February 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (13)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is:

Title: The Hunt
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Release date: May 8, 2012.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity?
The first time that I heard of it was on facebook as a recommendation of Richelle Mead, the second time that I heard of it was last week in the WOW of Kindle Fever blog and just reading the description I just knew that I need to read it. A dystopian novel with vampires I´m in.


Which book are you waiting this week? 
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February 27, 2012

The Scorpio Races de Maggie Stiefvater


Title: The Scorpio Races
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release date: October 18, 2011,
Rating: 4/5

Read excerpt here

Listen the prologue and the first chapter.

Maggie Stiefvater website




It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.
"It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die."

I like this book a lot because it introduces the water horses (capall uisge, kelpie) from the Celtic folklore(in the book they´re refer as capall uisce). The water horses are magical creatures from the sea that can lure humans into the sea to drown and eat them. The riders must capture these creatures and train them for the race.

Puck Connolly is the first woman to enter the Scorpio race ever, she never expects to participate but the circumstances push her to it. She has a small horse named Dove, she has it since she was a little girl, and she adores Dove and considers it her best friend.

Sean Kendrick is 19 years old, but he hasn´t have an easy live he´s an orphan since the age of 10 and had to work ever since I think that’s why he´s a very mature person. he has won the Scorpio races four times. He works as a trainer in the Malvern's barn. He´s a person of few words, that love the horses and the capaill uisce, he specially love a red stallion named Corr a capall uisce that belong to the Malvern’s, for him Corr is his best friend and he can´t even consider be without Corr. Sean is like an expert in capaill uisce and knows how to handle them, he has a lot of tricks or small magic to work with them.

I truly enjoyed this fantasy; the romance was really slow but works for me. I think here the main story was the relationship between the main characters and their horses or water horses the bond that share with them.


Book Trailer (Official)

Book Trailer (non-official )
The Johnson County Public Library's book trailer.
I like it more than the official trailer.

February 22, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (12)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is:


Title: Insurgent (Divergent #2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Release date: May 1, 2012.
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Excerpt here
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
I can´t wait to read it, Divergent is one my favorites.

Which book are you waiting this week? 
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February 21, 2012

Covers revealed

These are some of the covers revealed recently.

Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan
Release date: Septiember 11, 2012.
Sophie Jordan Website

A dangerous journey.
Shattered bonds.
Undying passion.

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning....

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.


UK Cover
Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld #13) by Kelley Armstrong


Release date:  July 5, 2012.
Kelley Armstrong Website
Goodreads



A war is brewing—the first battle has been waged and Savannah Levine is left standing, albeit battered and bruised. She has rescued her half brother from supernatural medical testing, but he’s fighting to stay alive. The Supernatural Liberation Movement took him hostage, and they have a plan to expose the supernatural world to the unknowing.

Savannah has called upon her inner energy to summon spells with frightening strength, a strength she never knew she had, as she fights to keep her world from shattering. But it’s more than a matter of supernaturals against one another—both heaven and hell have entered the war; hellhounds, genetically modified werewolves, and all forces of good and evil have joined the fray.

Uniting Savannah with Adam, Paige, Lucas, Jaime, Hope, and other lost-but-notforgotten characters in one epic battle, for a grand series finale.



Note: all hardcover editions are “collector editions,” which will include features such as author notes on the series and the post-13 Elena story “From Russia, with Love.”




Demon Eyes (Witch Eyes #2) by Scott Tracey
Release date: October 8, 2012.
Scott Tracey Website
Goodreads




Braden came to Belle Dam in search of answers. Answers to his past, to the incredible power he was born with, and the threats destined to come for him. What he found was a supernatural feud between the Lansings and the Thorpes: a feud divided by blood, ruled through manipulation, and fought with magic. His arrival has caused the tide to turn in Belle Dam, and now the things in the darkness have begun to stir.

Trapped between his power and his desires, Braden struggles with the legacy he's inherited. The witch eyes give him access to incredible power, but they've ravaged his body for nearly the last time. As a series of girls are stolen, snatched away in dead of night, Braden realizes that once more there are demons maneuvering in the dark. Friendships are tested, and old alliances threatened, as Braden unravels the history behind the city's darkest secrets, and the demons bound to its core.


Embers and Echoes(Wildefire #2) by Karsten Knight
Release date: August 28, 2012.
Karsten Knight Website
Ashline Wilde is about to discover that when you’re the reincarnation of a Polynesian volcano goddess, “new beginnings” are just a myth.
Leaving the fiery ruins of her sophomore year behind her, Ash travels to the sizzling beaches of Miami, hot on the trail of the little sister she’s only seen in visions. But her happy family reunion isn’t all palm trees and paradise. A cult of evil gods-on-earth, known as the Four Seasons, has kidnapped her sister to use in its terrifying new religion. Soon, the streets of Miami erupt in chaos and violence…and Ash gets caught right in the tropical crossfire
Ash isn’t without help, however. Unexpected romance arrives in the form of Wes, an Aztec god of night with his own vendetta against the Four Seasons. As memories of Ash’s previous life begin to flicker into her dreams, the boundaries between ally and enemy, life and death, and love and hate all bleed together. And when a mysterious trickster from her past reappears to derail her new quest, Ash must choose between the echoes of a once-forgotten yesterday and the embers of an uncertain future.
Because when old flames return from the dead, even a volcano goddess can get burned.

 The Crimson Crown(Seven Realms #4) by Cinda Chima Williams
Relese date: October 23, 2012.
Cinda Chima Williams Website
Goodreads

A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed— Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.     Now, once again, the queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa ana’Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible. Tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells’ inner turmoil, Raisa’s best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she’s falling in love.     Navigating the cutthroat world of blueblood politics has never been more dangerous, and former streetlord Han Alister seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?      A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this  stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.

February 19, 2012

In My Mailbox (8)




In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail this week.


These are the books in my mailbox from the past 2 weeks.




BOUGHT:
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Goodreads)
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand (Goodreads)
My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent (Goodreads)
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (Goodreads)


FREE EBOOKS:
Farsighted by Emlyn Chand (Goodreads)
Savor by Megan Duncan (Goodreads)
Drip Drop Teardrop by Samantha Young (Goodreads)
Vamplayers by Rusty Fisher (Goodreads)
The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois (Goodreads)
Warriors of the Cross by T.R. Graves (Goodreads)


What´s in your mailbox?
Leave me your  IMM link and I'll drop by.

February 18, 2012

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst



Title: Drink, Slay, Love
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release date: Septiember 13,  2011.
Rating: 4/5


Read excerpt here.


Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire... fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.

Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist), and they're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the King's feast -- as the entrees.

The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends—especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache—to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do?

Pearl is a vampire who falls into all the stereotypes, sensitive to daylight, she can´t be reflected in the mirrors, their favorite food is human blood, is evil, has no conscience and only sees humans as prey. The exception to the stereotypes would be that she was born, not made. As Pearl says she is a vampire's not the sparky variety.


One day after drinking the blood of her favorite snack, Pearl meets a Unicorn which pierced her heart with its horn and this is the last thing she knows until she awakes at home. And from that moment Pearl begins to experience changes that would be impossible for a vampire. Something that made me very peculiar is that the family does not believe her when she says she was attacked by a unicorn, because they don´t exist….mmm, strange.


Pearl is sarcastic and very funny, strong, smart and has never interacted with a human apart of the hunt; she has some reactions with the humans that make reading this book very enjoyable.


I recommend this book is a funny, fresh and stress free. I love it!


I also want to mention that I like the cover, is very pretty and very red and I like the effect of the drop of blood sliding down of the bottle to reach the letter "R" and as if it were gliding over the letter to cover it.



Quotes:
If the king were pleased enough, maybe he´d let her have a pet human."Do you want to tell me what happend?" Evan asked.On the other hand, a pet human would probably require far too much maintenance. Nosy critters, weren´t they? "No" she said.
“I hope I haven't hurt your feelings," he said.
"I don't have feelings, at least not the inconvenient ones.” 



February 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (11)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is:


Title: The Last Echo (The Body Finder #3)
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release date: April 17, 2012.
Teaser from the Last Echo here
Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet's talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals—including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe—it's Violet's job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by "the girlfriend collector" she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new "relationship" and Violet may have caught his eye....


Which book are you waiting this week? 
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February 14, 2012

Top 10 Love Stories

When I think of love these are the books that come to my mind.
My Top 10 Love Stories

 


Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
 
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?
I just love it!  




Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
 I love Cricket, he´s super cute, sweet, fun.

 


Where She Went (If I Stay #2) by Gayle Forman
It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
OMG, this story broke my heart.
   


Leaving Paradise de Simone Elkeles 
Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares — has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: each other.
Against all odds the fall in love.


The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) by Kelley Armstrong
Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them.

As if that's not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf...

Definitely not normal.
 
This is my favorite of the series, Derek is still Derek but he open himself to love.



City of Glass(The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare 
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.  
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

Shadow Kiss(Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead
Is Rose's fate to kill the person she loves most? It's springtime at St. Vladimir's Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason's death, Rose hasn't been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can't concentrate in class, and has terrifying dreams about Lissa. But Rose has an even bigger secret .... She's in love with Dimitri. And this time, it's way more than a crush. Then Strigoi target the academy in the deadliest attack in Moroi history, and Dimitri is taken. Rose must protect Lissa at all costs, but keeping her best friend safe could mean losing Dimitri forever...
Dimitri accepts that he´s in love and is planning to do something about it. Yay for Dimitri.



The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) by Julie Kagawa
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.
OMG, this is real love, to do what it takes to be with the person you love.


Love Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) by J.R. Ward
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown. Taken in by The Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was-or his true identity.

Xhex has long steeled herself against the attraction to John Matthew. Until fate intervenes and she discovers that love, like destiny, is inevitable.
 This is my favorite of the series just because is John Matthew book.

 


Bitten (Women of the Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman, She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf.


Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elena must recon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.
For Clayton there is just one love for him...Elena.


These are my favotite love stories. Which are yours?
  

February 13, 2012

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill




Title: Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1)
Author: Chloe Neill
Publisher: NAL Trade
Release date: April 7, 2009.
Age range: 18 & up.
Rating: 4/5


Read excerpt here



They killed me. They healed me. They changed me.


Sure, the life of a graduate student wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it was mine. I was doing fine until Chicago’s vampires announced theirexistence to the world-and then a rogue vampire attacked me. But he only got a sip before he was scared away by another bloodsucker… and this one decided the best way to save my life was to make me the walking undead.


Turns out my savior was the master vampire of Cadogan House. Now I’ve traded sweating over my thesis for learning to fit in at a Hyde Park mansion full of vamps loyal to Ethan “Lord o’ the Manor” Sullivan. Of course, as a tall, green-eyed, four hundred year old vampire, he has centuries’ worth of charm, but unfortunately he expects my gratitude-and servitude. Right…


But my burgeoning powers (all of a sudden, I’m surprisingly handy with some serious weaponry), an inconvenient sunlight allergy, and Ethan’s attitude are the least of my concerns. Someone’s still out to get me. Is it the rogue vampire who bit me? A vamp from a rival House? An angry mob bearing torches?


My initiation into Chicago’s nightlife may be the first skirmish in a war-and there will be blood…
Merit lives in Chicago, she´s a graduate student that is attack by a rogue vampire and rescue by another vampire that decides save her by making her one of them and Merit is least happy by this decision. She lives in a world where the vampire had come out and is well known by everyone about their existense. The vampires live in a sort of medieval hierarchy, in which they have as master,... their "liege", they follow rules and they´re well organized.


This book remaind me a little bit of Sookie Stackhouse series.


My favorite characters are Jeff a shapeshifter, Catcher a sorcerer and Merit's best friend Mallory, all three have a rather peculiar humor that had me smiling.


I have to thank to Julie from the blog My 5 Monkeys for this book, I win it in a giveaway, because before that I did not have this series in my radar.


I would definitely recommend this book.

February 9, 2012

Cover Reveal: Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong


UK Cover


Today was reveal the UK cover for Thirteen the last novel of Women of the Otherworld series, and also good news, the hardcovers are going to come with a bonus material, a new story about Elena and the Pack.

This book is coming out in July.

Which cover do you like more the UK or the US?

UK                                            US
I personally love this series and I can´t wait to read it.

February 8, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (10)




Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is:


Tittle: The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1)
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release date: September 18, 2012.
Add to goodreads
 
Filled with mystery, romance, and the supernatural, The Raven Boys introduces readers to Richard “Dick” Campbell Gansey, III and Blue Sargent. Gansey has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on the hunt to find Glendower, a vanished Welsh king. Legend has it that the first person to find him will be granted a wish—either by seeing him open his eyes, or by cutting out his heart.

Blue Sargent, the daughter of the town psychic in Henrietta, Virginia, has been told for as long as she can remember that if she ever kisses her true love, he will die. But she is too practical to believe in things like true love. Her policy is to stay away from the rich boys at the prestigious Aglionby Academy. The boys there—known as Raven Boys—can only mean trouble. When Gansey and his Raven Boy friends come into her life, Blue realizes how true this is. She never thought her fortune would be a problem. But she was wrong.
Which book are you waiting this week? 
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February 7, 2012

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare



Title: Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
Author: Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date : December 6, 2011.
Rating : 5/5


Compralo: Book Depository , Amazon
Read the excerpt here 
Audio excerpt here 

Visit The Infernal Devices Website






In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa's powers for his own dark ends.
 
With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister's war on the ShadowhuntersMagister himself knows their every move and that one of their own has betrayed them.
 
Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, though her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will; the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

OMG, this book is amazing, is better that Clockwork Angel (in my humble opinion). Cassandra Clare writes beautifully, Clockwork Prince has it all, action, mystery, romance and is heartbreaking, funny, sweet and just plain awesome. If you are fan of the shadowhunter world as I am you must read this book, is a win-win with it.

Ok, about the plot...Charlotte with the help of Will, Jem and Tessa need to find the Magister or else she may lose the institute and Tessa might end up without a home.And while the investigate Tessa learn more about her origin.

But what I love more in this book is that I finally learn more about Will past, the whys of his behavior and now I understand him. And poor poor Will, he broke my heart several times during the book.

In other hand we have Tessa grow closer to Jem to the point that their frienship turns in something more.

Magnus, wonderful as always!.

About the love triangle..mmmm...usually I have nothing against love triangles, I accept them as they are but I have a feeling that I will suffer a lot in Clockwork Princess. Since I am totally Team Jem, but now after reading Clockwork Prince I am also Team Will. So Cassandra please be gentle with this heart of mine.

Quote:
“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”

Book Trailer

February 5, 2012

In My Mailbox (7)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which showcases the books we've purchased, won, borrowed and received in the mail this week.

These are the books in my mailbox this week.

BORROWED:
ARC The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads)
Thank you very much to Latin Books Tour for lend me this book.

FREE EBOOKS:
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens (Goodreads)
Exiled by Rashelle Workman (Goodreads)
Notes to Self by Avery Sawyer (Goodreads)

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February 2, 2012

The Hunger Games : New Trailer

Yahoo movies has the new trailer of The Hunger Games!!
Is really good, enjoy!


In theaters March 23, 2012.
Local release dates here.
Yahoo movies is having a giveaway for tickets to 'The Hunger Games' premiere (US only) here.

February 1, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (9)



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is:


Title: Pure (Covenant #2)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: April 3, 2012
 Goodreads
Read Excerpt here.


Goodreads description:
There is need. And then there is Fate...

Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome--especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom--so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do--and sacrifice--for her.

When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies--lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon... and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude... or killing her.

When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.

Which book are you waiting this week?