12 November 2011

In My Mailbox # 32

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.
First of all I'm sorry for my long hiatus. After my first week being sick I got even MORE sick! And yeah, I still don't feel 100% back to normal. And, I somehow (lol)  got all the people around me sick too (imagine that. Hihi). So I've been kind of taking care of them too. Anyway, I have two weeks of awesome books to show. And, I got an iPad. How awesome is that??? I'm sorry for the weird pictures and the bad quality, I had just too much fun playing with different apps.

 Crossed - Ally Condie. (Matched # 2). I just had to get this one, to continue the series, even though I didn't like Matched at all.
Wherever You Go - Heather Davis. I really liked this book, it's a very interesting premise and there are three different POV's that really worked for me!
Little Women and Me - Lauren Baratz-Logsted . I really like Little Women, one of my favourite classics.
Never Cry Werewolf - Heather Davis
Don't Expect Magic - Kathy McCullough. Sounds very interesting and zany.
Amplified - Tara Kelly. This book BLEW me away. I simply loved it!

The Prophecy of the Sisters - Michelle Zink. This was really cheap on bookdepo, so I thought I'd check it out.
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour - Morgan Matson. I already own the Hardback version of this book. But the paperback is soo pretty, I just had to have a second copy :)
The Iron Knight - Julie Kagawa. I already had an e-version of this awesome book, but of course I had to have a finished copy too.
Book Journal - It has pretty stickers :) an awesome way to keep track of what I read, love it!
A Book Lover's Diary - So pretty and it has awesome quotes!

Australian Made:
Days Like This - Alison Stewart
On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta. I love Marchettas books, but somehow I just couldn't get into into Jellicoe Road when I tried to read on kindle, so now I'll try again :). ( I don't like this cover :/)
Looking for Alibrandi - Melina Marchetta. To complete my Marchetta-collection :)
Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta. One of my fave books I've read this year, already have the kindle-version.

Chick-Lit Corner:

The Secret of Happy Ever After - Lucy Dillon. Dillon writes the perfect cozy-wintry-warm-charming books.
It Started With a Kiss - Miranda Dickinson
The Summer of Living Dangerously - Julie Cohen. Julie Cohen is one of my all-time favourite chick-lit authors!
Any Dream Will Do - Maria Duffy

Kindle Books:
The Predicteds - Christine Seifert. (NetGalley)
Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout (NetGalley)
Pure - Julianna Baggott (NetGalley)
Harmonic Feedback - Tara Kelly. I was a mess whilst reading this book. It's so real and raw. And I want a poster of that cover, it's so beautiful and there's so much meaning in it!
Zero - Tom Leveen (NetGalley)
Only Us - Susan Mallery
Alias Dragonfly - Jane Singer (NetGalley)

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get?
Have a nice Weekend and Happy Reading!

29 October 2011

In My Mailbox # 31

Awesomesauce Aussie Week!!!!

I've been sick all week and have basically not been able to read or blog, but I got some awesome Aussie books, Yay :)

Muse (Mercy #3) - Rebecca Lim. The third book in the Mercy series. (book got a bit damaged in the mail :( )
Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta. I freakin love Melinas books. She is my new favourite author! This is the second book in the Lumatere Chronicles

Good Oil - Laura Buzo. Another Aussie Book.
Surf Ache - Gerry Bobsien. I love this cover, I just want to join :) Aussie Awesomeness.

Kindle Books:
Kisses for Lula - Samantha Mackintosh. This was for free on Amazon and I thought it sounded cute :)
Don't You Wish - Roxanne St.Claire (NetGalley). I want those glasses, lol
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman (NetGalley). Sounds EPIC!

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get? 
Hope you all stay healthy and have a good time reading!

24 October 2011

Book Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa


 Book Review: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa


 My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…
Release Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
Rating: Epic!
Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Epic Journey of Ice Boy

It was last Christmas when I finally started reading The Iron King, it had been sitting on my bookshelf for a while, and I was completely blown away by the Iron Fey world. Immediately after finishing the first book I started the second one, The Iron Daughter, and I loved that one even more than the first one. After that the excruciating wait for book three, The Iron Queen began. When I finally held the Iron Queen in my hands I was over the moon, so happy, and when I finished it I was crying like never before. I needed to read The Iron Knight right there and then. Not possible of course.
A few months ago, I finally got my hands on The Iron Knight. The wait seemed eternal. Happy-Dances all day!
But, finally having the chance to read the fourth book in the series made me very apprehensive and scared too. What if I wouldn't like it as much as the previous three? What if the ending wouldn't satisfy me? What if I didn't like to see the story through the eyes of Ash? Would I miss Meghan too much?...I shouldn't have worried of course. Because The Iron Knight was everything I hoped for and more. It is EPIC!

Julie Kagawa is a genius when it comes to storytelling and using words. The Iron Knight has the perfect blend of adventure, action, emotional scenes that made me cry and hilarious banter between Ash and Puck that made laugh so hard I almost dropped my kindle. And lets not forget about Grim (lets hope he'll NEVER change!).

For me, The Iron Knight was the perfect, but bittersweet ending to a series that very much reminded me of the Neverending Story. It was interesting to see the Fey-world through Ash's eyes. To get to know him a bit better (though he'll ever be mysterious Ice-boy for me), to understand his actions, get to see small glimpses of his heartbreaking past, and feel the love he has for Meghan.

So, prepare for an epic journey (yes, I realize I use the word epic way too much in this review, but for me there's no other word to describe this book better), have tissues ready and prepare to fall in love with Ash and Puck and Grim and the Fey all over again!

22 October 2011

In My Mailbox # 30

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

 Hi Everybody! I've had an AWESOME book-week. Yay. It's gotten really cold outside, the smell of snow in the air. Perfect weather for reading.

Virtuosity - Jessica Martinez. What an awesome cover!
Audition - Stasia Ward Kehoe. I think this is written in verse..
The Survival Kit - Donna Freitas. Another one I call *sadface-books*. :)
Bunheads - Sophie Flack. I'm really excited about this one. And I lurve the title :)
Girls Don't Fly - Kristen Chandler. Do boys? I must've missed something, lol.

Mostly Good Girls - Leila Sales
The Faerie Ring - Kiki Hamilton

A Little Wanting Song - Cath Crowley. Love love love this cover
Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta. Melinas books are the BEST!
The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta. Sequel to Saving Francesca. Awesome!

Kindle Books:

Hold Still - Nina LaCour. This book is AWESOME! Go read it! Sadface-book
Someone Else's Life - Katie Dale (Netgalley)
My Lunatic Life - Sharon Sala (Netgalley)
My Very UnFairy Tale Life - Anna Staniszewski (Netgalley)
A Map of the Known World - Lisa Ann Sandell.  Sadface-book
The Lifeguard - Deborah Blumenthal. (Netgalley). He does look like Chad Michael Murray, doesn't he?
The Next Door Boys - Jolene B. Perry. (Netgalley)
Between the Sea and the Sky - Jaclyn Dolamore (Netgalley)

Game of Thrones Poster. I'm a BIG Sean Bean fan, and I finally managed to get a poster. Yay!

So, this is it from me this week. What did you all get?
Happy Reading!!

08 October 2011

In My Mailbox # 29

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

Sorry I've been AWOL all week, there was some stuff I had to deal with. Anyway, I'm back now, hopefully, I got some awesome books this week and also, I've finally made a Facebook Page for my blog, you can find it here!

Past Perfect - Leila Sales. Everybody has been raving about this book, so I can't wait to finally reading it.
Everleigh in NYC - Cathleen Holst. I've wanted to read this for a while, now I finally get the chance.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor. Everybody says it's awesome, and I loooove this cover.
Eve - Anna Carey.


Poison Study - Maria V.Snyder. (Gift from a friend). WONDERFUL book!
Assassin Study - Maria V. Snyder. (Gift from a friend)
Magic Study - Maria V.Snyder. (Gift from a friend)
Fire Study - Maria V.Snyder. (Gift from a friend)
Storm Glass - Maria V. Snyder (Gift from a friend)
Sea Glass - Maria V. Snyder (Gift from a friend)
Spy Glass - Maria V. Snyder (Gift from a friend)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith /Jane Austen. (Bought on a dare!)

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get?

Happy Reading!


I finally got a facebook page. Not quite sure yet how everything works. But I hope I'm able to interact with you all there (maybe even more than I'm here...lol)...so, LIKE my page...and TALK to me :) I appreciate it. See you there...
Here's the LINK (I hope :S)

Talk to you soon :)

01 October 2011

In My Mailbox # 28

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

Hi Everybody, this is what I got this week:

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins. Yes I jumped up and down like a lunatic when it arrived :)
Angel Fire - L.A. Weatherly. The sequel to Angel.

Kindle Books

Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta. Wonderful book!
Touch of Power - Maria V.Snyder. (Netgalley). I'm really enjoying this one so far!
Only His - Susan Mallery. (Netgalley). My review here.

That's it from me this week. What did you all get?

Happy Reading!

September Favourites (Monthly favs #9)

My favourite books I've read in September aka the month of Awesomesauce!!!

Yay, I finally got my reading mojo back. I really missed it, I didn't have it at all since January and life was lonely without it.  Anyway, if I count my DNF and my 70% read book from yesterday, I've read 21 books in September! Also, I've finally started to read sad books. I've always avoided them before, because of several reasons, but now I finally manage to read them, I'm finally catching up, so if you have any suggestions/recommendations hit me with them, please :)

There were a lot of books to chose from this month, obviously, the following are the ones that impressed me most.

Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts - Claire LaZebnik

Despite her name, Keats Sedlak is the sanest person in her large, nutty family of brilliant eccentrics. Her parents, both brainy academics, are barely capable of looking after themselves, let alone anyone else, and her two uber-intelligent siblings live on their own planets. At least she can count on one person in her life, her devoted boyfriend Tom. Down-to-earth and loving, he's the one thing that's kept Keats grounded for the last decade. But when Keats's mother makes a surprise announcement, the entire family is sent into a tailspin. For the first time, Keats can't pick up the pieces by herself. Now she must re-evaluate everything she's ever assumed about herself and her family - and make the biggest decision of her life.

This is the only chick-lit novel I read during September, and in fact the first I've read in quite a while. I love this gem of a book. It's smart and it's funny. I enjoy the quirky writing style, it made me think and laugh out loud. The similarities between Keats life and my own where a bit spooky sometimes.

Epic Fail - Claire LaZebnik  
Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail?
At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point:
As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.
As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.
When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

I started this one immediately after having finished Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts, because I needed an other LaZebnik fix. Epic Fail is her first attempt at YA and she succeed at it.
My short review I wrote on Goodreads right after finishing Epic Fail:  Claire LaZebnik is my hero :) Honestly, ALL her books are wonderful! This one was really cute and well-written. Yes, I'm a huge Jane Austen fan, but I don't actually like all the re-tellings and adaptations. Yes, there are good ones out there, but there are also many bad and redundant ones.
I liked this take on Pride and Prejudice a lot. It's cute and refreshing and doesn't follow the original too close, so it doesn't get boring. It manages to reproduce the spirit of the story and it doesn't feel forced or awkward. Really cute and likeable!

Raw Blue - Kirsty Eagar

Carly has dropped out of uni to spend her days surfing and her nights working as a cook in a Manly café. Surfing is the one thing she loves doing … and the only thing that helps her stop thinking about what happened two years ago at schoolies week.

And then Carly meets Ryan, a local at the break, fresh out of jail. When Ryan learns the truth, Carly has to decide. Will she let the past bury her? Or can she let go of her anger and shame, and find the courage to be happy?
Go READ this one! Seriously! It's awesome. Yes, I know I'm gushing.I'd heard so much good about this book before reading it. And frankly I was quite scared to read it myself. What if I don't like it? What if I'll be disappointed? Aussie books are quite different from US or UK Young Adult books. Not sure why though. They're darker, more realistic maybe, the writing is different. This is my quote from Goodreads after finishing Raw Blue in the middle of the night: "Help, what am I going to do now? I need more. More of this blanket called book that wrapped around me all cozy and blue and left my body and mind so raw. It's perfect." 

 Fixing Delilah - Sarah Ockler

Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart.
She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.
Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced together again?
Rich with emotion, Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story of family, love, and self-discovery.
I bought this one after having read and enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer, Ocklers debut novel. Fixing Delilah is everything I wanted it to be and I actually enjoyed it more than Twenty Boy Summer. It's sad and it feels real.

 Saving Francesca - Melina Marchetta

Francesca is stuck at St. Sebastian's, a boys' school that pretends it's coed by giving the girls their own bathroom.  Her only female companions are an ultra-feminist, a rumored slut, and an an impossibly dorky accordion player.  The boys are no better, from Thomas who specializes in musical burping to Will, the perpetually frowning, smug moron that Francesca can't seem to stop thinking about.

Then there's Francesca's mother, who always thinks she knows what's best for Francesca—until she is suddenly stricken with acute depression, leaving Francesca lost, alone, and without an inkling who she really is.  Simultaneously humorous, poignant, and impossible to put down, this is the story of a girl who must summon the strength to save her family, her social life and—hardest of all—herself.

Someone on Goodreads said that Fixing Delilah reminded them of Saving Francesca, which I hadn't read. I've read so many raving reviews about Melina Marchetta so, yep, I just had to read this. It took me a while in the beginning. The writing, the language was difficult for me, but after the initial slow beginning I was all hooked and couldn't put it down again. It's a slow burn, it draws you in and doesn't let you go. It's was a really surprising experience for me.

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
I don't think I need to say much about this. You all know why you NEED to read this. Enjoy!

29 September 2011

Romance Retreat: Only His by Susan Mallery

Book Review: Only His by Susan Mallery

Only His - Susan Mallery

Wedding bells are ringing in Fool’s Gold, but not for Nevada Hendrix. Her triplet sisters are engaged, and even her mother has a more active love life than she does. Determined to make a fresh start, she applies for her dream job, only to discover that her new boss is her first love. Maybe she could overlook the fact that they’ve seen each other naked, but she’ll never forget the way he broke her heart. Tucker Janack agrees to Nevada’s “business only” ground rules. After all, love is a trap that the construction millionaire has avoided his whole life. But when great business partners turn out to be so much more, every rule gets broken. Will either of them be willing to try again…or will their past get in the way?
HQN Books - Release Date: 27th September 2011

Why Did I read this book?
As I've already explained in my previous Romance Retreat post, I like to read at least one book a month in this genre and Susan Mallery is a favourite author of mine when it comes to contemporary romance.. Only HIs is the sixth book in her Fool's Gold series (the 3rd in the Hendrix triplets mini-series) so, naturally I had to pick it up.
I got this book through Netgalley

The Cover
As always with e-galley I've not seen the cover in IRL. I quite like it though. It looks summery and very serene and tranquil. It doesn't fit the story though, as Only His is more a wintery novel than a summery, and I don't think there's a lake in Fool's Gold.

My Thoughts
When you pick up a Susan Mallery novel you always get exactly what you expect. A charming setting, a sweet romance, some obstacles and a Happy Ever After. It's like a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate during Winter, or the sand under your feet and the ocean breeze on your skin in Summer. In other words, it's the perfect escape from dreary every day life.
Only His is the 6th Fool's Gold novel and features the third triplet sister Nevada and her first crush, now boss, Tucker Janack.Only His is not solely about Nevada and Tucker, but also about the town they live in.  It's awesome reading about Fool's Gold again, it's such a wonderful place and it comes alive within the pages. There are a few sidestories. For instance we get to follow Denise Hendrix, mother of the triplets, and her second chance at love, something that was set up nicely the earlier novels. We also get to see Jo falling in love, she who has been the constant throughout all six novels, owner of the bar and a shotgun, averse to love and men.
Only His is several things at once. It's a nice ending to the Only-miniseries, it's also a bit like a high-school reunion where you get to meet all the characters you liked in the earlier novels and see what they are up to know AND it's also setting up another three novels set in Fool's Gold, as we get to meet new(ish) characters like Annabelle, Charlie and Heidi.

Final Words
If you've enjoyed the previous novels set in Fool's Gold, you definitely shouldn't miss this one.

24 September 2011

In My Mailbox # 27

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

This is what I got during these past two weeks. It's been two exciting and awesome weeks :) The bad quality of the pics is due to me being able to find my camera AGAIN! All links go as usual to Goodreads.

Raw Blue - Kirsty Eagar. I jumped up and down when this book finally arrived. Shipped from New Zealand. And let me tell you, this book is THE MOST AWESOME book I've ever read. I'm officially in love with Aussie books!!

(Un)like a Virgin - Lucy-Anny Holmes. Love the cover, looking forward to reading this, her debut was awesome.
Lucky Girl - Cate Lord
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson. Yay, I can't wait to start this one.
Fixing Delilah - Sarah Ockler. I just had to get this one, after I've recently read and loved Twenty Boy Summer.
Guitar Highway Rose - Brigid Lowry. Awesome title, awesome cover. Another Aussie one.


So many awesome covers, such vibrant colors. Such a shame they're all on my kindle. Me wants the paperbacks too :)

Meant to be - Tiffany King. I got this one for free on amazon. Never heard about it, but I can't say no to free books, can't I :)
Love Come to Me - Lisa Kleypas. This is a reissue of one of her earliest books.
Deep Blue Secret - Christie Anderson
Everblue - Brenda Pandos. Mermaids and Mermen :)
Bright Young Things - Anna Godbersen. This one I also got for free on amazon.
The Sky Is Everwhere - Jandy Nelson. I've heard so much good about this one, I finally had to see what all the fuss was about.

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get?
Happy Reading!

20 September 2011

YA-Lounge: And For Your Information... - Denise Deegan

Book Review: And For Your Information... by Denise Deegan

Sometimes you come across a book that surprises you. It doesn't happen all that often to me anymore. I guess I spend to much time on Goodreads and on other blogs. I hesitate writing a review of this book because I really think you should go read it first, and then come back and let me know what you thought.  Anyway, And For Your Information... is the second Butterfly Novel, the first one is And By The Way which you should have read before starting this one, as it's going the spoil it otherwise.

And For Your Information... by Denise Deegan. A Butterfly Novel

Everyone thinks they know who I am - ditzy Sarah, who cares more about appearances than she does about anything real. And yeah, I do care about what people think of me. Take my friends Alex and Rachel. We all go to Strandbrook College, Dublin. We're supposed to be best friends. But Alex and Rachel - they're really close. They tell each other things that they would never tell me. I try not to mind. And then there's Simon. He's my sort-of boyfriend but we hardly see each other. And when we do, I feel like he doesn't really 'see' me, you know? Everything's such a mess right now. My dad left us to be with Her; my mum is really angry all the time; and my brother Louis, he just doesn't care. I guess that's why the shoplifting started. It makes me feel good. In control. I just want everything to change. And it does. The day I got caught...

My Review

Oh, you're still here?! (or back again :) )

I still think one should start reading this book without knowing anything about it. Because I didn't. And let me tell you, this book took my heart out of my chest and punched it. Several times. Then it put it back all battered and bruised.
So, yeah, I've already destroyed it for you. I'm sorry.

I started And For Your Information... right away when cute Postie came by with it. Maybe it was the wrong time for me, as I just had some very bad Family news and still felt really emotional. I wanted to read something that cheered me up and I thought this would be the perfect book for that. I was wrong.
It started already in the beginning of the book. The scenes between Sarah and her mother felt so real and raw, they made me feel so frustrated I wanted to punch something.
I've read And For Your Information in one day. In the end I actually hid it under my bed because I didn't want to finish it, so I tried to ignore it, but that didn't work obviously.

14 September 2011

Wishing Wednesdays #1

- Wishing Wednesdays is a new feature I created because I like pretty things. Just because I'm currently broke doesn't mean I can't wish for thing, right? Wishing Wednesdays is exactly what it sounds like. I'll be featuring book-related things that are on my WishList. -

The Book Locket Necklace

First up is a little thing called a book locket. I've been wishing for one of these since like forever. Every christmas and every birthday I hint at it and I still don't have one :). For me they're just the perfect thing. I loooove books, obviously, they are my best friends. I also like to make my own jewellery, I love creating something with my hands. Having a bookish-necklace would be a perfect way of representing my Reader-status and be stylish at the same time.

There are many different types of book locket necklaces. Romantic, Girly, Steampunky, Sophisticated, Antique, Story-themed, Author themed. The following ones are some my favourites (links go to etsy):
A Beautiful Reader

Silver Book Locket   

Ruby Sunset
Book Locket Owl and Flower Necklace
My One and Only Steampunk Book Locket
That's my Wednesday Wish for today :)

10 September 2011


Sorry for the confusion. My blogger app for iPhone decided to just randomly switch back to my book-blog when I in fact was blogging for my personal blog. Sorry again.
I have deleted the personal post, but I know it will still be there and readable on google reader.
Embarrassing ;(

In My Mailbox #26

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

I've had some problems with my internet this week, which really annoyed me as I have a ton of reviews to post, in fact it made me so annoyed that I was close to throwing my laptop out of the window several times. Worked all morning today to finally get it fixed and it seems to work a bit better now. *Happy-Dance*. Anyway, without the distraction of my laptop I got quite some reading done :). So, this is what I got this week. Links go as usual to Goodreads. Pictures taken with iPhone.

I'm Not Her - Janet Gurtler. Even though I didn't like the plot/story in If I Tell, I liked the writing a lot, so I decided to check out Gurtlers debut.
Vanish - Sophie Jordan. The sequel to Firelight. 'Squeeeee'. Love the cover, breathtakingly beautiful!
Going Underground - Susan Vaught. Sounds certainly interestingly different.

Twenty Boy Summer - Sarah Ockler. Don't know why I haven't read this before, but, well, I'm still new to YA.

All These Things I've Done - Gabrielle Zevin. Like this cover, I expected the white-one, so it was quite a surprise when I saw this. Sounds like an exciting book :)

The Beginning of After - Jennifer Castle. (The cover really reminds me of If I Tell by Janet Gurtler)

Isle of Night - Veronica Wolff. Sounds really interesting!!

Flat-Out Love - Jessica Park


Signed Bookmark by Victoria Schwab - The Near Witch. Isn't it preeettty and shiny?? And yes, my walls are pink :)

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get?
Happy Reading!

03 September 2011

In My Mailbox # 25

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

Hello and welcome to my IMM. I got a few books this week I'm really excited about and can't wait to read. Please excuse the bad quality of the photos, I only had my phone at hand when it came to taking pictures, that's also why there are so many of them :). All links go as usual to Goodreads.

Chain Reaction - Simone Elkeles. I loved the two previous ones in the serious, looking forward to reading this.
Shut Out - Kody Keplinger. OMG, I'm Kody's biggest fan! Review coming on Monday.
And for Your Information... - Denise Deegan.( A Butterfly Novel, #2 in a series) I loved this one, it made me cry. The butterflies on the cover are cute :)

Soul Beach - Kate Harrison. The Colors! Look at the colors! I want to have this cover as a poster on my wall. It's so gorgeous. Really looking forward to reading this, as I'm a big fan of Kate's adult novels.

Pure Red - Danielle Joseph. Cute little book with lots of color in the story.

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - Claudia Carroll. This book was sent to me from Harper Collins. Not really sure why, maybe I won it in a competition somewhere?
Star Struck - Jane Lovering. I love Jane's previous novel, short review here. Can't wait to read this one!

Families and Other Nonreturnable Gifts - Claire LaZebnik. I'm currently reading this and l'm loving it so far. I'm a big fan of Claire LaZebnik.

Welcome to my World - Miranda Dickinson. When I was browsing on the bookdepository I saw that this book was really cheap, so I just had to buy it :)

Kindle Books:

Graffiti Moon - Cath Crowley (Netgalley)
The Sweetest Thing - Christina Mandelski (Netgalley)
Dash & Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
If I Tell - Janet Gurtler (Netgalley)

That's it from me this week, what did you all get?
Happy Reading!