Monday, February 28, 2011

February 2011 Cover Reveals!

I've decided to add a little unique post at the end of every month. I don't know if other people have done this before but so far I haven't seen anyone do this. I decided to post up all the cover reveals that occurred during the entire month at the end of it all! I think its a pretty good idea since a lot of people tend to just post about book reveals all at the same time and it spams my inbox. I mean I don't know which blogger to comment on anymore! So I decided to post about all the cover reveals at the end of all the revealing. Haha. Besides, I like seeing all these amazing covers in one blog post. SO PRETTY!

So without further ado! Here are the beautiful reveals!

The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles #1) by Kady Cross - May 24th, 2011
Goodreads: She thought there was something wrong with her. She was right.
Finley Jayne has known for quite some time that she isn’t ‘normal,’ but when she beats up the son of her employer and is forced to flee, she stumbles into a world where there are bigger freaks than her. They take her in, treat her like family and demand her trust. How can Finley trust them when she can’t trust herself? And why is she drawn to the powerful Griffin as well as the dangerous Jack? She has to get herself under control before she gets into trouble she can’t get out of.

Griffin King is one of the most powerful men in Britain but he couldn’t save his best friend from almost dying. He is determined to save Finley and help her become the person he knows she can be, but there’s evil afoot in London. Machines have attacked humans under the orders of a nefarious criminal called The Machinist. He has sworn to protect his country against such a threat, but he’s never faced any foe like this. However, when he discovers The Machinist’s connection to his past, Griffin vows to end the villain once and for all — but he’ll need the help of all his friends, including the beautiful Finley Jayne – the girl in the steel corset.
Hourglass by Myra McEntire - May 24th, 2011
Goodreads: For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Jessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica #2) by Beth Fantaskey - January 9, 2012

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
Goodreads: Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums.

She never questioned if the stories were true.

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want—only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing.

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can’t stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens—or somewhere darker.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead - August 23rd, 2011
Everlasting (The Immortals #6) by Alyson Noel - June 7th - 2011

Lost in Time (Blue Bloods #6) by Melissa De la Cruz - October 4th, 2011

So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (Theatre Illuminata #3) - September 13th, 2011

Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White - August 30th, 2011

Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan - September 6th, 2011

Wherever you go by Heather Davis - November 14th, 2011
Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?
As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?
Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.

After Obsession by Carrie Jones & S.E. Wedel - April 2011
Goodreads: There is a river spirit tormenting a town in Maine. Two teens named Amie and Alan, battle it when it tries to possess Alan’s cousin and Amie’s best friend.  

P.S. This is all I could gather. Want to help me out with next months cover reveal? Email me with the images of new cover reveals for the month of March 2011. You will be mentioned for helping out. :D



It's Monday, What am I reading? #12

This is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World Of Books. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

What I'm Reading:

Comments: Man, I've been waiting to read this book since I finished the first book. But I found other series I want to venture into and instead of buying sequels like I should I bought the first books of a lot of series. o.o But I eventually got around to it, See! I'm reading it *ways the book in the air*

What I've read this week:

What are you guys reading this Monday? Let me know. :D


Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bookshelf Showcase #2

BookShelf Show Case is a once a month meme hosted by AwesomeSauce Book Club You can show off your personal book shelf or another book shelf you find really fun or that you love.

My bookshelf after a month! :D More like one shelf. I didn't bother posting about the other shelves because they're pretty much the same. The picture above you can see all my YA books and some books that are a little mix to the left. They're my little TBR pile. Of course its larger than that. But this is what I could fit on this shelf. I need to get new shelves. There is absolutely no more space for my books. o.o A few more books and I'll have to start stacking them on my floor. -.- I bought a only a few books since I couldn't go out for 2 weeks. It isn't much.

My previous bookshelf showcase can be found here.

Hows your bookshelf looking this month?


Saturday, February 26, 2011

In My Mailbox #8

A weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, where we post all books we have received where in the mail, bought or got from the library.

From Book Depository:
The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky
Myself When Young By Daphne Du Maurier
The Iron Witch By Karen Mahoney

From Jashammal Bookstores:
One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
The Difference A Day Makes by Carole Mathews
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

From Pull n Bear:
Minnie Bag

This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars

What did you guys get? Let me know below. 


On my wishlist #10

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.

Comments: Today, I will be going through a herd of angry but peaceful protesters just to get this book! I'm going crazy! I want the second book already! -.-

Comments: Now, I really need to stop brushing this off. I love love the first book and I remember being so excited to get the next book but there were so many other books to get. -.- fail. I know. haha. I'll be getting this soon as well! 

Whats on your wishlist this week? Let me know below.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost

Title: Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Started: 23/2/11
Finished: 25/2/11
Goodreads | Review List

Goodreads Synopsis: 

Flirting with the grave...
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father--the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.

In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner--are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her new found status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.


I can't believe I haven't read this until now! But I am so glad I turned down buying The Awakening and Bloody Valentine just to start this series off. This book literally had me laughing and on my toes!

So much action, humor and a hell lot of sexual tension and love! All positive reviews I've read led me to the right path and book to read during these bad times. I couldn't stop reading! I would have finished this yesterday but there were too many distractions, like the internet for example and uni. haha. I loved it! Jeaniene Frost's writing is somewhat similar to J.R.Wards writing which made me love it more. 

I've heard so much of Cat and Bone's love and how Bones was so hot and yummy! But no one mentioned he had an accent. That made me frail all over the place much more than I thought.

I know, this review is all over the place! I'm writing this while watching the new episode of Vampire Diaries! WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING WITH THAT! O.O (Unrelated I know)

Even though the ending made me cry and I can't believe Cat just did that. This is my fav adult Urban Fantasy book! I loved it! If you're 18 and over and haven't picked it up yet, I recommend you do! You will not be disappointed! 5 stars! 5 stars!!! Jeaniene Frost is a freaking genius! I'm going to go past a whole roundabout full of angry protesters just to go to the mall to buy the next book. :D


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #11

"Waiting On" Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone's excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

Expected Release: March 22nd 2011
Goodreads Synopsis: 
What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.

1. The cover is gorgeous!
2. The story sounds amazing
3. and I want it! :D

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Let me know here!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

Title: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Started: 19/2/11
Finished: 22/2/11


Well, that was one hell of a ride. I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading this series.

I first heard about The Hunger Games from my cousin (Who I mention a lot of in this blog). Its synopsis did not appeal to me and what did was all the positive reviews about it. Bit by bit I kept on reading and seeing it everywhere in the Blogosphere. Eventually, my local bookstore started selling the series and then I bought all three and started reading them!

Now, I've just finished the last book in the series and I would say. It didn't appeal to me like how Vampire Academy would but it was so close. It was a real EPIC story. The whole story was realistic in its own way. I literally imagined myself living in such a place. I wasn't really okay with how it ended. It just all seemed too ack for me, I really didn't like it at all but oh well.

The book was paced and an easy read. I enjoyed how exciting each event became as well as unpredictable. It will blow you away completely. I felt like I experienced a lot after reading this series. Suzanne Collins wrote an unforgettable book full of thrilling action, pain and love. The book was unputdownable and I highly recommend it to all.


Teaser Tuesday #10

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading, wherein we share teasers (not spoilers) from the books we're currently reading.

Teaser:  ""Katniss" I jump at the proximity of the sound. Look frantically for its source, bow loaded, seeking target to hit. "Katniss."" - pge 355
Comments: 100 pages to go and I cannot wait to read how it ends. I'll finish it today! So I can focus on working on a group assignment due on Thursday. o.o Anyways, I'm loving the series! :D Its so exciting! Wh00p!

Whats on your Teaser Tuesday this week? Let me know!

Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Monday, What am I reading? #11

This is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World Of Books. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

What I'm Reading:

Comments: I'm already half way through and since I have the UK version theres a lot more pages I have to get through! But so far its exciting! As you can see Bahrain is back to kind of normal. Despite everything Bahrain will always remain peaceful. o.o Its amazing really. The amount of expats here who literally exaggerated. o.O Anyways! Once the malls are open, I'm rushing out to buy more books. I'm running out of YA books to read! I need to stock up just in case something happens again. O.O

What I've read this week:


Sunday, February 20, 2011

7 Fact Award! (Check me out you might be Awarded!)

Things to do:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. Post seven random facts about yourself.
3. Pass on the award along to 15 other worthy bloggers.

Thank you Nadea for this awesome award! Visit her blog here.

1. I'm a student trying to get my Bachelors Degree in Business Informatics but my passion is books and design.
2. I can paint. I used to spend 5 hours just painting. 

3. I'm a realism sketch artist.
 4. I'm the middle child. I have an older sister and a younger sister as well as a little brother. Me and my younger sister have the tendency of being forgotten but since my older sister moved out. I became the eldest in the house. YAY ME!
5. Everyone calls me the Golden Child in the family. Because I'm a nerd and have weird talents. haha. but now my little sister is getting some of the spotlight (THANK GOD) because shes really good in cooking while I suck at it. haha.
6. Me and my siblings get harassed in our neighborhood sometimes, because we are half Filipino and can speak English while we look arab.
7. I just got my license and I'm still trying to fight my fear of driving on highways. haha.

And now I pass this award to the following blogs (in no particular order), You guys don't need to post up something like this. I just love spreading the love!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

On my wishlist #9

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.

Goodreads Synopsis: 
17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.


I've heard many awesome things about this series and all the covers look amazing! Especially the last book. I hope I get it soon. :D

Whats on your wishlist? Let me know in the comment section below! :D