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February 28, 2011

Spotted! (Week 21-27 February)

Howdy!
 
Let's see what happened this past week around the blogosphere:
(warning: this is very long post)

Last week, a few amazing blogs hosted a chapter hunt for the first chapter of City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare. On Monday, Cassie revealed the entire chapter and a few extra pages on her blog. Check it out! :)
You can order a SIGNED copy of CoFA @ Barnes&Noble.Com!* (Thank you Mundie Moms for the tip!)
For my Romanian fellows: The Mortal Instruments is finally being published in Romania (hallelujah!), and you can pre-order the first book (hardcover) here.* It's a must have!

***

Here's a list with the fantabulous books released this week - Clearly, February 22th was THE day of the month!





 (I can't wait to read this one! And btw, I just couldn't resist the temptation and I peeked at chapter 21... and I still think that chapter 32 was better!*fans self*)



(which I'm currently reading and I must tell you, it's awesome! review to come)







(you can buy a signed copy HERE*)

 

(Visit Kelley's Facebook page for info about her blog tour; she's also giving away signed copies of her new book)



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New covers revealed:

(August 23, 2011)

I LOVE it! I think it's very beautiful - in a darkish, kind of creepy way. :)) (Source)


(June 15, 2011) 



(April 19, 2011)



(September 6, 2011)

 Sophie is giving away ONE autographed advance reader copy of Vanish via Goodreads - Enter here)


(2012)

 


(November 14, 2011) 


(October 4, 2011) 




(April 2011)

 


SOURCE


We've got a lot of blue covers here - is this the new trend? Along with the 'Iron... something' book title, of course :)) (Seriously now! Iron Queen, Iron Knight, Iron Crowned, Iron Witch, Iron Thorn...)

***

Video:

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton Book Trailer




Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood #1) by  Kendare Blake : Trailer





Today, Julie Kagawa (author of The Iron Fey series) posted a fanmade video on her blog. Check it out!




The Vampire Diaries Parody by The Hillywood Show




***
 This song reminded me about the anthology Teeth: Vampire Tales, which is coming out in April and seems to have 'tales' from a lot of great authors! You can win a copy HERE.



***

Aaand... Guess what? We're going to have another fab movie! Fox has bought the movie rights for Delirium by Lauren Oliver! Here's the scoop! (source HarperTeen Publiser)


***


So, I guess that's about it! I'm sorry if I missed anything important!

Oh, right! If you're familiar with NetGalley, you might want to check it out; they have some new awesome books available for request.;) (The Goddess Test, which I mentioned earlier, is one of them).

*FYI only. I haven' t been paid or rewarded for advertising services or anything like that. The links posted are of my choice. :)
(NOTE TO SELF: write a disclosure and a review policy)


Till next time...;)


xoxo


Spotted! (Week 21-27 February)

Howdy!
 
Let's see what happened this past week around the blogosphere:
(warning: this is very long post)

Last week, a few amazing blogs hosted a chapter hunt for the first chapter of City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare. On Monday, Cassie revealed the entire chapter and a few extra pages on her blog. Check it out! :)
You can order a SIGNED copy of CoFA @ Barnes&Noble.Com!* (Thank you Mundie Moms for the tip!)
For my Romanian fellows: The Mortal Instruments is finally being published in Romania (hallelujah!), and you can pre-order the first book (hardcover) here.* It's a must have!

***

Here's a list with the fantabulous books released this week - Clearly, February 22th was THE day of the month!





 (I can't wait to read this one! And btw, I just couldn't resist the temptation and I peeked at chapter 21... and I still think that chapter 32 was better!*fans self*)



(which I'm currently reading and I must tell you, it's awesome! review to come)







(you can buy a signed copy HERE*)

 

(Visit Kelley's Facebook page for info about her blog tour; she's also giving away signed copies of her new book)



***

New covers revealed:

(August 23, 2011)

I LOVE it! I think it's very beautiful - in a darkish, kind of creepy way. :)) (Source)


(June 15, 2011) 



(April 19, 2011)



(September 6, 2011)

 Sophie is giving away ONE autographed advance reader copy of Vanish via Goodreads - Enter here)


(2012)

 


(November 14, 2011) 


(October 4, 2011) 




(April 2011)

 


SOURCE


We've got a lot of blue covers here - is this the new trend? Along with the 'Iron... something' book title, of course :)) (Seriously now! Iron Queen, Iron Knight, Iron Crowned, Iron Witch, Iron Thorn...)

***

Video:

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton Book Trailer




Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna Dressed in Blood #1) by  Kendare Blake : Trailer





Today, Julie Kagawa (author of The Iron Fey series) posted a fanmade video on her blog. Check it out!




The Vampire Diaries Parody by The Hillywood Show




***
 This song reminded me about the anthology Teeth: Vampire Tales, which is coming out in April and seems to have 'tales' from a lot of great authors! You can win a copy HERE.



***

Aaand... Guess what? We're going to have another fab movie! Fox has bought the movie rights for Delirium by Lauren Oliver! Here's the scoop! (source HarperTeen Publiser)


***


So, I guess that's about it! I'm sorry if I missed anything important!

Oh, right! If you're familiar with NetGalley, you might want to check it out; they have some new awesome books available for request.;) (The Goddess Test, which I mentioned earlier, is one of them).

*FYI only. I haven' t been paid or rewarded for advertising services or anything like that. The links posted are of my choice. :)
(NOTE TO SELF: write a disclosure and a review policy)


Till next time...;)


xoxo

February 25, 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (Feb. 25)

Happy Follow Friday everyone!
 





As you know, this is an event hosted by Parajunkee. Every Friday we get together and say HI. (head over her blog to see the rules and join the fun!;)) There's also a new feature every week, and today's feature is NaKesha of Totally Obsessed. She has a very cool blog, and it's not just about books! Go check it out! ;)


And this week's question:
Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...


There are a few TV shows that I really like (I wrote about this here), but lately I didn't have so much time to watch them. :( Anyways, I'm a big fan of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural! But if I were to choose just one, I'd say Supernatural, because I've been watching it since... forever! And I'm still obsessed with it! A lot of action, scary monsters, badass hotties, dreamy angels... DEAN!*swoon* Need I say more? LOL


***



Book Blogger Hop


Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books. This is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! (more about the feature).


This week's question: Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?



Hmmm... Not really.
Sometimes I think I should have chosen something more original, but when I first started blogging, this was supposed to be a personal blog, where I could write random things about myself and my everyday life. And one day it hit me: why write about all the drama and boring stuff in my life and not about something I really like? This should be a fun escape, not a drama queen diary. So that's how I started to write about everything I loved about books and this became a book blog. There, now you have the history of my blog too.:))


How about you?
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo 

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (Feb. 25)

Happy Follow Friday everyone!
 





As you know, this is an event hosted by Parajunkee. Every Friday we get together and say HI. (head over her blog to see the rules and join the fun!;)) There's also a new feature every week, and today's feature is NaKesha of Totally Obsessed. She has a very cool blog, and it's not just about books! Go check it out! ;)


And this week's question:
Share your current fav television show! Tell us a bit about it...


There are a few TV shows that I really like (I wrote about this here), but lately I didn't have so much time to watch them. :( Anyways, I'm a big fan of The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural! But if I were to choose just one, I'd say Supernatural, because I've been watching it since... forever! And I'm still obsessed with it! A lot of action, scary monsters, badass hotties, dreamy angels... DEAN!*swoon* Need I say more? LOL


***



Book Blogger Hop


Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy for Books. This is an awesome opportunity for book bloggers to connect with other book lovers, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! (more about the feature).


This week's question: Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?



Hmmm... Not really.
Sometimes I think I should have chosen something more original, but when I first started blogging, this was supposed to be a personal blog, where I could write random things about myself and my everyday life. And one day it hit me: why write about all the drama and boring stuff in my life and not about something I really like? This should be a fun escape, not a drama queen diary. So that's how I started to write about everything I loved about books and this became a book blog. There, now you have the history of my blog too.:))


How about you?
Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo 

February 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb. 23)

Hey!
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare : April 5th 2011
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.” (Goodreads)
*Now that the first chapter is available and I finally got a taste of this book (if you missed the chapter hunt last week, here it is, with a few pages extra), I'm even more excited about City of Fallen Angels. This is one of my favorite YA series: Cassie has a very beautiful and entertaining writing style, her characters are fun to read and her world is very unique and interesting. I can't wait to read more about Jace! *swoon*
**This book is also part of my A-Z Reading Challenge.

UPDATE: I've already read the first three books in the series and totally LOVED them, but here, in Romania, the first book is just coming out next month. Finally! Here's our cover (and a pre-order link)


***

Wither (Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano: March 22nd 2011
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left. (Goodreads)
*I don't know much about Wither, but it does sound like a nice, refreshing book. Anyway, I'd buy it for the cover alone! Isn't it pretty?:D
**This book is part of both the A-Z Reading Challenge and the Debut Author Challege 2011. I can't wait to read it! (actually, my fingers are itching to pre-order it right now, but my card is making weird noises and pointing angrily at my huge TBR list LOL. Oh well...)


Now tell me what are you waiting on today!;)
See ya!

xoxo 

Waiting On Wednesday (Feb. 23)

Hey!
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare : April 5th 2011
City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.
“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.” (Goodreads)
*Now that the first chapter is available and I finally got a taste of this book (if you missed the chapter hunt last week, here it is, with a few pages extra), I'm even more excited about City of Fallen Angels. This is one of my favorite YA series: Cassie has a very beautiful and entertaining writing style, her characters are fun to read and her world is very unique and interesting. I can't wait to read more about Jace! *swoon*
**This book is also part of my A-Z Reading Challenge.

UPDATE: I've already read the first three books in the series and totally LOVED them, but here, in Romania, the first book is just coming out next month. Finally! Here's our cover (and a pre-order link)


***

Wither (Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano: March 22nd 2011
What if you knew exactly when you would die?
Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.
But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left. (Goodreads)
*I don't know much about Wither, but it does sound like a nice, refreshing book. Anyway, I'd buy it for the cover alone! Isn't it pretty?:D
**This book is part of both the A-Z Reading Challenge and the Debut Author Challege 2011. I can't wait to read it! (actually, my fingers are itching to pre-order it right now, but my card is making weird noises and pointing angrily at my huge TBR list LOL. Oh well...)


Now tell me what are you waiting on today!;)
See ya!

xoxo 
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