Sunday, 27 February 2011

In My Mailbox (#6)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

In my mailbox this week I had six (6) books, I think six is becoming my lucky number because this is the second week in a row that i've had six books! :)

Bought:

Pegasus and the Flame by Kate O'Hearn


My Soul to Save (Soul Screamers #2) by Rachel Vincent



Angel by L.A. Weatherly


Mercy by Rebecca Lim


Secret Lives (Darke Academy #1) by Gabriella Poole


ebook:

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher


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That's all that I got in my mailbox this week! What did you get in yours?

Friday, 25 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#11) & Follow Friday (#12)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

My answer:
No, I love the name of my blog! :)

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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...

My answer:
Ummm... my fav television show at the moment has to be Vampire Diaries! It's based on the novels by L.J. Smith, but from what I've seen there are quite a lot of differenses. Plus Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore = hot!!!!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#11)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.


Dark Mirror
M.J. Putney
March 11th 2011



Goodreads summary:

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and
Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she
will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if
exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever
known or considered important will be challenged. What lies
ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey
into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true
love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of
character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Entangled by Cat Clarke

Title: Entangled
Author: Cat Clarke
Pulbished by: Quercus
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 374
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



Rating: 4- Great!

Goodreads summary:

The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
AM I GOING TO DIE?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.

Review:

I was sucked into this novel from the very first page; I was reading this novel in between the shows of Jack and the Beanstalk pantomime that I had taken part in, so I didn’t really have that much time to read it but whenever I did I got sucked right back into it. The novel sent me on a roller coaster ride of emotions, one minute I was laughing and the next I was crying, plus feeling all the other emotions in between.

For me Grace was one of those characters that I didn’t think that I would really like and by the end of the novel I loved her. I found things that I liked about her, she's fiercely loyal to her best friend Sal, and she uses falling in love as a reason to start her life over. And even though some of the things that she did made me want to scream at her and others made me want to hug and comfort her. All in all she was a great realistic, well rounded character.

Through the entire novel I felt like something was wrong (in a good way) and I think that was one of the reason that I kept reading I wanted to know what that one thing was and why Grace ended up the way that she did. I think that there is something that everyone will be able to associate with in this novel.

Plot 4/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 4/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
amazon.com

Cat Clarke Website

Sunday, 20 February 2011

In My Mailbox (#5)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

In my mailbox this week I have six(6) books that I bought. Three(3) from a Tesco gift voucher from my mams boyfriend which was a Christmas present and three(3) that I bought on a 3 on a £5 deal.

Firstly the three(3) that I bought from the gift voucher:

Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #2) by L.J. Smith (Creator), Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec



Radiance (Riley Bloom #1) by Alyson Noel



My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares



Now for the three(3) books that I bought for £5:

The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2) by Rachel Caine



Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires #3) by Rachel Caine



Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder


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That's all that I got in my mailbox this week! What did you get in yours?

Friday, 18 February 2011

Follow Friday (#11)




Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: If you are a fan of Science Fiction what is your favorite book? If you haven't read Science Fiction before...any inkling to? Anything catch your eye?

My answer:
I don't really read Science Fiction novels, but one novel that I have read that's counted as a Sciene Fiction novel is The Host by Stephenie Meyer and I loved that book. One Science Fiction novel that I do really want to read is Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#10)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Sweet Venom
Tera Lynn Childs
October 1st 2011



Goodreads summary:

New series, in which triplet descendants of Medusa learn they are destined to guard the door between the world of monsters and the world of men – pitched as a mythological Charmed.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

In Love with Covers (#13)

In Love with Covers is a feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.

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This cover is just so simple but beautiful! <3



Other Words for Love
Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

When an unexpected inheritance enables Ari to transfer to an elite Manhattan prep school, she makes a wealthy new friend, Leigh. Leigh introduces Ari to the glamorous side of New York--and to her gorgeous cousin, Blake. Ari doesn't think she stands a chance, but amazingly, Blake asks her out. As their romance heats up, they find themselves involved in an intense, consuming relationship. Ari's family worries that she is losing touch with the important things in life, like family, hard work, and planning for the future.

When misfortune befalls Blake's family, he pulls away, and Ari's world drains of color. As she struggles to get over the breakup, Ari must finally ask herself: were their feelings true love . . . or something else?

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love? Leave the link in the comment box!
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#9)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Michelle Hodkin
September 27th 2011



Goodreads summary:

Mara Dyer believes life can’t get any stranger than waking up in a
hospital with no memory of how she got there. It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember
that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been
through, she can fall in love. She’s wrong.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#6)




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!

My Teasers



'Gabriel replied. "He knows about us now, so i don't see the harm in it. Besides, there are some ground rules we need to cover."
"Such as?"
"Such as the importance of confidentiality for a start."'

page 224 'Halo' by Alexandra Adortnetto.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

In Love with Covers (#12)

In Love with Covers is a feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.

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There's just something about this cover that I love! <3



Angel Burn
L.A. Weatherly
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Willow knows she’s different from other girls, and not just because she loves tinkering with cars. Willow has a gift. She can look into the future and know people’s dreams and hopes, their sorrows and regrets, just by touching them. She has no idea where this power comes from. But the assassin, Alex, does. Gorgeous, mysterious Alex knows more about Willow than Willow herself. He knows that her powers link to dark and dangerous forces, and that he’s one of the few humans left who can fight them. When Alex finds himself falling in love with his sworn enemy, he discovers that nothing is as it seems, least of all good and evil. In the first book in an action-packed, romantic trilogy, L..A. Weatherly sends readers on a thrill-ride of a road trip — and depicts the human race at the brink of a future as catastrophic as it is deceptively beautiful.

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love? Leave the link in the comment box!
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

On My Wishlist (#16)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places:

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YA + historical fiction = I want it now!



Father of Lies
Ann Turner
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Truth or Lies?


Lidda knew, with a clarity that was like a candle in a dark room, that all had changed; something was loosed in the village—Devil or not—and they would pay for it, every last man, woman, and child.

Fourteen-year-old Lidda has always known she was different. She longs to escape Salem Village and its stifling rules—to be free to dance, to sing, to live as she chooses. But when a plague of accusations descends on the village and witch fever erupts, L idda begins to realize that she feels and sees things that others can't, or won't. But how will she expose the truth without being hung as a witch herself?

Gripping and emotional, Ann Turner's retelling of the Salem witch trials captures one girl's brave soul-searching amidst a backdrop of fear and blame.

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I sounds interesting, plus it's a 2011 debut novel!



The Iron Thorn
Caitlin Kittredge
Goodreads

Goodreads summary

In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

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The cover caught my eye and it sounds like an ineresting and fun read!



Dark Mirror
M.J. Putney
Goodreads

Goodreads sumarry:

Lady Victoria Mansfield, youngest daughter of the Earl and
Countess of Fairmount, is destined for a charmed life. Soon she
will be presented during the London season, where she can choose a mate worthy of her status.

Yet Tory has a shameful secret—a secret so powerful that, if
exposed, it could strip her of her position and disgrace her family forever. Tory’s blood is tainted…by magic. When a shocking accident forces Tory to demonstrate her despised skill, the secret she’s fought so hard to hide is revealed for all to see. She is immediately exiled to Lackland Abbey, a reform school for young men and women in her position. There she will learn to suppress her deplorable talents and maybe, if she’s one of the lucky ones, be able to return to society.

But Tory’s life is about to change forever. All that she’s ever
known or considered important will be challenged. What lies
ahead is only the beginning of a strange and wonderful journey
into a world where destiny and magic come together, where true
love and friendship find her, and where courage and strength of
character are the only things that determine a young girl’s worth.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#10) & Follow Friday (#10)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've only done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

My answer:
At the moment i'm reading The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff and i'm reading it because I have heard many good things about it and it's also a 2011 debut novel!




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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: What is the book you are currently 'pushing'? (Pushing mean trying to get people to read it)

My answer:
Ummm... the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#8)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

The Goddess Test
Aimee Carter
April 19th 2011



Goodreads summary:

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

If she fails...

Howarts Reading Challenge 2011



Prepare yourselves for me to become dorkier than you've ever seen me before. Bunnitaz at Worth Reading It? is hosting an amazing Harry Potter themed challenge.

In the Hogwarts Reading Challenge you are a student of the school. You will be sorted into houses. Each book you read must fit in to the subject of one the classes. You do not have to read books that fit all the subjects. Each book equals one point (toward the house cup).

You must read at least 5 books (audio books counts) before you are enter in to the drawing. At the end of the Challenge one person will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card and one house will win the House Cup (purely a pride thing).



I'm in Ravenclaw! I will link all of the mini-challenges and books read to this page so look out for that in the future.

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The Classes

Transfiguration - read any book that has trans or figure in its title, is about shape shifting, has a shape shifter in it, or is about anything having to do with changing one thing into another

Defence Against the Dark Arts - read any book that has defence(defense), dark and/or art(s) in its title, read any book that is about self defense, war, history of war/marital arts, murder mysteries

Charms - read any book that has charm in its title, any book that deals with gives something or someone a new aspect (for example the nerdy guy become a handsome doctor)

Potions - read any book that has potion in its title, cookbooks count but you must cook at least one recipe out of the book

Astronomy - read any book that has astronomy in its title, books about planets, stars, etc, sci-fi
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

History of Magic - read any book that has history or magic in its title, books about magic, witches, etc
As You Wish by Jackson Pearce

Herbology - read any book that has herb in its title, again cookbooks count and again you must cook at least one recipe out of the book

Arithmancy - read any book that has arithmancy in its title, any book with a number in its title, any book that deal with numbers or math

Ancient Runes - read any book that has ancient or runes in its title, books about historical places like the pyramids, Stonehenge, great wall of china, or any book about symbols

Divination - read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Care of Magical Creatures - read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

Muggle Studies - nearly any book works here, what better way to understand Muggles than to read what they read
Babe In Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

History of Magic - read any book that has history or magic in its title, books about magic, witches, etc.
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#5)




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!

My Teasers



"I don't know anything, okay?I'm hanging up now."
"Mackie, your such a-"
"Goodbye," I said,and hit End.

page 88 'The Replacement' by Brenna Yovanoff.
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