Wednesday, June 29, 2011

-COVER REVEAL- Balthazar


(taken from Goodreads)

Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own. 

In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart.


400 hours to 400 Days blog party Guest Post: My Fantasy Obssession by ME!

It’s been like forever since I realized I had a deeply maybe even~clears throat~a little worrysome obsession with Fantasy YA books, sure there are tons and tons of YA books to choose from but in the end, who doesn’t like a really good dose of Faery along with some vamps in it right?
But just to make it clear Fantasy genre being my obsession doesn’t necessarily mean it’s my favorite. I just find it hilarious, enjoyable, and frankly? One of the best inventions in YA EVER!

So why, you ask is Alba ranting and ranting about Fantasy this day?
I just remember how when you’re a kid everything is possible you know, you wished to be whatever you wanted, if you said you would be an astronaut everyone said “Aww, sure you will,” or you said you wanted to be a princess, everyone said you would & COULD. Everything was possible and within reach just because of your imagination; but while you start growing up you realize that some things just aren’t meant to be true, and YA Fantasy is the ONE rule against it.

While reading a Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, or any Fantasy-related book you can once again believe that there’s a world, that not everyone knows of, where everything can happen, where there can be ghosts in plain sunlight, where vampires are good, faeries are bad things that don’t grant any wishes, that a kiss form prince charming will kill you instead of waking you up form a deep slumber, and so many more possibilities that you wouldn’t consider someone making that MUCH up in just one book, but that’s the magic and the trick of Fantasy there are simply  NO LIMITS.

So yes, I think that in some way if it wasn’t for Fantasy I wouldn’t be a reading/book addict today, and my life would simply be boring and resigned to the daily real-life story of the whole world.
I would love to give you a list of my favorite Fantasy books but it really has no ending. But HEY I can’t leave this post without sharing a bit right?

From Twilight, The Mortal Instruments, Hex Hall to Shiver, Hush-Hush, and Soul Screamers series I’ve pretty much met every fantasy creature that has existed.

Escape-that’s the word that pops in my head every time I think of reading a Fantasy book.
Can you just imagine it ~sits, reclines on chair, puts hands behind her head, stares off into space~ falling in love with the perfect guy, going on adventures just because! Being a heroine, rescuing your best friend, developing superpowers~lol~ So…now, can you see why I’m obsessed?
I’ve been reading my whole life but hadn’t been constant with it until I found YA Fantasy and haven’t stopped since then and still going strong. 

That's it I think, my very first guest post!~phew~you have no idea how much I stressed about this. Hope you got to see a bit of what reading & fantasy combined have done to me.

So that's it for this stop on the Blog Party for 400 Days,
want to join in on the fun? 
Lor Mandela

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Is this an AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS cover or what!

The Cover of Kelley Armstrong's 'Darkness Rissing' series Book 2

             THE CALLING

check out the blurb-taken from Goodreads
Expected publication: April 2012

Maya Delaney’s paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is—a skin-walker. She can run faster, climb higher, and see better than nearly anyone else. Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it’s only a matter of time before she’s able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents. 

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Then they’re kidnapped, and after a chilling helicopter crash, they find themselves in the Vancouver Island wilderness with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. Plentiful action and romance in this second installment in the Darkness Rising series will keep readers enthralled to the very last page!


Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday Book News!

First of all Margaret Stohl~that co-authors Beautiful Creatures with Kami Garcia~ shared some amazing news!
check it out on her site HERE!!
Yes people we're having our Margaret doing SOLO on 2013!!


One of my favorite authors of all time the AMAZING Kim Derting!^^ shared an exclusive sneak peek to her 3rd book on The Body Finder series. With the tittle reveal, a look at the cover and a bit about what the book will be about now she's left me thirsty for more of the book that in my personal opinion is taking way too long to come! lol
check out her site HERE to read more!

Brace yourself! the tittle for the 3rd book on TBF is

and for the cover sneak peek

Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe the cover I can't wait for the whole thing now!

Burn from Addison Moore's Celestra series!

I love how she's keeping up the book covers related and similar and yet so different and unique. I'm on love with the colors and yeap, everything butterfly-like will have my attention in a nanosecond so this guys, is a book to watch out for! 
Original post HERE


 Is that beautiful or what?
I love the theme goes with the previous one and WOW color and loving the tittle!
I haven't read the first book but will have to soon, with this gorgeous cover coming out soon I simply won't want to miss having this on my shelf!


Friday, June 24, 2011

COVER/TITTLE REVEAL! Anasazi by Emma Michaels

Tonight I Present you-





Emma has JUST right now released the cover of her second book sequel for The Thirteenth Chime.

And I just couldn't wait to share it with you guys!

Release is August 5th 2011

Thank God we won't wait too long for this!

COVER REVEAL! Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Can we take a look at this beauty please!!!!C'mon! don't be shy!! just a bit more---There! you got it!

Ladies and Gentleman I'm sooo happy to be here presenting THE cover of

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Hardcover384 pages
Expected publication: January 3rd 2012 by Harper Collins / Balzer + Bray

(taken from Goodreads)

17-year old Nikki Beckett has just returned from the Underworld to a family who doesn’t know where she’s been, a boyfriend who doesn’t know why she left, and old friends who think she’s an addict.

But Nikki won’t have time to make everyone understand what she's been through. She only has six months at Park City High before the tunnels of the Underworld come for her again. Six months for goodbyes she’ll never be able to say out loud. Six months to find redemption, if it even exists. 

Can you believe we have to wait till 2012 for us to have this AMAZING cover on our shelfs!

I cannot wait for this!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

-Cover Love-

This cover makes the list of Favorite 2011 Book Covers 

Taken from Goodreads 
Hardcover464 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can 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 mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.
She's wrong.


Since we're already in the middle of the Year I thought...why not share a Book Cover that already takes part of my list of Favorite 2012 Book Covers

Taken from Goodreads
Hardcover416 pages
Expected publication: February 8th 2012 by Grand Central Publishing

A dystopian novel about a society of haves, who escaped an apocalypse in a futuristic dome-covered city, and have-nots, who survived the nearly destroyed outside world. The have-nots are almost entirely marked or mutated in some manner.

PURE centers around the story of Pressia, a 16-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused into her left hand, and Partridge, an unmarked Pure who has escaped the Dome to find his mother, certain that she has survived the cataclysm.

So, there you go!
My Fave book covers one found long ago but waited until now to share & the other one found just today!^^

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

~Just Arrived~

Yey!!! this is a prize I won over at Ednah Walters blog during her Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop and just recieve it on the mail!!^^

Though I'll have to do some fast reading and catch up on the first book of -The Guardian Legacy- Awakened.
But here it is:
I won an arc of Betrayed some signed bookmarks and some signed magnets as well!!^-^.

Thanks Ednah! you rock!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

~Review~ Across the Universe by Beth Revis


 --This is the secret of stars, I tell myself. In the end, we are alone. No matter how close you seem, no one else can touch you.--

A little~no spoilers~ about the book,
Beautiful and terrifying setting. 
Plot filled with tons of lies, craving for power, the sadness of ignorance, the peacefullness of dying, the beauty of stars, the need of love, and the fear of tomorrow.
With trully believable characters Beth Revis has taken me to another world~metal one~ complete with all the things in a story that I love.

This was my first sci-fi book; reviewing, reading,etc. and I don't regret loving it one tiny bit.

My Thoughts through the book->

Obviously I had to cry at some point in the book right? yeap, all of you who've read reviews of mine before can tell that I'm really into cryin, SOOOOOOOO!!! I cried when the book started and then went through a rollercoaster of emotions that I can't even begin to tell you BUT, the good part-the one that I love- is that I got to go to a spaceship where Government is Lies through out a journey across the universe.
Amy, Harley, Elder I loved!Besides it made me appreciate the beauty of the world and land I live in and never ever take it for granted.

Beth! thanks for the giveaway in wich I won your book~signed!squeals~ I can't even begin to tell you how I'm anticipating your next book!!!!!!! thanks for creating a world that, with just the right amount of time and technology could be true in a not-so-far future.


-Cover Love-

Sharing the beautiful book covers I found today!^-^

Monday, June 20, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

COVER REVEAL! Everblue by Brenda Pandos

And this is what it finaly looks like!! Gorgeous right???

Taken from Goodreads

Expected publication: July 31st 2011

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.


Today I found some pretty nice book covers while looking for books to add to my To-Read pile! and here's what I got for today's Cover Love^-^

That's it for today!^-^ on Cover Love
Will be back tomorrow with more beautiful covers!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


So, if any of you missed it I posted the Cover of The Iron Knight some days ago and completely loved it! if you missed it! here it is again

YUM! RIGHT? our gorgeous Ash is over there 
Julie posted the BACK COVER! 
yeap you read it right!
of The Iron Knight!
without further comment—-

~big-dreamy sigh~
this is just, simply put, PERFECT!
thanks for sharing Julie!!!!!