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In my mailbox (3)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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

Still just one book in my mailbox this week

Release: February 1st 2009 by Harcourt

Summary: The undead can really screw up your senior year ...
Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancé. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Have you read it? Liked it or not?

Teaser Trailer: Nightshade (Andrea Cremer) / Beastly Movie

Friday, March 26, 2010

Today it was said it would be the day for trailers so here are two little teasers for a book and an adaptation from another book you all must know.

After the cover we finally get to see a teaser of the trailer for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (will be released on October 19th).
Summary and cover of the book here. Enjoy the video...

And because I just can't wait for the adaptation of the book by Alex Flinn (that I really really liked by the way), here is a teaser trailer of Beastly. I hope we'll get to see more soon!
Summary of the book here

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Wednesday, March 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 choice this week:

Release: May 6th 2010 by Hodder Children's Books

Summary: Six months have passed sine the last Ellerton teenager died, but Darina is still traumatized by the stabbing of her own beloved Phoenix. But there's work to be done as Darina must now turn her attention to the shooting of Summer Madison - the beautiful and gifted, singer-song-writer with a heart of gold. It's been nearly a year since the random shooting in a shopping mall caused Summer's meaningless death.

Summer left behind recordings of her wonderful songs and a deep sadness amongst high school friends. Now Darina must act as Summerās agent to track down the psychotic killer in a clear search for justice. With the sound of Summer's music constantly playing inside Darina's head, recalling the wonderful months when she was alive and performing her first gigs, Darina, Phoenix and the Beautiful Dead are determined to catch the crazed killer. And all the while Darina's love for Phoenix continues to beat

Have you read the other books of the series? I can't wait for this sequel and the cover is so gorgious!

Cover News: Nightshade (Andrea Cremer)

Friday, March 19, 2010

After Torment by Lauren Kate, here is another cover I was impatiently waiting for and that I found on Goodreads: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer.

Release: October 14th 2010 by Philomel/Penguin

Summary: While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.

Look at this cover! Wow. I think it resume pretty well what I think of it. And concerning the story I've had it on my list for weeks and can't wait to have this pure diamond between my hands...

Review: Seven Tears Into The Sea (Terri Farley)

Release: April 5th 2005 by Simon Pulse

Summary: At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.

Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

Rate: 2/5

Review: Seven tears into the sea was okay, but not much. It's not that it was a bad book but for several reasons I didn't enjoy it.
Well, first the story was not really what I expected. I mean that it would have been appreciated if the author had exploited the mystic, paranormal, supernatural aspect (whatever name you give it) a little more.

Concerning the mysterious boy who came to Gwen years ago while she was still a little girl, and has been haunting her memory since this night on the beach...we don't get to know very much about him and I think that's too bad because I'm sure there would be a lot to say. All we learn is that Jesse (yeah we know that name, I didn't say we don't know anything) is dark and secretive, not fond of clothes (he only wears a pair of shorts most of the time) and **spoiler**, yes, he's a selkie. But we don't have details about his life as a sea creature or his past.

The book was not impossible to finish but hard to begin since the plot doesn't really takes place before page 70. Before that the story seems to fall into a certain routine where we see day after day Gwen working at the inn or catching up with her Nana she haven't seen for years.

Still, Seven tears into the sea wasn't such a bad read and if I didn't love it you know that it doesn't mean it will be the same for you. So give it a chance you might not regret it afterwards.

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Monday: What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through A World of Books.

What I read last week:

Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Seven tears into the sea by Terri Farley

What I'm reading:

Asleep by Wendy Raven McNair

What I'm planning to read (re-read):

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

What about you? I'd love to read about what you read, are reading, are planning to read

Review: The Pace (Shelena Shorts)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Release: August 19th 2009 by Lands Atlantic Publishing, LLC

Summary: Weston Wilson is not immortal and he is of this world. But, aging is not part of his existence, and eighteen-year-old Sophie Slone is determined to find out why. In doing so, she could also uncover something about her own life expectancy that she may not want to know. Suddenly, immortality will mean everything and nothing all at the same time.
Intensely fascinating and rich with determination, The Pace brings together romance, mystery, and suspense in a compelling bond that is sure to have readers asking for more

Rate: 5/5

Review: If you're decided to read The Pace just make sure to turn off your phone and to close yourself in your room before you do, because you won't want anyone disturbing you after you've begun it. You won't be able to put it down.

I really liked Sohie's character, I felt close to her by certain aspects of her personnality, the distance she keeps with others (she attended an online high school rather than going in class among her peers). She was a really likeable girl and I particularly enjoy her relation with her mom (besides the mystery part and the love story anyway).
What about Weston? Ah...Weston. Secretive and sexy he was the perfect (or close to) prince charming.
Both Sophie and Weston were enjoyable and well developped, and their relationship nicely realistic.

I apreciated that, even if their relationship was a major part of the plot (yes, it's a love story but not only), the mystery surrounding Weston and Sophie's discovery about her own life were also developped and gradually revealed. The "how" and the "why" were not ignored since we got looks into Weston's past.

To conclude, The Pace holds everything that - to my eyes - make a good story: mystery and romance with a unique and paranormal twist. Shelena made a wonderful job in intertwining paranormal and scientific elements together.
Her debut novel went beyond my expectations and I'll surely read it again while waiting for the sequel, The Broken Lake. It will be released on August 19th

Weekly Releases (March 15-21)

The Hardcovers:

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
The six rules of Maybe by Deb Caletti

Shadow Mirror by Richie Tankersley Cusick
Spirit Bound  by Richelle Mead

The Paperbacks:

In my mailbox (2)

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

Just one book in my mailbox this week.

Release: April 23rd 2009 by CreateSpace

Summary: Adisa Summers doesn't know her boyfriend, Micah Alexander, can fly. Micah's odd emotionless behavior, rigid posture, and vacant eyes are a mystery sending mixed messages to Adisa. When a flash of lightning sends a tree crashing down on her, Adisa is shocked to see Micah actually flying to her rescue! In an instant, Adisa is in his arms, looking up at the sky over his shoulder as they fly parallel to the ground. Micah shifts, shielding her completely with his body. As the tree explodes against Micah's back, Adisa feels him shudder with the impact and the air fills with wood chips and sawdust. Miraculously, they aren't smashed into the ground. They safely continue flying. Micah finally begins to open up to Adisa about his secret life as a superbeing and she discovers another shocking secret. Micah burns for her--literally as well as figuratively. ASLEEP is a superhero teen love story set in modern day Atlanta that's filled with thrills, romance, and suspense.
Heard about it? Read it already?

Cover News: The ghost and the goth (Stacey Kade)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I've had this book in my wish list for weeks but it had no cover yet. Finally here it is, and what a cute cover!!

Release: July 6th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH

Summary: After a close encounter with the front end of a school bus, Alona Dare goes from Homecoming Queen to Queen of the Dead. Now she’s stuck here in spirit form with no sign of the big, bright light coming to take her away. To make matters worse, the only person who might be able to help her is Will Killian, a total loser/outcast type who hates the social elite. He alone can see and hear her, but he wants nothing to do with the former mean girl of Groundsboro High.
Can they get over their mutual distrust—and this weird attraction between them—to work together before Alona vanishes for good and Will is locked up for seeing things that don’t exist?

It's such a funny and cute cover. I wouldn't have imagine a so colorful cover for a book with this kind of topic, but I was wrong! It's lovely and catches the eye. What do you think ?

Cover News: Torment - Fallen Book 2 (Lauren Kate)

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's the buzz of the day and it's already on every blogs but I couldn't resist to put it on mine too. The cover for Torment, the sequel of Fallen by Lauren Kate, has finally been revealed. Look at it, it's such a beautiful cover!!

I would have bet they couldn't choose a better cover than the one for Fallen, but they did! This one is so beautiful!!
What do you think ? Which cover do you prefer ?
Torment will be released September 28, 2010

Movie Cast: Hush Hush

Hush Hush was probably on of my favourite reads in 2009 so I couldn't resist to imagine what the movie cast for this book would look like. I'm not entirely satisfied with all my choices and I'm still looking for some of the characters, so I'm really impatient to see your suggestion and maybe I'll keep some of yours if I like them!

Don't be shy and share your ideas there are so much more actors/actresses who could be perfect for this cast...

Nora Grey
(Emmy Rossum)

Patch Cipriano
(Henry Cavill)


(Mitch Hewer / Alex Pettyfer)

(Candice Accola / Aime Teegarden)

(Matt Lanter / Nicholas Hoult)

(Charlie Bewley)

(Arielle Kebbel)

In my mailbox (1)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

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

Anyone read it already? What did you think of it?
I'm curious about this one, I think there are not enough books with mermaids, sirens or just the sea.
Release: April 5th 2005 by Simon Pulse

Summary: At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never saw the boy again.
Now seventeen, Gwen is returning to her childhood home. Her nana asked her to come. But Gwen knows it's time to go back for another reason: She yearns for the sea. Perhaps the sea itself is calling to her. Perhaps the memory of the boy and his haunting words are drawing her back to the place they met. Perhaps it's time for her to face her destiny.

2010 100+ Reading Challenge

My first challenge!! For those who are not familiar with this challenge yet, the goal is to read 100 books or more during the year 2010.

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

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