Friday, January 28, 2011

Follow Friday (2) and Book Blogger Hop (2)

Book Blogger Hop

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question is:

What is/was your favourite subject in school?

Definetely Biology and then Chemistry. The teacher I had in middle school in biology was very inspiring and made the class fun.
Now at university I should say again the same (biochemistry major).

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.

This week's question is:

What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments)Wow... I have so many books that I'm looking forward to read but I must say that I count the days for the City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare. It's the 4th book in The Mortal Instruments series. Now why? Well do you have to ask? Jace of course! lol If you have read the series you know what I mean. But it's not Jace the only reason I'm so excited. It's all the characters and the word that this book represents is so fantastic. The writing style also is one of my favourites. I know for sure that I'm going to love it.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Perfect Chemistry >> Book Review

Perfect Chemistry
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry, Book 1
paperback pages: 357
My Rating 4 stars

At Fairfield High School, on the outskirts of Chicago, everyone knows that south siders and north siders aren't exactly compatible elements. So when cheerleader Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes are forced to be lab parters in chemistry class, the results are bound to be explosive. But neither teen is prepared for the most surprising chemical reaction of all-love. Can they break through the stereotypes and misconceptions that threaten to keep them apart? 

"Miss Ellis?" Mrs Paterson says. "It's your turn. Introduce Alex to the class."
"This is Alejandro Fuentes. When he wasn't hanging out on street corners and harassing innocent people this summer, he toured the inside of jails around the city, if you know what I mean. His secret desire is to go to college and become a chemistry teacher, like you, Mrs Peterson."
Brittany flashes me a triumphant smile, thinking she's won this round. Guess again, gringa.
"This is Brittany Ellis," I say, all eyes now focused on me. "This summer she went to the mall, bought new clothes so she could expand her wardrobe, and spend her daddy's money on plastic surgery to enhance her, ahem, assets. Her secret desire is to date a Mexicano before she graduates."
Game on...

My Review
I loved Perfect chemistry. It was so sweet! I don't really read YA contemporary romance since most of them are predictable but this one almost wasn't it. And what I mean about that? Well the ending. The author leads the story to an end most romance stories have but then something happens and you're not so sure.

Even though it was a YA book there was a sex scene in it and the author managed to describe it very well without being graphic at all. It was really a sweet scene and to my surprise it was from Alex's point of view. The book changes between Alex's POV and Brittany's POV. This way we get to know both of them how they feel and think.

I loved Alex. Such a nice guy even though he acted as a touch guy. Even though he is a gang member he had never actually done something pretty bad. And he tries to stay clean as possible. The only reason he's in it is to protect his family. 

Brittany is you normal girl that tries to act perfect. Her life though isn't perfect as it looks like. It's better than Alex's but still, her family has big problems. You get to see that no matter how much money you have, money can't buy happiness. I love how this couple completed each other. They are so different and similar at the same time.

The writing was refreshing and I liked the voice of Alex the most. It's hard to capture a boy's voice when the author is woman but she managed well.

Overall I loved it. I had heard so much good things about this book that my expectations were high when I grabbed it and it didn't disappoint.  
The only thing I didn't like and it's the reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is the ending. Not the final chapter but the conclusion in general. After a big event that changes both Alec and Brittany, the book felt rushed. I wish she could have taken it more slowly.

*For those who have read it*
Another thing that it struck a little weird to me and didn't result in a lower star, since that's how the character is, is that Alec never said I love you to Brittany. He says and does other things to Brittany to prove his love but that simple word didn't escape his mouth. Not even in his thoughts. Call me old fashioned but I expect when two people love each other to express it verbally with those simple words. But I did get to feel how much Alex loved her. He wouldn't have gotten into much trouble for her, would he?
What did you think about the book?


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Stylish Blogger Award!

I want to thank Dana Wright at Zombie Girl Shambling for giving me this award! I never though that I would win an award so soon. I just started blogging!
Accepting this award means that I have to follow some rules.
  1. Thank the person you gave you the award.
  2. Share 7 things about you.
  3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers you recently discovered and like.
  4. Contact the bloggers and let them know that they have won.

7 things about me

  1. English is my second language. Greek if my first one. Starting French next year.
  2. I'm Canadian/Greek. I was born in Canada but I grew up in Greece and now I'm back for studies. I really don't like the snow *shivers*.
  3. My name is Effie which is a shortcut for Effrosyni. (Greeks have weird large names!)I use Frosy for my blogging activities. Frosy was invented by my best friends in high school, taken by my full name Effrosyni.
  4. My major is biochemistry and thinking of a minor in theater or anthropology.
  5. I don't go anywhere without my ipod. I literally go crazy without it. I may end up coming back home just to get it even though I'll use it for a few minutes.
  6. My hair is dark brown to black and recently I got my first blue and purple streaks. I love them!
  7. I'm always late no matter if I plan extra time for me to have.

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  2. Bitsy Bling at
  3. What's Your Story at
  4. Poetry To Pose at
  5. Bon Bons and Reveries at
  6. Miss Check Out at
  7. Brooke Reviews at
  8. Eating YA Books at
  9. The Book Shopaholic at 
  10. Eleusinian Mysteries at
  11. Cornucopia of Reviews at
  12. Awesome Sauce Book Club at
  13. The Book Whisperer at
  14. Readers Unite at
  15. Teens Read And Write at


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (5)


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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers 

Secret Society"Nick, I know what's going on. I know about it all."
Nick felt a shiver. "Know about what?" he said carefully, as he moved closer to Patch on the steps.
Secret Society by Tom Dolby

Savannah Grey: A Horror Story

"What are you doing?" Reece yelled, as I pressed my face against the glass.
"Stand back," I said holding him at arm's length. "It's me they want."
Savannah Grey by Cliff McNish


Thursday, January 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

What's In My Mailbox
In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology

Hello guys!
I will do a IMM today. I hope you enjoy!

Textual Healing
So for starters I finally got my kindle! I'm super excited and I can't wait to load it with more books.
The same day I received my Kindle, I also received the book Textual Healing sent by the author for me to review it. 

Now the other books/novels I got for my kindle are:

My Blood Approves by Amanda Hocking
Which I have already read half of it and I must say it's kind weird and similar........ in a good way.
Fate by Amanda Hocking
The second to the My Blood Approves.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Because you never know when you'll want to read again about Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
The first time I read this books was when I was 16 and I loved it. Hopefully this year I'll get to it again.
Wish by Alexandra Bullen 
It's sounds nice and was almost a dollar when I bought it. :)
Remedial Magic by Jenna Black
It's a prequel to Glimmerglass which I want to read and it was free!
The New World by Patrick Ness
Another prequel to a book I want to read.
The Wild's Call by Jeri Smith-Ready
Another prequel
Reaper by Rachel Vincent 
The story about Tod from the soul screamers series. (prequel)
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
I haven't read it so I thought why not?
Dracula by Bram Stoker 
I love vampire stories so I had to read this.

My Blood ApprovesFate (My Blood Approves, Book 2)Pride and PrejudiceWish (Wish (Quality))Remedial MagicThe New WorldThe Wild's CallReaperAlice's Adventures in WonderlandDracula


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (4)


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 the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers 

Practice Makes Perfect (Berkley Sensation)
"It's just that..." she bit her lip nervously. "I liked you from the start J.D. I really wish things had been different, that's all."
J.D. stared her straight in the eyes. "You have no idea how much I wish that, too, Payton."
Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James.

The Eternal Ones

The anger left's Iain face, and his head seemed to droop with exhaustion. "What's wrong with you, Haven?" he asked. "What could have changed since I left the apartment this morning?" 
The Eternal Ones by Kristen Miller


Monday, January 17, 2011

Winner!!!!! Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop!

Evermore: The Immortals
The winner of the Dreaming of Books Giveaway Hop is Elisqaured!
You won a copy of the book Evermore by Alyson Noel. I'll email you the details.

** I have already emailed her and if she doesn't answer in the next 24 hours I'm going to pick another winner.

Thank you for participation! I hope I do it again soon!
For those who have added my button on their blog thank you, and don't worry I'll return the favor by adding yours on my own blog. It's that I've been really busy this week. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have them up on my blog list. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Something About You >> Book Review

Something About You (Berkley Sensation)
Something About You by Julie James
paperback pages: 307
My Rating 3,5 stars

Of all the hotel rooms rented by all the adulterous politicians in Chicago, female Assistant U.S> Attorney Cameron Lynde had to choose the one next to 1308, where some hot-and-heavy lovemaking ends with a death. And of all the FBI agents in Illinois, it had to be special Agent Jack Pallas who gets assigned to this high-profile homicide. The same Jack Pallas who still blames Cameron for a botched crackdown three years ago-and for nearly ruining his career...
Work with Cameron Lynde? Are they kidding? Maybe, Jack thinks, this is some kind of welcome-back prank after his stint away from Chicago. But it's no joke; the pair is going to have to put their rocky past behind them and focus on the case at hand. That is, if they can cut back on the razor-sharp jibes-and smother the flame of their sizzling-hot sexual tension...

My Review
Something About You is a book written by Julie Jones and it’s a contemporary romance.
This is not what I usually read and I have no idea how I came to pick this one at the library but I’m glad I did.

It was such fun reading this. I usually find contemporary books boring (depends on the theme) but this book hold my interest because of its characters.

They were so realistic and fresh and felt that I could easily meet them in real life. The whole book was realistic and even though we know it’s a love story, the main characters don’t go over the hill to “protect” the other. I’m saying this because this book is about a murder. We see from the characters, their need to get this over with before they actually start their romantic adventure and I was relieved. Both of them actually put their work and responsibilities before their emotions.

Let me just say, that my opinion for FBI agents has changed lol.
So Cameron is the witness in this case and Jack has to protect her until they find the murderer. Both of them don’t like how things are due to their previous history. Something that Cameron did and almost destroyed his career. Or so he says.

As I said I liked both of them but I felt that they had more to show. The background of both of them is enough to want to know more (if I say I’ll spoil it) and we don’t get the chance.
But we do get the chance to see the emotions between them change. They didn’t like each other due to some old facts but now that they are forced to be together, they’re bound to remember what happened three years ago.

Overall I liked it a lot. I might have rated it 3.5 stars but that’s only because it’s not a fantasy book. And fantasy/paranormal books are my thing so even though I strongly liked it I cannot give it 5 stars. But for the contemporary category 3.5 stars is close to 5!
So, go read it if you like contemporary romance with dark brooding unshaven men.

PS: Isn’t the cover gorgeous? I love that pink dress.


Buy the book at Amazon | Book Depository (Format Paperback)
and Amazon (Format e-book, kindle)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Follow Friday #1

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View.
This week's question is:

What makes up your non-human family??

Mmm, well let me think. You said non-human? Well my brother is acting kind of funny lately. I mean who goes out at night howling at full moon? 
My sister on the either side is determined to find the perfect recipe for finding a way escaping homework. She may actually find it but after seeing the bat parts and bones I'm not sure anymore.
My parents seem elsewhere all the time and when I speak to them they answer in my head. Ok, this one is weird....
My best friend, who is considered family, definitely seems to think so... but I'm pretty sure she's the non-human. All she does is eat and sleep. That's definitely non-human. Should I be scared?


Book Blogger Hop #1

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.

This week's question is:
Why do you read the genre that you do? What draws you to it?

I mostly read fantasy and paranormal books. These genres are my favourites but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy other genres too, like YA.

For the Fantasy part, what draws me in is their worlds. Fantasy books have the most amazing worlds. There are built in such a way that makes you want to be part of them. I just love discovering new worlds that are well build. Lately I have been reading more YA fantasy books and I must say I love them.

Which leads me to why I love YA and what draws me in it. Even though I have been reading YA for a year and half I must say that it was the age thing that got me into it. I could relate to the characters better and the possibility that everything can happen when you're 17 played a big role. When you're a kid and then teenager you think everything is possible and I can see that in YA books.

And of course paranormal.... I never thought I would like this genre but after Twilight (which was the book that got me hooked in YA and paranormal) I couldn't help wanting more.

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