Anyway, I thought that I should start with my own book challenge, I have thirty questions to answer in thirty days. This is on my day 1.
Favorite books of all time
Is a really hard question. How do you choose!?
All these books have affected me in one way or another. I share unique memories with every single book and I love each story to death. These six books pretty much sums up what kind of books I usually read. Contemporay, fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance, tension, angst... and four of these books made me cry like a little baby. Can you guess which ones? ;)
Find my reviews of the books here below
1. Perfect Chemistry (perfect chemistry #1) - Simone Elkeles
2. Clockwork Pincess (The infernal Devices #3) - Cassandra Clare
3. The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) - Philip Pullman
4. The Opportunist (Love me with Lies #1) - Tarryn Fisher
5. Percy Jackson and the Lightening thief (Percy Jackson #1) - Rick Riordan
6. Obsidian (a Lux Novel #1) - Jennifer L. Armentrout
My name is Emelie, and I am one of Lihinis friends/classmates and today I have the great pleasure to write a text for her blog! Ha-ha, I am not exactly great at this whole blogging thing, I had one back in the days when I was young and stupid but it was really bad and that’s the truth. But I am going to try my best to entertain you guys today!
Okay, books. This blog is mainly about books so I should probably right something about them right? Well here it goes all or nothing. I love books, but not as much as Lihini, nobody loves books like she does.
Anyway, when it comes to books I am extremely picky If I start reading a new book and don’t like it right away I give up. So If I am going to read a book it has to be a fantastic one, like the hunger games trilogy! I am soooo hooked when it comes to the hunger games and I have to admit that I have the biggest crush ever on Mr. Peeta Mellark. I don’t exactly know why I love the books so much but you can’t help falling for the characters.
I just love them all except from Gale, I felt so sorry for him in the beginning of the books because he had to watch Katniss pretend to love Peeta (why on earth would you have to pretend to love Peeta?!? I mean have you seen him?) But after a while I just got tired of him. And speaking of the hunger games and hotties, I can’t even begin to tell you all how exited I am for the catching fire premiere this November!
Hmm… enough about my crazy obsession with the hunger games. What else have I read lately? Oh right, another trilogy “Fifty shades of grey”. But don’t judge me right away!!! I actually read them by mistake, believe me. So how did this terrible mistake happen you wonder, well this is how it happened. I was reading a magazine a while ago and I saw this book cover “Fifty shades of grey” and I thought the title sounded pretty interesting ( I thought it was a thrilling detective story or something, my bad) and so I told my mother about it and she bought it for me. Can you imagine her facial expression when I told her what it was about? Joking aside she almost fell of her chair laughing at me.
Well I hope I haven’t bored you all to death with my stories! And no comments on my stupidity regarding the fifty shades incident ;)
IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!
And this time I'm going all in, I will be giving away TEN E-BOOKS SO THAT ALL MY READERS CAN PARTICIPATE.
These are all Epub files so you can read it from your computer, e-reader, smartphone etc...
We are giving away
- My life next door - Huntley Fitzpatrick
- Easy - Tammara Webber
- The Edge of Never - J.A. Redmerski
- What really Happened in Peru - Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan
- Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta
- Delirium - Lauren Oliver
- This is What Happy Looks Like - Jennifer E. Smith
- TID #1 Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
- TID #2 Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare
- TID #3 Clockwork Princess - Cassandra Clare
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Julia is back..
I guestblogged on this blog a while ago.
As you know Lihini is going to undergo surgery on tuesday, so I'm here to help her with the blog!
But this time will be different, since I don't have the time to write everyday I've asked some friends of mine!
They will write about the craziest things, books of course and a lot of other stuff!
So wait and see,, suprises will come!
Hope this time will be awesome!!
From the bottom of my marshmallowcovered heart!
A young woman who wanted nothing but her freedom. A vampire who would try to control her destiny.
Ruby Rahman, age seventeen, ran away from her home in the Middle East to escape an arranged marriage. But her dream of an independent life in the U.S. turns into a nightmare when she becomes the captive of William Scott, a handsome young vampire who finds her scent irresistible.
Despite herself, Ruby finds herself falling for William. After all, he and his “family” have risked their lives to keep her hidden from the rogue vampire who’s on her trail—and the council that would kill her for uncovering an ancient secret.
But Ruby has secrets of her own. And when a gorgeous young vampire named Nikolas challenges William for her affections, she’ll be forced to unravel the mystery of who she really is—and where she really belongs.
I wanted to like this book SO SO bad. I saw real potential in it after reading the synopsis. I got this E-ARC personally from the author, I had some problems with the file and she was really nice about the whole thing and sent me another, and then checked up with me a week or so later to see if it worked. A very nice lady Indeed.
This book reminded me quite a lot about Twilight.
There were moments when I thought to myself "wow, didn't something similar happen in the Twilight saga?"
Ruby, the main character is not from the United States, and because of that everything is sort of new to her. She would always think/say stuff like "in my country..." etc...
"In my country..." was repeated 15 times which I think is too much. I don't mean that she shouldn't talk about Ivenia, but she could have said what she wanted to be said in a different way.
I also thought that it was weird that Ruby didn't question right away how she ended up in a bunch of strangers home when she got there. She was really respected toward them and it took her weeks to ask.
Then we have William...
He just confused me. He acted like a total asshole for weeks, didn't say anything, just walked around looking really mad.
And why did he act like this?
Because he liked Ruby of course, makes total sense...
I think this book is bringing an important subject to light, because there are MILLIONS of girls living under the circumstances Ruby was living under but a lot of them can't escape, like Ruby did... And the cultural struggles Ruby had/have to go trough are things that either Avetis had to go trough or someone she knows. I think it's strong of her to write about something that clearly have ffected her a lot.
Brave attempt to mix this with vampires but it wasn't something for me... This book have a high rating on goodreads so you should check it out! (and there is a giveaway of this book on goodreads too!)
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?
Make yourself some tea
I'm having extremely hard times at the moment that i'm not ready to openly talk about. I'm not allowed to go to school until the... doctor say I can go due to these difficulties.
Things are just a bit hard now and I have not been in the right state of mind to blog (or even read).
I'm obviously feeling a bit more like myself now, I've wanted to write this post earlier but couldn't... hope u all understand and I will be back really soon. I really miss blogging, it feels like ages since I did it last, even though it's been roughly a week.
Hope you are all well and taking care of yourself.
It took one wild night for Sergeant Jeremy Addison to realize that Vegas? Was a bad idea.
Bloody. Bruised. Dehydrated. Abandoned in the desert, and left to stagger down the road. The only way this leave could get worse was if his savior was his ex-best friend's sister...and the girl he'd loved since childhood.
The last person Erica expected to find on the roadside was her high school crush. She hadn't seen Jeremy in seven years—ever since the night he said he loved her, and she ran away. Losing him then had been a mistake, but wanting him now could be catastrophic if he discovered the secret that chased every other man from her life. But with a tall, tattooed Marine determined to prove he's always been faithful, can Erica resist his advances...or will she surrender ground and give love a try?
yeah, a very very amatour written book with no plot twist really and crappy characters.
I don't even no how this book made it through publication, Everything was just so unbelievable, It's a short story, yes, I'm sure she finished this one in like 2 hours, but there are better (much better) short stories out there.
(yes the cover was the reason I picked this book up)
~read it but I didn't recommend it
Uncontrollable bleeding from the ear
Not being able to sleep on the operation side
They give me a sidecut
This is what they had to say about it:
“Constantin Film has a long tradition of adapting books to the big screen. Pushing back the start of production of City of Ashes was a decision we did not take lightly. But after speaking with all of our partners on the creative and distribution side, it was clear that it will be beneficial to have more time to reposition the film in the current marketplace. The Mortal Instruments series has an incredibly loyal and ardent fan base and is a best-selling book series. While taking Cassandra Claire’s [sic] vision to the screen we want to make sure to draw on the full potential of the franchise.”
By Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
"The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.
GIVE ME MORE
WHY ON EARTH DID WE ONLY GET FIFTY PAGES?!
I loved it, I really can't picture Tobias being "weak" or even with real emotions like that haha, but I do feel like we got a better glimpse of him, because the past is what sets out future. No future can be made without a past.
This short story makes me long even more for Allegiant, but at the same time I never wan't that day to come, because that means that It's over. The divergent series is over.
~stay smart, and <4
Av Jamie McGuire
Förlag: Kalla Kulor Förlag (tack, hoppas att uppföljaren översätts!)
Abby har lämnat sitt mörka förflutna bakom sig, fast besluten att aldrig återvända. Tillsammans med sin bästa kompis America har hon flytt till Eastern University för att börja ett nytt liv. Hädanefter ska hon vara en duktig flicka. Men så möter hon Travis, killen som slåss för pengar på illegala slagsmålsklubbar och som alltid har ett koppel av tjejer efter sig.
Abby lovar sig själv att aldrig falla för Travis och istället inleder de en vänskap. En vänskap som med tiden fördjupas och intensifieras tills den plötsligt har förvandlats till just det Abby med alla medel försökt undvika. Hon vet att de inte är bra för varandra, ändå kan hon inte hålla sig borta ifrån honom.
Deras relation blir snart alltmer kaotisk, destruktivt hänförande och fullkomligt underbar. Samtidigt smyger sig Abbys förflutna allt närmare och hotar att rämna hela deras värld.
Det där var en rejäl berg- och dalbana. Vilken kärleksfull, stark, passionerande, irriterande berättelse!
I början kunde jag inte lägga ifrån mig boken. Boken vart min drog. Jag läste i timmar för att jag ville avsluta boken så att jag bara kunde älska den o krama den. Boken hade starka karaktärer som man antingen älskar eller hatar. Personligen - älskar.
Can vi bara ta en sekund från våra liv för att prata om Travis Maddox? Han har sina problem, vi behöver inte sopa undan det under mattan, och han är väldigt försvarande om Abby. väldigt försvarande jag säger inte att det är rätt att beté sig som ett psyko ibland, men ingen är perfekt, och Abby var också lite psykad. Enligt min mening är det vad som gör denna bok så bra. Ingen utav dem är perfekta.
Abby och Travis är så underbara tillsammans, det fanns några väldigt söta stunder i boken som fick mitt hjärta att svämma av varma känslor, och jag kan svära vid att jag vid vissa tillfällen kunde känna de exakta känslrna Abby kände. Det är så du vet om en författare är bra - författaren ska få dig att KÄNNA.
Det vore fel av mig att inte tala om Amerika (Abbys bff) och Shep (Travis kusin / Americas pojkvän)
De spelar en stor roll i den här boken, och de båda påverkar Travis och Abby mycket. Ingen av dem skulle kunna stå på egna ben utan Amerika och Shep. Bandet Amerika och Abby delar är okrossbart, har de varit med om allt, men Amerika aldrig lämna Abbys sida.
Vänskap, svek, familj och kärlek. Denna bok har allt.
By Jamie McGuire
Publisher Atria Books
Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.
That was one hellova roller coaster. What a, loving, strong, passionate and irritating story!
In the beginning I couldn't put it down. The book became a drug, I could read for hours because i wanted to just finish it and love it.
The book had some really strong characters that you either loved or hated. Personally - Loved.
Can we just take a second from our lives to talk about Travis Maddox? He got his issues, no need to deny that, he have a temper and he is very protective of Abby. very protective I'm not saying that it's right to act like a psycho at times, but no one can be perfect, and Abby is pretty Fd up to. I think that is what makes this story so good. none of them are perfect.
Abby and Travis are so sweet together, there were some great moment's in the book that made my heart warm and fuzzy, and I swear that sometimes I felt the exact things that Abby was feeling. That's how you know the author is good - she gotta be able to make you FEEL.
It would be wrong of me not to talk about America (Abbys bff) and Shep (Travis cousin / Americas boyfriend)
They play a big part in this book, and they both affect Travis and Abby a lot. None of them would be able to stand on their own feet without America and Shep. The bond America and Abby share is unbreakable, they have been through everything but America never leave Abby's side.
Friendship, betrayal, family and love. This book has it all.
~Stay smart, stay chic
But did you know that there is a RIGHT way to put on perfume?
- You wan't the scent to stay on you as long as possible, and you want the PERFUME smell to be the smell people smell on you. Because of that it's important that you try to clear free from scented shampoos and body washes. Try looking for a fragrance free.
- Know what places on your body to put scent on. People usually put some drops on their wrist, behind their ears and neck. That's because we have our pulse points there, and our pulse points are our most heated places and the heat radiates out from our body, and when we put perfume there the scent carries with the heat.
I'm Obsessed with Chanel no 5, absolutely love the smell!
- It's best to put on perfume RIGHT after you step out from the shower. (Okay, you should dry yourself first) Your pores are still open after the hot shower and will absorb the scent much better than what it would have done on dry non washed skin.
- If you can't take a shower before putting perfume on you should at least put some lotion on your body (unscented) before spraying)
|The 1 Million Men perfume will always bring back sad memories...|
- Avoid, at all costs, to rub your wrists after putting on perfume there! The fragrance will mix with your natural oil and can cause the scent to change.