Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vampire Academy MOVIE

Iv'e been hearing rumours about the paranormal romance novels 'Vampire Academy' by Richell Mead, being turned into movie, I thought it was just a few gossip stories but no, they will be turning it into a movie. the year exactely is unsure but the actors are being chosen now. I have mixed feelings about the book being taken to the screen. after veiwing twilight i can say they ruined the book for me, the acting (from my veiw) i thought was terrible, and i dont want to see that happen to one of my favourite series. I usually dont like books being turned into movies, books are about using your imagination. Although if they can pull the movie of, then this will be good news. the books were fantastic and if the producers can make it just as good (good acting would help) then the movies are sure to be a hit.

So anyway my friend just sent me this picture and its a movie poster for the film, she is unsure as to wether it is the acttual one as she is posotive that Odette Yutsman will play the role of Rose, but she has found others that have different actors for Dimitri, Lissa etc. heres the poster.

So tell me what you think... are you for or against the Novels becoming a movie??? id love to hear your oppinions. :)

happy reading <3



The cover for 'city of fallen angels' by Cassandra Clare, has been released and it is absolutely gorgeous. at first i wasnt to happy about both Clary and Simon on the cover, but i re-checked the cover and i love it. here is the picture of the cover, hopefully Cassandra doesnt decide to change it.

Here is an excert from the COFA, nothing is given away. i will be giving out more excerts over time. and also keeping you updated on any new imformation from Cassandra Clare regarding the new Mortal Instruments book, aswell as the second novel in the Infernal Devices 'Clockwork Prince'. I am so excited for these two books to come out, i honestly have no words for how wound up I am to get my hands on them.

Simon glanced toward the window. It was a brisk night, and the wind was blowing leaves across Second Avenue like handfuls of thrown confetti. There was a girl walking down the street, a girl in a tight belted trench coat, with long black hair that flew in the wind. People turned to watch her as she walked past. Simon had looked at girls like that before in the past, idly wondering where they were going, who they were meeting. Not guys like him, he knew that much.
Except this one was. The bell on the diner’s front door rang as the door opened, and Isabelle Lightwood came in. She smiled when she saw Simon, and came toward him, shrugging off her coat and draping it over the back of the chair before she sat down. Under the coat she was wearing one of what Clary called her “typical Isabelle outfits”: a tight short velvet dress, fishnet stockings, and boots. There was a knife stuck into the top of her left boot that Simon knew only he could see; still, everyone in the diner was watching as she sat down, flinging her hair back. Whatever she was wearing, Isabelle drew attention like a fireworks display.
Beautiful Isabelle Lightwood. When Simon had met her, he’d assumed she’d have no time for a guy like him. He’d turned out to be mostly right. Isabelle liked boys her parents disapproved of, and in her universe that meant Downworlders-faeries, werewolves, and vamps. That they’d been dating regularly for the past month or two amazed him, even if their relationship was limited mostly to infrequent meetings like this one. And even if he couldn’t help but wonder, if he’d never been changed into a vampire, if his whole life hadn’t been altered in that moment, would they be dating now?
-City of Fallen Angels, Cassandra Clare

happy reading <3

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

~ In my mailbox ~

last week I didnt have the time to blog very much, and I havent got any new books this week as most of the ones I want I've put on my Christmas list and dont want to double up. So I've decided to do a IMM for last week. So last week was my last week of school and me and my friends gave our Christmas presents to one another. We all love reading alot, so we worked out that we would all get three books and another thing from one another.

So last week IMM I reieved The second and the third books from the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. And also got the third shifters book 'Pride' by Rachel Vincent this I was really excited about as I absolutely love this series. Although I was supposed to get the first to the Anita Blake series, but my friend couldnt find it. So I'll probably have to go buy it eventually or I wont be able to read the series for some time. 

So far I am about three quaters through Rogue and it's fantastic Im loking forward to writing a reveiw on it, its just as exciting as the first. And I cant wait to finish it and start the next one. Unfortunately the forth one doesnt come out until January so I'm proprebly going to have withdrawl symptoms with out having to read the next one, hopefully its not a cliff hanger... fingers crossed.  :)


~ Stray ~ {shifters book, 1}

Title- Stray
Author- Rachel Vincent
Rating- 5/5
I look like an all-American grad student. But I am a werecat, a shape-shifter, and I live in two worlds.
Despite reservations from my family and my Pride, I escaped the pressure to continue my species and carved out a normal life for myself. Until the night a Stray attacked.
This brush with danger was all my Pride needed to summon me back... for my own protection. Yeah, right. But I'm no meek kitty. I'll take on whatever and whoever--I have to in order to find my friends. Watch out, Strays--'cause I got claws, and I'm not afraid to use them...

I've been holding onto Stray for quite sometime and honestly didnt have the time to read it. But once i started it I could not stop. It really is an amazing book, now one of my new favourite series. Following the bad ass Faythe and her many protective brothers this book had me from the very first page. The very first chapter had me captivated and i couldnt put it down all day. One of the things I liked most about this book is the real concept of family. It is portrayed a lot in this book with fayth and her five brothers which are protective and all have unique and amazing personalities which made me like the book more. There is also the flirty guy Jace and the old lover Marc who both want Faythe for there own. I didnt think that I would be able to find another book series that was as good as my favourite the 'Hush Hush' series by Becca Fitzpatrick, but I proved myself wrong. This series would deffinately have to be now one of my favourties, I absolutely loved it every single page, every single chapter and every single charecter... except for the odd bad guy. During the middle of the book there are a few scenes which made me squirm, I dont want to give any thing away but it involves... locking girls up in cages and to say it made me sick to the stomach would be an understatement. I recomend this book to every one who loves a book with mystery, family, bad guys and a book which has you screaming for more. Loved loved loved this book. Im reading the second one at the moment and it is just as good as the first. I'll be writing a reveiw for it aswell.

happy reading :)

-K. <33

here is a link to Rachel Vincents Web site.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

~ In my Mailbox ~

Welcome to my IMM Ive decided to do posts dedicated to what books Ive bought this week, due to the helpful idea from Tess's 'Book lovers blog'; thank you for the idea. <3 

This week I bought Andrea Cremer's new book Nightshade, I've been looking forward to this book for a while, the cover itself was enough to draw me in :) Ive begun reading it and so far its very good and I look forward to finishing it and telling you all about it. I'm already looking forward to the next in the series 'Wolfsbane' which I'm pretty sure comes out sometime in September next year.... which is definitely way to long to wait.

This week I also bought Mercy by Rebecca Lim, which essentially i new nothing of until i found it in dymocks and as I have a fascination with angels and fallen angels i was quick to buy it, although my sister grabbed it before i did and is reading it at the moment, I'll definitely find the time to read this novel.

Happy Reading. x


~ Crescendo ~

Title~ Crescendo
Author~ Becca Fitzpatrick
Rating~ 10/10 <3

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The further Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim bloodline has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Where do i begin to start how much this book made me scream for both joy and hate. I swear the amount of times i wanted to through the book at the wall was endless,  and how many OH MY GOG! moments happened that made me stop breathing or be stopped for words. I absolutely loved this book i doubt there will ever be another writer like Fitzpatrick that has actually made me speechless, while reading a book. To say that Crescendo is a page turner would be an understatement! from chapter two i was screaming and almost crying, the amount of twists in this book are endless and i definitely did not see a single on coming!  Hearing about Marcie Millar almost killed me, like i seriously wanted to kill myself as i doubt i could jump into the pages and strangle her myself! i really don't want to give away anything but something big happens with Marcie, Hank Millar, Rixon and the new hottie Scott.  I absolutely can not wait until the next book i thought i was mesmerized by Hush, Hush but Crescendo took my fascination for this series to new levels. I absolutely recommend this book and Hush, Hush to every paranormal loving book reader who loves a dark secret and good mystery. I loved this book and cant begin to describe how much impact it had on me, i am honestly stumped for words. 

happy reading. x


Saturday, October 9, 2010

~ Releases for October ~

Heres a listing of all the books that im looking forward to getting my hands on, this October; and im sure you will be to. All of the books have a small synopsis of the novel, which iv'e gathered from sites although mainly from: www.tor.com/blogs/2010/fiction//.

StarCrossed, by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Oct. 1, Scholastic/Levine)
In merry olde Durst, whose Greenmen have banned all magic, 16-year-old Digger is making out like a bandit―because she is a very good bandit, as well as a spy. When she is forced to hide out among the nobles as a lady’s maid, however, she gets caught in the middle of a magical rebellion, wishing she could steal a few minutes of safety.
* The Mermaid’s Mirror, by L.K. Madigan (Oct. 4, Houghton Mifflin)
Lena’s spent her whole life watching the water from beachside because her father, a former surfer who had a near-drowning, won’t let her brave the waves. On her 16th birthday, she’s lured by a mermaid to Magic Crescent Cove, and the mermaid’s mirror will change her life.
* Fearscape, by Simon Holt (Oct. 5, Little, Brown)
There’s no light paranormalcy to be found in this third title in The Devouring series. Reggie faces another Winter Solstice, the night when the demonic Vours inhabit human bodies while human souls are sent to a nightmarish place called a fearscape. But this time, she’s locked in a psychiatric hospital, where fighting back against the Vours who killed her friend and attacked her brother will require extra courage and determination.
* Slayed, by Amanda Marrone (Oct. 5, Simon Pulse)
Even vampire girls get lonely, especially when they’ve been around thousands of years. So it’s understandable when Alisa clues her friend (and human descendant) Teri in on her secret world. There are other forces at work who want to exploit Alisa’s powers for their own gain, however―and they don’t mind using Teri to get what they want.
* Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld (Oct. 5, Simon Pulse)
The highly anticipated sequel to Westerfeld’s Locus-winning World War I steampunk
Leviathan and the second in a trilogy. In their battle with the machine-loving Clankers, the Darwinists will need all the power of Behemoth, the monster of the British navy that can consume enemy ships in a single bite. A girl posing as a boy in the British Air Service meets up with an heir posing as a commoner aboard the Leviathan airship, but when Leviathan’s mission goes awry, they find themselves stranded in enemy territory.
* The Goblin Gate, by Hilari Bell (Oct. 12, HarperTeen)
Second in a series following
The Goblin Wood, this one finds Jeriah’s brother Tobin in danger as he’s crossed over to the Otherworld with a witch and an army of goblins. Jeriah must find the secret gate and embark on a quest to save his brother―and the kingdom.
* The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner (Oct. 12, Delacorte)
This is the second in a trilogy that began with 2009’s best-selling
The Maze Runner. In Scorch, after solving the Maze, Thomas and his friends go back to their lives―only life has changed. Earth has become a decimated wasteland burned by sun flares and peopled by Cranks, killers covered in sores and driven to insanity by disease. The friends must cross the Scorch, a brutal desert, in order to reach safety.
* Stork, by Wendy Delsol (Oct. 12, Candlewick)
It’s bad enough when uber-cool Katla has to leave Los Angeles for the boonies of Minnesota. Then she discovers she was born to an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Plus, there’s the football hunk and the farmboy with whom she shares a mysterious past, and prom, and dreams about crying babies, and the fate of Earth’s climate. It’s a lot for a 16-year-old to handle. First in a trilogy; the second,
Frost, releases in 2011.
* Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst (Oct. 12, McElderry)
In college circles, being a legacy is a good thing―it means your parents or grandparents went to your school of choice, giving you an easy “in.” But for high school junior Lily Carter, being a legacy takes on new import when she takes a tour of Princeton and finds out granddad’s Ivy League school isn’t the one she expected. This version of Princeton is filled with talking gargoyles, tiger-haired boys and serious family secrets. Durst, herself a Princeton grad, didn’t exactly have the same Ivy experience. “The book is completely autobiographical,” she jokes. “Except for the dragons. And the talking gargoyles. And the were-tigers. Okay, it’s not at all autobiographical. But it
is emotionally true. It’s about that pivotal (and terrifying) moment where you know that the decision you are making will forever change you and your future―a.k.a., the college application process.” Enchanted Ivy is a standalone; Durst’s next book, Drink, Slay, Love, features a vampire and were-unicorn.
* Beautiful Darkness, by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Oct. 12, Little, Brown)
The highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling
Beautiful Creatures (2009) and second (of an anticipated five) in the Caster Chronicles, Darkness finds matters in Gatlin, S.C., more confused than ever. Lena Duchannes is keeping secrets from Ethan, who is haunted by strange visions that draw him deeper into the town’s secret history and the ancient mysteries within the dangerous underground passages that undergird Gatlin and crisscross the South. Garcia and Stohl, friends who live in Los Angeles, attribute the popularity of Beautiful Creatures to its universal themes and intriguing setting. “Our book is about figuring out who you are and trying to fit in, without giving up your individuality,” Garcia says. “It’s also about being strong enough to be the person you are—despite what other people think. I think that’s something both teens and adults struggled with. I know I do.” Stohl describes both herself and Garcia as worldbuilders. “It’s one of the reasons we love fantasy, but also why we love the Southern Gothic genre,” she says. “I think readers have embraced the whole world of the Casters and Gatlin County, in the same way that HBO’s True Blood works. Every character has his own eccentricities and secrets, powers that you may or may not have discovered—yet. We didn’t want anything about Beautiful Creatures to be generic, and it’s not.”
* Banished, by Sophie Littlefield (Oct. 12, Delacorte)
Sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell can’t wait to ditch backwater Gypsum, Mo., and her drug-dealer grandmother as soon as she turns 18. But when a classmate is injured, Hailey discovers she has mysterious healing powers, even the ability to rejuvenate the dying. When an unknown aunt comes to town, she learns the power goes much deeper―and can be much more dangerous.
* Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, by Lish McBride (Oct. 12, Henry Holt)
In this fiction debut, Sam picks the wrong guy to play a prank on; creepy Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead. When Sam discovers his own latent necromantic skills, the unlikely pair must team up if Sam wants to live long enough to do any dead-raising of his own. There are also zombie pandas, severed heads, werewolves, and a groan-inducing Elton John title pun.
* The Curse of the Wendigo, by Rick Yancey (Oct. 12, Simon & Schuster)
Following on the heels of
The Monstrumologist in 2009, this sequel finds Dr. Warthrop diverted from his study of Homo Vampiris to search the Canadian wilderness for his ex-fiance’s husband. The man has been snatched by the heretofore fictitious Wendigo―a ravenous, cannibalistic creature out of Angonquin mythology.
* Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences, by Brian Yansky (Oct. 12, Candlewick)
Jesse is minding his own business in history class when telepathic killer aliens quietly take over Earth. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?) Most humans are killed, but Jesse and a few other lucky souls begin developing telepathic powers―and it might be time to band together for another takeover.
* Crossing Over, by Anna Kendall (Oct. 14, Viking Juvenile)
Roger hears dead people―literally crossing into the land of the dead to hear the newly departed. Unfortunately, his uncle not only exploits Roger’s gift to help with a fairground act, he also uses the teen as a punching bag. Finally escaping into the underworld, Roger finds himself at the mercy of the undead court―and the entrancing Lady Cecilia. This is Irish-born Kendall’s fiction debut.
* Hunger, by Jackie Kessler (Oct. 18, Harcourt/Graphia)
Jackie Kessler takes on a serious teen issue in the first of a new series. Lisabeth is an anorexic 17-year-old who is given the job of Famine, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Her travels force her to see hunger among people for whom it is a curse rather than a choice as she learns to use her newfound powers. A portion of the proceeds from
Hunger will be donated to the National Eating Disorders Association. Next up, in 2011: Rage, which will tackle self-injury.
* Nightshade, by Andrea Cremer (Oct. 19, Philomel)
A fiction debut featuring an emerging young Guardian Wolf named Calla who’s all set to become the new alpha female on her 18th birthday. But she spoils it by stopping to save the life of a wayward (cute…male…) human hiker, whose secret will change everything, even the outcome of the longstanding Witches’ War.
* The Dragon’s Apprentice, by James A. Owen (Oct. 19, Simon & Schuster)
This latest entry in the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica finds John, Jack and Charles back in the Archipelago of Dreams, only to face the threat of both the primordial shadow, Ecthroi, and the splintering of Time. A forgotten door and a heroic quest offer the only solution.
* Ghost Town, by Rachel Caine (Oct. 26, NAL)
The ninth book in The Morganville Vampires series finds genius student Claire Danvers creating a new system to keep outsiders from telling the town’s secrets. But the system has an unexpected side-effect: it causes amnesia, even among the vampires. Morganville No. 10,
Bite Club, will release in 2011.
* Misguided Angel, by Melissa de la Cruz (Oct. 26, Disney/Hyperion)
This is the fifth in de la Cruz’s popular Blue Bloods series. Schuyler and Jack have fled Florence and are out to find the remaining gates holding Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods, at bay. Meanwhile, Mimi has been elected regent and must figure out how to save her crumbling clan and find out who’s kidnapping vampires and planning to burn them―while streaming it live on the Internet.
* Another Pan, by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (Oct. 26, Candlewick)
The Nayeris, a brother-sister writing team, follow up last year’s
Another Faust. This time out, the Marlowe School is swamped with evil thanks to an ancient Egyptian spell. High school junior Wendy, her boyfriend, and 13-year-old genius brother discover the secret-filled Book of Gates and a door to a hidden underworld where the most evil of Egyptian myths are real.

Urban fantasy author Suzanne Johnson is a bonafide book geek. Her new urban fantasy series, scheduled to begin with the release of Royal Street in April 2012 by Tor Books, is set in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Find Suzanne on Twitter.

ENCHANTED IVY is a story about getting into college. You know, taking the campus tour, talking to the gargoyles, flirting with the were-tigers, riding the dragons... While visiting the campus of Princeton University, 16-year-old Lily discovers a secret gate to a magical realm and must race against time to save herself, her world, and any hope she has of college admission.
Author Sarah Beth durst says:
"I am absolutely in love with this cover. Yep, head over heels with a jpeg. I can't stop staring at it. The art was created by the extremely talented Sam Weber. (You can see more of his work here.)" i must say i agree completely this cover is amazing, and i can not wait to get my hands.. i mean claws on this novel.

Happy reading :)