Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm on Facebook!

Well, my blog is now on Facebook :) I just made my own blog page on it. Not entirely pleased with the profile picture, but I did make it myself, and I am liking it :)

It would mean so so so much to me if my followers on here could like my facebook page as well. <3

In My Mailbox #12

I didn't get that many books this week. But I did get a few :D But oh, I ordered so so so many books this week.. (A) Can't wait to get all of those :D What did you get this week?



Percy Jackson Box Set These books seems awesome. And I now have all 5. Can't wait to read them :)
The Power of Six I really liked I Am Number Four, but I haven't read this yet. Now I can, though :)
Breaking Dawn: The Score Well, I do have all the other soundtracks and scores ;) Needed this too.
Poison Study This seems like an interesting book. And now I have it :D Can't wait to read it.

In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme made by The Story Siren :)

Goodbye 2011

Today is the end of 2011. This has been an amazing year. But also a bad one. I turned 18 in May, and on my 18th Birthday I got to see Robert Pattinson in person, at the Water for Elephants premiere in London :) That was the best part of 2011.

On that same day, Divergent by Veronica Roth came out. I didn't know of it yet, though. But I did read it in May, so I wasn't so far behind :D And Divergent was the best book I have ever read. <3 Can't wait for 2012, when the sequel comes out :D Dying to read that one.

2011 was an amazing book year. I started really reading books in August 2010, when I started with The Hunger Games. Then The Mortal Instruments. But I didn't read any other books until 2011, and oh, I have read so so so many amazing books. Not all the books I have wanted to read though, but those I'll get to in 2012 ;)

I don't know what else to say. Only that 2011 was a great year, but I'm hoping 2012 will be even better :) Especially since I am going to Orlando, Florida in July :D Oh, and all those amazing books coming out. <3

I also wanted to thank you all for following me, and for reading my blog. And thank you to the few of you that takes the time to comment :) It means the world to me. I have also had an amazing Christmas, and I am hoping you did too. And I wish you all a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #11

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

ARISE (Hereafter #2) BY TARA HUDSON

Goodreads Description:

Amelia—still caught between life and death—must fight for every moment of her relationship with the human boy Joshua. They can hardly even kiss without Amelia accidentally dematerializing. Looking for answers, they go to visit some of Joshua’s Seer relatives in New Orleans. But even in a city so famously steeped in the supernatural, Amelia ends up with more questions than answers…and becomes increasingly convinced that she and Joshua can never have a future together.

Wandering through the French Quarter, Amelia meets other in-between ghosts, and begins to seriously consider joining them. And then she meets Gabrielle. Somehow, against impossible odds, Gaby has found a way to live a sort of half-life...a half-life for which Amelia would pay any price.

Torn between two worlds, Amelia must choose carefully, before the evil spirits of the netherworld choose for her.


Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: June 5th 2012 by Harper Collins Children's Books 
Pre-Order it here.

I blogged about this book some months ago, when the cover was revealed. And today I am posting about it again :) As my Waiting on Wednesday. Because, oh, am I waiting for this book. I LOVED Hereafter so, so much, and I am DYING to read this. Can't wait to figure out more about the ghost part. And I want more love. And just more of everything. Oh, how I want this book.
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My biggest wish.

My biggest wish is to get an ARC of Insurgent by Veronica Roth when it comes out. The first book, Divergent, is the best book I have ever read. It is the book I love the most. The one I cherish above all. And, well, I am dying to read Insurgent. I can't wait to read more about everything. More about the world, more about the people. And more of the beautiful writing.

It is my biggest wish to get an ARC of it. Because I already know how much it will hurt me when everyone get it, and read it, and I won't. It makes me want to move to America; just so that I might have a tiny bit bigger chance at getting it :) But I can't do that. And I can't convince the publisher or any bloggers to give me a copy.

I just wanted to write this, so that you all know what I wish for. And why I am going to be so upset in some weeks when it comes out. Until today, I had a tiny tiny tiny hope that I would get one, since I emailed the publisher in October, and he said they would consider my request. But then I found out there was a new contact person, and she told me I won't get it :\

I kind of want to just disappear until May 1st, when it comes out :) But oh, I can't do that either. It's just.. I want this book more than anything. And I would have survived the waiting until May, (maybe), if only there weren't any ARCs. But I am also kind of glad that there will be. Even if I won't get one. (Uhm, maybe not THAT happy about it) But still :)

I kind of love sharing my feelings, and I am sorry if this bored you. And if it didn't make any sense at all. I just wanted to share. Thank you.

Top Ten Tuesday #4 - Favorite Books I Read in 2011

 This week's topic is Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in 2011







1. Divergent by Veronica Roth.
My review.




 
 



 2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.
My review.









3. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.
My review.







 

4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.
My review.







5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
My review.









6. Legend by Marie Lu.
My review.








7. Hourglass by Myra McEntire.
My review.









8. The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.
My review.








9. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.
My review.









10. Blood Red Road by Moira Young.
My review.









11. Hereafter by Tara Hudson.
My review.








12. Eve by Anna Carey.
My review.









13. Wither by Lauren DeStefano.
My review.







 

 
14. Delirium by Lauren Oliver.
My review.









15. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.
My review.






This list was very hard to make. So I added a few more books to it :D This isn't even all my favorites. I have even more that I love. But these are on the top :) And also, I still have so many books to read that might make my list. Guess those will be on my list for next year, then :D I hope you all have had an amazing Christmas, and that you are enjoying the Holiday :) Have you entered my International Christmas Giveaway yet? <3
What is on your list? :)

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Review: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

I kind of loved this book. But because it was a bit hard to read in the beginning, it only gets a four star (A) But oh, it is a good four star. I wanted this book because of the beautiful cover, and well, the summary did sound awesome as well ;)

The story is very interesting. And the plot is kinf of amazing. I didn't really love the setting of Hell, but I didn't hate it, either :) I liked all the characters; except for a few obvious ones. Daphne was amazing. Loved her. Even though she didn't feel too much in most of the book. But that's okay; I still loved her :D

And oh. Truman. Loved him the most. Although kind of hating the name (A) lol. Have just never heard of it before. Truman was so.. broken. More broken than I have ever read before. But oh, that just made me love him even more. I can't help it; I love the broken boys :) But he was also beautiful, kind, honest and just amazing. And so much more.

I also really liked Raymie :D Don't won't to spoil her for you, but she is awesome. This book reminded me a whole lot of a few other books that I love, but I guess that couldn't be helped ;p I really did like those parts, though :D

Don't want to say much more about this book. Other than that you all must read it :) Because it is amazing. And a must read. And even though it was a bit hard to get into at first, after a little while it gets so worth it.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

In My Mailbox #11 - Christmas Edition

First I will tell you all about the books I got in the mail this week. Then I am showing you what books I got in Christmas gifts :D I hope you all have/had an amazing Christmas. <3
What did you get this week?



Lauren Kate 'Fallen' Box Set I have not read these books yet, and oh, this box set is so pretty. <3
Spellbound I have wanted to read this book for a long time now, so I finally bought it :)
The Replacement This book seems very good. And now I can finally read it :D
Shattered Souls I won this from Rachel over at Fiktshun :D Seems like an great book.
Tangled Bonus Version CD I already had this one, but it was on sale; so I needed another one (A)
The Sleepwalkers I read this book months ago on NetGalley, but I didn't own my own copy :)
The Scorpio Races Since my first one arrived damaged, I got a new one. And this is perfect. <3
The Scorpio Races Signed Edition! :D So awesome. And pretty. Bought a second one as well ;p
Breaking Dawn Movie Companion Got two of this. So pretty. <3
Eclipse Special Edition Well.. I like Special Editions (A) And I have the New Moon one as well :)
A Discovery of Witches This paperback is too small to read :( Must most likely buy another one ;p
Variant This seems like an awesome book. Can't wait to read it :)

That is everything I got this week, before Christmas :) And now everything I got in gifts :D


The Body Finder + Desires of The Dead Loved these books, but I did not own them in hardback :D
Firelight + Vanish These books seems awesome. I can't wait to read them :)
Hex Hall + Demonglass These seem interesting. Excited to read them :)
The Near Witch Really liked this book, and now I have my own hardcover copy ;)
The Space Between This seems awesome! So, so excited to read it. It will be my next read ;D
Liesl & Po This seems like a really cute book. Can't wait to read it :)
Dearly, Departed Loved this book. Glad to have my own hardcover copy of it :)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone This book is supposed to be amazing. Excited to read it :)

In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme made by The Story Siren :)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Winner announced here.

I have decided to have a Christmas Giveaway. The prize will be a book for less than $10 over at The Book Depository. This giveaway is open to EVERYONE that can have books shipped to them from the book depo :)

How do you win? By making a comment on this post. And by following me via GFC. That is a must. And also, please leave a way for me to contact you :) Not having any extra entries, but sharing the word would be nice :)

This giveaway ends on December 31st. And the winner will be announced and contacted on January 1st.
Have a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone :)


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #10

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

ONCE (Eve #2) BY ANNA CAREY

Goodreads Description:

Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?

Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.
 

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 3rd 2012 by HarperCollins
Pre-Order it here.

I LOVED Eve. And I am so, so excited for this book. Since, well, Eve did not really end well. Hih :) But oh, I have high hopes for this book. <3 Can't wait to find out more about everything. And oh, I really hope there is more romance. But then, I do think the book will be great, either way :)
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #3

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings

1. Envy by Gregg Olsen.
2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor.
3. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff.
4. Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver.
5. Firelight by Sophie Jordan.
6. Vanish by Sophie Jordan.
7. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel.
8. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.
9. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff.
10. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz.

PS: Does it still count when I know I will get them all? (A) Hopes so :D Hih. <3 This is my list. Although I do wish for more books; but those I must buy myself after Christmas sometime :) I didn't do a Top Ten Tuesday last week, because I wasn't home. And I wasn't quite sure what books I should put on that list (A) I am going to try each week to do a Top Ten Tuesday; when it is a topic that I can do :)
What are on your list?

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

In My Mailbox #10

I didn't get many books this week, but I did get a lot of other things ;) And I also got most of my Christmas present books. But those are waiting until next week :)
What did you get this week?


Avatar Box Set I needed this. Awesome blu-ray box, with a very pretty figure as well :)
Harry Potter Box Set This ended up very, very expensive. But so worth it. Gorgeous.
Starcrossed I have not read this book yet, since I was a bit worried, but it does seem good :)
Across the Universe Such a pretty paperback. <3 Something I really needed ;)
Happy Feet Soundtrack Love the movie, and wanted the soundtrack :)
Settling Bookmarks Signed bookmarks I got from the author :D
Breaking Dawn Birthday Party Merchandise I bought from ebay. <3 Which I bought even more of after I got it, because it is so so so beautiful. Hih.

In My Mailbox is an amazing weekly meme made by The Story Siren :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Title Reveal: Book 3 in the Across the Universe Trilogy by Beth Revis

I loved Across the Universe. And I can not wait to read A Million Suns in January. And I am already excited about the third book, which now has a name. It comes out Januray 10th 2013. That does seem like forever, but I am hoping book two won't end too badly :) Anyway, Beth revealed the name of book 3 yesterday on her blog and on facebook. And here it is:


And oh my god! I LOVE IT! I fits so well with the other two books. And it is just so.. pretty. I can't wait to see the cover for it ;) And read the summary, when that comes out :D You can add the book to your to-read list over at goodreads. "The title and plot of this book are currently a secret."
What do you think of the title?

Book Recommendation: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater


I finished reading this book for the second time today. Read it for the first time about three weeks ago. And already I want to read it again. Because, yes, it is that good. The story is freaking amazing, and the characters are so great, and the writing is amazing. This book has everything.

I am recommending this book because I want you all to read it. I believe you will all fall in love with it, as well. I don't want to give away anything, just letting you know that Scorpio Races is a must read :)

I have never really liked horses, but after reading this book, I want my own Water Horse more than anything. Preferably with Sean Kendrick with it ;)

You can see my review for it here. And my teaser for it here. And you can buy it here. Or visit the Goodreads page here.


Update: Newer and better review of the book can be found here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #9

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

A MILLION SUNS (Across the Universe #2) BY BETH REVIS

Goodreads Description:

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.


In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: January 10th 2012 by Razorbill
Pre-Order it here.

I finally got to read Across the Universe a few days ago, and I loved it so much. I am kind of happy it took me so long though, because now I don't have to wait forever until the next one :D And oh, I am so excited for A Million Suns. I expect it to be amazing. Just like AtU. <3 Can't wait to find out more about Elder and Amy. I adore Elder. And I really, really wish for more romance :)
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #5

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I'm not really reading anything right now, since I am spending all day this Tuesday in a hospital, but I am going to be re-reading The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater next :) So I wanted to share one of my favorite teasers from it. If you have not read this book, then you must read it! It is simply amazing. So, so good. What are you reading?



"Sean," I say, and he turns. I take his chin and kiss his lips, hard.
I'm reminded, all of a sudden, of that first day on the beach, when I pulled his head from the water.
"For luck," I say to his startled face. ~ page 365

And another one that I love.

I say, "I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick."
Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, "It's late for that, Puck."

Saturday, December 10, 2011

In My Mailbox #9

This week was a great book week. Got lots of awesome books :D And a few magazines. I also ordered a whole bunch of books for myself for Christmas, but those won't come in a IMM until after Christmas :)
What did you get this week?

Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire Lots of people love this series, so I wanted to give it a try :)
Clockwork Prince I got this copy three weeks ago as well, but I needed a un-read one :)
Across the Universe I have already read it, reviewed it, and loved it. <3
Teen Now This I wanted because of the awesome poster. I now have three copies. So pretty (A)
His Dark Materials I only had these in Norwegian, and I want to read them in English. Seem great :)
Shiver, Linger & Forever I bought because I loved Scorpio Races. And these seems AMAZING. <3
The Scorpio Races I needed this. I love this book. Such a pretty paperback cover :)
People This I bought because of the pretty Breaking Dawn/Robert Pattinson pictures inside :)
The Gathering I loved this book, but I did not own a hardcover US edition :)
The Scorpio Races Oh. Such a pretty pretty book, but it was damaged :\ Getting a new one, though :)


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I finally got to read this amazing book. And it was amazing. So, so amazing. Although I do wish it could have been longer. But I guess that's what sequels are for :D

The book is just so pretty; the hardcover. The Godspeed on the cover is stunning. Must buy a copy that I will not read. And the story is awesome. It held me captivated from the beginning. I would look at the pages, and see that I had gotten so far in reading, but hours had passed. Loved it.

I loved that there are two different POV in it. I loved knowing Elder's thoughts. Loved his POV the most. And I just adored him. So sweet, and cute. Wish for more of that in A Million Suns.
For the most part I loved Amy. Mostly. Wish she could have just realized that a life with Elder is not so bad. I, at least, would have found it to be amazing (A)

I also liked the other characters. Mostly. Kind of. I liked Harley :) But that one ended bad. Didn't like that he made Elder jealous. But he was sweet. And.. uhm. I did not like Eldest or Doc. And I hated hearing about Jason. Just so you know :D

It hurt, in the beginning. Knowing how they all got frozen down. It sounded so painful. But I also liked that Beth did describe it. I like knowing. I really liked the mystery of it all. I just loved everything. But oh, I HATED a part in the middle. Hated it. But also understood it. Sort of. Although it would have been better if it wasn't there (A)

And oh, I am very worried about what will happen next. I am hoping for a lot of romance, which I think there will be. But I am worried about the ship's future. And their future. I do have hope, however :D

I do not want to spoil this amazing book for you, so you just have to pick it up and read it yourself. Because it is worth it.


Goodreads
- Buy it


Update: Newer and better review of the book can be found here.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #8

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

GIRL OF NIGHTMARES (Anna #2) BY KENDARE BLAKE

Goodreads Description:

In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.






Hardcover
, 304 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2012 by Tor Teen
Pre-Order it here.

I want this book so so so much. I ADORED Anna Dressed in Blood. It was so amazing. But oh, it ended kind of bad. Which is making me want this book so much faster. It seems like it will be just as amazing as Anna was. So excited for it! :D And have you seen this amazing cover? It is BEYOND stunning. <3
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Oh, how I wish I was reading a book today. But, well, I'm not. I am waiting for my copy of Across the Universe to get in the mail; and it did not arrive today. But that means it will get here in just a couple of days. So even though I am not reading it right now, my teaser is from Across the Universe by Beth Revis :) What are you reading?



This is the secret of the stars,
I tell myself. In the end, we are alone.
No matter how close you seem, no one else can touch you. ~ page 390

Top Ten Tuesday #2

This week's topic is Childhood Favorites.

1. Cirque Du Freak by Darren Shan.
3. The Vampire's Assistant by Darren Shan.
5. Tunnels of Blood by Darren Shan.
7. Vampire Mountain by Darren Shan.
8. Trials of Death by Darren Shan.
9. The Vampire Prince by Darren Shan.
10. The Haunted School by R.L. Stine.

Hmm. This topic was a bit hard for me. Since I didn't really read books when I was younger. I am 18 now, and I started reading more when I was 15. But I did read The Darren Shan Saga before that :D There are 12 books, but all could not fit ;p And I read Harry Potter 5, 6 and 7. Didn't read the other ones before a couple of years ago. I don't remember much about The Haunted School, but I do remember reading it a lot when I was in school. The books I have added here I read in Norwegian :)
What did you read?

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish :)