Waiting on Wednesday #2

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books.

This week, my pick is The Rise of Nine.

“It all began with nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorians—who scattered on Earth and went into hiding. They look like ordinary teenagers, but they have extraordinary skills. The Mogadorians killed Number One, Number Two, and Number Three. They tried to kill Number Four … and failed.

Number Four (aka John Smith) has now teamed up with Number Nine, while Six has gone off to find the others. With the Mogadorians hot on their trail and time running out, they must find a way to come together, before it’s too late. Power in numbers will save them all.”

Why I Can’t Wait:

I’m a fan of this series! I haven’t read much sci-fi books but this series has really caught my attention. I liked the I am Number Four movie (because of Alex Pettyfer, LOL!), but the book is way better. I found the series unique and intriguing and somehow creative in some ways. The second book has a killer cliffhanger, and I’m so excited to read the third book to see what happen. I’m hoping that number 5 and 8 will be introduced here.

Expected publication:

 August 21st 2012 by HarperCollins

 

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Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves is a new meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I did not buy any books this week which is a big achievement for me! LOL! Yeah, I’m saving money for more books next week! But I got new ebooks this week, they are mostly from my goodreads friend, Novel.  She  sends me ebooks whenever she discovers or reads new books that she love.

Here they are:

The Selection by Kiera Cass

Enchanted by Alethea Kontis

Slammed by Colleen Hover

Point of Retreat by Colleen Hover

First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James

That’s all! What did you add in your shelf this week?

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The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter: A book review

Title: The Goddess Test

Author: Aimee Carter

Started Date: May 22, 2012

Finished Date: May 25, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

“EVERY GIRL WHO HAS TAKEN THE TEST HAS DIED.

NOW IT’S KATE’S TURN. 

It’s always been just Kate and her mom–and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear that her mother won’t live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld–and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he’s crazy–until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she suceeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride and a goddess.”

 

I love it! I love it! And I love it!
Wow, I didn’t expect that! I’ve read mixed reviews about this book, that’s why I did not set my expectations high. I bought this from the book depository, so happy it arrived early and I picked this first among my towering TBR paperbacks at home. I really love Greek mythology, especially Hades, he’s my favorite character. And the author has described him the way I wanted him to be! (You should definitely check that out by yourself *winks*). I admit, it started slow but it was so interesting that I couldn’t even put it down. I just have to, because I have to sleep and go to work in the morning. Anyway, believe it or not, what I like the most about this book are the characters. I had fun reading it because of the different characters, they are sometimes funny and sometimes annoying. Kate is definitely funny and annoying, sometimes she really knows how to joke and deliver a punch line, but I also couldn’t get the reason why she doesn’t like dresses. lol. And Hades, the god of the underworld, he is definitely hot and gorgeous here. I hate the fact that he’s sad and he loves Persephone so much, while I’m left pitying Kate. Before I spoil so much, I must say that the latter part of the book is the most amazing. Questions and secrets are revealed, and I really like the twist that has happened. I also like how the author mixed up the Greek mythology, it’s unique and very creative. And of course, the romance is something that I wanted to happen, and it really lived up my expectations. I felt like reading historical romance books with a mythology flavor.

I will definitely read the next book! 😉

My favorite quotes:
“I care so much that I do not know how to tell you without it seeming inconsequential compared to how I feel. Even if I am distant at times and seem as if I do not want to be with you, it is only because this scares me, too.”-Henry/Hades, page 221

“And I also know that the way I feel about you isn’t going to change just because the seasons do.” -Kate, page 287.

 

 

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The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan: A book review

Title: The Throne of Fire

Author: Rick Riordan

Started Date: May 16, 2012

Finished Date: May 21, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

“Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.”

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Another favorite book of mine from Rick Riordan!
I like the pace and the fast beginning. The adventures are enjoyable and fun! And I like the new characters introduced here. Honestly, it took me a long time to finally read this because I’m not very familiar with the egyptian mythology and I need to take a research first. But the third book has already came out so I decided to read it, and I really think this is better than the first book. Sadie and Carter are awesome characters! I like the fact that they are more mature here, and they have demonstrated a lot of magic and knowledge. Sadie is not that irritating anymore, I know she’s talkative but she’s also funny at the same time. I’m so amused because she’s torn between two gorgeous guys, Anubis and Walt. Carter, on the other hand, is more powerful now, and I like his love struggle with Zia. I hope their love story will get better in the third book. But, my favorite character in this book is Bes, the dwarf god. He made me laugh a hundred of times especially with his cool “dwarf pride” speedo.LOL. What surprised me more is his love triangle with Taweret, the hippo goddess and Bast, the cat goddess. It is definitely something that you would watch out for!
 
Anyway, I’m so excited to read the third book, it’s already out in our local bookstores, and I’ll definitely grab a copy anytime soon! 😉
 
 
 
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Book Haul #2

I’ve been busy lately, not by reading books, but by buying books. Yeah, I just can’t help myself visiting our bookstores, it seems a lot of new books have arrived and they’re calling me! Uuugghhh!

Anyway, I still can’t manage my TBR list, it keeps on increasing every week. I don’t have much time to read these past few days and I really need to catch up. But I’m always at the mall and whenever I see a bookstore, I have to stop myself before grabbing any book. But destiny has been playing on me because I received my following order from The book depository.  They are early this time in fairness to them. 

 The Goddest Test by Aimee Carter

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

That’s not all! I bought two books from National Bookstore because I’ve been searching for them for a long time. I was so happy when I spotted them!

Insurgent (paperback) by Veronica Roth

The Tiger’s curse (paperback) by Colleen Houck

So, I was staring at these books that I have to read and it seems like I want to take a vacation leave from work so I can finish them. I just decided to take a picture of them now, and hopefully I can read them soon. Oh, I still have many ebooks too!

 

What did you get this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger’s most anticipated books. This week, my pick is The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver.

“When Liza’s younger brother Patrick’s soul is stolen by the evil Spindlers, spider-like creatures who live underground, she knows she must set out on a heroic quest to the world Below to rescue it.”

Why I Can’t Wait:

Yeah, I’m definitely one of Lauren Oliver’s huge fan! And I love all her books! I saw her post about this new book coming in October and I’m really excited about it! I liked her first middle-aged book Liesl and Po, and I’m sure this new book of hers will capture again my young heart. ♥

Expected publication:

October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins

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Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting: A book review

Title: Desires of the Dead

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date: May 12, 2012

Finished Date: May 14, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

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

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

 

MY THOUGHTS.

Done with the book! lol. I loved it! It deals more about family dramas, not Violet’s family though, but rather the killer’s family. It is also about her exposure to the FBI and the discovery of her ability and using it to help them. I think it’s not as intense as the first book, but it’s still good, I like the fact that Derting ventures to different types of murders. I like her writing style and for making us confuse sometimes. I also like the killer’s point of view with the use of the 7 deadly sins, and it’s not that creepy anymore compared to the first book. Maybe because of the fact that she is a girl, and we have to guess her identity.

There are new characters introduced in this book, the first are the siblings Megan and Mike. Then, Sara and Rafe from the FBI. Oh my, I have this growing crush on Rafe, he’s hot and mysterious and also, he has a special ability. I like Rafe, but I don’t like him for Violet. Hope it’s not a love triangle. I also hope he will not like Vi, haha.

Derting is definitey a brilliant author, her books are well written and described. And I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of her books. 😉

 

 

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TV series: TEEN WOLF

 

Teen Wolf is an American TV series airing in MTV based from a movie with the same name. It was reffered to me by a friend and I am currently watching the series in DVD. I finished watching episode 5 last night and I’m enjoying the series so far. Tyler Posey as Scott McCall is the main character, he is a normal high school student then turned to a werewolf when he was bitten one night. Anyway, I really think Tyler is cute but my favorite character here is his bestfriend, Stiles portrayed by Dylan O’Brien, because he’s such a funny guy! He really makes me laugh in every episode.

I’ll be watching more. Do you also like this TV series? Let me know, so we could share our thoughts! 😉

 

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The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting: A book review

Title: The Body Finder

Author: Kimberly Derting

Started Date: May 3, 2012

Finished Date: May 6, 2012

Rating: 5/5 stars

 

“Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her “power” to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes that the dead leave behind in the world… and the imprints that attach to their killers.Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find the dead birds her cat had tired of playing with. But now that a serial killer has begun terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he’s claimed haunt her daily, she realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet on her quest to find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved to find herself hoping that Jay’s intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she’s falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer… and becoming his prey herself.”

 
 
MY THOUGHTS.
 
I loved this book! This is my first YA book that contains a special ability of a body finder, and it seems unique for me. It was so creepy and good at the same time. Yeah, I’m such a coward with books like these, especially on the parts of the killers perspective and how the bodies are discovered. I guess what I like most about the book is the romance part because there are no love triangles, just the usual childhood sweetheart thing. LOL! It’s a positive thing for me because I don’t have to choose teams. LOL! I like the heroine, Violet, because she’s unique, strong, and she admits that she’s scared sometimes but she’s still determined to search the murderer. Of course, I really like Jay, her bestfriend who turned out to be her boyfriend in the middle of the book. Well, it’s obvious. 😉 Jay is such a sweet guy and very thoughtful. And I like the fact that he loves Violet since childhood. Imagine someone loving you for that long!
 
 
I will definitely read the second book, but I’m still waiting for my fellow buddy reads. I highly recommend this book to those who loves suspense and romance. 😉
 
 
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Book Haul #1

First and foremost, I’d like to state my opinion regarding the latest issues about IMM, and I decided not to participate anymore because I want to stay out of it.  I don’t have anything against the meme or the blogger or the host itself since I don’t know her/them personally. Actually, I don’t have any idea what the issue is all about. So I’ll just post a personal haul with my any random subject, and in the meantime, I entitled my book hauls for the week as BOOK HAUL. haha. It’s too obvious! Am I corny or what?haha.

Anyway, here’s my latest book hauls for the past two weeks. I didn’t take a picture of them, cause I’m so lazy. Yeah right! I’m such a lazy blogger. Or can I say I was busy? Nah, I don’t like to lie. I’m not busy, I’m just lazy, that sometimes I just want to lie down in bed at home. Aaarrrgggghhhhh!  Now I’m a certified corny blogger! LOL!

I bought the following paperbacks: 

 at Fullybooked last April 30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 at Fullybooked last May 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 at NBS yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ebook from the author:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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