Friday, March 23, 2012

And the winner is...

From now on I am going to be sending the winner an e-mail so when they win, so I am sure they know that they won. But anyway, the winner of this months giveaway was Vicky B!

The book of your choice will be headed your way soon, and to everyone else, thank you so much for participating in my giveaway!

As for the next giveaway, it will be up pretty soon. I am going to London during easter so I might just get something to giveaway then, making next months giveaway a little bit more exciting, what do you think?

Until next time - happy reading,

Monday, March 19, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Release Date: 31, Januar, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (imprint of HarperCollins)
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 374
Series: Newsoul #1
Format: Hardback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge, Debut Author Challenge

New soul: Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
No soul: Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Heart: Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
First sentence: "I wasn't reborn."
When I first heard about the book the concept of reincarnation really facinated me, and when I got it in the mail after ordering it, I immidiatly started reading it. It's one of those book that I just had to read right now. And truthfully, I loved it. The story was so nice, I loved the characters, the plot, the writing, everything.

The best part about the whole novel was the romance between Ana and Sam, it developed so nicely and it was just so cute, I loved it. Sam is just amazing, I love him! (for some reason I just love any male character named Sam, if I ever write a book, there will deffinitly be a Sam..) 
Anyway, Ana is also a great character and I loved her development throughout the book, it was so nicely done, and very realistic I think. She was just such an amazing heroin, I really enjoyed her character.

The plot was also great, I liked the story a lot, and looking back at it after reading it, the parts I didn't enjoy as much when reading it is the parts I appriciate the most now, because they provided a lot of insight into the different characters. 

The whole book is very well written, I enjoyed Jodi's writing style a lot, her language is very nice and I also loved the dialog in the book. I am very impressed by this novel, and for it being her first book, I thought it was very good.

I really liked it:
Until next time - happy reading ♥,

A short update..

Hey Guys,
I just wanted to tell you that I will announce the winner of the giveaway really soon, probobly sometime later today or tomorrow. The review for Incarnate by Joci Meadows will also be up soon. School is really busy right now, but I am trying to get back to reading.

Other than that, who's excited for the Hunger Games this week?!

I am. I can't wait!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher:  Delacorte Press (imprint of Random House)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. 

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. 

First Sentence: "Enders gave me the creeps."

I loved this book. The world building, the plot and the characters were all fantastic. I can understand why it is said that Lissa Price is a best selling author in the making, and after reading this book, I am sure you'll see why too. This book was just amazing.

First off the world building, it's great. There is no other way to describe it. It is inventive and set up in s very nice way. It is done in a way that keeps the story interesting, you are always discovering something new about this dystopian universe Lissa Price has created.

Second, the plot: oh, where do I start? It is AMAZING! The twists, the mystery, the romance, the constant suspense, it's all there throughout the whole book. The story is great, the twists in the plot are so good, they always keep you at the edge of your seat. 

Third, the characters: They are all wonderfully written characters, they are believable and you grow to enjoy them more and more. The main character Callie is a very strong female character which I really enjoyed. She is motherly and protective when it comes to the people around her. It is very clear that she had to grown up very fast after her parents died and has therefore become very responsible. She is a wonderful character, she has all the qualities of a great heroin.

Fourth, the writing: I really enjoyed Lissa's writing style, it's fast paced and very well written. The dialog is amazing and it is perfectly divided between action, thought and dialog, which I loved. 

Overall this book was amazing, I loved every single page and I could not put is down for the life of me. It is definitely a book worth reading if you like mystery and dystopian novels. Or if you just like reading in general. I have a feeling that this will be a book everyone will be raving about in the near future. Because for me at least it's up on the list next to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It is definitely a favorite.

I loved it/it was amazing: 
Until next time - happy reading ♥,

Friday, March 2, 2012

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Release Date: 22, Oktober, 1999
Publisher: Square Fish (imprint of Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 198
Format: Paperback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

First sentence: "It is my first morning of High School."

Every time I finish one of Lauries books I am left with amazement. Because she gets to me. This book was no diferent. I thought the book was very good, it's written and told in a way that makes it very realistic. I feel that it is written more like a streem of conciouns than anything else. The writing is great and it fits the character of Melinda. 

The subject that is braught up in the book is very serious and that is part of the reason why I thought it was so good. I like reading books like this because they're very different from the genres I usually read, I feel that I learn something, and through this book I did. It is a very sad book, and at points I felt almost sick because of how horrible Melinda had it. 

The characters in the book were well written, though the only character we really got to know was Melinda. The plot was good, and very important. I think books like this one are important. They shed light on things you don't think about everyday, but things that are happening to people out there, serious things. 

This book is definitly worth reading, it is a powerful book and I can see why it has been nominated for so many awards.

I really liked it:

Until next time - happy reading ♥,