Sep 30, 2012

Cover Characteristic: City/Town in the Background!

Cover Characteristic is a meme hosted by Sugar & Snark!

The goal of this meme is to post your favorite 5 book covers with the week's characteristic.

This week's characterictic: City/Town in the Background! 

If you'd like to participate in this meme, go HERE!
 
 

My Favorite 5 Book Covers with City/Town in the Background are:

 

#5 - Rage Within



 #4 - False Memory

 
 

 

 #3 -Divergent

 


 #2 - Earth Girl


 


 #1 -Midnight City


Top 5 Sundays: 2013 Sequels I'm Dying to Read!


Top 5 Sundays is a weekly feature with a different bookish theme hosted by Larissa at her blog Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life


This week's theme is 2013 Sequels I'm Dying to Read. 

You can join HERE!

 

So, My Top 5 2013 Sequels I'm Dying to Read are:


  #1 - The Daylight War (Demon Cycle #3) by Peter V. Brett


I love the series so much, it really is an EPIC fantasy, and I've been waiting for this sequel for so long, and finally in February it will be published, and I know it will be awesome. The cover still haven't been revealed, but I know it will look awesome, just look at the covers of the previous books :)

#2 - With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent


And of course, I'm dying to read the last book in the amazing Soul Screamers series!
 
 

  #3 - Chasing the Prophecy (Beyonders #3) by Brandon Mull

 
Ok, so this list shows my eclectic taste in books :) Yeah, I read adult, YA, MG, even children's books ;) The Beyonders trilogy is MG fantasy, and I'm literally dying to read this last book. The first book A World Without Heroes was great, but the second Seeds of Rebellion was so amazing, so yeah, I want to read this now!  
 

#4 - Midnight Blue-Light Special (InCryptid #2) by Seanan McGuire


The moment I finished Discount Armageddon, although there wasn't a cliffhanger, I was thinking: "Noooo, I want more!!!", and that still haven't changed, so yeah, one more sequel that I'm dying to read :D


  #5 - The Seduction of Elliot McBride (Highland Pleasures #5) by Jennifer Ashley


I'm a really big fan of the series and the Mackenzie family (I'm even more excited about book #6 - Daniel's book, it should be out next year, too), so when thinking about #5 on this top 5, I decided for this one ;) Thankfully it will be out in January, so only 3 more months to go :)

Sep 27, 2012

What's Next? #12

What's Next? is a weekly meme hosted by IceyBooks.

Every Thursday, select 3-5 books (not too many, not too little!) that you want to read but can't decide which one to read first.
Post the cover, and if you want, the synopsis or even a random line from the book, for each of your selections.
At the end of your post, ask readers to vote on which one you should read next!

Even if you don't end up reading your readers' top choice, you'll know what the majority is excited for.
For more info, visit the introduction post HERE!

To participate, go HERE!


My picks this week are:



Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain

 
Honor Among Rogues 

Alexander Edgeware, Lord Xavier, has quite a reputation—for daring, wagering, and wickedness in all its delightful forms. But the wager before him is hardly his preferred sport: Xavier must persuade a proper young lady to attend his famously naughty Christmas house party—and stay the full, ruinous two weeks. Worse, the lady is Louisa Oliver, a doe-eyed bookworm Xavier finds quite charming. Yet to refuse the challenge is impossible—he will simply have to appoint himself Miss Oliver’s protector…

Mischief Among Misses 

Louisa knows her chance for a husband has passed. But she has no desire to retire into spinsterhood without enjoying a few grand adventures first. When Lord Xavier’s invitation arrives, Louisa is more intrigued than insulted. And once inside the rogues’ gallery, she just may have a thing or two to teach her gentlemen friends about daring…

 
 

  How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde

 
Got Warlock?

Middy Cherrywood does. She’s got more warlock than she can hex with Dred Shadowins. He isn’t just a billionaire playboy and Weekly Warlock centerfold. He’s a spy for the High Chancellor, and he convinces Middy to pose as his fiancĂ©e for his latest mission. Too bad no one told his mother before she slipped Middy a potion that will make their sham engagement all too real in just ten days.

Dred Shadowins already has his hands full with cursed objects, possessed nuns, and dreams where Merlin makes him pay for taking his name in vain by relating his sexcapades with Nimue. But by the end of the mission, he’s convinced his most difficult challenge is the hero’s cape Middy’s draped over his shoulders. Because he wants nothing more than to give her the one thing he may not be capable of providing: Happily Ever After.


The Wrangler by Lindsay McKenna


After Wall Street collapses, investment banker Griff McPherson trades in his suits and ties for Stetsons and cowboy boots. He returns to the Wyoming ranch he co-owns with his brother, but it's not exactly a happy homecoming. So to prove to everyone, including himself, that that he belongs back in Jackson Hole, he takes a post as a wrangler on another ranch. 

Air force lieutenant Val Hunter has just returned to the Bar H ranch to help her ailing grandmother run the property. While it is full of unhappy memories, Val is determined to do right by her home. Her new hire is easy on the eyes and a tough wrangler to boot, yet her instincts make it hard for her to trust him. When a nefarious neighbor endangers her land, Val is forced to accept Griff's help—but will she finally be able to open her heart?

So, what do you think, which one of these novels I should read next?

Have you read any of these & did you enjoy it?

Leave me a comment & help me decide!

Sep 26, 2012

WWW Wednesdays #68!

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?
This weekly meme is being hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading!

 


What are you currently reading?



 

What did you recently finish reading?






What do you think you'll read next?


"Waiting On" Wednesday #91: Gravity by Melissa West!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
 
 
Gravity
(The Taking, #1) 
by
Melissa West

Publication date:
October 30th, 2012
 
 

In the future, only one rule will matter:

Don’t. Ever. Peek.


Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know — especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war
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Sep 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays #60!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. 
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



"Here the very plane itself was hostile to her kind, and hungry for her gift. She could feel the cold leaching up through her feet, stealing her life force, draining her power."

"Dark Kiss" by Michelle Rowen (ARC)

 
Title: Dark Kiss

Author: Michelle Rowen

Series: Nightwatchers #1

Publisher: Harlequin

Imprint: HarlequinTEEN

ISBN: 9780373210473



(Book read from an e-copy acquired through NetGalley from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.) 



My rating: 3.5 of 5 
 

Summary:


I don't do DANGEROUS.

Smart, uber-careful, ordinary Samantha—that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me...something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing—and I don’t know if I can get it back.

Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me....

Nightwatchers: When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising...


 
 

My Thoughts on the Book:


In the end, I enjoyed a lot Dark Kiss. But, I had trouble getting into it. Usually, when I have that kind of problem, there's a reason: the pacing or the characters or the story or something similar, but here I couldn't put my finger what was it. Nothing bothered me, there wasn't a particular reason, I thought that the storyline was interesting, but I just couldn't connect with the characters or the story, so I kept reading, while thinking that Dark Kiss probably isn't a book for me, and yeah I read two thirds of the book before I finally got into it. But, when I did, it was so good. This had happened to me only once before with another quite popular book from another author. I guess I'm not really a fan of paranormal YA. 
I thought that the story & the idea was really interesting. All the angels and demons were fun characters, and the ending was good. As I said, I didn't really connected to the characters, so I neither liked or disliked them, the same thing goes for the romance. Thankfully, there wasn't a love triangle, although I have a feeling that might change in the sequel. Of course, everything isn't over, there are a lot more things that should happen in the sequel(s).   
So, will I read the sequel? To be honest, I don't know, maybe. Will I read something else from Michelle Rowen? Definitely. This actually wasn't my first book by Michelle Rowen that I've read, a couple of years ago I read one of her adult novels, and I remember that I loved it.
Overall, an interesting YA paranormal, so if you're a fan of paranormal YA books, then this is a book for you!
 

Challenges:


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists.
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.


Ok, so I have a lot more then 10 series I've started, and although I've enjoyed the first one or two books in the series, and planned to continue the series, I still haven't read the rest of them.    

So, My Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished (in no particular order) are:


1. Pendragon by D. J. MacHale


The Lost City of FaarThe Never WarThe Reality Bug
Black WaterThe Rivers of ZadaaThe Quillan Games
The Pilgrims of RayneRaven RiseThe Soldiers of Halla
I read the first book in the Pendragon series The Merchant of Death years ago, and although I loved it, I just never returned to the series. Every year I say I'll read them this year, and I never do. The series has 10 books, so I have 9 more to go, although I'll have to re-read The Merchant of Death first.  


2. Ender Wiggin by Orson Scott Card


Although I loved Ender's Game and it's one of my favorites and one of the best books I've read, I still haven't returned to the series, so I have a lot to catch up, the 5 books in this series, as well as the other 5 books in the Ender's Shadow series! 


 3. The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl


Beautiful DarknessDream DarkBeautiful ChaosBeautiful Redemption
I've read Beautiful Creatures over 2 years ago, but at the time the 2nd book still wasn't published, and when it was, I just never got around to it. Now in October the last book will be published, so I'm planning to catch up on the series. I'm actually re-reading the first book right now (since I'm writing this post in advance, I will probably have finished it when this goes up), and I'm loving it once more, so I'll definitely continue the series soon.   


4. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

 
Blood RitesDead BeatProven Guilty
White NightSmall FavorTurn Coat
I've read only Storm Front a few years ago, and although I enjoyed it a lot, I never returned to the series, and now there are 13 books published so far, so I have quite to catch up...


  5. Avery Cates by Jeff Somers

 
The Digital PlagueThe Eternal PrisonThe Terminal StateThe Final Evolution
Another series where I enjoyed a lot the first book in the series, in this case The Electric Church, and although I planned to continue the series, I still haven't. The series has a total of 5 books, so I have 4 more to go.


6. Sigma Force by James Rollins


Black OrderThe Judas StrainThe Last Oracle
The Doomsday KeyThe Devil ColonyBloodline
I love James Rollins' books, but I'm really behind on his Sigma Force series. So far I've read only the first 2 books: Sandstorm & Map of Bones, so I have 6 more to go until I catch up!  


7. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer


The Eternity CodeThe Opal DeceptionThe Lost Colony
The Time ParadoxThe Atlantis ComplexThe Last Guardian
I've read only the first 2 books in the Artemis Fowl series a few years ago, but I still haven't read the rest, so they piled up & so far there are a total of 8 books published, so I have 6 more until I catch up. No idea when I'll do that...


8. Laurel by Aprilynne Pike


SpellsIllusionsDestined
The same thing like The Caster Chronicles - I read Wings & I enjoyed it a lot, but at the time the 2nd book still wasn't published, and when it was I never got around to reading it. Now the series is finished, so hopefully I'll read the 3 books I still haven't read soon.


9. Howl's Castle by Diana Wynne Jones


Howl's Moving CastleCastle in the AirHouse of Many Ways
I loved Howl's Moving Castle so much, it's one of my favorites, but I still haven't read the other 2 books!


10. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey 


The Curse of the WendigoThe Isle of Blood
I loved The Monstrumologist - the first book in the series, but I still haven't read the other 2 books. But, I know there will be one more, which I think it will be the last, so I might wait until that one is out & then finish the series.