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April 28, 2011

Spotted! DARK DAYS of Supernatural Trailer

Hey!

Now that summer is almost here, you're probably looking for some awesome summer reads. If you love paranormal thrillers, supernatural romance and dystopian novels as much as I do, check out this trailer, featuring some amazing young adult books that I'm looking forward to reading this summer:



I LOVE the trailer and all those books sound so cool! They're all high up on my TBR list!
But what do you guys think? And which book are you most excited about?;)

xoxo
Deea

Spotted! DARK DAYS of Supernatural Trailer

Hey!

Now that summer is almost here, you're probably looking for some awesome summer reads. If you love paranormal thrillers, supernatural romance and dystopian novels as much as I do, check out this trailer, featuring some amazing young adult books that I'm looking forward to reading this summer:



I LOVE the trailer and all those books sound so cool! They're all high up on my TBR list!
But what do you guys think? And which book are you most excited about?;)

xoxo
Deea

April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (4/27)

Hey everyone!

I'm back!!! *does the happy dance* It's sooo good to be home! ♥ (I've been out of town for a couple of weeks - stressful couple of weeks).
Anyway, now that I got that off my chest, let's see what are we waiting on this week:


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

August 23rd 2011 by Balzer + Bray

Goodreads blurb:
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. 
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Doesn't it sound awesome? In a refreshing, eerie kind of way?:) I have a feeling this is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time while reading it. Besides, you know that I'm a sucker for beautiful covers and I think this one is gorgeous - and a little creepy. Love it! (love the blue theme - it matches my blog hehe)

Oh, btw, you can win an ARC of this book @ Gretchen's blog, but hurry up, today is the last day to enter! ;)

Let me know what book are you eagerly anticipating this week!;)
xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (4/27)

Hey everyone!

I'm back!!! *does the happy dance* It's sooo good to be home! ♥ (I've been out of town for a couple of weeks - stressful couple of weeks).
Anyway, now that I got that off my chest, let's see what are we waiting on this week:


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

August 23rd 2011 by Balzer + Bray

Goodreads blurb:
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from. 
Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Doesn't it sound awesome? In a refreshing, eerie kind of way?:) I have a feeling this is one of those books that keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time while reading it. Besides, you know that I'm a sucker for beautiful covers and I think this one is gorgeous - and a little creepy. Love it! (love the blue theme - it matches my blog hehe)

Oh, btw, you can win an ARC of this book @ Gretchen's blog, but hurry up, today is the last day to enter! ;)

Let me know what book are you eagerly anticipating this week!;)
xoxo
Deea

April 22, 2011

Follow Friday & Book Bloggers Hop (4/22)

Hey everyone!

I didn't join the Follow Friday and Book Bloggers Hop last week and I actually missed them! I really like meeting new bloggers and readers and chatting with old friends, so here I am: ;)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel @ Parajunkee's View and gives us the opportunity to hop around and meet new and old blogger friends and say hi!:) To see the rules and join in the fun, hop on over her blog.;)


Also, make sure you visit this week's feature, Cait @ The Cait Files.

This week's question:
What is on your current playlist right now?

Ok, so here are a few songs from my playlist:
- Katy Perry - ET ft. Kanye West
- E.T./Waiting for the End Cover - Michael Henry & Justin Robinett
- Alex Band - Only One ♥
- Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
- Hurts - Stay ♥
- Shontelle - Say Hello To Goodbye
- One Republic - Marchin On ♥
- P Diddy - Coming Home ft. Skylar Grey
  They're not necessarily my favorites, just some random songs I like to listen.:)  

***

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen @ Crazy for Books.


Book Blogger Hop


This week's question comes from Christina @ The Paperback Princesses:
If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

Yes! I don't do it every time I love a book/series (i.e. Holly Black - though I LOVE her Curse Workers series, her Modern Faerie Tales series just didn't do it for me), but sometimes I find a writer's writing style so mesmerizing and beautiful that I buy all her/his books, even though they are old news by now or from a different genre (i.e. Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, L.J. Smith, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead etc - they're on my auto-buy list).

How about you?

Oh, and Happy Easter! I hope you're having a great time! I'm spending these days with my family in my hometown. ♥
xoxo
Deea

Follow Friday & Book Bloggers Hop (4/22)

Hey everyone!

I didn't join the Follow Friday and Book Bloggers Hop last week and I actually missed them! I really like meeting new bloggers and readers and chatting with old friends, so here I am: ;)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel @ Parajunkee's View and gives us the opportunity to hop around and meet new and old blogger friends and say hi!:) To see the rules and join in the fun, hop on over her blog.;)


Also, make sure you visit this week's feature, Cait @ The Cait Files.

This week's question:
What is on your current playlist right now?

Ok, so here are a few songs from my playlist:
- Katy Perry - ET ft. Kanye West
- E.T./Waiting for the End Cover - Michael Henry & Justin Robinett
- Alex Band - Only One ♥
- Kings Of Leon - Sex On Fire
- Hurts - Stay ♥
- Shontelle - Say Hello To Goodbye
- One Republic - Marchin On ♥
- P Diddy - Coming Home ft. Skylar Grey
  They're not necessarily my favorites, just some random songs I like to listen.:)  

***

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jen @ Crazy for Books.


Book Blogger Hop


This week's question comes from Christina @ The Paperback Princesses:
If you find a book you love, do you hunt down other books by the same author?

Yes! I don't do it every time I love a book/series (i.e. Holly Black - though I LOVE her Curse Workers series, her Modern Faerie Tales series just didn't do it for me), but sometimes I find a writer's writing style so mesmerizing and beautiful that I buy all her/his books, even though they are old news by now or from a different genre (i.e. Kim Harrison, Kelley Armstrong, L.J. Smith, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead etc - they're on my auto-buy list).

How about you?

Oh, and Happy Easter! I hope you're having a great time! I'm spending these days with my family in my hometown. ♥
xoxo
Deea

April 20, 2011

Spotted! New cover

Hi again!:)

I just spotted the new UK cover of the next book in one of my favorite vamp series ever and I had to share it! *squee!*
So here it is - the UK cover for Last Breath - The Morganville Vampires #11 by Rachel Caine (out in November 2011)

 

Green is one of my favorite colors, so I really like the font, the effects... And wow, the model's eyes! So pretty and... hypnotic!:)) I really like it! But that's just me - what do you guys think?

US COVER
 I've always preferred the UK covers. I can't wait to have this one on my shelf!

P.S. Bite Club - The Morganville Vampires #10 - comes out on My 3rd. And apparently in UK it's already available in bookstores. :)
xoxo
Deea

Spotted! New cover

Hi again!:)

I just spotted the new UK cover of the next book in one of my favorite vamp series ever and I had to share it! *squee!*
So here it is - the UK cover for Last Breath - The Morganville Vampires #11 by Rachel Caine (out in November 2011)

 

Green is one of my favorite colors, so I really like the font, the effects... And wow, the model's eyes! So pretty and... hypnotic!:)) I really like it! But that's just me - what do you guys think?

US COVER
 I've always preferred the UK covers. I can't wait to have this one on my shelf!

P.S. Bite Club - The Morganville Vampires #10 - comes out on My 3rd. And apparently in UK it's already available in bookstores. :)
xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (4/20)

Hey!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

-July 26th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation-

Blurb: (Goodreads)
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jas­mine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died...

I haven't read anything by this author yet, but I'm planning to do it soon. Anyway, this books sounds amazing - I love books with schools for special kids and magic!<3
Here's an excerpt of the book.

And this is the old version of the cover. Somehow I liked it better - then again, I'm not a big fan of covers with models' faces on them. But just as Jennifer said, I guess the new cover suits better the genre and the feeling of the book. Gwen seems pretty fierce!:)


What are you waiting on this week?:)

P.S. Remember my last week's WoW post? I gave in and started reading the E-ARC of Starcrossed and I LOVE it!<3

xoxo
 Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (4/20)

Hey!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button!;)
 So here's what I'm waiting on this week:

-July 26th 2011 by Kensington Publishing Corporation-

Blurb: (Goodreads)
My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy — a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody’s head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest.
But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jas­mine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I’m determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why – especially since I should have been the one who died...

I haven't read anything by this author yet, but I'm planning to do it soon. Anyway, this books sounds amazing - I love books with schools for special kids and magic!<3
Here's an excerpt of the book.

And this is the old version of the cover. Somehow I liked it better - then again, I'm not a big fan of covers with models' faces on them. But just as Jennifer said, I guess the new cover suits better the genre and the feeling of the book. Gwen seems pretty fierce!:)


What are you waiting on this week?:)

P.S. Remember my last week's WoW post? I gave in and started reading the E-ARC of Starcrossed and I LOVE it!<3

xoxo
 Deea

April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox #4

 Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend!:)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, where we share the books we got in the mail this week. (they may be purchased by us, borrowed, won, recieved for review etc.)
Here's what I got:
  • Bought:

Alpha (Shifters, #6)
by Rachel Vincent
(audiobooks)
I already listened to the first one and I loved it!

  • For review:

Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite (S & S Galley Grab program)
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross  (NetGelley; I'm really excited about this one)
Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (NetGelley)
Pinch Me by Adena Halpern (no cover revealed just yet)
 Thanks guys!*blows kisses*

 *All links send to Goodreads, if you want to learn more about the books


That's all I got this week. Oh, I also won 2 books but I'll show them to you when I'll receive them.:)
What did you get in your mailbox?

xoxo
 Deea

In My Mailbox #4

 Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you've had a great weekend!:)


In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, where we share the books we got in the mail this week. (they may be purchased by us, borrowed, won, recieved for review etc.)
Here's what I got:
  • Bought:

Alpha (Shifters, #6)
by Rachel Vincent
(audiobooks)
I already listened to the first one and I loved it!

  • For review:

Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite (S & S Galley Grab program)
The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross  (NetGelley; I'm really excited about this one)
Two Moon Princess by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban (NetGelley)
Pinch Me by Adena Halpern (no cover revealed just yet)
 Thanks guys!*blows kisses*

 *All links send to Goodreads, if you want to learn more about the books


That's all I got this week. Oh, I also won 2 books but I'll show them to you when I'll receive them.:)
What did you get in your mailbox?

xoxo
 Deea

Review: White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Hiya!

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Goodreads summary: 
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
 Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen. 

My thoughts: The Curse Workers by Holly Black just became one of my favorite YA series. White Cat was like a breath of fresh air for me – it gave the me the feeling that YA fiction is finally back on track. Though I enjoyed all the YA books I read lately, I always felt like there was something missing. I’m not sure what that was, but I found it in White Cat.:D (Maybe a cool male lead character? A story that was not just another love story between a human and a supernatural or about teenage angst? A refreshing male POV? Some paranormal elements that seemed real, believable? All of the above?:)) I don't know, but it worked perfectly for me.)

Black introduces us to the world of cons and mobsters, where using magic is illegal. Each member of Cassel’s family can use a different kind magic, and they all take advantage of it – except for Cassel. That’s why he’s always felt the outcast, the black sheep of the family. At least, he tries to blend in and make friends at the fancy boarding school where he goes, but even that changes after he starts sleepwalking. Smart and intuitive as he is, he soon realizes that his family not only hides things from him, but they played him. I'm not going to get into details, I can't say more than the goodreads summary says already anyway, but I really liked how the plot developed. The suspense and the mystery kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And I liked that Cassel wasn't intimidated by his family games - or of the Zacharov family for that matter - that he knew he couldn't trust anyone entirely and decided to find out everything by himself. Even if that meant turning their own weapons against them in the process.

So I really liked Cassel : "Clever as the Devil, and twice as pretty.":)) His dry humor and his attitude make of him a lovely character – someone I’d like to hang out with in real life. He’s smart, funny and sarcastic and his only flaw is…well, his family. They’re all mysterious untrustworthy mobsters, who play dangerous games with their magic abilities and have no respect for anything or anyone - not even for their own siblings. Even so, they 're still complex characters that help the story progress in a very intriguing way. His older brothers, Philip and Barron, are pretty scary. His mother is in jail and his grandfather, though he seems to be the only person Cassel can count on, can kill anyone just with a touch of his hand.*shivers*

The beginning of the book was a little confusing, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. I liked everything about it: the original plot, the cons world, the characters, the mystery, the touch of romance... And Black's writing style is brilliant and very compelling. I really recommend this book to any paranormal lover who's looking for an original story and a new voice.;) 4.5/5*



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I LOVED it!!! It's a must read!

(When I started reading this book, I wanted to smack myself in the head for not reading it sooner, but after I finished reading it, I actually wanted to pat myself on the back for waiting till the sequel was out, considering the way it ended. LOL And I've just started reading Red Glove, I can't wait to see what happens next!).


xoxo
Deea

Review: White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Hiya!

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

Goodreads summary: 
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
 Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen. 

My thoughts: The Curse Workers by Holly Black just became one of my favorite YA series. White Cat was like a breath of fresh air for me – it gave the me the feeling that YA fiction is finally back on track. Though I enjoyed all the YA books I read lately, I always felt like there was something missing. I’m not sure what that was, but I found it in White Cat.:D (Maybe a cool male lead character? A story that was not just another love story between a human and a supernatural or about teenage angst? A refreshing male POV? Some paranormal elements that seemed real, believable? All of the above?:)) I don't know, but it worked perfectly for me.)

Black introduces us to the world of cons and mobsters, where using magic is illegal. Each member of Cassel’s family can use a different kind magic, and they all take advantage of it – except for Cassel. That’s why he’s always felt the outcast, the black sheep of the family. At least, he tries to blend in and make friends at the fancy boarding school where he goes, but even that changes after he starts sleepwalking. Smart and intuitive as he is, he soon realizes that his family not only hides things from him, but they played him. I'm not going to get into details, I can't say more than the goodreads summary says already anyway, but I really liked how the plot developed. The suspense and the mystery kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. And I liked that Cassel wasn't intimidated by his family games - or of the Zacharov family for that matter - that he knew he couldn't trust anyone entirely and decided to find out everything by himself. Even if that meant turning their own weapons against them in the process.

So I really liked Cassel : "Clever as the Devil, and twice as pretty.":)) His dry humor and his attitude make of him a lovely character – someone I’d like to hang out with in real life. He’s smart, funny and sarcastic and his only flaw is…well, his family. They’re all mysterious untrustworthy mobsters, who play dangerous games with their magic abilities and have no respect for anything or anyone - not even for their own siblings. Even so, they 're still complex characters that help the story progress in a very intriguing way. His older brothers, Philip and Barron, are pretty scary. His mother is in jail and his grandfather, though he seems to be the only person Cassel can count on, can kill anyone just with a touch of his hand.*shivers*

The beginning of the book was a little confusing, but once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. I liked everything about it: the original plot, the cons world, the characters, the mystery, the touch of romance... And Black's writing style is brilliant and very compelling. I really recommend this book to any paranormal lover who's looking for an original story and a new voice.;) 4.5/5*



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I LOVED it!!! It's a must read!

(When I started reading this book, I wanted to smack myself in the head for not reading it sooner, but after I finished reading it, I actually wanted to pat myself on the back for waiting till the sequel was out, considering the way it ended. LOL And I've just started reading Red Glove, I can't wait to see what happens next!).


xoxo
Deea

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