Friday, November 30, 2012

The Host MOVIE TRAILER!


The Host is a book by Stephenie Meyer.You can see my review for the book here. It's being adapted for the big screen and the trailer is out!


I am not happy with the guy they've chosen to play Ian!


This guy is not IAN! I am Team Ian  but I do not support their choice!

The girl they've chosen looks more like Wanderer and less like Melanie (If you've read the book you'll know what I mean ,I HOPE) Melanie is supposed to look tough and be as hard as nails .The actress looks very fragile.

I'm happy with their choice for Jared.

Just hope that he can act.

I really enjoyed the book and I hope the movie lives upto the book.

About the book
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.


So loads of  books are being adapted for movies! That makes me one happy camper :)

Feel free to comment peeps 



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday :Me going Overboard edition


It's been a LONG TIME since I've done a Waiting on Wednesday post.So I'm going to go a little overboard today!
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here(click on link), that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.


Transparent
 X-Men meets The Godfather; in which an invisible girl has to stop her dad—an infamous crime lord—from ruining her life.

On the run from her mind-controlling father, the infamously invisible Fiona McClean hides in a small town, hoping to finally rid herself of the crime world she has always known. But playing at “normal life” with a mother she hates, a brother she can’t trust, and a boy she can’t stand proves more difficult than she ever imagined. Soon her father is hot on her heels, and it’s up to Fiona to protect not only her family, but the friends who’ve taught her that life doesn’t have to be as lonely and cruel as she thought.
Expected publication: May 21st 2013 by HarperTeen


This book had me at X men!


With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7)

by Rachel Vincent

DO NOT READ BLURB AS IT CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS!

BLURB:

What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America?

It's time to kick some hellion butt...

After not really surviving her junior year (after all, she did die), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She's going to the find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity and the rest on each other. And so she–and her gang–make plans to protect her friends and finish this war, once and forever.

But then she meets Wrath. And Kaylee realizes that she's closer to the edge than she's ever been. Especially when one more person she loves is taken...
Expected publication: March 19th 2013 by Harlequin Teen




The Falconer (The Falconer #1)
 Lady Aileana Kameron can sing, paint prettily, and murder the fae as easily as dancing a waltz. But how far is she prepared to go for vengeance . . . ?

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

18 year old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery kills her mother.

Now it's the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes hunting. She's determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city's many dark alleyways.

But she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he's going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt.

A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she's willing to lose - and just how far she'll go to avenge her mother's murder.
Expected publication: May 16th 2013 by Chronicle Books


CHECK OUT THE AUTHOR'S REVIEW OF HER OWN BOOK (It's hilarious!) http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/230378530



Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3)
Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of lovable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want.

No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir-this time, Hale might be the mark.

Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.
Expected publication: February 5th 2013 by Hyperion Books for Children 


I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR AGES!!!!!! I WANT IT NOW!! NOW! NOW! NOW!! NOW! NOW!



FOR THE ADULT READERS ONLY!

Twice Tempted (Night Prince #2)
 Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges . . .

Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her . . .

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity . . .

Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity . . .


Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by Avon


WHAT ARE YOU WAITING ON?


Jennifer Armentrout is hosting a GIVEAWAY!

You can win a copy of Opal by Jennifer Armentrout at Jen's website.




GO HERE to enter.


You can also enter to win Opal in my 1000 followers giveaway!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Review: Throne of Glass


Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)


Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?



Source: Publisher for an honest review (Thanks Bloomsbury! )

My Thoughts:
I had very high expectations from this novel.As soon as I saw the blurb I started freaking out because it's about a FEMALE ASSASSIN and it was YA!

I thought the girl would be kicking @$$ throughout the novel
What I thought the book  would be full of...
SOURC: GIF SOUP

The girl would also have swords and be able to do worse with those.

The book does have some of that but unfortunately (according to me) for the majority of the book the girl is regaining her strength and I for one wasn't impressed by her.I never thought an assassin would be so vain and humane. Basically the author tries to make you sympathize and empathize with the main character.I would have preferred if the author would have let the assassin be a bad @$$ and not tried to make her humane but that's just my perspective.

The story
The story is interesting and manages to keep you engaged.The first few chapters are a little slow but the last 10 to 15 chapters are amazing and worth a read. Most of the story is from Celaena's point of view but there are some scenes from the male's point of view too.(i.e Captain Westfall and the Crown Prince). Thankfully the changes in the point of view are not confusing and help add flavor to the novel.

The world that is introduced is an interesting one and the story manages to surprise the reader.

The characters

My favorite character in this novel is the King.Yes, I like the villain because he's mysterious and I want to know more about what he has done to the kingdom. Usually villains don't really interest me but I'm very interested in knowing what the King will do next.

I want to know more about Celaena's past and apparently various novellas are available so I might give them a gander.

The love interests need more development in my opinion. semi SPOILER(if you don' know who the love interests are this is a spoiler) especially Captain Westfall. SPOILER ENDS

Basically I wanted more from this novel.More action,more @$$ kicking  and more background.

That doesn't mean that the book isn't good. If you've been looking for a book like Poison Study i.e a book with kings, assassins,fantasy,competition, a fight to the death and paranormal element this is the book for you.

I think the sequel definitely holds the potential to be truly great as the buildup for the sequel is good.

Overall, an interesting addition to the YA genre.I hope more books like this come out in the future that can live upto my high expectations.


 My Rating:
3 /5


Note: This book is by a 2012 Debut author.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Review: Deity by Jennifer Armentrout


"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "


Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden. 

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. 

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...


Source: Publisher(Thanks Spencer Hill Press! YOU rock!)

Note: Younger Readers strongly cautioned.

apologize in advance for the fact that this review may make no sense and might be lengthier than my usual reviews.

GREAT PAINS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO KEEP THIS REVIEW SPOILER FREE .

My Thoughts:
I finished reading this book AGES AGO and I've been meaning to write a review for a long time but I just couldn't get in the zone and write an amazing review for this one because I HAVE NO WORDS to describe the AWESOMENESS that is this book!

I've been a little (ok maybe very) disappointed with quite a few Jennifer Armentrout novels like Pure and Cursed but this book reminded me why I'm in love with this author.Jennifer does not hesitate to shock and surprise you with surprising new developments and new characters.The game has changed people! 

The stakes are higher,emotions run wild (*cough* Aiden *cough*) and people die.

I was losing interest in this series after Pure (book #2 ) and was seriously reconsidering buying this book when I got it for review.All I can say is thank you dear publishers! I might have missed out on this awesome book if not for you.

This book was as good if not BETTER than Half Blood (Book #1). On second thoughts it was MUCH MUCH  better because I couldn't predict anything! I don't want to spoil it for you guys and I won't even though I want to gush about EVERYTHING!

Aiden was amazing in this novel.His character changes a little and I'm loving the change.

Alex is her usual awesome self.I have no complaints except that she needs to *SEE* some things clearly.[My Lips are now sealed]

Seth ,Oh Seth! I have no words.

I also loved the secondary characters in this novel.Special shout out to Marcus,Deacon,Lea and Leon.There are some others but I promised NO SPOILERS.

The story flows so well and Jen delivers sucker punch after sucker punch until you're numb with shock or excitement but still feel shivers when you get a new hit.

This book is a gamechanger. A lot of things like enemies,acquaintances,relationships,scenarios change,

It's been a long time since I've rated a book 5 stars.This book deserves a 5 and much more.
DEFINITELY WORTH A READ!

Is it too soon to start demanding a sequel?

My Rating:
                              5/5

                      NEED TO READ!









FYI: (For your information) 

  1. The book ends with a cliffhanger
  2. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN TEAM AIDEN!
  3. A novella called Elixir continues the story and should be read ONLY AFTER THIS BOOK! It has already been released and is available for free download on the spencer hill website
  4. YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF THIS BOOK IN MY 1000 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY!

Monday, November 19, 2012

City of Bones Movie Freakout POST!

So City of Bones the novel by Cassandra Clare is being adapted for the big screen and the trailer just came out recently!
Check it out!



So I'm not a huge fan of the guy they've chosen to play Jace,,, but if he acts well. ALL WILL BE FORGIVEN!

I'm more in love with the poster of this movie

SO PRETTY!!!

Part of the animated poster


Never heard of the books?
blurb
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

In other news.... I've heard there's actually an epic fight scene in Breaking Dawn part 2. IS THIS TRUE? Well I'll just have to wait to find out.
If there is I WILL DEFINITELY BE WATCHING IT! 

FYI: Trailer of The Host (book by Stephenie Meyer) , Warm Bodies, Beautiful Creatures is out.I might make a post regarding that later 


Friday, November 16, 2012

Review: Unspoken


 Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?

Source: Borrowed from Aditi @ Readioactive Book Blog
My Thoughts:

I would NEVER have picked up this novel if Aditi hadn't highly recommended it and told me that it was funny.The blurb screams
"INSTA-LOVE/OBSESSION"

Thank you so much ADITI!
This .gif is dedicated to Aditi 
Image source
This book needs a better blurb.
There is no insta-love or obsession and this book is very funny.

The star of this novel is the female protagonist. She's so funny and sarcastic. The best thing about her is the fact that her reactions to the paranormal are normal.When she finds out that the guy she thought was in her head is real .She's horrified. (SEE NORMAL REACTION! )
Kami's quick wit and commentary makes this novel worth a read and makes this book stand out from other paranormal novels.I love Kami.

There are some scenes from Jared's point of view as well.I thought Jared was ok. I'm not a huge fan but I don't hate him.He's an intense bad guy and seemed a little stereotypical.

Frankly for the majority of the novel , the plot doesn't make an impact and I for one was so entertained with the narrative that I didn't even notice that nothing much happens for most of the novel till the last few chapters.

The secondary characters especially Cami's friends leave an impact and I really enjoyed getting to know them.

Sarah Rees Brennan is on my radar now and I'll definitely be checking out more of her novels as I love her writing style.It's fresh,funny,sarcastic and entertaining.

The worst part about this novel is the ending. 
WHAT KIND OF AN ENDING IS THAT,MS. BRENNAN?? I NEED AN EXPLANATION!

I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel.

Word of advice: The hardcover is quite expensive( Highly discounted on Amazon though) so wait for the paperback or borrow from the library, but don't miss out on this one.

My Rating:
4/5

Great Fun!



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Teasers from Deity!

BLURB:
"History is on repeat, and things didn't go so well the last time. "


Alexandria isn't sure she's going to make it to her eighteenth birthday--to her Awakening. A long-forgotten, fanatical order is out to kill her, and if the Council ever discovers what she did in the Catskills, she's a goner... and so is Aiden. 

If that's not freaky enough, whenever Alex and Seth spend time "training"--which really is just Seth's code word for some up-close and personal one-on-one time--she ends up with another mark of the Apollyon, which brings her one step closer to Awakening ahead of schedule. Awesome. 

But as her birthday draws near, her entire world shatters with a startling revelation and she's caught between love and Fate. One will do anything to protect her. One has been lying to her since the beginning. Once the gods have revealed themselves, unleashing their wrath, lives will be irrevocably changed... and destroyed. 

Those left standing will discover if love is truly greater than Fate...

Today I'm posting some of my favorite quotes from the book!I noted the page numbers down as I was reading the book!
Please keep in mind that the quotes are from the ARC and changes might be there in the final edition.

Tried to keep out spoilers so no steamy scenes!

"It's not an insult,"he said softly."It's just who you are.You don't stop to think of the danger,only what is right.But sometimes it's not right."
I mulled that over."Was using compulsion on Dawn and the other pure a knee jerk reaction?"
He took what seemed like forever to answer."It was,it wasn't the smartest thing to do,but I couldn't do anything else."
"Why?"
Aiden didn't answer.
Pg. 16


"What did he say to you?"
"I don't think you want to know.it was one of the only times I've heard Marcus cuss."


"All of this is your fault anyway."
Seth snorted."How is it my fault?"
I scowled."No one wants to kill you,but you're the one who'll have the potential to wipe out the entire   Olympian court.But everyone is like,'Let's kill the one who isn't doing anything!' And you can just skip off into the sunset while I'm dead."
His lips twitched again."I wouldn't skip off if you were dead.I'd be sad."


"That's really cool that Deacon is studying and all."
Aiden took the seat beside me,turning so his knee pressed against mine and he was facing me."Can I ask you a question?"
"Sure."
"Do I look stupid?"
"Uh,is this a trick question?"
"You can't say that my life is more important than yours.That's not right."
"But your life is more important to me."

There was no way Seth could be falling for this ass-kissery of epic levels.It was so obvious from the way Lucian simpered and cooed.It was blatant,but by the gods,Seth looked like he'd just been handed a million dollars and been told he could spend it all on girls and liquor.


"He actually punched me when he figured it out."
I stared."What?"
He chuckled under his breath."Yeah, he punched me right in the face when he got  back from Nashville-twice."






Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Undeadly excerpt + GIVEAWAY!


Undeadly (The Reaper Diaries #1)

The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper-and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath. Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with. To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly-against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

EXCERPT


Top Five Reasons to Pay Attention During Butt-Kicking Class
1. When you don't hold up your arms to protect your face, your instructor might
box your ears so that you get the point. Or tweak your nose, which is more
annoying, especially since he's laughing at you.
2. If you punch like a sissy, your opponent won't be impressed, and may proceed to
show you a real punch, in which case, you'll go down like you turned into a bowl
of spaghetti noodles.
3. Learning to be a warrior is about mind and soul and magic. The Chosen can
access their necro abilities and use magic for multiple purposes (like when
Clarissa used hers to trip me). Most necros can only use their one ability for its
singular purpose.
4. You won't be taught how to use magic until you learn physical skills and
strengthen your mind ... no matter how many times you ask your instructor to
please, pretty please to show you magic, too.
5. You will sweat. You will be bleed. You will ask for mercy, and not get it. Get
stronger. Get meaner. Get reaper.


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