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Bloody Bookaholic's Commandment:

Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

Saturday 28 February 2015

Harry Potter POP Vinyl Collection on Sale this July!


A.K.A. the main reason to keep living on this green earth. I am a POP vinyl collector. There is something about the small cute figurines that just grab my attention and make me pull out my wallet. Currently I have 13 Pops residing at my house, and this number is soon to increase (well, this July at any rate).
My Crew:

(from left to right) Raven, Superman, Crowley (Supernatural), Goku, Charlie (Supernatural), Castiel (Supernatural), Darryl (Walking Dead), Daenerys Targaryen (GOT), Emmett Brown (Back to the Future), Marty (Back to the Future), Miku, Joker Batman, and finally, with the one ring to rule them all, Sauron.

 I present to you, The Harry Potter Pop Vinyl Collection:
 First things first, they look AMAZING. I mean look at that level of detail! I am absolutely in love with Dumbledore's Pop, and I love that they all have wands. I also love the detail of Hagrid being taller than all the others. Ron looks so pasty, Hermione looks amazing, and I love Harry's glasses. Snape looks just as mean as I remember him being, and that just delights me.

 So, who is missing in this picture? Fred & George for one. I would LOVE to have those silly kids in my collection (maybe wearing the famous  F & G shirts their mom makes them for Christmas?), Luna Lovegood (PLEASE), Neville (hmmm, eh), Bellatrix (YESSS), etc.

Most importantly, the Dark Lord is missing, and you know you would not want to make the Dark Lord feel excluded and get him all mad, so Pop Vinyl is also making him a POP so he can give us all nightmares for years to come:

No picture of the actual POP yet, but this is something we can work with. I wish he had his famous smile plastered but oh well I still like the depiction of Voldemort. This July I am going to be like a kid at a candy store when I see all those POPs hit the store, my grin is going to be bigger than that one time Voldie thought he'd won the war and actually smiled.

July can't get here fast enough.
PS; I have no association with POP whatsoever, I wish, but I want to believe these POPs might be about $12-13 a pop. Better start saving up people!

Thursday 26 February 2015

So I Started Reading A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas...

A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing, #1)
"She woke up with a kiss.
Not a bird-singing, heart-stopping, world-ending sort of kiss. A light spot of pressure on her lips.
Aurora opened her eyes.
A stranger loomed above her. A boy. He stared at her. "I did it," he said. "I actually did it."
Aurora screamed."
"Aurora tried to picture them, countless strangers, coming into her tower and kissing her while she slept. Princes and nobles, people she had never spoken to, men now old or dead, all bowing before her, pressing their lips to hers, expecting her to gasp in delight and open her eyes again. An itch crawled under her skin, like something foreign, something unwanted, had nestled inside her."
"What had happened to make people obsess over a fairy tale? To make a prince believe a single kiss meant true love, and that a girl who knew so little could mean so much?"

 A Wicked Thing has turned out to be a much better read that I thought it would be. I know that sounds bad, but lately I have just have had no luck with fairy tale retellings. Specially when the authors try to modernize them and they just fall short. So it is a nice surprise that A Wicked Thing seems (so far) to be nailing it. While Aurora is a little more timid than I usually prefer in my lead females, her character and behavior is one that we can understand. She has been sheltered her whole life, raised to behave a certain way and follow rules of etiquette that are way old fashioned. Through A Wicked Lovely you get to see her break out of her shell and try to adjust to a world that is seemingly both like and unlike her old world. She is disoriented but she is quickly learning the rules of the game they play at court. It is a retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that doesn't shy away from the ugly truths. Romance is not perfect, the future will not turn out like you think it might, and not all princesses get a fairy tale ending.

I am liking this retelling so far.  Halfway through, I hope our princess learns to stand up for herself, and her people, by the end.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Re-Review: Changeless (Alexia Tarabotti #2) by Gail Carriger (Spoilers Abound)

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)

Title: Changeless
Author: Gail Carriger
Series: Alexia Tarabotti
Book #: 2
Pages: 388
Reading Level: Adult
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 3.99
Published: April 1st, 2010
Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.

But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
CHANGLESS is the second book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
Taschima's POV:


It has been 5 years, give or take, since I originally read Changeless. A lot has changed in those 5 years, like for example Gail Carriger came out with a pre-quel of sorts to the Alexia Tarabotti world called Finishing School, but some things haven't like for example my instant hate/dread of Changeless' ending. Not to say the ending itself was bad, it is actually quite good, it just always gets to me because I always end up screaming at Lord Maccon about how he is being such an ass and what not. The ending still infuriates me, but there are a lot of things I managed to appreciate more this second time around which is why I so encourage giving this series a second go around.

The dialogue as always is excellent. I love Alexia's character, her strong will, her intelligence, her inner Italian fire. The beginning of Changeless was a little lacking, if only because Lord Maccon wasn't present. You spend the beginning missing him because he is the only one who can (safely) go toe to toe with Alexia. Their conversations are always my favorite part of the books as they always bring a smile to my face. So instead Alexia has to go around solving the biggest mystery to hit London in a while without her other half. Until that mystery brings her directly to his doorstep once more.

Quite honestly, Gail Carriger could write whatever plot she wants and I would still read it as long as she keeps her dialogue going. Crazy dragons attacking London? Sure, why not? But take Alexia's voice away and the series might as well perish. In this installment supernaturals are threatened by the appearance of a strange phenomenon that can turn them all human within a certain radius. The reason behind this occurrence was actually quite interesting to uncover since it deals with Alexia's ancestors and her soul sucking line. Plus it led for us to visit the Kingair pack for the first time, which is great because we get to meet Lady Kingair...

If you are a fan of Gail Carriger you have probably read her YA venture, Etiquette and Espionage. It is a great, silly, entertaining read that is not to be missed, specially since some of the newer characters you get to meet in Changeless are perhaps characters you already knew before. To me it was a little baffling seeing Lady Kingair and Madame Lefoux in this installment because in my mind they are still 16 and 8 years old respectively (I had to cross reference like crazy). Only not, because dear Sidheag and Vieve are quite adult now and living their own lives. Which begs the questions...

If Sidheag and Vieve were both at the Finishing School at the same time, why did they not know each other? Sure, they are only connected in that series via Sophronia (the main characters in THAT series) but they both frequented the soot room and knew of each other. Plus you would think Sidheag's ears would perk up once she heard the name "Lefoux" as it is the name of their old teacher. But I digress, because Changeless was written years before Etiquette and Espionage so Gail Carriger was just trying to connect everything as best she could. But still, after you read both series these things kind of nick at your reading experience since you wish it all connected quite beautifully. Though maybe it does... I have yet to finish the Alexia Tarabotti series after all. I stopped reading halfway through Blameless because of Lord Maccon and his stupidness.

No matter how much you know something is going to happen in a book you already read you somehow wish things went differently. Like, I always wish Sirius would step off that ledge, or that Dumbledore would have just cut off his arm or something. Up until this day you cannot say anything regarding Fred dying because I will either ignore you or burst into tears. I knew the ending of Changeless was coming, and I braised myself for it, but I couldn't completely prepare myself for how harshly Lord Maccon treated his wife. I understand his pride was hurt, not to mention his feelings, but could he be a bigger knuckle head? You age when your wife touches you but then you are SURPRISED other biological functions can occur as well? My oh my, what is wrong with the world. I understand it is supposed to be that one thing in their road that is supposed to be their problem to be overcomed by the next book, but, well, it did turn me off the entire series at one point of my life so... that's that.

No matter how stupid Lord Maccon was by the end of this book, or how ridiculously easy it was to tell who the "bad guy" in the story was (because, really, who else could it have been?!) I still enjoyed Changeless immensely yet again. I will continue on to Blameless now, and hopefully this time I will stick around until the very end.

Thursday 19 February 2015

YA Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)

Title: The Ruby Circle
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines
Book #: 6
Pages: 348
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.34
Published: February 10th, 2015
The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.
Taschima's POV:

First thing to know about The Ruby Circle is that this is not the end by any means. I am almost 100% sure Richelle Mead is going back to the VA world, at some point in the future, and about 95% sure that her story will continue under Declan (new character you will come to love). Ruby Circle was a nice fitting ending to the Bloodlines series, it managed to cover all its bases and create a nice set up for the future of the series. A lot of nice surprises were revealed [spoiler] dhampires having babies! Thanks to bringing back people from the Strogoi state those people are infused with Spirit magic, which allowed the dhampirs to pro create. So excited for what this means for Rose and Dimitri![/spoiler], and a lot of old characters made a very long lasting appearance. Every plot line and crevice was visited and solved, laying to rest the story of Adrian and Sydney (in a very good note). I am going to miss Sydney, if not Adrian (was never much of a fan, even in the previous series), because she was the more relatable character of the series and one of the strongest female characters in the VA world. I am sure going to miss her.

While I felt like the "evil to be beat" in this one book was a bit anti climactic after the problems they had to solve in Silver Shadows I still enjoyed Ruby Circle. It allowed for Richelle Mead to set up the future of the world quite nicely while tying up loose ends. It also gave us the happily ever after we have always wanted for Sydney and Adrian, with a cherry on top. We also got to see a LOT of Rose and Dimitri, thank goodness, (some secrets were revealed about Dimitri's past as well that made me a very happy reader--no matter how far fetched they might have felt). Just an FYI Mama Ivashkov might have stolen the show a couple of times (I think I came to love her in this book) with her awesome lines and understanding demeanor.

Relax fans, Sydney and Adrian will be back, I also expect we will get more appearances by Rose and Dimitri--they really can't stay away for long. They will all probably only serve as background to the new characters, but at least we will get to see how they turn out and how their lives evolve. I can't wait for the future book in the VA world, because it is going to rock their world (and ours).

Tuesday 17 February 2015

YA Review: The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)

Title: The Winner's Crime
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy
Book #: 2
Pages: 352
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.37
Published: March 3rd, 2015
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
Taschima's POV:


Why must Marie Rutkoski play with my emotions? When I went into The Winner's Crime I was expecting swoon worthy passages, fantastic writing, and a reunion scene to trump all previous reunion scenes in the world. I got the first two, I don't feel like I fully got the third mandate. But I got so much more; the plot thickening and becoming ever more complicated, so much so that it left me a little out of breath. The Winner's Crime was everything I wanted it to be and much much more. Warning, after reading it you may experience slight depression and you might want to throw the book across the room. Just because.

He did not want her to know. He did not want her to see. But: Look at me, he found himself thinking furiously at her. Look at me.
She lifted her eyes, and did."

This story is so much more than just about the romance; a fact that infuriated me but also gave me bursts of joy. The first book is all about bringing Kestrel and Arin together, having Kestrel come out of her sheltered perfect life and seeing the world for what it really is (while Arin is plotting to destroy her kind). The Winner's Crime still has the swoon worthy passages that gave me heart palpitations (chapter 8 is one I shall not forget) but it is more about crushing the ties that bind these characters together to bring complete chaos and distrust. These characters are definitely not stronger when they are apart, and already I cannot wait for the third book to fix what was broken (I BETTER get my swoon worthy reunion!).

I love Arin. He is such a hopeful, strong leader. He tries to trust his instincts, not to mention his heart, but at every turn it seems he is crushed down and rejected. He is battling against demons much stronger than him and yet he doesn't give up. He doesn't take the easy way out, and instead ventures out and finds himself some reinforcements for the war that is soon to touch his land. All may had seem pretty resolved in the war front last time we visited the land of Herran, but you best think again.

"If you won't be my friend," she told Verex, "you'll regret being my enemy."

Kestrel is strong, smart as hell, and infuriating. Her biggest flaw is that she doesn't trust (and after that ending really who can blame her), and she doesn't give an inch. Instead of letting people in, and letting them help her, she shies away believing she has to do everything herself. But her heart is in the right place, always is. On the next title she will change in ways I cannot begin to fathom, and I cannot wait to see her crush her enemies.

The Winner's Crime is everything we had been expecting, and more. A sequel done right, it is sure to keep you awake long after your supposed bed time. Marie Rutkoski's beautiful writing is not to be missed, and the swoon worthy passages must be bookmarked for further studies. I already feel like re-reading this title again... god help me.

Saturday 14 February 2015

YA Review: The Prey by Tom Isbell (Better Luck Next Time...)

The Prey (The Hatchery, #1)

Title: The Prey
Author: Tom Isbell
Series: The Hatchery
Book #: 1
Pages: 416
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 3.25
Published: Jan. 20th, 2015
A hot debut trilogy and a riveting story of survival, courage, and romance in a future where creating a master civilization is the only thing prized, no matter the method.

After the Omega (the end of the end), 16 year old guys known as LTs discover their overseers are raising them not to be soldiers (lieutenants) as promised, but to be sold as bait because of their Less Than status and hunted for sport. They escape and join forces with a girls’ camp, the Sisters, who have been imprisoned and experimented on for the "good of the Republic," by a government eager to use twins in their dark research. In their plight for freedom, these heroes must find the best in themselves to fight against the worst in their enemies. 
Taschima's POV:

The Prey has one of those premises that just grabs your attention. Post apocalyptic world in which people are hunted for sport, high stakes, danger, maybe a bit of romance? I was hooked. Until I read the first 10% of the book. Then I found myself dragging my eyes along the page, counting down the percentage until this story came to its end.


The problems with The Prey go way past sentence structure and awkward descriptions. There is barely any world building, all you are told is that the "Omega" day happened, nuclear weapons were released (for no good reason it seems) all uppity into the air and the world was no longer the same. Electromagnetic BS made all the electronics on this side of the world (I think, wasn't really explained in detail, or at all) go bye bye and so they live in a "post apocalyptic world". Only, we don't know exactly why this war happened, in what state exactly the world is (because seriously, only the kids at this particular camp seem to be affected by "radiation" which affects NO ONE ELSE IN THE PLANET --at least no adults-- cause everybody else they meet show NO RADIATION SIGNS), or pretty much anything. We get no explanations, other than "this war happened, everybody hates you now because you are different, deal with it".


Things (objects and such) seemed to come up out of nowhere. Whenever binoculars were needed, there they were (and after an excuse allowed them to magically appear... just dont ask too many questions), whenever darts were needed they magically appeared by the dozens, and whenever our characters just needed their fellow bad guys to act super stupid and basically ignore them, the bad guys obliged. At one point one of the girl twins needed to change places with her respective twin, take over her cleaning duties, and suddenly everybody forgot that the one twin was bald. Everybody overlooked it, even the cleaning partners who have been working with the sister twin for weeks now didn't say anything, not even "hey, btw, who the fuck are you?" Stories need rules, boundaries, and they need to be followed, if not it is just too god damn easy for the characters to succeed and the reader to lose interest. What is the point if a magical rabbit is to appear and save the day? I am half surprised super powers weren't thrown into the fray for good measure.

Don't even get me started on the insta-love romance. It is one of the laziest romances I have ever read. Both parties are instantly attracted to each other, creating connections that aren't even there before they even speak for the first time. After meeting each other ONCE they already spend more than half their allotted chapter day dreaming about each other instead of, well, I don't know, thinking about the state of their situation and their world. But that would lead to maybe some world building, and who wants THAT? *raises hand way up high, and waives it like she just don't care*

"She has a memory of the boy in the barn, remembering the strong grip of his hand, the powerful kindness in his eyes. Maybe he can come to her rescue, she thinks. Maybe he will magically appear and cut through these bindings and lift her up, her body pressed agaisnt his chest as he carries her to safety. Maybe..."


"As she does, she thinks of the Less Than-Book. Although their encounter seems like a distant dream, she lets herself pretend it's Book who strokes her arms. She imagines him holding her firmly against his chest, the heat from his body mingling with hers."

This is after Hope has met Book (yeah seriously, that is his name, BOOK), ONCE. This is not the last time she will day dream about Book before they even meet again. The romance is too clingy, too fake, too soon. I just don't buy it, not from her nor him.

To make matters worse, a love triangle is tentatively introduced that makes Hope just completely lose sight of what is important, and who has been there for her for her entire journey.


The love triangle obviously did not work. I believe the third part to this love triangle didn't even acknowledge the girl once. It was all on her head. I felt like it was unnecessary.

One good quality of The Prey is the character of Book, in some small way. He is clearly not the one everybody thinks as the automatic leader. He is small, bookish, not very athletic, but smart. And he uses those smarts (most of the time) to get things done. I enjoyed that he wasn't the stereotypical leader because it was something different, having what would have been considered the "side-kick" as the main character. So kudos.

[Spoiler] THAT ENDING! They go through all this crap (fighting Brown Shirts, wolves, crossing a freaking dessert, and battling hunters) and after they FINALLY reach their destination they are like; "hey, fuck it let's go back and save everyone, like RIGHT NOW! Who's with me?" Are you fucking kidding me?! You BARELY survived, you have no weapons, no food nor water, etc., but you expect to survive the trip back!? You don't even know where you are taking whoever you manage to save (which is going to be no one cause you are going to die halfway there). It just made no sense what so ever, no effing sense. [/Spoiler]

The Prey is something that has been done before, with far better results. I wish I could say that I may give the sequel a chance, but quite honestly I wont. I only finished this one because I was hoping that it would get better, that the plot line (iffy) would be explained in a better way, that the world building would happen, that the characters wouldn't make me want to rip off my hair... definitely not for me.

Thursday 12 February 2015

Recent YA Releases: Week of Feb. 1st-15th

The weekend is fast approaching. 48 hours of complete reading bliss, and here are some suggestions on what to start reading as soon as the clock hits that sweet hour in which we claim the weekend for ourselves. Here are some of the titles that have been released (so far) in the month of February:

If you are looking to start a brand new series...

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Released: February 10th, 2015
"The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.
To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.
Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the center of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.
But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?"
I've actually read some pretty wonderful things about Red Queen (and I am actually reading it right now). So far so good, strong world building, pretty kick ass main character, and even the side characters get their due. Plus that cover is just gorgeous!

Seeker (Seeker, #1)
Released: February 10th, 2015
"Quin Kincaid has been put through years of brutal training for what she thinks is the noble purpose of becoming a revered ‘Seeker’.
Only when it’s too late does she discover she will be using her new-found knowledge and training to become an assassin. Quin's new role will take her around the globe, from a remote estate in Scotland to a bustling, futuristic Hong Kong where the past she thought she had escaped will finally catch up with her."
I am a sucker for series, so Red Queen and Seeker are on top of my list of titles to read this weekend. While I've heard both good and bad from Seeker I still think I will give it a try and see for myself what all the fuss is about. I mean, it does have assassins and those are always fun.

If you are looking for a stand alone title...

BeastkeeperMy Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga • February 10th, 2015 • Click on Image for Summary!The ForgettingI'll Meet You There

One of the GuysThe Glass ArrowThe Eterna Files

I rarely read stand alone titles, but Glass Arrow and My Heart and Other Black Holes sound very tempting. Maybe you just need a break from the constant cliff hangers, a stand alone can certainly give you closure (for the most part, or at least we hope so) and leave you well satisfied by the end. 

If you are looking for sequels...

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, #6)
Sequel to Silver Shadows 

This is my big ticketed item this weekend as well. It is the last title in the Bloodlines series, which in itself is a sort of sequel to the Vampire Academy series. I am sad to see it come to its end, but hopeful that Richelle Mead will find another way into the VA world. I've also heard very good things about this title so I am extra excited to read it!

The Storm (The Rain, #2)Rebellion (Extraction, #2)Invaded (Alienated, #2)All That Burns (All That Glows, #2)

Sequel to The Rain I Sequel to Extraction I Sequel to Alienated I Sequel to All That Glows

Start making plans now, and stake out that favorite chair at B&N (or on your local bookstore, support them!)

Tuesday 10 February 2015

E-Book VS Paperback: The New Age (Reviewer) Struggle

amazon kindle books

Recently I started re-reading this very entertaining series by Gail Carriger, Soulless. It is a Steampunk/Victorian/Supernatural read that has fantastic dialogue and knee shaking romance. I read this first book in the series back in 2009, before the concept of an e-reader ever entered my mind (not to mention my household).

Well recently I decided to start reading this series again because 1. I never finished it, and 2. I was reading Miss Carriger's YA series (which is based on the same world-- Etiquette and Espionage) and it was so good that it made me want to get off my ass and actually finish her adult series. The second time around Soulless is turning out to be even better. I've grown since 2009 and can appreciate the novel better (I was 16-17 when I read this book last!).

This time around however I feel the need to take notes and bookmark my favorite passages for reference, which is difficult to do with a paperback copy unless I want to dog ear the shit out of the title (or buy mini stick notes and put them all around the title, which is annoying to no end).

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1) Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

So what did I do in order to fix this issue? I bought the e-book. I BOUGHT THE E-BOOK. I have the paperback copy, and I felt the need to buy the e-book in order to make my reading process easier. I remember the days when I used to abhor even the THOUGHT of owning an e-reader, and now I am buying e-copies of books I already own. Times are changing, and I as a reader am changing right along.

To be honest the e-copy, as a reviewer, makes the process much more easier because we can bookmark passages, make notes, and even color code our notes. It is amazing, and yet it is also a little worrying. I already own the entire series on paperback, and I want to re-read the whole series, so should I go ahead and buy the entire series for my e-reader? I don't see myself doing this, but it is an option. I bought Soulless online through amazon for only $4.00 which is why I didn't really care (that is less than a cup of coffee these days) but once you consider buying them all?

I wish there was an option that let me get the print copy AND the e-copy at the same time (like when you get movies and it gives you a code in order to download the movie for your PC for free).

That is the dream. For my personal library I will always buy the paperback/hardcover, but for reviewing purposes? I find myself preferring e-books. How the mighty have fallen.

Saturday 7 February 2015

Which Fictional Hottie-from-a-book Team do you Support?

Have I told you guys how totally in love I am with I'm Loving Books.com? The admin, Sarah, creates the best mini banners out there (I have some under my Favorite Series column). She also came up with Team Stickers for a lot of different series, including The Iron Fey, Morganville Vampires, The Vampire Diaries, The Hunger Games, etc. I don't know about you, but I personally love them! Talking about taking sides is easy, but are you ready to commit and get a Team Sticker to prove your loyalty? I know I am!

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

So Alex stole my heart in Delirium, and I am not about to let him go and forget about him just because yummy Julian decided to make an appearance. I will admit Julian's scenes with Lena in Pandemonium were hot, but my heart belongs to Alex.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
In the books I usually go for the dark and handsome type, but Peeta is just something else. He can really steal your heart (and then maybe disguise it into some sort of pastry and make you eat it). Such a sweet heart.

Iron Fey by Julie Kagawa
The Iron Fey
Ash... or Puck? No damn question, Team Ash! He is the deadly ice prince after all, full of mystery, loyalty, and pretty much hotness. He will go to the end of the world and back just to be able to find a way to be with you. I say that's a definite win.

Matched by Ally Condie
This to be honest could possibly change at any given moment. But for now? Alex disappointed me in the last book, and Xander impressed me.

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

All the damn way! Shane irritated me since the beginning of the series and I was never really fond of him. Myrnin on the other hand? That crazy vamp had me at hello.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

Jace for the win. He is cocky, he is strong, he is vulnerable, and if we are stopping at City of Glass, and not involving City of Fallen Angels, then Jace is gosh darn perfect.

Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost
The Night Huntress
He is my fictitious husband. There is nothing more to it really, I mean Bones is everything I want my man to be, confident of himself, flirtatious, sexy, vulnerable when needed, strong as hell, excellent in the sack, and he has an English accent. Need I say more? I didn't think so.

Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

This is a typical Damon vs Stefan situation. Nash is Stefan, and Tod is Damon. Ever since Tod was introduced though I felt like he was the one to look out for, he was he one I wanted the main character to be with, not *ugh* Nash. Love you Tod!

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

This was bound to end up here. Have you seen the last name I go by in the web? There is no question who my heart belonged to in the book series, or even in the movies when you get that crazy ass  make up overload off Robert's face.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Some people go for crazy, drunken, vulnerable Adrian. And I admit, he has his charm. But Dimitri is well, Dimitri! He is strong and wise... a fighting God. He and Rose are perfect for each other in a way that Rose and Adrian could never be.

The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
I have a cut out of Ian Somerhaulder in my bedroom. True story- my roommates got it for me as a B Day present since they know I love this man. But seriously, Damon needs to get the girl. Let Stefan go mourn his addiction and loss somewhere else. It seems when Damon falls in love he falls hard and somehow recklessly, I just want him to be happy even if it's with Elena (the woman who can't ever make a decision).

For many, many, more Team Stickers please go here. Again give the thanks to Sarah from I'm loving Books.com for all her awesome hard work!

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