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November 30, 2011

Spotted: Touching the Surface Blurb & Cover!

Hey guys!


Here's a new book I just I added to my wishlist for the next year! It sounds so original and interesting and the cover is so beautiful, that I just had to share it with all of you! <3

Touching the Surface
by Kimberly Sabatini


Release Date: September 4th 2012
by Simon Pulse; Hardcover
Find the author: Twitter / Blog

Goodreads:

Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…

When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

Afterlife, past lives, memories, love, heartbreak, forgiveness, last chances... Oh my! How unique and totally amazing does all that sound?<3 And I love the cover! See those little paper birds? They're so cool! (I think the hardcover will be shiny. You know how much I love shiny covers).

So, what do you think? Are you going to add Touching the Surface to your TBR lists?;)

*Thanks Lindsay for the tip! :)

xoxo
Deea

Spotted: Touching the Surface Blurb & Cover!

Hey guys!


Here's a new book I just I added to my wishlist for the next year! It sounds so original and interesting and the cover is so beautiful, that I just had to share it with all of you! <3

Touching the Surface
by Kimberly Sabatini


Release Date: September 4th 2012
by Simon Pulse; Hardcover
Find the author: Twitter / Blog

Goodreads:

Life altering mistakes are meant to alter lives…

When Elliot dies for the third time, she knows this is her last shot. There are no fourth-timers in this afterlife, so one more chance is all she has to get things right. But before she can move on to her next life, Elliot will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the mistakes of her past, Elliot must earn the forgiveness of her best friend and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

Afterlife, past lives, memories, love, heartbreak, forgiveness, last chances... Oh my! How unique and totally amazing does all that sound?<3 And I love the cover! See those little paper birds? They're so cool! (I think the hardcover will be shiny. You know how much I love shiny covers).

So, what do you think? Are you going to add Touching the Surface to your TBR lists?;)

*Thanks Lindsay for the tip! :)

xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (11/30)

Heya!

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

My pick this week:

Black Heart (Curse Workers #3)
by Holly Black

Release Date: April 3rd 2012
by Margaret K. McElderry
Hardcover, 320 pages

Goodreads:

Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.

But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.

I love this series! It's one of my favorite YA series ever! I had the chance to read the first two books back-to-back, but the second book ended with a killer cliffhanger and the wait for the next book has been driving me crazy, grrr! I can't wait to see what's going to happen with Cassel and Lila! (oh, Cassel... He really deserves some good things to happen to him for a change...) Ms Black sure knows how and when to throw the twists and turns to keep her fans on the edge of their seat and always craving for more! And since 2011 is almost over, the wait for the last book of the trilogy doesn't seem to be that long anymore... does it?

Also, I know the Curse Workers series is getting a completely new look and I really like it (that purple is cool and everything), but I still prefer the old one, I think it's more appropriate for the series. Oh well...


What are you waiting on today?

P.S. If you haven't started this series yet, I highly recommend it! I think you can still get the first book on audio for free HERE (I listened to the audiobook as well and I loved it! My glowing review)

P.P.S. For my fellow Romanian readers who celebrate their Name Day today (myself included, hehe), Happy Name Day! I hope you're having a wonderful one!
>La multi ani!<

xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (11/30)

Heya!

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

My pick this week:

Black Heart (Curse Workers #3)
by Holly Black

Release Date: April 3rd 2012
by Margaret K. McElderry
Hardcover, 320 pages

Goodreads:

Cassel Sharpe knows he’s been used as an assassin, but he’s trying to put all that behind him. He’s trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He’s trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he’s trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he’s been raised to believe the government is the enemy.

But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what’s right and what’s wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what’s a con and what’s truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.

I love this series! It's one of my favorite YA series ever! I had the chance to read the first two books back-to-back, but the second book ended with a killer cliffhanger and the wait for the next book has been driving me crazy, grrr! I can't wait to see what's going to happen with Cassel and Lila! (oh, Cassel... He really deserves some good things to happen to him for a change...) Ms Black sure knows how and when to throw the twists and turns to keep her fans on the edge of their seat and always craving for more! And since 2011 is almost over, the wait for the last book of the trilogy doesn't seem to be that long anymore... does it?

Also, I know the Curse Workers series is getting a completely new look and I really like it (that purple is cool and everything), but I still prefer the old one, I think it's more appropriate for the series. Oh well...


What are you waiting on today?

P.S. If you haven't started this series yet, I highly recommend it! I think you can still get the first book on audio for free HERE (I listened to the audiobook as well and I loved it! My glowing review)

P.P.S. For my fellow Romanian readers who celebrate their Name Day today (myself included, hehe), Happy Name Day! I hope you're having a wonderful one!
>La multi ani!<

xoxo
Deea

November 28, 2011

Spotted: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare Official Trailer!


Hi!

Oh, wow! The Clockwork Prince official trailer is finally here! It has been released earlier today
exclusively on EW.com - go HERE to watch it - and then come back to tell me what you think of it, hehe. ;)

***UPDATE: Here it is now:




Have you noticed how book trailers are getting better and better lately? How they get real actors and catch the feeling of the books? Well, I think this one is absolutely amazing! Then again, it's not like we expected anything less from Vanya from  VLC Productions. I think it's really well done, everything seems so real! And don't you just love Ed Westwick' s voice on the background? *melts*

Also, looks like there are some rumors about an upcoming Infernal Devices movie. Check out THIS ARTICLE for details. (Thanks Mundie Moms for the tip!)


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) - Pub. Date: December 6th 2011

P.S. If you live in Romania and haven't started this series yet (a pity, really), you can always get a pretty hardcover copy from Leda Books HERE

Have a great week!
xoxo
Deea

Spotted: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare Official Trailer!


Hi!

Oh, wow! The Clockwork Prince official trailer is finally here! It has been released earlier today
exclusively on EW.com - go HERE to watch it - and then come back to tell me what you think of it, hehe. ;)

***UPDATE: Here it is now:




Have you noticed how book trailers are getting better and better lately? How they get real actors and catch the feeling of the books? Well, I think this one is absolutely amazing! Then again, it's not like we expected anything less from Vanya from  VLC Productions. I think it's really well done, everything seems so real! And don't you just love Ed Westwick' s voice on the background? *melts*

Also, looks like there are some rumors about an upcoming Infernal Devices movie. Check out THIS ARTICLE for details. (Thanks Mundie Moms for the tip!)


Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) - Pub. Date: December 6th 2011

P.S. If you live in Romania and haven't started this series yet (a pity, really), you can always get a pretty hardcover copy from Leda Books HERE

Have a great week!
xoxo
Deea

November 26, 2011

Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams



The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis #1)
by Sandy Williams

Published: October 25th 2011
by Ace; Paperback, 307 pages
Goodreads:

There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

My thoughts:
(NO spoilers)

OMG, you guys! This book was so freaking awesome! It’s been a while since I read an Adult Urban Fantasy book and I loved it so much, that I wanted to rave about it here on the blog too (and not just drive crazy my FB/Twitter/Goodreads friends). I’m very picky when it comes to Fae/Faeries books (you can blame the Fever series for that, it’s a hard one to follow), but this one was fabulous, the plot was very original and captivating! It’s a very complex book that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! It has strong, like-able main characters, interesting story, wonderful world building, fast paced action, kick ass scenes, engrossing plot and just the perfect amount of romance… It’s everything a good UF series should be – and more!

Also, if you’ve read my rant on love triangles a few weeks ago, you know I’m not their biggest fan. But this love triangle?! Oh my! It’s one of the best! It drove me crazy most of the time – but that’s one of the reasons I loved it so much, hehe! Seriously, I was more than halfway through the book and I was still bewildered and confused; each character grew on me without me even realizing it and I had no idea who was the bad guy and what team was I supposed to be. Which is crazy (and very rare), because when it comes to love triangles, I always know who the right choice is; I pick a team from the very start and end up immensely annoyed with the other guy and I just want him out of the way. :)) Well, it wasn’t the case here. On the contrary, just like our heroine, I wanted them both and I felt myself pulled in two very different and very appealing directions!

Ok, I already got lost in the awesomeness that is The Shadow Reader. Let me get back to the beginning: 

McKenzie Lewis is a shadow reader; not only she can see the Fae, but she can also see the shadows they leave behind every time they leave the Mortal realm (when they fissure out or sift). She can draw maps based upon those shadows and determine their next location. And because of her strong and rare ability, she’s been working for the Fae Kingdom for the last 10 years, helping the king in tracking dawn and catching the bad guys (rebellious, dangeorus Fae who live outside the Kingdom and don’t follow any of the rules), pointing the King’s men in their direction. She’s been trying to be ok with working with Kyol (the King's sword-master), dealing with her forbidden feelings for him and living a normal, collage student life this whole time… But everything turns upside down when she’s kidnapped by the rebels’ leader, Aren. He takes her to the rebels’ camp and tries to persuade her into reading the shadows for them, because apparently they need her to prove they are not the bad guys and they have to do justice for the Realm. Lost already? Well, don’t worry, it gets even more twisted and complicated. ;) While staying with the rebels, McKenzie learns all kind of weird and unexpected things about them and even about the Court; yet, she doesn’t trust any of them and she tries to stay loyal to the Court, without revealing any of its secrets. She keeps trying to escape – but to no avail. She also gets to know Aren and his ‘people’ a bit better – and slowly she finds herself questioning her own reality and loyalties. Letting Aren plant the seed of the doubt in her heart is so wrong – bu also so inevitable! Because the rebels seem to have a good cause – and maybe, just maybe they are not the bad guys after all. Maybe they do try to get to the Court and claim it because it’s corrupt and the King used her to go after innocent people and gain all the power instead. She can’t let appearances, her insecurities and her growing feelings for Aren (wait – when did she go from hating Aren to trusting him and, even worse, having feelings for him?) make her doubt Kyol and the Fae who have been a big part of her life for so long… right? Speaking of Kyol – what’s his deal? Why hasn’t he done anything for her until now? What’s his role in this war? Is he really corrupt or just being played? Can she trust him again? Yeah… That’s the kind of questions that torment McKenzie throughout the book – as if all the dangerous situations and action weren’t enough to give her nightmares. Because before she knows it, she’s thrust in the middle of a civil war and she’s being pulled in two directions without any chance of escape. Well, not without losing a part of herself and her heart in the process, anyway. 

As I was saying, this is a very complex novel. The Fae politics, the war battles, the twists and all that make the plot interesting, but the characters are unique, very well crafted and so real! They grow with each chapter and their emotional turmoil makes them more believable, easier to connect with.  

*sigh* This review doesn't make the book any justice; I could talk about The Shadow Reader forever! It’s so tiny, yet so intense! There are so many nuances! Not to mention that the plot grabs you from the very first page! If you start reading it, you can’t put it down until you finish it, it’s as simple as that. And did I mention how hot, mysterious, kind, badass and *introduces all the adjectives that describe a perfect male lead character here* Aren is?! *swoon*

So… I initially wanted to give this book a 4.5 (McKenzie annoyed me at some point and I just couldn’t get why the two men were so crazy about her), but then I remembered that this is only the first book in the series, and as far as starts of series go, this one is as close to being perfect as it can get.
Now, Ms Williams, I hope you’ve already written book #2 and you’re at the final edits stages or something equally close to the book being finished and published, yes? *taps foot impatiently* *just kidding**needs sequel like yesterday**gets teary-eyed remembering that ending**gets even more impatient*

Ok, I’m done now. Bottom line, The Shadow Reader is a must-read for the Urban Fantasy fans. It definitely goes on my keeper (re-reads) shelf!


P.S. Remember when was the last time I gave a UF book a 5 stars rating? Yes, this book is that good!

xoxo
Deea

Review: The Shadow Reader by Sandy Williams



The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis #1)
by Sandy Williams

Published: October 25th 2011
by Ace; Paperback, 307 pages
Goodreads:

There can only be one allegiance.
It’s her time to choose.

Some humans can see the fae. McKenzie Lewis can track them, reading the shadows they leave behind. But some shadows lead to danger. Others lead to lies.

A Houston college student trying to finish her degree, McKenzie has been working for the fae king for years, tracking vicious rebels who would claim the Realm. Her job isn’t her only secret. For just as long, she’s been in love with Kyol, the king’s sword-master—and relationships between humans and fae are forbidden.

But any hope for a normal life is shattered when she’s captured by Aren, the fierce and uncompromising rebel leader. He teaches her the forbidden fae language and tells her dark truths about the Court, all to persuade her to turn against the king. Time is running out, and as the fight starts to claim human lives, McKenzie has no choice but to decide once and for all whom to trust and where she ultimately stands in the face of a cataclysmic civil war.

My thoughts:
(NO spoilers)

OMG, you guys! This book was so freaking awesome! It’s been a while since I read an Adult Urban Fantasy book and I loved it so much, that I wanted to rave about it here on the blog too (and not just drive crazy my FB/Twitter/Goodreads friends). I’m very picky when it comes to Fae/Faeries books (you can blame the Fever series for that, it’s a hard one to follow), but this one was fabulous, the plot was very original and captivating! It’s a very complex book that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time! It has strong, like-able main characters, interesting story, wonderful world building, fast paced action, kick ass scenes, engrossing plot and just the perfect amount of romance… It’s everything a good UF series should be – and more!

Also, if you’ve read my rant on love triangles a few weeks ago, you know I’m not their biggest fan. But this love triangle?! Oh my! It’s one of the best! It drove me crazy most of the time – but that’s one of the reasons I loved it so much, hehe! Seriously, I was more than halfway through the book and I was still bewildered and confused; each character grew on me without me even realizing it and I had no idea who was the bad guy and what team was I supposed to be. Which is crazy (and very rare), because when it comes to love triangles, I always know who the right choice is; I pick a team from the very start and end up immensely annoyed with the other guy and I just want him out of the way. :)) Well, it wasn’t the case here. On the contrary, just like our heroine, I wanted them both and I felt myself pulled in two very different and very appealing directions!

Ok, I already got lost in the awesomeness that is The Shadow Reader. Let me get back to the beginning: 

McKenzie Lewis is a shadow reader; not only she can see the Fae, but she can also see the shadows they leave behind every time they leave the Mortal realm (when they fissure out or sift). She can draw maps based upon those shadows and determine their next location. And because of her strong and rare ability, she’s been working for the Fae Kingdom for the last 10 years, helping the king in tracking dawn and catching the bad guys (rebellious, dangeorus Fae who live outside the Kingdom and don’t follow any of the rules), pointing the King’s men in their direction. She’s been trying to be ok with working with Kyol (the King's sword-master), dealing with her forbidden feelings for him and living a normal, collage student life this whole time… But everything turns upside down when she’s kidnapped by the rebels’ leader, Aren. He takes her to the rebels’ camp and tries to persuade her into reading the shadows for them, because apparently they need her to prove they are not the bad guys and they have to do justice for the Realm. Lost already? Well, don’t worry, it gets even more twisted and complicated. ;) While staying with the rebels, McKenzie learns all kind of weird and unexpected things about them and even about the Court; yet, she doesn’t trust any of them and she tries to stay loyal to the Court, without revealing any of its secrets. She keeps trying to escape – but to no avail. She also gets to know Aren and his ‘people’ a bit better – and slowly she finds herself questioning her own reality and loyalties. Letting Aren plant the seed of the doubt in her heart is so wrong – bu also so inevitable! Because the rebels seem to have a good cause – and maybe, just maybe they are not the bad guys after all. Maybe they do try to get to the Court and claim it because it’s corrupt and the King used her to go after innocent people and gain all the power instead. She can’t let appearances, her insecurities and her growing feelings for Aren (wait – when did she go from hating Aren to trusting him and, even worse, having feelings for him?) make her doubt Kyol and the Fae who have been a big part of her life for so long… right? Speaking of Kyol – what’s his deal? Why hasn’t he done anything for her until now? What’s his role in this war? Is he really corrupt or just being played? Can she trust him again? Yeah… That’s the kind of questions that torment McKenzie throughout the book – as if all the dangerous situations and action weren’t enough to give her nightmares. Because before she knows it, she’s thrust in the middle of a civil war and she’s being pulled in two directions without any chance of escape. Well, not without losing a part of herself and her heart in the process, anyway. 

As I was saying, this is a very complex novel. The Fae politics, the war battles, the twists and all that make the plot interesting, but the characters are unique, very well crafted and so real! They grow with each chapter and their emotional turmoil makes them more believable, easier to connect with.  

*sigh* This review doesn't make the book any justice; I could talk about The Shadow Reader forever! It’s so tiny, yet so intense! There are so many nuances! Not to mention that the plot grabs you from the very first page! If you start reading it, you can’t put it down until you finish it, it’s as simple as that. And did I mention how hot, mysterious, kind, badass and *introduces all the adjectives that describe a perfect male lead character here* Aren is?! *swoon*

So… I initially wanted to give this book a 4.5 (McKenzie annoyed me at some point and I just couldn’t get why the two men were so crazy about her), but then I remembered that this is only the first book in the series, and as far as starts of series go, this one is as close to being perfect as it can get.
Now, Ms Williams, I hope you’ve already written book #2 and you’re at the final edits stages or something equally close to the book being finished and published, yes? *taps foot impatiently* *just kidding**needs sequel like yesterday**gets teary-eyed remembering that ending**gets even more impatient*

Ok, I’m done now. Bottom line, The Shadow Reader is a must-read for the Urban Fantasy fans. It definitely goes on my keeper (re-reads) shelf!


P.S. Remember when was the last time I gave a UF book a 5 stars rating? Yes, this book is that good!

xoxo
Deea

November 20, 2011

Romanian Bookish Love #6

Hey guys!

Sorry for the radio silence, but I've had a crazy, eventful week and I didn't have the time or the means to blog or to stay online. :( I did manage to read a couple of books though, I'll post my reviews next week.

Aaanyway... Since our Romanian publishers are constantly surprising us with their upcoming fabulous titles, I figured I'd spread the word and share the love!

So here's a new release I'm very excited about:

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
Published May 31st 2011
by HarperTeen in the US

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Starcrossed is one of my favorite debut novels of 2011 and I'm sooo happy it's released in my country as well! (I read it for DAC2011.) Though I haven't written a full review of it (yet!), I've been raving about it everywhere with any chance I got: on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, real life friends etc. I know that people have been complaining about the similarities with Twilight and whatnot, but nothing of that bothered me: on the contrary, I saw it as an upgrade. Sometimes I actually got myself thinking "Ha! This is how things should have be done/said in Twilight!". *hides*  The writing is beautiful and compelling, the story original, the pace flows, the action rocks and the cast of characters is awesomesauce! Not to mention the dynamic between Lucas and Helen! *melts* 


So, my point is: if you haven't already read it, give it a shot! If you live in Romania, it just came out last week, pick it up, you will not be disappointed! 

*** You can order it online on Rao Books' website HERE

And last but not least, what do you think about our cover? :D

xoxo
Deea

Romanian Bookish Love #6

Hey guys!

Sorry for the radio silence, but I've had a crazy, eventful week and I didn't have the time or the means to blog or to stay online. :( I did manage to read a couple of books though, I'll post my reviews next week.

Aaanyway... Since our Romanian publishers are constantly surprising us with their upcoming fabulous titles, I figured I'd spread the word and share the love!

So here's a new release I'm very excited about:

Starcrossed (Starcrossed #1) by Josephine Angelini
Published May 31st 2011
by HarperTeen in the US

How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Starcrossed is one of my favorite debut novels of 2011 and I'm sooo happy it's released in my country as well! (I read it for DAC2011.) Though I haven't written a full review of it (yet!), I've been raving about it everywhere with any chance I got: on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, real life friends etc. I know that people have been complaining about the similarities with Twilight and whatnot, but nothing of that bothered me: on the contrary, I saw it as an upgrade. Sometimes I actually got myself thinking "Ha! This is how things should have be done/said in Twilight!". *hides*  The writing is beautiful and compelling, the story original, the pace flows, the action rocks and the cast of characters is awesomesauce! Not to mention the dynamic between Lucas and Helen! *melts* 


So, my point is: if you haven't already read it, give it a shot! If you live in Romania, it just came out last week, pick it up, you will not be disappointed! 

*** You can order it online on Rao Books' website HERE

And last but not least, what do you think about our cover? :D

xoxo
Deea

November 18, 2011

Giveaway Winner! (Castigator Concurs Zori de Zi + Bree Tanner)

Hello everyone!


First of all, let me thank you all for entering the giveaway and for spreading the word about it! This was the first time when I worked with a local publisher for something like this and I must confess that I was a bit nervous about it.:)) But everything worked out in the end and I hope I'll get to do this again soon - our Romanian publishers are now bringing us the hottest titles and it would be awesome to spread the love for books with my Romanian fellows! That being said, here's the winner for a copy of Bree Tanner + Breaking Dawn: (Noua si scurta viata a lui Bree Tanner + Zori de zi) 
*as usual, picked by random.org

Petcan Teodora Catalina



Congrats!!!


Also:
I asked in the giveaway form what was your favorite Twilight book/ movie. Looks like most of you loved Twilight #1 (Amurg) which was quickly followed by Braking Dawn (Zori de zi) in your top. As for the movie preferences, there was a tie between Twilight and Eclipse (Eclipsa), New Moon (Luna Noua) being your least favorite. But let's see how Breaking Dawn The Movie will change everything! 

And last, but definitely not least, a big thank you to RAO Books for making this giveaway possible and for bringing Twilight in Romania! 

Enjoy the movie everyone and have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo
Deea

Giveaway Winner! (Castigator Concurs Zori de Zi + Bree Tanner)

Hello everyone!


First of all, let me thank you all for entering the giveaway and for spreading the word about it! This was the first time when I worked with a local publisher for something like this and I must confess that I was a bit nervous about it.:)) But everything worked out in the end and I hope I'll get to do this again soon - our Romanian publishers are now bringing us the hottest titles and it would be awesome to spread the love for books with my Romanian fellows! That being said, here's the winner for a copy of Bree Tanner + Breaking Dawn: (Noua si scurta viata a lui Bree Tanner + Zori de zi) 
*as usual, picked by random.org

Petcan Teodora Catalina



Congrats!!!


Also:
I asked in the giveaway form what was your favorite Twilight book/ movie. Looks like most of you loved Twilight #1 (Amurg) which was quickly followed by Braking Dawn (Zori de zi) in your top. As for the movie preferences, there was a tie between Twilight and Eclipse (Eclipsa), New Moon (Luna Noua) being your least favorite. But let's see how Breaking Dawn The Movie will change everything! 

And last, but definitely not least, a big thank you to RAO Books for making this giveaway possible and for bringing Twilight in Romania! 

Enjoy the movie everyone and have a fabulous weekend!
xoxo
Deea

November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (11/16)

Hi!

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

I'm back on adult books territory this week. Here's my pick:

Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2)
by Larissa Ione

Release Date: November 22nd 2011
by Grand Central Publishing
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

Goodreads

The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.

I'm so excited this book comes out next week! I've recently fallen in love with Larissa Ione's writing (yes, I know, I'm always late to the party) and I've been eagerly anticipating her next release! Though I loved her Demonica series, I kind of like Lords of Deliverance better. Well, at least for now; I love the back story. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  are so cool! And it seems like everything gets better with every book! I really liked Limos in the previous book, she's a lot of fun and I've been waiting for a story for Arik for a long time! And seriously now, Arik and Limos? Arik?! This story should be very interesting!:D

So, what are you waiting on this week?

xoxo
Deea

Waiting on Wednesday (11/16)

Hi!

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

I'm back on adult books territory this week. Here's my pick:

Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2)
by Larissa Ione

Release Date: November 22nd 2011
by Grand Central Publishing
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages

Goodreads

The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.

I'm so excited this book comes out next week! I've recently fallen in love with Larissa Ione's writing (yes, I know, I'm always late to the party) and I've been eagerly anticipating her next release! Though I loved her Demonica series, I kind of like Lords of Deliverance better. Well, at least for now; I love the back story. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  are so cool! And it seems like everything gets better with every book! I really liked Limos in the previous book, she's a lot of fun and I've been waiting for a story for Arik for a long time! And seriously now, Arik and Limos? Arik?! This story should be very interesting!:D

So, what are you waiting on this week?

xoxo
Deea

November 13, 2011

In My Mailbox #11

Hey!


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(s).

Here's what I got in the past couple of weeks:
*Links send to Goodreads

The Shadow Reader (McKenzie Lewis #1) - by Sandy Williams
*I'm currently reading this one and it's super awesome! I'm very picky when it comes to Fae/ faery books (thank you, Fever series) but this one is actually very good!



Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré #2) by Kristen Painter
*I got the first book in the series, Blood Rights from NetGalley a few weeks ago and I loved it (review to come soon). So of course I had to get the second book as soon as it came out! It wasn't as good as the first one, but I really like the premise and the series overall, so I can't wait to read the next one. Good thing they're released almost back to back!



Hunting Lila (Lila #1) by Sarah Alderson









A Need So Beautiful (A Need So Beautiful #1) by Suzanne Young (audiobook)
Head Rush (The Disillusionists Trilogy #3) by Carolyn Crane (audiobook - I love audible.com!)
*Of course I already listened to it and.... whoa! It was quite a ride! Can't wait to read the book, or the ebook, whichever comes out first!






And a big THANK YOU to NetGalley and HarperCollins! You are the best!<3

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand

Incarnate (Newsoul #1) by Jodi Meadows

Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi Ashton

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

 Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
*Thank you Entangled Pub!









OMG! I'm so excited about these books! I wasn't expecting them quite so soon *happy dance* and I have no idea what to read first. Suggestions?:D

What did you get in your mailbox?
Happy reading!

xoxo
Deea
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