Friday, May 6, 2011

SHORTIE SAYS...: Wither Giveaway!

SHORTIE SAYS...: Wither Giveaway!

I want to read this book soo bad!!! Please enter the contest.

Follow Me Friday

Parajunkee is the hostess to this awesome opportunity for new Bloggers (like me) to promote their blogs and get more followers. Isn't it awesome? I find it awesome. You also get to find new blogs that interest you. Personally, I'm having lots of fun.

Magnet4Books' Reviews: 100 follower giveaway! :)

Magnet4Books' Reviews: 100 follower giveaway! :)

Awesome giveaway! I just began following her and became her 200th follower! lol, seems silly but for some reason I find it ironic that she's celebrating her 100th follower and I became her 200th. Call me ridiculous if you want.
Entered the contest and hope to win! (Fingers crossed)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vampire Stalker Book Trailer

The Vampire Stalker
Scholastic Point
June 1, 2011
What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world—and came into yours?
Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

This book sounds so good! I really want to read it because it sounds very good.


Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight (Firelight, #1)

Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight #1

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet of her kind, she nearly pays with her life, only to be spared by a beautiful stranger sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki--a descendant of dragons whose ability to shift into human form is her best defense.
Forced to flee into the mortal world, Jacinda struggles to adapt. The one bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irrestibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away - if it dies she will be left a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and irresistible passion ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide ...


I loved the book! It was just so intense and full of passion. While Will and Jacinda met in a cave where she was hiding from hunters, I just knew that it would be intense. I mean, since that first time they saw each other and Jacinda mentioned 'the pull' she felt towards him it was obvious where that relationship was going. Not only because he's a hunter and she they prey, but also because she's supposed to be Cassian's mate. That changes when she flees with her mother and twin sister into the human world and goes to school like a human.
I understood her anger with her mother because I would probably be mad too if MY OWN mom wanted to kill a part of me. It was very frustrating seeing how she and her mom fought over that because clearly Jacinda was right. Her Draki is a part of her.
The characters are very well-developed and the plot line was ok. Will fell in love with her pretty quickly and at the end is revealed why, or at least a theory. He's very protective and loving. But sometimes she gave me the impression that she was just using him because she didn't want her Draki to whither away, though later she said she couldn't be away from her and that she loved him. It was all so intense!
I only found one tiny, little flaw: The climax of the story wasn't nearly as explosive as I thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong, I loved the book and saw it coming, but the climax of the story wasn't quite what I expected. I thought something huge would happen! Heck, I hoped it. But I was a bit disappointed. It was an amazing cliff hanger, though and so I hope to be able to read the second book. 

Author's website

Book Trailer:
Rating: 4.0


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Updating My Reading List

My GoodReads list says what I’m currently reading, or about to read, but right now I’ll tell you all about it.

I finished reading Nightshade by Michelle Rowen

I’m currently reading Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Firelight (Firelight, #1)

I will read next Awakened by P.C Cast

Tell me what you think.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nightshade by Michelle Rowen

Author: Michelle Rowen
Series: Nightshade (Book 1)
Publication Date: February 1, 2011
You can get the book here.

Jillian Conrad never believed in vampires-until she was unwillingly injected with a serum that was supposed to act as a deadly poison to them. Now, tormented half-vampire Declan Reese wants her blood to destroy the undead kingdom. Unfortunately, the serum has also made her blood irresistible to all vampires-including Declan, whose desire for Jillian is more than mere hunger.


Jill most definitely had the worst lunch break ever, and it wasn't because she lost her place in line or got back to work late for all those other orders she had to take back to her frriends. Oh, no. But I guess that would have preferred that instead of having a mad scientist grab her by the hair and inject her with a deadly serum that hurt like hell. Or see that same mad scientist get killed by The Terminator who strode in talking crap about Vampires. But that's exactly what happened to Jillian Conrad and she embarked on the adventure of her life along with an unfeeling dhampyr who could easily kill her to destroy the Vampire king but they have to do it while they protect each other because, against her better judgment because after all he's the one who kidnapped her, she finds herself falling in love with Declan. Even though he's not the handsomest man out there but his feelings for her, when out there, are truthful.

In this captivating story the mythology about Dhampyrs and Vampires is just amazing. While this isn't the first book I've read with Dhampyrs in it--Vampire Academy being a really good view into that world of half-breeds and Night Huntress series another one--this one was more morbid from the romanticized ones.  It was a bit frustrating seeing how Declan struggled to keep his emotions under control with a serum his step-dad , who I believe is a scientist too, created so he wouldn't embrace his vampire half, because he wasn't evil or anything. sure, he was a Dhampyr and there are two kinds of Vampires--the humanoid ones with talons and sharp teeth, scary stuff--but Declan was the perfect kind. While this isn't the first book by Michelle Rowen I've read, this one definitely became one of my favorites.

Rowen is so good at making you believe what you read and keeping it fast-paced so you will be asking for more at the end of the book. The betraying party was pretty obvious since the beginning. The characters very believable, specially Jillian who isn't exactly super strong or powerful in kind of way and relied only on herself and mental strength to function after such traumatic experience. And--best of all--Declan. It was nice having a not-so-perfect male protagonist. Sometimes perfection sucks. He isn't the handsomest men. He isn't perfect. He doesn't even feel much as far as feelings go because of the serum he takes to keep himself under control. Though the whole I'm-afraid-of-what-I-might-do-to-you thing is the usual about a vampire (half breed in this case). Still, his imperfections became the most perfect thing about him. It made him more realistic for the reader as well as for Jill. 

In conclution, you should most definitely read this amazing urban fantasy thriller. It will grab your attention from page one of course because Jill's voice is so realistic and coherent when describing her surroundings that I'm sure you won't be able to put down. And, like me, you will beg for the sequel (Bloodlust) which I believe is released in July 5, 2011. Cool, uh? We don't have to wait that long. 

Author's website

Rating: 5.0

Trailer of Book:

There's also an anthology that takes place a few days after the end of the book. Check it out here.