Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Teaser Tuesday (4)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and here's how you play..

Grab your current read and open to a random page. Share a couple of “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 and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

'Your mad ! There's nothing you can do to make me tell the police such a lie, even if you threaten me.'
-page 196-

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Book Review: Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Title: Infinite Days
Author: Rebecca Maizel
Release Date (England): 3rd Septmeber 2010
Publisher (English): Macmillian Children's Books
Price (UK pounds): £9.99
Genre: YA
Series: 1st in the Lenah Beaudonte Novels
No. Pages: 400

For 500 years Lenah Beaudonte has been a vampire. 500 years of seduction, blood and destruction. But she is sickened by her dark powers – and longs to feel the sun on her skin, grass under her bare feet, and share the breath of a human kiss. She wants to be mortal again. But is she really capable of being human, after her long years of darkness? Waking up as a sixteen-year-old girl brings Lenah many things – the life she has missed, taste, touch, love. But a vampire soul is not easily shed. And her coven – the four vampires she led in decadence and thrilling destruction – want their queen back . . .
I had seen quite a few people do reviews on this book, but had never read any as the title never really drew me in. But I saw it in my local bookshop and the cover automatically made me need this book. It has the most beautiful cover i have ever seen, especially without the dust cover on (the dustcover is one the picture on the book, above)
I began to read this book before going to sleep I only planned to read about 20 pages but ended up reading over 100, and could of stayed up and read it all night if I didnt need to be up early the next morning.
Straight from the start I was hooked, and knew this book was going to be one of my favourites.
I am literally unable to use words to sum up how utterly amazing this book is, all I can say is: GO BUY IT NOW!!!!!

Maizel has this un-natural ability to make all characters loveable, including ones you are supposed to dislike.
Also her book is very different from vampire books I've read before. It's not one of these girl falls for irrestable vampire, but can almost be said its the oppisite.

Please go and buy this piece of amazment, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

I give this book...

Saturday, 9 October 2010

In My Mailbox (6)

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren so if you are intrested in taking part make a post telling people what the books you recently bought are and post it on The Story Siren's blogs.
I didnt actually intend on buying any books this week, but went down into town to by my mums presents and ended up coming back with 4 books...

Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight: A Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology by Charalotte Montague

There's something about vampires. In all their deadly, blood-sucking incarnations, they fascinate us. From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen, for centuries we have been enthralled  by the mysterious ledgends that surronded these dangerous creatures, and vampires have rarely been more popular than they are today. Pale-skinned, dark-cloaked, garlic-hating... the folklore is crawling with memorable myths. But how much do we really know about the history if vampire folklore? And is there any truth in it?

Fallen by Lauren Kate (Fallen #1)

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Torment by Lauren Kate (Fallen #2)

How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for? In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean - and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future...and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened...what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling

When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don't have. Zed tells her they are both Savants - people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder - meant to be together.
When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it's like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it's just not that easy - she's a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed's relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky's hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

Dark Heart Forver by Lee Monroe

Jane Jonas is nearing her 16th birthday and troubled by unsettling recurring dreams where the same mysterious boy her age comes to her, telling Jane that they are each other's destiny. Her mother is increasingly anxious about Jane's disruptive sleepwalking episodes, but for Jane her dream world and reality are about to collide ...When she develops a friendship with an enigmatic stranger in town, the blond, uber-cool Evan, it's exciting, it's new, and Jane wants him more than she's ever wanted anybody - until her mystery dream boy gets in the way. Now Jane is caught between two worlds: one familiar, but tinged with romance and excitement; the other dark and dangerous, where angels, werewolves, and an irresistible stranger are trying to seduce her ...

Book Review: Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight - The Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology by Charalotte Montague

Title: Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight - The Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology

Author: Charalotte Montague
Release Date (England): 4th March 2010
Publisher (English): Sphere
Price (UK pounds): £16.99
Genre: Non-fiction
Series: None
No. Pages: 192

Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight - The Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology is a great Ology book based on the myths and ledengs of vampires. Full of many facts that I never knew before it was definately worth the money and the read.

I had seen this book in my local bookshop but unfortunately didnt have enough money at the time, and months later i had finally got round to buying it and starting reading it straight away.
This book tells you everything you could wish to know about vampires from The Rise of the Vampire Myth to how they changed from Pesant to Nobleman, about the Myths and Ledgends to the Vampire Devotees, and my favourite part Vampires of the Imagenation.

The Rise of the Vampire Myth
This pat of the book tells you about the myths that were created to make vampires come to life in the mind. Of how the people of the time would decide whether someone was a vampire and how they would destroy them.
This part was filled of many unknown for me factual pieces.

Peasent to Nobleman
This part of the book tells the reader how vampires changed from this lowly creature who hid away in forests and woods to this nobleman living in big houses, irrestable charm, and all the ladies.

Myths and Ledgends
For me this was the boring part of the book, I dont know why but the only things that was intresting me to read this part was the bits i already know.
But it does tells you more Myths and Ledgends that just didnt intrest me, but may you.

Vampire Devotees
This was the shocking make you cringe at the horror part of the book.
Full with stories of serial killers whose way of murderer could be described as almost vampire like. It was very intresting to read but a bit gorry, but still great.

Vampires of the Imagenation
This part of the book is dedicated to Vampires of the books, screen and music, and tells us how books such as Bram Stoker's Dracula and Stephenie Meyers Twilight changed the literature world forver.
It includes information of books and films from: Twilight to The Vampire Chronicles, from True Blood to Buffy.
Also including lists of the some of the best films, books, tv shows and songs dedicated to Vampires.

The only really down part about the book is some of the images. Im a bit of a scary cat and some pictures are hardly for the faint hearted, leaving me to cover them up with a glove just so i could read that page.
But all in all the book is a good book, definately recommended for anyone intrested in Ology books, are just someone whose intrested in how vampires came to life.

I give this book...

Friday, 8 October 2010

WOOOOH!!! Completed 2010 Book Challenge Goal

So this year I attempted to read 65 books which today, the 8th October 2010 I have completed....
So heres the list of books:
(Books which i have reviewed are marked as reviewed. Click Here for list of reviews)

  1. Evil Star by Anthony Horowitz
  2. The Lake of Souls by Darren Shan
  3. Lord of the Shadows by Darren Shan
  4. Sons of Destiny by Darren Shan
  5. Night Rise by Anthony Horowitz
  6. Hunger by Michael Grant
  7. Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  8. Rumors by Anna Godbersen
  9. Betrayed by PC and Kristen Casr
  10. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  11. Chosen by PC and Kristen Cast
  12. Untamed by PC and Kristen Cast
  13. Beautiful Creatured by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
  14. Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  15. Girl, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie
  16. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher [Review]
  17. The Intiation by LJ Smith
  18. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif by Rich Riordan
  19. Secret Vampire by LJ Smith
  20. Daughters of Darkness by LJ Smith
  21. Hunted by PC and Kristen Cast
  22. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  23. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitz-patrick
  24. Of Mice and Men by John Stienbeck
  25. Fallen by Lauren Kate
  26. Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
  27. Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz
  28. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
  29. The Return to Groosham Grange by Anthony Horowitz
  30. The Rapture by Liz Jensen
  31. Marley and Me by John Grogan [Review]
  32. Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine
  33. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  34. Enchantress by LJ Smith
  35. The Strange Power by LJ Smith
  36. The Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  37. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  38. Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  39. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
  40. Twilight: Directors Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke
  41. Poison Study by Maria V Snyder [Review}
  42. The Possessed by LJ Smith
  43. The Passion by LJ Smith
  44. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire [Review]
  45. Linger by Maggie Stievfater [Review]
  46. Jessica's Guide To Dating On The Darkside by Beth Fantaskey
  47. Bitten and Smitten by Michelle Rowen
  48. Twilight Graphic Novel V.1
  49. Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce
  50. Envy by Anna Godbersen
  51. Fanged and Fabulous by Michelle Rowen
  52. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [Review]
  53. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  54. Dreamland By Sarah Dessen [Review]
  55. Splendor by Anna Godbersen
  56. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins [Review]
  57. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins[Review]
  58. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  59. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
  60. Beastly by Alex Flinn [Review]
  61. By Midnight by Mia James
  62. Lady and the Vamp by Michelle Rowen
  63. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice [Review]
  64. Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding
  65. Vampire: The Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology by Charalotte Montague


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Winter Books

We all have certain books for certain times of the year.
For me summer is for the short and the girly, and winter the long and the supernatural.
I enjoy nothing more than reading a good old long book whilst curled up in my bed or on my chair in my dressing gown while with my big fat chunky book attached to my hands.
But what im mostly looking forward to this year is my re-reads. During the run up to Christmas (Christmas=YAY) I am almost bookless, well i was last year. So ive made my list of boos to re-read, but firstly am planning to attempt to get as many un-read books done first.

Heres my list of re-reads:
  • Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (a series I plan to read every year)
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  • By Midnight by Mia JAmes
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Shiver + Linger by Maggie Stievater (Shiver for me is THE winter read)
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Just because there amazing!!!)
  • Sister's Red by Jackson Pearce
So thats my list and prefernces, feel free to share yours, in the comment section below.

Teaser Tuesday (3)

Teaser Tuesday is weekly meme hosted by Mizb at Should be Reading

* 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!

Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

'On other nights get plop, wearing unstylish pinnies, inti bug black holes after their husbands have rung to say they're working late again, with sound if creaking leatherware and sexy Singletons tittering in the background.
Met sharon, Jude and Tom after work.'
-page 244-

Sunday, 3 October 2010

To Be Read Pile!

So im currently kind of stuck on what book to read next, so can you help. Heres my list of books to read, also which I plan to read by the new year:

  • Tempted by PC and Kristen Cast
  • Divine By Mistake by PC Cast
  • Midnight Alley by Rachel Caine
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Blue Bloods y Melissa DeLa Cruz
  • Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  • Magic Study by Maria V Snyder
  • Lord Loss by Darren Shan
  • Storm Glass by Maria V Snyder
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  • Songs of a Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult
  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult
  • Kinsella Sisters by Kate Thompson
  • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Also here is the list of books I plan to re-read by the new year:
  • Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Living Dead In Dallas by Charalaine Harris
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Shiver by Maggie Stievater
  • Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Quite a list of books to read in 3months, and many more will be added once i add to my book collection.
So please help by giving me an idea of what book to read next.

In My Mailbox (5)

A small In My Mail Box this week....
Re-bought the Bridget Jones Series by Helen Fielding.
Also check out my list of reviews:

Friday, 1 October 2010

My Questions On Contests???

Ive seen many contests hosted by many bloggers, and I have decided that i infact want to do a contest, but i currently only have 14 followers and want to know the perfect time to start doing contests.
I already have some books to give away and would do it now but I know I would have many entired.
So can someone please tell me how many followers after would you decide to do contests?
Thank you