Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some Contests That would be so awesome to enter :]
A Beautiful Darkness giveaway by Tales of A Ravenous Reader
An Extrordinary giveaway by The Story Siren
A Matched giveaway by Mundie Moms
Hunger for Harperteen contest by The Undercover Book Lover
In honor of her  27th birthday, Miss Reads Reviews is having a big book giveaway
A bloggiversary giveaway by Bibliophilic Book Blog
I'll put up more, when I come across them :P

Saturday, October 9, 2010

In my Mailbox(2)

I really have to keep these up. I'm a very bad book blogger :[.

This weekend and oncoming week, I'll be working on these :P
Ranger's Apprentice:Book2 The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan
Dark Reflections trilogy by Kai Meyer
Parnomalcy by Kiersten White
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
Bloodthirsty by Flinn Meaney

I'll probably write a review on all of them except Dark Reflections by Kair Meyer, because it's a trilogy and I'm really lazy :].

I hardly buy books, because my mom doesn't want me to buy anything that isn't having to do with prep for school. *sigh*
These are all from the public library :3

In My Mailbox* is a weekly meme hosted by TheStorySiren

<3 Ming

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa Review

Title: The Iron King

Author: Julie Kagawa

Series:  The Iron Fey #1


Where obtained: Library :P

Meghan Chase


Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She had never quite in at school...or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan sense that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth-that she is the daughter of the mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face...and to find love with a young prince who might want her dead.

I think I was extremely lucky to borrow both the Iron King and the Iron Daughter at the same time. The second book in the series, I will review in another post. First off, I absolutely loved it. I have read many faery books, Wicked Lovely, Tithe, Valiant and a short of satisfying list after those three which I can't recall right now. Julie Kagawa really know how to capture a reader's interest. I found the beginning a bit similar to Carrie Jones's Need. I'm not saying they are the same, but the feeling is sorta similar. When the book first came out, i saw a bunch of blogs with a review on it and even picking Team Puck or Team Ash. I didn't understand until I finally picked up the book. And I just love Ash. Team Ash all the way, not that I don't love Puck though.

The book was many things, gripping, suspenseful and just downright captivating. I liked all the characters mentioned and the faery creatures and the faery world. I think Julie Kagawa really got it all down in her book. Meghan was a good heroine. She could be weak and needing of support at times, but she can be strong and daring at others. I really liked her character. I always enjoy reading books about faeries because after a while all the books come together in my mind and kind of really piece together for me what the faery world is like. And who agrees with me when I say the Iron King's cover is totally delicious to look at.

I'm not going to give anything away to ruin the book for those who haven't read it but this book deserves an overall 9.5/10. I adored it and if I ever get a chance to own my own copies of the series, I'm taking it.
This is a MUST read. You really need to go out and get this book like right away.

<3 Ming

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Book Review: Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway Review

Title: Almost to Die For

Author: Tate Hallaway

Series: Vampire Princess of St. Paul #1

Publisher:New American Library

Where obtained: Public Library

On her sixteenth birthday, Anastasija Parker's present winds up being the shock of a lifetime. When her mom referred to her absentee dad as a deadbeat it was actually half true -- he's a vampire. And a king, no less. A king who wants his daughter to assume her rightful position at his side. But, thanks to Ana's mother, the blood of a witch also runs through her veins....

Too bad vampires and witches are mortal enemies.

With her parents gearing up for an all out brawl over her destiny, Ana's about ready to scream. But things get even crazier when a male witch and a brooding bad boy vampire start vying for her affection. Then the barely leashed tension between the vampires and the witches starts to boil over, and Ana has to figure out once and for all if she wants to become heir to her dad's throne. And deciding your eternal destiny is a pretty big deal for a girl who just wants to get through high school.

I think it has become a habit, that once a week a attack the new releases shelf. I admit, that the cover was the first thing to pull me. A girl wth raven dark hair and two different colored eyes. Picking it up I realized this book had both vampires and witches, which are probably my favorite two things to read about. Recently books with the mox of both witches and vampires have come up and I'm most than estatic to read them. Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway was a really short book for my taste, but she was descriptive and I liked Anastasija Ramses Parker, right away.

But this was one of those books, i had moments, where I wanted her to do this, or to not do that. It was fast read, but it held on tight to my concentration and overall I liked it. Another reason why i picked up the book was because of review on the cover, by Rachel Caine. I love Rachel Caine's Morganville Vampire Series, and since she said a nice thing about Almost to Die For, i just had to pick it up. The book didn't disappoint me.

I give this book a 7/10. It was good and quick read, and i liked the story. If you see it, don't hesitate to pick it up. :]