lørdag 19. mai 2012

Haven't been Reading :O

Soooo.. The last few days I haven't been reading at all :O instead I've been catching up on my series and made friendship bracelets instead.. :p

onsdag 16. mai 2012

Wednesday Wants (2)

The springtime is finally here and summer is right around the corner, which means I start craving super easy and fun books to read while laying out on the grass on the sun. With that in mind I've chosen The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour and Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers for this weeks WW. 

The Disenchantments is about graduation, summer, music and life choices, in a sense. Colby and Bev have a pact for when they graduate; they are going to go on the road with Bev's band a spend the next year traveling around Europe. However during the summer the plan is failing and new plans takes form. A book about music, summer and hopefully some loveydoveyness is seems like a perfect summer read in my mind. 

Supergirl Mixtapes is about a girl named Maria who are going to visit her estranged mother in NY for the summer. She is looking for some big city adventure, flirting and pure bliss and finds herself immersed in the rock music and busy streets that New York has to offer. However her mother caries some secrets and Maria finds herself in the need to decide where and with whom her loyalty lies. 

Considering my recent splurge on books... I don't know if I actually will get my hands on these books this summer, but lets just imagine a fairy book mother of some sorts will come and grant all my bookish wishes while I lay in the summer sun enjoying what the life of books has to offer. 

- Siff

tirsdag 15. mai 2012

Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins

"Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?" Goodreads summary. 

Spell Bound was a worthy end of the Hex Hall trilogy (I actually shed a couple of tears at the end there, if you have read the book I guess you know why). This book, along with the two first, are full of wit and banter which I love about this series and I'm sad that I couldn't just dive into another one after I finsihed it. There seemed to be a lot of jumping in time in this book which made certain scenes feel a little bit cut short, but at the same time I'm pleased that Rachel did it this way since the story and the plot didn't suffer any from it. I would reccomend this trilogy to all YA lovers who have a thing for sassy heroines with paranormal powers.

One of my favorite quotes from the book: 
"I’m so happy to see you that I wouldn’t care if you’re secretly a ninja sent from the future to destroy kittens and rainbows." 
— Rachel Hawkins (Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3))

- Siff

mandag 14. mai 2012

Book Review: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

"Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. 

That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.

But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?" Goodreads summary

I enjoyed Demonglass as much as I enjoyed Hex Hall, the only reason I gave it four instead of five stars is that the storyline isn't completely new to me anymore, but the book was still really really good. 

The story picks up a few months after the first book and spoiler alert: England, jeeeeey! That's all I'm going to say about that. In this books Sophie has to deal with her origins and a love interest who is a part of the group set out to kill her kind, isn't that lovely?
I love how I can't guess what's going to happen in these books, they are full of surprise and humor. And really hard to put down! All who are into YA paranormal should give these books a go, as well as you who think you're not into this spiel; you might just change your mind. 

My favorite quote from the book:
"After a moment we started talking about the trip again, and I made Jenna laugh by wondering aloud if there was such a thing as vampire high tea. "And when you ask for Earl Grey, you actually get Earl Grey," I summed up, sending Jenna into another fit of giggles."


søndag 13. mai 2012

Currently Reading: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins


"Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her." Goodreads summary. 

I was kind of hesitant going into this book, I wasn't sure if this book was hyped up or if it really was worth my time reading it, because I've heard so much about it and it seemed like everyone I follow in the book community on YouTube has this series on their shelves. However I found this book to be amazing! I don't know what it is, but I find books that take place in some sort of boarding school really thrilling, hehe. I devoured every single page, the writing was really good, the humor seeps through every page and Sophie has become one of my favorite characters, she is so fun and sarcastic that you can't help love her. 

My favorite quote from the book: 

"Let's just say you may regret that second piece of cake.'
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil." 
— Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1))

I gave this book five out of five stars on Goodreads and if you haven't already; you should get your hands on this book and dive right in!

- Siff 

torsdag 10. mai 2012

Thursday Treats (1)

So my first "Thursday Treats" is in reality a "Thursday OMG I Wish I Had This!"
I've always pictured myself in a house a little outside the city with a nice garden and and epic library, and this bookcase falls under the category epic in my opinion. How cool would it be to have this amazing thing in your library? Extremely if you ask me.

- Siff

onsdag 9. mai 2012

Wednesday Wants (1)

So I think I will try to post a Wednesday Wants post each wednesday, but I'm not sure if this is an original idea or if it's already done by someone, I tried to google it but it didn't come up with anything so if anyone know if this is something about it please let me know :)

 My first Wednesday Wants consists of two books by Brenna Yovanoff that I have been eying for a really long time now but haven't picked up.. yet!

The Replacement is about a boy/guy named Mackie who is a Replacement and was left in the crib of a human baby when he was born. He has apparently allergies to iron, blood and consecrated ground which means that he has a tough time growing up in a human world.
I came across a copy of this book in a norwegian bookstore once, but i really didn't like the cover with the guy on it so i didn't pick it up... But I need to order it sometime soon I think, cause I really really want to read it!

The Space Between is about Daphne who is the daughter of Lucifer and Lilith. Her brother Obie gets kidnapped and apparently she is in some way responsible for that. She goes to the streets of Earth and taps in to her demonic powers to try and find him.
Sounds fascinating and the cover on this book is gorgeous as well!

- Siff

tirsdag 8. mai 2012

Divergent: The Movie!

Soooo.. I was you know doing the usual, minding my own business (read: checking facebook..) and I came across a link from Veronica Roth.. And I read this on her blog:

"Is there going to be a movie made of Divergent? Maybe. I sold film rights to Summit Entertainment (now Lionsgate), and there’s a production company (Red Wagon) signed on, as well as a screenwriter (Evan Daugherty). Right now he is working on a screenplay and we’ll see what happens after that." 
WORKING ON A SCREENPLAY!!! There's no way in hell that this won't become a movie! :D:D:D:D:D
I'm trying to imagine who I want to play each role but I haven't come up with the perfect fit yet. Who do you see playing Tris and Four?

- Siff

mandag 7. mai 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

"Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!"

This weeks topic on Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Favorite Quotes From Books.

Sadly I'm not very good at memorizing quotes from books. I keep meaning to write them down or mark them or something, but alas; i never do. So this list will be faaaar from complete, but I will give it a shot anyways:

1: "Let's just say you may regret that second piece of cake.' 
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil." 
— Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1))

2: "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))

3: "Perfect is overrated. Perfect is boring." 
I smile. "You don't think I'm perfect?" 
"No. You're delightfully screwy, and I wouldn't have you any other way." 
— Stephanie Perkins (Lola and the Boy Next Door)

4: "It is our choices, Harry, that show us what we truly are, far more than our abilities." 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter, #2))

5: "Wow," Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot." 
"He's the sun god," I said. 
"That's not what I meant." 
— Rick Riordan (The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3))

6: "I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was." 
— Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine #1))

7: "Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?" 
"Yes," said Harry stiffly. 
"Yes, sir." 
"There's no need to call me "sir" Professor." 
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying." 
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6))

8: "When I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books." 
— John Green (Looking for Alaska)

9: "But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them." 
— Michael Grant (Gone (Gone, #1))

10: "Shouldn't someone give a pep talk or something?" Minho asked, pulling Thomas's attention away from Alby. 
"Go ahead" Newt replied. 
Minho nodded and faced the crowd. "Be careful," he said dryly. 
"Don't die." 
— James Dashner (The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1))

- Siff