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Monday, 31 October 2011

IMM #8


In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren. It's main purpose is to showcase your newly acquired/borrowed/purchased books. 

Bought

The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater Box Set


Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi


The Dead Girls Dance by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampire #2)
Lord of Misrule by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampire #5)


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater













Title:- Lament
Author:- Maggie Stiefvater
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Publisher:- Scholastic
Date Published:- January 3rd 2011





Goodreads Synopsis:-
Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped in the middle of a centuries-old faerie war isn't exactly what she had in mind...









Review:-
Lament is a story of forbidden love. Dee is a very shy but musically talented teen, at the preparation of one of her performances she meets a strange and secretive young man, Luke Dillon. They perform a duet together and that's when Luke entered Dee's typical suburban life...that's when things changed and when all things as Dee knew it ended. 

IMM #7



In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren. It's main purpose is to showcase your newly acquired/purchased/borrowed books. 

Library

My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent (Soul Screamers #4)




Bought

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampire #4)
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine (The Morganville Vampire #6)
Lost in Time by Melissa de la Cruz (Blue Bloods #6)
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey Series #2)
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa (The Iron Fey Series #3)
Angel Arias by Marianne de Pierres (Night Creatures #2)





















*Linked to Goodreads

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #3 ~ Books Whose Cover/Titles Made Me Buy It


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each Tuesday a question/topic is posted and you list your top ten answers. You can link to your Top Ten Tuesday post here

Top Ten Books That Whose Titles or Covers Made Me Buy It

  1. Wings Series by Aprilynne Pike
  2. The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
  3. Luxe series by Anna Godbersen
  4. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
  5. Die for Me by Amy Plum
  6. Wither by Lauren de Stefano
  7. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
  8. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  9. Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent
  10. Here Lies Bridget by Harbison Paige

Forgotten by Cat Patrick












Title:- Forgotten
Author:- Cat Patrick 
Date Published:- June 1, 2011


Goodreads Synopsis:-
I remember forwards. I remember forwards, and forget backwards. My memories, bad, boring, or good haven't happened yet. So I will remember standing in the fresh-cut grass with the black-clad figures surrounded by stone until I do it for real. I will remember the funeral until it happens - until someone dies. And after that, it will be forgotten. Here's the thing about me: I can see my future, but my past is blank. I see the future in flashes, like memories. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and a car crash that won't happen till this afternoon. But yesterday has evaporated from my mind - just like the boy I love. I can't see him in my future. I can't remember him from my past. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much.


Review:-
London Lane's memory resets every 4.33am. To be able to live 'normally' she writes herself a note daily before bed and reads it in the morning before she starts her day. Everything is written on her notes including the mundane and the boring, but I suppose if you can't recall the day before, such notes would be vital.

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. To participate link to yourself here. Sheila also encourages participants to visit others participating, and by doing so you go into a draw to win a book of your choice from Book Journey's Reading Cafe.

Past Reading
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent
Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Currently Reading
My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent
Exile by Rebecca Lim

Future Reading
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

*Linked to Goodreads

Monday, 10 October 2011

It's Monday! What are you reading?


It's Monday! What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. To participate link to yourself here. Sheila also encourages participants to visit others participating, and by doing so you go into the draw to win a book of your choice from Book Journey's Reading Cafe.

Past Reading
Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres

Currently Reading
The Girl in the Park by Mariah Fredericks
My Love Lies Bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey

Future Reading
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready

*Linked to Goodreads

IMM #6


In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly event hosted by The Story Siren. It's main purpose is to showcase the books you've purchased/obtained/borrowed in the last week. You can add your own IMM link here.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Friday Weekly Features

To-be-read's:- How big is your pile? Which books keep getting pushed down the stack, but you keep meaning to read it?

A room full...no joke.

I've currently got a lot of books from the library, many are part of a series' so I keep waiting for consecutive books before reading the first book to the series, so a lot keep getting put back at the bottom of the pile as I'm still awaiting for the next book/s.

However, just a few that have been put at the end of the pile because of library books are Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer and Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter. I've read book 1 for both of these series but because they were bought I'm not in a major rush to get through them like I am with my library books. 


If you could pick one character from a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?


From Television Shows:-
Adrianne Maloof from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
She's filthy rich but still very down-to-earth.


The Kardashians
I'd love the opportunities that they have. Due to their Father's legacy they have so many open business opportunities that many of us normal folks don't have LOL.


Evie from Paranormalcy by Kiersten White - I LOVE her job!


Bella from Twilight by Stephanie Meyer - Who doesn't want a rich, handsome, forever young man? Unlike others I actually find the whole Edward Cullen character swoon worthy and I'd love my Husband to be more like Edward Cullen minus the sucking of blood.


This week's Featured Blogs are:-







Thursday, 6 October 2011

Bookworm Santa

The Magic Attic

Bree from The Magic Attic and Michelle from Book Briefs is hosting Bookworm Santa aka a Secret Santa but sending out books. 

Rules & Conditions:- 


  • If you sign up for this event, you're PROMISING us that you will, no matter what, fulfill your end of the agreement and send over a book to the blogger. If you have any problems, please come talk to one of us.
  • International people are more than welcome to join :)
  • Sign-ups close at the beginning of December
  • Please do not reveal yourself to your assigned blogger until after December 25th
  • You MUST send over a book before December 10th so that it can arrive to the blogger's house in time for, or a little after Christmas on December 25th.
  • The book MUST be in perfect condition, and listed in your assigned blogger's wishlist.
  • This isn't created as a way to 'get new books.' Our goal through this is to help create new friends.
  • Even if you don't celebrate Christmas, you're more than welcome to join us :)
  • You can sign up through THIS FORM. 
Please check out the original link though as it's got more information.

Spread the Christmas cheer everyone and join! 

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Friday Weekly Features


What book that hasn't been turned into a movie (yet) would you most like to see make it to the big screen, and who would you like cast as your favourite character?
Going with the premise that the movie won't wreck the book, I'd like to see a lot of great books turned into a movie. I'll list a few of my faves:-

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