Showing posts from January, 2012

-review/thoughts- Hushed by Kelley York

-The apartment was silent. Not the sort of silence when one was home alone, but the smothering silence that followed death. An all-encompassing, heavy feeling.-
This is what happens when someone somewhere writes a book. Make that an amazing breathtakingly painful/amazing book. And then...I read it. I am left utterly and completely shocked out of my shoes. I am left begging for more story. I am left begging for more pages to appear out of thin air just to know what happens next and next and next. Kelley, with this book-Hushed-I can tell you I love you till the ends of ends.  My heart constricted more times that I cared to count. I fell in love with not one but two guys. I want to keep them so bad it hurts. You made me remember some really painful memories of my life with the only difference that now I don't feel how I used to. Empty-alone-guilty-lonely-not good enough.
-Maybe she could learn what it was like to always be left behind.-
How can I even begin to describe what a complex of a per…

New on the BookPics TBR-List #9

Wow it sure is, as always, good to know authors are mind-set on making my tbr-list impossibly long and eternal...
So the recently new additions to my list are,

Toy Girl by Clover Donovon
Tidal Whispers by Jocelyn Adams, Claire Gillian, Julie Reece, and Kelly Said
Touch of Death by Kelly Hashway This was added thanks to my silent-stalking of Alex's blog, Electrifying Reviews
Awkward by Marni Bates
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein Thank you Rachel *-* MRP...

And way more, but this were the covers I liked the most too :D
Anything new on your TBR-list that I should know about???

IMM#16 -The Forbidden One-

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

As always. My video turned out to be too long and rambling and every single time I tried to edit it or cut it my computer would just fail me T_T I hate my video right now...but be sure.  It was full of me being so happy my face hurts from smiling too much AND of gratitude towards the person who sent me the package that arrived this week. I'm beyond happy-see? I'm rambling here for lack of a better video editor-and more than excited to show you guys what books I ended up getting this week So, here I go. BOUGHT
-La Ladrona de Libros by Markus Zusak -PB- Spanish edition The Book Thief in english. I already own this book in ebook format on my kindle for PC and it's in english lol. but I really wanted to buy it in spanish. First so I can read both editions and compare and see how well they did while traducing it AND I really want both, my mom and dad to read it. I've read only amazing and b…

-review- A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford

-She lost herself, for one last moment, in his eyes. And then 'she' stepped back.-

Thank you so much dear Rachel and Leah for bringing me back to the world of reviews T_T I haven't written even an excuse of a review for 3 weeks now. It's really showing.
So today, I'll leave you with my thoughts, or what's left of them, about the book.

Oh My Clouds in the heavens of the whole earth that we humans inhabit O_o
Where did my heart go?
Oh, yeah. Leah completely stole it with this second instalment of A Touch Mortal. 
After reading the mind blowing, incredibly new, and fresh first book I really didn't think that life could get any better than that.
And as it's always with me. It turned out I was completely and utterly WRONG.
A Touch Morbid was 100*100000 times + infinite more times better than ATM1.
-Takes her hat off- Leah! for this attempt to share with you and everyone else what you did to me with this book actually work I'll have to pretend that you are…

BookPic of the Week #1

Wow! I came up with this idea a long time ago and I've never had the time or the right picture to showcase what I called BookPic of the Week...yeah yeah, it says in the description of this post that is a picture that has to do a lot with books...but I'm changing it quite a bit. It won't only be a book cover, book quote, or the likes, but also a picture that I took anywhere that reminds me of a book, a certain book cover, or a book passage or quote.
So there you go, I hope I can have more time to take photos and even more time to find some place, patience and, creativity in me to make them even a little bit beautiful :D 
I'm no professional photographer nor do I know a thing about editing pictures haha I just love the fact that a single picture can say so much or so little without a single word, the look on people's faces when they look at said's the most amazing face they could ever if they'd pay to be inside the picture! 
And well...I …

IMM#15 The FIKTSHUN-ATM2 Edition & MRP#2

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I looove love her blog! So you really should check it out!
Hey guys! Another week ending, another IMM -thankfully- haha I'm not one that gets books in her mail every single week so I'm really grateful that something showed up-OMG- and now I'm more than excited to finally show it to you!!!
-my bed makes a lot of noises T_T forgive her please! And yes, that is Hurt on the background. Thank you very much Rachel*-* -
Gifted A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford -ARC- |White noise below| ---------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------- ------------ ----- -- - Rachel@FiktshunT_T I've been...trying to find a way to thank you and again I have failed miserably T_T but thank you so much T_T ~crying of happiness~ I still cannot believe I have this book in my hands!

My Reading Pile #2
My reading pile is an idea created by Fiktshunin which you share what your reads for the week are or well the wishful reads-reread…

New on the BookPics TBR-List #8

This week's new books on my TBR-list are:
Pride's Run by Cat Kalen
Partials by Dan Wells -Can I say COVER LOVE! I love love love this cover and I don't even know why I hadn't added it to my tbr-list before I saw it on My Reading Pileand boy was I shocked at my lack of new books added to the list! I love the girls hair, the clothes the sky, the road and, the font of the title!-
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen -Another cover I really love and I kind of read the blurb and I'm intrigued, really. The girl's eye make-up and the place where the title was put I'm really looking forward to this book.-
The Goddess Hunt by Aimée Carter (Goddess Test #1.5) -This is the first cover of these books where we can really take a front and clear view of the girl on all the covers. Can't wait to read this one AND Goddess Interrupted!-
Exiled by M.R. Merrick -This book was added thanks to Fiktshun. She had it on her Reading Pile post last week. So, of course I had to add it too.-
Nine Uses …

IMM#14 Finally Will Read THAT Book!

IMM is hosted by The Story Siren I love-love her blog! Be sure to check it out!

Bought *Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler -PB- *Lament by Maggie Stiefvater -PB- *Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater  -PB- *The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P.C. Cast & Kim Doner -PB- *Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -PB-
Gifted *The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney -PB- -New cover- SIGNED -for some reason the cover won't appear on the goodreads PB edition page of the book so I'm linking you to the hardback page-
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH DAISY!!! I screamed and didn't want to stop looking at the little email convo we had. Not in a million years did I think of this happening!
Daisy's web page-> Facebook->
Again, this week was full of awesomeness as you can see above, any book added or received or bought, for me, that's just amazing and makes me more than happy :D
I'm still waiting on some, um, random packages...So I hope those come this …

IMM #13 The first of the year people!

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren
I'm back! Merry belated Christmas and a really really Happy 2012 to all of you awesome BookPic-ers! This first IMM of the year is full of awesome! and I cannot wait to show you guys what I got the final 2 weeks of 2011. I cried, gasped, thanked my lucky stars, cried again, smiled, laughed, freaked out, hyperventilated, and more! Sadly youtube didn't like me and didn't upload the video that I made like 3 times in a row filled with excitement and all my clumsiness the lack of video Pictures come to the rescue... I present you

Won -Lie by Caroline Bock -PB-SIGNED thanks to Amy from LadysBookStuffShe also sent me a BUNCH of swag T_T thanks so much including a Stomp Out Bullying bracelet which I'm in love with!  Thanks so much Amy! the book being signed was a complete surprise for me.  Awesome Christmas indeed!
Christmas Gifts -If I Die by Rachel Vincent -PB- SIGNED!!!!!! YES THAT's the difference people! You c…

Joining the Soul Screamers Reading Challenge

I know, I know. You guys are all like, Alba, really? Reading those books yet AGAIN? Well ladies, gentlemen, beautiful people, I'm here to tell you that the answer to that interrogative is a round, big, completely cute  YES~with a lot of exclamation marks~ !!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel@Fiktshun is hosting her very first reading challenge this year. And what other better way to start than with the complete trauma of mine, Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series. There are exactly 5 whole books out with 3 novellas to go with them, and even an omnibus with the first novella and 2 first books.
The challenge will last only until the next installment of the series comes out which is set to be released on June this year. You don't have to be a blogger to join the challenge, just some way to post a review(goodreads, facebook, etc.) It doesn't matter if you have already reviewed the books you can still join in the fun and maybe post about the rereading experience.

There are also some really swoon…

-review- Good For You by Tammara Webber

~"I mean, there's a difference between being suicidal and not giving a sh*t if you live or die. Right?"~
Tammara Webber, what can I say? How do I even begin to thank you? I discovered this books thanks to Rachel@Fiktshunand well then I fell in love completely with the story, the characters, Graham, oh man...and finally after a long and well worthy wait REID is BACK.

This is the third and last book in the Between The Lines Trilogy by Tammara Webber. 

I literally don't know how to express my feelings for this book...I always loved matter what he did...where did he go...what did he kiss...or who did he kiss... But in this book we get a completely different side of Reid and we are introduced to a new and fresh and if you ask me completely lovable, real, and amazing character; Dori.

~ Her shorts are so far out of style that I'm not sure they were ever in style. ~

My Poor Feelings/thoughts/and the likes
Because I was literally left waiting, wanting, begging for more…