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September 30, 2011

Review: Seers by Heather Frost

Seers by Heather Frost

Release Date: October 4th 2011 
by Bonneville; Hardcover, 330 pages
Website
My rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads blurb:

For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.

My thoughts: (spoiler free)
 
I ADORED this book! It was sweet, light, beautifully written and it had almost all the elements I like in my YA novels (and I couldn’t find any of my bookish pet peeves in it, I should add). It’s one of those books that you can’t put down until you’ve finished reading it, that puts a smile on your face and leaves you in a good mood and eagerly anticipating the next escape – I mean, the next book in the series.

After losing her parents in a terrible car accident, Kate struggles to cope with the loss and to adapt to her new life, especially to her new acquired ability to see people’s auras. She tries to seem normal, to get through high school and to make things work with her friends and with her boyfriend Aron. But no matter how much she tries to blend in and move on, it’s pretty clear that nothing will be the same again. And as if to prove just that, Patrick, a handsome, mysterious boy with a sexy, Irish accent appears out of nowhere and seems to know everything about her and to be stalking her. He keeps coming out of nowhere, disappearing, hiding and giving her cryptic messages. Even her friends become suspicious and don’t like that he’s so much around her, but what can she do, when not even she knows what’s his deal?

Now I need to say that one of the things I really liked about this novel is that there is no annoying insta-love between the main characters. Kate doesn’t leave everything behind and runs after Patrick begging for his attention (like some other girls we know tend to do), even when he proves that he means no harm to her but on the contrary. She is careful, cautious around him; she tries to learn more about him and keep the distance in the same time; she learns to trust him and to get closer to him gradually. Though she keeps seeing him and strange things happen around them, she also tries to take a grip on her life and make her relationship with her boyfriend work.

Anyway, suddenly things get really, really complicated. Kate has to make some dangerous choices and to keep the people in her life safe. Because, turns out Patrick is a Guardian and he was sent here to protect her, because she is a Seer (she can see auras and detect the existence of other supernatural beings) and Demons are after her. Nothing is what it seems, people close to her show their real face, hard truths are revealed, and there’s a new option, a new path ahead of her now. But what should she do? What and who should she choose? Who should she trust? Why is her role so important in the never ending battle between Good and Bad? No matter the answers to these questions, one thing is clear: there’s no going back.

 So, yes... Demons, Guardians, Seers, auras, supernatural powers, prophecies, hidden destinies, mad choices – that’s what she has to deal with now. There’s something more to her life now than getting through high school and dating – not that that went so well, anyway. 

Kate is a great character. Considering everything that’s happening to her lately, she’s not whiny or anything; on the contrary, she’s strong, smart, level headed, caring and even witty and kick ass when needs come. Patrick is totally swoon worthy (did I mention the accent?) and book boyfriend material: smart, sarcastic, funny, caring, bad ass, handsome and always there when Kate needs him. Need I say more? Oh, and their conversations and dialogs? They either crack you up or make you fell all warm and fuzzy. It’s always a delight to be around these two, I tell you.

When I talked about this book on my blog and I had the chance to chat with Heather, I mentioned that I loved ALL her characters. From Kate’s grandparents who are so hilarious and adorable, to Kate’s funny, unpredictable best friend and Patrick’s friend who tries to be the always charming bad boy. They all have so much personality, they seem so real, so alive, so believable that they make you feel like any day now you could walk down the street and run into one of them. At character development, Heather Frost totally rocked! *bows*

Another thing I really liked is that everything is so well balanced and realistic. The world building, the characters with their strong personalities and real-life-like flaws… The whole dynamic is very well done.


So even though the main idea of the plot is not that new, there are enough original and captivating elements in this book to keep you invested from beginning to the end. The writing is absolutely beautiful and flawless! The end of this first book of the trilogy was a big surprise – not really a cliff hanger, but shocking enough to leave me craving for the sequel! Seers was a delight to read and I’m looking forward to reading more of Heather Frost’s works, because she’s a very promising and talented young author!

*Thank you Cedar Fort Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an eGalley of the book in exchange for my honest opinion! 


P.S. Readers who enjoyed Hush, Hush (Becca Fitzpatrick), Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl) or Angelfire (Courtney Allison Moulton) will definitely enjoy this one!

P.P.S. Now that we're closer to the release date, maybe you'd like to check out my interview with Heather Frost. :)

Have a great weekend!
xoxo
 Deea's Signature

Review: Seers by Heather Frost

Seers by Heather Frost

Release Date: October 4th 2011 
by Bonneville; Hardcover, 330 pages
Website
My rating: 4.5/5 stars

Goodreads blurb:

For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.

My thoughts: (spoiler free)
 
I ADORED this book! It was sweet, light, beautifully written and it had almost all the elements I like in my YA novels (and I couldn’t find any of my bookish pet peeves in it, I should add). It’s one of those books that you can’t put down until you’ve finished reading it, that puts a smile on your face and leaves you in a good mood and eagerly anticipating the next escape – I mean, the next book in the series.

After losing her parents in a terrible car accident, Kate struggles to cope with the loss and to adapt to her new life, especially to her new acquired ability to see people’s auras. She tries to seem normal, to get through high school and to make things work with her friends and with her boyfriend Aron. But no matter how much she tries to blend in and move on, it’s pretty clear that nothing will be the same again. And as if to prove just that, Patrick, a handsome, mysterious boy with a sexy, Irish accent appears out of nowhere and seems to know everything about her and to be stalking her. He keeps coming out of nowhere, disappearing, hiding and giving her cryptic messages. Even her friends become suspicious and don’t like that he’s so much around her, but what can she do, when not even she knows what’s his deal?

Now I need to say that one of the things I really liked about this novel is that there is no annoying insta-love between the main characters. Kate doesn’t leave everything behind and runs after Patrick begging for his attention (like some other girls we know tend to do), even when he proves that he means no harm to her but on the contrary. She is careful, cautious around him; she tries to learn more about him and keep the distance in the same time; she learns to trust him and to get closer to him gradually. Though she keeps seeing him and strange things happen around them, she also tries to take a grip on her life and make her relationship with her boyfriend work.

Anyway, suddenly things get really, really complicated. Kate has to make some dangerous choices and to keep the people in her life safe. Because, turns out Patrick is a Guardian and he was sent here to protect her, because she is a Seer (she can see auras and detect the existence of other supernatural beings) and Demons are after her. Nothing is what it seems, people close to her show their real face, hard truths are revealed, and there’s a new option, a new path ahead of her now. But what should she do? What and who should she choose? Who should she trust? Why is her role so important in the never ending battle between Good and Bad? No matter the answers to these questions, one thing is clear: there’s no going back.

 So, yes... Demons, Guardians, Seers, auras, supernatural powers, prophecies, hidden destinies, mad choices – that’s what she has to deal with now. There’s something more to her life now than getting through high school and dating – not that that went so well, anyway. 

Kate is a great character. Considering everything that’s happening to her lately, she’s not whiny or anything; on the contrary, she’s strong, smart, level headed, caring and even witty and kick ass when needs come. Patrick is totally swoon worthy (did I mention the accent?) and book boyfriend material: smart, sarcastic, funny, caring, bad ass, handsome and always there when Kate needs him. Need I say more? Oh, and their conversations and dialogs? They either crack you up or make you fell all warm and fuzzy. It’s always a delight to be around these two, I tell you.

When I talked about this book on my blog and I had the chance to chat with Heather, I mentioned that I loved ALL her characters. From Kate’s grandparents who are so hilarious and adorable, to Kate’s funny, unpredictable best friend and Patrick’s friend who tries to be the always charming bad boy. They all have so much personality, they seem so real, so alive, so believable that they make you feel like any day now you could walk down the street and run into one of them. At character development, Heather Frost totally rocked! *bows*

Another thing I really liked is that everything is so well balanced and realistic. The world building, the characters with their strong personalities and real-life-like flaws… The whole dynamic is very well done.


So even though the main idea of the plot is not that new, there are enough original and captivating elements in this book to keep you invested from beginning to the end. The writing is absolutely beautiful and flawless! The end of this first book of the trilogy was a big surprise – not really a cliff hanger, but shocking enough to leave me craving for the sequel! Seers was a delight to read and I’m looking forward to reading more of Heather Frost’s works, because she’s a very promising and talented young author!

*Thank you Cedar Fort Publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an eGalley of the book in exchange for my honest opinion! 


P.S. Readers who enjoyed Hush, Hush (Becca Fitzpatrick), Beautiful Creatures (Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl) or Angelfire (Courtney Allison Moulton) will definitely enjoy this one!

P.P.S. Now that we're closer to the release date, maybe you'd like to check out my interview with Heather Frost. :)

Have a great weekend!
xoxo
 Deea's Signature

September 28, 2011

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa Book Trailer!

O.M.G. You guys! Did you seen the trailer for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa?! If it isn't the best book trailer ever, then it's definitely in top 3! I'd say EPIC!


It's really, really well done in my opinion and captures the feeling of the book so freaking well! I got goose bumps and everything! Brilliant! The ice effects, the music, Iron Horse, Puck's smirk, Grimalkin... Awesomeness! It makes me want to read the book - or the entire series, for that matter - all over again! Love Ash!<3 *swoon**chills**fangirl**tear*

Source: Harlequin Teen Facebook Page


The Iron Knight  comes out in the US on October 25th 2011 at Harlequin Teen.

The Iron Fey on Goodreads







So...umm.. thoughts?:D

xoxo
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The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa Book Trailer!

O.M.G. You guys! Did you seen the trailer for The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa?! If it isn't the best book trailer ever, then it's definitely in top 3! I'd say EPIC!


It's really, really well done in my opinion and captures the feeling of the book so freaking well! I got goose bumps and everything! Brilliant! The ice effects, the music, Iron Horse, Puck's smirk, Grimalkin... Awesomeness! It makes me want to read the book - or the entire series, for that matter - all over again! Love Ash!<3 *swoon**chills**fangirl**tear*

Source: Harlequin Teen Facebook Page


The Iron Knight  comes out in the US on October 25th 2011 at Harlequin Teen.

The Iron Fey on Goodreads







So...umm.. thoughts?:D

xoxo
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Waiting on Wednesday (9/28)

Hi!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Danny @  Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button

I chose another debut novel for this week because... well, suddenly, 2012 doesn't seem to be so far away:

Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
by Jodi Meadows

Release Date:  January 31st 2012
by HarperCollins Children's Books
Hardcover, 384 pages

Goodreads blurb:

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Now that sounds awesome! The book has a very interesting concept, with all this soul, nosoul, reincarnation thing. I don't think I have read anything like this before. Also, the cover is really cool (in an eerie kind of way) with those colors and butterfly wings (that's what they are... right?)

So, what do you think about this novel? Do you want to read it? What are you waiting on this week? ;)

xoxo
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Waiting on Wednesday (9/28)

Hi!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
*Thanks Danny @  Bewitched Bookworms for the lovely button

I chose another debut novel for this week because... well, suddenly, 2012 doesn't seem to be so far away:

Incarnate (Newsoul #1)
by Jodi Meadows

Release Date:  January 31st 2012
by HarperCollins Children's Books
Hardcover, 384 pages

Goodreads blurb:

Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

Now that sounds awesome! The book has a very interesting concept, with all this soul, nosoul, reincarnation thing. I don't think I have read anything like this before. Also, the cover is really cool (in an eerie kind of way) with those colors and butterfly wings (that's what they are... right?)

So, what do you think about this novel? Do you want to read it? What are you waiting on this week? ;)

xoxo
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September 26, 2011

For my Romanian Readers' Delight...

Hey! 

Yesterday I mentioned that the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is the best series EVER. And I'm so obsessed with it, that I want everyone on the planet to read it and see how good it is; not just another fun, fast, interesting, action-packed, suspenseful, mysterious, addictive etc etc series, but a very GOOD series - as in, a very well written and perfectly balanced good. I also mentioned that for me was very hard to find all the books, given that I live in the middle of nowhere Romania and all. So, considering all these reasons (and then some), I really, really want to see this series published in Romania. God, we're seriously missing out here! 

And thankfully, I'm not the only one who wants this. I have some partners in crime who do their best to help us make this happen. We're also counting on the super awesome and dedicated people at Leda Books, one of our best publishers - definitely the best when it comes to Young Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance*.

Anyway, what I actually wanted to tell you is that Cristina @ Blibliophile Mystery translated the first chapter of Darkfever (the first book in the series) and also a teaser** for my Romanian fellows to read and see what's all the fuss about. You know, to get the feeling about the series and about the dialogs between Mac and Barrons. She did a very, very good job at translating it (believe me, it's not easy to get the tone and the feeling of KMM's writing style). 

Ok, enough talking already. Get on reading and let me know what you think! 




*Disclosure: I'm not monetary or otherwise compensated for promoting the Leda Books Publishing or anything, I'm just saying it as it is. 
**For the people in the know, it's that fragment in chapter four when Barrons visits Mac in the middle of the night to tell her to get the hell out of his city. :D 
These are just teasers and for your entertainment only.  
xoxo
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For my Romanian Readers' Delight...

Hey! 

Yesterday I mentioned that the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is the best series EVER. And I'm so obsessed with it, that I want everyone on the planet to read it and see how good it is; not just another fun, fast, interesting, action-packed, suspenseful, mysterious, addictive etc etc series, but a very GOOD series - as in, a very well written and perfectly balanced good. I also mentioned that for me was very hard to find all the books, given that I live in the middle of nowhere Romania and all. So, considering all these reasons (and then some), I really, really want to see this series published in Romania. God, we're seriously missing out here! 

And thankfully, I'm not the only one who wants this. I have some partners in crime who do their best to help us make this happen. We're also counting on the super awesome and dedicated people at Leda Books, one of our best publishers - definitely the best when it comes to Young Adult Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance*.

Anyway, what I actually wanted to tell you is that Cristina @ Blibliophile Mystery translated the first chapter of Darkfever (the first book in the series) and also a teaser** for my Romanian fellows to read and see what's all the fuss about. You know, to get the feeling about the series and about the dialogs between Mac and Barrons. She did a very, very good job at translating it (believe me, it's not easy to get the tone and the feeling of KMM's writing style). 

Ok, enough talking already. Get on reading and let me know what you think! 




*Disclosure: I'm not monetary or otherwise compensated for promoting the Leda Books Publishing or anything, I'm just saying it as it is. 
**For the people in the know, it's that fragment in chapter four when Barrons visits Mac in the middle of the night to tell her to get the hell out of his city. :D 
These are just teasers and for your entertainment only.  
xoxo
Deea's Signature

Giveaways Winners

Happy Monday everyone!

I have a few winners to announce - but first, I want to thank you all for stopping by and reading my guest posts and for entering the giveaways! I, for one, had a blast meeting the authors and all!:D

The winners picked by random.org (True Random Number Generator) are: *drum roll effect*

Seers by Heather Frost Giveaway Winner:


#1 Meredith Miller!


Betrayed  (The Guardian Legacy, #2) by Ednah Walters Giveaway winner:


#15 Oana Ilasi 


The In the Shadows by Julieanne Lynch giveaway was hosted by the entire blog tour, so check out the Main Blog Tour Host Page to see all the winners. 



Congrats to the winners! Me or the publishers will contact you via the email addy you provided shortly! Thanks again for stopping by! 

Btw, there's still time to enter our September giveaway!

Have a great week everyone and happy reading!

xoxo
 Deea's Signature

Giveaways Winners

Happy Monday everyone!

I have a few winners to announce - but first, I want to thank you all for stopping by and reading my guest posts and for entering the giveaways! I, for one, had a blast meeting the authors and all!:D

The winners picked by random.org (True Random Number Generator) are: *drum roll effect*

Seers by Heather Frost Giveaway Winner:


#1 Meredith Miller!


Betrayed  (The Guardian Legacy, #2) by Ednah Walters Giveaway winner:


#15 Oana Ilasi 


The In the Shadows by Julieanne Lynch giveaway was hosted by the entire blog tour, so check out the Main Blog Tour Host Page to see all the winners. 



Congrats to the winners! Me or the publishers will contact you via the email addy you provided shortly! Thanks again for stopping by! 

Btw, there's still time to enter our September giveaway!

Have a great week everyone and happy reading!

xoxo
 Deea's Signature

September 25, 2011

In My Mailbox #9

Hi!



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie, where we share the books we got in the mail the previous week.

Wow! I haven't done an IMM post in a very long time, so I got a lot of books to talk about. I'll break my IMM haul into a few posts, since I tend to ramble about the books I got a bit too much and I don't want to make this post too long. (*considers switching to IMM vlogs*)
I already read almost all these books, but I needed to mention them because they were super awesome. Basically, they made my summer. :)

Sorry for the quality of the pic, my camera broke and I had to take it with my phone
I know this book got its share of bad reviews, but I actually liked it. A lot. It's really dark and different from the other YA books coming out lately. It grabbed me from the very first page and I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it. Also, the cover is very pretty in person, it's all sparkly and velvety and pet-able. (is that a word?:P)
I was a bit nervous about this one, but I loved it! It's unique and yet it has the unmistakable, super awesome Richelle Mead style. The story is interesting, Sydney has a lot of potential and Adrian is... well, Adrian. It felt so good to see him in all his glory!:))
Guys, this book was sooo good! I don't particularly enjoy writing reviews, but this one deserves a 5 stars review, it was that good! It has mystery, magic, blood and a lot of kissing. And very beautiful, lyrical writing. The entire story was amazing, very original! So yeah, it's really great; one of my favorite debut novels of this year so far. Oh, and the cover? GORGEOUS!
(I got the Romanian version of this one)
I have yet to read this series, but I'll just wait for the other books to come out first. Thanks Christina!
One of my current book obsessions. No need to ramble about it now, you can read my special review HERE.

 
I got the audiobooks and they were the best audiobooks I ever listened to! Impressive! Hardbacks should be on their way too (they were very hard to find even to order online and they probably come from a warehouse on Mars, because it's taking them forever to get here.)
Anyway, the point is that I got the Fever and for one week I couldn't do anything. I just listened and read and then listened to it some more. When the male narrator showed up in book #4 for Barrons voice, I was so shocked, that I got all mushy and I almost fall off my chair. I am so obsessed with this series now, that I don't trust myself to write about it on the blog. I don't trust myself to be coherent when it comes to Jerrico Barrons. Not to mention to write a review or something, I will so not make it any justice. Unless I write about it for days. Because this is the best series EVER! And it changed everything for me now (lit speaking). (Thanks Chelsea @ Vampire Book Club and Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms for opening my eyes about it and for putting it on the top of my To-Read list. AND thank you Cristina for making me drop everything and read it just then and there. *smooches*) After I finished it, I was like "Twilight who?" Enough said. 

Ok, Phew! Now that I got that off my chest, I should mention a few other audibooks I got in the meantime:
Thanks Andye @ Reading Teen for the rec, it was really good! (4 stars good)

I skipped a few Dark-Hunter books because I'm not a big fan of the series, but this one was SO GOOD! Good, as in top-3-favorites-of-all-time good. And the narrator? One of the best out there, he did an amazing job. So incredibly talented! (I'm rambling about it and giving away a copy of it here.) Thanks Julia for making me read it!:D (she kind of drove me crazy about it)
I really enjoyed them. I liked that each book has different main characters and also different narrator voices. I would probably have enjoyed them even more a few years ago, when I was vamp crazed. :))

I love this series, it was a very nice surprise. It's so very complex, it has a bit of everything. Including Vlad Tepes and it's always a delight to read about him in fiction.:)) Now I really need Twisted Intertwined #3), but it's not available for my country on audible.com yet, grr! 


As I mentioned, these books - especially the audiobooks - made my summer. (well, the last part of it anyway). That being said, I'll stop rambling now and let the rest of the books I got for the following posts. Btw, I'm getting better at keeping up with my old TBR pile and new releases as well!:D

What did you get in your mailbox?
xoxo
 Deea's Signature

In My Mailbox #9

Hi!



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren and inspired by Alea @ Pop Culture Junkie, where we share the books we got in the mail the previous week.

Wow! I haven't done an IMM post in a very long time, so I got a lot of books to talk about. I'll break my IMM haul into a few posts, since I tend to ramble about the books I got a bit too much and I don't want to make this post too long. (*considers switching to IMM vlogs*)
I already read almost all these books, but I needed to mention them because they were super awesome. Basically, they made my summer. :)

Sorry for the quality of the pic, my camera broke and I had to take it with my phone
I know this book got its share of bad reviews, but I actually liked it. A lot. It's really dark and different from the other YA books coming out lately. It grabbed me from the very first page and I couldn't put it down until I was finished with it. Also, the cover is very pretty in person, it's all sparkly and velvety and pet-able. (is that a word?:P)
I was a bit nervous about this one, but I loved it! It's unique and yet it has the unmistakable, super awesome Richelle Mead style. The story is interesting, Sydney has a lot of potential and Adrian is... well, Adrian. It felt so good to see him in all his glory!:))
Guys, this book was sooo good! I don't particularly enjoy writing reviews, but this one deserves a 5 stars review, it was that good! It has mystery, magic, blood and a lot of kissing. And very beautiful, lyrical writing. The entire story was amazing, very original! So yeah, it's really great; one of my favorite debut novels of this year so far. Oh, and the cover? GORGEOUS!
(I got the Romanian version of this one)
I have yet to read this series, but I'll just wait for the other books to come out first. Thanks Christina!
One of my current book obsessions. No need to ramble about it now, you can read my special review HERE.

 
I got the audiobooks and they were the best audiobooks I ever listened to! Impressive! Hardbacks should be on their way too (they were very hard to find even to order online and they probably come from a warehouse on Mars, because it's taking them forever to get here.)
Anyway, the point is that I got the Fever and for one week I couldn't do anything. I just listened and read and then listened to it some more. When the male narrator showed up in book #4 for Barrons voice, I was so shocked, that I got all mushy and I almost fall off my chair. I am so obsessed with this series now, that I don't trust myself to write about it on the blog. I don't trust myself to be coherent when it comes to Jerrico Barrons. Not to mention to write a review or something, I will so not make it any justice. Unless I write about it for days. Because this is the best series EVER! And it changed everything for me now (lit speaking). (Thanks Chelsea @ Vampire Book Club and Danny @ Bewitched Bookworms for opening my eyes about it and for putting it on the top of my To-Read list. AND thank you Cristina for making me drop everything and read it just then and there. *smooches*) After I finished it, I was like "Twilight who?" Enough said. 

Ok, Phew! Now that I got that off my chest, I should mention a few other audibooks I got in the meantime:
Thanks Andye @ Reading Teen for the rec, it was really good! (4 stars good)

I skipped a few Dark-Hunter books because I'm not a big fan of the series, but this one was SO GOOD! Good, as in top-3-favorites-of-all-time good. And the narrator? One of the best out there, he did an amazing job. So incredibly talented! (I'm rambling about it and giving away a copy of it here.) Thanks Julia for making me read it!:D (she kind of drove me crazy about it)
I really enjoyed them. I liked that each book has different main characters and also different narrator voices. I would probably have enjoyed them even more a few years ago, when I was vamp crazed. :))

I love this series, it was a very nice surprise. It's so very complex, it has a bit of everything. Including Vlad Tepes and it's always a delight to read about him in fiction.:)) Now I really need Twisted Intertwined #3), but it's not available for my country on audible.com yet, grr! 


As I mentioned, these books - especially the audiobooks - made my summer. (well, the last part of it anyway). That being said, I'll stop rambling now and let the rest of the books I got for the following posts. Btw, I'm getting better at keeping up with my old TBR pile and new releases as well!:D

What did you get in your mailbox?
xoxo
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September 24, 2011

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Book Trailer

I'm a bit speechless, so I'll just let you watch the trailer now:



O.M.G!!! *dies* Isn't it PERFECT? This is one of the best book trailers I've ever seen. Seriously. I got chills and everything. I want this book like, yesterday! I heard sooo many good things about it and now with the trailer... *fans self* If this book doesn't live up to the hype and to my high expectations, after all these months of buzz and impatience, I'm going to be royally pissed. I'll just go hide in a hole and cry for a few days. (Ok, maybe I'm a bit overreacting, but I've never been so excited about the release of a debut novel!)

Here are the deets:


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: 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.

The blurb doesn't give up much about the book, but rumor has it that there's this guy Noah with a British accent and nice lines who made all the girls melt. And banter and sexual tension. You know how much I love that kind of thing in my books.;)

So, what do you think about the trailer? And what about the book? Are you excited to read it or still not so sure about it?

xoxo
Deea's Signature

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer Book Trailer

I'm a bit speechless, so I'll just let you watch the trailer now:



O.M.G!!! *dies* Isn't it PERFECT? This is one of the best book trailers I've ever seen. Seriously. I got chills and everything. I want this book like, yesterday! I heard sooo many good things about it and now with the trailer... *fans self* If this book doesn't live up to the hype and to my high expectations, after all these months of buzz and impatience, I'm going to be royally pissed. I'll just go hide in a hole and cry for a few days. (Ok, maybe I'm a bit overreacting, but I've never been so excited about the release of a debut novel!)

Here are the deets:


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1)

by Michelle Hodkin
Release Date: 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.

The blurb doesn't give up much about the book, but rumor has it that there's this guy Noah with a British accent and nice lines who made all the girls melt. And banter and sexual tension. You know how much I love that kind of thing in my books.;)

So, what do you think about the trailer? And what about the book? Are you excited to read it or still not so sure about it?

xoxo
Deea's Signature
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