Hello hello blogger, reader or just curious visitor !!
Welcome on my little frenchie books blog (in english, not easy when you actually don't speak it).
You would have guess it, this blog is about books mostly, but every other subjects or questions are welcome.
Have a nice visit, i hope you'll enjoy it 8D

Contest Craze is back @ Princess Bookie !!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Guess what, Contest Craze Will be starting a week from Monday (September 27th)! It will last two weeks this year with the major blowout contest day on October 9th. Each day there will be a special contest or a little mini challenge to participate and win!
So don't wait any longer, HERE is the link for the contest, wish you luck 8D

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: October 2010 by Hachette Australia

Summary: I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln. Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

September Wishlist

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Books released in September I'd lie to read:

In my mailbox (9)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren The Story Siren

2 books this week:

Release: Published July 20th 2010 by MTV

Summary: WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug

Release: Published May 29th 2010 by Lulu

Summary: Flutter - the third book in the My Blood Approves series...

Being undead doesn't make life any easier for Alice Bonham.
Her younger brother's love life is heating up, while hers is...more complicated. Mae is falling apart, her best friend Jane is addicted to vampire bites, and if Alice doesn't get her bloodlust under control, someone will end up dead.
Alice volunteers for a rescue mission with Ezra. But going up against a pack of rabid vampires might be too much, even for him

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: October 28th 2010 by HarperCollins Children's Books

Summary: An electric combination of angels, mystery and romance, MERCY is the first book in a major new paranormal series.

There's something very wrong with me. I can't remember who I am or how old I am, or even how I got here. All I know is that when I wake up, I could be any one. It is always this way. There's nothing I can keep with me that will stay. It's made me adaptable. I must always re-establish ties. I must tread carefully or give myself away. I must survive.

Mercy doesn't realise it yet, but as she journeys into the darkest places of the human soul, she discovers that she is one of the celestial host exiled with fallen angel, Lucifer. Now she must atone for taking his side. To find her own way back to heaven, Mercy must help a series of humans in crisis and keep the unwary from getting caught up in the games that angels play. Ultimately she must choose between her immortal companion, Lucifer, and a human boy who risks everything for her love.

Look at this cover!!!

100+ Reading Challenge Completed !

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It took me more time that i expected but you know how it is: money, money, money...

This challenge is hosted by J.Kaye's Book Blog, you can sign up here here

1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate. --Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Manga, Graphic Novels, Library books, Novellas, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. What doesn't count: Individual short stories or individual books in the Bible.

3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.

6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.

Books read in 2010:

01. Shadowland (The Immortals #3) by Alyson Noel
02. Meridian by Amber Kizer
03. Den of shadows (the quartet) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
04. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
05. Not anything by Carmen Rodrigues
06. Book of shadows (Sweep Wicca #1) by Cate Tiernan
07. The coven (Sweep Wicca #2) by Cate Tiernan
08. Some girls bite (Chicagoland Vampires #1) by Chloe Neill
09. The coffin club (Vampire Kisses #5) by Ellen Schreiber
10. Going too far by Jennifer Echols
11. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
12. Dark Visions (the trilogy) by L.J Smith
13. Blue is for nightmares (Blue is for Nightmares #1) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
14. The Return: Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries #5) by L.J Smith
15. Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
16. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
17. The Van Allen Legacy (Blue Bloods #4) by Melissa de la Cruz
18. Nice girls don't have fangs (Jane Jameson #1) by Molly Harper
19. The last song by Nicholas Sparks
20. Once a witch by Carolyn MacCullogh
21. Chosen (House of Night #3) by P.C Cast & Kristin Cast
22. Private by Kate Brian
23. Full moon (Dark Guardian #2) by Rachel Hawthorne
24. Walk of the spirits by Richie Tankersley Cusick
25. Skinned (Skinned #1) by Robin Wasserman
26. River by Skyla Dawn Cameron
27. Ashes (The Gray Area #1) by Stefanie Ellis
28. The silver kiss by Annette Curtis Klause
29. Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble
30. Old magic by Marianne Curley
31. Firespell by Chloe Neill
32. Secret circle (The trilogy) by L.J Smith (re-read)
33. Jonas (Beautiful Dead #1) by Eden Maguire
34. Arizona (Beautiful Dead #2) by Eden Maguire
35. My love lies bleeding by Alyxandra Harvey
36. Wicked lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr (re-read)
37. Starcrossed by Mark Schreiber
38. The pace (The Pace #1) by Shelena Shorts
39. Give up the ghost by Megan Crewe
40. Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
41. Kissed by an angel (The trilogy) by Elizabeth Chandler
42. The siren by Kiera Cass
43. As you wish by Jackson Pearce
44. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
45. Seven tears into the sea by Terri Farley
46. Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair
47. Stake that (Blood Coven #2) by Mari Mancusi
48. Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, #1) by Kelley Armstrong (re-read)
49. Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses, #6) by Ellen Schreiber
50. Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires, #3) by Rachel Caine
51. Stolen (Women of the Otherworld, #2) by Kelley Armstrong
52. Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires, #4) by Rachel Caine
53. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott
54. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
55. Something Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
56. Boy Crazy by Hailey Abbott
57. The Other Boy by Hailey Abbott
58. Forbidden Boy by Hailey Scott
59. Willow by Julia Hoban
60. The Boyfriend Game by Stephie Davis
61. Trust Me (First Kisses #1) by Rachel Hawthorne
62. Twilight: The Graphic Novel (vol 1) by Stephenie Meyer
63. Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
64. Beautiful Dead (#3 Summer) by Eden Maguire
65. The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
66. Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
67. I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You (Gallagher Girl #1) by Ally Carter
68. The Perfect Boy by Hailey Abbott
69. The Best Girl by Emma Harrison
70. The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum
71. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
72. Specials (Uglies #3) by Scott Westerfeld
73. Wereling by Steve Feasey
74. Her Sanctuary by P.Q Glisson
75. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
76. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
77. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
78. Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
79. Falling by Sharon Dogar
80. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
81. A kiss in time by Alex Flinn
82. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
83. The secret of boys by Hailey Abbott
84. Sea by Heidi R.Kling
85. The boyfriend trick (First Kisses # 2) by Stephie Davis
86. The Golden Spiral (The Hourglass #2) by Lisa Mangum
87. The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
88. Forgive my Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
89. Love at first click by Elizabeth Chandler
90. Missing: Spirited away by Gakuto Coda
91. Kissing Booth by Lexie Hill
92. Drive me crazy by Erin Downing
93. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
94. Hard to get by Emma Carlson Berne
95. The Dark Divine (The Dark Divine #) by Bree Despain
96. The Summer i Turned Pretty (Summer #1) by Jenny Han
97. The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
98. Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
99. Under my Skin (Skinned #1) by Judith Graves
100. Sleepless by Cyn Balog


Review: Harmonic Feedback

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I got a review of Harmonic Feedback by my friend and affiliate Mika. He clearly adored it so without further delay here is his work:

Release: May 25th 2010 by Henry Holt and Co.

Summary: Sixteen-year-old, music- and sound design-obsessed Drea doesn’t have friends. She has, as she’s often reminded, issues. Drea’s mom and a rotating band of psychiatrists have settled on a touch of Asperger’s.”

Having just moved to the latest in a string of new towns, Drea meets two other outsiders. And Naomi and Justin seem to actually like Drea. The three of them form a band after an impromptu, Portishead-comparison-worthy jam after school. Justin swiftly challenges not only Drea’s preference for Poe over Black Lab but also her perceived inability to connect with another person. Justin, against all odds, may even like like Drea.

It’s obvious that Drea can’t hide behind her sound equipment anymore. But just when she’s found not one but two true friends, can she stand to lose one of them?

Rate: 5/5

Review: I admit I've waited for weeks to read this book. I don't know why, maybe because of the cover, of the title, or the story itself. I've finally read it. And I have to warn you before I start this review : when you read the summary, you think you are going to deal with a story about the power of music on people. Even if the novel DOES talk about music, it's not the main topic. To me, the whole novel is about accepting yourself for who you are, no matter what. This is one of the reasons why I've enjoyed it.

In Harmonic Feedback we are dealing with Drea, a girl who recently moved in her grand mother's house with her mother. Even if she doesn't want to accept it, Drea is not a normal girl : indeed, she has a " touch of Asperger " as the psychiatrists said. Her disease is not the main topic of the book, but in a way, it explains a lot of things, like for instance, Drea's behaviour at the beginning of the book. Yeah, throughout the book, I've wanted to slap her a couple of times. But I guess it's okay, given that I appreciate to have love/hate relationships with characters, especially when they are so well written. First, there is Naomi, Drea's neighbour, who loves to kiss people under a pourring rain, has crappy tastes in music and has a kind of self-destructive behaviour sometimes. I really liked Naomi because she is so much more complex than she looks like; she has a well-hidden dark side, which gives her more and more interest in the middle of the novel. And there is Justin, the new guy in school. Woohoo. The timeless charm of the new guy in school : no news in YA books. But instead of just being cute, tattoed, and a musician (sexy and dangerous, yummy), Justin is hiding his own secrets from everyone, and I'm sure you'll be surprised about his past. I was.

Considering that Harmonic Feedback was Tara Kelly's debut novel, I was scared about her writing style. But it didn't last too long, because Kelly's style is poetic, full of good rhythm, but also slightly melodramatic, which is fair enough in view of the whole story. But one of the greatest aspects of this book is all the music references, and we are dealing here with HUGE artists, like Snow Patrol, Poe, Bjork and above all Black Lab, Kelly's favourite band. By the way, you can ( you have to) find the characters playlist on the Harmonic Feedback website. There are some pretty good songs to listen to, believe me.

So, to conclude, I'm giving this book five stars, because of the good characterization, beautiful writing, and great references. I'm looking forward to read Tara Kelly's forthcoming novel called " C-Side Tales " in 2011. Can't freaking wait

(review by Mika)

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: January 4th 2011 by HarperTeen

Summary: In this first book of a thrilling trilogy about angels, one girl must choose between fulfilling her Purpose and following her heart.

Clara has known she was part–angel ever since she turned fourteen two years ago. But now she is finally getting visions of what her Purpose—a rite of passage for every part–angel—is to be, and it happens to involve a gorgeous guy. Of course, there is the raging forest fire surrounding them, too. When Clara’s Purpose leads her family to Wyoming, Clara finds the boy of her visions, Christian, but complicating her mission are her growing feelings for another guy, Tucker. As the day in her visions draws closer, Clara discovers that her Purpose may play into a larger struggle between angels and Black Wings—fallen angels who spread sadness and misery wherever they go. But when the fire erupts and both Christian and Tucker are in danger, who will she choose to save?

From debut novelist Cynthia Hand comes a riveting tale full of supernatural powers, forbidden romance, and the choice between fulfilling your destiny or following your heart.

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: late summer 2010 by Cobblestone Press

Summary: Nephillim are the offspring of a fallen angel and a human. Two kinds live within this race: Watchers―women gifted with the ability to watch the act of a demon devouring a soul. Seekers―men who fight against such evil and vow to rid the world of its existence.

The Seeker, Knox has waited two hundred years for his Watcher. And now, he has found her. But this woman, Paxtyn is not as willing to join him as he had hoped. The more he tries to prove himself to her, the more she is pushing him away…

Paxtyn has spent a lifetime keeping her secret hidden from the world, but now, she must confront these deadly visions head on. When a string of murders brings her into New Orleans, she must use her gift to communicate with spirits to discover who has ended their lives…

Nothing will ever be the same. Everything will be on the line―and Knox and Paxtyn will soon realize that the demons they hold within themselves are as far troubling as the ones they are fighting against…

I'm back + In my mailbox (9)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm finally back from England. Thanks for all your sweet comments that i had the pleasure to read after i came back home. 
What to say from my little holidays in London? Wonderful!! I had so much fun and saw so many amazing places and monuments, it was definitely a place to go and i'm glad i did.
Still I'll have just a little complaint (hey, i'm French, we're suppose to be complaining all the time, right?): the bookshops. I guess i wasn't lucky or just didn't went to the best bookshops, but i actually came back with empty hands...I went to Foyles and Waterstone's (the last one was supposed to be the biggest bookshop in Europe...well, i guess not if you're looking for YA books) but i didn't find anything.
So since i'm pretty sure i'll go back to London soon, maybe i could use your help. Do some of you know some real good places to find the latest YA books published? I hope you'll be able to help me...8D

And now for my mailbox (thanks to The BookDepository since i was not so lucky with bookshops...) i have two books this week:

Release: May 18th 2010 by Lands Atlantic Publishing LLC

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Teagan McNeel falls for captivating Garreth Adams and soon discovers that her crush has an eight-point star etched into the palm of his right hand-the mark of an angel.

But where there is light, dark follows, and she and Garreth suddenly find themselves vulnerable to a dark angel's malicious plan that could threaten not only her life, but the lives of everyone she knows, and now, she is torn between one angel's sacrifice and another angel's vicious ambition.

Divinely woven together, Angel Star takes readers on a reflective journey when one angel's sacrifice collides with another angel's vicious ambition in a way that is sure to have readers searching for their own willpower.

Release: June 10th 2010 by Putnam Juvenile

Summary: Haunted by recurring nightmares since her mother’s disappearance over the Indian ocean three years before, fifteen-year old California girl Sienna Jones reluctantly travels with her psychiatrist father’s volunteer team to six-months post-tsunami Indonesia where she meets the scarred and soulful orphaned boy, Deni, who is more like Sea than anyone she has ever met.

She knows they can’t be together, so why can’t she stay away from him? And what about her old best friend-turned-suddenly-hot Spider who may or may not be waiting for her back home? And why won’t her dad tell her the truth about her mother’s plane crash? The farther she gets from home, the closer she comes to finding answers. And Sea’s real adventure begins.

Away for the week or so

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hey everyone! A short quick post to let you know there won't be new post on Sweet Happy Ending, at least until Wednesday 16th simply because I'll be away. I going to London (it'll be my first time in England, I can't wait!!) Wouwou!! It's gonna be so much fun and there is so much to see in this beautiful town I'm looking forward to be there.
So good reads, good holidays or anything to all of you 8D

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: September 14th 2010 by Feiwel & Friends

Summary: Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.
Is love a great enough power against evil?

Another Award !!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oh my! Sweet Happy Ending has been awarded again, I'm honored! This "Prolific Blogger Award" was given by Brent from The Naughty Book Kitties (one of my favorite blogs btw so if you don't know it yet don't wait and go check it!!)

"A prolific blogger is one who is intellectually productive, keeping up an active blog with enjoyable content." After accepting this award, thank and link back to person passing it on and recipients are asked to pass it forward to seven other deserving blogs and also to let them know that they were awarded.
A huge thank you to Brent and here are the 7 blogsI'd like to pass this award to:

In my mailbox (8)

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren The Story Siren

Just one book this week:

Release: June 7th 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summary: Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.

Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.

Twenty-five-year-old Jackson Pearce delivers a dark, taut fairy tale with heart-pounding action, fierce sisterly love, and a romance that will leave readers breathless.

Sequels Wishlist

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I've been reading many "first in series" lately and among all these books there were some really great great reads. And what's good with series is that when you're done with the first book, there's more to come!!
So here is a little list (can't list them all, so here are my favorites) of the sequels I CAN'T wait to read:

Crescendo (Hush Hush #2) by Becca Fitzpatrick
(This one is first because i'm simply in love with Hush Hush and I'm sur Crescendo will be as good 8D)

The Golden Spiral (The Hourglass Door #2) by Lisa Mangum
The Broken Lake (The Pace #2) by Shelena Shorts

Dark Flame (The Immortals #4) by Alyson Noel
Beautiful Dead: Phoenix (Beautiful Dead #4) by Eden Maguire

Return to Paradise (Leaving Paradise #2) by Simone Elkeles

but also Shift (Shade #2) by Jei Smith-Ready
Torment (Fallen #2) by Lauren Kate
Linger (Shiver #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Soul (The Host #2) by Stephenie Meyer

In my mailbox (7)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren The Story Siren

3 books this week:

Release: April 15th 2006 by Simon Pulse

Summary: "Special Circumstances":

The words have sent chills down Tally's spine since her days as a repellent, rebellious ugly. Back then Specials were a sinister rumor -- frighteningly beautiful, dangerously strong, breathtakingly fast. Ordinary pretties might live their whole lives without meeting a Special. But Tally's never been ordinary.

And now she's been turned into one of them: a superamped fighting machine, engineered to keep the uglies down and the pretties stupid.
The strength, the speed, and the clarity and focus of her thinking feel better than anything Tally can remember. Most of the time. One tiny corner of her heart still remembers something more.

Still, it's easy to tune that out -- until Tally's offered a chance to stamp out the rebels of the New Smoke permanently. It all comes down to one last choice: listen to that tiny, faint heartbeat, or carry out the mission she's programmed to complete. Either way, Tally's world will never be the same.

Release: January 20th 2010 by iUniverse

Summary: Shannon Mallory was a woman on the run….not from outside forces but from her own wounded heart. When she pulled up into the parking lot of The Last Resort Café, in the town of Sanctuary, little did she know she would find the one thing she never even knew she was searching for….true love.

Seth Proudfoot wasn’t looking for anything, except an end to his miserable existence. Accused of a crime he couldn’t remember committing, he was ostracized by a town that, ironically, bore the name of the one thing he could never find….Sanctuary.

When the two meet, neither can ignore the magnetic pull between them, but will Shannon allow her damaged spirit to trust a man…a man who may have murdered his own family?

Though Shannon is the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, it is her spirit that breaks down the iron-clad shield around his heart. Their desire burns hotter than the Arizona desert, threatening to melt the very mountains that loom like silent Gods above their heads. But can their love survive a betrayal that could very well cost them both their lives?

Release: February 4th 2010 by Hodder Children's Books

Summary: Elena: transformed, the golden girl has become what she once feared and desired.

Stefan: tormented by losing Elena, he's determined to end his feud with Damon once and for all—whatever the cost. But slowly he begins to realize that his brother is not his only enemy.

Damon: at last, he possesses Elena. But will his thirst for revenge against Stefan poison his triumph? Or can they come together to face one final battle?

Collected here in one edition are the third and fourth volumes of The Vampire Diaries, a riveting conclusion to the tale of two vampire brothers and the beautiful girl torn between them

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week:

Release: October 12th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Summary: As the daughter of a renowned surgeon and a prominent Washington D.C. politician, Clea Raymond has felt the glare of the spotlight her entire life. And though she dreads the paparazzi who track her every move, she herself is a talented photojournalist who takes refuge in a career that allows her to travel to the most exotic parts of the world.

But after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and beautiful young man begin to appear in Clea’s photos—a man she has never seen in her life.

When Clea suddenly encounters this man in person she is stunned—and feels an immediate and powerful connection. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance and discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond.

Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fate, together they race against time to unravel their past in order to save their future—and their lives.

Award !!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I got my first award!!
A huge thank you to the team of Bewitched Bookworms for this award!
Wow, I am trully honored so Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

Here is how it works: If you are given this award you must first accept it by leaving a comment on the post you were nominated on. Then copy and paste the post and add it to your own blog. Make a list of the last 5 books you read and pass the award on to 5 other bloggers (no backsies!). Please also identify the blog from which you got the award and don't forget to tell them they have a blog award!

Here are my list of 5 books I've read lately:

Rules of Attraction by Simon Elkeles
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
Summer (Beautiful Dead, #3) by Eden Maguire
Leaving Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

And I am passing the award to these 5 lovely blogs:

New Layout + New Affiliate + Review: Willow (Julia Hoban)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

  A lot to say today but I'll try to keep it short.
  So if you're a regular visitor you would have noticed that the blog has changed, quite a bit. I know i do that a lot, sorry, but i promise i'll try to keep this new layout a longer time than with the last one.
  I don't know how is the weather where you are, but here in the South of France, we're kind of desesperatly waiting for the summer (it's been raining the whole week. i love rain, okay, but after five days it's actually getting on my nerves and i'd like the sun to come out for this last week of college...).
  Anyway, still talking too much to say nothing...So, the layout has changed; i thought that maybe it would motivate the sun to come out...just kidding. I hope you'll like it too, i find it rather cute with the bright colors and the glasses of lemonade. I can almost imagine myself at the beach with a good Elizabeth Scott or a Hailey Abbott (the perfect "summer" books to me).

  So, for the second topic of the day: I have a new affiliate!! Well, kind of.
  I've invited one of my best friends to help me with the blog and he accepted! If i'm so glad he did it's not only because it's funnier to share a blog with a friend, but because when your friend is pretty (really) good at writing reviews you can't refuse some help! I mean, i'm not good when reviews are concerned (i'm sure the rare "brave" readers who have read my reviews must be vigorously nodding while reading this message).   
  Review and me: not good.
  All that to say my friend will be reviewing some books for me and i hope you'll like them, i do.

So without further delay, welcome to

*claps* !! MIKA !! *claps*

And just for you here is his first review he made for Willow by Julia Hoban:

Release: April 2nd 2009 by Dial

Summary: Seven months ago, on a rainy March night, sixteen year- old Willow’s parents died in a horrible car accident. Willow was driving. Now her older brother barely speaks to her, her new classmates know her as the killer orphan girl, and Willow is blocking the pain by secretly cutting herself. But when one boy—one sensitive, soulful boy—discovers Willow’s secret, it sparks an intense relationship that turns the “safe” world Willow has created for herself upside down.

Told in an extraordinary fresh voice, Willow is an unforgettable novel about one girl’s struggle to cope with tragedy, and one boy’s refusal to give up on her.

Rate: 5/5

Review: I started this book apprehensively. Indeed, the main topic of the story is cutting, and how it can destroy a life or relationships of all sorts. My reading brought back some old painful memories, but at last, I really loved Julia Hoban's novel, for three important reasons:

The first one is that I loved all the characters, even minor ones. They all have their distinctive features, and some of them really bring a lot of light in a dark novel. Even if you have not being into cutting once in your life, I really think that Willow is a reliable and very touching character. I'm sure not everyone will understand why she is acting like she does sometimes; but in the end, Willow is a girl who loves the life, she is just unsure of the way she has to live it. Okay, this sentence is kind of weird, but let's get straight to an another character: Guy. Yeah, I know. A guy who is called Guy, most ridiculous thing ever, but I guess it's okay, given that this guy is actually great. I admit it, I've had a real infatuation for him. The way he helps Willow, throughout the book, is amazing. Even if sometimes it seemed to me that he was a little to harsh with her, I really enjoyed his passion and his involvement for this broken and vulnerable girl. And it looks like he has a killer body, which is a really good point, don't you think ?

The second reason is the relationship between Willow and her brother David. The scenes where Willow is describing her brother weeping in the kitchen was heartbreaking. They both share the same pain, the same incapacity to talk about the real problems but in spite of everything, they are staying apart, too afraid to face their own grief. Later in the book, they finally open their heart to each other, which is, in my opinion, one of the best passage of the novel, because it shows that David didn't had the time to grow as a person because of their parents' brutal death. Thanks to this scene, David becomes a really understandable character.

Finally, the third reason is simply the fact that this book has it all : you cry (a lot), you smile, you laugh with the characters, live with them throghout the 329 pages of the book. So, even if the writing was sometimes disturbing because the narrator is all-knowing, this novel was great. It's a book about life, life with pain, grief, mourning but also with feelings which are able to make dissapear almost all you sorrow. In this novel, we are not facing a happy ending. As the narrator says it at the end of the book, we are just facing a happy beginning, and it's probably the best lesson we can get from this novel.


Review Star: Shade

Friday, May 7, 2010

I host this meme inspired by "Spotlight Review" at Bookworming in the 21st Century, where every week (at least i'll try) I'll pick up two of the best reviews I've read for a same book (it doesn't mean automatically 5/5 reviews ), this way we'll have the opportunity to share different opinions on a book we have read.
This week the book reviewed will be: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

Release: May 4th 2010 by Simon Pulse

Summary: Aura can see ghosts. Born after the Shift, a little-understood event that enables younger generations to communicate with the dead, Aura is relentlessly pursued by these violet-hued spirits. They need help to pass out of this world and into the next. And some are so angyr they are on the verge of becoming Shades, dark vortexes of energy. But Aura just wants the ghosts to leave her alone so she can spend time with her boyfriend, Logan.

When Aura is paired with a new foreign-exchange student to research the Shift for a class project, she is determined to ignore her partner’s sexy Scottish accent and discover the cause of the Shift so she can reverse it.

Then Logan dies a most untimely death. Forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead, Aura is caught in a love triangle with her violet-hued boyfriend and her hot research partner…one of whom may hold the key to reversing the Shift.

1st review by Kristi from The Story Siren

Rate: 5/5
Review: Shade is one hauntingly awesome debut that will leave you craving the sequel as soon as the last page is read.

I don't really know what to say... I mean it was fabulous, it was one of those 'wow' reads. Where you don't see the last page coming because you just want it to keep on going... where you read the last sentence and immediately need the next novel... 'wow'
I really think Shade, as a paranormal novel, is going to stand out among the throngs of vampire, werewolf, and angel books. Although this isn't the first novel I've read about ghosts, the story is incredibly unique and well done. Plus it has that whole incredibly hot love triangle going on, which is something that I can't get enough of for some reason. And for once I don't have a definite side that I'm on.

Aura is a really well developed character and as a reader you can't help but get caught up in the emotional battle that she struggles with throughout this novel. Aura's character has a very compelling and relatable voice, and I think readers will automatically like her. I know I did. And the boys in this novel, wow. Hot guitar playing rock-star...er ghost, or a seriously sexy Scotsman....?

The whole mystery surrounding 'the shift' isn't really divulged upon in this novel. No one really knows what caused it, and the people that are trying to find an answer really only have assumptions. But don't think that Smith-Ready leaves you empty handed, there are a few big revelations that will keep you more than satisfied!

That cliffhanger ending totally KILLED me!

Jeri Smith-Ready has made a fan out of me

2nd review by Lori from Pure Imagination

Rate: 5/5
Review: I only read a few paranormal books that I absolutely loved last year. It's my favorite genre but its gotten so popular that it's hard to find the really good books anymore. Shade is the first paranormal I have read this year and absolutely loved!! The world in this book is utterly amazing! The whole concept of the Shift drew me in from the very beginning. Jeri Smith-Ready is a adult author and this is her first YA. Maybe that's why I loved it so much. It reminded me of the adult paranormal novels that made me fall in love with the genre in the first place.

Aura was a amazing character. Not once did she annoy me! I loved all the characters. They all played very important roles in Aura's life and I felt that connection. And can I say Hot Boys! Between a guitar playing punk and a Scotsman?? Seriously? Give me a heart attack! Those are my two favorite kinds! All in one book!! Okay....I'll stop gushing.

The mystery and the entire concept behind this book was awesome. There wasn't a dull moment. I really don't think I can say enough good things about Jeri's story telling. This book is released in May and I will definitely be buying a finished copy and you better be buying you a copy asap!

I've just got the book myself and haven't read it yet but I'm looking forward to meet Aura !! Have you read it? What did you think?

Book Blogger Hop (2)

~ Book Blogger Hop is a meme hosted by Jennifer from Crazy for Books.
This is for ALL BOOK BLOGGERS (NEW AND OLD) and READERS! Let's make some new friends and have fun! It's FRIDAY!!!

~ Book bloggers and readers can connect to find new blogs to read, make new friends, support each other, and generally just share our love of books! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed! So, grab the logo, post about the Hop on your blog, and start PARTYING!!

~ You have a blog about books? I'm looking for new blogs to visit so leave a comment and I’ll make sure to check out your blog.

Teaser Tuesdays (3)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB from Should Be Reading. 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
~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
~ Share the title & author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasers:

"I stopped at a red light, glanced left, then when il looked right again, Phoenix was sitting beside me in his halo of silver light"

~ p122, "Beautiful Dead #3: Summer" by Eden Maguire

May Wishlist

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Some books released in May that I want to read:

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols (5/25)
Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey (5/3)
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (5/4)

Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia (5/18)
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy #5) by Richelle Mead (5/18)
Caleb+Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma (5/4)

Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson (5/18)
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly (5/25)
She's so Dead to Us by Kieran Scott (5/25)

Somthing Like Fate by Susane Colsanti (5/4)

In my mailbox (6)

Friday, April 30, 2010

In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren The Story Siren

3 books this week:

Release: May 4th 2010 by Simon Pulse

Summary: Aura can see ghosts. Born after the Shift, a little-understood event that enables younger generations to communicate with the dead, Aura is relentlessly pursued by these violet-hued spirits. They need help to pass out of this world and into the next. And some are so angyr they are on the verge of becoming Shades, dark vortexes of energy. But Aura just wants the ghosts to leave her alone so she can spend time with her boyfriend, Logan.
When Aura is paired with a new foreign-exchange student to research the Shift for a class project, she is determined to ignore her partner’s sexy Scottish accent and discover the cause of the Shift so she can reverse it.

Then Logan dies a most untimely death. Forced to reconsider her relationship with the living and the dead, Aura is caught in a love triangle with her violet-hued boyfriend and her hot research partner…one of whom may hold the key to reversing the Shift

Release: September 2nd 2008 by Simon Pulse
Summary: Once upon a time I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time my name was not Alice.
Once upon a time I didn't know how lucky I was.

When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.
Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has
                                                 something more terrifying than death in mind for her.
This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget

Release: April 1st 2007 by Flux

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
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