Friday, December 31, 2010

My New Year Resolutions...

 2010 has passed away in a whiz and 2011 is on the doorstep. Today the 31st of Dec is the last day of 2010 and also the new year's eve! You must be having some new year's resolutions...right?? Lets hope that you have some New Year Resolutions because I have mine.

I would love to complete all my book reading challenges successfully, that I have already signed up for. My Jen's Book World blog is a baby now, I had just opened it in Dec 2010! So I would also like my blog to grow up and become a superstar in blog world. In 2011 I want to read and buy as many beautifully written paperbacks as I can and also a chance to talk/interview many great authors. I hope that my these New Year Resolutions aren't too high...[ :-)].

I would love to have all of the above resolutions of mine to come out smoothly and wish the same for yours.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2011!

I come again with another challenge in hand. But what can I do, there are soo many cool challenges around that should not at all be left behind. So here is another 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge in coming 2011. This challenge is hosted by Book Chick City. As the title states we have to read 100 books in the whole year of 2011 ( or if you can more than that ). I dont know if I can do that. So to check out my full capacity to read books I am going to participate in this challenge.

If you think this is cool and want to know how many books you can read in a year you should sign up too.

For more details please go to my Contests Page.

Horror And Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011!

Horror And Urban Fantasy Reading Challenge 2011 is a challenge hosted by the book chick city. In this challenge you have to read twenty four horror and urban fantasy novels but if you can and want to then you can read more than 24. It's up to you.

This is the second challenge that I am signing up to in one day ( you can see that in my last post ). For more detail go to my Contests Page.

The Vampire Challenge 2011

2011 is on the doorsteps and there are many challenges being hosted by many blogs, so I thought why not sign up for some too. So I signed up for The Vampire Challenge 2011 which is hosted by parajunkee.

For more details go to my Contests page.

I was a little late to sign up for the 2011 DAC but then I thought that there are many other challenges out there so here is one. I will of course sign for other challenges but this is the first.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hourglass review

Hourglass (Evernight, #3)Hourglass by Claudia Gray

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review by goodreads.

Bestselling author Claudia Gray’s Evernight series continues. In Hourglass, Bianca and Lucas have found a way to be together. But it means lying to the people who care about them the most.

After escaping from Evernight Academy, the vampire boarding school, Bianca and Lucas seek refuge with Black Cross, the elite group of vampire hunters led by Lucas’s stepfather. When Bianca’s close friend—the vampire Balthazar—is captured by Black Cross, Bianca knows she has to do whatever it takes to save him. But at what cost?

Hourglass, the third book in this gripping vampire series by the author of the New York Times bestseller Stargazer, has all the romance, suspense, and page-turning drama that have made Claudia Gray’s books runaway successes.

( Sorry that I had to take the review from Goodreads because I didn't had much time, but I promise to write my thoughts about the book as soon as possible ).

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Cover Crazy!

I was going through some blogs and I noticed that many of them had this 'Cover Crazy' thing in their blog posts. So I thought why shouldn't I do it too. So here it is...

Cover Crazy is a weekly meme that was created by Tawni over at The Book Worms to show which cover you are absolutely going crazy over!

Here is the cover I am totally going crazy over now...

I like the book's background of dark trees which gives the cover a dark and eerie effect which also goes with the story inside it. I also like the intricate design on the title of the book and also that the title is the only bright spot of colour in all the dark around it. The cover is the first thing that the reader sees before scanning it and I surely think that because of this book's cover it will be scanned through a lot ( and of course people will buy the book too ).
All in all the cover gives a mysterious and a beautiful effect which will attract people a lot.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Dark Days Supernatural Tour and Digital Essentials..OOOH YEAH!!!

According to my daily routine I was browsing through my favourite blogs and that's how ended up...Here! W-O-W...My jaw was hanging open and my expression was literally like :OOO...My sister totally freaked out because of it, until she heard the reason behind it and she was like...Oh cool!

The site has sooo many cool widgets of countdowns and book covers which look so cool ( dorky right? I know.. :) ) and I love them ( talk about the lame and the lamest reasons of all.. :) ). The tour contains the authors I have heard a lot about and was even going to start with the Body Finder series. The books and the authors are :
  • Once in a full moon by Ellen Schreiber
  • Once in a Full Moon
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  • Unearthly
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  • Angelfire
  • Afterlife by Claudia Gray
  • Afterlife
  • Desires of the dead by Kimberly Derting
    Desires of the Dead
This site has given me all the encouragement I needed to start reading the Body Finder series and also left me exited and in serious waiting for these books to release. ( I was already waiting for the book Afterlife by Claudia Gray to release because I had finished Hourglass not so long ago and the book ended with an agonizing cliff hanger ).

Now I am going off to put some of these cool widgets on my blog and don't forget to watch this really cool video that they made.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Blue Bloods review

Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was atounded by how unique the plot was. After Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, many authors are bringing up stories of vampires and bloodsucking and whatnots. I am not saying that other books don't have the bloodsucking - it is the most vital thing, kind of like a signature of vampires.This book's plot goes on towards heaven and angels and all sorts of that.In most books the majority thinking and background of the vampires are based on this - vampires are the evil creatures of the night, etc, etc.

However, in this series vampires are the angels that fought alongside Lucifer. They were banished to the earth to live off of human blood as their punishment.Their live cycles are usually about 100 years, and then they get reborn into a new body. The blue blood that they carry gives them their name and distinction.

The book is not written in perticularly any one person's point of view. The vampires in this series are said to be indistructible but the real truth id hidden from many of them. The blue bloods can be killed by the silver bloods - vampires who drink other vampires' blood and take thir life force - thire soul away from them.Schuyler Van Alen is the only person - a half blood who can find out how to kill the silver bloods.this search will take her from NY to Venice.

the next book will move the story forward - a cliffhanger, which will only come out after reading the second book in the series - Masquerade.

The plot was great, I even liked the book but I did not feel the spark that makes me want to keep on reading the book till the end and never stop.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sight Unseen review

Sight UnseenSight Unseen by Robert Goddard

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the summer of 1981, Avebury a women and three children walk in the Neolithic henge circle, a boy nine to ten years old, a seven-year-old girl and the third child who is a toddler. The two children are running around, playing when the nanny, sally Wilkinson gets distracted and the the infant, tamsin hall is grabbed by a man and taken away in a van. It was just supposed to be a simple abduction plan but later turned into a murder case when the infants sister, Miranda hall is run down by a the abductors van.

The historian, david umber becomes a witness of this horrible abduction and murder.
David eventually married the stunned nanny but his wife never moved on from the shock that initially bound them and then committed suicide filled with guilt that she was negligent in her diligence.

Retired Wiltshire Chief Inspector Sharp tracks down david after 23 years and informs him about the anonymous letter he recived with clues to what happened on that fatal day in avebury,1981.The letter focuses on the true identity of an eighteenth century political meddler known as Junius, who happens to be the subject of Umber's Ph.D. research. David begins to reconsider his wife's suicide and wonders if someone murdered her to further bury the truth. The historian and the former cop team up to follow the new leads to hopefully uncover a murderous kidnapper.

The book is innovative and had a very well constructed plot that definitely held my interest and I am sure it will hold your interest as well as any other readers’ interest. The book is well written, although sometimes a bit too detailed on some historical or geographical details. It's a good read but not for those with a short attention span.

Most of SIGHT UNSEEN is well written and good reading. Just make certain you aren't in an impatient mood when you pick this book up. The slowness of the ending will frustrate you – a lot!

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Night Train To Lisbon review

Night Train to Lisbon (Grayson, Emily)Night Train to Lisbon by Emily Grayson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Carson Weatherall is embarking on the first real adventure of her life. It's 1936 and the wealthy young American woman is spending the summer with her aunt and uncle in a Portuguese villa, after a tour of the continent. She has just decided she isn't very adventurous after all, when she meets Alec Breve, a young British scientist, aboard the train to Lisbon. The two fall in love, and spend most her stay involved in a blissful love affair. As the trip comes to an end, Carson receives some devastating news from her uncle, who works with the British Defense Ministry. He has evidence that Alec is a member of a Nazi sympathizer group, and has been passing technical information to Germany.

A brokenhearted Carson returns to America to try and forget Alec and go on with her life, ignoring his calls and letters. Her actions, however, have the effect of bringing Alec to see her, and she finds herself doubting his guilt. Together, they go on a search for the truth, which leads them back to Europe. Evidence still seems to support his guilt, and Carson must trust her own instincts in order to unravel the truth. In the process, she also finds out some surprising facts about her own life, particularly the family she thought she knew so well. This book combines romance and espionage to tell a thrilling and suspenseful story.

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ill Wind review:

Ill Wind (Weather Warden, #1)Ill Wind by Rachel Caine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Joanne Baldwin is a kickass weather warden with lots of power. But she is on the run because she is being wrongly accused of murdering a high ranked warden. She is also searching for Lewis-the most powerful warden in the whole world who can help her to get rid of the nasty demon mark she possessed that feeds on her powers. During her search for Lewis she also meets a djinn David. There is real hot love between them; also David decides to help her find Lewis. But finding Lewis is not an easy task especially when a horrible, hungry for her life storm is chasing her around. As the story goes further on, many lies in Joanne’s life slowly unravels which leaves her shell- shocked. Will she be able to find Lewis before the demon marks corrupts her from inside out or before something horrible happens to her done by someone she wouldn’t have dreamed betray her?

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