Friday, 27 July 2012

See yah later

I need a little break, stay save and I promise to be back soon. 



Do you remember I told you that Edward Cullen and his family is fairies? Well here is the prove for those who didn't believed me.
Point taken? 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Versatile Blogger Award


I have been nominated for the Versatile blogger award! Thanks Delaney at the The random ranterer (she actually nominated me awhile ago, but I was to lazy to write a post about it...) and Karen (I still love her name O:) ) at the Cheerful reviews for nominating me, you are both amazing and really awesome!

The Rules:
  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
  2. Let the nominees know that they have been nominated 
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself 
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you 
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post 
Random Facts: 
  • Underwear shopping is something I love
  • I really enjoy drawing, even though I ****!
  • Spiders are actually aliens in disguise, that are waiting for the right moment to attack me!
  • My books are my babies 
  • I have dark blond hair. 
  • Candy is my drug
  • My eyes are blue-gray, but mostly gray
Tags: 

  1. Well I actually don't have anyone to tag
  2. So I'm following Karen from   Cheerful reviews  idea.
  3. I'm just tagging everyone who reads this
  4. and that wants to be tagged
  5. Just leave a comment and the I will put you name on the list
  6. But hello? 
  7. 15 tags are too much
  8. How are new bloggers that don't have a social blogger life be able to do that? 
  9. Hmm... anyone who want to be tagged? 
  10. Hello? 
  11. I'm starting to feel lonely over here 
  12. Soon I will be crazy...
  13. Do you want me to be crazy?
  14. Obviously... 
  15. Okay! I'm taking the hint!!! 

Okay, so I beg you random people that are visiting my blog, please say that you want to be tagged! 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (4)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Hide and Seek (The Lying Game #4) 
Author: Sara Shepard
Release Date: 7/31/2012

I can't wait for this book, I totally love them!

Summary:
My friends and I used to play lying games.

Now my twin sister is living one.

When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, had taken my place to solve my murder, we're both learning just how flawed my family really is.

Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret - could it be the reason I'm dead?

How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she's not careful, she'll end up buried, too...

What is your 'waiting on' this week? 

Would You Rather...?

I was tagged by the awesome person Delaney at the random ranterer and the wonderful person Karen (love her name (A) ) at cheerful reviews. Thanks!

Rules: 
1) Intros! - Tell us about yourself and your blog.
2) answer the 6 questions in anyway you want.
3) Tag 6 bloggers (or however many people you want to tag)
4) Tell them they have been tagged and like back to your blog post.
5) Put the Would You Rather...? picture to your blog post.

About me: 
My name is Karen, I'm 16 years old and live in cold and rainy Norway. My blog is about books (Sounds really boring o.O) But I absolutely love to blog about books and read other book blogs! I stared blogging because I got inspired from other blogs, and I wanted to try it out myself.

Questions: 
  • Reading: Would you rather read a classic book or a dictionary? 
Isn't dictionaries really interesting? It's like a new word all the time, you never know what's next! Totally love them, I think I read like three of them. But they are all kinda similar, so I think two of the authors got 'inspired' from the other. No, who am I fooling, I would rather read a classic book.

  • Getting: Would you rather receive a $50 gift card to a bookshop or a library card? 
I would rather want the $50 gift card, since I already have a library card ^_^

  • Shopping: Would you rather look at books at a bookstore or a library ?
I would rather look at books at the bookstore, since they are new and the library don't have all the  books I want. And library books, smells funny...

  • Sleeping: Would you rather stay up and see what happens in the book (and it's a part where it's a must) or go to sleep? 
Well it's a reason why my circadian rhythm are  ****** up... 

  • Writing: Would you rather write on your laptop/computer or in a notebook/paper?
Well I kinda like both options. This night I wrote a bunch of poems in my notebook. But when it comes to school tests, then I hate it! Since we normally write and do tests on the laptop and I prefer that. 

  • Eating: would you rather eat while you read or keep glancing at the bag of food while reading? 
As a good and decent girl, I would say I would rather glance at the bag of food... but when nobody is looking the I would eat the whole bag like a crazy starving person. 

Tags:

I hope you will enjoy it!  

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Review - The Key Of Amatahns

Title: The Key Of Amatahns
Author: Elisabeth Wheatley
Pages: 300
Published: June 30th 2011


Summary: 
Janir had the misfortune of being born with one of the hated Argetallams for a father. But unlike other Argetalllam children, she was mostly granted a normal childhood, away from the rest of her family. It looked as if she would live a relatively normal life as the foster-daughter of a powerful lord. Until one critical day Janir's powers awakened and she became entangled in a young enchanter's quest for a long-lost treasure called the Key of Amatahns

Review: 
If you like dragons, fighting, magic and other creatures then The Key Of Amatahns is something for you!

This book was really good, the plot was fantastic and the characters were well-done. Elisabeth's writing style is great, it's formal but she has also put some humor in it. The plot is as I said, fantastic. The whole finding the key and the journey was cool. The book contained a lot of fights and mysteries, a nice mix if you ask me.

The characters are amazing, we follow Janir, and she is great. But I have to admit that I liked Saoven best, since he was just so mystic, and I really want to know his thoughts. Karile was clumsy and had such a cute and yet annoying personality, and he is also one of my favorite characters.

I finished the book within three days, but I have been away, so I have been unable to publish it. I read it fast, since it was very exciting, but at some parts confusing. For instance, Elisabeth mention a black haired girl sitting  with something in her hands (can't remember what) and that was all. I was wondering who she was and why she was just sitting there, and why she sat there. Nothing made sense, so I had to re-read that, and I still didn't get it.

The author is good at different words describing same thing. I'm amazed  on how many different words she use with the same meaning, it was a bunch of words that I have never even heard of. But it wasn't confusing at all, I understood what she wrote.

I was really pleased with this book.The ending was fantastic, I can't wait to read the next one.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Liebster Award

Wow, I'm nominated for the Liebster Award, it was Karen from cheerfulreviews how nominated me!

Liebster Award can go to any blogger if you have under 200 followers.

Rules: 
1) Each person must post 11 random facts about themselves
2) Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you and give 11 questions for the people you tagged
3) Choose 11 people and like them in your post
4) Tell them you've tagged them
5) Remember, no tag backs

Okay 11 Random facts: 
1) I trip over air (well, I'm quite sure that it is the air tripping me)
2) I believe in unicorns, dragons and animals like big-foot
3) I have one cat (named Tussie) and one dog (named Lizzie, she is a mix between Border-Collie and Terrier)
4) When I bake, I mostly eat the dough
5) I write fanfiction and fiction
6) My humor is my worst enemy
7) I can't sing, play ANY instruments, draw or dance
8) One day I'm going to marry Johnny Depp
9) I want to become a doctor (even though I hate blood and almost faint every time I see it)
10) I never uses jeans, I always wear skirts, dresses and shorts
12) I have a huge obsession on anime

11 questions: 
1. when did you start reading?
I started reading early, can't remember how old.

2. Who is your favorite book character ever? (Girl & Boy)
Hmmm... that's a hard one... I don't think I can just choose one o.O

3. Do you prefer YA book or adult? And what genre?
I prefer YA books, and I like fantasy, mystery, romance and action

4. Favorite stand alone book, and book series?
My favorite stand alone book must be Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and book series, the I will have to say The Maze Runner by James Dashner

5. What is your biggest fear, and biggest dream?
That a big spider-snake comes to eat me at school and ripps of my clothes, so I'm standing in front of the whole school totally naked!
My dream is that I find the secret portal to The Maze Runner universe.


6. One thing you just cannot live without? 
Water, I quite sure I would die without


7. Favorite animal? 
I don't have a favorite animal o.O

8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan, their clothes and everything is just so amazing!

9. Vampires or Werewolves?
VAMPIRES!!! Hello? They eat blood and can't walk in daylight! (Twilight dose not count since Edward and his family are obviously not vampires but fairies)

10. How often do you read?
I guess I read everyday.... I'm obsessed, I know

11. If you could marry any book character (boy or girl) who would you pick?
Karen: Minho will you like to marry me?
Minho: Sorry Karen, but I' busy saving the world


My 11 questions: 
1. Do you hate more than 3 people?
2. Do you own a Britney Spears CD?
3.Name of thing that is always on your mind?
4. The worst book you have ever read?
5. Do you jugde the book on it's cover?
6. Are you sarcastic?
7. How many books do you own?
8. Ever had braces?
9. Do you own a gun?
10. Have you ever called your teacher mommy?
11.McDonalds or Wendys

My Tags: 
literary sweet
dzs reviews
stephanie judice
unconventional book views
rumor has it ummhmm.
wonderful read of the month
cover x to x cover
a match made in ya fiction
anything in fantasy
a book is hco-op
17 hnak

Good look with the award everyone!

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Book Review - Last Kiss In Venice

Title: Last Kiss In Venice
Author: Martin Chu Shui
Pages: 189
Published: July 11th 2012

Summary: 
Beside a bridge over a canal in Venice, Charlie is spellbound not only be Caitlin's absolute beauty but also by what seems like a mythical boon between them. The more he knows about her, the more mysterious she becomes. As they finally admit their love to each other in Paris, they move to settle down in Australia together, it looks like the start of Happily Ever After. But neither of them realizes that this is just the start of a heart-wrenching journey.

After a lifetime of searching, Caitlin finally finds her true love, settles down in the beautiful rolling countryside of outback Australia, and start to raise a family, but her enemy is never far away. She loves Charlie deeply and is certain he is her soul mate, but she knows she can never reveal her secret; he must never know who she really is, and that is her downfall. Information in the hands of her enemy brings her life crashing down around her. To save all she has worked for, she must fight for her love and the right to survive.

''Last Kiss in Venice'' is a reinterpretation of one of China's most famous love stories, 'Legend of the Withe Snake'. It is a supernatural love epic that encompasses both eastern and western culture to tell a story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, revenge and justice. This cocktail of oriental magic, vampires, and sword fights is a legend not easily forgotten.

Review: 
When I first read the summary, knowing I soon got to the book, I got  really excited. I was looking forward to read the book.

The beginning was good, we follows Charlie and his journey to Europe. The author switches to Caitlin, later when the two main characters meets. Martin Chu Shui knows how to switch between the two main characters without getting us confused, he also uses a formal language, with a hint of humor in.

The plot is great, using an old legend and telling us a wonderful love story. But I got the feeling that Martin Chu Shui was in hurry, since Charlie and Caitlin marry each other right away. Even though it was true love, then I still think he should have let them wait a year before they got married. That kinda reminds me of the princesses in Disney movies, because they all are married in a age of 16, with a guy they barley knows, the end.

My favorite character is James Lie, he is super cool and I really liked how he handle the various situations. He is also one of only two characters that I'm completely sure that was not insane, the other one was Alice. I liked Alice too, she was strict and strong. Showing Charlie that even if she was a girl, the she could still handle things herself. I'm that type of person that never likes the main characters, so I can honestly say that Charlie is at the top of my 'Dislikes' list, Caitlin is right behind him. This because I think Charlie is a little too honest, I don't think he needs a brain to think for himself, because he just say everything out loud. And he is so naive, his conclusions is based on others and that really pisses me off.
I dislikes Caitlin too, because she is just happy, all the time. I disliked her even more at the end, she is just so naive.

I liked the ending, he can write a sequel or he can just leave it like that. With other words; the ending was open, but not so open that I was unpleased with it. That is something I think was really smart of him to do.

He get's four stars; since the book was good, but I got the feeling that he was just rushing through the story and wanted it to be finished as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: The Forsaken
Author: Lisa M.Stasse
Published: July 10th 2012

This book came out yesterday and  it seems promising.




Summary:
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S, and Canada),  Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet-having your parents taken by the police will do
that to a girl. But Alenna can't help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, and island where all would-be criminals end up.

The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is force to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.                                                   
   The book trailer:                                                    


What's your 'waiting on' this week? 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Book Review: Xor

Title: Xor
Author: Moshe Sipper
Published: 2012
Pages: 296

Summary:
On his twelfth birthday Lewis Nash comes home from school to find that his house has blown up to smithereens, killing his father. Having lost his mother in an accident for years earlier, Lewis realizes he is now an orphan - but he has no time to dwell on it. The moment he gets off the school bus a fearsome wolf-man tries to grab him. The boy is saved in the nick of time by Master Long, who reveals to him that he's a Shaper from a place called Xor, which is being devoured by Realm Pirates. Lewis learns that he must do his utmost to become the powerful Shaper he was destined to be.

Because, it would seem, he's the one and only chance Xor has.


Review:


I have mixed feelings for this book, did I like it or did I not? I will start with the good parts.

The plot in the book is fantastic, I really like the whole 'Saving Xor' Idea. Also the action in the book is good, but sometimes it reminds me of a children's book. For give an example, with the monster in the mountain problem; I had imaged a cool fight or something, but everything turns around to be easy peasy to solve, and then everyone is saved.

My favorite character must be K'Bol, he is just awesome and funny. I like the fact that we get to know everyone's thoughts, we get to know the characters much better then. Sipper's writing style is good, the book is well-written and have a hint of humor in it.
Of course I liked our main character Lewis, but something was just wrong. He's 12 years old, his father did just die, he is a Shaper and he's like 'Yeey, let's save Xor!'.

The stuff that I dislike with this book is that Moshe Sipper explained to much, and I couldn't keep track with them. I ended up understanding less, then I did when I started. He also compared a lot of his explanations with video games, and that was smart, if the book is meant for children. Teenagers and grown-ups understand a lot more, we don't need to get everything explained.

To conclude, it was a okay book, a little hard to get through. I will recommend it to children and not young adults.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Book Review: Paraglide

Title: Paraglide
Author: Peter Anthony
Pages: 212
Language: English
Published: January 9th 2012

Summary: 


For siblings Jim and Erica Winters, a summer vacation to London promised adventure and a bit of freedom for the overprotective mother. But once they arrive, they end up with more excitement than they bargained for. Their mother is kidnapped and her captors demand the one they can't produce - their long-absent father.

Unable to trust the authorities, Jim and Erica set opp in pursuit of their father, racing across Europe and fending off mysterious assailants. As the trail of clues dries p, help arrives in form of a raven-haired beauty. Is she the answer to their prayers or a romantic distraction?
With the kidnapper's deadline looming, the truth about their father's shadowy past is revealed. In a last ditch effort to save their mother, Jim and Erica must climb high into the Swiss Alps where a perilous choice confronts them. Can they trust their father who has repeatedly betrayed them?

Review: 

Children travelling around the world? Mystery, action and romance? Agents and a blue-eyed scary freak? Please let my read this book one more time!

Paraglide is a fantastic story about Jim and Erica, that has to travel the world around searching for their father   and help their kidnapped mother.


The plot in this book are wonderful. You follow Jim and Erica, and Anthony is really good at switching between who's thoughts you get to hear. The author describes everything easy and understandable. I wished for more action, more fights and more love, but anyway this book was great without and this is one of the must read books.


Anthony uses a language that are easy to understand, this is a book for both children and young adults. It's really exciting and I felt my heart jump sometimes. He knows how to bring the main roles feelings to you and when you first start to read this book, the you can't stop! One night I read to 2 AM and I finished this book in four days

Erica was my favorite character, she was so full of live. Her comments was hilarious and she was super smart. Jim was okay, I felt that we don't get to know him well enough. One character I really disliked was Reeno, it's just something about her that says that she is not trustworthy. We get to know the characters well, but one thing that he didn't gave us and that was the inner thoughts part.

I think I had a least five conclusions, but they all turned out to be wrong.

The twist in the end was beautiful and unexpected. This book is strongly recommended, and I really hope that Peter Anthony will write a sequel.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (2)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Something Strange And Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Release Date: 7/24-2012

This seems like a great book.


Summary: 
There's something strange and deadly in Philadelphia...

Elanor Fitt has a lot to worry about.

Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she's just read in the newspaper:

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor... from her brother

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she'll have to venture into the lad of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including the maddeningly stubborn yet handsome Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And, now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hand in balance.

What's your WOW this week?