Sunday, 31 March 2013

how to follow my blog :)

Hey, since Google Reader and all that is going down ( or already did), and GFC might too, i have a few other ways that you can follow me. On the sidebar there are a few options like follow by email, Networked Blogs and Linky's, you can find those there and follow me with those and i've got a Bloglovin too (the button is on the sidebar and i put it on this post)

Bloglovin:
Follow on Bloglovin

Also the main reader i will be using will be feedly, I've been reading about that and i think it's great, plus you can just import everything from the google reader account there and it will all be on feedly, without you having to organize everything over again if you want to know more about feedly here is the links tips for google reader users migrating to feedly  and then there is the main site http://www.feedly.com/ 

i hope you keep following my blog, thank you for reading :)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (2) (12 March 2013)

Hola!, today I'm doing the top ten tuesday tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on every Tuesday as you can see in the title

This Tuesday it's Top ten books at the TOP of my spring 2013 TBR list, and my top ten books are....

Book title: Clockwork angel
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Infernal Devices
Published: August 31 2010
Main character: Tessa Gray


Summary: Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.

When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London's Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and other supernatural folk stalk the gaslit streets. Only the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the world of demons, keep order amidst the chaos.

Kidnapped by the mysterious Dark Sisters, members of a secret organization called The Pandemonium Club, Tessa soon learns that she herself is a Downworlder with a rare ability: the power to transform, at will, into another person. What’s more, the Magister, the shadowy figure who runs the Club, will stop at nothing to claim Tessa's power for his own.

Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by—and torn between—two best friends: James, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length . . . everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world. . . . and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.


Book title: City of glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The mortal instruments
Book no:
Published: March 24th 2009
Main Character: Clary

Summary: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering 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 Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters 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?


Book title: The host
Author: Stephanie Meyer
Published: May 6th 2008
Main character: Melanie Stryder

Summary: Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, 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.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts 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 yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.


Book title: Insurgent
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: May 1st 2012
Main character: Tris Prior

Summary: 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.


Book title: A game of thrones
Author: George R.R. Martin
Published: January 1st 1996

Summary: Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; and a determined woman undertakes the most treacherous of journeys. Amid plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, the fate of the Starks, their allies, and their enemies hangs perilously in the balance, as each endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones."


Book title: Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Published: 1813
Main character: Elizabeth Bennet

Summary: For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennett's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennett household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennett, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle.


Book Title: Hex Hall
Series: Hex Hall
Book no: 1
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Published: March 2nd 2010
Main Character: Sophie Mercer

Summary: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
 



Book title: I'd tell you i love you, but then I'd have to kill you
Series: Gallagher Girls
Book no: 1
Author: Ally Carter
Main Character: Cammie Morgan
Published: April 1st 2006

Summary: Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
 




Book Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Published: July 21st 2009
Main Character: Lara Lington

Summary: Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

      


Book title: The fault in our stars
Author: John Green 
Published: January 10th 2012
Main character: Hazel Grace Lancaster 

Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.
 



So, those are the books on my TBR list during spring, what are yours ?

Monday, 11 March 2013

Review: Leaving Paradise (1 and 2)

Book Title: Leaving Paradise (1)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: April 8th 2007
Main Characters: Caleb Becker and Maggie Armstrong
Summary: 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.

 

Book title: Return to paradise (2)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published: September 1st 2010
Main Characters: Caleb Becker and Maggie Armstrong

Summary: Caleb Becker left Paradise eight months ago, taking with him the secret he promised to take to his grave. If the truth got out, it would ruin everything.

Maggie Armstrong tried to be strong after Caleb broke her heart and disappeared. Somehow, she managed to move on. She's determined to make a new life for herself.

But then Caleb and Maggie are forced together on a summer trip. They try ignoring their passion for each other, but buried feelings resurface. Caleb must face the truth about the night of Maggie's accident, or the secret that destroyed their relationship will forever stand between them. 


 Review of both books: I got to say that i thank god that i didn't know about leaving paradise the year it came out, because that book came out in 2007 and the second book came out in 2010, i wouldn't have been able to wait that freaking long to know what happened to Caleb and Maggie, i loved these two books, they aren't my favorite, but i think they are great, i loved the relationship between Caleb and Maggie, and how they helped each other, and the way they grew and fell in love, also i love how Maggie didn't forgive Caleb the second he came back, she didn't want him around her at first but when he helped her she started trusting him more and more. What i didn't see coming was the thing with his sister, i was like whaaat, that was surprising, i didn't see that coming at all.

I loved this book and i do recommend it, i think it's very enjoyable and you should definitely read it. Also the book has Caleb and Maggies Pov's, just like in the perfect chemistry books, so it changes between them in every chapter, and i love books like that, i think it's great to read it from both of the characters Pov's 

Stars: I give both of these books 4.5 stars out of 5 

Have you read this book ?, If yes, what did you think ?, if no, will you read it ?

Friday, 1 March 2013

Cover reveal for Isla and the happily ever after!! and other new covers

Hola!, i just saw today that there were new covers of Anna and the french kiss, Lola nad the boy next door and Isla and the happily ever after and i love them!!!!, so so pretty and here they are


Anna and the french kiss:

Lola and the Boy next door:

Isla and the happily ever after!!!!

i just love them!!, i think they are so pretty, and i can't wait to buy them ( thank god that i didn't buy the other versions because i totally am in love with these!)

i got the pictures from EW HERE and Stephanie Perkins also made a blog post on it on her page HERE

Do you like the new covers ? or do you hate them ? or just don't care ? haha

Weekend Reads (1)

Hola!, today i thought of this thing i could do which is Weekend Reads, and on every Friday (or most, depends on if i am busy during the weekend) i will do a weekend reads post, and tell you about the books or book i plan on reading and finishing during that weekend ( i am not sure if something like this exists already,and if it does please tell me in the comments, but i decided to make it anyway) i made a banner and everything haha ( it isn't the best banner, i suck at making these things, but i am proud of myself for making one haha.
i suck at making these things, okay ? haha.
This weekend i plan on reading

Book title: The fault in our stars
Author: John Green
Published: January 10th 2012

Summary: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.


Me: I've been thinking or a long time if i should read this book or not and i finally decided to do it, and i will read it this weekend ( i would have finished it last night but something awful happened!, i was on youtube watching a review on the book and i went to check the comments and there was a spoiler so now i know what happens at the end god damn it! :/, but i still decided to read it but more slowly) 

Don't you hate it when that happens ?, someone leaves a comment with a spoiler and you accidentally read it, and the book is spoiled 

Book title: Pride and Prejudice 
Author: Jane Austen
First Published: 1813
this book edition was published : 2007 (this is the edition i bought)

Summary: For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennett's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennett household at Longbourn in Hertfordshire when young, eligible Mr. Charles Bingley rents the fine house nearby. He may have sisters, but he also has male friends, and one of these the haughty, and even wealthier, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy irks the vivacious Elizabeth Bennett, the second of the Bennet girls. She annoys him. Which is how we know they must one day marry. The romantic clash between the opinionated Elizabeth and Darcy is a splendid rendition of civilized sparring. As the characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirtation and intrigue, Jane Austen's radiantly caustic wit and keen observation sparkle. (from goodreads) 

Me: i aways wanted to read this book, and I've had it for like a year on my book shelf but I've never read it for some reason. I also wanted to see the movie with Keira Knightley from 2005 and i also want to see the drama with Colin Firth from 1995 but i haven't yet because i wanted to read the book first and now i will. I have seen Bride and Prejudice though ( bollywood version and it was one of my favorite movies when i was younger, i watched it many times, i loved it)


so those are the books that i plan on reading this weekend, since i have nothing to do.

Do you plan on reading anything this weekend ?, if yes then what ?