the slow-moving crowds would make it easier to spot their pursuers.

Schuyler had been able to disguise herself by changing her physical features, but performing the mutatio was taking a toll on her. She didn't say anything to Oliver, but lately she couldn't even do as much as change the color of her eyes.
And now, after almost a year of hiding, they were coming out into the open. It was a gamble, but they were desperate. Living without the protection and wisdom of the secret society of vampires and their select group of trusted humans had taken its toll. And while neither of them would ever admit it, they were both tired of running.

So for now, Schuyler was seated in the back of a bus, wearing a pressed white shirt buttoned to the neck over slim black pants and flat black shoes with rubber soles. Her dark hair was pulled back in a simple ponytail and except for a hint of lipgloss she wore no make-up. She meant to look identical in every way with the rest of the catering staff who had been hired for the evening.

But surely someone would notice. Surely someone would hear how hard her heart was beating, would remark on how her breathing was shallow and quick. She had to calm down. She had to clear her mind and become the blasé contract caterer she was pretending to be. For so long Schuyler was used to being invisible. But this time her life depended on it.

The bus was taking them to the Hotel Lambert in the Ile-St-Louis. The most beautiful house in the most beautiful city in the world. At least, she had always thought so. Although “house” was putting it mildly. “Castle” was more like it, something out of a fairytale, its massive river walls and grey mansard roofs rising from the surrounding mist. As a child she had played hide-and-seek in its formal gardens, where the conical-sculpted trees reminded her of figures on a chessboard. She remembered staging imaginary productions inside the grand courtyard and throwing breadcrumbs to the geese from the terrace overlooking the Seine.

How she had taken that life for granted. Tonight she would not enter its exclusive, exalted domain as an invited guest, but rather as a humble servant. Like a mouse creeping into a hole. Schuyler was anxious by nature, and it took a tremendous amount of self-control to keep it together. At any moment, she feared she might scream—she was already so nervous she couldn’t stop her hands from trembling. They vibrated, fluttering in her lap, like trapped birds.

Next to her, Oliver was wearing a bartender’s uniform, handsome in a tuxedo with a black silk bowtie and silver shirt studs. But he was pale underneath his butterfly collar, his shoulders tense underneath a jacket that was a little too big. His clear hazel eyes were clouded, looking more grey than green. Oliver’s face did not display the same blank, bored look as the others. He was alert, ready for a fight or flight. Anyone could see it if they looked at him long enough.

We shouldn’t be here, Schuyler thought. What were we thinking? The risk is too great. They’re going to find us and separate us…and then…well the rest was too horrible to contemplate.

She was sweating under her starched shirt. The air-conditioning wasn’t working and the bus was packed. She leaned her head against the windowpane. Lawrence had been dead for over a year now. Four-hundred forty-five days. Schuyler kept count, thinking that maybe once she hit a magical number it would stop hurting.

This was no game, although sometimes it felt like a horrid surreal version of cat and mouse. Oliver put a hand on top of hers, to try and stop her hands from shaking. The tremors had begun a few months ago, just a slight twitching whenever she did something with her hands, and later she realized she had to concentrate whenever she did something as simple as pick up her fork, or open an envelope. Anxiety made it worse, and nothing seemed to help.

She knew what it was. Dr. Pat had told her the first time she visited her office: she was the only one of her kind, Dimidium Cognato, the first half-blood, and there was no saying how her human body would react to the transformation into immortal, there would be side-effects, obstacles particular to her case.

Still, she felt better once Oliver held her hand in his. He always knew what to do. She depended on him for so much, and her love for him had only deepened in the year they had spent together. She squeezed his hand, intertwined her fingers around his. It was his blood that ran through her veins, his quick thinking that had secured her freedom.

As for everyone and everything they had left behind in New York, Schuyler did not dwell on it anymore. All that was safely in the past. She had made her choice and was at peace with it. She had accepted her life for what it was. Once in a while she missed her friend Bliss Llewellyn very keenly, and more than once wanted to get in touch with her. But that was out of the question. No one could know where they were. No one. Not even Bliss.

Maybe they would be lucky tonight. Their luck had held so far. Oh there were a few close calls here and there—that one evening in Cologne when she’d run abruptly from a woman who had asked for directions to the cathedral. Illuminata had given the agent away. Schuyler just caught that soft imperceptible glow in the twilight before booking it the other way. Disguises only went so far. At some point, your true nature revealed itself.

Wasn’t that what the Inquisitor had argued during the official investigation into the events in Rio? That maybe Schuyler wasn’t who she was supposed to be?

Outlaw. Fugitive. That’s who she was now. Certainly not Lawrence Van Alen’s grieving granddaughter.


According to the Conclave, she was his killer.


Holy cow! This is going to be gooood! It feels like a totally different story, not the gossip girl vamp story, but a real dangerous/exciting/take-the-book-away-from-me-and-Ill-eat-your-hand kind of story. Wow, I have to read Revelations again before I even lay eyes on this book, I don't remember that much.

Well people, bring on the love! ^^

US VS UK, Round One...

There are always two version's to a cover, but in this post we are putting the US and the UK head to head to see who comes with the best cover. Our contestants are...

Hunted by P.C. Cast and Gypsy by Lesley Pearse
And Now We Shall Begin...

First Round, Hunted by P.C. Cast

US Cover

UK Cover

They both have kind of the same image, the girl with the feather and the tatoos, but I have to say I give this round to the US Cover. The details are far more awesome in the US cover, also the colors and everything, it ust looks great!

Second Round, Gypsy by Lesley Pearse

US Cover

UK Cover

In this round the covers show once again the same girl, but in different angles. And I have to say I like both covers, but I have to give this round to the UK. The US one is pretty, and shows the fierceness of the girl. But I prefer the angle they show in the UK one, also in this one the girl actually seems a little vulnerable maybe? Still both are beautiful.

Anyways that is just me. What do you guys think? US or UK?
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