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?

Answer: 
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?

Answer:
 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:

Reviews:

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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

Summary:
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"
Summary:
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
her.
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:
 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Cover Crazy: Between the Sea & Sky

 Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Bookworms, showcasing covers worth going crazy over.
 
This week I'm crazy about...

Between the Sea & Sky
by Jaclyn Dolamore



I love how the model is floating midair, surround by those swirls of mist. It's very fitting for the title. I also like you only see her body waist up.

I like the colors in this cover. It gives off a calm, soothing feel.







Summary:
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren—the highest calling a mermaid can have. When Dosinia runs away to the mainland, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood—a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great, it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

What do you think about this cover? What covers are you crazy over this week? Leave me a link and I'll visit.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Midnight Summer Festival Kick Off


Today is the start of the Midnight Summer Festival! Hosted by: Rabid Reads, Mission To Read & Deranged Book Lovers.

This event will highlight and cover everything in the name of mythology.

From July 10th to July 20th there will giveaways, author interviews, and posts relating to mythology. Just check out the participating blogs.

Wanna join in on the fun? Just sign up by clicking on the banner above this post.


I love about Greek mythology, especially how it's use to  explain about the mysteries and lessons in life. Take the myth of Hades and Persephone for an example . It explains why there are changes in the seasons.  I'm going to put a huge post about this myth later this week. I can't til you guys see it!

There are so many great mythology books coming out this year. I only read a few mythological books, but my favorite one has to be Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton. I'll tell more about this book in my review that I'll post up on Tuesday. Til then stay tune for more posts :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Crazy Giveaways Alert

Book Addict is having a 100 followers giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a book(s) of their choice from The Book Depository that does not exceed $20 US Dollars. Ends July 13th

 
Bookish is giving away copy of Nighshade and Wolfsbane. Ends July 30th.


Help We Fancy Books pick a book to pre-order and you might win a copy of  following books. Ends August 8th.


Good Luck!

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    Waiting on Wednesday: The Night Circus


    "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...
    The Night Circus
    by Erin Morgenstern  
     Pub Date: September 13, 2011

    Summary:
    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.
    But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
    True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

    Aww two lovers pin against in a magical duel! Can't wait to read it!

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

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011

    Cover Crazy: Forsaken Harbor

     Cover Crazy is a weekly meme hosted by The Bookworms, showcasing covers worth going crazy over. 

    This week I'm crazy about...



    The model is so gorgeous in the red dress and look at her hair. She's practically glow.

    Love the blocky font of the title and how it just intercepts each other like a crossword puzzle. 

    I like the cascade of gears on the side of the cover and how the gears are just overlapping each other.


      

    Summary:
    The Secret Clock Society has infiltrated every aspect of the government. You can’t hide from them, you can’t out run them—the only choice is to surrender or die fighting. Well, Summer’s found her voice and her confidence. She’ll fight if necessary, but for now she’s on the run. And the only place that can offer her refuge is the one city that’s been devastated with disease and death. Full of savages, Forsaken Harbor holds her life on the edge of a knife. Is there still hope to be found here after all? Or will survival mean savagery?

    What do you think about this cover? What covers are you crazy over this week? Leave me a link and I'll visit.

    Monday, July 4, 2011

    IceyPick July: Answer It


    Wanna join in? Click here.

    If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you be? Tell us why!


    The only paranormal creatures that came to my head were vampires, werewolves and faeries.  I don't want to be any of those creatures. Hmm would a mermaid be considered a paranormal creature? I always wanted to go deep sea sucuba diving, but I don't know how to swim (yet).  It'll be fun out there in the open sea.

    Saturday, July 2, 2011

    Review: Leviathan

    Leviathan 
    by Scott Westerfeld  
    Release Date:  Oct. 6, 2009
    Genre: Steampunk, Adventure, Historical Fiction
    Series: Leviathan #1

    First Line: "The Austrian horses glinted in the moonlight, their riders standing tall in the saddle, swords raised."

    Summary:
    Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men. 

    Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

    With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.


    My Thoughts:
    Leviathan is a non-stop action story, set in an imaginative steampunk world, with two very sympathetic protagonists and amazing illustrations. This is my first time reading steampunk and I LOVED it. 

    The imagination that Scott Westerfeld puts into Leviathan is amazing. He takes you into a world in the brink of war. One side, the Darwinist,  have genetically modified "beasties", while the other side, the Clankers, have incredible machinery. Now meet Alek, an ex-prince on the run, and Deryn, a cross-dressing girl in the British Air Service. I love both of theses characters and enjoyed reading their alternating point of views through out the novel.

    The two main characters have amazing adventures on their own, but when their paths cross, things start to get really interesting. Leviathan will keep you turning pages and anxious for the next book in the series. Highly recommended.

    You have to watch this book trailer! You'll see how amazing the illustrations really are.


    Rating:

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