Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #55

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


Goodreads Description:

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Simon Pulse
Pre-Order here.

I need this book. I really need it. Right now, please? <3 I loved her first book; Keeper of the Lost Cities so much. And I need to read this book. YA. Romance. Amazing plot. Perfect cover. Sigh. I really need this book. It will be epic. I'm so sure that I will love it :) But oh. So long until it releases..
What are you waiting for?

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: Elegy by Tara Hudson

Today I'm sharing the cover of Elegy by Tara Hudson with you all :D This is the third book in the Hereafter series. I love this series. It's about ghosts. And it's pretty awesome ;) Also, the romance is good. Even though it's all just heartbreak in the second book. But the third.. the third will be perfect. I just know it :) Cannot wait to read Elegy. <3 It will be amazing. Anyway! I adore this cover :D It's perfect. The colors are so pretty. And I love the tagline. So sweet. And gah. Cannot wait for this book :) Elegy will come out on June 4th in the US, and July 4th in the UK. Sigh. I cannot wait. <3 :) Summary after the cover will spoil the first two books. Just so you know ;) Also, you must read them.
What do you think of the cover?

A stalker ghost, misguided Seers, and spellbinding wraiths—Amelia Ashley has faced them all. Now her greatest hope is to spend the rest of her afterlife with her living boyfriend, Joshua. But the demonic forces return to give her an ultimatum: turn herself over to the darkness or watch them murder one living person per week until she does.

Amelia fears she might really be doomed, until the forces of light give her another option. She can join them in their quest to gather souls, with a catch: Once she joins them, she can never see Joshua again.

Faced with impossible choices, Amelia decides to take her afterlife into her own hands—and fight back.

My review of Hereafter. My review of Arise.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

This book broke me. It really did. I thought the first book; The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was amazing. This one was even better. Wished the romance had been more, but it's also kind of better in this sequel. The plot at least is so much better. And I loved it in the first book. It is also just as confusing. But somehow I think I managed to understand it all. Even though it is a bit heartbreaking. And the ending. My god. The ending is bad. And cruel. And awful. And kind of perfect. It has made my dying for book three. Thank god there will be one. So much left that we need get to know :) Plus, I need more Noah.

I will do my best not to spoil the plot in this book. I will not spoil anything. At least, not anything that is important :) But it will be spoilery for the first book; The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. So if you still haven't read it, then don't read further, please. I will be spoiling this one thing, but then, if you have read the first chapter then you already know. And yeah, since it happens in the first chapter it doesn't really spoil much at all :) And I need to talk about it. I really really do. And you need to read it ;p

This book starts right where the first one ended; a day later. Mara has just seen that Jude is alive. And there. Then this book starts with her waking up at a psych unit. She's been committed there by her parents because she acted a bit crazy there at the police station after seeing Jude. They didn't believe her. Because they are pretty sure Jude is dead. Considering his hands were found after the accident. Mara is not happy with that. Neither am I. She doesn't stay there for long though; just a few days.

The story in these books are amazing. It truly is. It's unique and special. And mysterious. And it fucks with your mind. But in a good way. Once you have a chance to really think about it ;p I won't say much about the plot in this amazing book. But I will speak some of it. Most of this book takes place in a mental hospital. Well, many different ones, to be honest. They all broke my heart. More than anything. She isn't alone, though. Not really. There is Noah. And Jamie. And lots of other stuff.

I hated that Mara's mother was capable of that. Getting her daughter committed. Because she didn't believe her when she told the truth. Didn't believe her when she said Jude was alive. I hated her mother for that. I truly did. And people said they liked her more.. goddamn. I did not. At all. While I might be able to understand her a tiny bit at times, I still don't understand why she would not listen to Mara at all. Damn it. I can't stand it if she doesn't change early in the next book. She must. Please?

There is a lot of reasons for why Mara ends up at psych units. I won't name them. But god. It is so awful. My heart was pounding through the whole book. It still is. This book really did break me. It's just so heartbreaking. Goddamn it. But I also loved it. Very much. While I hated that Mara were at those places, I did like that Jamie was there as well. Had missed him. Plus, he's totally awesome. And Noah. Sigh. Noah need to be everywhere. I adore him. He changes a bit, but for the better, I think.

Noah Shaw is still my favorite character in this series. He's just perfect. Perfectly broken. He's still the sweetest and kindest and most loving. But he's also more real, in a way. And so broken. We get to know him a lot more. And I loved that. He's more vulnerable, and I loved that. But I did hate that Mara was too busy with herself and her trouble to notice that Noah suffers as well. Just as much as she does. Maybe. She should have seen that. Sniffs. I just love Noah so much. Loved getting to know him.

There is some hot make-out sessions in this book. They are perfect. Well, okay, there isn't that many. Were too little romance, to me. But there is still a lot of romance. And it's more real. And it's more perfect. And I loved it so much. Just wished it had been more, that Mara hadn't been so damn afraid of it. Maybe in book three. It must be in book three. Yes? Anyway. I loved that Noah was broken in this book. Made him more perfect. More loveable. But it also broke my heart so much more. *Sobs.*

I did like Mara in this book. I think. Some things annoyed me. Like, why did she not hate her mother? I would have. So much. But Mara's still a great character. She's kind and sweet. But she's also gullible, like Noah points out. That's a bit annoying. But still. I do like her a lot. I also love her brothers. Joseph and Daniel. They are awesome. Liked Daniel more in this book. But also wish she could have talked to him. Told him what was really happening. Told him about her and what happened.

Anyway. There is amazing characters in this book. There truly is. I actually loved getting to know some of the characters at the institution. Well, some I hated. But I did love a few of them :) Hated the goddamn doctor. She was so creepy. And cruel. Like when Noah and Mara broke into her office, and looked at her computer.. *shudders.* Makes me worried about the sequel. Very worried. But also excited. Then there is Jude. HATED him. Won't say more than that. Just, he's an asshole.

We get to know a bit more about Mara and Noah's powers in this book. Not much, but a bit. We also get to know that there is others that also have powers. I liked that a lot. Cannot wait to read more about that. Sigh. The story in this book was so perfect. And heartbreaking. So many awful things happen. A few good things. But mostly heartbreaking. I even cried in this book. Many times. There is a lot of mystery. And suspense. And scary parts. Amazing romance. Perfect plot. Perfect characters.

Truly, this book could not have been any better. (Okay, I would have liked more romance, but I'm pleased with it.) There is so many things happening in The Evolution of Mara Dyer. So many horrible things. So few good things. But it was all perfect. I didn't spoil anything, I hope, so I very much hope you'll read this book. I promise you will love it. It is a perfect sequel. So much amazing. I kind of suck at describing how much I loved this book. But still. You must read it. Right now! <3

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Book Recommendation: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

It's been about a year since I first read this book. I loved it then. And now that I finally got the sequel, I needed to re-read this amazing book. And I loved it so much, still. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is a special book. It's a bit unique, but also kind of normal, in a way. The writing is a bit weird for me, because I have this thing about writing, but I did love the difference between the writing in this book and in other books. I did enjoy it too. The plot is amazing. Truly amazing. And the characters is perfect.

I say they are perfect, but mostly they are perfectly flawed. And that's even better. I like my characters that way :) I'm unsure what genre this book is. Fantasy? Paranormal? Maybe it's both. Some pretty awesome things happen in it. Some not normal things. But they also happen in a normal world, with normal people. And I loved that. It's unique and it's amazing. It's done really well. And I enjoyed it very much. The story is just perfect. I won't spoil anything. Just some of the hotness of Noah ;)

I can't really talk much about the plot. Even though I think it would be impossible for me to really spoil what happens, since it's really complicated. But anyway. This book is about Mara Dyer. Who is pretty amazing, if I do say so. She has just been in an accident; which killed her best friend, her asshole boyfriend and his sister. But she wasn't hurt. She can't remember anything that happened at all. This book centers around her and what happened that night. It is a perfect mystery.

While The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer is pretty long, 450 pages, it's a very easy read in a way. I read one hundred pages in one hour. That's pretty awesome, I think :) I'm glad this was a long book, though. Because there is so much happening at all times. And everything needed to happen. Just wished it had been longer. But that's what sequels are for ;) This book has it all. Mystery. Suspense. Scary parts. Sexy parts. A pretty hot romance. Some action scenes. Alligators. It really is amazing.

I'm not sure what else I can say about the plot. We get to know what really happened at the night of the accident. And it's horrible and perfect all at once. It's so exciting to read about; to experience it along with Mara. And Noah. This book isn't all mystery, though. We get to know Mara a lot. And her family. And people she goes to school with. It's all very good. Sigh. I'm not sure what else to say about this story ;) Just that it's perfect and mysterious and it never ends. It's so incredible.

The main character, Mara, is amazing. I loved her. She's snarky; which I don't really enjoy much, but I loved it about her. She's kind and loving. She's protective of those she loves. She also has a pretty perfect family. Okay, they are a bit screwed up about some things, but I loved that about them all. Mara believes she's crazy. And in most of the book I almost believed so too. It's hard to see what's real and what's not real. But on my third read of this book it was a lot easier to know it all ;) lol.

I adore Mara's family. Joseph. Daniel. And her mom and dad. Okay, I didn't really love her mom a lot. She annoyed me. But people say she's better in the sequel :) Joseph, Mara's 12 year old brother, was amazing. He was just adorable. Didn't get to see him too much, but I loved him :) He felt younger, though. And Daniel. I liked Daniel. Perfect older brother ;p I don't have any brothers so I don't know what it's like. But yeah. Mara's brothers seemed amazing, and I would have loved to have them :)

Then there is Noah Shaw. The love interest in this book. He truly is perfect. And broken. With daddy issues. lol. He was amazing. Extremely hot, flirty, and so kind and loving. He's kind of a man-whore. Well, okay, maybe not really, since lots seems to be rumors. But I did love that about him. Because Noah deserves to be wanted. And loved. He truly does. He's just the kindest. Well, to those he likes ;) There is a lot of sexual tension in this book. And no kissing for almost 400 pages. That sucked. But I still loved it a whole lot. Hoping it will be resolved in book two ;) But doubting it. Oh, well. Book three then :D

Mara also has a best friend, that she gets in school. Jamie. I adored him. He said some silly stuff, but I did like that about him ;p He's a great gay best friend. Hoping there is lots more of him in the next book. There must be. Because Mara and Jamie's friendship was really sweet. A lot of this book is in school. Normally I hate that. But I did enjoy it in this book :) Hated this on teacher; Morales. Kind of loved what happened to her. But also not really. Was a bit awful. But also exciting, and that's important.

There is some other characters in this book. Some I loved. Some I hated. We also get to learn a bit about Mara's friends that died. Like her best friend Rachel. She seemed so amazing. And I'm so sad that Mara lost her. But oh. I hated Mara's asshole boyfriend; Jude, and his sister Claire. They were not nice people. But I also enjoyed reading about them, if that makes any sense at all. But still. The character I liked the most was Noah. He's just perfect. And mysterious. Dying to get to know more about him :)

Some small things that I really ought to share with you all. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer ends with a horrible cliffhanger. A big one. Awful one. But if you still haven't read it, book two is now out, so you have nothing to fear :) Something I love. The covers. The cover for Unbecoming is perfect. It's gorgeous. And it also fits with the book. The cover for Evolution is a bit heartbreaking. But also so damn pretty. And I'm pretty sure it will fit with the book, in a scary way.. I guess we'll see ;)

There isn't really anything else I can say about this book. The writing is pretty awesome, the story is beyond amazing. The characters are all loveable. The romance is amazing. Need more of that. Now dying to read the sequel; which I will start tomorrow :) Worried about it. But also not, since I know some things already ;p Mostly just excited. I recommend you to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer because it is amazing. It truly is. And it is a book that I want everyone to read. So, yeah, do that :)

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer on Goodreads. Michelle Hodkin. The Evolution of Mara Dyer on Goodreads. My very old review of Mara Dyer. Buy them here. When I met Michelle here.

I adore the book trailers for book one and book two. They are perfect. Sigh.

A fanart that I made for The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. No stealing, please :) 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

In My Mailbox #52

I did not get as much this week as last week; but I did get some pretty awesome stuff, still :D And I'm really happy with it all. <3 Still haven't read much, though. I did read one book this week; a middle grade one. Which was pretty awesome :) Since I got The Evolution of Mara Dyer today I'm starting to re-read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer :) Really excited about that. <3 (Have already peeked at ending for book two, lol ;p) Anyway. I'm still having lots of missing mail, and I'm hoping it will show up soon.
What did you get this week?

Tangled Ever After book. First one was a bit ruined, so got a new one :) Sigh. It is just perfect.
Howl's Moving Castle Figure! This one really is perfect. It's gorgeous and amazing. Adore.
Castle in the Sky Figure! Another perfect figure. I love it. Bought both via Ebay :) Waiting for more ;p
The Evolution of Mara Dyer. Has peeked at ending. Cannot wait to read this book :D Really excited. <3
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. Gorgeous US paperback. Loves it. Re-reading hardback now :)
The Lost Prince. I did love this book a lot. This paperback is gorgeous! Plus! Immortal Rules 2 teaser!
Hysteria by Megan Miranda bookmarks. <3 I adore these. Got them from Miranda :) Perfect.
Stormdancer Bookmark. Signed! I love it. Ruined a lot by the mail, but still. I love.
Damn. Can't believe I forgot to talk about my Mortal Instruments Box Set :p I suck. Anyway!
The Mortal Instruments Box Set. Book 1-5 in hardcover. I own them already.. but, well, I'm kind of crazy when it comes to books I love. I ALWAYS need more than one copy. Also, gorgeous box set!

Breaking Dawn magazines. Got both in one via ebay. Kind of happy with them :) Pretty Rob. <3
Fever Moon. I still have not read this series by Karen. But I own the 5 books, so needed this :)
Jellicoe Road. A lot of people love this book. I hope I will too :D It does seem amazing.
Spirited Away comic book. The last one :) Hih. I now have two of each, there is five (A)
The Hobbit paperback. Sigh. I adore the LOTR movies. Dying for this movie. Must read books soon :)
Cinderella movie 2 and 3. Need to watch these soon ;) I did love the first one a lot. Lucifer! <3
Taylor Swift: Red. Perfect CD! I love this one a whole lot. Special edition, too :) Sigh. Adore Taylor.
Only Yesterday. I now almost own all the Studio Ghibli movies. Hih. Hope it's good, though ;)
Spirited Away. While I own this on DVD, this is the two disc edition. <3 Perfect movie. Perfect.
My Neighbours the Yamadas. This movie was so boring. Did not like it at all. Still, Studio Ghibli.
Pom Poko. I did enjoy this movie a bit ;) It was cute and the plot was great. Plus, sweet raccoons.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Cover Reveal: Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

Today I'm sharing the cover of Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris with you all. And it is gorgeous! This book is the sequel to Unraveling; a book that I loved a lot. I am dying to read Unbreakable! It will be amazing. Because the first book ends on such a big cliffhanger. And I'm so excited to see what happens next :) Plus, I need more of Janelle and Ben. <3 They are perfect together. The cover worries me a bit, though. Why is there two guys and two girls? Hopefully not a love square or triangle or something stupid like that :p Pretty please? I just want a book without a stupid love triangle. Anyway. I love the cover for this book! It fits well with the first one, plus it's just really pretty :) Cannot wait to own it. <3 Sigh. Is it April 23rd 2013 yet? :) Also. I do like the summary a lot :) Sigh. Just, lots of Ben, right?
What do you think of the cover?

Unbreakable begins four months after Janelle loses her best friend and watches the guy she loves walk out of her life. Though the world didn't end, the devastation of resources has drastically changed everyday life. Necessities like food and medicine have to be rationed and roads are slowly being rebuilt. Only in the last few weeks, Janelle has been focused on a new problem.

People are going missing--disappearing without a trace but leaving their only material possessions behind.

Summary 2. 

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben
is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet

I haven't read anything for more than two weeks. Then I suddenly noticed this book that I have had for many months. The Cabinet of Earths. And I wanted to read it right away. So glad I did. I was drawn to this book because of the cover. I really do love the cover :) It so pretty. And I adore middle grade books. I really do. They are just so magical and perfect. And this book is a very good middle grade book. Giving it four stars since I had a few issues, but mostly The Cabinet of Earths is perfect. And so amazing as well.

When I bought this book it was not a series. Thought it was a stand-alone. But yesterday, before I started reading this book, I learned there is a sequel coming out. And now that I have finished this amazing book, I am so thrilled that there is a sequel! I needs it. Because I loved this book. The story, most of the writing, and the perfect characters. I just need a lot more. And omg! Perfect name for the series. Hih. It says on Goodreads that it's called "Maya and Valko." It is perfect.
Sigh. I need. Hope there will be lots of books like this one :)

This is a special book. Love that it is a middle grade book. Because I adore those. And The Cabinet of Earths is done really well. At first I thought Maya's five year old brother, James, acted too old. Then I remembered my nephew who is less than three also seems very much older. So I can understand that :) I liked the writing in this book. I really did. I just had some trouble getting into it at first, because there is a lot of words. Many descriptions. But really, I didn't mind that much at all :)

Before I mention the amazing plot I'm going to talk a bit about the characters and their lives. Because those were the most important thing in this book, at least to me. The main character in this book is twelve year old Maya. She's pretty amazing. She and her family have just moved from California to Paris. She's not happy about it. But she couldn't resist her mom, who just got well from cancer. I liked her mom a lot. Felt sorry for her a lot as well, but she was a great character. Curious to see more.

Anyway. Maya is awesome. She's very kind and sweet. And protective of her little brother, even if she is jealous of him. There was one thing I didn't like about her, and that was that she was a bit dumb at times. Slow to get things. But then, she is only twelve. So I can't really blame her for that at all :) I also loved her little brother. James was amazing. Very cute as well. Like a little brother should be. Some things happened to him that I did not like. But also loved to read about. Sigh. Excited for book two :)

Then there is Valko. This boy that befriends Maya. He's amazing. I actually think he will be a love interest in book two. Well, he better be. They would be so cute together :) And Valko is very kind and amazing. Wish he had been in the book more. But then, the book isn't that long, so I didn't mind all that much :) Then there is Cousin Louise. I hated how forgettable she was. Felt so sorry for her. But I loved her as well. It made so much sense, with the plot and all. Plus, she's pretty awesome herself :)

There were a lot of characters in this book. I can't spell the names, though, so I won't say them all (A) lol. But there was this old man that I really liked. He was kind and sweet. Liked him a lot. Then there was this young handsome man with purple eyes. My god, I hated him. He was awful. Hated what he did. But I also loved it, cause I love plot's like that. Hih. He has a big part in the plot. Which is so good. Sigh. The story in this book is perfect, and that is sort of rare these days. Glad it was so good :)

I can't say much about the story in this book. I don't want to spoil it all. Because it isn't such a long book, and I want you to read it. I want you to love it like I do. So yeah, you should do that :) But also. The story in The Cabinet of Earths is amazing. Some things scared me. And creeped me out. Many things made me happy. Some things made me sad. I loved reading about the Cabinet. It was unique and special, and so damn amazing. We need to know some more about it in book two; Box of Gargoyles.

Anyway. I thought that The Cabinet of Earths was amazing! And I think you should read it too. It is sweet, mysterious and a bit creepy. I liked the ending a lot. Because it isn't really an ending. Sigh. I am DYING to read the sequel. Is it May yet? <3 Cannot wait for that. Hoping it will be just as good :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #54

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


Goodreads Description:

Aoife Grayson must face death to win back Dean—the love who was ripped from the Iron Lands of the living when he was shot in the arctic north. But getting to the Deadlands is something that Aoife can't do on her own. And if she can find a way there, Tremaine would surely never allow it. He has sworn to keep her in the Thorn Lands, the fairie home of her mother, Nerissa. But Aoife is determined to find her way out. And she has no trouble if that means she has to kill Tremain and his queen to do it.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. Pre-Order here.

Has been so long since I blogged about the cover reveal for this amazing book. I ADORE the cover! It is perfect. Fits well with the rest of the series :) I loved the first two books so much. They were perfect. Cannot wait for The Mirrored Shard! It will be perfect. I know it will. And the summary is so good. PS! Do not read if you haven't read book one and two. Huge spoilers. Still. You must read the first two books. They are so good. Writing perfect, story so good. Sigh. Dying for this book. <3 Need.
What are you waiting for?

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Walking Dead

There is a few series that I love. And one of them is The Walking Dead. I wanted to do a blog post about it, because I haven't done any reading for a while now. And I just finished re-watching season one and season two of The Walking Dead. Season three have just started; with episode 2 out. I'm thinking that season three will be the best season yet :) I'm blogging about this amazing series because I need you all to start watching it ;) But if you don't like a lot of graphic death, then you should not watch it. Because be aware that there is zombies in this show. And lots of death. And blood. And guts. It's awesome.

I actually enjoy horror and death. And The Walking Dead isn't just about zombies eating people. There is a lot of main characters in this show. We get to know them all. Well, most of them :) Some characters I really loved, some I really hated. Will talk a bit about them soon. This series has an amazing plot line. I won't spoil anything. Just a few little things. The Walking Dead is about zombies. They are suddenly everywhere. They hunt by sound, and if they bite or just scratch you, you will turn into one yourself. There is a lot of dead people in this show. I loved it. I'm just weird like that ;p

A lot of things happen in these 21 episodes so far. There is so many deaths. So many people who get eaten. It's bloody and quite graphic. But I did like it. Because it isn't really that bad. And the plot line really is amazing. And the characters make it worth it, in case you do mind all the death. Things happen in each episode. And I must say that the story is perfect. Well, okay, I might not have loved Lori and Shane at all. But they did need to be there, in a way. Made some drama. Who I did love, however, was Daryl. He is totally amazing. A bad boy. At first he's such an asshole. And I kind of loved that. But he does change. A bit. Maybe. I guess we'll see later on :) Either way, he is perfect.

I have mixed feelings about Rick. I think he is an amazing character, and I did love seeing stuff about him. I just didn't like that he let himself be pushed around so much. Not fair. Another character that I loved was Glenn. The Asian boy. He's perfect. So kind and amazing. He's a perfect character. Loved seeing him. We must get to know him more this season. We must. I also kind of liked Andrea. But I did love Carol. Felt so sorry for her most of the time. But she's strong. I liked her. I hated Shane. More than anything. He got lots of people killed. He put them at risk at all times. He was such an asshole. There is too many characters to talk about. So I'm not going to. Just trust me; you need to watch this series.

The Walking Dead is an amazing show. You need to watch it. Right now. You really do. I'm pretty sure you will not regret it at all :) It is a bit heartbreaking, though. Okay, very heartbreaking. But it's perfect. There is so much death, but there needed to be. It is all so amazing. I'm not sure what else I can say to convince you to watch this series. You just must. Promise. The characters are likeable, for the most part, and the story line is perfect. You will fall in love. Like I did. The Walking Dead is based off comic books. I just peeked at them today. Some characters are the same, some are not there at all. Different plot, in a way. Like every book-to-film adaption :) I would suggest watching the series ;p

Saturday, October 20, 2012

In My Mailbox #51

Hi everyone! Didn't do an IMM post last week cause I spent 8 days visiting my sister in another town :) Just got home two days ago. It was nice to be gone for a bit, but very very happy to be back home :) Didn't read anything while I was gone either. Going to read The Unfailing Light next, in some days I think. Today though, I'm going to re-watch season 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead :) So excited for that. <3 So much love. Anyway. This weeks IMM post is two weeks worth of books. I love them all! Sigh. Got pretty much, I think :) So won't be linking to the buy page like usually. But will talk some about it all ;p
Psst. Most perfect things that I got in the mail this week is at the end. <3 so pretty :)
What did you get this week?

Ashen Winter. I really liked this book when I read it in April :) Pretty cover. <3 Gorgeous hardcover.
Feedback. Haven't read the first book; Variant yet. But I do have it. Will read both one day :)
Promised. Pretty book. <3 Have read it, and I did sort of like it. Maybe. Good series, though :)
The Spindlers. I needed another hardcover of this book. Pretty good. A different hardcover, though ;p
Breaking Dawn Movie-Tie-In. Yeah. I have pretty many of these now. This one is bigger :)
Promised, Prized & Birthmarked. Got these via Macmillan! And won via Presenting Lenore. <3 Love.
Cosmopolis Tie-In. I loved this movie. Different, but Rob is perfect. Must read the book one day ;p
Twilight: The Complete Journey. I now have two of this.. well, there is pretty posters and pictures :D
Some movies. Hih. Bought these while I was gone; were on sale. And they do look awesome :)
Snow White and the Huntsman. I did enjoy this movie a lot. So I needed my own blu-ray copy. <3
TONS of swag that I got from Jennifer. <3 I love it. Got double of everything :D Love. Perfect.
17 & Gone + Imaginary Girls bookmarks. <3 These bookmarks are perfect! Thank you, Nova :)

Brave Puzzles. I love puzzles. So I kind of needed some more Brave ones (A) They are gorgeous. <3
Tangled Ever After paperback. Gorgeous book! So so so pretty. So much love. <3 Ah. Love them :)
Cinderella Skeleton. This one seems awesome! Just a little short story. Looks so so pretty. <3
Coraline. Well, okay, I own the blu-ray. But really wanted this pretty DVD edition as well... hih (A)
The Secret of NIMH. Watched this on my laptop a few weeks back. Such a pretty movie.
Tangled Ever After: The Magical  Story. Oh god. This is perfect! *Wants tons of copies*
Tracker keychain. Based on Shadow and Bone. <3 Love this one. So pretty :D Sigh. So much love.
Fearless charm. I adore this one. See, I do have the Fearless tattoo. Want all the jewelry as well ;p
Game of Thrones Coasters. These are amazing! Ah. I love them. Game of Thrones is so amazing :)
Angry Birds stuff! So many things to love. The balls are amazing. Sigh. Love.
A little toy for the cat I'm getting next year. Hih. Thought it was cute :) Also, Stinky from Moomin ;p
Solan & Ludvig. From an pretty awesome norwegian movie called Flåklypa :)

Spirited Away comic books. Okay, I seem to have an illness. I need two of everything. <3 Hih :) Love.
Spirited Away CD. The japanese soundtrack :) So pretty. And sounds kind of awesome as well.
The Cat Returns. Porco Rosso. Just watched these two yesterday; and I did like them both :D
Grave of the Fireflies. The Castle of Cagliostro. Need to watch these two. They do seem great :D
Howl's Moving Castle figures! These are perfect. Very pretty in person :) Sigh. Love this movie. <3
Also. Studio Ghibli items are the best. Just so you know that. I now own all the movies. <3 Well, they are coming in the mail, the few I don't yet have :) But then I will have the whole collection. <3 Love.

Needed another item for my cat that I will get next year... hih (A) I love it, though :)
Twilight Graphic Novel. I do like graphic novels. And this one is really, really pretty ;p
The Unfailing Light. My next read. I really did love the first one :) But I'm worried.. Hopefully it's good.

Signed Keeper of the Lost Cities! Bought via Changing Hands. <3 Oh, how I love it. Loved this book :) And a signed copy is just awesome. And Mallowmelt! And stickers! And Shannon's art. Gah. I love those four cards. They are perfect. And the art is so gorgeous. Thank you, Shannon. <3 Loves it :)
And a whole lot of Cinder + Scarlet swag that I won from Marissa. <3 I love it so much! You all probably know by now how much I love Marissa and her book Cinder :) I am dying to read Scarlet. <3 Cinder is a perfect book. And you must read it. Anyway. I love all my swag! It is gorgeous. And perfect. Really perfect. And THE BUTTONS! AHH! Too much love. <3 Thank you thank you Marissa :)

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Also! Did you know that I have a new giveaway up? International too. Enter here: 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Summary Reveal: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

I tried for some time to figure out what to call this post. I usually do Title reveal, and Cover reveal. But this is neither. This is a Summary reveal. So I'm calling it that ;) Today I'm sharing the summary for Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the sequel to Shadow and Bone, which I adored so much. It is perfect. And I cannot wait to re-read it again. <3 So much love. I'm DYING to read Siege and Storm. I really am. Dying to figure out what happens next. With Mal and Alina. I love those two. Favorite character is Mal. <3 So there better be a lot of him in this book ;) Anyway. I do love the summary for this. Really do. Just also wish there had been more talk of Mal :D lol :) Also. Release date for this book is June 4th 2013. I cannot wait that long. I cannot. Sigh. So excited for it. <3 There is no cover for this yet. Probably not for months. So posting cover of S&B below ;) And my picture of the Stag Locket. <3

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her—or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

First review of Shadow and Bone. Book Recommendation. The Witch of Duva review. Movie News.

You should also know that I own tons of Shadow and Bone jewelry. <3 It is all gorgeous. Also have many copy of Shadow and Bone (A) I'm weird like that. Anyway. You can see some of my items here. Not posting them here; cause I'm still waiting on a few more pieces :D Will probably do another post in some weeks then. Maybe. I think. It is all so pretty. Sigh.

Cover Reveal: Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear

Today I'm sharing the cover for Charmed Vengeance by Suzanne Lazear. It is the sequel to Innocent Darkness, which I read and reviewed in September. I did like that book a lot :) And I am so excited for this sequel! Cause the first book kind of ended on a cliffhanger. Excited to see what happens next :) Also! Really liking this cover. It's awesome. Liking V a lot :) Sigh. Cannot wait to read more about him. <3 And Noli :) Still wishing I could murder Kevighn. Also liking the summary. But worried. If there is more of the stupid love triangle I will NOT be happy! Okay, Suzanne? <3 I just want more of Noli and V. They are awesome together. :) Anyway. Check out the awesome contest over at YABooksCentral! International as well. I cannot wait for this book. So excited :) The cover is different. And amazing.
What do you think of the cover?

In the Faerie realm, Noli Braddock's relationship with her best friend V has grown into something more. But V's mother, Faerie Queen Tiana, has ruled that they are forbidden to see each other. Returning to the mortal realm, Noli joins the crew of her brother's air-pirate ship, the Vixen's Revenge. There she discovers that her brother has hired the scallywag Faerie huntsman, Kevighn Silver. While serving as shipmates, Kevighn and Noli learn that the Earth Court King plans to find a forbidden artifact--one that will bring destruction to everyone Noli loves.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #53

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


Goodreads Description:

Seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. And all these girls have just one thing in common—they are 17 and gone without a trace. As Lauren struggles to shake these waking nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? As Lauren searches for clues, everything begins to unravel, and when a brush with death lands her in the hospital, a shocking truth emerges, changing everything.

Hardcover, 354 pages
Expected publication: March 21st 2013 by Dutton Juvenile
Pre-Order here.

Have only read one book by Nova. The Imaginary Girls. It was so good. I loved it. Loved the writing, the characters, the story. And I know that I will love 17 & Gone. It seems perfect. I adore the cover! So amazing. And the summary is really great. I am so sure that I will love this book :) Can't wait to read it! 17 & Gone seems like such a special book. It sounds really great. And oh! Want to read it right now :) Also, the author, Nova is adorable. Love following her blog, and following her on twitter :)
What are you waiting for?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. Winner has been announced here :)

Hi you all! Carina's Books is today one years old. And oh, what an year it has been. I have loved book blogging. Still loving it. Don't think I will ever stop blogging. I love reading books, and then reviewing them. And sharing all kinds of book things. I enjoy it a whole lot. And I'm so happy to be a part of all of this :) I wanted to thank you all for commenting on my reviews and other posts. For reading my blog. And for following me. It means the world to me. Thank you. I love you all! <3

In one year I have gotten more than 500 followers, 50,000 page views, more than 2,700 comments and I have posted more than 370 posts. It has been an amazing year. Have also discovered so many new books while blogging, and I have read a lot more as well. Have read so many amazing books. While book blogging I have also gotten to know so many amazing people. They are all so kind. Not going to mention them, but some of you probably know who you are <3 I appreciate you all so much.
I started this giveaway with 526 blog followers. 201 facebook likes. 839 twitter followers.

To celebrate that I have "survived" a whole year of book blogging I'm going to have an International Giveaway ;) One winner will be picked, since I must save some money, and that person will get to pick a book out of the ones I have picked out below. They are all amazing books. Have read most; but a few are pre-orders ;) They are all paperbacks, though. Don't hate me for that (A) But, well, bookdepo has gotten so expensive for Norway these days. Still. I do adore paperback books :) (Also wanted to let you know I will be doing a swag giveaway in some months. <3)

Rules for my giveaway:
1 - Must follow me publicly via GFC.
2 - Must be able to receive books via BookDepo.
3 - Must want the book you choose. It needs to go to a good home ;)
4 - Also, you must fill out the rafflecopter form to enter.
5 - There will be one winner. Must respond to email within 48 hours.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cover Reveal: Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

I loved Masque of the Red Death. Found it to be an amazing book. Great writing, awesome plot, amazing characters :) And perfect Elliott. <3 There must be more of him in book two. Lots more. The second and final! book is called Dance of the Red Death. Love the title. Today I'm sharing the cover of this book :) I for one love it! The colors is pretty, and I love the girl. It fits well with the first one, and I love that a lot. See them both together below. <3 So pretty. I cannot wait to read this book. I'm pretty sure that Dance of the Red Death will be amazing. And I cannot wait for April! Wants it now. <3
Also! The author, Bethany, who is totally awesome by the way, has shared some teasers about the romance in Dance of the Red Death :D Sharing those below both covers :) Love love love.
What do you think of the cover?

Araby Worth is poised either to save her city, or to abandon it. In a novel that embodies dark, sexy, tragic, and fearless, Bethany Griffin concludes her incredible, atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story. Araby Worth’s city is on fire. Her brother is dead. Her best friend could be soon. Her mother is a prisoner, her father is in hiding. And the two boys who stole her heart have both betrayed her. But Araby has found herself, and she is going to fight back. Inspired by one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most compelling stories, “The Masque of the Red Death,” Bethany Griffin has spun two sultry and intricate novels about a young woman who finds herself on the brink of despair but refuses to give in. Decadent masquerades, steamy stolen moments, and sweeping action are set in a city crumbling from neglect and tragedy. A city that seeps into your skin. Dance of the Red Death is the riveting conclusion to the dark and fascinating saga of an unforgettable heroine.

Official Reveal Post. My review of Masque of the Red Death. The Book Depository.

Waiting on Wednesday #52

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


Goodreads Description:

With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. She takes refuge in his dilapidated house, though the people she left behind refuse to stay in the past. While Gabriel haunts Rhine’s memories, Cecily is determined to be at Rhine’s side, even if Linden’s feelings are still caught between them.

Meanwhile, Rowan’s growing involvement in an underground resistance compels Rhine to reach him before he does something that cannot be undone. But what she discovers along the way has alarming implications for her future—and about the past her parents never had the chance to explain.

In this breathtaking conclusion to Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Garden trilogy, everything Rhine knows to be true will be irrevocably shattered.

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: February 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pre-Order here.

It's been a long time since I blogged about the cover reveal for this book. So finally going to put it in a WOW post :D I am DYING to read Sever. Seriously dying to read it. I loved Wither and Fever so much, and I need to know what happens next. I need to know that Rhine and Gabriel will be together. They must be. Cannot happen any other way ;) lol. So excited for this book. I want it now, please. <3 Also. I adore this summary. It is perfect. I need to know what happens next! Gah. I want this book. I need it.
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Review: Promised by Caragh M. O'Brien

I'm still confused about my feelings for this book. But I'll try my best to sort it out. I loved the first book; Birthmarked. I kind of hated the second book, Prized. I disliked Promised as well. I mean, I loved the plot very much. And the writing. And I adored Leon. But I could not stand the main character, Gaia. Which totally sucked. I loved her in the first book. But then she was like a different person in book two. She wasn't any better in this one. I just don't get how she could change so much. And I didn't like it at all. Sigh. I'm sad about that.

Just giving you a fair warning. This review won't spoil the first two books that much, cause I won't talk plot, but I WILL be spoiling a lot of things in this book. I must. I cannot imagine talking about this book without spoiling things. I need to mention them. And hate on them. And gah. I'm sorry. But this review won't be very positive. Even though I'm giving it a three star. I don't have many positive things to say about this book. Except for Leon. Will talk some love about him, I think :)

I won't say much about the plot in this book. Just that it continues with what happened in the first two books. We see a confrontation of the "New Sylum" and the "Enclave." I did like that. For the most part. A few things felt rushed. But mostly liked it :) It needed to happen. Took long enough :p What I disliked from the first page was that a whole year had passed since the second book. I didn't approve of that at all. Because I hated Gaia for how she treated Leon in the second book. She NEVER made up for it. Ever. And especially not in this third book. And that is my biggest issue with book 2&3.

Because I really liked the plot and the writing. I really did. Hence the three star rating. But I hated Gaia. And I'm sad that I did. Because I really did love her in this first book. Promise. But once the second book started she was a new person. So different. And cold. And hurtful. And selfish. And cruel. I did not like her at all. She didn't improve in Promised. She had a few good scenes, but there weren't many and they were far apart. I'm just so disappointed in her. Kind of ruined the series for me.

But while I hated Gaia, I loved Leon. The love interest. Well, in book two there were three love interests. Which is one of the reasons for why I hated Gaia so much. But Leon. Leon is perfect. He is very broken, he's had a tough upbringing; even though he was rich with a big family. They were cruel to him. And it made him such a perfect person. Only, we don't get to see that much. Because Gaia don't care. At all. Well, okay, she claims to love him. I don't believe her. Cause she doesn't show it.

Leon deserves so much more. But he wants her, for whatever reason. So I just wanted him to be happy. And he is. But it isn't perfect. I wish it was. Anyway. Leon is an amazing person. Kind, loving, sweet and protective. He's the perfect boyfriend and person. Just wish Gaia had seen that. Sigh. She doesn't treat him well. Doesn't listen to him. Doesn't try to make him happy. Don't seem to care for him at all. Especially at the end. She just cared for her own needs and wants. Gah. Do not like.

There were some interesting characters in this book. Some I liked. Some I hated. Felt like we saw too little of them; wish the book had been longer with more characters. And more Leon. The thing I hated in this book was when Gaia's ovaries were stolen. It was fucking sick. And I can't believe the author did that. I'm sure some will like it, maybe. But I hated it. Now Gaia and Leon can never have children. Ever. It sucks and it's heartbreaking and it did not make sense. Goddamn it. Don't get it.

Ah. I'm just so upset about this book. So much that I didn't like happened in it. No caring for Leon. Fucked up plot thing happening near the end. And just generally disliking Gaia. But I liked the story. And the writing. And I loved and adored Leon. So it's a three star for me. This review is shorter than normal; I just don't have more to say. You should read this book if you have read book one and two. :) Haven't read any in the series? Just read book one. And not the sequels. Sigh. Still. Promised was good. Also, a bit unsure about the ending. It was heartbreaking, and I kind of want more. But I still liked it.

Mini Review: Ruled by Caragh M. O'Brien

Ruled is a short story set between Prized and Promised. It's told from Leon's point of view. And I adore Leon. I'm still upset about the second book in this series; Prized. But I did love the first one, Birthmarked. Disliked Prized because of stupid love triangles, like all books have these days. But still. Super excited for book three, which I'm starting today :) Anyway. Time for my review of Ruled :) Won't be very long, since the short story isn't that long.

I'm not sure how to feel about this short story. I love Leon. I adore him. He's so kind and gentle and sweet and loving. But I hate Gaia. I really do. She has no feelings in her heart at all. I don't think she cares for Leon. Not really. And that does break my heart. Because Leon deserves so much love. He's an amazing guy, and I hate that she treats him like this. It isn't fair. Not at all. And I'm not happy about it. Doesn't make me love the books. It just makes me heartbroken. But still. I love Leon.

And I love reading from Leon's point of view. Kind of wish the books had been from his point of view. Cause he really is an amazing character. I didn't like the beginning of this short story. Because Peter is there. And I don't like him. Not much. Plus, he's annoying. I actually didn't like this short story very much. It's only heartbreaking and sad. But still giving it four stars. Because I loved Leon so much, and this story is interesting :) You should read it if you have read the other books. Truly.

This is my favorite quote from this short story: "The more he thought about it, the more Leon hated being on a string. He wondered why it wasn’t the other way around. Why was he always the one who was begging? He didn’t actually beg. He never would. But it felt like that." I love it because it's true. Gaia was such a fucking asshole in book two. She should be BEGGING him to be with her. And she isn't. Asshole. I am still not forgiving her :\ Leon is too good for her. Sigh. Too much drama.

And this quote. "He would never hurt her now, but still she didn’t care enough for him. He didn’t know if she ever would. He couldn’t understand this sick thing inside him that made him love her so intensely even when she kept holding back the last sliver of herself." My god. I am HATING Gaia. Sigh. Do not understand why I'm still reading this series :\ Oh, well. I do love the story :) And the writing. And I love Leon. And oh. If Gaia doesn't make up for it in book three I will not be happy.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Review: Island of Silence by Lisa McMann

This is the third Middle Grade book I have read in three days. All have been amazing. Island of Silence infected me the most, though, I think. I'm still kind of shaking. It was awful. And perfect. So full of terrible things. And I need to know what happens next. Such a cliffhanger. But I don't hate it. I think. I just need the third book right away, please. Anyway. I loved Island of Silence. Didn't happen much for the first 200 pages, so was a bit disappointed, but then so much happened and I could not stop reading at all. This is a five star book. Even with the bit slow beginning. The end makes up for it.

The writing in this book is perfect. Island of Silence is the sequel to The Unwanteds. And I liked the third person point of view in book one, and I still liked it in this book. The writing is really well. And I loved the characters. Well, okay, I might have loved Alex the most and disliked some of his friends.. but with the horrible and perfect ending I'm kind of loving them all. Next to being horrified. This book really is perfect. And it doesn't feel so middle grade, to be honest. Would have loved it either way :)

Okay, I must admit that I'm confused about how to write my review. Not sure how to put words to this amazing plot. I'll take that as it comes, I think. So I'm going to start with the characters :) First there is Alex, the main character. The book is mostly from his point of view, and I liked that. He is a little bit older in this book; it's been one and a half year since the beginning of The Unwanteds. But maybe just a few months since the end of the first book, if I remember correctly. Alex is an amazing person. I feel sorry for him a lot. Because I still think that it feels like he's alone a lot. That sucks.

But he is still the best character there is in this book. At least to me. He's kind and sweet and strong. He doesn't believe himself to be able to lead all of Artimè, but he could. Alex is a strong person; even if he doesn't see it himself. We learn so many things about him in these books. And I like that. We see some character growth as well. Then there is Mr. Today. I must admit to hating his name. Find it a bit silly. But I still liked him, I think. He's the one who made Artimè. Who saved all The Unwanteds.

Mr. Today is sort of a magician. Been a while since I read book one, so cannot remember what they called it :p But he does magic. He can make creatures, stone creatures come to life. And I loved everything he had created. He believes in Alex, and I liked that. I also liked his daughter, she kind of has a big small part in this book. She must have a bigger part in book three. I needs it. Sigh. I kind of loved all the teachers at Artimè. They were all different and unique, and they were all kind.

Then there is Alex's friends. I am still unsure how I feel about them. There is Samheed and Meghan and Lani. I still want a romance between Alex and Lani. Even though I still don't love her :\ Think she treats Alex bad. She's always jealous of him and ignoring him :\ Did not like. But I kind of loved her near the end. Between almost crying. There must be more of her in book three. And some romance, please. I also really liked Samheed and Meghan. They are really kind and sweet and awesome :) Loved them.

One person I really hated was Aaron, Alex's twin brother. He was goddamn evil. And I hated how this book ended with him. Grrrr. It better be better in book three. It must be. Because, god, Aaron does so many awful things in this book. Hates him. I really do. So many characters in this book. Many I loved. Many I hated. But I loved Simber. The creature on the gorgeous perfect cover of this book. He was amazing. So kind and loyal and all kinds of awesome. *Sobs.* Book three soon?

I don't know what to say about the plot in this book. I don't want to do a recap. And I don't want to spoil anything. There is so much happening in the last 200 pages of this book. So much heartbreak and tears. And scary parts. And awful parts. And it was all so perfect. Just didn't except it from a middle grade book ;p Which only made it better, to be honest. It was all just so good. I also really liked the magic training in this book. Was kind of fascinating :) And I liked reading about it.

There is so much happening in this book. So many deaths. And heartbreaks. My heart still feels broken. What upset me the most, though, was the Island of Silence. We didn't see that much of it. There will be tons more in book three, I can tell. But what we saw broke me. Such an awful place. And so well written and I loved it even if it killed me. Awful things happen there. To characters I loved. There is this necklace, that they sew into the people's neck, so that they are silent. *Shudders.*

See, I told one thing about the plot! The most awful thing, even. But no matter what I would say, I could never describe to awfulness. You just need to read it. It's worth it. Promise. Even if it ends bad. With a big cliffhanger. And the book makes you so sad and heartbroken. It is still perfect. Island of Silence is an amazing book. And if you have read The Unwanteds, then you must read this perfect sequel. Still haven't started this series? Then do so! It's so good. Promise. :)