Monday, October 31, 2011

Review: Destined for an early Grave (Night Huntress series, #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress, #4)Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads summery:
Her deadly dreams leave her in grave danger
Since half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her undead lover Bones met six years ago, they've fought against the rogue undead, battled a vengeful Master vampire, and pledged their devotion with a blood bond. Now it's time for a vacation. But their hopes for a perfect Paris holiday are dashed when Cat awakes one night in terror. She's having visions of a vampire named Gregor who's more powerful than Bones and has ties to her past that even Cat herself didn't know about.
Gregor believes Cat is his and he won't stop until he has her. As the battle begins between the vamp who haunts her nightmares and the one who holds her heart, only Cat can break Gregor's hold over her. She'll need all the power she can summon in order to bring down the baddest bloodsucker she's ever faced . . . even if getting that power will result in an early grave.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts:


Oh I really don't know what to say here. I will start to repeat myself because all I can say is the book was awesome but I've already said that for the previous three.
Dreams turn out to be deadlier than they seem and now they have a shape of a vampire ready to take you away from everyone you love...

This one was even more serious than the third book. Every next person that's after Cat and Bones is more vicious and evil, with even more sinister thoughts than the previous. Oh and did I forgot all the new ways they find to hurt Cat and Bones. The villains are getting craftier and sneakier than before and it's getting even harder for Bones to try and protect his Kitten.

There was more tension between the lovers when the new bad guy came along and decided to question Cat's and Bones's marriage.

This book was a mix of love, betrayal, loss, hatred and lost of sparkles and flames.

I can't miss to point out that between all the bad stuff that happened there was always a time for a good laugh.

An friendship became even stronger, new ones have been made...

Oh I need to stop with telling you what happens..

The book was amazing and it kept me on edge even though I've already read it once. It was as amazing as I remembered it to be, but I must say that I am a bit more critical than a few months ago. Not for the writing, that was good. And the story was in a normal not to fast not too slow pace and it was easy to keep up... but sometimes the characters just piss me off. One characters in particular.. and that's Cat's mom... The woman means good but sometimes I'm like: "Won't you shut up already?" and I wish Cat will be harsher with her but then I remember that i won't be able to do it if it was my mother and I let the matter go.

I was enjoying Vlad's part in this book very, very much. He is awesome on a whole new level (Dracula has his reputation, not without a reason.) He's just so funny and protective of his friends.

All in all I enjoyed this book the most, it had a little bit of everything(just how I like it) and it was really great.

I am at war with myself trying to decide which book to read now, the first from the spin off or the 5th in the series( the spin-off happens right after the 4th so I think that's what I choose but I want Cat and Bones too much and I'm still deciding....)

Well if I haven't convinced you by now I don't think I ever will. Still make sure to at least try the series. You'll love it!



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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: At Graves End (Night Huntress #3) by Jeaniene Frost

At Grave's End (Night Huntress, #3)At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost

Some things won't stay buried . . . at grave's end 


It should be the best time of half-vampire Cat Crawfield's life. With her undead lover Bones at her side, she's successfully protected mortals from the rogue undead. But though Cat's worn disguise after disguise to keep her true identity a secret from the brazen bloodsuckers, her cover's finally been blown, placing her in terrible danger.
As if that wasn't enough, a woman from Bones's past is determined to bury him once and for all. Caught in the crosshairs of a vengeful vamp, yet determined to help Bones stop a lethal magic from being unleashed, Cat's about to learn the true meaning of bad blood. And the tricks she's learned as a special agent won't help her. She will need to fully embrace her vampire instincts in order to save herself—and Bones—from a fate worse than the grave. 

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts....

I had forgotten how much pain, loss and suffering was present in this book. It is the most serious one from the series so far and it was the hardest one to read... Well not exactly... I still enjoyed reading the book. There were some funny parts in it but in the greater picture a lot of Vampires and Humans got hurt here, and we got to see things we never imagined we would...

It was stunning at times and completely unbelievable at others.

New bonds were made, new friends and as always new enemies.

It was a mix of dark emotions and some coloring so we wouldn't be too devastated.

Changes occurred and if I hadn't already read the series I wouldn't know what to expect.

Needles to say the first time I read the book I was speechless at the end, but I've never handled loss very well even in the face of a book character.

This story and it's characters have grown on me and I can't stand losing anyone..

I was happy at the one of the friendships that was made during this book and I can't wait to read the book that will be published about this side character. He deserves the spotlight and I know I would enjoy reading the spin-off series to the Night Huntress world(that actually is the name to one of the spin-off series, and now there is going to be another one... check Jeaniene Frost's site for more info) just as much as I enjoyed this book.

I again went off topic so I'm finish up here.

The book was filled with great amount of emotions, good, bad and worse. We lost some characters forever, some we got back... All in all I the book was so compelling that it wrapped me in it's world and didn't let go until I finished it.

It was beautiful, scary and wonderful, showing how talented the author is. J. Frost has created a world so amazing and exciting that it makes you keep going even though it's almost morning and you need to rest.

I loved this book and I didn't know it was possible but my love for the story grew even more this past few days while I was re-reading the books. I'm going to start the next one in a little while but to everyone that wonders whether or not to read the book my advice is: Go ahead and read it. If not for the awesome storyline, do it for the stunningly hot characters that could make you laugh so hard with one simple sentence.

The book is a must read!



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Giveaway on another blog...

Day fifteen for Bibliopunkk's ARC giveaway of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. The giveaway is international and it ends on November 5th. The idea of the giveaway is to guess a number from 1 to 10 000 and if you guessed the correct number you win. The first person to guess the number wins(if more than one person has guessed it).
That's it, It's very easy. You have a couple more days to enter and here is the link: http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html?commentPage=2

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review: One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress series, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2)One Foot in the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads summary:
You can run from the grave, but you can't hide . . .
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield is now Special Agent Cat Crawfield, working for the government to rid the world of the rogue undead. She's still using everything Bones, her sexy and dangerous ex, taught her, but when Cat is targeted for assassination, the only man who can help her is the vampire she left behind.
Being around him awakens all her emotions, from the adrenaline kick of slaying vamps side by side to the reckless passion that consumed them. But a price on her head—wanted: dead or half-alive—means her survival depends on teaming up with Bones. And no matter how hard she tries to keep things professional between them, she'll find that desire lasts forever . . . and that Bones won't let her get away again.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts:

I really didn't want to stop by here to write a review....I wanted to start the next book right away but I should do this now.

The ending of the first book surprised me to say the least. I didn't know exactly what to expect(that was for the first time I read the series, I'm just re-reading them now so I can write reviews for them) and the beginning of this book surprised me even more.

Four years later than the first book and the characters were bound to be different.

The was a beautiful mix of love, hate, fights, sex, more fights, lots of jealousy and it was so much fun to read again. I had forgotten some of the details about this book.

It all came back to me with every next chapter. All the love I have for the characters and for the story.

I don't want to write a review where I'll just tell you what happens, I want to write something that will make you read this book because it's that good.

I'm not an expert in how a book should be written but this one has the right speed. It's not too fast, it's not too slow, everything happened when it was supposed to and that made it really easy book to read and enjoy.

I have said it before in my reviews that I hate that I can't express my feeling because my English vocabulary isn't very good and I keep thing simple...

The story itself is really compelling and exiting. I personally couldn't stop myself from reading it even though I had important work to do. Like I said, It's just that good and it would be a shame not to read it.

I give it five stars and they are well deserved!



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Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Halfway to the grave (Night Huntress series, #1) by Jeaniene Frost

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

Goodreads summary:


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 newfound 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.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts!

It's been quite awhile since I first read the book but something came over me two days ago and I decided to re-read it. And I did, even though I'm currently reading another amazing book which I'll tell you about some other time.

So back to Cat's story. It is so amazing that I don't have the words to describe it. I... that's a book I enjoyed reading because it's easy to fall in love with the characters and to get used to read about them. I loved it the first time around and now I just love it a bit more... Didn't think that was possible but here I am having fun reading the second book.

The story is classical girl falls in love and get's her heart broken so she starts killing vampires.. There is this big secret Catherine Crawfield has been keeping to herself and only her mother knows what she really is. Until she decides to take on a vampire way out of here league and finds herself chained to a wall in a cave as a proof of it.

Well that's when the fun starts and it's awesome to see how Cat and Bones start to work together. It is inspiring really.

Not that they have it easy. There are a lot of bad things waiting to happen to them...

The book is dynamic but not too fast. It has a great amount of heated scenes and a lot of fighting and a then there is Cat's mother which I personally hate for the way she's treating Cat but hey, nobody chooses their parents.

It is really heartbreaking in the end and even though I knew what it was going to happen I still felt every bit of pain Cat was in.

It's a really great read and you just have to make sure you're at the appropriate age for the adult content at some places...a lot of them, and the language. Oh I loved this book. I have so much fun reading it the first time, I had forgotten how awesome Bones is and how he can make even a dead woman blush...

I am going to re-read the whole series with the sequels and then I'm going to read the last book that came out and I'm going to love it every bit as much as did the last time!

It's a must read for all!



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Monday, October 24, 2011

Review: City of Ashes ( The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads summary:
As readers of series starter City of Bones already know, teenager Clary Fray is a Shadowhunter, a demon slayer who has the gift (?) of spotting Downworlder werewolves, vampires, and faeries. She is also an adolescent in an abnormally dysfunctional family: Her mom is in a magically induced coma and her father is probably insane and undoubtedly evil. All of which places Clary in situations that would challenge even the most talented average American girl.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars





My thoughts

I finished it last night and I genuinely enjoyed it. It was great and I loved it. Though I can't shake off the feeling that something wasn't right.

I kept expecting that Jace and Clary would turn out not to be siblings. And I was kind of disappointed when that didn't happen.

That doesn't mean that I didn't like the book, as I said it was great. The main characters got stronger here and that helped in the story. It is different now that we know somewhat of the full potential of the characters and I have high expectation for the next book.

There were little thing that happened that made me really happy and some pissed me off a lot ( example: A character died a few times in this book... or so we thought.. or he was about to but didn't.) That was not nice thing to read. I just accept the death and it turns out he's alive, I am waiting to see his end and it doesn't come.... That part I didn't like.

There was a lot of Valentine in the book so we got to get to know him a little better and we learned a bit more about Clary's mom and Luke...

There was a good part of the book about Jace and his past and a few chapters from his point of view.



All in all I really liked the book but not so much apparently because I can't make myself write a longer and more interesting review.

I'm giving it four stars because I value the story and the characters and the awesome parts I enjoyed in the book... I really want to give it 5 stars but the book wasn't as amazing as the first one so I need to make sure there's a difference between them.

It is a book that you all should read, especially if you've read the first one.

I am looking forward to reading the third book when I get it tomorrow.





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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Finally some free time

Hey guys,
This last week has been way too long and stressful. I know I shouldn't be complaining because the only thing I have to do is go to school and do my chores at home but it's hard. I  didn't get good grades on the first exams this year and I need to work harder to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Most of my free time I spend reading books. I do that mainly when I have some free time between the classes at school and I've almost finished the book I'm currently reading - City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - and it's awesome. I really enjoy this series and it's easy to read, you just fall into the world of the book and it's really good. When I finish it I will write a review about it, which should happen by Monday because we get the day off....
I also spend a lot of time, and by a lot I mean what time I have left after I do some homework after school, entering giveaway all around the internet. There are some pretty sweet giveaways going on everyday. That's the reason most of my post this week( and not only) have been about a giveaway. I just don't have enough time to sit somewhere quiet and read, so I could write some reviews. And I'm pretty new to this and I don't have stuff planned for the week or something like that.
I see I have one more new follower and I just want to tell you guys how much this means to me. It's great that you even considered following my blog. I'm hoping I'll be able to have a giveaway sometime soon but I don't promise anything.
I am thinking of making some changes on my blog but I will need a lot of time to do what I want so be patient with me here. I know it's a mess but I promise I'll get to it soon... Well it might do it when we have our winter break . I'll have a lot of time then and I'll know exactly what I want and I'll do it.
If you have any suggestions how to make the blog better feel free to share them and I'll consider doing them. :)
There is one more thing that I want to share. For some time now, about two weeks , I've been waiting for prizes I've won, from those giveaways I constantly blog about, and today I received my first book. Oh I'm so happy about it and I want to thank Kim @ Baggins's Book Blabber for the book. It's Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel. I almost started jumping up and down on my way back from the post office.. and I did started jumping around the house one I opened the package and I hold the book in my hands. The cover is so beautiful that I stared at it for awhile just admiring it. I've read a lot of good reviews for it so I really hope I like the story.
There are a few more books I'm waiting to receive but I'll be patient...they'll come when they come... One of them is signed but I'll tell you more about it later. I don't want to jinx it!

That's pretty much it.. I'll put up another post for the numbers giveaway later this evening because I usually enter all the giveaways around 11 PM and most of the Rafflecopter forms don't allow me to enter earlier.
That's it guys.
Sweet dream of Have a nice day (depends on where you are at the moment!)

Marti

Friday, October 14, 2011

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

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Goodreads summary:
Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating:6 of 5 stars


My thoughts (be aware it's full of spoilers)

I... I don't know how to start. I literally just finished the book and I am still crying. It was amazing... I had so much to say while I was reading the book but now after the last few chapters... I am stunned. I don't know how to react to everything and as I said I'm still crying from the ending.

At the beginning of the book I was confused as everyone. The ending of the second book was beyond unpredictable and I was reading very carefully not to miss something.

Then I started to dislike District 13. It was just like the Capitol just without all the money.

And what pissed me of the most was all the propos. They are in the middle a war and the people from District 13 want clips of Katniss while she walks around and shares stories.... ??!?

And then, there was Peeta. I was surprised by what happened to him, but I was looking forward to the end of his and Katniss's relationship. It sucked that they "hijacked" his memories but I really thought that was the end of them. I new that he was going to get better, I was hoping he would!

I wanted Katniss to be with Gale. They have been through so much together before the Games... It was a shame how their relationship ended. It wasn't their fault but... it still ended.

At one point of the book I was afraid to read the next chapter simply because I was scared of who else is going to die. I mean... so many people in so little time. That's when I wanted to start crying, right after Finnick... I didn't exactly like most of the people around Katniss since they were there to film her but non of them deserve to die the way they did, and what makes me think that is that fact that they all died to protect our Mockinjay!

By the time Katniss was on the square I believed that Katniss can't lose anyone else. Everyone should have been save in district 13 and Gale was already caught and Peeta was either death of lost in the crowd... there was no way... and then it happened. The main reason Katniss was in the Hunger Games, the main reason she kept fighting - Prim - she was there and she died. And the worst thing of all was that she didn't know who was responsible for the bomb that killed her. It looked a lot like the bombs Gale and Beetee were making but was it their bombs that killed her sister? That's what ruined her relationship with Gale, the tough that he was partly involved in her sister's death even though he would never do anything to hurt her.

I felt like everything lost sense to me, too. That's how strongly Katniss emotions were showing.

The only good thing that happened after that was that moment in the court room when Katniss shot the president Coin instead of Snow...

The ending was heartbreaking, even though Katniss managed to get her life in order, because I there was a scene with Prim's cat Buttercup when Katniss just lost it. I didn't see her cry a lot (if not at all) in the book but that was the time she let it all out. She cried for Prim, for every tribut and every winner of the Hunger Games she saw death during the war. She cried for the way thing ended with Gale and everything that happened to her during the last two or three years...

I didn't like the fact that she got back together with Peeta years after. I was hoping that Gale would come back and make things better but the author decided her life to continue with Peeta. She managed to live through the pain and she started living for the people that died to keep her safe, and she had two beautiful kids that knew ( one is going to learn when he's old enough) what her nightmares were about. They knew what were their parents's lives before. It was beautiful but still I cried so much.



This trilogy .... these books were the best I've read so far and I'm not giving 5 stars but at least 10...

For two weeks I was reliving Katniss's experiences and I learned to what level of cruelty could people go to( even though they were all fictional characters...). Every page of those books was filled with amazing storyline and strong and smart main characters. There were a lot of idiots from the Capitol.

All of you out there that haven't read the books... Well it's a damn shame!



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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

Just found a great Halloween giveaway. There are four books to be won(not sure if it's for one person or four...) and it is international as long as the Book depository ships to your country. The giveaway ends on October 24th and it's an easy entry so make sure you go and check it out.
Here is the button to the blog :
Halloween Giveaway

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Review: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Dear JohnDear John by Nicholas Sparks
Goodreads summary:
An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who has captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love—and face the hardest decision of his life.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts and ramblings about the book( no spoilers...or at least i tried...)
The last couple of days I've been reading this book. I had it on my night stand from the beginning of summer but it wasn't until now that I looked at it and start reading. One night it was on the top of pile of books there, sitting and I felt like it was watching at me so I picked it up and I started reading. When I finally put it down it was already midnight so I called it a day but long after I stopped reading I was thinking about it. It is a beautiful book. Something real. Something that touched my heart and since I started it I was feeling everything John was. It was painful, too, but so, so beautiful.

It's a great story about a boy who meets a girl and they fall in love... it sounds lame and boring, right. Well it wasn't. It's not your ordinary story with a perfectly happy ending.

There was pain, there was sorrow, there was regret and there was suffering.

It follows the life of a soldier, a soldier that never thought that came home for two week on vacation. He though that he was going to see his dad, to go surfing and have some fun... never did he think that he'll fall in love with a sweet, beautiful college student.

I wont tell you all that happens. I'm sure most of you have already read the book and you love it as much as I did.

I wish it had the happy ending the movie did but I liked it anyway. I'm a sucker for happy endings and what John had just broke my hear because he really deserved it. I wasn't his fault that his life choices made some decisions for him.

I still start crying for all that happened in the book even though he cried only once.

What was more moving is that this can actually happen to someone real. That people that love each other can be kept apart just because it wasn't meant to be.

At the end I am sad but I am also happy, if that makes any sense...

The book is a must read for all the hopeless romantics out there but be aware that you might get your heart broken...


I (re)watched the movie right after I finished the book and I was comparing them all the time and even thought I liked it I was a bit disappointed of how different it was. There were parts that were totally made up and some of them were good like the ending but some not so much. If you want to enjoy the movie watch it first and then read the book. They are to different so it'll still be interesting to read the book!



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That is all from me for now...

Marti

Friday, October 7, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

Literary exploration is having a 300 followers giveaway and is giving one book from a list of books she's reviewed, to one lucky winner. If the blogs reaches 400 followers she'll add another winner AND each winner will get TWO prizes!!
The giveaway is international as long as the Book depository ships to you! Giveaway will end November 6.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games trilogy, book #2) by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts and ramblings without spoilers this time (at least not something concrete)


I am blown away by the ending of this book. I literally just put it down, I jumped around my room for awhile and here I am trying to summon up some words to describe this book.

The start was a little slow, but there were important stuff happening so that was good and then it all went to hell! I never even thought that something like this could happen in the second book. I really didn't have any theories but that was nowhere in sight for those who had.

In the middle of the book, or at least I think it was the middle ( didn't pay much attention how much I've read, I just couldn't stop reading) is the start of the Seventy-fifth Hunger Games and this year is so messed up that no one saw that coming even the people from the Capitol. I screw with everybody's plans for the near future and it made a lot of noise even trough the crowds in the Capitol.

I read the last part of the book for a few hours and I am still stunned by the things that happened.

Katniss is smarter that I ever thought she was and don't get me wrong, I think she's plenty smart but all the theories that were going on in her head. All the strategies and the plans of how to keep Peeta safe.

As smart as she is, even she didn't suspect that people she trusted were playing a completely different game than hers, one that is going to affect the whole community.

The hunger games this year were going in faster rate than usual and a lot of people died very fast. And now that I now who it all ended I am even more stunned about how they pulled it off.

I really don't want to tell anything that will spoil the trill of reading the book and believe me it is really hard not to be able to share how awesome it was even though not everything that happened was good. A lot of good people died, people that I really was starting to like.

Like I said there was a different game this time and I am confused about the details but the last sentence of the book blow me away. It made me jump around the house with excitement of what will follow.

This book was better than the first because it was different and because it had more action in some certain areas(that I will now talk about or my whole review will basically explain to you what happens).

Now that it all settled in I am kinda scared of starting the next one but I will do that soon.



One thing is very important for everyone to know. After the events of this book nothing will be the same for our lovely characters.

Good thing Katniss remembered who was the enemy. The real enemy!!!!

All in all, guys, READ THE TRILOGY!!!



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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

I know I haven't posted anything this last few days but I'll tell you soon why is that, now I just had to share an awesome giveaway I just stumbled upon!
IT IS INTERNATIONAL and it is for a Mystery Box of Books (not sure how much but I think it's somewhere between 8 and 15 but as I said, I'm not sure!). It's a 500 followers giveaway so you have to follow with GFC and there are extra entries...The giveaway runs from September 28th to October 28th. More info on the blog and to go there just click on the button below and it will take you to the giveaway post.
Have fun!
 
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Review: The Hunger Games (The hunger games trilogy, book #1) by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
 Description from www.Goodreads.com
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts (I tried not to include any spoilers, I really did, but it's stronger that me and I have to let it all out...)

I am absolutely in love with the book. The storyline is amazing. Is heath-breaking and the whole time I felt bad for what the characters in the series have to go trough every year, but at the end I was so proud of them. The constant remainder, that they could easily die without someone being there to stop it, is not stopping them from their everyday life. You can't even imagine how bad it is.

The hunger games are basically the leash that the Capitol has on everyone. The way they show them who's in control. It is awful how innocent children die for the fun of the rich people that live in the Capitol!

The story is about a "normal" girl from the District 12. But not really...She's stronger, she's a fighter and a hunter which gives her a great advantage when she take's her sister's place in the game.

She has awesome archery skills so as long as she finds her weapon she has a chance.

All the tribute has to do is to survive. It sounds simple isn't it... if only! Katniss is in constant danger of the other twenty-three tributes that are trying to kill her and the game-makers that love to pull out stunts whenever the game gets too boring for them and the audience.

The games are all about survival and Katniss has been doing that ever since her that passed away but even as skilled hunter and archer she has her difficulties.

A series of event's make her numb enough not to cake about who she kills, a losing her partner gives her strength to keep going, to keep fighting till the end.

Almost at the end she was given hope that she might make it out of this with the other tribute from her District, the lovely Peeta who at the beginning of the games told to the whole world to hear that he is in love with her.

Ok I'm gonna stop telling you what happens in the book now, but you should know that the book deserves everyone's attention and I can guarantee you that you will love it as much as I do now.

Even before I started reading I knew, from the great amount of good reviews for the books, that I will like it but it's more than that right now. The second I finished the first book there was this urge for more and I reached out to my nightstand and I start reading the next.

It's funny how a book can keep you awake in the middle of the night after a long day. That's what I loved most about this book, the fact that no matter how busy I was I just had to have a little time to spend with this amazing, strong, beautiful characters that fight for their live every second of every day. I needed to visit Katniss world even just for a while...

I hope I don't spoil it for you more than I already have so that's it for this one. I'll come back and tell you what I thought of the second book in a day or two...







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