Thursday, December 29, 2011

-COVER REVEAL- Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent

It's been so long since I did one of these, but this time I couldn't help myself.
It's Rachel Vincent and the Soul Screamers after all!

I present you

Before I Wake (Book #6 in the Soul Screamers series)
*-if you click the image it'll take you to it's goodreads description-*

I know Rachel isn't too fond of the color Pink but let me tell you..this cover kicks *behinds* 
I love it! I still am surprised they have kept on going with the girl in the cover...~sighs~ all the covers of her books are so pretty >.<

Why the GREEN color you ask? Because the previous books' cover ROCKED BIG time too and I still haven't gotten over it!
I can just imagine how they will all look together on my shelves *-* can't wait!
What do you Think of the cover beautiful people???

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

-review- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

-I'm an encyclopedia with too many blank pages.-

As I had the opportunity to tell the author endless times, I take this moment to tell you guys too!
This BOOK is WOW + a million awesomeness patched up together perfectly.

My mind and heart haven't had enough time to get over this book and I don't want them to.

Plot
The plot is simple...someone promising you a better future, you believing it and then...that promise never sees the light of fulfill-ness.
The writing style, the love that pours from every single word, the hurt from Juliette's thoughts, the hope from Adam, the eagerness of Warner, the loyalty of James, and the hope of a better future combined with Tahereh's talent made for a piece of art that I'd love to have hanging from a wall in my room, forever.
Almost forgot to mention that part-not all-of the tittle is mentioned several times in the book, you know how I just have a thing for books that can pull, having their tittles well into the story, off and this one did it...hands down.

Characters
How, how, HOW can someone so broken be so beautiful and strong at the same time?
How can someone that counts and numbers every little thing, cannot know the amount of love she carries inside?

-"You can't touch me."-

My completely scattered feelings, poor heart, and nearly insane-self thoughts
It took my heart, broke it all in such tiny pieces that I thought I'd never be able to come back together again. But then Tahereh along with Juliette proved me wrong yet again...because...after being so broken, little heart of mine, it started to be patched up...so differently and in such a unique way that I'm 100% sure I'll never be the same person I was, before reading this book, ever again.

Oh God! Oh my sweet God in the heavens, earth...
I thank all my lucky stars for having been able to get this book and read it.

Juliette is a character like no one I've ever read before. She's broken in such a heartbreaking beautiful way! And her persona instantly clicked with me...I wanted nothing more than to steal her away from the book and mend her and keep her safe and sound.
I find myself yet again with a character that I identify with, nope, if I touch you nothing bad will happen, really. Nevertheless, let's just say that I was rooting for Juliette since he very beginning in a way that no one ever did for me.

-...I'm oxygen and he's dying to breathe.-

I see red with different eyes now. Red can mean so many things, has so many emotions written in and on it's own language. Specially the strongests' of emotions: LOVE and RAGE/HATE and Juliette kept dripping red all over...everywhere...and you have to read the book to know if the red she's letting fall to the floor is either...Hatred or Love...

Author Tahereh Mafi; I stand up, take my hat off, and applaud every single letter written in this book. You're forever engraved in my mind and heart. One of the 2011 best reads and really? Best books to EVER exist.

It was a complete honor being able to read this book.
I'll never take for granted the opportunity to hug, kiss, or simply touch someone I love, ever again. It's a complete gift.

I give this book
10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.

Special THANK YOUS forever and ever and ever and ever to Rachel from Fiktshun T-T you continue to surprise me with your goodness and kindness and really? your patience with me...I am forever thankful. If it weren't for you I wouldn't have been able to read this book/perfect-ness.




-review- Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

-"This ends here..."-

Oh I wish that quote right there were true :/ but I'm so happy it isn't!
For a book that was supposed to be the last one in trilogy it was so mean =( Thank God Becca's doing another one. I've still got so many questions that I'd love to have answers to...so many ideas...so many more...well, everything.

Plot/Story
Once again we find Patch doing whatever it takes to keep Nora safe. It was a slow paced, well developed plot. I'm glad we get to know a bit more about angels, archangels, nephilim, feathers, necklaces, and much more.


Thoughts & Characters
Just when I thought everything would be discovered the story turned yet in another way.
.Vee! oh favorite woman of mine! Most of you know that aside from hotness/Patch my favorite BFF, sidekick, or whatever you want to call, character, is Vee. And I so wish she had had more part and more of that awesomeness and spike-y-ness that's soooo her. So, THAT, I missed...a lot.
Another good thing I can recall is the fact that we get to see a lot of past characters, some I loved to see...others...not so much, but that did bring a really good flow to the book.

-"My history is long, and not much of it is good. I can't erase it, but I'm determined not to make another mistake."-

Feelings
All in all, a book that yet again you've got to read for your well being as well as mine :D
To know what happens after such a huge cliffhanger-killer of an ending that Crescendo had...

-"I'm officially in love with your sheets."
"That the only thing you're in love with?"
"Nope. Your mattress too."-

Feathers, Love, Feathers, Blood, Love, Friendship, Love, Memories, Death, Feathers-again-, Love, and trust; are all well packed inside Silence which, if you'd let me add, is, was and will always be the PERFECT tittle for this book. I couldn't have been any happier with the tittle...which has so much of the story on itself...because...if there's nothing left in your mind, heart, and world...that Silence...then...does all of that really exist? If there's nothing indicating...not even a single beat, a little flutter of a memory, or the slightless tingle in your body...that they're all 3 there...
Was all of that real? Can it be? Could it be? And if it could...
What would you do...to bring the noise, feeling, and memories back?

I give this book

4fotitos=genious crying.

Special thanks to Perla, without your help I wouldn't have Silence here with me now. I love you tons girl! Thank you so much!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

IMM#12 Merry EARLY Christmas to ME&YOU

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!

Oh, God. After 3 weeks IMM-less I'm finally here with that times' worth of books, believe me.
I have to warn you the vlog is a little longer than my usual 15 minutes ones...so you've been warned. But I'd be so completely happy if you could get to watch it all...because I'm more than excited for all these books I got >.<


Nat Cleary, there are simply too many tears at bay there...but hope you get how much I thank you for the christmas presents and the surprise book too!
Author A.Jacob Sweeny for the impromptu christmas present believe me it was a complete surprise!
and Rachel from FIKTSHUN as I told Tahereh I haven't been the same person since I finished reading Shatter Me and that was and is and will always be thanks to you T-T so thank you!

The ebooks I got are more than the ones I mentioned on the video T-T see? I was too excited and literally forgot to mention them so I'll leave the other 3 for next week's IMM if I happen not to get anything in the mail.

EBOOKS

Bought
Thanks to Haley from Ya-Aholic for the recommendation :D

Gifted
Thanks to author Tammara Webber & also to Rachel@Fiktshun for this book I'm almost done and believe me guys, it's amazing. Somehow I ended up being gifted this twice and don't know how or if what I did will work...hehe I know next to nothing about what to do on those cases...

Anyways this is all the awesome I got this past week! Can you believe it? All this on a week I'm more than happy, believe me!

What did YOU beautiful people get in your mail boxes?


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

-review- Daughter of Smoke & Bone

-With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return.-


Laini Taylor! What an amazing talent and gift you have.


Characters-
Karou is a character I'll be forever grateful I met. She's incredibly awesome with her strong persona and the blue hair which, in my opinion, is the coolest thing EVER.
Akiva, where do I even start?
I don't know how or when I just know that my heart goes to him. He made the word ANGEL take on a whole new meaning and made me want to fly.
Every single character, I assure you, You'll love!
The whole book wouldn't be this awesome and one of the best I've read this year, and simply PERFECT if it wasn't full of ugly beasts. strange angels, and a whole lot of wishes.


Plot-
I won't say a single thing about the plot. You know me it's all about the teasing and well...you knowing how the book made me feel.
And yes it's set on...Prague :D you'll love it! It's beautiful and full of color and light and darkness :D


-The sun climbed above the hills and she watched as its glow herded night into the shadows where it gathered, all the darker for its density--all of night crowded into the slanting places beyond the reach of dawn.-


My poor thoughts and feelings-
I was all over the book, all over the characters, all over the place and died at the end.
Yeap that sums up well enough just how this book rocked and kept on rocking my world even after days of finishing it!
First of all, the names! I loved each and every single name that author Laini Taylor used in the book. The setting was getting even more and more lovelier by the minute.
I will NEVER EVER take a wish for granted EVER again, teeth O_O I worship my teeth every single day now! will never think of the law of gravity lightly EVER. Will never see darkness as something you cannot see but something you can obviously see...even more than light.
War is awful, it got me thinking and to relate it to the actual days of ours, where everyone and everything tries to be solved by war. What's wrong with the other options? Talking? Taking it easy? Counting to 10 or even 1000?




-..."It's not peace. Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony."-

It also got me thinking...never to judge a person by looks only, even the ugliest of creatures to me is the most beautiful for another. The book is just THAT amazing taking you from one thought and scene to another character and a classroom; Looks deceive, wishes are lethal, flying is a given, hand prints are dreaded, and of course what would a book be without me CRYING OVER IT?
When the person you love the most is the enemy of your kind, has blood on his/her hands, sees war as his/her only purpose in life, kills for a living while devoting him/herself solely to you, has the most smooth tender hands, lips, and eyes you've ever laid your eyes on, and loves you so completely that is willing to give you up just for your own peace of mind and safety even if it kills him/her...
Then you've got yourself just a tiny sneak peek at what you're getting yourself into when picking up and reading this book.
Fights, love, memories, blue, wishes, wings, angels, and...other not so angels, 2 moons, awesome chapter tittles, chimaeras, a KILLER ending and way more...Daughter of Smoke & Bone is just that...a girl that is who she is because of the smoke and bones that surround her.


-HUGE AND SPECIAL THANKS TO: Elena from A World of Words who was awesome enough to receive the US version of the book in her house and then send it to me. And Nat T-T who sent me a UK-PB-ARC of it T-T girls thank you both so very much, the review wouldn't even exist if it weren't for you two! Now I won both covers ~cries~. -

I give this book
10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

-review/thoughts- Dark Song by Gail Giles

First of all I just wanted to let you know that this book I read a LONG time ago this year...and I didn't even have a bookpics page or blog or tumblr or anything for that matter So you might get to see all the rough and raw edges this review/thought has because I just wrote it soon after finishing reading the book...I wasn't good at expressing much of my feelings back then...But I do love this book and hope you get to love it too sometime!
I might be reading this again soon just because ;) and maybe then I'll write a review worth of the book:D






~Mom and dad, you're about to find out how much betrayal hurts.~


OK...this is OFFICIALLY the one that will mark me this whole 2011


-Characters-
Ames...I started identifying with her character A LOT...not that my life came tumbling down like in a second like hers...but sometimes...how she feels...all along the book...took me by surprise and left me breathless since the beginning of the book.

~...I gasped, and a tear leaked out from my left eye.
  "I'd wipe that away, but my hands are wet and they would see. You need to wipe it off. Don't ever let them see you have a soft place." ~

-My poor scattered feelings-
Ames is the typical girls who has it all...and maybe more than ALL...but didn't know that until she looses all! then comes the big bomb. Her "perfect" family wasn't that perfect after all...she founds herself falling and falling down...sinking on this feelings where there's only her BF Em and her against the world...and later...it seems that's just HER against the world(by world I mean her parents) then OF COURSE! she meets Marc and suddenly everything's not so bad as it seems...she pretty much anchors herself to him...and when there was sadness and loneliness now she got a sort of happiness:S and she's not lonely nor alone anymore...or at least that's what she thinks...but then...when she thought nothing....NOTHING AT ALL COULD GO WORST OR I Ddon't Know she finds out that she has the life of her whole family on her hands...what she decides from there on...is up to how she feels...since her mom and dad treat her like a servant and even her little sister is starting to notice that Ames might not be so good underneath after all...
will she answer to the call that this dark song inside of her plays??
or will she turn her back on the only person that has made her feel safe, loved and most of all IMPORTANT to the world?




~"I detentioned him"~

A COMPLETELY MUST READ!! DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T READ THIS BEFORE!! 

IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF MY TIME...
A COMPLETE PIECE OF ART THAT WILL LEAVE YOU WONDERING IF THERE'S A SONG A REALLY REALLY DARK SONG INSIDE OF YOU JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO NOTICE IT AND SING IT TOO.UST LIKE WITH AMES..if I could gather all this book in one single picture...I'll definitely have it hanging in my bedroom walls!
Gail Giles is a genious!


I rate this book



10special-fotitos(special rating for over-the-top-I'll-never-get-over-this book) =
I cried for things I didn't know possible I was capable of.



I had to share...

So, you all followers of mine know or at least have to know a bit of my love for Beth Ravis author of Across The Universe and A Million Suns, yes I'm a silent stalker of hers...and I'm in love with her first book(because I haven't read the second one) and after I won, definitely marking me forever, one of her giveaways...there was no turning back!


I mean how could I not freak out if she sent a SIGNED PB copy of AtU and really cool swag?! So now here we are again...her being always awesome when doing a giveaway AND now I think...she completely has lost it with the prizes!


So take a look at it!!!






















And for every entry she'll donate to charity(up until 1000)! SEE?! I told you she was awesome! 
So go there enter and I wish you the best of luck! I really hope to get ANY no matter...(though I'd die for a copy of AMS) what because that's just how great all the stuff she's giving away is...
What are you still doing here?!
GO!
Oh yeap...IT'S INTERNATIONAL!

New on the BookPics TBR-List #7

I'm here with more and more books added to the never ending BookPics TBR-List!!
So, let's just get started!


Lucid

The Temptation

AND ALL THE BOOKS IN 'The Seer' series

Don't Die, Dragonfly

Last Dance (The Seer, #2)

Witch Ball (The Seer, #3)

Sword Play (The Seer, #4)

Fatal Charm (The Seer, #5)

Magician's Muse (The Seer, #6)











ALSO A SHORT STORY FROM ELANA JOHNSON'S POSSESSION

And, Last,because the post is really too long now but not least 

Scarlet