Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Saturday, 27 March 2010
Thursday, 25 March 2010
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
It may be just me, but doesn't it ring a bell in your brain?
No? What about... The Mortal Instruments bell? Ding Ding Ding! You know that series by Cassandra Clare that ended so awesomely and now its going to have a pre series called The Infernal Devices? Yeah, well the first time I saw the cover I thought Cassandra was writing another book (or perhaps she changed the name of the 4th book in The Mortal Instruments series) but no, this one is by Jackie Morse Kessler, an author I had never known about but that has made a very good, though strange, impression in my brain. She has picked a side in my memory and is here to stay.
Maybe they both have the same cover artist, because not only is the cover awesome but it definitely has a resemblance with Cassandra's series. I think I found The Mortal Instruments cousin. Cover wise I mean.
Anyways, yeah it may be only me, but I definitely see a resemblance. Here is a summary of this book so you get a little bit more familiar with it.
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”
Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons? "
Hmm interesting enough. But to tell you the truth I would have read the book even without the summary... because of the cover. YES I judge a book by its cover, I know it's not right, but damn it that's the way it is with moi.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Well, it sucks not having a laptop. Now I depend on my mother's laptop... which is not good. Not the laptop, the laptop is fine. But the dependance... not so much.
Ladies, Gents, take care of your laptops, love them, because you so need them. "You never know what you have till it's gone." Couldn't agree more with that.
I got some stuff, but, they are scattered aroung the house.... I will put here what I can see from where I am.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publish Date: May 4, 2010
Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is the author of the beloved Little Women, which was based on her own experiences growing up in New England with her parents and three sisters. More than a century after her death, Louisa May Alcott's stories continue to delight readers of all ages.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Harper Paperback
Publish Date (Reprint Edition): January 5, 2010
In this luscious, contemporary family saga, the Angelini Shoe Company, makers of exquisite wedding shoes since 1903, is one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village. The company is on the verge of financial collapse. It falls to thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli, the talented and determined apprentice to her grandmother, the master artisan Teodora Angelini, to bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century and save the company from ruin.
While juggling a budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother to learn new techniques and seek one-of-a-kind materials for building a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. There, in Tuscany, Naples, and on the Isle of Capri, a family secret is revealed as Valentine discovers her artistic voice and much more, turning her life and the family business upside down in ways she never expected. Very Valentine is a sumptuous treat, a journey of dreams fulfilled, a celebration of love and loss filled with Trigiani's trademark heart and humor.
Reading Level: Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publish Date: February 9, 2010
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publish Date: December 29, 2009
In this extraordinary novel, the Printz Honor–winning author brings us her most accomplished work yet. Tangled is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.
Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 535 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Chicken House
1st Us Edition edition (2003)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Publish Date: April 13, 2010
So yeah, pretty good batch this week if I may say. I love the cover of Tangled, and I can't wait to read the Valentine books. I started Inkheart a long time ago but stopped because I just couldn't get into the story. But then again, it was a long time ago, and I was not as good a reader as I am now...
Hope you guys get a review this week, and just so you know next week is spring break so Ill have a LOT of time for the blog!
Saturday, 20 March 2010
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I gotta say, other than the cover I can't find anything else on the book. But as soon as I can I will post. In concerns to the cover well, I say it's pretty, kind of dreamy. BUT the first one is still my fav. One thing is you can see the relationship between the two books so great!
Publish Date: August 31, 2010
When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.
Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What's more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Eeeeks! I love the cover. Even though it's a different series, you know it has some relation to The Mortal Instruments series. I can't stop staring at it...
Ok, now I got more info for you. This is something I found at Cassandra's site:
"As promised earlier, the cover for Clockwork Angel is now up over at Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life! The article also contains an awesome interview with my editor about what you can expect from Clockwork Angel, some teasers about the story, and a link to a sweepstakes contest to win an ARC."
So, what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE and read it all! Also if you would like a sneak peek click here and read an excerpt from Chapter 8.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
- Beautiful Creatures Stickers.
- Secret Society's letter of rules and Tattoos.
- The Hollow fabulous swag which include cards and tattoos + one of the cards is signed.
- The Iron King book marks that are signed in the back by the author Julie Kagawa.
- 20 Boy Summer book marks with 20 reasons to read 20 Boy Summer.
- The Dark Divine swag which includes book mark, sticker and a CD for the novel made by the author.
- The Prophecy of the Sisters playlist (CD).
- Blue Hair in honor of Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
- And a few extra things...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
So, please, go and sign up now! Let everyone know. I don't post about contests much, but this one deserved the post. I even am going to sign up, I want to win Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead!
Run, fly, whatever works for ya.
In other news, I am almost finished with Betrayals so expect a review in approximately 1-2 days. I am doing my best to finish, you know how many distractions I have lately? Work, school, Final Fantasy 13, Pokemon Soul Silver... Life is good.
But I will have it done soon enough and then Ill let you know how EPIC the book was, and why.