Sunday, March 11, 2012

In My Mailbox #2

I finally got my hands on a copy of Divergent and it was one of those moments of I was looking for something else and I just happen to find a copy of it. So happy with it!

I also received a pdf copy of A Strange Fire for review so thank you so much to L.H. Cosway.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #1

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly meme hosted by The Unread Reader. Check the link out for more information.

For my first My Book Boyfriend I have chosen Jem Carstairs of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess which I hope sticks with the new 2013 expected publication date. Jem is the wonderful creation of Cassandra Clare.

Name: Jian/James/Jem Carstairs
Age: 17
Born: Shanghai, China
Lives: London, England
About: Jem is tall and slim with silver hair and silver eyes. He plays the violin and is a Shadowhunter, his 'parabatai' is Will Herondale. His parents were killed by a demon in Shanghai and he now lives in London.

Quotes by Jem
“Someday, Will, I will go where none can follow me, and I think it will be sooner rather than later. Have you ever asked yourself why I agreed to be your parabatai?”
― Clockwork Prince
“I know you feel inhuman, and as if you are set apart, away from life and love, but... I promise you, the right man won't care.”
― Clockwork Angel 
“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
― Clockwork Angel

Sunday, March 4, 2012

In My Mailbox #1

Illumine by Alivia Anders

For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School.

Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine.

But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.

So technically I got this in my inbox. :) It was a lovely prize from Steph for her 50 Followers Giveaway on her blog Bookfever.

Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the any means necessary.

In the sequel to Lauren DeStefano’s harrowing Wither, Rhine must decide if freedom is worth the price - now that she has more to lose than ever.

I won a copy of Fever in a Twitter Giveaway by @Bpoelle.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review: Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning

I used to be your average, everyday girl but all that changed one night in Dublin when I saw my first Fae, and got dragged into a world of deadly immortals and ancient secrets. . . .

In her fight to stay alive, MacKayla must find the Sinsar Dubh—a million-year-old book of the blackest magic imaginable, which holds the key to power over the worlds of both the Fae and Man. Pursued by assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she can’t trust, Mac finds herself torn between two deadly and powerful men: V’lane, the immortal Fae Prince, and Jericho Barrons, a man as irresistible as he is dangerous.

For centuries the shadowy realm of the Fae has coexisted with that of humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

What can I say about Bloodfever? The second book in the Fever series was a pretty good read. I'm ready to pull my hair out wanting to know more about Barrons and what he is. Plus what was with the sudden jumping of each other's bones with Mac? Mac is still her rainbow loving self and she had a few kick petunia moments that are making her my favorite female character. She's tough and smart and just plain awesome! I'm interested in finding out more about Mr. Death-by-sex fae V'lane, Christian McKeltar and Ryodan. Who are they and are they good guys or what I'm going to stab you in the back guys? So I gave Bloodfever 4 stars because I really liked it but can't say I loved it.

 About the Author 
Karen Marie Moning (rhymes with 'awning') is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of 12 novels, including the Rita-award winning Highlander novels and the internationally bestselling urban fantasy Fever series. Her books have been published in 21 languages, and her events draw fans from all over the world.

She divides her time between the mountains of Georgia and the beaches of Florida.