Sunday, August 7, 2011

Crazy Giveaway Alerts

 Le' Grande Codex is giveaway the first three books of the Iron Druid Chronicles. Ends today at midnight.

The Tales Compendium is having a great giveaway with a huge selection of books you can choose from. Ends August 11th.

 Read Me Bookmark Me Love Me is having a 850 follower giveaway.
 One lucky winner will win a book part of a May- June release. Another lucky winner will win a book part of an August- October release. Ends August 15th.

In Between Writing and Reading is having a giveaway for her 18th birthday.
One lucky winner could win 4 books from a list of 20 book list. Another lucky international follower will win one book. Ends August 29th.

Mimi Valentine is having a 100 followers giveaway.
One lucky winner who can choose a book from the following list. Ends August 30th.

Laine's Fiction Book's Corner is having a 200 follower giveaway.
One lucky winner will win his/ her choice of any 2 books from a list of 10 books. A 2nd winner will win a book of his/ her choice. Ends September 18th

Pages of Forbidden Love is having a giveaway for her 21st birthday.
One lucky winner could a book of his/ her choice from The Book Depository.

Book Passion for Life is giveaway three swag packs, two of which is for only for UK. There is one for internationals. If you are going to enter this giveaway, please mention that I refer you to this giveaway. If I win, I promise to share it with you guys :) Ends September 1st.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Zombie Edition

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

This week I'm waiting on...
by Kirsty Mckay
Pub Date: September 1st, 2011
Being new at school bites. But at least it doesn't kill you. Mostly.

Bobby thinks she might well be on the School Trip from Hell. Too bad she's a noob, too bad her classmates don't rate her weirdo accent and too bad that Scotland is having the worst blizzard since the Ice Age. Looks like she's going to be on this school bus for a quite a while; could things get much worse?

Yep. They could.

Inexplicably, her classmates start dying...and then they come back to life again...and what's more, they're very, very hungry.

With nowhere to run and no contact with the outside world, Bobby is thrown together with a raggle-taggle group of survivors at a roadside café. There's indie kid drop-out Smitty, the class beauty queen Alice, dweeby Pete and two near useless adults: a half-conscious bus driver and a volatile petrol station attendant.

The frenemies struggle to stay alive - through explosions, deadly battles and a breakneck chase through the snowbound wilderness. Somehow they have to make it to safety - and get some answers - no matter what the cost.

Can they survive the Undead? And each other?

by Ilsa J. Bick
Pub Date: September 6th 2011
It could happen tomorrow...

A cataclysmic event. An army of "The Changed."
Can one teen really survive on her own?

An electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky, destroying every electronic device and killing billions. For those spared, it's a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human...

Desperate to find out what happened and to avoid the Changed, Alex meets up with Tom---a young army veteran---and Ellie, a young girl whose grandfather was killed by the electromagnetic pulse.

This improvised family will have to use every ounce of courage they have just to survive. 

by Isabella Kruger
Pub Date: September 13th 2011
“I walked into a dark alley somewhere near our compound .I was use to doing the rounds every night. Lord knows I was tougher than most of the males around. I had taught myself how to use a gun and how to survive. No one, not even the hard core survivalists thought that the world would end the way that it did.”

Eighteen-year-old Ethnee Daffy is a freedom fighter, fighting the evils of the apocalypse. For the last 3 years she has battled down Zombies and weird looking government officials. However, her life changes when she meets Aiden a Zombie who claims that he is still half human and that he knows how to cure humanity . Will Aiden and Ethnee find the cure to safe humanity?

 Other WoW editions:

What are you waiting on this week? Leave me a link and I'll visit. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harry Potter Parodies

Well that's it. The books are finished and the movies are now over, but don't despair. As along as us Harry Potter fans are stay strong, Harry Potter will live on. Wow. That sounds a bit corny, but it's true. I want to show guys awesome examples how us fans are keeping Harry Potter alive

This is a sweet music video about the love between a Slytherin and Gryffindor. It makes think about the love Snape had for Lily.

I bet this was how you guys were like at the midnight premiere

Smosh made this video nuf' said. Oh don't worry about the thumbnail picture. That's a guy dressed as Hermione.

I love all the videos of Potter Puppet Pals. This one is my favorite.

Do you know that every the Quidditch World Cup for Muggles is hosted every year in New York? Click here to learn more. If you could would you join a quidditch team?

I haven't watch A Very Potter Musical yet, but I heard it's hilarious. It's 2 hours and 46 minutes long and there's a squeal. Click here to see a playlist of the playlist and here for its sequel.

What do you guys think about these videos?

Follow Friday & Blog Hop

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question: 
What do I do when I are not reading?

Well, besides blogging I listen to music everyday. Haha I need my daily intake of kpop. I sometimes watch anime and some asian drama, but most of my time is spent watching my little one year old brother.

Book Blogger Hop Blogger Hop hosted by Crazy for Books
This week's question is:
How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?

 I mostly get my books from my library branch, ordering the books I want online. I don't really buy books, because I'm trying to save my money.

Weekly Memes:


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Thanks for stopping by. Leave me your link to your answers and I'll visit it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Myth of Persephone

The myth of Persephone is my favorite Greek myth. If you read Abandon by Meg Cabot or The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter, you may have some idea about this myth.

Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, the goddess of harvest. She was out picking flowers one day when she was abducted by Hades, the god of the underworld. Hades, of course wanted to make Persephone his queen of the underworld.

Nobody knew where Persephone taken to. Demeter abandoned her duties and started to search everywhere for her. Droughts began and earth ceased to be fertile. When she found out what happen to Persephone from Helios, the god of the sun, she was enraged. She went straight to Zeus and demanded the return of their daughter from Hades.

Hades reluctantly agree to return Persephone, but before she left he gave her a pomegranate to eat. There are multiple variations for this part of the myth, depending on where the myth is being told. Different climates have different season lengths and the myth was change to fit. Some say she swallowed four seeds. Others say six seeds. Each seed she ate represents a month she'll have to stay in the underworld.

Demeter was overjoyed when Persephone return.Her return from the underworld marks the beginning of spring. Because Persephone ate a food of the dead, she must return to the underworld at the end of harvest and winter begins. 

Waiting on Wednesday: Half-Blood

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

This week I'm waiting on...
Pub Date: October 18th, 2011

The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure-bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. 

Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: 

Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden.

Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

 I'm curious as to know learn more about daimons. Why are they being hunted down? Why would Alex be made into one? Half-Blood is sounds like a very interesting book and I'm eagerly waiting for it's release.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave me a link and I'll visit. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Darkness Becomes Her

Genres: Mythology, Paranormal, Romance
Pub Date: February 22nd 2011

First Lines: "Under the cafeteria table, my right knee bounced like a jackhammer possessed"
Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is. Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.
She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of
Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

My Thoughts:

Darkness Becomes Her completely took me by surprise. I didn't expect that I'll be reading about vampires, witches, shifters, a kick ass heroine and a Greek myth with a twist.

Ari is the type of person who can take of herself. She can easily take down monsters with no problem. Her search for her biological parents takes us to New 2. Along the twist and turns in this journey, romance will bloom and questions will be answered. 

My only complaint with this book is the romance between Ari and Sebastian happen way too fast. Sure he's dark and edgy, but you barely knew each other for a day and you're already smoothing. Yeah..other than that I loved this book.

Darkness Becomes Her is a high originally novel with characters you can't help, but love. I promise you this book won't disappoint. 

My Rating:
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