29 December 2012

Book Review and Ramblings too: The Host by Stephanie Meyers

The Host (The Host, #1)

book: The Host
Author: Stephanie Meyers
File Type: Paperback 

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.
review:So my reasons might come across as totally idiotic..and this review itself could be the most idiotic thing you read , so if you chose to ignore this review..I understand.
I've never been a fan of Ms.Stephanie Meyer. I have read Twilight and I didn't hate it. To some extent , it was actually quite nice. But after that , I didn't really care about the other books much and made no efforts.

So why did I choose to read The Host?


OMG. Oh my fucking god.
Doesn't that cover just call out to you. Look at those men nice looking people.

So I was on youtube a few months ago , doing my own usual jobless thing when I came across the trailer of this book. I knew that such a book existed but like I've mentioned earlier , I simply hadn't cared about them. After the trailer , I knew I had to have it. 

I am , in the end , a romantic. So help me , if I wanted this book. 
Also many claimed that this book was much much much better than Twilight. So I borrowed this one from one of my friends.

I have to be honest. This book was just okay.
Like seriously okay. Maybe a tad worse than okay.
My initial rating had been just 2 stars but I chose to give it an extra one because of the upcoming movie and it's influence on me. (I know. Go ahead , call me stupid. I won't mind.)
Also there have been books much worse than this one here , so it's only fair to award it three stars.

I'd like to divide my review into sections. 

Section 1.

Meeting Wanda and Melanie.

So basically , Earth has been invaded by aliens. These aliens go by the term 'Souls'. The working of these souls is a tad nonsensical. I get the point the author has tried to made. I get what the story is all about but I just don't see how it makes sense. It's like the time I read Divergent. I got what the author was trying to tell me. I saw where the story was going but the whole concept didn't really make sense to me. Like why where there such factions? What was the point of the whole thing. Here atleast , we saw why the souls decided to invade earth. But as sacrificial and amazing their whole 'humans are a deadly species and that they have emotions they can't control and that they are their own destruction' reason sounds , I feel that , them in itself trying to forcefully exert their own theories and 'peacefulness' among the masses is nothing less than tragic hypocrisy. So this my friends , is flaw no. 1.
Anyhow , the story starts with our introduction to the soul Wanderer who awakens in the body of a young girl who tried to attempt suicide but was saved by the healers (doctors) of the soul community. As Wanderer is on her way in getting used to her new body , she is surprised to find that the human girl hasn't left the control of her mind and still exists. This girl is Melanie Stryder , a seventeen year old rebel who now starts to force memories of her life on Wanderer. Through her memories Wanderer gets to know about the various people in Melanie's life. Through her memories , Wanderer starts to see the way Melanie loved her loved ones and falls in love with them too. More specifically , Melanie's love of life Jared and Melanie's brother Jamie. With all the memories-love-fest overpowering her own intelligence , Wanderer sets off to find the love of Melanie's life. Oh and Melanie's brother too.

Section 2.

When she meets them.

You have no idea how much I hated Jared.

Section 3.

We meet Ian and his sweet side.

Oh and people start to call her 'Wanda'. I have nothing against names but this name is just awkward.
There would be serious moments where Wanda and another character would be having a serious conversation and then the other character would just go ahead and say , 'Wanda this..' and 'Wanda that..' and the whole seriousness would fly away into thin air right before my eyes.

Also Ian and Jamie are the only people I like in the whole book.

Section 4.

Jared is a bastard.

Section 5

The end was very cheesy. That last chapter was a total cringe-magnet.

This book is relatively huge. I wouldn't have minded if they would have cut down on the length. I found myself skimming pages because there were so many unnecessary and even boring parts.As for the story , like I said , it was CRINGEY.
The role of the villain (if that character was even a villain) was so non-existent. It felt as if that character was created just for the sake of having some 'action' in the book which may I say , also was non-existent. And this along with it's long boringness makes flaw no.2 and 3.

And after this , I decide to reduce my ratings to 2 out of 5 stars.

So would I recommend this book to you?
Nope I wouldn't. For reasons that you shouldn't waste your time and delve into something that , you know , is more worthwhile. If you're bored to death , then sure go ahead. The movie isn't out yet and the movie was the reason why I decided to read this book , but after reading the book , I know in my heart that the movie would be much better than the reading experience because there won't be periods that would bore you and you won't care about the pointlessness of the whole scenario because the guys are hot. Smart movie people.


So I saw Saorise Ronan for the first time in The Lovely Bones and she did a great job! Although at that time I never cared much about how she looked but now..Damn isn't she a looker. I had loved her acting and I know for sure that even if this movie poops as a movie , her part in it would be up to the mark. I can imagine her perfectly as Wanda and Melanie.

Consider me dead.
How heavenly looking is this guy.

Max Irons.
Have to say , Jared was the worst character in the whole book for me. But with a face like that...
I saw him act first in the Red Riding Hood and well , Let's just say my reaction was something close to shooting-of-the-bed types when I saw him playing Jared.

So  even if the movie is an epic fail...I know that I'm not going to hate it.
Hell , Jake Abel who plays Ian is a total bomb.
And let me just say, Ian was my favourite character.
*wild grin*

I saw Jake Abel for the first time in Percy Jackson. While people loooved Logan Lerman , I always loved Abel. I get all the chocolate gooeyness that Lerman was , but I like me some bad guy.
And hah! Just look at him.

One of the other things , I feel , is cool that you can totally see how The Seeker's character is going to be so much more present. I can totally imagine Kruger play the badass role of a villain.

So as you see , I'm really excited and am totally geared up for the movie!
It releases on march 29th.
I'm on for it. What about you?

28 December 2012

Joint Review : Dirty Red by Tarryn Fisher

Dirty Red (Love Me with Lies, #2)

book: Dirty Red
author: Tarryn Fisher
file type: ebook

Dear Opportunist, 

You thought you could take him from me, but you lost. Now, that he's mine I'll do anything to keep him. Do you doubt me? I have everything that was supposed to be yours. In case you were wondering; he doesn't ever think about you anymore. I won't let him go....ever.

Dirty Red.
note: This year seems to just get better and better and BETTER. 2012 brought Zemira her diploma and brought me my much-awaited Kindle. (Claps madly).This year was also the year we got to be better friends and could come and work on YA Fanatic together. This year we were also introduced to a groundbreaking , earth shattering , eye-weeping , heartbreaking etc. etc. book which blew us away with it's epicness. This book was none other The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher. Here are our reviews , if you wish to know about how crazy we actually are about this awesomeness.
Devyani's review:HERE. and Zemira's review:HERE.
So here's a quick recap.
WARNING: If you haven't read the previous book....then you're an idiot and we hugely recommend it to you. Imagine yourself being thrown towards the book. So if you haven't then you probably shouldn't go ahead and read further.  Read our reviews in the link given and then proceed.For the others..let's begin , shall we? :D
Quick Recap :

There is a girl. There is a guy. They love each other. But both of them are asses who ruin stuff and so they are forced apart. Then this guy meets another girl. But he still loves the previous one so he fakes an accident and fakes that he has amnesia and goes back to the girl but the girl doesn't  know that so she acts like she doesn't know about his amnesia and becomes his friend. But hey , remember the guy already has a girl? The new girl? who came after the previous lady love? Well brace yourself people because she's the real deal. She's the bitch. She is horrible and the evil villain who would do anything and everything to take what is hers.In the end, the evil chick does end up with the guy but the story isn't over yet...
Leah (the evil girl) , now married and pregnant has everything she wants. How far will she go to keep it?
Here's what Zemira has to say: 

Oh, Leah, Leah. You never learn from your mistakes. Even though she is the biggest bitch I’ve ever come across in a book, I admire her for one thing-she never gives up. I’m not sure if it’s the right thing considering she will never let go of Caleb even though he was never her to begin with. She even starts questioning it in the end but it’s already too late and the only thing she comes up with is to hurt Caleb even more.

All of her problems come from her childhood. She never really experienced love from her adoptive parents and she was always second best. But that doesn’t give her an excuse to act like a mental patient and scheme all the time. I am not a baby person and still I was shocked when she was jealous of the attention Caleb was giving to their newborn. She only wanted him for herself. Tarryn mentioned a couple of times that most of the people in these books are crazy in love, their love is addictive and they end up obsessed.

There was this soap opera my mum used to watch when I was a kid and the female antagonist does these horrible things to the ‘perfect’ couple but in in the finale she ends up buried in a coffin after she hides in it while on the run from the law. This is the sort of future I see for Leah. She should focus on her little girl, Estella rather than trying to ruin Caleb’s life.

I just hope there will a happy ending (read-Caleb & Olivia ending together). It doesn’t have to be the conventional HEA, I just need something that will satisfy all of these feeling I have towards these mind-blowing books. 
Here's what Devyani has to say:

The Opportunist
 had done a real number on me. It made me cry , laugh , swoon and die a little inside. If somebody asked me to elaborate on how much I loved this book , then all that person would get would be pure nonsensical incoherent babble.
Olivia's and Caleb's story was an unforgettable one. It ended in a very , well.. oxymoronic way. It was the right thing but it just pretty much shattered each and every ounce of hope I had in me. It was good yet it was bad and it hurt like a bitch.

Now here's Dirty Red. - A book from the point of view of a villain.

Leah Drake. Beautiful. Wealthy. Bitchy. the perfect opponent to the opportunist.

Shady and intelligent  to the core..if I had been the director of Mean Girls (the movie) then I would have given this book to Ms. Rachel McAdams for preparing herself into a bitchy character because there is nobody in this whole wide world who could be as evil as Leah.
I have to be honest , when I went into this book , I expected lot's of snark and shadiness. I expected to get to know the real Leah. I expected  to know how and why Leah became and is the way she is. And ......I got what I expected. But instead of making me happy , it just twisted me further.
I actually believed that after reading this book , I would start to like Leah.   Maybe even love her.I was expecting the same earth shattering and ground breaking and ratatataatat experience. I was hoping for the similar flow of emotions....but alas there wasn't any.

Now that I've vented out everything here's my conclusion in the end.

I am so happy with the way things turned out.

You read a book from the POV of a villain and you expect gooeyness? NONSENSE.
This is the brain of an evil person. You get to see evil things. Sure , you won't like it but are you supposed to like evil things?
What's the fun in falling in love with the villain?
What good would a villain be if her villainy substance evaporates into thin air?

Sure I wasn't crying of unhappiness but my scowl and irritation and frustration with this book made up for it. Would Mean Girls be Mean Girls without Rachel McAdams being mean?
So do you get my point?
But was this book as good as it's predecessor? No.
But writing a book from the POV of a villain is never easy. To keep up the tempo is equally difficult. And for all that , kudos to Ms.Fisher. Her writing is marvelous and has great potential into turning out much much more. I love her writing and I hope that she keeps up with what she's doing because it damn well makes the world happy.
But I have issues with this book too.
As good as it is , it had it's flaws.
The biggest flaw being well..I could be pegged as being emotional here but well I have to say it.
There is this one part where Leah meets Noah and terms him as the sexy 'Ghandi' . yes , 'GHANDI'. Now I know that it was a spelling error and a mistake in editing. But I ignored it once , but this term was mentioned several times with the same wrong spelling.
I'm an Indian and the history of my country has hugely been influenced by this man. Mahatma Gandhi (yes, the correct spelling.) is the father of my nation and be it just a spelling error , I would get offended with such things. So , just a little note for the author , please in future try to take care of such tiny mistakes.
Other than that , well the issue of this book not being able to live up to it's predecessor would continue to be a factor.

But the beauty of this whole scenario is that this is just the second book.
It could be just my thinking or this could be what the author intended...but the way this book has been written it's so easy to see that it's just gearing you up for the next one which , my friends , is the book finale. The final showdown. It's okay if you didn't like this one but you're definitely going to be waiting for the next one aren't you?
Smart woman you are Ms.Fisher. You already had us in your bag , didn't you?
You were introduced to the opportunist and now you know the dirty red...now let's see what happens in Fisher's next venture.
So should you all read this book?

Is it even a question , hell yes.

Joint thought.

Leah sucks.

What we can't wait for.
The third book. And guess what it's from Caleb's POV!!!!!

27 December 2012

Annabel (A Delirium Novella) by Lauren Oliver

Annabel (Delirium, #0.5)

book:  Annabel
Author: Lauren Oliver
File type: ebook. 


Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

review:After reading Delirium and Pandemonium, we are well acquainted with Lena Haloway's character. We know what she's like. We know how she came to be. We've practically been a tag along all this while. We know that Lena lost her mother when she was six. We know the way Lena describes her mother. We also know how Annabel , Lena's mother tucked Lena in lovingly , danced around with her and made them delicious pancakes. We also know how Lena's mother was never cured. We had a brief brush with her in Pandemonium and we know how she escaped and held onto freedom with that one thought clear in her mind , that she will not be suppressed.

This being a novella from Annabel's POV is an absolute treat. 
It is so easy to simply like her character. While I had minor issues with Hana , another delirium novella , this one seemed to be almost perfect. I could see the world from the eyes of a mother who just wanted her daughters to be loved. I could see the world from the eyes of a seventeen year old who ran away because all she wanted was freedom. And I loved it.

This series is one of my many favourite series and with this powerful addition in the delirium world , I can barely wait to find out what happens in the final book.

There's also an excerpt from Requiem provided and let me just say, I am so not happy with what I read. I'm almost scared to pick it up now.

Damn need that book now. Like right now."I love you. Remember. And someday , I will find you again." -Annabel.

Can't wait for March. I don't usually mind Love triangles. I know I'm weird but it's the truth. But this is one , I so don't want to see and read about. It's already making me so nervous. Now that I'm thinking about it , I can't even decide which guy I like more and who I want Lena to end up with! Alex ? or Julian?  WHO?
Some may think that there is no room for confusion in this case. For many , Alex is a sure shot choice. Some also vouch for Julian. But after reading that excerpt , I'm so confused. And also a little bit angry.

Who would you choose?

19 December 2012

Mini Book Review: Ten TIny Breaths by K. A. Tucker

Title: Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: K. A. Tucker
File type: ebook
Release date: December 11th, 2012
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Kacey has a lot on her plate. She has to provide for her sister,Livie after the escaped their uncle who tried to make a move on Livie. She is still having trouble with losing her parents,best friend and boyfriend in a car crash. But she meets Trent,a mysterious guy,who moved into the same building the same day they did. Kacey is on a sex fast after she figured out it doesn't help her forget the past. But she can't shake the attraction she shares with Trent. 

For me,they moved a little too fast. Wish they took their time to get to know each other better. I didn't get why did Kacey fall so fast for Trent after staying away from guys for two years. Where did that came from? Is he so irresistible she has to stop herslef from jumping his bones every time she sees him? We also discover Trent's dark secret and watch him deal with it,along with Kacey. 

The first part didn't work for me at all,but the second is much more enjoyable. I guess you have to go crazy to please me. 

18 December 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #1

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by those beautiful ladies @ The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Books I Read In 2012
-in no particular order-

We both picked

The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis- 
Zemira-Sweet mother of God... I am still speechless when it comes to The Storyteller.  I don't think I cried this much after reading Forbidden.  I  just can't express all of my feeling towards this book. I  only read it once. I just don't have the strenght to pick it up again because I know it will destroy me  even  though I know what happens. 
Devyani-  Here's what you do to kill yourself and then cry about it or maybe just puncture your heart and soul...read this book.

The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher- 
Zemira and Devyani For the both of us , this book was close to perfect and we loved every bit of it!  Man,oh,man. This book blew our minds and what we love about it(everything) is that it came out of the blue. After reading it we was one of those crazy possible stalker fans and we persuaded(read made) almost all of my friends read it. Can't wait for the sequel, Dirty Red. 

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo-
Zemira and DevyaniAlmost everybody loved it!!  Z- Do I even need to explain myself for loving this book? 2012 was a great year for the return of fantasy genre. I was never truly a fan of fantasy but after reading S&B I changed my mind

Zemira's picks
Night  Beach by  Kirsty Eagar- So,I didn't really enjoy  Raw Blue by Kirsty but the synopsis of Night Beach was so mysterious  I  had to give the author another try and it was so spooky. It was a cross between psychological thriller and horror. What's not to like?

How to Kill a Rock Star by Tiffanie DeBartolo- Tiffanie! Tiffanie! Why you no write more books? *shakes fist* I mean, this lady writes the most realistic characters in the adult romance genre. Plus it has Paul and rock'n'roll. You can even learn a thing or two about the industry reading this book.

Falling Under by Danielle Younge-Ullman- Another great adult novel. What I love about this book is that it's not afraid to feel pain and it brings you with it on a journey where you can't help but root for the main character and hope things will work out. Really,really good writing. 

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson- I wanted to read this book the moment I read the title. But, you know, hardbacks are  really pricey so I waited and waited till one day I found it for $6 on Fishpond!  My gut was right and this book was magical and melancholic. And the writing is spectacular. I was so touched I cried like a baby in the end. 

Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick- After finishing this book I felt like someone suddenly slapped me in the face. There were so many twists and turns I had no time to think about it. Since I was listening to audiobook it was even more realistic because the main character is telling this story through a dictaphone. 

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay-  Since I didn't like Pushing the Limits like the rest of the  Goodreads population I felt kind of cheated I didn't get  what I was looking for. But after a couple of months I found it in this magnificent  book. I love it so much. 

Devyani's picks
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman- This was my first novel which had dragons in it and I have to say....It blew me away! It was such a perfect start to a (let's hope) perfect series. All those secrets. THAT chemistry. THOSE DRAGONS SCALES.Can't wait to read the next one!

 Iced by Karen Marie Moning- To say that this was one of my best reads is an understatement.

My anticipation for this one here knew no bounds. Barrons and Mac had together or maybe JUST Barrons totally swept me off my feet with the fever series and Dani was one particular character who I always liked. So imagine a trilogy from the POV of a fourteen year old F1-racing-heart-breaking-badass-monster-killer-super-flash-justice-league girl who is so naive yet totally kickass. 

Oh yes your Barrons counterpart is Ryodan. And his whole character scares the shit out of me..in many ways.

Adorkable by Sarra Manning- Somehow when I start to think about my favourite reads of 2012 , this book always slips up out of nowhere. It's about this eccentric girl who is a teenage version of Lady Gaga and is a total realist , a total badass and loves HARIBO!! (And I LOVE HARIBO.)Now Imagine this girl who intimidates the hell out of everybody fall for a guy who is a total school heartthrob and a perfectionist and is half-asian. Yeah , seems cliche but behold my friends this book will blow you away.
Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta- Because everybody deserves a happy ending. Everybody loves Marchetta and you're crazy if you didn't. 

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini TaylorIt's monstrous.

So much different , edgier , gorier , scarier , blow you away-ier , kill you slowly-ier , tension maker and yes, amazinger than THE DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONES.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein- This book really did me in. It's not easy to get into this book initially because it's kind of boring. But patience and VOILA! You have yourselves a beauty! A book about bestfriends , love , survival , hope and tears. Should be given a try atleast.

In case you haven't noticed,we cheated a little. Give us a break. There are two of us! 

17 December 2012

Bloggy News-Follow up.

Because Zemmy is the rabbit and I , the tortoise.

This week was wonderful and also in easier words , fucked up.
As I told you all the last time , My credit card had been taken away from me because of my shopoholic tendencies that seem to take over me now and then. BUT guess what ? GOOD NEWS! I got it back and to treat myself , I indulged in a little shopping spree.

I usually spend all my money on books , so this time I made sure I bought myself some decent clothes.
But you can't take the book out of a bookworm so I sneaked in A Million Suns by Beth Revis and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak for my personal happiness.

I've had A Million Suns with me for a long time now but that was in ebook form. When I saw the paperback , I knew that I had to get it even though I already had it in my kindle. I know I should be happy but different cover designs of books tend to irritate me. I'm a huge freak when it comes to this. I was in a similar situation when I ended up with the UK cover version of Insurgent and not the US one which was similar to my copy of Divergent.

The Book Thief was one book I always had fancied but never got a chance to buy. But now that I have it! I am more than excited. Also isn't Markus Zusak a tad cute? :D

Now as you may recall I also said that this week was fucked up?
That's because I also lost my freaking phone.
My phone was my baby. I had everything in it. And now..it's not there.
SO..now I'll have to save some for buying myself a new phone. DRAT!

Along with many other things! This week , for me , began with the Navy Ball!
Every year on the 4th of december we have the Indian Navy Day and it's a grand event which last about a week. Around this time we have this extravagant evening hosted by the Navy. This evening is basically a ball called the Navy Ball and it's one in a million.And I got to be a part of it this year!
It was so beautiful , I can't even begin to tell you all how giddy I am , even when I think about!
There were all these beautiful women wearing beautiful dresses and gowns and all those proud officers of the Navy in their ceremonial attire and well , me being a defense kid got to be a part of it and just enjoy it.

Here are some pictures :)

that's Sunidhi Chauhan , a very celebrated Bollywood Singer.

another one of her!
Neeraj Sridhar!

Neeraj Sridhar! Another one of Bollywood's celebrated singers and also part of the band , Bombay Vikings!

the crowd in general.

This was me with my bestfriends who flew all the way for the ball!
Yeah.We climbed the stage like idiots.

 So that's all for this week! Happy Reading you all ! Happy Holidays :)

15 December 2012

Bloggy News

What is happening fellow YA Fanatics? Did you get any good books this week? If you did,please,link us up! 

I didn't get a lot this time. I didn't order much cause I've been broke since I spent tons of money last time. 

Naughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Any respectable blogger had already heard of these books. I got this boxed set at such a low price- it was only 16euros!!! For some reason it was 51% off on The Book Depository. Can you believe that? 
And I almost missed that amazing offer. 
These new covers looks great,don't they? I'm glad there is a little bit of color,just to shake things up. Still haven't got a chance to read them,but I will,as soon as I find the time to finally read the actual paperback. It seems that all I'm doing lately is to read kindle titles and ignore my beautiful books that smell wonderful. 

1, Falling by Jolene Perry
2. Scarlet Woods by Brooke Passmore

 1. 'Till World Ends by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre and Karen Duvall
2. Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane
3. Dancing in the Dark by Robyn Bavati

I'm not sure if I'll be reading Indigo Awakening and Dancing in the Dark but I have to know more about the world before The Immortal Rules. 

I'm currently reading a memoir even if i am and I can just feel it's going to break my heart. 2 weeks ago I've read The Sea of Tranquility and I am still stunned how great that book was. It was so great,I had to stop myself from re-reading it right after finishing it. So if there is anybody looking for something like Pushing the Limits, you've found a perfect book because this is even better than PtL. I didn't like PtL at all,but a lot of people did. Almost all of my friends. 

Once again,I'm joining 2 new reading challenges. Can't wait to start! 

The challenge is to read every single 2013 release you own. Doesn't sound so bad,since I tend to ignore books after I get them. Only paperbacks, hardcovers and ARCs count.

You can learn more about this challenge HERE

You can sign up for this challenge HERE

The goal: To read as many sequels as you can. You set your goal at whatever number works for you.
  1. The challenge runs from January 1st to December 31st. 
  2. Any books started before Jan. 1 will not count.
  3. Any book after the first book in a series counts,even novellas. Books in the same series also count. 
  4. Sign ups will be open until December 1st, 2013.
  5. Add the URL of your challenge post to the linky widget. (If you'd like to wait, it's ok to use your blog URL and send your link when you get the post up)

I'm setting my goal at 10 sequels:

As for ongoing challenges I've managed to read 2 books out of 6 from my December reading challenge. Need to read faster!