Monday, March 28, 2011

You Want Books For Review?

Head over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for a chance to actually get some books for review. She is making a list of bloggers who are interested in reviewing books, and she'll give this list to various authors. For more details visit her blog.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Follow Friday (7) & Book Blogger Hop (7)

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

Inspired by the inane twitter trend of #100factsaboutme, give us five BOOK RELATED silly facts about you.

1) The books on my bookcase currently are categorized by genre, then author's last name.

2) I love taking down the books from by bookcase and organizing them differently or even the same way. I love to organize others bookcases!

3) When I'm really excited for a book or sequel then before reading or while reading, I steal a few glances in the ahead chapters. Sometimes I get it spoiled but most of the time I love the book so much that I don't care.

4) When I read I hate to be interrupted and if someone tries, then usually ends up talking to the wall because I'm too absorbed to even comprehend what I'm being told.

5) I keep buying more books I can read in a year. So far I have close 100 books that are waiting on my bookcase and I keep saying that I don't have any book to read.

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Book.
This week's question is:

If you could physically put yourself into a book or series…which one would it be and why?

Wow... there are so many worlds I would love to get into.
My first choice would be the Harry Potter Series. This was my first read ever and loved it. I still remember counting the days until the next release of each book.
I started reading this book when I was 10 and waited for that letter a couple of years until I had to give up. I didn't have a fireplace but now I do! So it would be fantastic to get that letter. Having a wand and casting a spell to clean the house, or the classes I would take in Horwards! So much interesting.  


Monday, March 21, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (4): Top 10 Bookish Pet Peeves

This week's topic:
Top Ten Bookish Pet Peeves

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

My Top 10 Bookish Pet Peeves

1) What I hate the most is the stickers that bookstores use on sales! Most of the time the stickers end up on the front cover but there are cases where they are on the back cover and I can't read the synopsis! It's a challenge to try to get them off without damaging the book.

2) Books with bent covers, cracked spines, etc. I have a thing and I want my books to be in the best condition as possible. That's why I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks. They last longer. And don't me even get started about mass paperbacks where the spine cracks so easily. How am I supposed to read it and maintain it in a good condition?

3) Starting a series in paperback format and then getting the next one in hardcover because the paperback release is a year after the hardcover. I never understood this time difference.

4) People who judge a book without reading it first. Example: Twilight. There are a lot of people who really said nasty things to me just because I have read this series. You can't judge a person by the book he/she is reading more less the book itself. Pick it up, read it and then say your opinion on it. The movie has nothing to do with the book.

5) Instant love. I don't like when the romance between two characters starts right away. It isn't realistic. I prefer to be a built up of emotions between them before they run away into the sunset. 

6) The so gorgeous/model like/god like and yada yada guy. The pattern is the same. In most YA books the love interested is that perfect creature that the heroine can't live without because he's so dazzling. I mean come on! Nobody is that perfect!

7) Books turned into movies, and their original covers get replaced by the movie poster.

8) Whiny characters. Enough said.

9) Book reviewers/bloggers that seem to love every single book they are reading. They don't everything they read and I would like to be able to their different opinions. When I see that I don't trust them on book suggestions. There is no way they like everything. 

10) Messy bookshelves. I'm an organised/clean freak and I can't look at a bookshelf fulled with books all over the place. At least alphabetize them!

11) OK, so I have 11 pet peeves but I needed to add this. Authors trying to portrait teenage characters as those stupid and totally immature people so they can justify their actions. Just because they are young it doesn't mean they are immature. Many of them are very mature for their age.

What are your Bookish Pet Peeves?


In My Mailbox (3)

What's In My Mailbox
In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren!

Another week passed and of course it was wonderful because I got some books!

Here are the books that I got

Juliet by Anne Fortier
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
Kisses from hell (Anthology)
Lies by Micheal Grand
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore


Thoughts: I'm Number Four MOVIE

I just came back from the movies where I saw the I'm Number Four movie. I got recently the book and was thinking of reading it before heading to the movies. But then I though it would be nice to be surprised by it, since I had no idea what the story was about except from the very basic. 

The movie started slow at first but then picked up after the second half. My favorite kick-ass character was number six with a British accent which I liked. I loved the fight scenes and all the cool powers number four  and number six had.

I don't know if in the book you get to see the love progress between John and Sara, but if you do then I didn't see it on screen. The acting wasn't that terrible but I believe that it could have been better. I want to hope that the book is better than the movie. But then, they always are.

I did enjoy the movie, with my favorite parts being all the scenes with number six and Sam. Something tells that those two will be together in the future. They're so cute together!

A thing that bothered me and always does, no matter what movie I'm watching, is the deleted scenes they use in the trailer and then don't use in the actual film. Did you notice the scene in the trailer where John asks what number he is? Well that wasn't in the movie at all. Instead the movie started with John knowing what number he is.

Love number six! I think she made the movie so much better and love the song they used by Adele. One of my favourites.

Have you seen the movie? What were your thoughts?


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Follow Friday(6) & Book Blogger Hop(6)

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

How did you come up with your blog name? 

At first I had a blog named Book Lover. Very general but I had no idea what I wanted to call my blog and I wanted so much to start one. After a few months the name came. I can't remember how I got the idea for the name but I new I had found it. After some issues with my old blog I had to create a new so here it is.

My blog name is Books Like Fairytales and I wanted to give this name because to me each book is a fairytale taking me into a strange yet fascinating new world. I mostly read fantasy so the name was fitting. Although when I started blogging I wasn't so sure of it and that's why the URL is frosybookreviews instead of BooksLikeFairytales. I do want to change it but I have not idea how.

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.
This week's question is:

"Do you read only one book at a time, or do you have several going at once?"

I used to read one book at a time. Now I find myself constantly wanting diversity and even though my schedule doesn't allow it I end up reading at least two books at a time. I never go over three books at the time. I do like the fact that I can read different books at the same time but the thing is that it takes longer for me to finish a book since I'm reading another one at the time. 
Also when I read multiple books I tend to mix the genres as much as I can. For example, now I'm reading two books both paranormal but one of them is adult and the other young adult.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday Cover Crazy (2)

Cover Crazy is created and hosted by Tawnil at The Book Worms. Find more information here.

Darkborn (Darkborn Trilogy, #1)For the Darkborn, sunlight kills. For the Lightborn, darkness is fatal. Living under a centuries-old curse, the Darkborn and the Lightborn share the city of Minhorne, coexisting in an uneasy equilibrium but never interacting. When Darkborn physician Balthasar Hearne finds a pregnant fugitive on his doorstep just before sunrise, he has no choice but to take her in. Tercelle Amberley’s betrothed is a powerful Darkborn nobleman, but her illicit lover came to her through the daytime. When she gives birth to twin boys, they can see, something unheard of among the Darkborn. When men come for the boys, Balthasar is saved by the intervention of his Lightborn neighbor—and healed by the hands of his wife, Telmaine. Soon he finds himself drawn deeper into political intrigue and magical attacks, while Telmaine must confront a power she can no longer keep sheathed in gloves, a power she neither wants nor can control. 

I just love this cover! It's dark and gloomy and the woman on the caver has black hair! Also I love the dress and the gloves.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Blood Approves >> Book Review

My Blood Approves

Title: My Blood Approves 
Author: Amanda Hocking
Publisher: Lulu
Release Date: 2010
Format: e-book
Source: Bought it
My Rating: 3,5 stars


Seventeen-year-old Alice Bonham's life feels out of control after she meets Jack. With his fondness for pink Chuck Taylors and New Wave hits aside, Jack's unlike anyone she's ever met. 

Then she meets his brother, Peter. His eyes pierce through her, and she can barely breathe when he's around. Even though he can't stand the sight of her, she's drawn to him. 

But falling for two very different guys isn't even the worst of her problems. Jack and Peter are vampires, and Alice finds herself caught between love and her own blood...

My Review
This book really reminded me of Twilight but again it was nothing like it. The characters have nothing to do with the characters in Twilight. There are similarities in the structure of Jack's family but it stops there. We have the father figure which is not a doctor but knows a lot of everything. The mother figure who cares for everyone. Then we have Peter. Which is probably the only reason I keep reading these books.(I have also read the second book.) Peter is totally mystery since you get to see him a few times in this book. Barely enough to my satisfaction and to get to know him. I'm team Peter by the way! I'm all for the silent type and he is definitely silent. 

Alice meets Jack who is a vampire and she feels close to him, so she kind of instantly wants to become a vampire as well to be with Jack. I didn't like that. It didn't seem realist and Jack thinking that was the only way for them to be together was for her to become a vampire really bothered me. Alice was willing to throw her life away just to be with him. Don't get me wrong. I do believe that, that can happen but not so quickly. It wasn't believable.

Although the book was very similar to previous reads I couldn't get my eyes off the screen. I kept reading, anxious to learn what will happen next. When I finished this book I downloaded on my kindle the second book, The Fate, and read it in a day (review coming soon).

Book Trailer

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Savannah Grey >> Book Review

Title: Savannah Grey
Author: Cliff McNish
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Release Date: Expected to be 1st April 2011 
Format: e-book
Pages: 272
Source: NetGalley
My Rating: 4 stars

Savannah Grey needs to keep moving. She doesn't know why, but she can't let herself get ties down by too many people. It's almost like she's being chased by something. And now something strange is happening with her neck-with her throat. 

Then she meets Reece-a guy who seems to know to understand her needs. He even knows about her neck. The same thing is happening to him. It s as if their voices are becoming weapons, warming up for some kind of attack.

Nature has been preparing for battle with the universe's ultimate monster for millennial. The time to fight is almost here.

The weapon is Savannah Grey.

My Review
It's going to be a very difficult review to write without spoiling the book to you but I must say that I haven't read anything like this before.

Savannah is very enjoyable as a character and I got to like her from the first pages. Her throat at the beginning crept me out like it did her. She did everything she could to fix her throat and learn more about it. I liked that when she learned that the thing inside her throat was a weapon intended to kill something, she didn't back down and came to terms with what she had to do. 

Reece is the only person who understands her and is somehow similar with Savannah. Together they try to understand what is in their throats before Ocrassa can find them.

Ocrassa is the bad guy or monster I would say of this story and the book contains chapters from it's point of view which I enjoyed. You can see and understand what Ocrassa is and what it did to stay alive and destroy everything around it. The Nyktmorph was the only thing that I liked from the beginning, even though it was bad it was somehow good too. 

I found myself guessing constantly what will happen next and I never saw the big twist coming! I'm thinking about the book and I can't believe I never saw it! That's a good thing. 

The book started slowly but then picked up really quickly and it left me turning pages so eagerly that I don't believe and haven't realized how it ended!

This book is unique and different and definitely creepy, combining horror with paranormal.
Totally suggest reading this.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (8)

teasertuesdays31Teaser 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
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)

He  swiveled back to face me. His pupils were dilated and I could  smell his excitement. He gave me a hoarse chuckle, leaned toward me, and whispered those three magical words.
"Time to hunt."
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Stargazer (Evernight)
"Dana." Lucas gave her his most melting, pleading look. "I haven't seen Bianca in months. Come on."

Stargazer by Claudia Gray 

I just finished this book so I couldn't just not give you a teaser, so here it is.
Textual Healing

"Oh come on, you're a man, I bet the poop is still across your television set!" She laughed.
"No it's..." I stopped. My eyes shifting down.
"Okay, you win."
Textual Healing by Eric Smith


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Secret Society >> Book Review

Secret Society (Secret Society Novel)

Title: Secret Society
Author: Tom Dolby
Publisher: HarperTeen
Date Published: 2009
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 341
Source: Bought it
My Rating: 4 stars

53 Gansevoort Street
1:00 A.M.
You know what to do.

Secrets, secrets are not fun.
Secrets, secrets hurt someone...

An eccentric new girl. A brooding socialite. The scion of one of New York wealthiest families. A promising filmmaker. As students at the exclusive Chadwick School, Phoebe, Lauren, Nick, and Patch already live in a world most teenagers only dream about.

They didn't ask to be Society members. But when three of them receive a mysterious text message promising success and fame beyond belief, they say yes to everything. Even to the harrowing initiation ceremony in a gritty warehouse downtown, and to the ankh-shaped tattoo they're forced to get on the nape of their necks. 

Once they're part of the Society, things being falling into place for them. Week after week, their ambitions are fulfilled. It's all perfect-until a body is found in Central Park with no distinguishing marks except for an ankh-shaped tattoo.

My Review

I had this book for a while before I picked it up. I'm not really interested in reading about the high societies of New York so I was a little hesitant at first. 
To be honest the cover was the thing that drew me close to it, and then I read the summary and it sounded like something I would enjoy. 
The book started slow and the four different points of view were a little confusing but after a few pages I managed to get used to it.

The characters weren't developed enough as the author used third person narrative. I did love them of course especially Phoebe which was the only one who questioned everything about this society form the beginning. She and Nick I think make an adorable couple although we don't get to see many moments of them. I think the main reason I want to read the next book The Trust, is because of them and Nick's relationship with his best friend. Nick is such a good friend and person that he'll do anything for the ones he loves.

I found the story line simple and predictable. There weren't many surprises as I thought it may have and by the end of the book you'll be left with a lot of unanswered questions that I believe will be resolved in the next book.

Overall, I liked and found it addictive for some reason. I can't point at what it is but I want to find more about the characters and what are they going to do next.


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