01 December 2012

Bloggy News


So,these past few weeks I got a lot of books. Some I won and others I actually bought even though the hardcovers are expensive. So here is the list:

1. The Violet Eden Chapters by Jessica Shirvington at Joyous Reads
2. Crewel by Gennifer Albin at Book Haven Extraordinaire

1. Soul Screamers Volume Two by Rachel Vincent
2. The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
3. Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

I am so happy I finally bought The Brides of Rollrock Island and Monstrous Beauty because lately I've grown to love sea creatures. Soul Screamers Vol.2 is out and I still haven't read the first one. Need to change that very soon.

1. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I actually got this book when it was first released as an indie ebook and after i heard it was going to come out in paperback I just had to request it on Net Galley as an encouragement so I can start it sooner. 

I'm currently reading Across The Universe by Beth Revis which is driving me crazy with the description of absolutely everything on the freaking Godspeeed ship and Flawed by Kate Avelynn which is not impressing me yet. But almost all my friends loved it so,I hope I'll give it at least 3 stars in the end. 

I'm joining December Read-along CREWEL on Book Twirps.

Should be fun! 

I'm also planning to start with a couple of reading challenges to make things interesting because I've had a hard time actually finishing a book lately. Aside from the 2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge I talked about before I'm joining December 2012 Monthly Reading Challenge hosted by Young Adult Reads on Goodreads. 

Categories in this challenge are:
1) A book with a RED cover
2) A book that starts with the letter C.
3) A book with a couple in the cover.
4) A book released on Dec 2012.
5) A book with a guy on the cover.
6) A book about mermaids.
7) A book with a white cover.
8) A book that you've read a long time ago (a re-read).
9) The oldest book on your (Goodreads) TBR.
10) A book of your choice from this list

I'm not sure if I'm going to read 10 books. Let's just see how it goes. Here are some I plan to read from the list:


 So this week was really eventful.
For one , I got to start on a good bloggy journey with partner Zemmy . Secondly , I got to sleep and read a lot. I got holidaaaays! 
And thirdly , I reached my credit card limit.

But books are my baby and I love my babies. 
So anything for them. Anyway , since my inner monologue is over , let’s begin with my list of books to read for the week!


I’m currently reading The Perfect Game by J.Sterling and well , it’s just the beginning so I can’t say much. Although it pretty much did annoy me a little.
Now as to the books above , I’m so excited to read them!
Oh and you guys...

Doesn’t Bradley Cooper just steal your breath away?

Also , I’ve heard so much about Double Clutch and Crewel!
And Seduced in the Dark...Well , it’s got Caleb in it!! CALEB!
The current love of my life and motivation of swooni-ness.
So basically the book before it , Captive in The Dark was a total make-my-head-explode kind of a book and it disgusted and terrified the hell out of me..but like I said , total MMHE (Make my head explode.) I loved how it turned out and I loved the note it ended at. It showed great promise and potential and so I’m pretty sure Seduced in Dark will blow me away.
You will won’t you , dear book?
And as for Dizzy , what a cute synopsis!

here’s a bit for you..

Dylan doesn’t do relationships. He and his older brother watched their dad go through hell and back, so they made a pact years ago—no girl would come between the Gibson boys. But his brother sells out. He's getting married anyway. To the sister of a chick Dylan met at a party, who's probably the angriest girl he's ever met. Unfortunately, she happens to be hot, too.
Ziah’s life is upside down—her safe boyfriend turns out to be not-so-safe, and now her sister is getting married before college is over to the older brother of a spoiled, party boy who drives her crazy. And also makes her heart beat too fast.
There’s no denying the attraction, but there's also no denying how much they irritate each other. When they’re thrown together as forced wedding planners, they find an ally in each other--neither wants this wedding to happen.
But instead of putting a stop to the crazy nuptials they find themselves at fittings and cake testing. And maybe even…a few dates?Dizzy is a novel about what happens when two people who are determined not to fall in love, maybe do anyway. Maybe.

Doesn’t it sound cool?
Oh I just can’t wait!
And The Fault In Our Stars , was always one I wanted to read and now that I have it in paperback..Oh where do I even begin?

 So that’s all for this week! We’ll keep you posted with more.
Happy reading :D


  1. I heart you, you haunt me is a must! You know it! :) Good luck with the blog :)

    1. Thank you,Tanja! I will try and read it. Don't know why didn't I picked it up before.

    2. I should probably mention it here and there and I'm sure you'd :D

    3. Hah! You do that! I need a good push every once and awhile. Is it in verse? For some reason I think it would work well as a verse novel.

    4. You don't have to ask twice! :D Yes it is...and you'll be surprised..trust me! :D

  2. You won the whole Violet Eden Series. I really want to read these books. Enjoy your new books and the December Challenges. :)

    1. It took me totally by surprise when I saw I won the whole series and Joy even sent it,they were not ordered on TBD since they don't have this Aussie edition.

  3. Oh Crewel, Zemira! I really want to read it and The Sea of Tranquility as well! Fab book haul, enjoy all your reads, sweetie! ;)

    1. You can always join the read-along on Book Twirps. Their pick for this month is Crewel. Hope The Sea of Tranquility will be as great as the people are saying.

  4. You have some great books! I just finished Crewel and I bought the Violet Eden books from this UK site....very excited. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love Shirvington's books! I've read the first two, but now I have forever to wait until the next come out. I'm so jealous you have all of them! Good luck with your new challenges. I think I'm going to be joining a bunch for 2013. This is such a great blog! I'm a new follower!

  6. Oh my! you girls really got awesome stuff! Yay for The Brides of RollRock Island! =D let me know what you think of it =D I'll read my copy soon woohoo!!

    Happy reading girls!!

    Best wishes :)

    Read more of my reviews at Dazzling Reads

  7. Thanks for stopping by my STS! Crewel was pretty good although I wasn't a big fan of the romance in it. I've downloaded Soul Screamers Volume I a few weeks ago and hope to start it soon. New follower =)

  8. Loved Crewel!! I did a review a few weeks ago if you wanna check it out :) And I have heard great things about Sea of Tranquility! I added it to my TBR shelf :)

    1. Hope it doesn't have spoilers because I'll read it in a minute. :)

  9. So many FANTABULOUS books! The Violent Eden Chapters looks amazing and The Fault in Our Stars was amazing, so, I'll guess you guys will both have an overall amazing book week. Thanks for stopping by! New follower!

  10. I still haven't read The Violet Eden Chapters yet but I keep seeing them almost everywhere! I hope you enjoy them! :)
    I read a review for the Sea of Tranquility which made me want to read the book right away! But, I'm trying to stay away from NetGalley so I'm just going to have to wait for the book to come out!
    Enjoy all your books this week! :)

  11. Ah, awesome books this week, you two! <3 CREWEL was pretty darn impressive, and THE VIOLET EDEN CHAPTERS have been on my to-read list for quite a while. Must check out EMBRACE soon. :)

    I haven't been hearing much about MONSTROUS BEAUTY, so I'm not exactly sure if I'd like it or not. Can't wait to hear what you think of it, though! Also, Zemira - good luck with that challenge. It sounds REALLY interesting. :D

    Have a lovely week, you guys! <3

  12. Zemira, you've had some good bookish things come in! The whole Violet Eden series! I've heard good things about that once. Crewel wasn't my thing, but a lot of people I know loved it!

  13. WOW! That is a lot of awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  14. Ohh, lots of awesome ;) Enjoy them all :D Monstrous Beauty is amazing. <3 So good :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  15. Lovely and informative post, ladies! Zemira, The Brides of Rollrock Island was an utterly breathtaking and beautiful book; I hope you enjoy it. :) And I've read so many positive reviews of Monstrous Beauty, too. Ahh, I adore this new trend of sea creatures in YA! Happy reading. :)

    Devyani, The Silver Linings movie was EXCELLENT. I'm intrigued by what you think of the book as well. :) Enjoy!

  16. Leanne , you saw it?
    I really really really want to watch the movie but I'm a bit torn about it because a part of me wants to read the book first and then see the movie and the other part of me just wants to run away and go to the theatre to see it and hog on nachos.

    What a dilemma right? xD

  17. I really want to read Crewel and the Soul Screamers series. Hope you enjoy all your goodies, and thanks for stopping by!