Teaser Tuesday #12

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. 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!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

Gates of Thread and Stone

by Lori M. Lee

“Becoming the Kahl’s dog, especially if this man had lived originally in the East Quarter, was a betrayal of the unspoken code of the Labyrinth.”

“It was impossible to see beyond the flat, dry earth illuminated by the energy stone. Avan checked the map every once in a while to make sure we have not gone off course, but we could have been anywhere and nowhere.”

I’ll be out for three days to get some much needed rest away from work and I’m not sure if I can update my blog, but I’ll be back soon enough to reply to all of you. Yay! Anyway, you could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

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Gates of Thread and Stone

In the Labyrinth, we had a saying: keep silent, keep still, keep safe.

In a city of walls and secrets, where only one man is supposed to possess magic, seventeen-year-old Kai struggles to keep hidden her own secret—she can manipulate the threads of time. When Kai was eight, she was found by Reev on the riverbank, and her “brother” has taken care of her ever since. Kai doesn’t know where her ability comes from—or where she came from. All that matters is that she and Reev stay together, and maybe one day move out of the freight container they call home, away from the metal walls of the Labyrinth. Kai’s only friend is Avan, the shopkeeper’s son with the scandalous reputation that both frightens and intrigues her.

Then Reev disappears. When keeping silent and safe means losing him forever, Kai vows to do whatever it takes to find him. She will leave the only home she’s ever known and risk getting caught up in a revolution centuries in the making. But to save Reev, Kai must unravel the threads of her past and face shocking truths about her brother, her friendship with Avan, and her unique power.

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I’m so excited that I’m reading this at last. Finally. I’ve started reading it and in fact the book excites me to read more. Love the idea that the main character is a time manipulator. Hmm.. I will just leave all my thoughts for the book review. Anyway, I’ve read so many good reviews and some of the not so good reviews too which really broke my heart.

Let’s have the good reviews first:

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My Week in a Wrapped #1

I’ve just recently joined this meme ’cause it sounds a lot of fun. Plus a lot of my blogger friends joined in so I’ll do my best to update this every Sunday of the week. 😀

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

We have undergone APE or Annual Physical Exam as part of being employed and to make sure that we are still fit to work as per company policy last Thursday. I hate the idea. Especially the lab part and the actual physical exam. I understand this is for my own good, but can you imagine someone else checking your breast for lumps and sticking a finger right up your ass? Sorry for the language. I felt so violated. LOL!  My arm where the nurse took blood sample is still bruised after two days. I don’t have a clue, but somehow I think she doesn’t know what she’s doing. It hurts pretty bad. I’m really glad I survived it and it’s an annual thing.

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Book Review: Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)

Name:Stolen SongBird
(The Malediction Trilogy #1)
Author:
Danielle Jensen
Number of Pages:
469 in Paperback
Published:
April 21st 2014
Genre:
High Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Magic, Fiction, Paranormal

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For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the ruins of Forsaken Mountain. Time enough for their dark and nefarious magic to fade from human memory and into myth. But a prophesy has been spoken of a union with the power to set the trolls free, and when Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she learns there is far more to the myth of the trolls than she could have imagined. Cécile has only one thing on her mind after she is brought to Trollus: escape. Only the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time, wait for the perfect opportunity. But something unexpected happens while she’s waiting – she begins to fall for the enigmatic troll prince to whom she has been bonded and married. She begins to make friends. And she begins to see that she may be the only hope for the half-bloods – part troll, part human creatures who are slaves to the full-blooded trolls. There is a rebellion brewing. And her prince, Tristan, the future king, is its secret leader. As Cécile becomes involved in the intricate political games of Trollus, she becomes more than a farmer’s daughter. She becomes a princess, the hope of a people, and a witch with magic powerful enough to change Trollus forever.

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Since I have a lot going on, I’ve read this book for a week. Yeah, you read it right. One bloody week. I won’t discuss how the story goes since it was practically shortened on the rundown. I’ll just discuss points which I like and points I tolerated.

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Waiting on Wednesday #17

I’ve heard about this book, but didn’t pay much attention since I’m super behind of my book reviews. Blame my blasted work for that. Anyway, I’ve marked this book on my Want-To-Read list in Goodreads and just earlier, I’ve come to realized that this is something I should be fangirling about.

A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

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Expected publication would be on the 14th of October 2014 by Balzer + Bray and it will be 432 pages on hardcover. Look at that amazing cover. Just looking at it makes me more excited to have my own copy. I want to be wed with it. Ha ha! I really bet there would be a lot of thrilling adventure given the rundown. I’m just wishing that the InstaLove would be written well or I won’t like that part at all. Anyway, a lot of book lovers is anticipating it’s released so I’m joining in. Hooray!

I found this on Sara’s blog from Goodreads and I’m really excited to participate:

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Book Cover Reveal: The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2)

This is perhaps a little late, but for the benefit of all readers who have not had a glimpse of the book cover of Dorothy Must Die’s second book. Here it is. I believe this was revealed the 21st of August 2014 by USA Today. The article also has an interview with the author, Danielle Page.

The Wicked Will Rise

In this dark, high-octane sequel to the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to kill Dorothy and free Oz.

To make Oz a free land again, Amy Gumm was given a mission: remove the Tin Woodman’s heart, steal the Scarecrow’s brain, take the Lion’s courage, and then Dorothy must die…

But Dorothy still lives. Now the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked has vanished, and mysterious Princess Ozma might be Amy’s only ally. As Amy learns the truth about her mission, she realizes that she’s only just scratched the surface of Oz’s past—and that Kansas, the home she couldn’t wait to leave behind, may also be in danger. In a place where the line between good and evil shifts with just a strong gust of wind, who can Amy trust—and who is really Wicked?

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The cover is so perfect for the book’s summary. That’s one intriguing sequel, I may say. Dark and mystifying and the title? Thrilling! I’m so excited about this! Here’s what Danielle Page has to say about the book cover. This is from the interview:

“I’m totally in love with this cover. It’s so creepy and mysterious, but a little bit funny, too, which is just the way I see these books.”

    —Danielle Page, author of Dorothy Must Die series

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Teaser Tuesday #11

I’ve decided to join this ’cause I think it’s pretty fun and easy. Plus I really want to quote smart retorts, full blown bullying, words of wisdom, swoon worthy lines and the like without giving much to readers about the entire book. A quote or two won’t hurt I guess. So this is how you do it:

  1. Grab your current read.
  2. Randomly open a page.
  3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
  4. 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!)
  5. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is for this week’s Teaser Tuesday:

Stolen SongBird (The Malediction Trilogy #1)

by Danielle Jensen

“Beauty is supposed to be good and kind, and to discover it otherwise is like a betrayal of trust. A violation of the nature of things.”

“Pointed teeth would give one an appearance of ferocity,” he said, tapping a straight white tooth. “Although that might require one to follow through with biting someone from time to time, and the thought is enough to make one feel ill. I don’t even like my meat cooked rare.”

It has been a week since I started reading this and as you can see, I’m not done yet. Sigh. Got loads to do aside from reading. Fail. Anyway, you could share some teasers on your current read too. Comment the link of your own Teaser Tuesday so I can check it out and have an idea of amazing books that I would want to read.

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Teaser Tuesdays (TT) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.


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Newly Owned to Read! #3

.. and my new books kept on coming. I’m such a happy camper! 😀

I’m going to be sooo busy in the next few weeks since I’ve got tons of books line up to read! I swear, I will try to read as fast as I can and post book reviews as soon as possible. Bear with me here.

Happy Reading To Me! 😀

LineLinking this up with Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post

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I’ve won an ARC! Yahooo! ♥

Remember when I put up a Waiting on Wednesday post about the book Zodiac by Romina Russell? I’ve joined a giveaway on Facebook by Book People and really wishing I could win since I don’t consider myself lucky in any way when it comes to raffles, giveaways and the like. So just today, I decided to check Book People’s page as they announced that they have already picked the winners for the giveaway and it will be posted on their Facebook page’s wall. It’s like an answered prayer. Ha! Ha!

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Oh. My. God. This is first in my reading history that I’ve won something! I can’t contain my happiness that I feel the need to post this here and all my social networking site accounts. A friend even doubted if the giveaway is legit since it’s asking for a credit card information for the shipping fee as I’m living outside of US. I have this feeling that this is something legit though. I’m so excited! For now, I’m still waiting for the reply with a message I sent them asking how much would the shipping cost be.

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This also warms my heart. Aww! Romina Russell personally replied to my WOW tweet.

She even favorited and retweeted it. ♥

Authors hardly do this, especially is they’re too busy with up coming books, tour and stuff so I really think she deserves this post. More power to her and I’m really looking forward in reading Zodiac and posting a book review. 😀

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Book Review: Don’t Look Back

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?’

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This is not anywhere on my Waiting on Wednesday list, but I got it and I’m pretty excited about this. I literally devoured it. Like I stuck my nose on it the whole day since I can’t, totally can’t afford to put it down. I practically stayed until two in the morning to finish it, though I need to be at work at 8am sharp. That’s how intense it is. I rarely read contemporary books since I’m a fantasy reader, but I really enjoyed this one that I totally forgot to include it on my list of Currently Reading. I’ve read this along The Winner’s Curse since sad to say, that book bored the hell out of me. Sorry.

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