Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bloggers of the Deep tour: Guest Post

I'm so excited to have Zoraida Córdova, author of  The Vicious Deep, stop by the blog today. She's going to talk about how watching Disney's  The Little Mermaid helped her learn English. But first, a little about her book.

Title: The Vicious Deep
Series: The Vicious Deep ⋯ Book 1
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

Summary: For Tristan Hart, every-thing changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea. . .and now it wants him back.


Now for how Zoraida learned English through The Little Mermaid . . .

Actually, I learned while still in Ecuador. I was three and my grandmother, already in New York, sent me the VHS as a gift. I watched it everyday, making my aunt rewind it over and over again, until I could do it myself. I should get her a sweet gift as a thank you.
Sometimes I wonder what is was about this specific movie that enchanted me as a kid. I was already taking English as a second language, but it wasn't enough. Repeating foreign words in a classroom didn't mean anything. When I watched the movie, each word came to life. When I moved to New York at age 6 (maybe 7), I don't remember the transition. I simply remember having complete understanding of what was being said to me in this foreign new school.
I can't say I wouldn't have ever learned without The Little Mermaid as a gateway to language, magic, mermaids—surely I would've gotten there somehow—but I'm very glad that it was. I wouldn't be the person I am without it.

About Zoraida: Zoraida Córdova was left by some merpeople on the coast of Guayaquil, Ecuador, where she learned to speak English by watching Disney's The Little Mermaid and Michael Jackson's Moonwalker on repeat. She's been a New Yorker since she was six, and never forgot about her mermaid lineage. She studied with Jaqueline Woodson, Ann Angel, and the late Norma Fox Mazer at the National Book Foundation writing camps. In 2007 she was awarded the Dennis Lehane scholarship to Pine Manor's Summer Solstice Writing Conference. She majored in English Literature at the University of Montana and Hunter College in New York City.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Steal

Title: My Soul to Steal
Series: Soul Screamers ⋯ Book 4
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 343
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can't just pretend nothing happened. But "complicated" doesn't even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn't just an ordinary girl. She's a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people's fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn't above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

Review: I loved the book! I love Rachel Vincent's writing so much, and this didn't disappoint. I liked how the book kept you guessing on who was really behind everything until the very end. The book also made me an even bigger fan of Tod.

My review of My Soul to Take: [here]
My review of My Soul to Save: [here]
My review of My Soul to Keep: [here]

Thursday, April 12, 2012

ARC Review ⋯ Shadow and Bone

Title: Shadow and Bone
Series: The Grisha ⋯ Book 1
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 358
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. 

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. 

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.

Review: Absolutely loved! I loved how conflicted Alina was about everything, like her feelings about her powers and her feelings about Mal. I loved the ending, how it felt like an ending, but still left a lot to be resolved in the next books. I cannot WAIT for the next book.

I was in no way paid for this review. I won this free ARC in a giveaway I entered in.

NOTE: The number of pages is based on my ARC copy.

Book Review ⋯ Grave Mercy

Title: Grave Mercy
Series: His Fair Assassin ⋯ Book 1
Author: Robin LaFevers
Pages: 549
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? 

Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. 

Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Review: I absolutely loved it! It was so amazing! I loved how detailed everything was, from whatever Ismae's surroundings were to all of her thoughts. And thanks to Nightshade and The Mortal Instruments, I knew what most of the weapons were :).

A very short review, but I will say that ALL OF THE PEOPLE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK and Nun Assassins FTW!

ARC Review ⋯ The Book of Blood and Shadow

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow
Series: None
Author: Robin Wasserman
Pages: 436
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark. 

But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.

Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

Review: This book was so good! Absolutely amazing! I can't believe it was the first Wasserman book I've read. I loved how I didn't find out who everyone really was until the very end, and I LOVED the ending. It wrapped up nicely, and it felt like an end, there wasn't anything left unfinished. I loved the writing style, too. It was a little different from what I'm used to, in wording and such, but I loved it nonetheless. This is definitely a book you should pick up, and soon.

I was in no way paid for this review. I won this free ARC in a giveaway that I entered in.

NOTE: The number of pages is based on my ARC copy, as I have not checked a final copy.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Keep

Title: My Soul to Keep
Series: Soul Screamers ⋯ Book 3
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 278
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Kaylee has one addiction: her very hot, very popular boyfriend, Nash. A banshee like Kaylee, Nash understands her like no one else. Nothing can come between them. Until something does. 

Demon’s breath. No, not the toothpaste-challenged kind. The Netherworld kind. The kind that really can kill you. Somehow, the super-addictive substance has made its way to the human world. But how? Kaylee and Nash have to cut off the source and protect their friends—one of whom is already hooked. And when the epidemic hits too close to home, Kaylee will have to risk everything to save those she loves.

Review: Loved it! Rachel Vincent did a wonderful job, as usual. I was sad for a bit in the beginning, because Tod wasn't there, but the ending totally made up for it. I loved the details used when describing even the tiniest things. I loved everything!

Sorry it's a super short review, I just can't come up the words.

My review of My Soul to Take: [here]
My review of My Soul to Save: [here]

Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Bumped

Title: Bumped
Series: Bumped ⋯ Book 1
Author: Megan McCafferty
Pages: 237
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their children, making teens the most prized members of society. Girls sport fake baby bumps and the school cafeteria stocks folic-acid-infused food.

Sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony were separated at birth and have never met until the day Harmony shows up on Melody’s doorstep. Up to now, the twins have followed completely opposite paths. Melody has scored an enviable conception contract with a couple called the Jaydens. While they are searching for the perfect partner for Melody to bump with, she is fighting her attraction to her best friend, Zen, who is way too short for the job. 

Harmony has spent her whole life in Goodside, a religious community, preparing to be a wife and mother. She believes her calling is to convince Melody that pregging for profit is a sin. But Harmony has secrets of her own that she is running from.

When Melody is finally matched with the world-famous, genetically flawless Jondoe, both girls’ lives are changed forever. A case of mistaken identity takes them on a journey neither could have ever imagined, one that makes Melody and Harmony realize they have so much more than just DNA in common.

Review: I loved this book! I completely devoured it, it was just so good! I think that the author did a wonderful job of writing about a sorta uncomfortable subject—teen pregnancy. While at times I thought it was horrifying to think of girls getting 'pregged' so young, it was also interesting to read about a world that was in such a possible danger of dying off that they paid teens to hook-up, get pregnant, and then give up their baby. 

I loved seeing how Melody and Harmony's views change though out the book, and how not everything came together until the very end. Overall, I absolutely loved this book!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Torn

Title: Torn
Series: Trylle ⋯ Book 2
Author: Amanda Hocking
Pages: 324
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: When Wendy Everly first discovers the truth about herself--that she's a changeling switched at birth--she knows her life will never be the same. Now she's about to learn that there's more to the story... She shares a closer connection to her Vittra rivals than she ever imagined--and they'll stop at nothing to lure her to their side. 

With the threat of war looming, her only hope of saving the Trylle is to marry a powerful royal. But that means walking away from Finn, her handsome bodyguard who's strictly off limits...and Loki, a Vittra prince with whom she shares a growing attraction. 

Torn between her heart and her people, between love and duty, Wendy must decide her fate. If she makes the wrong choice, she could lose everything, and everybody, she's ever wanted...in both worlds.

Review: I absolutely loved this book!! I was in a bit of a reading slump so it took me awhile to get into it, but once I did I couldn't put it down. I think it was just as good as the first book, Switched, though in a different way. In Switched, Wendy found out that she was a Trylle Princess and was being pursued fervently by the Vittra. Wendy discovered that there were a lot of secrets being kept from her and, in Switched, she only found partial answers to very few of the questions she asked. Torn sheds light on a lot of the vague answers Elora gave in Switched, and while the Vittra do try to get Wendy, a lot of the book is Wendy discovering that the Trylle need her, and that she must do her duty to save her people. It was nice to see Wendy realize what she must do, and think of things other than what she wanted. Not that she was selfish before, because she wasn't, but in lieu of what came to light throughout Torn, her previous actions and attitude now seem a little self-centered. 

As expected, the book was well written and the story moved along at a good pace, though at times it would jump forward with no warning and that bothered me a little. I loved the ending to the book. It was a good ending, one that wrapped up the book nicely, and one that I might have expected at the end of a series. Though it wrapped up well, it was still a cliffhanger, and I liked how the author combined the two. I cannot wait for the final Trylle book, Ascend.

The short story that came in the back, One Day: Three Ways, was really good, too. It told of later that day (the day that the book ends) from three different perspectives—Finn, Tove, and Loki. I liked reading from Finn, Tove, and Loki's point-of-views and I liked that it let you see what each of them really feels for Wendy.

My review of Switched: [here]

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Fallen

Title: Fallen
Series: Fallen ⋯ Book 1
Author: Lauren Kate
Pages: 452
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Seventeen-Year-Old Luce is a new student at Sword & Cross, an unwelcoming boarding/reform school in Savannah, Georgia. Luce’s boyfriend died under suspicious circumstances, and now she carries the guilt over his death with her as she navigates the unfriendly halls at Sword & Cross, where every student seems to have an unpleasant—even evil—history.

It’s only when she sees Daniel, a gorgeous fellow student, that Luce feels there’s a reason to be here—though she doesn’t know what it is. And Daniel’s frosty cold demeanor toward her? It’s really a protective device that he’s used again . . . and again. For Daniel is a fallen angel, doomed to fall in love with the same girl every 17 years . . . and watch her die. And Luce is a fellow immortal, cursed to be reincarnated again and again as a mortal girl who has no idea of who she really is.

Review: I love, love, loved it!!! I loved the gothic theme, and the mystery that went on for most of the book. I had heard enough about the book beforehand that I knew what the big secret was, which was kinda disappointing, but it was still a good book. On a happier note, while I was reading I was able to figure out who was all involved, and I usually never figure out mysteries.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Shatter Me

Title: Shatter Me
Series: Shatter Me ⋯ Book 1
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Pages: 338
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days. 

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now. 

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Review: I loved this book so much! The writing style was different than I'm used to, so it took me a bit longer to finish the book, but I still loved it. I can't wait for the next book.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Everneath

Title: Everneath
Series: Everneath ⋯ Book 1
Author: Brodi Ashton
Pages: 370
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. 

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. 

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. 

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Review: I absolutely loved this book! It was amazing, and I couldn't put it down. I loved how the events leading up to the Feed were interspersed though out the story, how that backstory kind of followed the timeline of the present. That probably doesn't make sense, but I don't know how else to explain it. I loved the writing style and I loved reading from Nikki's point-of-view (hers was the only one, but I still loved it). 

For about ten minutes after I finished the book I just sat still, and tried to work out all of my feelings. I was immensely overjoyed because Everneath was just. So. Good. I also felt sad because the book was done and I wanted more. I can't wait for the next Everneath book to come out, I already know it will be fantastic.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Save

Title: My Soul to Save
Series: Soul Screamers ⋯ Book 2
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 279
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: When Kaylee Cavanaugh screams, someone dies.
So when teen pop star Eden croaks onstage and Kaylee doesn't wail, she knows something is dead wrong. She can't cry for someone who has no soul.
The last thing Kaylee needs right now is to be skipping school, breaking her dad's ironclad curfew and putting her too-hot-to-be-real boyfriend's loyalty to the test. But starry-eyed teens are trading their souls: a flickering lifetime of fame and fortune in exchange for eternity in the Netherworld—a consequence they can't possibly understand.
Kaylee can't let that happen, even if trying to save their souls means putting her own at risk….

Review: I loved this book! I liked how much Kaylee wanted to help Addy, even though it was dangerous. I got frustrated with Tod though, for how he went about trying to save Addy. The book was really well written and I can't wait to start the next one, My Soul to Keep.

My review of My Soul to Take: [here]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Book Review ⋯ My Soul to Take

Title: My Soul to Take
Series: Soul Screamer ⋯ Book 1
Author: Rachel Vincent
Pages: 279
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

Review: When I started My Soul to Take a few days ago, I had no idea what actually happened in it even though I'd read it before. As expected, it was still really good. I love Nash and Tod! 

I'm kind of in a review slump, so this all I'm going to say at the moment. Sorry it's not longer.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Book Review ⋯ Vampire Academy

Title: Vampire Academy
Series: Vampire Academy ⋯ Book 1
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 332
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . . 
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever...

Review: I absolutely love this book! I love Rose and Lissa and Dimitri and Christian! This was a reread and it was soooo much fun, because I knew what was going to happen, but the characters didn't, so I shouted at my book a lot. I just love this book so much!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Review ⋯ The Iron Queen

Title: The Iron Queen
Series: The Iron Fey ⋯ Book 3
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 358
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.

Review: I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! It was so good, and I loved the ending. Everything was just so good! I can't come up with words to describe it other than I loved it. I loved it, I loved it, I loved it! If you haven't read the series, you need to, now.

My review of The Iron King [here]
My review of The Iron Daughter [here]

Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review ⋯ The Iron Daughter

Title: The Iron Daughter
Series: The Iron Fey ⋯ Book 2
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 359
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart.

Review: I really loved this book. I think I liked it more than The Iron King. It was exciting and action packed. Not to mention filled with Ash! I loved the struggle Meghan had between the mortal world and the Nevernever. What I mean is that sometimes she would long to go home to the mortal realm and be normal, then almost right after she would wonder if she would ever be able to go back to being normal, after seeing what she has. I also loved the mini-struggle between Meghan had between Puck and Ash. I love Ash!

My review of The Iron King [link]

Cover Combat {Week 8} Winner

I'm am just going to post the winner of Cover Combat's Week 8, which was between the US and Bulgarian editions of Die For Me by Amy Plum. And the winner is . . .
The US Edition!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What's Happening

     Hey guys. When I first started this blog it was because I was bored and I wanted to be a book blogger, like YA Vampire Books, who initially got me interested in it. There was a period in the beginning where I didn't really know what to do and didn't post anything. Then another period arose where I hardly posted, and that was because I was really busy with school and other personal stuff so I just plain forgot about posting. Then I really got into and would have a few posts ready ahead of time because I didn't want to wait until the day they were set to post to come. I really came to enjoy running the blog. 

     The point of me telling you that is that I no longer feel excited about posting and updating. Instead I feel like I have to work just to remember to post on time, and even then I end up posting right before I go to bed because that's when I see Chapter by Chapter's tweets about her posts. So, I'm not going to post much at all for awhile and I felt like I should tell you. I will post the winner of Cover Combat Week 8 on Monday, and I will post reviews every so often because they are needed for some of the challenges I'm in (I like challenges right now, they keep me reading even when I don't feel like it). I'm sorry if I disappointed you, but I just need a break. I don't know how long this slump will last, it could go on for only 1 month or it could go on for 6-7 months. I really don't know what else to to say. Again, I'm sorry.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday {1/18}

Title: The Immortal Rules
Series: Blood of Eden ⋯ Book 1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 304
Release Date: April 24, 2012

Summary: You will kill. The only question is when. 

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive. 

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire. 

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Review ⋯ The Iron King

Title: The Iron King
Series: The Iron Fey ⋯ Book 1
Author: Julie Kagawa
Pages: 363
Stars: ★★★★★

Summary: Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined. 

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home. 

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change. 

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a 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 rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Review: This book was really good. I liked the writing style and the descriptions. I think Julie Kagawa created a masterpiece, and I loved the ending. This is just one of those books where I have no idea what to say about it. I loved it, but I just can't find the words to describe that love. Read the book.

Cover Combat {Week 8}

Cover Combat is where I'll put up a US cover and a foreign cover of the same book and you vote on your favorite. Most of the time it will probably US versus UK, but there may be other countries thrown in.

The US and UK covers of Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz went head-to-head last week. And the winner is. . .
The UK cover!

Last week, I had you guys vote on what covers you wanted to see this week, and you guys chose Die For Me by Amy Plum. So, the US and Bulgarian covers are going into combat.

US edition:

Bulgarian edition: