Sunday, August 21, 2011

In My Mailbox #33

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren, where we talk about the books we got last week.

I have been acquiring many books this summer, but I could not resist buying some books last week either. This is my last book buying this autumn, I swear. I will try to put myself on a book buying ban from now on.

Here are the books I got:

For review:

Jennifer Lynn Barnes: Every Other day ( E-galley)

Maryrose Wood: The Poison Diaries; Nightshade (E-galley & review copy in mail)
Rae Carson:The Girl of Fire and Thorns


Larissa Ione: Pleasure Unbound

Lucy Christopher: Stolen

Lara Adrian: Taken by Midnight 
Lara Adrian: Deeper than Midnight
Alexandra Harvey: Haunting Violet

Stacey Jay: Juliet Immortal
 Maryrose Wood: The Poison Diaries ( Kindle - edition)

I have also preordered some books, among them The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton. I am looking forward to having these show up in my mailbox. What did you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Early Recommendation: Fury by Elizabeth MIles

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed. In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.Em and Chase have been chosen. 

3 reasons why you should read this book:

1. It shows that everything you do have consequences, and makes you reflect over the choices you take.

2. It has a lot of unexpected twists and turns, and is a real pageturner

3. The creepy - factor is great, some parts may scare you at night time.

I will be back with a full review on Fury when the book have been published. In the meantime, you may want to look up the book on Goodreads here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop 19/8 - 21/8

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee.

For more information, visit this post. Question of the week:

If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

I would love to be Hermione in the Harry Potter - series.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books:

Book Blogger Hop

This week's question: What is the longest book you have ever read?

That will have be the books in the series Earth's Children by Jean M. Auel. But once I am finished with the Stand by Stephen King, that book will be the longest.

If you have just visited my blog, here is what I have posted since last friday:

Friday 12.8: Review, The House at Riverton
Saturday 13.8: TV - series based on books this autumn
Sunday 14.8: In My Mailbox #32
Monday 15.8: Music Monday, Scandinavian Version
Wednesday 17.8: Waiting on Wednesday: Unleashed
Thurday 18.8 : Review of Misfit, Jon Skovron

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review: Misfit, Jon Skovron

Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages: 384
Genre: YA. Sci-fi & fantasy
Release: August 1st 2011
Source: ARC from Book Expo America
Good to know: This is Skovron's second novel. Jon Skovron is currently participating in a blog tour for the book.

Jael has always felt like a freak. She’s never kissed a boy, she never knew her mom, and her dad’s always been superstrict—but that’s probably because her mom was a demon, which makes Jael half demon and most definitely not a normal sophomore girl. On her sixteenth birthday, a mysterious present unlocks her family’s dangerous history and Jael’s untapped potential. What was merely an embarrassing secret before becomes a terrifying reality. Jael must learn to master her demon side in order to take on a vindictive Duke of Hell while also dealing with a twisted priest, best-friend drama, and a spacey blond skater boy who may have hidden depths. Author Jon Skovron takes on the dark side of human nature with his signature funny, heartfelt prose.

Original Demons

 Misfit is a highly original tale that will keep you entertained throughout the pages.

Jael lives with her father, and attends catholic school. The two of them have moved a lot, and Jael does not have a lot of friends. What Jael does not know is that she is a halfbreed, part demon and part human. Once she finds out, her whole life changes. She finds out that some scary forces from Hell are after her, and the few friends she does have are also in danger.

It took some pages before I was truly captivated by this story, but once that happened I could not put the book down. I have not read a lot of books about demons, so that setting was new and refreshing. Jael is a great character and stands out in the book. I believe that a lot of teenagers will identify with her and her many feelings. Jael feels that she does not fit in, she dreams of the first kiss and of having a boyfriend. One of the things she says to her friend Brittany, on the first page of the book, truly shows how she feels. It also gives the reader a hint that Jael is not your ordinary girl next door:

"You know that I heard? she says. "That what you see in the mirror isn't what you really look like. That since mirrors flip everything, you're looking at a flipped version of your face. Like, the exact opposite."

Speaking of friends, I didn't quite get the feeling for Brittany and Rob. The became a little vague for me. It also seems like the author has tried to build feelings between Rob and Jael, but this somehow drowns in all of the other things that are happening.

The best parts of the book is where we read about how Jael's mother and father met, and their adventures together. Those passages reads like an episode of Supernatural. I also liked how the author has described Hell, and the things that go on there. Dagon is a character that, if there is to be written more stories about Jael, I would love to read more about.

The author has also thrown in some excisting myths and legends, and put his own spin on them. One example is the story of Samson & Delilah.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will get a second book about Jael. I would love to read more about her.

Other reviews:
In the Good Books
Beyond Words

Jon Skovron's webpage
Jon Skovron on Goodreads

I did mention the story about Samson & Delilah, this tune played in my head whilst I read the scenes about Jael's mother and father:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Unleashed

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, where we talk about books we are anxious to read.

My pick this week: Unleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves.

I want this book like yesterday. I have preordered it, and can't wait to get it in the mail. The description for the book sounds so tempting. I also love the cover, but is it just me or does the female look like Buffy?

What are you dying to read?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday - Scandinavian Version

Welcome to Music Monday, Scandinavian Version, where I share some of the Scandinavian songs I listen to at the moment.

Rye Rye & Robyn; Never Will Be Mine:

Cir.Cuz: Radio

(Text in Norwegian)

I am also hooked on the new cd from Kelly Rowland. I love this song:

Have a great week, everyone.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox #32

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the Story Siren, where we talk about the books we got our hands on last week.

I have not done an In my Mailbox - post since april. After that I have been attending Book Expo America, have gotten some books for review and bought a lot of books. The post would have been too long if I should have written about each book, so this is a selection of books I have accquired during the summer.

For review:

Rebecca Lim: Exile Lizzie Enfield: What You Don't Know

Eowyn Ivey: The Snow Child

Louisa Young; My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

Moira Young: Blood Red Road ( e-galley)

K.K Ross: Daughter of the Centaurs (e-galley)

Jenny Wingfield: The Homecoming of Samuel Lake (e-galley)

Juliet Grey: Becoming Marie Antoinette (e-galley)

Juliet Dark: The Demon Lover (e-galley)

Mike Mullin: Ashfall (e-galley)
Sylvia Day: A Touch of Crimson (e-galley)

Mary McGarry Morris: Light from a Distant Star (e-galley)

R. William Bennett: Jacob T. Marley (e-galley)

Julie Kagawa: The Iron Knight (e-galley)

Mette Ivie Harrison: Tris & Izzie (e-galley)

Stacia Brown: Accidents of Providence (e-galley)

Adrian McKinty: Deviant (e-galley)

Cayla Kluver: Legacy (e-galley)


Rachel Caine: Working Stiff

Melissa Marr: Enthralled

Alyson Noel: Everlasting

Ellen Feldman: Next to Love

Sarah Addison Allen: The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Sarah Addison Allen: Garden Spells

Sarah Addison Allen: The Peach Keeper

I read The Sugar Queen, and fell completely in love with this author's writing style, so I bought the rest of her books too.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh: The Language of Flowers

Katherine Webb: The Unseen

Chevy Stevens: Never Knowing

Sarah Blake: The Postmistress

Jennifer Donnelly: The Tea Rose

Kathleen Grissom: The Kitchen House
Michelle Moran: Madame Tussaud

I have been hooked on historical novels lately, and I have not bought a lot of YA - titles since I received so many at BEA. I need to read those first. But I have preordered some titles, that I will show to you once they show up in my mailbox during autumn.

What did you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

TV - Series based on books this autumn

Every autumn there is a bunch of new series on television. Some of them become very popular, and are turned into books later. That is the case for series like Supernatural og Criminal Minds.

But a lot of TV - series have been books before they were filmed for TV. Rizzoli & Isles, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, Dexter, True Blood and A Game of Thrones are examples of that. This autumn there will be a lot of new TV - series based on books. Here are some of them:
(be aware that some of the trailers involve spoilers)

The Secret Circle

Based on bookseries written by L.J. Smith.

Once Upon a Time

Series based on famous fairytales


This series is also based on fairytales, the fairytales collected by the brothers Grimm to be excact. The producers behind this series are the same that produced Buffy og Angel.

Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.

Based on the bestselling book with the same title. Some of you may recognize the girl playing the main character, Laura Prepon from That's 70's Show

How to be a Gentleman

Inspired by the book by the same name, which was written by John Bridges.

The Playboy Club

This is not based on a book, but on the famous magazine.

I would also like to mention three other series. They are not based on books, but look very interesting:

Pan Am

This series is set in the 1960s.


A new series with Sarah Michelle Gellar.


New series from the creators of Lost

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