Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monsters, Zombies, and Darkest Powers Book Haul

To feed my monsters and zombies books craving, I went and got :

The Monstrumologist series:
The Monstrumologist (book1 )
The Isle of Blood (book 3)

The Darkest Powers series:
The Awakening
The Summoning

(The above 4 titles I got it as a 4 deal on Amazon. )

The News Flesh trilogy: Feed, Deadline, and Blackout by Mira Grant

Wanted to try reading more monsters, zombies, and paranormal related books after reading Warm Bodies. I may save this for Halloween reads :)

* 2/13/13 I was able to obtain The Reckoning to complete The Darkest Powers trilogy. \(^o^)/yay.

* 3/05/13 So cool. The fourth book of monstrumologist will be out this September.

They all look so good. Don't know which one I should read first.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tempestuous by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes Review

Title: Tempestuous(Twisted Lit #1)
Authors: Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
ISBN: 9781440552649
Source: NetGallery

My Thoughts:

I was planning to write the review for this once I finish the book but work and exam sort of sidetrack me. Anyways, I finished reading Tempestuous a few weeks ago and thought it was a wonderful book. This is the first book in the Twisted Lit series. I believe each book have element of classic Shakespeare's play with a twist and each book has its own story. I have yet to read The Tempest but I think this book was able to stand on its own. It's a fun book about a rich girl who got in trouble and ended up working in a food court in the mall + locked in from snow storm + there's a dangerous robber roaming free in the mall. I really like the characters in this book. Miranda can be a bit snobbish at times but she was able to change and become a better person. Caleb was a great love interest. I do enjoy their love/hate relationship. There was another awesome couples that came together that I thought was very well created. The love story in this book was cute and interesting. It felt like I was watching a teenage romantic comedy while reading this book. The pacing was good. There were a lot of things that couldn't really happen in real life but it didn't bother me too much. I also like the twist on the identity of the robber, which makes he story engaging. Overall, Tempestuous was a fun book. Really recommend it if you would like to read something light romantic comedy with a hint of mystery. I'll definitely check out book two of the Twisted Lit series.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday- The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Waiting on Wednesday is an event hosted by Breaking the Spine. I wanted to blog about books that I can't wait to come out so I'll be writing this from time to time. 

This week waiting for Wednesday I choose The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin.

Expected release date:
October 22, 2013

This is the third and last book of the Mara Dyer trilogy. It pretty much picks up where book two left off. Can't say too much about what happen in the second book because I'm currently reading it (The Evolution of Mara Dyer). I thought The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (the first book) was really good. I always question Mara's sanity. Thus, I'm so glad to hear that the third book is coming out this year. Its cover was revealed not too long ago and it's really gorgeous and brighter than the previous two. I heard there are no ARC copies out either so I'll be waiting anxiously for this to come out. What can I say. I adored Mara and Noah. Can't wait to see what happen to them.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion Review

Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
ISBN: 1439192324
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Yes, I finished reading Warm Bodies in preparation for the film coming out this February. The trailer looks fun and I thought why not read the book first. I got the book around winter time and was reading it steadily.

About: A zombie guy falling in love with a human girl which may possibly turn him back to a human again.

My thoughts:

Like always I'll try my best to keep it spoiler free. Warm Bodies was a good book. It has a premise that I haven't heard of before. R and Julie were a great couple. Their personal struggles and the star crossed lover idea was genius. You get to see R evolve and having more personalities than a typical brain eating zombie. Julie's character had more depth as you read about her back story. M was just hilarious. The dark and bits of goriness in this book gets counter balance with some light and happy moment. The story progress pretty  fast and it's pretty cool to hear the opinion from a zombie's perspective. My biggest question for this book was R's love for Julie legitimately his own or was it Julie's dead boyfriend's feeling. This book answers it well. Overall, Warm Bodies was an interesting and fun read. It focused more on R and Julie's relationship and not as gruesome as a typical zombie books. I'm curious to see what Isaac Marion will do with his next book.

Friday, January 11, 2013

In My Mailbox Rewind (3)

Just a few more and then I'll be done with in my mailbox rewind. These books were bought a few months ago from Bookcloseout.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- Saw the movie trailer and I wanted to read the book. Finished it and thought that it's a really good coming of age book.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion-I saw the movie trailer for this one too so I wanted to read it before watching the film. A zombie guy falls in love w/ a human girl. I'm done reading it so the book review will be coming soon.

Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente -I heard this was a nice twist to a Russian fairytale. It's her young adult debut too I think.

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel-Book 1 of the Apprenticeship of Victot Frankenstein. It's a story about teenage Dr. Frankenstein and his brother and how he became the way he is. I heard that it's dark and twisted. I'm curious to see how Oppel does it.

The Devouring series: The Devouring, Soulstice, and Fearscape
I wanted to read something dark and scary so this series works for me.

Sweetly by Jackson Pearce- A retelling of Hansel & Gretel with a dark twist. I'm always in the mood of fairytales retelling.

Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacigalupi- Book 1 of the shipbreaker series. A boy who strip ships as a job meets a wealthy girl on a stranded ship. Sounds like a fun adventure is about to happen.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Haul #2

Hope everyone had a wonderful new year. A new year means more books to read. Yay.

I'll be writing the blog on my phone for a while. My com's being difficult at the moment. Sorry if the layout is too basic.

Ok. Books galore. More books came in for me to read a week ago.

These are the first book of many series on paperback I wanted read.

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Selection by Kiera Cass

Next, The Demonata series by Darren Shan.
These are 2 in 1 omnibus. Got 4 omnibus but sadly I got vol 5 and vol 6 separately because the store ran out of the 3rd omnibus ToT. Now the spine only spell DEON lol.

That's it for now. Reviews of these books will go up as I finish them. Comments &/or book recommendations, please feel free to leave them below. Happy reading & take care.