Monday, November 28, 2011

1000 followers giveaway at Lena Sledge's blog!

Ok so I had promised myself not to post so many "giveaway on other blogs" posts but this one totally deserves breaking my rule.
Lena Sledge is having her 1000 followers giveaway and the prize is.... A KINDLE!!! I personally really, really want to win because I don't have an e-reader. It's international as long as Amazon ships to your country because the prize will be shipped directly from Amazon.com.
The giveaway will end on December 18th so the prize could arrive before Christmas!
For more information on the Kindle and for the rules to the giveaway, please click on the picture below.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Review: City of Glass ( The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Goodreads summary:
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and her best friend, Simon, has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her newfound powers to help save the Glass City — whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling The Mortal Instruments.


You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My review:

Okay, so... At the beginning of the book I was a little skeptical because I liked the previous but it was a bit slower than what I love in a book... I was reading the first pages cautiously because I wanted to like it but I wanted to see where it goes. Well it went strait to awesome. Sometime during the first chapters I found myself more and more fascinated with the book and I just didn't want to put it down!

The pace that it took was crazy and amazing. It wasn't so fast that you don't understand anything, and it's just the perfect combination of fast and interesting. So many things happen. There are new characters, new settings, new growth in the main characters. It is really good.

At some point, maybe in the middle, I started wondering what else will happen and just as I was guessing the next moment, something entirely different happens.

There were a lot of shocking moments, and a lot of those moments we wish would happen but never really believe they will( well it was like that for me).

So I pretty much start to repeat myself so I'll stop now.

The ending was great and I was really happy I continued the series. It brings up something new. It's different than the others.

Of course let it not fool you, there were week moments where I wish would've happened differently but no book(or anything for that matter) is perfect and I love it just the way it is.

I was happy at the end I and truly enjoyed reading the book. I would recommend it to everyone!


Well it didn't turn out as long as I thought it will be but I tried to sum up everything I thought and that's what that was. I know that most of my ratings are above 4 and that requires an explanation.
I usually don't read books I don't like. I read reviews and ask people that have read them and that's how I decide if I'll read something or not, so basically I mostly read things I may like. This is going to change though. I won some great looking books and I'm really excited to read them. I won them so I don't know that much about them but I'll sure as hell tell you when I'm done.
I'm currently reading the next book in the series: City of Fallen Angels and I haven't read that much of it yet since I started it today, but I should finish it soon because it has less pages that the previous. Tell you what I thought later...

Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings. Leave a comment if you'd like! I appreciate those!
~Marti

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Thank you post!

Hey guys,
I know thanksgiving was yesterday( time difference!) but we don't celebrate it in my country. I didn't have time then so I decided to do some thanking after all. I have no idea what the tradition is so forgive me...
First I want to thank my followers. It means a lot to me that you're following my blog! I keep telling you that soon I will be able to put a giveaway but that's still not happening yet... and I'm not happy about it!

And now I want to thank a few blogs to the awesome giveaways they have and for the books I've won from them... And here they are:

First book I won from a giveaway was: 
Dearly, Departed 
by Lia Habel






The picture doesn't do justice to the book cover. I assure you it's amazing and I loved the book!
I have Kim @  Baggin's Book Blabber to thank to. She had a September Extravaganza Giveaway in which I won this book!

Next is the amazing
Last Sacrifice
by Richelle Mead
( a favorite author if I may add!!! and an awesome book!)
I certainly enjoyed this book and I have to thank 
for taking part in the Banned books week giveaway!

Next is
The Hunger Games (book 1)
by Suzanne Collins
I loved this book so much, and the whole trilogy blew my mind away. They were three of the most amazing books I've read!!! And it certainly was the number one book that made me love it so much that it literally hurts! I love it and I have to thank
Darlene @ Darlene's Book Nook
for giving me my own copy of the books!

Now that was the books that I've read so far
and now on are books that I've received but haven't gotten the chance to read yet!
Next two books I won were:
Abandon
by Meg Cabot

and the second is
Sweet Venom
by Tera Lynn Childs


Both books came from
Anna @ Literary Exploration
from here 300 followers giveaway.

Next up is
Wake Unto Me
by Lisa Cach

This one I have thanks to
Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland
from the Spooctacular Giveaway Hop.

Then I got
Brightwing
by Sullivan Lee
It's an autographed copy that I received from the author but I won thanks to
Heather Powers @ Earth's Book Nook

The next one is 
High-Risk Reunion 
by Gail Barrett

This one I won thanks to
and the Small Blogs, Big Giveaways hop.
I won a bunch of other books but they are ebooks so they will be mentioned after the paperbacks. 

And the last book I received is 
Bloodlines 
by Richelle Mead
(Wooohooo...)

This one I won from
and the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop
Here are the e-books I won:
Dodge the Bullet by Christy Hayes
Angle of Incidence by Christy Hayes
Heart of Glass by Christy Hayes
Entangled Anthology by Allison Brennen (Authors4theCure)
Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance
Justice For Emily by Sandy Wolters
Secret Bloodline by Talia Jager
Misconception by Christy Hayes
Unforgiven by Sarah Ballance
I haven't gotten to read almost any of the books yet but that's due to my homework and other stuff to do. I keep reading as much as I can so you'll see that in my next reviews. One is coming up tomorrow morning!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: Happily never after (Night huntress 1.5) by Jeaniene Frost

Happily Never After (Night Huntress, #1.5)Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads summary:
Isabella Spaga is about to reluctantly walk down the aisle with Mr. Dangerously Wrong…but not if dashing vampire Chance has anything to say about it. As a favor to Bones, Chance has come to derail this wedding of beauty to the beast. Now if only he can keep his hands off the bride. From New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, it’s the wedding of the season…that everyone wants to miss. (Originally appeared in Weddings From Hell anthology)

You can purchase the Anthology from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My thoughts:


That certainly was an interesting read. It was different because we saw Bones just twice and it's for very new and unfamiliar characters. But it was good. I really liked it but not as good go get 5 stars.

There is a reason I don't like reading short stories and it is because they are over too soon. I started the story barely two hours ago and after a long pause it's already over.

Like I said it was good and it's worth reading... There is a bit of info on Bones so that's cool.

I don't know, there is noting more to say because it was short but you should read it if your a fan of the Night Huntress series.



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I also wanted to say "Hello" and "Thank you" to my new followers. I really appreciate you following my blog.  Hopefully soon I'll be able to show you how much but for now I still can't.
Thanks again and I hope you stick around and leave some comments if you want... I love those!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Official The Hunger Games Movie Trailer

First off here is the amazing trailer to the movie:


And now... To all of you who haven't read the books, you can even begin to imagine what I'm feeling right now, watching the trailer over and over again. It hurts because I know what will happen and because I love those characters and reading the book I felt everything they were feeling. Suzzane Collins is a brilliant author and I respect her because her books are indescribable.
I can't wait for it to come out thought... I miss Katniss and seeing her story one more time will either make things better or worse... We'll see which in March!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

Hey guys, just a quick stop to tell you about this awesome HUGE giveaway I just found... So here's how it works:
The prize is going to be at least 20$ worth of books from the Book Depository, the thing is, though, that with every 50 new followers the the prize will increase by 10$.
The giveaway is international since it's from the book depository and it'll end on December 25th. The amount that the winner will win depends on how many followers the blog has by that time...Here's the list of prizez:
Starting Amount: $20 Towards the Book Depository (Guaranteed)
200 Followers: $30 Towards the Book Depository
250 Followers: $40 Towards the Book Depository
300 Followers: $50 Towards the Book Depository
350 Followers: $60 Towards the Book Depository
400 Followers: $70 Towards the Book Depository
450 Followers: $80 Towards the Book Depository
500 Followers: $90 Towards the Book Depository
550 Followers: $100 Towards the Book Depository
 
There is one more prize but for that and for more info, plus the entry form visit Justin's Book Blog!

Review: Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia Habel

Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1)Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Goodreads summary:
Love conquers all, so they say. But can Cupid’s arrow pierce the hearts of the living and the dead—or rather, the undead? Can a proper young Victorian lady find true love in the arms of a dashing zombie?  ...

for the full description click here.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My thoughts

Before I start my review I want to tell you that I don't like zombies. At least not the ones that are occasionally after you to eat you alive... I get scared from zombie movies and I don't watch or read about them.



This book was an exception because I read the description and it wasn't so scary plus I really liked the cover...First time I saw it I just stared at it. The cover is gorgeous..so, so beautiful. I choose to win this book and I started it almost immediately after I received it.


It was an amazing, compelling love story combined with sane zombies, crazy zombies and super strange new technologies that just pull you in their world and don't release their hold of you until you're finished!

I loved it!

I give it four stars because there were some flaws but I am already counting the days 'till the next book in the series comes out.

there might be slight spoilers from now on(not something big but I might have slipped a few times with some detail...)


First thing that I didn't like was all the different characters and settings there were in the book. There are so many P.O.V. that it's confusing at times if you've forgotten a name of a character and you need to read a little to remember who this person/zombie was...


And the other thing is that the beginning was a little slow. Not boring slow, just not in the pace I would have liked it to be. Not in the pace it was in the end.


Other than those two things, the book was amazing.

The characters and the setting took some getting used too, because it's a new world and the people are acting different, and things that might have bugged me if happen now in our world are actually normal stuff and behavior for their world...


It is an entirely different world, that Lia Habel has created. The technologies are improved, the way people live is strange and this is all a post apocalyptic future.

It's impressive!


And then there are the zombies, Company Z, the Laz... so many detail about how this disease was created and how it was spread. It's interesting and compelling. I really didn't want it to end.


The characters are complex and well build. Strength wise, that is... some of them are zombies after all and what is a zombie without a missing eye or a leg, or even a head separated from the body(oh you'll see...).


I liked the fact that Nora wasn't the little spoiled girl some of the New Victorian teenagers were. She is intelligent and stubborn but not in an arrogant way. And what I liked the most was that she's not the pretty little innocent girl she's expected to be. Gotta love a little rebel in a book.


And then there's Bram... I don't know what to say for him.... There's one sentence on the book cover that describes him the best.. "..Bram Griswold, a young soldier who is brave, handsome, noble... and dead."

Lovely don't you think... The combo is perfect and he's great. You just give it time to tune it to the book and you won't even notice he's actually a zombie.


Ohh, I will stop here or I'll tell you something that will spoil the fun of reading the book and that's not acceptable...

It's a must read for everyone!!!!



This book is also part of a three months challenge I participate in Goodreads. It's my number 7.
Here's a link to it if you want to join too, you still can: Quarterly Challenge #4 (December 2011 - February 2012)



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2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge

This year I decided to do something different and since I haven't entered any Reading Challenges before, I decided that this year I would... As you can see I've entered two so far and today I'm signing up for a third. It's a YA reading challenge and the rules are pretty simple... There are four levels and it'll run from January 1s- December 31st 2012... I'll be entering on The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels, because I won't be able to read so much next year, but I could always move a level up if I finish this too yearly in the year... The rules, the levels and the sign up link you can find when you click on the picture below:




Friday, November 11, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

Hey, guys....
So I found this giveaway today and I just had to share. It's a LC's 1000 followers giveaway and the prizes are awesome. There are a few prize packs to chose from and there are going to be 2 winners.. First will win all 3 books from the prize pack and the second will get to choose 1 book from a prize pack... It's international, as long as the Book Depository ships free to your country, and it'll run 'til December 1st. There are up to 24 entries for this giveaway and only one is mandatory..
It's really cool giveaway so go to this blog post:

to enter and leave a comment to congratulate the blog owner...To enter the giveaway scroll to the end of the post and there you'll find a link to the entry form.
That's it for now..
Marti

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2012 Vampire Reading Challenge

Hi guys... So I decided to join the 2012 Vampire Reading Challenge. It shouldn't be hard to complete it since I'm reading mostly vampire books...





The 2012 Vampire Reading Challenge is being hosted by Tales from the Crypt.

Here are the rules and the levels to the challenge copied from Tales from the Crypt:

Rules:
  • Starts January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2012
  • Anyone can join
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate.
  • Non-Bloggers feel free to share your list of books in the comment section of the monthly link up post.
  • Reviews though not required are always nice.
  • Audio, E-books, Bound and re-reads all count
  • There is no need to come up with your list of books in advance.
  • Challenge crossovers ok
  • Create a sign up post and link up in the linky below.
Levels:
Level 1 – Read 1-5 Vampire Novels
Level 2 – Read 6-10 Vampire Novels
Level 3 – Read 11-20 Vampire Novels
Level 4 – Read 21+ Vampire Novels

Go to this link, or the picture above to join the challenge... I am going to try Level 2 since it's going to be a busy year next year but I could always upgrade...

I am going to update this post with every book I read (and maybe a link to my review of it if there is any).

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Review: This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress #5) by Jeaniene Frost

This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost 

Danger waits on both sides of the grave.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
 My thoughts( I wasn't in a mood to finish the book and the review turned out to be random thoughts that escaped my mind so excuse me if it doesn't make sense... THE BOOK IS AWESOME, just if it's not clear after you read the review...)

I have no words to describe this one guys. It was amazing on a whole different level. It was... no I really don't have words to describe it.

I am barely sitting in my chair, I want to jump up and down from excitement over the last few chapters and after reading part of the first chapter of the next book.

The worst part is that I don't have the next book and I don't know when I'll be able to get it.

So back to This Side of the Grave...

It's following the events after Eternal Kiss of Darknes(NHW #2) and it's back to Cat's point of view. We get to see how one more enemy raises hell for Cat and Bones.

But there was more and different powers at play here. Cat is proving that her powers are more useful that she's imagined. At some point she made some discoveries about herself. She let go of all the walls she's build around herself protecting her from the damage, of losing someone she loves, will bring. She also discovered that harsh actions can protect you and everyone around you in the future...

It's really not as much the action in the book that captivate me. It was all the thinking Cat did in this book. There was plenty of action, believe me there was a lot... and passion and love and affection. But there was moments when she'll just start thinking for Bones and for how open he is for his feelings and how he doesn't care what anyone else thinks as long as she's happy... It's those moments that made me love this book so much.

Cat is incredibly strong and passionate and she fights with all her power to protect everyone she loves.

She and Bones were in different states for a while and she spent some time with Vlad( ooh I love this guy) and Mencheres, so we got to see a lot of them, too. It was fine buy me, after the Mencheres's book I got to know him and it is really great to see him there protecting his and Bones's line... and Vlad is just a pleasure to be around if he's not pissed at you so I was really happy to see him again.



Oh I'm just blabbing here so I'll stop now. There isn't a lot I can tell without spoiling the fun of reading the book. You should know that it's awesome and I loved every part of it. It's just as compelling as the rest of the books and I can't begin to tell you how much you're missing if you haven't read them.


As I said I wasn't up to finish the book tonight but I did anyway and the words just escaped me. I couldn't summon up enough of my English knowledge and tried my best(not that I could find words in my native language either...) but it just didn't work... I know that I could've just left the reviewing for later but school is hard on me and I'm not sure if I was going to find the time... So yeah sorry for this one. I'll try and do the next one a little better....
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I saw that I have a few more followers so I just wanted to thank you guys. It means a lot to me that you follow my blog!

Giveaway on another blog...

Now I really love it when I sign myself for email notifications for the blogs I follow. Through one of those emails this morning I found an awesome giveaway at The Bookish Type. It's really great 1500 followers giveaway.


The giveaway is international as long as the Book Depository ships to your country, and it'll end on November 11th.
Three winners will get to chose a book from this three:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor


They are awesome guys. I haven't read any of them but they must be...everyone says they are. So go ahead and enter the contest. Click on the picture to go to the giveaway post:




Saturday, November 5, 2011

2012 Ebook Reading Challenge...

Ok so I've decided to join the 2012 Ebook Reading Challenge. I've been thinking of joining any challenge but I wasn't sure if I'll have the time or the resources to buy new books( but the time was the bigger problem since the library at school has a lot of awesome books to read).... This helps with the second problem because I have a ton of unread ebooks waiting for me to get to them. Now I have an excuse to do that...
I am going to join the challenge for CD(10 ebooks) and I'll probably go up if I menage to do this in time...
Here, I'll copy/paste the Rules for those who want to know more and I'll give you a link for the sign-up post...

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don't need to be a blogger. If you don't have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre or length of book counts, as long as it is in ebook format.
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the E-Book Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.



And the link is:


I will be linking the post to my review of every e-book I read, here:
1.Glass Houses (The Morganville... (Finished on Jan 2nd.)
2.The Dead Girls' Dance (The Mor... The Dead Girls' Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2) (Finished on Jan 3rd)
3.Midnight Alley (The Morganvill... Midnight Alley (The Morganville Vampires #3) (Finished on Jan 5th)
4.Feast of Fools (The Morganvill... Feast of Fools (The Morganville Vampires #4) (Finished on Jan 6th)
5.Lord of Misrule (Morganville V... Lord of Misrule (Morganville Vampires #5) (Finished on Jan 8th)
6.Carpe Corpus (The Morganville... Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires #6) (Finished on Jan 12th)
7.Fade Out (The Morganville Vamp... Fade Out (The Morganville Vampires #7) (Finished on Jan 14th)
8.Kiss Of Death (The Morganville... Kiss Of Death (The Morganville Vampires #8) (Finished on Jan 16th)
9.Ghost Town (The Morganville Va... Ghost Town (The Morganville Vampires #9) (Finished on Jan 21st)
10.Bite Club (The Morganville Vam... Bite Club (The Morganville Vampires #10) (Finished on Jan 24th)

These are my 10 books so I think I'll go up a level, which means next stop DVD - 25 ebooks. I'll keep posting links to my review here:

Giveaway on another blog...

is having a surprise giveaway with amazing prizes and it is international as long as the Book Depository ships to you. It will ends in 24 days( around 29-30th November). There is a rafflecopter form so it's easy to enter and there are extra entries!
 Here's the link: http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2011/11/big-giveaway-surprise.html

Review: Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) Eternal Kiss of Darkness (Night Huntress World, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

Goodreads summary:
An immortal war has been brewing in the darkness . . . And now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.

Chicago private investigator Kira Graceling should have just kept on walking. But her sense of duty refused to let her ignore the moans of pain coming from inside a warehouse just before dawn. Suddenly she finds herself in a world she's only imagined in her worst nightmares.

At the center is Mencheres, a breathtaking Master vampire who thought he'd seen it all. Then Kira appears, this fearless, beautiful . . . human who braved death to rescue him. Though he burns for her, keeping Kira in his world means risking her life. Yet sending her away is unthinkable.

But with danger closing in, Mencheres must choose either the woman he craves, or embracing the darkest magic to defeat an enemy bent on his eternal destruction.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My thoughts...

WOW... loved it!

Reading the book for the second time made me give it 5 stars rather than 3 as I did the first time( I was missing Bones and Cat at that particular time and I didn't really want to read this one...I mostly skipped through it and didn't pay much attention which was a big mistake).

I merely looked deeper into the story and the characters. This book is definitely different from the others. And the cause of that is Mencheres(or Mankaure). His character is awesome on a whole new level for the book. He is ancient, "Older than dirt" and that's under exaggeration... There is just so much history behind him, so many memories and so much power. It's overwhelming really... We know little about his struggles from the previous books and now we see a whole new side of him. One that shows emotions that you're not used to from a vampire that old.

The other great character in the book is Kira. She is strong stubborn woman who just happened to be his savior and his greater weakness.

It is interesting to follow the story of someone so old and closed up to himself as Mancheres. To see him fall in love and fight for this love. It is astonishing to see Kira, a two weeks old vampire, to have such control over a thousands of years old Pharaoh!

A favorite character of mine was also in this book so that just makes the book even more awesome!!!

I wont say anything else. The book is great and it deserves reading and attention. There is too much to be said but I don't want to spoil the good time.

It is also a good fictional history lesson! It was awesome and it deserved its stars but now it's time to go back to Cat and Bones and see what the next book has to offer!

PS: Ohh I am fighting an urge to make the picture of the cover extra large just so I can stare at it. It's so cool, especially the green eyes.. Love it!






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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Giveaway on another blog...

Day twenty for me from the numbers giveaway a.k.a ARC giveaway at Bibliopunkk. It's pretty cool, you get the chance to win an ARC copy of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. It is international and the contest ends on November 5th.
Here's the link for the contest: http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html?commentPage=2

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Review: First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World #1) by Jeaniene Frost

First Drop of Crimson (Night Huntress World, #1)First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
Goodreads Summary:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Night Huntress series comes a breathtaking new journey to the dark side of desire.

The night is not safe for mortals. Denise MacGregor knows all too well what lurks in the shadows—her best friend is half-vampire Cat Crawfield—and she has already lost more than the average human could bear. But her family's past is wrapped in secrets and shrouded in darkness—and a demon shapeshifter has marked Denise as prey. Now her survival depends on an immortal who lusts for a taste of her.
He is Spade, a powerful, mysterious vampire who has walked the earth for centuries and is now duty-bound to protect this endangered, alluring human—even if it means destroying his own kind. Denise may arouse his deepest hungers, but Spade knows he must fight his urge to have her as they face the nightmare together . . .
Because once the first crimson drop falls, they will both be lost.

You can purchase the book from: The Book Depository.


My rating: 4 .5 of 5 stars

My thoughts:


I just finished the first book in the Night Huntress World series. That's the spin off series of the Night Huntress series and the first book is called "First Drop of Crimson".

The books are about side characters from the main story and the first book was really good.

It's about Denise, Cat's best friend, and Baron Charles DeMortimer a.k.a. Spade(also Bones's best friend).

After the terrible events in the fourth book third book, the war with Parta, Denise is still recovering from losing her husband, when new trouble knocks on her door. Since this book is happening right after the fourth book in the original story, Bones and Cat are in New Zealand(I think that was where they were...) and with their phones no longer connected, the only person she get's a hold on is Spade.

The story starts in a normal pace and we get to read more and more about the characters. The spin off gives is the chance to get to know the side characters in from the main story.

We learned a good part of Spade's life before and after he was changed. There was a lot about him we didn't know. Right in front of our eyes, form a very powerful vampire he turned into a very passionate lover, ready to sacrifice himself for those he loves. There is this new side of the vampire we meet and that's the really , really possessive part of him. A few times I was a bit irritated by his possessiveness and the way he was deciding what Denise would do. Not that any of those thing could have happened without her permission but still...

That's part of him left aside, he is very gentle and noble ...well like you would expect a Baron will be (since his father was an Earl of something... :D that was the title the oldest son gets before he inherits his fathers title...). He was amazing and while he had a few problems of his own he handled Denise's situation with as much grace as possible, until he fell in love with her.

I know it's a spoiler but come on. Who didn't see that coming ones they saw the characters..?

We basically didn't know anything about Denise and I'm not sure there was much to know about her. I didn't notice any deep and awful memories from her past( excluding Randy's death), however she turned out to be really stubborn woman. She was put in quite bad situation and it was really interesting to read about how she handled it.

It was quite the funny pairing the author gave us. She mixed two so different people with similar faiths.

I enjoyed the break from Cat and Bones but by the end of this book I had already started missing their thoughts and their point of view (even though they where in the book for awhile...).

This book was interesting and different and it showed is another side from the world we were getting to know from the main series. Different creatures and new powers.

It was great and I gave it 4 and a half stars...There were some parts that I didn't like very much and that's why I won't give it 5 stars...

Now I'm excited to read the second book from the spin off series which is about Mencheres.

Well that's pretty much it for the book. I hope you like it!



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HUGE giveaway on Beth Revis's blog- Show gratitude for books ...and win 19 SIGNED YA books

I just found this amazing giveaway at Betth Revis's blog. The contest is international and if offers 19 SIGNED YA books to one winner!





Here is the link to the giveaway post and all the rules for the contest.

And now my answer.
One book that I'm most grateful? That would have to be Twilight. Let me tell you why. When I was younger I didn't read books for fun. I was spending more time drawing and the books weren't appealing to me. Then when Twilight first came out in my country (it was about the time the first movie came out) I decided to buy my first book(one I would buy on my own, that is...). And so I started reading it and I was absolutely amazed by the fact that a book could be so interesting and so great. It opened a door to a whole new world. (I hadn't even read Harry Potter at that time even though I had watched the movies and loved them... )
And so with Twilight my love for books started. I later started to see flaws in it( well, not so much flaws as there were stuff that I didn't like like the main character... but that was after I had met other characters in other books.) but even now that book has a special place in my heart even that it's not for the story itself. I am thankful to the author for creating it and I am thankful to whatever force it was that made me buy it and start reading.
I now know how much I've missed and I'm desperately trying to make up for it but there is so, so many awesome books out there.
So, yeah... that's the book I'm most grateful for!

What about you? What book are YOU most grateful for? Oh and make sure  you sing up for the INCREDIBLE giveaway!

Giveaway on another blog...

Another reminder for the ARC giveaway at Bibliopunkk's blog. Enter for a chance to win an ARC copy of Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. Ends Nov 5th and it's international.
Here's a link:
http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html?commentPage=2