Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #6: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads Description: “City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.”

 If, like me, you need something to tie you over until the release date of  April 5, 2011 check The City of Fall Angels Chapter Hunt which start Monday 2/14 and will end Friday 2/18 you will be able to read the first chapter of this much anticipated installment, of course there is a catch, the chapter is spread out over 5 different blogs, get more info at Cassandra Clare's blog.

Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New House of Night Novella Series

Some fun book news for everyone the Casts are writing a novella series based around the back stories of some of the crucial but less known about characters. 

It starts off with Dragon's Oath (Its pretty obvious who we will be learning more about in this first installment) which will be available in store July 12, 2011 .

Can't wait to see what other characters we will be learning more about.

To learn more check out the goodreads.

Teaser Tuesday #5: Vampire Diaries: Origins (Stefan's Dairies vol. 1) by L.J. Smith, Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec

"Katherine slid off the chair and glanced at the volumes on Father's shelves. She took down a thick, leather-bound book, the Mysteries of Mystic Falls."
page 54

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #3

Question: "Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!"

It's not a very big post but I think it is an important one, especially if you are into the Science-Fiction genre (both book and movie wise).  It was Jules Verne's birthday on February 8th, author of classic works such as The Time Machine, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Center of the Earth he is the king of Science-Fiction and should definitely be celebrated.  You can read my post here.

Have a Happy Friday everyone!!

Book Blogger Hop
BBH is weekly meme that last from Friday to Monday hosted by Crazy For Books

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paranormal Truth or Dare (Thurs 2/9)

Post about your favorite Book Boyfriend or Girlfriend. Who would you love to see step out of a book and into your living room? (Has to be from a paranormal since this is Paranormal Truth or Dare)

Goodness there are soooo many. I have to think about this. I really love Stark from the House of Night series and Jesse from Meg Cabot's The Mediator series but in the end there are two men I just love Damien from the Vampire Diaries and Justin from Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil. I love Damien because he's the bad boy turned good.  He was evil but then he fell in love with Elena and changed for her even though in the end she chose his brother over him, I'll choose you Damien. I love Justin becuase he is human and a genuine good guy. He's a hero even though in the end Maggie has to fight the Demon on her own he is always there to help her in any way he can.  He's reliable and he has the best major EVER!! Oh and Prince Char from Ella Enchanted talk about your Prince Charming, that's my kind of man. Those are my paranormal crushes, I have others that are not from Paranormal books but still very yummy. 

Follow Friday #4

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View, her featured blog this week is Ruby of Ruby's Reads make sure you check her out and don't forget to follow follow follow.

FF featured question: What is your favorite romance hero-type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

I can't help but fall for the bad boys who end up being good. The strong ones that show up suddenly to save your life because they really love you even though you were just telling them you hated them like 5 minutes before. It's the guy that comes off as an ass, who is rough around the edges, who has a tough hard outer shell, who doesn't seem to be bothered by anything you throw at him or have any weaknesses, the guy you immediately write off as the bad guy because he pretty much is that is until, because he loves you he allows you to see that he's not as tough as he acts, that he really is a good guy and that he does have a That is my favorite romantic-hero ::sigh::

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday #6: Desires of the Dead (THe Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting

Goodreads Summary: "The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

Violet can sense the echoes of those who've been murdered—and the matching imprint that clings to their killers. Only those closest to her know what she is capable of, but when she discovers the body of a young boy she also draws the attention of the FBI, threatening her entire way of life.

As Violet works to keep her morbid ability a secret, she unwittingly becomes the object of a dangerous obsession. Normally she'd turn to her best friend, Jay, except now that they are officially a couple, the rules of their relationship seem to have changed. And with Jay spending more and more time with his new friend Mike, Violet is left with too much time on her hands as she wonders where things went wrong. But when she fills the void by digging into Mike's tragic family history, she stumbles upon a dark truth that could put everyone in danger."

This second installment of Derting's spine-tingling, unique series will be available February 15th (Yay!!).  I suggest, if you haven't already, that you read the first installment, The Body Finder first, it's a great quick read. (p.s. aren't the covers gorgeous? love it!)

Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #4: The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver

"Beck walked to the kitchen while guzzling the last of soda. The glass bottle landed in the recycling bin with a rattle. When he returned, his right eyebrow crooked upward. 'Not fair? If you want fair, Princess, don't be a trapper.'"
page 177

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Happy Birthday Jules Gabriel Verne

One of the greatest Science-Fiction writers of all time was born today February 8, 1828. Verne's books not only pioneered the Science-Fiction genre but changed the world, NASA used his calculations in From the Earth to the Moon to get a man into space.

Want to learn more about this Frenchman and see exactly what books he has written check out his Goodreads profile.

"We are of the opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read."
Jules Verne (A Journey to the Center of the Earth)

Happy Birthday Jules Verne

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Book Blogger Hop #2

Feature Question: "What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

Well I just finished My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent and it was amazing! Can not wait for the next installment. Anyhoo the reason I started to read the Soul Screamers series was because I wanted to read about a different type of supernatural being from the usual vampires and werewolves then bean sidhes. I keep reading the series because I've fallen in love with the characters and their world, just like all the series I read, I get very emotionally involved with the characters. I just started The Demon Trapper's Daughter (Demon Trappers #1) by Jana Oliver, it's a new series and since many of the series I have been reading are ending it's always good to get involved with a new one, also it's the whole humans vs supernatural, which I love.

Book Blogger Hop

BBH is weekly meme that last from Friday to Monday hosted by Crazy For Books

Waiting on Wedneday #5: The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch Chronicles #1) by Karen Mahoney

Goodreads description:
"Freak. That's what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna's own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect."

This first installment in a much anticipated series will be available for all February 8th. Can't wait!!

Waiting on Wednesdays is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Teaser Tuesday #3: My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent

"These are the people in your corner. So I suggest you all find a way to get along. I have a feeling someday your lives are going to depend on it." - Harmony
Page 342

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Friday, February 4, 2011

TGIF = Thank Goodness It's February

I know I have been absent this week, I apologize for being non-existant but January literally kicked my booty. Depression from too much snow and below 20 temps, work drama out the wazoo, I threw my back out, my car died in the middle of a busy high way during Friday rush hour traffic, basically 2011 has roared in like a lion ripping and tearing at my life. Things seem to have calmed down, although I'm not getting my hopes up.

Anyhoo, I should have my memes up tomorrow (since we are supposed to get more ice and snow) and I'll do my best to get the Sunday Funday post up but I've literally missed all my shows this week, except for Supernatural (The bright sunny moment of a very dark and angry couple of weeks) my Winchester boys make me smile.

So one last time sorry for falling off the face of the earth for a week, I'm still here, cross your fingers that February goes much better than January did.

Happy Firday Everyone :o)