Saturday, December 31, 2011

Review: Legacy by Cayla Kluver

Legacy (Legacy, #1)



Legacy





Cayla Kluver




492




Harlquin




Goodreads:
I noticed his eyes. They were blue, sharp and intense. Despite the youthful glows of his suntanned face, his eyes were cold and unfriendly, suggesting he had great experience in the world and was now expecting the worst.
In her seventeenth year, Princess Alera of Hytanica faces one duty: to marry the man who will be king. But her father's choice of suitor fills her with despair.
When the palace guard captures and intruder—a boy her age with steel-blue eyes, hailing from her kingdom's greatest enemy—Alera is alarmed…and intrigued. But she could not have guessed that their clandestine meetings would unveil the dark legacy shadowing both their lands.
In this mystical world of court conspiracies and blood magic, loyalties will be tested. Courage won't be enough. And as the battle begins for everything Alera holds dear, love may be the downfall of a kingdom.

Review: A special thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley. 
The cover reminded me of The Luxe series, which I adore. This book was amazing, I loved it. I can't believe the author was so young when she wrote it! 

Legacy is the story of Princess Alera of Hytanica. On her 18th birthday she's expected to marry. Princess Alera is a strong character. Lord Steldor, the Captain of the Guard's son, is her father's pick for her to marry. Alera stand Lord Steldor, personaly I can't either. He is an arragont, conceited, jerk. Steldor thinks hes God's gift to women. I was intreged by London, Alera's bodyguard, he has a mysterious past. My heart broke for him in some parts of the book, like when Alera had... I don't want to give away too much, I'll just say I couldn't believe that Alera would treat him the way she did after he has been in her life for as long as he has. I had the same idea that Alera had, to marry London, hes my pick, even though he is twice her age. He's in his 30's or 40's, I think. I want to find out more about London. And then theres Narian, a boy of enemy lands of the Cokyri. Narian is kindhearted and sweet. He seems mature for his age. There's not a lot of him in the book, which was kind of dissapointing for me. 

The end of the book left my mouth hanging open, I wanted Narian (or London, somebody at least) to rush in and stop the wedding. I'm so excited that the second book Allegiance, which is now on NetGalley, and I can't wait to start reading it! 

4/5 Stars

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Third Sentence Thursday #3

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @ Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along...
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (Leave it in the comments if you don't have a blog)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence.
Here's mine: 
Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1)

A mother with two small children looked at him as if he were pure evil.

~ Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts

I just started this book, so I don't really know what to think. I'm only on page 5, but so far it's good.

The Time Will Come #13

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs
This weeks book is...
The King's Rose
Goodreads:
Life in the court of King Henry VIII is a complex game. When fifteen-year-old Catherine Howard catches the king's eye, she quickly transforms from pawn to queen. But even luxury beyond imagination loses its luster as young Catherine finds her life - and her heart - threatened by the needs of an aging king and a family hungry for power. Will their agendas deliver Catherine to the same fate as her infamous cousin, Anne Boleyn - sacrificed at the altar of family ambition?

Engaging historical fiction with a throbbing YA heartbeat, this thrilling novel will draw readers into the intrigues and dangers of the Tudor court.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

End of the Year Madness Giveaway!


Its the end of the year, has everyone had a good year, I have, and to make this even better Ashley from Books Obsession, is having a giveaway. Here's a picture of the books shes offering:
There's some awesome books up for grabs. And whats better, is there will be 17 winners! 
First winner gets to choose four books.
Second winner gets to choose three books.
Third winner gets to choose two books.
Fourteen winners get to choose one book or swag prize.

Get on over to the blog to find out more about this giveaway! Click HERE!


Wishlist Wednesday #7

 
Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time. 
So Shelly
Goodreads:
Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.

It sounds kind of creepy, maybe a ghost story. I didn't really notice the bridge she's walking on until now, I just saw the photo from Goodreads and it was small. I thought she was walking on the water, but I like the cover. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #15

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teasers" sentences form that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like
Today my teaser comes from...
Illuminated

"But now, there's really a reason - a mystery."
"You sound kind of excited. I thought goat skins, and vellum and dusty manuscripts were boring."

~ illuminated by Erica Orloff
- page 33

Saying Goodbye 2011 Giveaway

The giveaway is being hosted by  @ Bloody Bookaholic. There is a ton of books that she's giving away.
Rules: There will be 3 winners. 

1st winner will get 20 books, 
2nd winner will get 15 books and 
3rd winner will get 5 books. 

The contest goes until January 28 at 11:59 and it is international!! Here the pictures of the books.


Go on over to her blog to find out more and enter! 
Click HERE or any of the pictures! 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

IMM #13 {Christmas}

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post book you have received/bought/won this week.
Today is Christmas, I know this is a late post, I was going to post this tomorrow, but I thought now was a good enough time, and I am super excited! I got a lot of books today here they are:

Gifts:
Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare 
Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck  
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi  
illuminated by Erica Orloff 
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch



The whole set but one, my mom said the store she went to didn't have that one. 

Won:
I got this package in the mail a few days before Christmas, so I decided to wait to open it.     All of this awesome stuff is from Jessica @ Confessions of a Bookaholic, which is an equally awesome blog, check it out. 

Awake at Dawn by C.C Hunter

Bookmarks! and other bookish stuff. Some are signed! 

Front
Back

Tattoos and a pin~
Front

Back of Ashes, Ashes

Front

Back


Sorry, a couple of the pictures are blurry, I had to use my cell phone camera and my hand was shaking like a leaf. ':} 


Thank you so much Jessica! 

Happy Holiday

This is a late post, I had company from daylight until now, everyone left, I just wanted to take a minute and wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope everyone had a wonderful day! 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Celebrating December International Giveaway

Anyone ready for an awesome giveaway? It's at The Paper Planes is hosting it. One winner will win TWO (2) books from this photo. So many cool books to choose from! Click on the photo or HERE to enter and for more info!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Third Sentence Thursday #2

Third Sentence Thursday is a weekly meme that Heather @  Proud Book Nerd hosts.
How to play along... 
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence,
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3. Post a link to you'r blog in the link list (If you don't have a blog leave it in the comments)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence.
Here's mine:
Moonlight (Dark Guardian, #1)
I nearly strangled myself holding back my laughter as I asked the question.
~Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne

My thought is - 
It must be a hilarious question she asked, if she nearly strangled herself asking it. :D

The Time Will Come #12


The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books for Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs
This weeks book is...Ransom My Heart
Goodreads:
Mia Thermopolis, Princess of Genovia and star of Meg Cabot's insanely popular #1 New York Times bestselling Princess Diaries books, has "penned" her first historical romance novel . . . with help from Meg Cabot
He's a tall, handsome knight with a secret. She's an adventurous beauty with more than a few secrets of her own. Finnula needs money for her sister's dowry, and fast. Hugo Fitzstephen, returning home to England from the Crusades with saddlebags of jewels, has money, and lots of it. What could be simpler than to kidnap him and hold him for ransom?
Well, for starters, Finnula could make the terrible mistake of falling in love with her hostage.
Princess Mia Thermopolis, Meg Cabot's most beloved character, has always been an outspoken animal-rights activist and committed environmentalist. In keeping with Mia's true spirit, Meg will be donating her advance to Greenpeace.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #6

Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time. 

Empty
Goodreads:
It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heating. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.

Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.

Teens like Niki, Tom, and Gwen may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again.

I thought I didn't like books like this, because call me a geek or whatever, lol, but I believe in the 2012-world-coming-to-an-end prophecy. After I read Ashfall by Mike Mullin I loved it! And if this book is something like that I know I'll love it. :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #14

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! you don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like  
Today's teaser comes from...  
A Tale of Two Proms (Bard Academy, #4)

"Has he asked  you yet?" This was Hana, my best friend. We were siting in the Bard cafeteria eating what passed for breakfast. On my tray was some kind of gray mushy stuff that might be oatmeal or wall paper glue. Honestly, there was no telling which one.

I pushed it around my bowl, hoping it would disappear without me actually having to eat any of it.


~ A Tale of Two Proms (Bard Academy 4) by Cara Lockwood 
- page 20

Monday, December 19, 2011

Box of Books

Evie @ Bookish is having a giveaway, a huge giveaway, not just one book but a whole box of them!
Here is the picture of the books that will be in that box:

Awesome huh?!?
To enter and for more information click HERE!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

IMM #12

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren, which allows you to post books you have received/bought/won this week.

Bought:
One week left for my book buying ban! ':D

Publisher/Author:
Outside - a post-apocalyptic novel (The Outside Series #1)
Outside - a post-apocalyptic novel
(The Outside Series)
 by Shalini Boland
Thank you Shalini. 




Won:
Blood Rites
Blood Rights
 by Quinn Loftis
I won Blood Rites from Quinn Loftis, thank you so much, I'm excited to start reading it, I just have to get and read the first book, Prince of Wolves, before I can read this one.  

That's what I got this week, what'd you get?

Lena Sledge's Blog... Books, Reviews and Interviews: Lena's Kindle Touch 1,000 Followers Giveaway!

Lena Sledge's Blog... Books, Reviews and Interviews: Lena's Kindle Touch 1,000 Followers Giveaway!: I'm so excited to have so many wonderful people following me on my literary journey. I said when I make it to 1,000 followers through ...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Liebster Blog Award

OMG! I am so excited and honored I have received an award (my very first ever award!) the Leibster Blog Award by Jacquelynne at The Hardcover Harlequin! Thanks so much, that is so sweet. 


For those of you who don't know, Liebster is German for "dearest! How cute!

In accepting the Liebster Blog Award, the recipient agrees too:

1. Thank the blogger who gave them this award and link back to that person's blog.
2. Copy and paste the award to their blog.
3. Reveal the 5 blogs they have chosen to award, commenting on theirs blogs to share the news.

This award is for anyone with fewer than 200 followers :)

The five blogs I choose to give the award to: 


Celine @ Forget-Me-Not


benjisquenge @ Fairy Bookshelf 



Free Friday #15

Today the free ebook is 

The Scorpio Races (Sneak Peek)
The Scorpio Races (SNEAK PEEK)

This is not the full book, its a sneak peek!
To get it click HERE!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Hunger Games Official Movie Poster!

Here is the official movie poster for The Hunger Games! I am sooo very excited about it!

Third Sentence Thursday #1



This is my first time participating in this, I seen it a few weeks ago and really wanted to try it. Its hosted by The Proud Book Nerd.

How to play along...
1. Take the book you are currently reading and post the third sentence.
2. Share you'r thoughts on the sentence.
3.Post a link to your blog in the link list (If you don't have a blog leave it in the comments)
4. Visit the other blogs to check out their third sentence.

Here's mine: 
A Tale of Two Proms (Bard Academy, #4)
An old and ancient spell powered this book, one that I didn't think I'd ever really understand.
~ARC of A Tale Of Two Proms by Cara Lockwood

I read the first three of these books and loved them, right now I'm only in the first few pages of the book, I can't wait to find out what happens to her.

A Time Will Come #11

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodi @ Books For Company, which spotlights books that have been on you'r shelves for a long time.
Want to join?
-Pick a book that you have been meaning to read
-Do a post telling us about the book
-Link the post in the linky
-Visit other blogs
This week's book is...

Spindle's End
Goodreads:
All the creatures of the forest and field and riverbank knew the infant was special. She was the princess, spirited away from the evil fairy Pernicia on her name-day. But the curse was cast: Rosie was fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into a poisoned sleep-a slumber from which no one would be able to rouse her.


I have a few of Robin McKinley's books, they are all just unread.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday #5

Wishlist Wednesday, hosted by Pen to Paper, is a weekly meme that keeps track of the books that have been on you'r wishlist for a long time.   

The Crescent (The Crescent, #1)
Goodreads:
Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.

Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused.

Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever know.

Werewolf book? I love werewolf books!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Teaser Tuesday #13

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab you'r current read
  • Open the book to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) "teaser" sentences from that page
  • Be careful not to include spoilers! (make sure what you share doesn't give away too much! you don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title of the book so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR pile if they'd like 
Today's teaser comes from...
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

"Is he as handsome in real life as he looks on the netscreens?"
"Yes," said Iko. "Even more handsome. And awful tall."
"Everyone's tall to you." Peony leaned against the front of bumper, arms folded. "And I want to hear Cinder's opinion."

~Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-page 30
 

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