Friday, November 16, 2012

Feature & Follow Friday #13

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers. But you have to know, the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.
Here’s this week’s question:

Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?
Oh! This is a difficult one! I can think of many movies, but  almost all of them started out as a book.
Okay, so going through the list of films I've watched over the last two years and were not an adaptation from a novel, I think I will have to choose a romantic comedy called:


For those of you who are not familiar with it, it starred Katherine Heigel and Gerard Butler. The interaction between the two leading characters was very entertaining to watch and would probably make an interesting and enjoyable read.


So what's your FF?

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Swoon Thursday #13 Intuition

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!

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Several weeks ago, I won a copy of
Amy A. Bartol.
 I was so captivated by Evie and Reed that I just had to read the next book in the series.
Halfway through and I'm still captivated.
The gondola bounces gently, as the car's cable hitch goes over the pulley, causing me to brace myself against Reed for support. I close my eyes briefly, savoring the contact. When I open my eyes, Reed's mouth is dangerously close to mine. My eyes memorize every gentle curve of his sensual lips. There is an ache building inside of me. To be near beauty like this is heaven and it's the kind of torment that I could never have imagined existed, if I had not been subjected to it.
Again, the gondola bounces as the hitch goes over the next pulley, but this time Reed shifts aggressively towards me. He presses me firmly back against the wall of the gondola, trapping me there with his arms bracing on either side of me. His face nears and I raise my chin as his cheek gently brushes against mine. Feeling heat radiating off his skin, he inhales the scent of my hair. One of his hands presses lightly over the curve of my waist and slowly up my body, tracing my shape as if he would memorize my silhouette. My heart beats violently in my chest.
"Evie," Reed breathes by my ear, creating a desperate sense of longing in me.
If you have not yet read the Premonition series, then I highly recommmend that you do.
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So what do you think?
If you liked my SWOON, please leave a comment


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teaser Tuesday #13 & Review - Persephone

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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 Okay! So today I'm going to do something a little different. I'm going to include a review along with my Teaser. I should mention that this was a request made by the author, and after reading the blurb and becoming sufficiently intrigued, I agreed.

Title: Persephone
Author: Kaitlin Bevis
Published by Musa Publishing
Published July 6th 2012
There are worse things than death, worse people too

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life
My Review
I’m not very familiar with Greek Mythology so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when I started to read this book. However, despite my lack of knowledge, I found it to be very entertaining. It is well written. The characters and scenes are described clearly making it easy for the reader to follow the story.
As mentioned in the blurb, it is a tale about a young girl, Persephone (also referred to as Kora) whose world is suddenly turned upside down when she discovers that she is not human, but the Goddess of Spring. Like any young teenage girl living in the modern world, she has trouble believing it and initially rebels. It is only when Boreas - the God of Winter - tries to abduct her and she is saved by Hades and brought to the Underworld, that she becomes convinced.
Learning that by saving her, Hades has marked her as his bride, she must not only come to terms with her new environment, but also the fact that she is now Queen of a world she had known nothing about. Although Persephone would like to return home, with Boreas searching for her with evil intent, she has no choice but to remain where she is, at least until winter is over.
I like the way Kaitlin develops the relationship between Persephone and Hades. I also like the way she portrays Hades as kind and caring rather than as evil and completely domineering. The introduction and interaction of other characters such as Cassandra (the prophetess), Thanatos (Persephone’s personal guard) and Charon (Persephone’s self-defence teacher), was also interesting and well done.
For those of you who like Greek Mythology, I think you will get a lot of enjoyment out of this book. I should also mention that it is the first in a trilogy and so it will be interesting to see in which direction Kaitlin takes the story.
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
And now for the Teaser:
Hades stood and moved closer to me, pressing me against the wall. I drew in a shuddering breath as Hades leaned closer, his lips almost brushing mine.
He's going to kiss me, I realized. My heart thudded; I wasn't prepared for this. I hadn't thought the whole goddess-charm thing through so well.

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Did you enjoy??

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Happy Teasing!!!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #9

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

So this week I managed to add three books to my shelf.
All were provided by Elizabeth DeJesus  from Musa Publishing for review.

First Frost
Liz DeJesus

Shadow Eyes
Dusty Crabtree

Love Sucks
Sage Collins

So what's on your shelf? I'd really like to know.