Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #7: Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit!

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is created and hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Every week there is a new top ten list for bloggers to take part in and enjoy!


1.      The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black

2. Any Stephen King Book

3. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4. Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender

5. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


Whenever I think of Halloween, Johnny Depp's movies always come to mind. He has done many movies in the past that could be considered Halloween-ish so  3/5 of this list is dedicated to him.

1.  Sleepy Hollow

2. Sweeney Todd

3. Edward Scissorhands


Either you choose to read the book by the brilliant Neil Gaiman or see the movie by the ever-so-awesome Henry Selick (who also made The Nightmare Before Christmas!) you'll have the same result!

5. Trick 'r Treat

Just a little spooky-thriller movie to put you in the right mood for halloween!

7 Deadly Sins Tag

Thank you to Claire from Bookworm Reviews for tagging me! It's been really fun doing this tag!


     What is the most expensive / inexpensive book you own?

  • My most expensive book has to be The Summer I Turned Pretty Box set i got in September... Does it count? If not, I guess it's probably the Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan which coincidentally just arrived in my mail! Yay!
  • Now my most inexpensive book is Marked by P.C and Christine Cast which i bought in a book bazaar on my local bookstore for 4.99 € I think?



       What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

  • An author I currently have a love-hate relationship with, is Melissa Marr. I really enjoyed reading Wicked Lovely by her, it was a really captivating book for me and I flew through it. Then, I picked up Graveminder. I was so bored! I literally had to force myself to finish that book! The characters had no depth and the relationship between the two MC felt forced. 


What book have you devoured over and over with no shame?

  • Any of the Percy Jackson books! I could read those books everyday for a year and I still wouldn't be bored!


What books have you neglected due to laziness?

  • Hmmm... Can we start with which i haven't? Kidding! Angel Fire by L.A Weatherly is definitely one. I read the first one 2 years ago and loved it, picked up the next one and it's been sitting on my selves since...
  • Another one is the Evernight series by Claudia Gray. Again, I read Evernight, picked up the rest of the books in the series and didn't read any of them.. (need to get to that though)


What book do you talk about most in order to sound like an intelectual reader?

  • Honestly? None that comes to mind... I don't really talk about any book for that reason...


What attributes do you find most attractive in a male/female character?

  • In any character what I usually want to see are three things. Loyalty, confidence and, of course, the occasional wit!


What book would you most likely want to receive as a gift?

  • Percy Jackson's Greek Gods! I still can't believe I don't have it in my hands yet! *sobs*

This was so much fun to do! Now for the tricky part... I tag none in particular. Anyone who wants to do this tag should just go ahead and do it! And then you could link the post in a comment bellow and I'll go check it out! :D Have fun!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
Let me just get this out of the way and say that I loved this book. It's probably one of the best books I've read in the past 3 months.

The first thing that I noticed about story was the writing. Mary E. Pearson's writing is phenomenal! It's descriptive and lush and beautiful and so many other things. It made me fly through this book easily and not once left me feeling confused. 

Another thing, was the setting. Terravin, the little village in which the princess heads to so as to start a new life, is up in the list of fictional places I would not mind living in! It's basically a small little town outside the kingdom that everybody seems to ignore it exists which grants the residents a peaceful and easy-going life. Which happens to be exactly what our princess needs!

This book is also told in three perspectives. Lea's (who is the narrator of the story), The Prince's and The Assassin's. Did I mentioned we don't know who is who? The Boys' names are Rafe and Kaiden but we have no absolute idea for at least half the book who is the Assassin and who is the Prince. I really liked that. I think it made it easier for the reader to connect with Lea as we go through almost the same journey as her since we actually get to know those two characters in the same way she does. Of course, it really killed me not knowing who was who! I kept trying to find any hinds in their PoVs that might lead me to a conclusion and when i thought I was on the right track something would happen that made go like "Nope, that's not it..". Needless to say I belong to the group of people that didn't get it right.... Oh well!

The story is also, I would think, separated into two parts. The first half of the book leans towards historical fiction while in the second part the story takes a more journey-like, adventurous turn where most of the character development happens since this is where our Main Characters goes through some more dark situations and starts being more connected with the element of magic and prophecies and her supposed destiny.

Lastly, I also loved our main characters! Lea was such a brave, loyal, stubborn and clever character with a bit of recklessness running through her veins (but we wouldn't have it any other way) and I loved seeing her grow through the book from an unsure princess that yearns for a little freedom to a strong female character who has the potential to be a great leader. The Assassin and The Prince were both very complex characters with unique personalities. They were both very strong male characters (although I liked the Prince more). 

The romance was really sweet and although a lot of people say that the love triangle took centre stage throughout most of the book i think it was not really that much of a triangle and nevertheless, Pearson managed to beautifully wove it with the story.

Overall, this story was beautifully written and heartbreaking at times, with amazing characters and swoon worthy male interests! I really do think this is the beginning of a great series!

Book info:
  • Paperback, 489 pages
  • Published, July 8th 2014
  • Publisher: Henry Holt
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance
  • Rating: 5/5

Green Cover  = Kiss of Deception

Waiting on Wednesday #4

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eager to get out hands on!

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he's never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision. Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die

Why I'm waiting:

 This book doesn't even have a cover yet and it might already be my most anticipated release of 2015! By this point i would read anything written by Rick Riordan's hand! Even his grocery list! But this book is also about Norse Gods!
And when I hear Norse Gods and Asgard I think about.....

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And then I kind of go like....

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Yep i have a feeling i will enjoy this book very much!

Also the main character's name is Magnus Chase! Conciedence? I think not! We might get a glimpse or two of Annabeth and Percy if we're lucky! Or if Rick Riordan is feeling generous....

Are you excited for The Sword of Summer as much as I am? What was your pick this week?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #6: Top Ten Places Books Have Made Us Want To Visit

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is created and hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Every week there is a new top ten list for bloggers to take part in and enjoy!

So this weeks topic is top ten places (fictional or real) books made me want to visit.... Yay! Best theme so far! Enjoy!

1. Idris / The Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare.

Who wouldn't want to be in a gorgeous city that is well protected and doesn't let any sort of evil pass through its walls! The handsome Shadowhunters walking around are also a bonus point!

2. Paris/ Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

I always wanted to go to Paris but this book made me fall in love with it! I want to go visit point zero and Louvre museum, watch an old french movie in one of the tens of cinemas hiding around there and of course see the eiffel tower!

3. Victorian England / The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

This book made me want to travel back to 18th century London so bad! Well, the dressing up and horse carriages had also something to do with it but I loved the way Cassandra Clare portrated Victorian London so much! 

4. Camp Half-Blood/ Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.

No big surprise there! If I had the chance to visit any fictional place, Camp Half-Blood would be on the top of my list! 

5. Terravin/ The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.

Terravin is one of the nicest places in a fantasy world to live in! It's just a little village that everybody gives little attention to! Life there is pretty simple and joyfull. Also, pretty handy during war time.

6. Amsterdam/ The Fault in our stars by John Green.

Who didn't fall in love with Amsterdam with John Green giving us such an amazing tour of it with his book! Anne Frank's house, the sampange that tastes like 'stars' and the beautiful city itself!

7. Wonderland / Alice's adventures in Wonderlan by Carol Lewis.

Call me mad but I wouldn't mind living in Wonderland and hanging out with Mad Hatter and the Cheshire cat all day!

8. Shadow Falls camp/ Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

This place! I just really want to go to school there and hang out with Della and Perry and *swoons* Lucas!

9. Cousin's Beach/ The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han.

The Cousin's Beach would definitely be the perfect place to spend my summer! 

10. Rivendell / Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Okay be honest. Who doesn't want to go in Rivendell?! It's.. It's just.... It's magnifiscent!

So where would you like to live in if you were given the chance to?

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Stacking the Selves #2

Stacking the Selves is all about sharing the books you recently added to your selves. Wether they are in the form of a paperback, hardpack, ebook, audiobook, or a book you borrowed from your friend or the library and of course review book. It's hosted by Tynga's Reviews!


               Wow, i haven't done a haul in while, have I? Well this is going to be a long post...



I've been hearing a lot about the Arkadien Trilogy by Kai Meyer recently so I decided to  buy the first two books and give them a try.


I bought this in the beginning of September as Cassandra Clare is one of my favorite authors and Holly Black really captivated me with her previous book 'The Coldest Girl in ColdTown' . Still haven't read this though...


This is another book that I've been hearing plenty about lately, so I said why not? It's also fantasy (which you probably knew from the cover) and I'am trying to get more into that genre these days.


They say it's a contemporary book with a paranormal twist about three girls who seek revenge upon the people who hurt them in the past.... Need I say more?


                         My first road-trip book! Yay! I've been wanting to read one for ages!


Last week I saw the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen and I really loved it. It made me obsessed with Jane Austen. Well I can't really say i'm a fan of hers since i've never read a book by her but I have a feelling Pride and Prejudice will make me one! Also, how gorgeous is this cover?


This book is just so beautiful! And it has Morpheus on the cover! *fangirls* It's the second book in the Splintered trilogy by A. G. Howard which is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland and a current obsession of mine!


I haven't read a dystopian novel in a while and this one seems really interesting! I mean who wouldn't  read a book where just a drop of rain can instantly kill you?


The Lynburn legacy by Sarah Rees Brennan has come to be really popular lately and it's also a Gothic novel which is all the more interesting!


This is also a second book in a trilogy. The White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter. I really loved the first book which i read almost two years ago and i am planning to reread it and continue with the second book soon!


So this is a mixture of ebooks and physical books. Awake at Dawn and Turned at Dark the novella I have in my kindle while all the others I have purchased as physical books. I read the Shadow Falls series 2 years ago and really loved it so I finally decided to buy the books and reread them.

And that was my second Stacking the Selves! I think these are about 15+ books..... wow, i need to get on book buying ban or else I'm going to be broke very soon....

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Books Whose Titles Or Covers Made Me Buy Them

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is created and hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Every week there is a new top ten list for bloggers to take part in and enjoy!


The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

It was during my Vampire Diaries phase that i came across Vampire Academy and well at that point i would have read anything with the world vampire in it.


Splintered by A. G. Howard
*scrolls through amazon* *find book* *drools over cover for about 30 minutes* *buys it* that's about how it went.


The Selection by Kiera Cass
Just look at that amazing dress! ..... I mean cover.... :D

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

A retelling about Beauty and the Beast with a beautiful cover like this one? I was sold!


Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page

Just the title of this book made me want to snatch it and run to the register. I was always a fan of Wizard of Oz and a retelling of it with the title 'Dorothy Must Die' is too intriguing to pass up.

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I just want this cover as a giant poster on my wall! *drools*


The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

One of my favorite books of 2013.  

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Funfact about me! I love Alice in Wonderland! So a book whose title said it was a retelling of Alice and had zombies in it was like a Christmas treat for me!


Peculiars by Maureen Doyle Mcquery

As the title says bought this one (still haven't read it though) because of its peculiar cover!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #3

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases we are eager to get out hands on!

The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

Publishing Company: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy/Paranormal, Romance

Release Date: January 13th 2015

So excited for this one! What are you guys waiting on this week?