8/28/2011

News!

Hi Everyone! Just a little reminder: don't forget to tune in to the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards tonight at 9/8 c (if you're able to watch it live and not like who has to wait for a while -.-). Why you ask? Well there'll be an exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming movie: The Hunger Games (I'm sure you've heard of it ;D) presented by Jennifer Lawrence. So have fun watching and doing some fan girl squeals. (just like me xD)
Hugs,
Nat

8/16/2011

Book Birthday Shout Out (1)





Book Birthday Shout Out is a weekly meme from the Bewitched Bookworms to celebrate anxiously awaited new releases and their authors!

For months now I've been lusting over the cover and the blurb and now it's only a week until the release of....
Elemental Reality

Here's the synopsis (taken from goodreads):

When Callie Pierce was ten, her mother disappeared without a trace. On the eve of her disappearance twelve years later, the Earth seemingly comes alive. The elements spea
k to Callie, and that's only the beginning. Everything she has ever known was a twisted fabrication to protect her. Now the truth is set free. Callie and her sister are more powerful than any Faerie ever born. Now they have to use their powers to save their mother and family from the evil hands of fate that threaten to tear them apart. Welcome to her elemental reality.





About the author (with one of the most unique and awesomest names I've ever heard)(taken from her blog):
Hello! I'm Cesya, as you probably already know. I have a unique name and it's pronounced Sesha just to clear the confusion up. I have my BA in Business Adminstration and am ceritfied in Multi-Media/Production makeup artistry. I wasn't always a big fan of writing--funny, eh?--but it surely has grown on me! I love getting lost is these make-believe worlds. Once I get to talking about it you'd actually believe the place was real. With that said I leave you with this advice: Ideas pop into your head at the strangest of times. Don't let them go. Write them down right away and try to make a story out of it. Who knows, it may be worth while.


Finally a YA book in which the MC is not 16 or 17!
I can't wait to get to read this book (hopefully pretty soon) :)

Happy early Book Birthday!

8/10/2011

Update!


Hello lovely peeps!
As you might've noticed I've been pretty bad about updating this blog. :(
No I did not give up on this blog let's just say it was an unplanned Hiatus. So what happened?
Well a lot of craziness, most of it going by the name SCHOOL. I got pretty busy with all the exams and presentations that I hardly had time for anything besides studying. But now it's summer (even though the weather is cold and stormy and really ugly) and I have more time to run this blog, hopefully I'll still be able to continue on
ce school starts again in the fall, because I already know that it will be some busy months. Why? Weeeeeelll I'M GOING TO GRADUATE! Wuhu! Finally after 9 years I'll be done with High School! (Yes we do have 9 years of HS in Germany) But until then I hope to update regularly and there's one more thing to say:
I really hope to be able to post more soon :)
Love,

Natalie

4/05/2011

WE GOT PEETA AND GALE!!!!

So news just in we got ourselves a Peeta and a Gale :D
Peeta will be played by Josh Hutcherson, which is no surprise to me because he was one of the 2 guys we heard the most about. I'm totally fine with this decision, I know he's not blonde and blah but as I already said: It's the 21st century we have hair dyes and wigs :) plus I think Josh is super cute (fan girl squee here xD).
And now we have Gale: Liam Hemsworth. Ok we didn't hear much about the casting for Gale so Yes I'm surprised because to be honest for me it doesn't fit. Not that I don't like Liam, he just doesn't look like a Gale to me (even though he was one of the reasons which made The Last Song better (sorry Miley but you just can NOT act)) but yeah it just doesn't work for me but we'll see how it'll turn out.
So how EXCITED are you????? For my part: YAY JOSH! (for me he really has a Peeta face :D)
<- Yup he's a Peeta :)
Dear Liam: I hope you're a good actor, because for me you just DO NOT look like Gale ->












source:teen.com

3/23/2011

One real epic contest

So today I stumbled over the Blooming Books Giveaway hosted by Squeaky Books and 9 other blogs( The Elliot Review, That Hapa Chick, Bibliognome, Pensive Bookeaters, The Mod Podge Bookshelf, Lisa's World of Books, Fade Into Fantasy, See Scoot Read and Awesomesauce Bookclub). This giveaway is not only about winning NO you also get the chance to check out all of the great blogs participating and follow them. :)
You should know that I absolutely love spring (the sun comes out and the weather gets nicer and everything is just waking up, I can already feel that I'm much more awake in the morning now that there is some sun! :D) and I adore flowers so of course I looked at it and OMG! So first of all: It's International, which I,as a blogger based in Germany, always think is awesomesauce ;) but to add to the awesomeness: you can win a $100 (!!!!) gift card from either Barnes&Nobles,Amazon.com or Borders (your choice), there are several blogs participating and each blog will choose a 1st winner and a 2nd winner. Winner No.1 will be entered into the drawing for the $100 gift card and the 2nd winner will be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift card (which is also pretty awesome). Contest runs until April 1st so go ahead and enter, because well it's epic and if you have a huge TBR-Pile like me this will definitely help you to get some of the books you day-dream about reading. :D

3/20/2011

Another Mini-Challenge- TEAMS :)

So as you might know from my post yesterday I'm participating in Princess Bookie's Contest Craze (running until April 10th) if you haven't checked it out by now you really should. :)
So today's challenge is about Teams, so I decided to tell you not only about 1 but about 2 Teams. Here we go:
The Mortal Instruments: I'm sure almost every one of you knows this series, I mean it's pretty awesome so if you haven't read it by now: DO IT! The 2 Teams are Team Jace or Team Simon, well I have to say I'm Team Jace all the way, he cannot only be badass but also really sweet and he protects Clary no matter what. Of course I like Simon but I always have problems with teaming up with the best friend of the MC, because I, too, have some really good buddies and I could never imagine going out with one of them, because they are like brothers to me, so yeah I always have a hard-time with the love triangle that involves the best friend(as nice and sweet he might be), I just can't relate to it. (Same with Puck and Ash from The Iron King, Team Ash FTW (plus he has a darn good reason to be bad ass and not let anybody get in touch with him, so yeah xD)
But besides the Teams which I can choose pretty fast, there is one (until now) which I just canNOT decide who to Team up with. And this Teams are Team Ren and Team Shay from Nightshade (you might know this already because of my review :D). So why can't I decide? Well both of the guys have their good and bad qualities, while Shay tries to help Calla and respects her personal space (not like Ren :P) and is really sweet, but he also seems very pushy and I don't like that, and then there's Ren, who can be a total ass, but then he's the sweetest cupcake in the world. When I read the synopsis of Nightshade I was pretty sure I would side with Shay, because I wouldn't like to be forced to marry anyone because others tell me to, so um yeah I was really confident that I would Team up with Shay, but then you find: hey Ren's not too bad either, and the misery begins. xD
So my dear peeps tell me: which Team are you on and why? And if you've read Nightshade which Team did you choose?
Hugs from Germany :)

3/19/2011

My most anticipated upcoming book(well one of them :D)

Well my dear friends this is an entry for Princess Bookie's Contest Craze (you should really check out her blog, I mean after all she's got cupcakes in her layout :D).
It was really hard to decide which book is my most
anticipated but after thinking about it long enough I came to a conclusion: It's Vanish by Sophie Jordan and it's the second book in the Firelight series. I absolutely loved Firelight and the end of book one just makes me want to read Vanish ASAP! I felt so bad for Jacinda and really want to know what's going to happen to her plus the covers are just gorgeous! And not to forget the summary of Vanish sounds awesome and I kinda have the feeling
that I'll suffer through the story together with Jacinda. Another reason why I want it is the fact that Jacinda is a DRAKI! The books a nice break from all the Werewolves,Vampires,Fairies,etc. and let's face it Dragons are just awesomesauce! The only thing is: I just can't imagine Jacinda shifting into dragon form or how that dragon would look like because the image in my head is a cute little Dragon with small feet waddeling around like a duck xD
something like that:
well just with wings :D, but I also think that Jacinda can be very badass.
If I had a time machine I so would go forward to September, when Vanish is released because I cannot wait to read it, I already feel Jacinda's heartbreak. :( (yeah I know I'm weird sometimes)
So here's the summary, but I would recommend only reading it if you already read Firelight or if you're just plain curious, because in my opinion the Vanish summary makes you curious about what happened in Firelight :) (and it makes me curious why her hair is suddenly blonde and not red? hmmm questions over questions, which I cannot wait to be answered , seriously if someone feels like d
oing something really nice for me in the future, this is a hint! xD)
Summary: To save the life of the boy she
loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.
Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.
Happy Weekend to ya'll :)

3/17/2011

And We Got Our Katniss!


It's official people: Jennifer Lawrence will play Katniss in the movie version of The Hunger Games! So how excited are you about this? Or did you want some one else (like Hailee Steinfeld)to play the role? I think Jennifer is really pretty, it's not exactly how I imagined Katniss, but I think (well more hope) that Jennifer will do a good job (after all she was nominated for an Oscar!). My one wish is just that she'll either wear a wig or (probably) better dye her hair, because I don't think anyone of us wants Katniss to be blond, when every single one of us imagined her with brown/dark hair (which she is described with in the books).


EDIT:totally forgot to mention my source,well I got the news from teen.com

Well that ARE some news on St. Patrick's Day!
Hope ya'll started this day right with a bowl of Lucky Charms and a bright green shirt :D
Happy St. Patrick's Day and may the Luck of the Irish be with you ;)

3/16/2011

OMGLEEK

So how excited were you about last nights episode of Glee? Well I was super duper excited! Why? Because they did original songs and what can I say I LOVE the song Loser like me, it's the perfect anthem! And I mean who hasn't had someone telling you that you would never achieve a certain goal or gives you a weird look just because you're not like everyone else? So this song is perfect! I especially love the line: I'll get you back when I'm your boss :P
well actually all of the lyrics is inspiring (yup it inspired me) for just being who you are and telling off all the haters. :) (A big Hurray on being proud to be a g(L)eek!)
Another song I loved was the duet by Kurt and Blaine, who covered Candles by Hey Monday a song I absolutely adore.
One thing made me go really mad though: There is a scene of the Jury room and the conservative Judge (who obviously should portrait the stereo type of extreme conservative people, but still) she said that The Warblers would send the wrong message, because in her opinion "Being gay is not OK" and my dear readers let me tell you BEING GAY IS DEFINITELY OK! It doesn't matter who you love (Yes, Lady GaGa is so darn right with her song Born this way) So you're a guy who likes guys or a girl who likes girls SO WHAT? I don't get why some people are getting all upset about it, it's not like gay people have a disease or something like that, all they want is to be accepted and loved for who they are and I think it would make the world so much better if all these gay-hating people would finally start to accept them and not go bonkers over it! (after all there are some people who commit suicide, because they're gay and can't deal with the hate they get from some people) And, yes, I do have gay friends, so when I found out about them being gay it sure was a big change, BUT they're still my friends and it didn't change my way of thinking about them, we're still as close as before. So when I hear how some people gossip about it and get mean I just want to yell at those gossipers and urrgh! (I mean do they really think that they are better than everyone else?) It makes me mad!
But back to Glee: yes the woman was meant to be parodistic and you could actually smile about the waaaay to extreme statements she made), and the nun was just hillarious, because she was all "Oh hell no you assaulting woman, you did NOT just say that! xD And I also like that Glee in general is dealing with the problems of Kurt (I just love his relationship with Blaine it's sooooo cute!). Well I really loved this episode of Glee (yes I know that I repeated myself xD)

So you can expect a review of Inside Out over the weekend, because I just have to promote this book because of it's awesomeness :D

Hugs from Germany! :)

3/13/2011

Holy Pfannkuchen

I know you're wondering holy what? well Pfannkuchen is the german version of pancakes and I just had to label this post that way because that was my exact thought when I read about the following Giveaway:
It's hosted by Monica S. over at The Bibliophilic Book Blog and runs until April 5th. What you can win that made me shout Holy Pfannkuchen? Well it's either an E-READER of your choice or a gift-card from a book store of your choice both up to $200!!!!!! Yeah I almost fell out of my bed when I read it. So head on over to enter this giveaway of pure awesomeness and good luck! :)

3/12/2011

Let's talk Mockingjay

So um I just finished the whole Hunger Games trilogy and I just need to type my feelings about it right now or otherwise they would eat me up! Well let's start with The Hunger Games: I loved this book so much the action in it was awesome and it was well paced i just couldn't put it down and it's definitely on my personal Must Read List, on which are the books I practically make my friends read xD. So after reading The Hunger Games I just HAD to read Catching Fire and again I was not disappointed, but something just itched me about it, I just can't put my finger on what exactly it was. And the there is Mockingjay well.....I also stayed up all night reading because I was eager to know the end and if Katniss would choose Peeta or Gale but along the way to the end some things just didn't quite fit with me like the fact that even though Katniss doesn't know which boy to choose she still goes around kissing both, leading them on instead of getting a little space from them and think about it. Another MAJOR point was that from the beginning of the book Katniss looses all the strength she has during Book 1 and 2 instead of being the strong independent woman we get to meet and love she now hardly makes her own decisions and get's forced into everything without trying to protest against it, although she always says how she doesn't want to be playing games of the others. It's exactly what she does, gone is her rebellious spirit and she's like a puppet. Then I missed all the action going on in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, of course there were the bloody fights and sure there was action BUT as soon as the action reaches it's boiling point Katniss somehow always blacks out and awakes at the hospital. The end of the book seems way too rushed and there a 2 deaths which really bother me and weren't even necessary but I'm not spoiling it by saying who dies. Well ok just highlight this area in which I rant about the 2 deaths:( So first of all Finnick why did he have to die after everything he's already been through and after finally starting to have a life? and then there's Prim it was a crucial,waaaay to fast death and i don't thin necessary but maybe that's just my opinion).In the end there are a few pages where I actually hate Katniss ( yeah I'm talking bout right after she said yes to the last Hunger Games where they would send the kids from the capitol, I mean come on those are kids they are not responsible for the war PLUS you all should know better how it feels to have somebody you love in that arena. Oh and wasn't it always the main reason to stop the capitol, because you hated the Hunger Games???). And then there is the end: Again Katniss can't even decide who she wants to be with she just kinda ends up with HIM, because he was there and the other one wasn't. It just was too shallow for me and I wish Katniss would've just thought everything through!
All in all I really recommend reading these books because Book 1 is just sheer awesomeness and if there would be a rating with more than 5 stars on goodreads.com I'd give it a loooot more. Suzanne Collins is a remarkable writer and knows exactly how to keep a reader glued to a book, her writing is great and she knows how to build up the action so you just can't keep away from reading the books! Catching Fire, too is a great book, not as good as the first one but still satisfying. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of the third one, I'll tell you that you just can't help yourself: You have to read it because you SO want to know how it all ends and if you did I'd love for you to come back here and tell me what you thought of Mockingjay and on what parts you just can't agree with me. :)
Hugs from Germany!

3/07/2011

Isn't it crazy?

So the awesome Cindy over at Princess Bookie is having something amazing for YA'll (;D) in store: she's hosting the 2011 Contest Craze! Starting on March 9th through April 10th she'll have contests, mini challenges and other crazy/fun stuff on her blog. What you can win? Well let me tell you IT'S A LOT! So mark your calendars and get ready to get crazy! :D

3/03/2011

If I Stay...feelings after reading it

Well first of all the summary: (taken from goodreads.com)
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...
A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make—and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

WOW! That's all I can say right now. This book...I just can't find the right words to describe it. I loved it, it "tug on my heartstrings" as some might say. And I'm not exaggerating the whole mood was sad, but in between there are the flashback's Mia has, remembering event's, which were important in her life and through which she tries to decide wether to wake up from her coma or if she should go, leave her life, her best friend, her love, the rest of her family.
So after the accident Mia is like a ghost wandering beside her body, seeing everything that happens around her and remembering past events, trying to make a decision about her life.
I loved Mia's and Adam's relationship, it seemed real and not forced, Mia isn't the kind of girl to gush over a guy, which is a nice change in between all the: "OMG he's like so perfect, and like so gorgeous, even though I don't know him I'm like totally in love."
I also enjoyed Mia's and Kim's friendship even though it had a bumpy start, it grew over the years and again it didn't seemed like: "ok every protagonist needs a friend let's just throw someone in" I could relate to it, to the conversations they had and to the things Kim did, because of Mia.
There were moments were I was about to tear up, but then I told myself: natalie don't cry, keep it together,blah,blah,blah well that was until different people come in to visit Mia and to tell her why she should or shouldn't stay and that it's all her decision wether to stay or to go. Yeah I teared up like a waterfall and while I'm thinking about it right now (20 minutes after finishing the book) I still get teary eyed! So all in all I think tears were rolling down for over a hundred pages and every time I thought I got a hold of myself there was another scene, which teared me up again and again. I think this was the first time ever for me crying while reading a book, actually I think the only time I ever cried about a story was while watching Titanic. The scene where the old couple lays on the floating bed hugging and the man giving his wife a kiss before going to sleep forever, just get's me almost every time!
But back to the book: It definitely is a must read! It broke my heart, but also made me fall in love with the characters. It made me wonder what will Mia choose, and it also made me question: What if I would be in this situation: would I stay or would I go?
Even though I don't get why USA Today says on the cover that "It will appeal to fans of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight". I mean the stories don't have anything similar about them, and no not even the love story, because Bella and Edward can't compare to Mia and Adam, because Mia and Adam's relationship seems to have more depth, but that's just my opinion.
So if you like a good story go and read 'If I Stay' plus: the second book called 'Where She Went' is coming out April 5th and I'm counting down the days!
I'd rate it 5 out of 5 points! :)

3/01/2011



Sorry guys, that i was off so many days. but i am so tired .




I have to do a practical training for my exams next year.Then i am going to study, but for the moment i have to do this.






General informations about it:



I do this practical training at hospital .



I am interested in medicins ,so i think this is a good possiblity to learn more about it.







i know maybe some of you will be annoyed of it , but i have to ask:



Do you know Mister Guttenberg, the german EX minister of defence?



and how do you think about him ,after he quit his job?






tell it to us,



love



Lara






2/18/2011

The Replacement



The Replacement: Review

Title: The Replacement

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Published by: Razorbill (U.S.) , Simon and Schuster (UK)

Year: 2010

Pages: 375

Where I got it from: thalia.de U.S Cover->


<-U.K. Cover


I definitely like the U.S. cover better it’s just different from all the books that have people on their covers, which are recently a lot, and therefore it stands out. Even though I like the U.K. cover, it also reminds me a lot on the cover of Fallen by Lauren Kate.

Synopsis: (from goodreads.com)

Mackie Doyle is not one of us. Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, he comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement, left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is fighting to survive in the human world.


Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.

Review:

Ok so first of all I love that this book is written entirely out of the PoV of a guy, which makes it special, but also the story is special.

Mackie Doyle is not human and he know’s it right from the start, but not only he knows it: his whole family knows that he isn’t their actual child. But nonetheless his “sister” Emma loves him like her own brother and he loves her back. I really adore the brother and sister relationship Emma and Mackie share and I also like the relationship between Mackie and his best buddy Roswell. But there are just some things in The Replacement that I just didn’t like and yes I’m also talking about the relationships between the characters, so let’s start with Roswell: I liked that he always tried to protect Mackie and stuck with him the whole time (yes even in bad times he was still there for Mackie) BUT when Mackie asks him to help with something really bad: don’t want to spoil it for other people so just highlight :) (grave-robbing) Roswell’s just doing it like it’s something normal, so yeah I think everybody else would’ve been like: WTH? why do you want me to do THAT? o.O (a.k.a. a normal reaction to Mackie’s request).

Next is the relationship between Mackie and Tate: well I can’t tell much about it without spoiling too much but let me tell you: They have a good chemistry but some things were just URGH! jeez Tate why are you doing that? spoilers for details: ( Like the scene where Mackie is at Tate’s house and she takes him up to her room to make out instantly and take off her clothes, well I just think that was way too fast, they’re not even really together at that point, so um yeah kinda slutty for me, but ok everyone has their own standarts :P)

Mackie and his “parents”: Their relationship seemed kinda cold to me and Mackie’s mom just made me shake my head a few times again spoilers: (jeez I swear this book just can’t be reviewed without giving away some bigger things -.- I’m sorry) ( So she knew that her child probably could be replaced by another creature so she hung iron scissors(!!!!) (explains the U.S. cover)above her child’s crib to keep the demons away. Um ok WTHeck???who hangs scissors above the crib of a baby??? Isn’t that kinda dangerous? o.O Oh and when Mackie wants to get Emma out of some trouble, in which she got to help him, his “mom” tells him it’s Emma’s own fault and he shouldn’t help her, because then it would endanger him. Wow that mom really likes her kids *sarcasm* I mean if your child is in danger you don’t act like it’s nothing -.-)

Ok enough relationship bashing and on with the story: I liked the book, I really did but still something was just missing. I liked Mackie's decisions and they made sense but in the end I was still confused about some things, they just didn’t get explained right and the end was good but a really fast one (almost too fast), while the middle of the book just kept dragging on. Some things the characters (especially the evil ones) decided to do didn’t really make sense (well some might just make sense in the mind of a crazy,mean person (like the evil one in this story))and when the Morrigan (the leader of the good “demons” (can you call them that?) tried to explain why they didn’t stop/kill the evil one (called The Lady) it didn’t make sense to me I mean I understand that they were scared but it seemed to me that they actually had more people on their side, so um yeah that just made me wonder.

But all in all I liked this book! And if you have the time you should definitely read it, I just want to tell you that it’s probably not everybody’s taste and there are some swear words in it plus the F-bomb get’s dropped (not only once!). So if you like dark tales and a new species of supernaturals (I still haven’t quite figured out what Mackie really is, so I’ll reread it someday and update you on this new species :P) go check out The Replacement, it won’t disappoint you.(Really: read it, it's definitely worth your time)

I would rate The Replacement: 3.5 out of 5

2/16/2011

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine :)
This week I can't wait to read:

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
So last weekend I finished City of Glass and dang these books are awesome (a huge thanks again to Luke for letting me borrow these books :D) I'm pretty excited for COFA to be released on April 5th, but I'm also scared that the story will get boring and that the story just drags on like in other book series (the
best example for that is Evermore). But without any further ado here's the synopsis: (taken from
goodreads.com)

City of Fallen Angels is the fourth book in the bestselling series The Mortal Instruments.

“City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.”
Happy Wednesday! (yay only 2 more days left until the weekend :D)

2/15/2011

Teaser Tuesday (4)

  • Today will yet be another special Teaser Tuesday because there will be 2 Teasers! :)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current
read

Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


So here is my teaser:

I stood there, helpless to look away as he leaned in closer. He tightened his grip on my jaw and whispered hoarsely,"Do you really need a wretch like me to tell you that you're dying?"

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff p.71

So far I'm enjoying this book, I especially like that the entire book is told from a guy's PoV

And now for the second Teaser it's not from me but I think it will get you even more excited for a particular book *cough*Forever*cough* I was on Maggie Stiefvater's live-journal this morning and holy crap I was surprised to see the video in which Maggie is reading the first 2 pages of Forever and holy cow I'm now even more excited for this book (I looooved Shiver and Linger!) so what are you still doing here hop over to her live-journal and watch the Teaser! Here's the link: http://m-stiefvater.livejournal.com/
Have fun :)

As Promised the Big Event

As I told you yesterday I'm having a big event with the one and only Tera Lynn Childs! wuhu! So this event features the reveal of the cover for her new book Sweet Venom the first book in her new Medusa Girl's Series. So without any further blah here it is *drum roll please!*
Isn't it sweeeeet?
I love how the end of the hair is forming an S (???) it fits the Medusa theme perfectly.
Summary from goodreads.com:
New series, in which triplet descendants of Medusa learn they are destined to guard the door between the world of monsters and the world of men – pitched as a mythological Charmed.
If that Summary isn't enough for you check out the summary from Tera Lynn Childs page:

Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.

YAY! I can't wait to read this book! I like that it's a twist that is far away from vampires and werewolves, Fallen Angels and did I forget something? (don't get me wrong: I love books with vampires,werewolves and Fallen Angels and stuff I just like Tera's idea: it gets in something fresh to the YA world.)

The release date is set for October 2011 so mark your calendars! :D

For more information about the book and every other book written by Tera Lynn Childs go to her site (http://teralynnchilds.com/) you can also win a copy of Forgive my Fins on her page or just take a look around and get some more info about Tera :) So: happy Cover reveal day :D

2/14/2011

V-Day and something special

A Happy Valentine's Day to all these lovey dovey people out there.
Well if you are sick off all these googley eyed people, running around with flowers and chocolates just like Lara and I do it like we're gonna do it today: have an Anti-Valentine's Day :) We're going to the movies to watch Black Swan (wuhu!!!) and there (hopefully) won't be any lovey dovey,googley eyed couples around us xD (yeah Valentine's Day is kinda frustrating xD) BUT if you think today is an awful day and you just want to barf then here I got something awesome for you: Tomorrow will be a special event on this blog featuring the one and only Tera Lynn Childs (can I get a WAAAAAAAH!!!!!!????) so make sure to check back tomorrow evening to get something exclusive. :D
Have a great day everyone! :)

2/07/2011

SUPER BOWL

WUHU!!!!!!! GO GREEN BAY! :D So you might realize that I'm a proud cheesehead, so therefore I'm super excited about last night! It was so worth it getting up at 3 am to watch the rest of the game (well I'm not in the great dairy state anymore) and dang was I happy when the Packers won WUHU!!!! Oh and after that: Glee the half-time dance was epic even though I didn't like the ending SPOILER (just mark the text):(I'm a total Finchel fan or Puckleberry, yeah I kinda like that too xD I just could NOT understand how Finn could let Quinn kiss him uuurgh jeez that girl slept with your best bud and got preggers and right now she's together with Sam, jeez that girl gets around a lot in the football team, but um yeah I actually like Diana Agron, just not Quinn urgh, but we'll see...) So yeah that's it just wanted to drop by the news WUHU! GO PACK GO! xD
Happy Post-Super Bowl Monday :)

2/02/2011

Giveaways

So, over at Reading Teen there's a huge Birthday bash going on until February 14th where you can choose between different series of books (for example: The Hunger Games, um Hello??? what are you still doing here xD)

And Good Golly Miss Holly is hosting an All Time Favorite Book Giveaway where she'll give away a book of your choice when she reaches 1000 followers. You can choose between books like "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" or "Just Listen" (I love Sarah Dessen books, just love them) so go on head over there, you won't regret it :)
Happy Winning!

Teaser Tuesday (3)/Waiting on WednesdayTT


I know I'm a little late for my Teaser Tuesday (school was crazy and I had my nose stuck in City of Bones which I finished yesterday wuhu!) but here it is:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


Today I want to share a Teaser from the book The Dark Divine by Bree Despain. I've read a lot of good but also a lot of not so nice comments about this book and can't wait to read it (so this Teaser is also a teaser for me xD) because the cover looks just A-Mazing and the story sounds good to me well we'll see how it turns out. :)


"" " No, he hasn't. He's lost and frightened and he needs us. I can help him be a hero." I hadn't thought it before I said it. But I realized that's what I had to do-that was my role in all of this.""

The Dark Divine p.220


And now my first WoW post ever (but definitely not the last, because there are so many books that I'm waiting for!)

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

So this week I'm waiting for Elemental Reality by Cesya MaRae Cuono. There's not much info about the book except this little synopsis I found on goodreads:

Drastic changes in Callie's life aren't unusual, but this time it's different. Now she's fighting to save her family while she adjusts to her new, supernatural reality. Life will never be the same. . . .

But just look at this gorgeous cover, it's stunning!


1/30/2011

Being a Gleek

I just love,love,looooove GLEE so I'm super duper excited for the super bowl episode here's the promo, just click on the words I linked and get ready to gleek out on February 8th! wuhu :)

Luke's Marvellous Music World (2)

Hey Guys, it’s me again, Luke. So I promised I’d blog about a different band each week and here we go, my second band is waiting for y’all.

So this time I picked a band that is maybe a little more popular than the first I picked (see my first blog about Bombay Bicycle Club) and without any further explanations, here they are, ARCHIVE.

Again, they come from Britain and they do electronic, trip - hop, avant garde and some rock. They had success throughout Europe, but ironically not in Britain. They started around 1994 and over they years they released eight studio albums.

In May 2009 they released, in my opinion, their best album called “The Controlling Crowds”. With this album they climbed the charts in France, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Greece. The single “Bullets” that came with the album - also one of my favorites - was also their most successful single and hit the charts in Greece, Poland, Switzerland, France and Germany like a freight train and shot to the top of the charts.

They toured trough Europe with “Controlling Crowds”, but unfortunately I never got the chance to see them live and in action. That’s actually one of my dreams, to see them on a show.

Now I can’t really talk about all their albums, but I’ll tell you a little bit ‘bout “Controlling Crowds”, which is the best one anyways. So the album has 13 songs on it and the Genre of tracks contains everything from electronic to rock and modern music genres. It starts with a 10:09 minutes song which is named like the album “Controlling Crowds”.

The set up of the album is perfect and it switches from calm to exciting, which makes it just a pleasure to listen to. So if your either into electronic or hip/hop or rock or you just like all of it, this album has it all, so don’t forget and tune into it sometime. My favorite songs in “Controlling Crowds” are the hit single “Bullets” as well as “kings of Speed” and my absolute favorite “Razed to the Ground”.

So hope you guys learned some more and I hope you’ll listen to a few songs and thanks for reading my blog. Next week there’ll be a new band so I’ll see you guys around.


Peace out, Luke


PS: heres the link for the webpage: http://www.archiveofficial.com/

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1/25/2011

Teaser Tuesday (2)/Giveaway

Happy Teaser Tuesday :)
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!

Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

So this week I'm sharing a special Teaser. Why special you ask? Well I just started reading City of Bones (a really good friend of mine (a.k.a. Luke) read my post about the TMI movie and was shocked by the fact that I haven't read the series yet so he lend me his copy of City of Bones, thanks a lot Buddy :D) so the catch is: I'm reading the German version so I'm gonna post the Teaser first in German and then I will translate it as good as I can :) ENJOY!

"" "Mom?" " Oh Clary. Gott sei Dank." In Clarys Kopf schrillten alle Alarmglocken. Ihre Mutter klang panisch. "Clary, hör mir jetzt gut zu..."Mom, es ist alles in Ordnung. Mir geht's gut. Ich bin auf dem Weg nach Hause..." "NEIN!" Nackte Angst sprach aus Jocelyns heiserer Stimme."Komm nicht nach Hause. Hast du verstanden, Clary? Komm auf keinen Fall nach Hause. Geh zu Simon und bleib bei ihm, bis ich dich..." Ein Hintergrundgeräusch unterbrach sie,irgendetwas Schweres fiel zu Boden, zersprang dort mit einem lauten Klirren...""

"" "Mom?" "Oh Clary. Thank God." The Alarm rings went off in Clary's head. Her mother sounded as if she was panicking. "Clary, now listen to me carefully..." "Mom, everything is alright. I'm fine. I'm on my way home..." "NO!" Jocelyn's hoarse voice was thick with fear. "Do not come home. Did you understand Clary? Not matter what don't come home. Go to Simon and stay with him until I get ..." A noise in the background interrupted her, something heavy fell on the floor,burst there with a loud clank...""
p. 53 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

GIVEAWAY:
Until January 27th there is a great Giveaway going on at The Innocent Flower. If you enter you can win a Hardcover of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. What are you waiting for?