Monday, December 31, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays (01) & Happy New Year!


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading & slightly altered by Coffee, Books & Lipgloss. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•Do not include spoilers
• Share the title & author too, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This weeks teaser is from 


Author - Katja Millay

Title - The Sea of Tranqulity

Published - Nov 13, 2102

Format - eBook, 352 Pages

Source - NetGalley for Review





So here's the teaser -
"I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck."

 and another one -

“People who go around advertising their birthday are douche bags. It's a fact. You can look it up on Wikipedia.”


I'm in LOVE with The Sea of Tranquility! It's amazing,anyone who hasn't still read this start NOW.The writing is beautiful and haunting....and Josh *sign*

I'm so glad I picked up this book,it might actually become one of my fave books for 2013!




& One More Thing....



Happy New Year!

There's a lot of fun stuff planned for this month including a HUGE giveaway and Scavenger Hunt so stay tuned! :)

So tell me what have you got planned for forthcoming year?



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review : Graceling - Kristin Cashore



Author: Kristin Cashore

Title: Graceling

Series: Graceling Realm #1

Published:  October 1st 2008 by Harcourt 

Format: Hardcover471 pages


Source: Bought via Amazon

"He made her drunk, this man made her drunk; and every time his eyes flashed into hers she could not breathe."
 In a world where people born with an extreme skill - called a Grace - are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.

When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po's friend.
She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.                  



My Thoughts


Rating Graceling was really hard,I was torn between 4 and 5 stars and finally decided on 4 stars.

In Katsa's world certain people had the Grace,something that's like a superpower(for the lack of a better term) sometimes the Grace was harmless sometimes it's quite the opposite.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 TBR PILE Reading Challenge


The only reading challenge I have participated in was the Goodreads Reading Challenge so I thought I'd try something else for the forthcoming year.
I stumbled across the 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge at Bookish that's being hosted by Evie and 5 other bloggers.

I own around 12O+ eBooks that I haven't read yet so it's these books that I plan on reading.Hopefully I'll be able to make at least a tiny dent in my TBR pile.
*fingers crossed*

Promo - Dead Heart - R L King


Dead Heart - R.L. King




"Would you give someone your own beating heart so they may live?"


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cover Release & Epic Giveaway!

Cover Reveal

Today’s Cover Reveal is extra extra extra special because this author is a really sweet & totally awesome buddy and this is her DEBUT YA novel! So here we go…

* Drumroll please*

Priya Kanaparti's

The Dracian Legacy - Dracian Legacy Trilogy #1


Amazing huh?I love the mysterious vibe and the stunning colours.
I absolutely love the cover and cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Review : Innocent Darkness - Suzanne Lazear


Author: Suzanne Lazear
Title: Innocent Darkness
Series: The Aether Chronicles, #1) 
Published: August 8th 2012 by Flux 
Format: Paperback, 408 Pages
Source: Won in a Giveaway


"No, I'm in my room fast asleep like a proper young lady instead of up in a tree like a hoyden"
Wish. Love. Desire. Live.

Sixteen-year-old Noli Braddock's hoyden ways land her in an abusive reform school far from home. On mid-summer's eve she wishes to be anyplace but that dreadful school. A mysterious man from the Realm of Faerie rescues her and brings her to the Otherworld, only to reveal that she must be sacrificed, otherwise, the entire Otherworld civilization will perish.
 From Goodreads
My Thoughts


Bad Ass Cover. Sassy Protagonist. Steampunk. And Faeries.
I expected awesome-ness.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (03)





Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tygna's Reviews, is a weekly post where bloggers list the books they recently acquired. The books can come from anywhere : publisher, author, giveaway, library or bought.



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For Review - From the Author






Love the cover & it sounds amazing-Can't wait to get started!
Thanks Jessica! :)


Thanks, Kim & Amy!

Monday, December 10, 2012

HOLY FRIGGING AWESOME-NESS!

Amazing Giveaway @ Lindsay Cummings Blog!


There is ONE ARC  of REQUIEM and UNRAVEL ME up for grabs at Lindsay Cummings Blog!



REQUIEM releases March 5, 2013 from HarperCollins

&


UNRAVEL ME Releases Feb 5, 2013 from HarperCollins


I'm dying to read Unravel Me!I read both Shatter Me and Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi and ABSOLUTELY loved it!

So *fingers crossed* 

Go HERE to enter this cool giveaway! Good Luck! :)





Saturday, December 8, 2012

Stacking The Shelves (02)





Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tygna's Reviews, is a weekly post where bloggers list the books they recently acquired. The books can come from anywhere : publisher, author, giveaway, library or bought.

For Review




Kindle Freebies



         


The Books I Won In Giveaways





What are the additions to your shelf?
Leave me a comment with the link and share your goodies! :)


 

Review : Divergent - Veronica Roth


Author: Veronica Roth
Title: Divergent 
Series: Divergent #1
Published:  by February 28, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books
Format: Paperback
Website: Veronica Roth
Source: Bought Via Amazon


"What do I believe? I do not know; I do not know; I do not know."

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

                                                                              
From Goodreads

The Trailer for Divergent


My Thoughts


HOLY.FUDGING.AWESOME-NESS.

This book was on my TBR list for a reeeeally long time and there was a lot of hype about it but I never really got around to reading it.And just recently I bought it from Amazon and boy oh boy,it totally was worth every cent!
Divergent is the kinda book that keeps you up the entire night because it was frigging amazing.

First, the description of the world that Roth had created was written so vividly that it was almost as if I was there with Beatrice/Tris.The unfairness of the factions, the simple pleasures that the people were denied and all those stifling rules!There was plenty of action and there were some nail-biting moments too.

The characters were like-able too.None of those usual wimpy and pathetic protagonists,Tris was totally badass!At the beginning we get to see only a peek of her fearlessness but as the story progresses she kicks ass!Tris was a realistic character who did not fit in and she made a hard choice when she chose her faction.She had her insecurities and made a bunch of mistakes so I could relate to her.I LOVED Four too - he was unpredictable and strong such a sweetie too!The supporting characters Christina, Will, Peter, Al,Tris's parents and brother were great supporting characters too.

Divergent wasn't perfect but it was pretty close.

I wish Roth had explained the differences between the factions in depth.And also I wish Caleb, Tris's brother was more involved in the story.

The ending wasn't much of a cliff hanger but since I loved the story I absolutely cannot wait to read Insurgent!


"A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy."

The Author




Veronica Roth - Veronica Roth is from a Chicago suburb. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University.Her books include Divergent May 2011), Insurgent(May 2012) and the Untitled Final book(Fall 2013).


My Rating


P.S. - Veronica is having a giveaway on her blog for five signed copies of the Insurgent Collector's Edition.To enter before Monday, 10th December Click HERE


What do you think? :P




Saturday, December 1, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (01)

Stacking the Shelves (01)


Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tygna's Reviews, is a weekly post where bloggers list the books they recently acquired. The books can come from anywhere : publisher, author, giveaway, library or bought.

Happy December!
Can you believe it's almost the end of ANOTHER year??
This is my first Stacking the Shelves meme so *fingers crossed* :)

So here we go....

The books I bought


          Divergent - Veronica Roth           

                                               




The Books I Won In Giveaways
                                     
Innocent Darkness - Suzanne Lazea                                                   
Thanks,Heather @ YA Fusion Group Blog!                                 

                                                  
                                              
Thanks,Cidney & Sarah @ SarahElizabeth's Bookshelf       


A Spy Like Me Thanks,Laura Pauling!    


ARC Copy of Destined(Desolation #3)                                                                             
                                                                Thanks,Ali Cross!  

                   
                                                         
                                       eBook of Marina in a Green Dress - Alan Davidson
             Thanks, Straw Hat Publishers & Sarah @ Sarah Elizabeth's Bookshelf 




What are the additions to your shelf?
Leave me a comment with the link and share your goodies!