Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: At Grave's End (Night Huntress #3) by Jeaniene Frost

Title:  At Grave's End (Night Huntress #3)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Started: 30/3/11
Finished: 31/3/11
Warnings: Not for readers below 17 years of age.
Halfway to the Grave Review | One foot in the Grave Review | Review List | Goodreads


Enthralled. That's what happened. I was utterly enthralled by this book. I couldn't stop reading when I started hours ago. I just couldn't. I felt this strong connection with Cat and how she felt throughout the book. She sometimes acted like a child towards Bones. But I do the same thing with my boyfriend as well (haha, I have to change that, but it turns out he likes it. Cause hes gets to make up for it). Cat gets stronger and more realistic in this third installment.

By far, this is my favorite book of the series. It kept me wanting more every time I set the book down. Bones was as usual amazing. I had no complaints with him. The new characters that came in and some of the old surprised me entirely. The things that happened, the events that thickened the plot made me stand on the tips of my toes. Some bits I didn't see coming others was just too predictable but honestly Frost managed to balance it off.

The last few 100 pages had me crying and sniffling through out it. I just could feel straight up what Cat felt. Her grief and sorrow. Her emptiness and the void she felt. I felt like I was in her shoes. This is the first time in a while a book made me cry and that isn't going to lower the star rating but only heighten it some more.

To sum it all up, At Grave's End was enthralling from page 1 to 341. The epic prequel to the end was awesome. I totally see it being turned into a movie. And if you haven't read the third book or the series itself. Start it now! The series keeps on getting better and better. I can't wait to get the next book. This is a guaranteed unputdownable book!


Bookshelf Showcase #3

BookShelf Show Case is a once a month meme hosted by AwesomeSauce Book Club You can show off your personal book shelf or another book shelf you find really fun or that you love.

Nothing new here! :D  I'm going to be rearranging this shelf soon. :D

My parents will be getting me new shelves and in the meantime I'll be using this. I had an overflow of books when mail came in a week ago. But I ain't complaining! I love mail. :D

Hows your shelf looking?


March 2011 Cover Reveals!

A little Meme I'll be posting up at the end of every month. :D

Yaaaaaay! Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer has a new cover! I know loads of people seem to hate it but I like it a lot. It matches the contents of the book well. :D

The Name of the Star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson
"A modern-day thriller about Rory, an American high-school student who enrolls at a London boarding school for her junior year. Soon after her arrival, a series of murders begins to take place across the city—on the exact dates and in the exact style of Jack the Ripper. Rory’s ties to the killer bring her in contact with a secret paranormal branch of the British police, as they attempt to stop the mysterious killer. " - Goodreads Synopsis

Eve (The Eve Trilogy #1) by Anna Carey
"The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life." - Goodreads Synopsis

 In the Forests of the Night (Goblin Wars #2) by Kersten Hamilton

Last Breath (Morganville Vampires #11) by Rachel Caine
Hades (Halo #2) by Alexandra Adornetto 

 Witchlanders by Lena Coakley 
"High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future. It’s all a fake.
At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?
But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets. Everything he’s ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and about himself will change, when he discovers that the prophecies he’s always scorned—
Are about him." - Goodreads Synopsis

 Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
"Once you've been chosen,
what step can you take...?

Seventeen-year-old Sara's dream of becoming a star ballerina is challenged when she falls for Remington, an older choreographer. Instead of success onstage, she becomes Rem's muse, which is a future she never considered--and one that threatens to break her heart." - Goodreads Synopsis

 Beautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles #3) by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

 Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

Die For Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum

"DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality." - Goodreads Synopsis

 Enshadowed (Nevermore #2) by Kelly Creagh 


 Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

""These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The most tragic love story in history . . .

Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light. For 700 years, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love."
- Goodreads Synopsis 
One grave at a time (Night Huntress #6) by Jeaniene Frost

"I WANT! I WANT! I WANT! x2! hahaha. I haven't seen this being posted by many. O.O" - Naj 

 The Pledge by Kimberly Derting 
"In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed." - Goodreads Synopsis

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson
"Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do." - Goodreads Synopsis

Fav Cover: Pledge and Die for me!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #15

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. It introduces a new version of the undead with revenants, beings who are fated to sacrifice themselves over and over again to save others’ lives. Kate finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality

I would love to read a book with Paris as the scenario!  

Whats on your WoW?

R.A.K. Love!

Book Soulmates

Its the end of the month and for the first time. I would like to present to you my first R.A.K. gift below: 

Big thanks going out to Briana over at The Book Pixie!! 

You can learn more about R.A.K. by clicking this link.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Review: The Reckoning (The Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Title: The Reckoning
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Started: 27/3/11
Finished: 19/3/11
The Summoning Review | The Awakening Review | Review List | Goodreads


Ah yes, the final book of The Darkest Powers series. This is what I've got to say about it:

I loved the ending! I got what I wanted when I thought I wouldn't. Seriously, I thought I spoiled who ends up with who at the end but I didn't! Oh HAPPY DAY!

Ultimately, the end didn't seem like the end of the series just the end of another chapter. I feel like there's a lot more to it. That is the only let down about the series! I was like "THAT CAN'T BE THE END! ARE YOU CRAZY! THERE SHOULD BE MORE!! NOOEZ. -.-" Denial much. Totally.

The book was my favorite of the three. Every page was enjoyable and had to stop myself from reading it all on one sitting. It completely sucked me into Chloe's world. What I love more about this book is how Armstrong wrote it in a way that you can't help but develop a connection with the main character. A book with no connection with the reader is not a good book at all. Haven't encountered it yet and I hope I don't.

Throughout the entire book all the secondary characters grew on me more and more to the point where the book wouldn't be the same without them. I especially love Tori and Derek.

The Reckoning was the embodiment of awesome. Okay maybe I'm exaggerating a tiny bit. What I'm trying to say is it was straightforward, clean, easy and a fast read. It was enjoyable, exciting, swooning (In parts that involved Choloe and one of the boys), cute, awesome ad simply unputdownable. I recommened it to all!! And if you didn't like the first book don't be discouraged because it gets better with each one.

I'm looking forward to what Armstrong has in store for us in her next YA novel.


Monday, March 28, 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading? #15

This is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World Of Books. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Okay! So Uni started and I just got a job in a design studio. This time I'm a Junior and not just an intern. YAY! *hitshead on keyboard* I'm exhausted. -.- ANYWAYS! TO THE MEME!

What I'm reading: 

What I've Read:

Click images for Reviews. :D

Wh00p! Can't wait to see what happens next in The Reckoning! What are you reading this Monday? Let me know below. ! 


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Review: Awakened (House of Night #8) by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Title: Awakened (House of Night #8)
Author: P.C. & Kristin Cast
Started: 25.3.2011
Finished: 26.3.2011
Goodreads | Review List


I know that some people find this series obnoxious and annoying since its really long and the dialogue is too perky and silly or whatever it is some readers hate about the series.

I who have a completely different opinion about the series. I think its very enjoyable and entertaining with a sensible and exciting plot but reading it to get to this point makes the book feel like its lacking something. The plot did continue and deepen but I felt like everything was just too easy for Zoey. I also felt like the ending was rushed in some ways.

Honestly speaking, the Casts managed to balance out their unpredictability as well as their predictability. At times I knew exactly what would happen next but then they throw it back at me by writing something completely unpredictable! This was truly unputdownable because the events just kept on swimming and of course, I was so motivated by Rephaims and Stevie Raes relationship. I just wanted to know more and see what would happen between them. I can't wait for the next installment!

Before I close this review by declaring the rating of this book. I want to say this:

Neferet is BULLPOPPIE! Shes so Annoying! JUST GIVE UP ALREADY!
Jack ( ; - ; )
Rephaim! You hot Cherokee. You're still my 3rd book boyfriend! (I has many! hahaha. *is delusional*)
Stevie Rae, sorry. -.- I just stole your boyfriend. Don't hate me!

Anyways, 5/5 stars because this entertained me and kept me reading all the way through and I loved loved loved Rephaim and Stevie Rae's parts.


In My Mailbox #9

A weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we post all books we have received where in the mail, bought or got from the library.

*Squeeeeee* I never thought I would have such a big IMM! I never thought I would win anything either. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Borrowed :

Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Review | Goodreads)
The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Review | Goodreads)
The Circus of the Damned (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #3) by Laurell K. Hamilton (Review | Goodreads)
The Lunatic Cafe (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #4) by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Killing Dance (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #6) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #10) by Laurell K. Hamilton
Cerulean Sins (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #11) by Laurell K. Hamilton
A Caress of Twilight (Meredith Gentry #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Bought :

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong
At the Graves End (Night Huntress #3) by Jeaniene Frost

Won :

Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
Thank you Elodie from Once upon a quote!

Divine by Mistake (Goddess of Partholon #1) by P.C. Cast
Thank you Moonstar from Moonstar Fantasy World!

Gift :

Stray (Shifters #1) by Rachel Vincent
Thank you Moonstar from Moonstar Fantasy World!

R.A.K. (More about R.A.K. here) :

Firespell (Dark Elite #1) by Chloe Neill 
Thank you Briana from The Book Pixie!!

What did you guys get in your mailbox this week? Let me know. 


Thursday, March 24, 2011

*squeeeeeeeel* 100 Followers!

*squuuueeeelllsss some more* THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH! YOU ARE ALL GREAT!
Whether you're a new follower or an old one I am grateful and happy that you all like my blog enough to follow! Thank you! THANK YOU! *hugs* I feel like my blog is getting boring though. So perhaps I shall blog about random stuff and cover reveals. What do you guys think I should do? I would love your inputs on how to improve my blog. Just want to point out. That I won't be holding any giveaways any time soon but possibly in the future when I get my own credit card. I'm looking forward to that. :D  

Thank you guys so much yet again! *passes around cookies and cake*


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My first Interview!

Amber over at the Awesomesauce Bookclub interviewed me awhile back and posted it up 10 days ago! I know, its kind of late for me to post this up! But with everything going on the last week I wasn't able to do anything but study and worry. So click the link below to check out the fun interview! 

Have you ever been interviewed?


The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2) by Laurell K. Hamilton

Title: The Laughing Corpse (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #2)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Started: 21/3/11
Finished: 23/3/11
Goodreads | Review List | Guilty Pleasures (#1 | Review) | Circus of the Damned (#3 | Review)


If you haven't read my previous entries about me reading the wrong part of the series. I shall repeat myself. After I read the 1st book of this series. I read the 3rd instead of the 2nd by mistake. The fact that these books have no volume numbers confuse me. We have to memorize them by title. Oh wells.

Instead of the 3rd book confusing me, the 2nd confused me more. I felt like I was going backwards. But that's mostly my fault.

The book started off pretty quick. A murder here, a murder there. I enjoyed it because of how Hamilton never leaves any breathing space for Anita. Anita keeps on coming home wanting to go to sleep only to be dragged out of her bed by a creepy crawlie. Hamilton had some major writing juice when she wrote this. I am amazed at how much action she can squeeze into 290 pages. I am impressed! I enjoyed this from page one onwards.

One more thing that motivates me into reading is my urge to find out what will happen between Anita and Jean-Claude. The relationship building is so freaking slooooow! I know, I was okay with it and all but seriously, it has been 3 books already and they barely kissed! Anita deserves some love! GIVE IT TO HER! The poor thing is such a workaholic. Another thing I want to add is the fact that Jean-Claude never comes to her rescue (not that she needs it) but seriously. There is not one drop of damsel-in-distress concept in these pages. Anita takes care of herself! But its nice to see someone take care of her for once. Its making me feel really bad for her. All these problems and no ones there to even help. -.- I'm so deeply connected to Anita right now. I feel like shes my best friend. haha. I'm being psychotic. I know.

I wouldn't recommend this to anyone below 18 because of the gore, blood and graphic murder scenes. But everyone above that! If you like major ass kicking heroines who never needs back-up! This read is for you. Hamilton manages to write another unputdownable read that never goes below my expectations! Brilliant!

Have you ever gotten some books mixed up and read one instead of the another?