Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review For ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike

Summary from Goodreads: 
Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice.

But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.
 
375 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers

                My Favorite Scene: 
                                Quietly, almost too quietly to hear, Tamani spoke. "I would never do something just to hurt you."  
                                "No?" Laurel asked, much louder than Tamani, her voice rising louder with every word as she finally asked the question that felt like it had torn deeper into her every day. "What about at the dance? You were dancing with Yuki and I looked at you. And you turned away and held her closer. Why did you do that? If you didn't want to hurt me, then why?"
                                He looked away, as though slapped, but he didn't look guilty. He looked pained. "I closed my eyes," he said, his voice so low and strangled she could hardly hear him.
                               "What?" she asked, not understanding. 
                                Tamani held up a hand and Laurel realized he hadn't finished—he was having trouble speaking at all. "I closed my eyes," he repeated after a few shallow breaths, "and imagined she was you." He looked at her, his face open, his eyes honest, his voice a song of anguish.

Wow! I really adored that scene! I was kinda rooting for Team David from the beginning of the series. It only took one scene to make me change my mind. This scene made me root now for Team Tamani! This is really touching and a little bit emotional for Laurel and Tamani.

My Thoughts:
               This books was a VERY FAST read! It is fast paced and you can read it all in just one day (or maybe 3.5 hours). In this book, we learn some very interesting happenings Between Crescent City and The world of Avalon (Even though Laurel only went to Avalon one time only in this book). I adored the whole book and it is a satisfying sequel in the Wings Series.
                I love how Ms. Pike brought Tamani in the Human world for guarding Laurel. There is some very INTERESTING happenings between David and Tam because we get to see how would they react with each other now that they're on the same world. I won't give any spoilers because.. well, I hate spoiling things. Let's just say that the 2 boys was on Laurel's nerve in this book. There I'll leave it at that. We also get to see Tam's POV in this book. We get to know what's on his mind, and what plans he have for this and that. And let's not forget Chelsea! She's more funny in this book than the last one. Although in this book, she has more exposure and ALMOST always at Laurel's side. She made a choice that she will *Spoilers ahead! Skip the spoiler if you don't want to be spoiled.* break up with Ryan and continue waiting for David after Laurel broke up with him. She said this to Laurel because she doesn't want to lose her as her Best Friend. *End Of Spoilers* Chelsea's decision will really make you feel for her and you would think that Laurel is a monster for doing that to her Best Friend.
                  So.... I didn't really like Laurel in this book. Truth be told, I HATE HER in this book. She's really hurting other people by not making choices. If she chose David, She'll hurt Tamani and if you read the Spoilers, You'll know she'll hurt another person too. But if she chose Tamani, David will be hurt BUT (You'll know what I mean if you read the Spoilers).
                   But all in all, I really Love this book! I got so much answer in this book that I'm ok even though the next book will be out next year. I don't mind though, because it is the last book. Thank you for reading!

Rating:  4.5 stars

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SOLSTICE by P.J. Hoover

Solstice:  
Available in Kindle Edition and E-book
Published May 4th 2011

Have you heard about this book? If not, don't worry! I'll introduce you to this book!
Here's the summary from  Goodreads:My world is dying. Global warming will kill every living thing on Earth. I endure the endless summer, and do what I can to help. Until one day...

I open a box, and everything changes.

I discover a world of mythology parallel to my own. A world where gods battle for control, and monsters feed in the rivers of the Underworld. This dark world pulls me in and tells me I belong.

I meet Shayne, who keeps secrets from me. And Reese, who makes me feel alive. But I almost lose my best friend and my life. I don't want to leave this new world. But can I choose the life I want, without sacrificing the people I love?


SOLSTICE is P.J. Hoover's debut YA novel and is the first front-list novel to be independently published by an Andrea Brown Literary Agency author. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lauren DeStefano's Giveaway! (Includes FEVER ARC!)



You'll win a Wither ARC and a FEVER ARC that's not even released yet!

Note: The Wither ARC is personalized!

Just follow the link and you'll know the details!

Here: Click Here

Update on Hush, Hush the Graphic novel!


This is a little late but it's better late than never! Here is the final sketch of Patch!



What do you think?


And also before I forget, Becca Said that she saw Vee's Sketch and it's good! Will show it to y'all as soon as we have the Green Light!

We have an upcoming Review of ILLUSIONS by Aprilynne Pike So stay tuned!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Courtney Allison Moulton's Super Cool Giveaway!

Hey all of you! You know Courtney Allison Moulton? Of Course You do! She's only the author of one of the Kick-ass Book this year called ANGELFIRE! What? You still haven't read it yet? Then Here's Your chance little monsters! It is now also available in your nearest bookstores!


1 signed copy of ANGELFIRE
1 signed copy of A TOUCH MORTAL
1 copy of THE GODDESS TEST
1 ANGELFIRE "Will" T-shirt size Medium (unisex)
All 3 ANGELFIRE character bookmarks
1 ANGELFIRE sticker bookplate
1 ANGELFIRE pin button
1 DARK DAYS of SUPERNATURAL bookmark
1 WITCH EYES bookmark
2 different THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS/INFERNAL DEVICES bookmarks

And Yes! You'll get all ojavascript:void(0)f those stuff if you Enter her contest here:

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So Go now! You know you want it! and also I'll be doing another review next week! Catch ya Little Monsters!

Friday, May 20, 2011

[Dystopian Domination] Day 8: Divergent by Veronica Roth Mini-review, trailer + Giveaway!

You can view all the contents here: AMATERASU READS


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Before I Fall [Review]


Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Details on Goodreads:What if you had only one day to live? What would you do? Who would you kiss? And how far would you go to save your own life?

Samantha Kingston has it all: the world's most crush-worthy boyfriend, three amazing best friends, and first pick of everything at Thomas Jefferson High—from the best table in the cafeteria to the choicest parking spot. Friday, February 12, should be just another day in her charmed life.

Instead, it turns out to be her last.

Then she gets a second chance. Seven chances, in fact. Reliving her last day during one miraculous week, she will untangle the mystery surrounding her death—and discover the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.

Paperback, 470 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by HarperCollins


Review:
I've never done a review before so I'll just get on with it. Before I fall starts with the Protagonist's Death (Sam Kingston). She tells us about her death and what she remembers before she died. She is given a chance to relive her day again and again until she gets it right.

Sam Kingston is not a nice girl to begin with and she is not hard to hate. She is a mean girl together w/ her friends Lindsay, Elody and Ally. They are the bullies in their school. They're super popular and gets everything they want. But even though these seem perfect, They each have their own flaws w/c they don't talk about because they respect each other. I don't want to give any spoilers here so I'll express my thoughts now. I think the book is well written and inspiring. It shows what happen in reality and how bullying affects a teenager. It shows how an action affects other people. It was very... unique in its own ways and you'll learn a lot of lessons here. It shows us that it's never too late to change. Sam showed that to us as the time progresses. Even though the day keeps repeating over and over again (which is very tiresome!) we also learn a lot of new things in each person. The characters are well developed and you'll almost feel what they feel sometimes.

All in all, It was a great read. If you have to choose just one book that you'll read this year, this is it!


Rate: 5 out of 5 Stars

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SIGNED DIVERGENT GIVEAWAY!

Hiya Guys! You know what's the hottest thing right now? It's DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth! Want to read it? You know you want to!


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Monday, May 16, 2011

Gripped into Books: 500 Followers Giveaway!

Gripped into Books: 500 Followers Giveaway! Gripped Into Books is having a Giveaway! Congrats on their 500 FOllowers! Now Follow the link where you can enter her contest!

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COVER GLORY!

THIS is what SILENCE will look like when you buy it in the U.K.


Isn't it great!

Don't forget! It's on Stores Worldwide in OCTOBER 4TH!

BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY!

Escape In A Book is giving away tons of books with 2 winners! YAY! Now follow the link and Enter!: ESCAPE IN A BOOK

Sunday, May 15, 2011

FOREVER Book Trailer





Forever book Trailer!

Bookish: Huge 500 Followers Celebration Giveaway - Internat...

Bookish: Huge 500 Followers Celebration Giveaway - International

Yay! Bookish is celebrating their 500 followers with a giveaway! Isn't that awesome!

They'll have 3 winners and the giveaway is INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE!! THIS IS SUPER AWESOME!!

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Read & Riot: Divergent Giveaway

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Anna & Essie $25 Amazon Gift Car giveaway and Help Project Support Tuscaloosa

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Giveaway: $25 Amazon Gift Card
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Giveaway: 400 Followers of Awesome! !

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Alyson Noel's Radiance Giveaway!!

Do you want to win Radiance by Alyson Noel? All you have to do is follow this link!:



http://readingawaythedays.blogspot.com/2011/05/100-follower-giveaway.html?spref=tw

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SILENCE Cover Reveal

What do you think of it? I think that its the best cover in the series.. Sadly, its the last book. But hey! We still all things must come to an end right? For now, Let's just enjoy the sweet and AMAZING Cover of Silence! Don't forget to check your nearest bookstore in October 4, 2011! Because that's the release of SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Note: Silence will be AMAZING!!

Down the rabbit hole 1000 Follower Giveaway!

The blog is celebrating its 1000 followers with a giveaway! follow the link here:

http://amberinblunderland.blogspot.com/2011/04/1000-follower-giveaway.html