Thursday, May 31, 2012

Closed Hearts (Blog Tour) : Book Review AND Giveaway

Closed Hearts (Mindjack Trilogy, #2)
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Title : Closed Hearts

Series :  Mindjack Trilogy #2
Author : Susan Kaye Quinn
Pages : 230 (my edition)
Release Date : May 23rd 2012
Publisher : Self-Pub
Format : eBook/eARC
Source :  
**Thanks you so much to Susan for this eARC in exchange of an honest review!**

My Opinion :

Open Minds, the first book in the Mindjack trilogy, was a great and enjoyable read.

Closed Hearts met up to my expectations; it even exceeded them.

I received an eARC form the author, and let me tell you, I was SO thrilled.And, I am een more thrilled to tell you that I've got an International eBook giveaway thanks to Susan the Awesome (XD)!

In Open Minds, Kira is a zero at first, but that'S until she discovers she's a mindjacker, even if she's not that good.

In Closed Hearts, she has finally mastered mindjacking and is great at it, actually. But now, Raf has been captured, and so has she. And, he thing is, it's not even an evil guy that has captured her, but a mindjacker called Julian who want sher to help him get other mindjackers out of a prison. But, what happens if Raf dies?

I LOVED Closed Hearts so much. Even if I don't normally like to read eBooks, Susan makes them so real, I feel like I am in the story, and so, I don't really need a physical copy.

The pacing in the book is fast at times, but mainly, it's slow; which was the PERFECT pace for it! It just willed me to read faster.

Closed Hearts sucks you in and doesn't let you go until the very last word.

Susan, I love you, but please make Julian and Kira come together. Please? Pretty please? I jsut think they would make suck a COOL couple!

Read the book. Now. Just, please :D


4 roses!

Other book in the series:

In His Eyes contains MIND GAMES, and an eNovella that is set just before Open Minds

Other book(s) by the author :

Author Bio : 

Susan Kaye Quinn
Susan Kaye Quinn grew up in California, where she wrote snippets of stories and passed them to her friends during class. Her teachers pretended not to notice and only confiscated her stories a couple times.

Susan left writing behind to pursue a bunch of engineering degrees, but she was drawn back to writing by an irresistible urge to share her stories with her niece, her kids, and all the wonderful friends she’s met along the way.

She doesn’t have to sneak her notes anymore, which is too bad.

Susan writes from the Chicago suburbs with her three boys, two cats, and one husband. Which, it turns out, is exactly as a much as she can handle.


And now, the INT giveaway! The winner will have a choice, depending on if they have read Open Minds, or not. It will be eBook)!

So, if you have read Open Minds, then you'll be getting Closed Hearts and Mind Games (novella), and if not, then they will get Open Minds plus Mind Games (novella)!

Open Minds (Mindjack Trilog... + Mind Games (Mindjack Trilog...  or Closed Hearts (Mindjack Tri... + Mind Games (Mindjack Trilog...

Good luck!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WWW(W) Wednesday (12)


Alright, so I decided to mix one of my favorite memes (Waiting on Wednesday) and a new and cool-looking meme called WWW Wednesday. It's basically three questions(always the same), but I'll be adding mine : what are you waiting for? So, 
let's get on with it!

What did you recently finish?

Illuminate (Gilded Wings #1) Illuminate. 2.5 ROSES :S Didn't like it.

What are you currently reading?

The Darkest Kiss (Lords of the Underworld, #2) The Darkest Kiss and I'm really liking it!

What do you think you'll be reading next?

City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5) City of Lost Souls :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD CAN'T WAIT!

Added question: What are you waiting for?  

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)  Days of Blood and Starlight I really liked the first one, and I can't wait for this one! AND, the cover is FUDGING awesome :D

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Changeling : Book Review

Changeling (Order of Darkness, #1)
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Title : Changeling
Series :  The Order of Darkness #1
Author : Philippa Gregory
Pages : 272
Release Date : May 29th 2012
Publisher : Simon Pulse / Simon & Schuster Canada
Format : ARC
Source :  
** This ARC was provided by S & S Canada in exchange of an honest review**

My Opinion:

Changeling is Philippa Gregory's Young Adult debut novel, although she has written quite a lot Adult bestselling books. And so, I think that was what intorested me the most about the book, since she had written Adult books that look popular, and I wanted to know if she could make a good Young Adult book.

The book turned out okay, although I thought it was really too slow-paced.

Changeling is about Isolde and Luca. Isolde is now a orphan, and her brother has changed, or maybe she didn't see it before, but he's evil and wants to get rid of her. And so, he sends her to the abbess or something religious like that. And then, Luca, some boy who's with the Church or something (as you can tell, I'm not really churcygious, oh huh, I mean religious), comes to that place that Isolde is now the boss of, because some people say there has been some pretty weird stuff going on there. And so, he comes investigate, and almost kills Isolde and her friend in the process of trying to stop the bad guy.

For me, Changeling was way too-slowpaced. I felt like I was living in a dream that got stuck and stuck again. Also, the book didn't really make the series go far, so I thought it was just pointless to make a book with this much information.

There just wasn't enough romance for me.

Isolde was annoying to me. A lot. I just AGHHHH! I didn't like her, and especially, the girl on the cover just reminds me of Rosalie in Twilight, and I kept picturing Isolde as a freaking vampire bitch! *sigh*

Luca was pretty okay, except for the fact that he was clueless the whole book and I thought he was like a puppet that the Church moved around like it wanted.

This book was just okay.

I have to admit, I was deceived, and I probably won't be buying myself the next book :S


3.5 roses

Other book(s) by the author :

Book Trailer :

Author Bio : 

Philippa GregoryPhilippa Gregory was an established historian and writer when she discovered her interest in the Tudor period and wrote the novel The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a TV drama and a major film. Published in 2009, the bestselling The White Queen, the story of Elizabeth Woodville, ushered in a new series involving The Cousins’ War (now known as The War of the Roses) and a new era for the acclaimed author.

Gregory lives with her family on a small farm in Yorkshire, where she keeps horses, hens and ducks. Visitors to her site, become addicted to the updates of historical research, as well as the progress of her ducklings.

Her other great interest is the charity she founded nearly twenty years ago; Gardens for The Gambia. She has raised funds and paid for 140 wells in the primary schools of the dry, poverty stricken African country. Thousands of school children have learned market gardening, and drunk the fresh water in the school gardens around the wells.

A former student of Sussex University, and a PhD and Alumna of the Year 2009 of Edinburgh University, her love for history and her commitment to historical accuracy are the hallmarks of her writing. She also reviews for US and UK newspapers, and is a regular broadcaster on television, radio, and webcasts from her website. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Just a Book Haul (16) ' The one with ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS'


I have decided to make a post like In My Mailbox. It's called Just a Book Haul... because that's what it is!

This was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie! All the credit goes to her!

So, you can leave your links below to any meme that's the same (anything that's like an IMM)

I got 6 books this week and some swag!

From the Library :

*read and liked*
First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
*read and it's AWESOME*

Gifted :

*read and it's really great!*

For Review :

Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo, (PB) thanks to the author
ReVamped by Ada Adams(PB) thanks to the author

Swag :

ReVamped bookmarks and stickers, thanks to the author

Don't forget to leave a MEANINGFUL comment down below!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Fantasy Lover : Book Review

Fantasy Lover (Dark-Hunter, #0)                       Click for the Summary!

Title : Fantasy Lover
Series :  Dark Hunters #0
Author : Sherrilyn Kenyon
Pages : 337
Release Date : Jan 31st 2002
Publisher : St Martin's Paperback
Format : Mass Market Paperback
Source :  Borrowed - Library

*This book is an Adult book, although, of course, it can be read by teens!*

My Opinion :

Fantasy Lover is a great Adult read!

This is my first book by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and let me just say, I enjoyed it so MUCH!

''As a love slave, I know everything about women''
Fantasy Lover is about Julian, whom is a immortal human that is stuck in a book until a woman calls him, and then he's stuck in her bed until the next full moon. But, that's until he meets Grace. What if he could finally be happy?

I really loved Fantasy Lover's quick-paced and awesome writing. I kept flipping the pages so quickly! I actually read it in a half day :D

Fantasy Lover has some Greek mythology in it, and I really love reading Greek mythology books, just because it interests me!

I enjoyed Fantasy Lover quite a lot!

Julian... ahhhh... hawt.... grrrrrr... can I have him? Pretty please (*puppy eyes*) He'S just so hot! I really love book boyfriends, by the way :D

Grace is great too, if it weren't for the fact that she has got Julian and I don't. She better watch out for me. (*smiles creepily. I know where you live*)

P.S. :
I have to say... I don't really like the cover. And... the book is the number ZERO (????) in the series. On Goodreads, it says it's because it doesn't introduce any Dark-Hunters... well then. I still liked it.


4 roses!

Other books in the series:

Other book(s) by the author :

Author Bio : 

Sherrilyn KenyonSherrilyn Kenyon lives a life of extraordinary danger... as does any woman with three sons, a husband, a menagerie of pets and a collection of swords that all of the above have a fixation on. But when not running interference (or dashing off to the emergency room), she's found chained to her computer where she likes to play with all her imaginary friends. With more than ten million copies of her books in print in 26 countries, she certainly has many friends to play with.

Writing as Kinley MacGregor and Sherrilyn Kenyon, she is the author of several series, including The Dark-Hunters, Brotherhood of the Sword, Lords of Avalon, Nevermore, BAD (Bureau of American Defense), Sex Camp Diaries, The MacAllisters and Sea Wolves. 

Her books have appeared in the top five of the New York TimesPublisher's Weekly, and USA Today lists.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Foreign Covers (6) : Daughter of Smoke and Bone


I find it really fun to compare foreign covers of the same book, because they are always so intriguing. You can do it whenever you want or when you find cool covers. Just share it and have fun with it!

I am just going to show you seven of the MANY different covers of Daughter of Smoke and Bone! 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1)
US cover

Daughter of Smoke and Bone
UK hardcover
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
UK paperback
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Zwischen den Welten
German cover
La chimera di Praga
Italian cover
Dcéra dymu a kostí  (Dcéra dymu a kostí , #1)
Slovak cover

Dcera kostí a dýmu (Dcera kostí a dýmu #1)
Czech cover

I personally love all of those covers, but if I had to choose one, I would choose the last; the Czech cover. I think it'S SO pretty!

Leave your opinion of your favorite cover out of those 7 in the comment below!