Jun 23, 2012

ARC Review: Dominion by Melody Manful and Giveaway!

Dominion by  Melody Manful
Genre:YA, Paranormal
My Copy: From the awesome author
Release date
August 20, 2012

Synopsis from goodreads
I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really, should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?
My thoughts:

Before I go ahead and start ranting about what I thought about the book lemme just say, I haven't read anything quite like this before.

I am fascinated by the idea of angels and demons and after looking at that beautiful cover, I just had to read the book. The illustration itself represents a lot about the story. Even though Dominion is my first book with angels, (well not quite angels but Grandinians and Grantinians) I really enjoyed reading about the characters. 

Abigail isn't quite what I expected when I started reading Dominion, she was a surprise. Kindda sneaked up on me. Abigail is not a normal teenage girl, and like I said she kindda sneaked up on me. Gideon, here is one very twisted and sexy creature, that I liked reading about. No. Really. I did! He scares the life outta Abigail, and practically everyone, but I still likes him. It felt a bit like he was suffering from split personality disorder but heck, I liked him evil.

The author did an wonderful job bringing her characters to life and really awesome job with the twisty turns of the story that kept me guessing what's to come next. Recommended to readers who likes reading paranormal young-adult.

I give this:

About the author:

Melody Manful was born on the 8th of June 1994 in Tema, A town in Ghana. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. We has two siblings, and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading and writing, and puts a great deal into making her friends happy.

Dominion is her first novel of the Guardian Angels Series.

Dominion isn't just a awesome book, it has a really awesome original song as well. Melody was super nice and she offered my readers a free download of the theme song! To download the Guardian Angels original song, just add Dominion in your goodreads TBR pile.

Jun 8, 2012

Movie: The Hunger Games

I am a movie freak. Yeash. That is right. I am addicted to good movie, series, you name it. I love them. Of course I don't love ALL of them. But I do love some of them and some I don't and some I can't even stand. They are not really that different from book love. 

Soooo I am trying to have this new post thing about movies or series or whatevs that I watch, and I will try to maintain it by posting about what I watched or have been watching every other day. Now lets get on with it.

Last week I went to the this brand new theater with my besties and my sisters to watch The Hunger Games

If you don't know what The Hunger Games is I will just narrow it down. It is one of my favorite books, written by Suzanne Collins and now turned into a movie featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. 

You see me and my sisters are BIG HUUUUUGE fan of the books, and it's impossible to believe we waited that we waited this long to watch this. Let me just narrow it down to few parts and our reaction. 

Every single time the characters were introduced my sisters screamed *I may or may not have been a part of that screaming I can not specific*.
But I do remember saying something out loud about Liam
The reaping, the time with Rue you know when if you read the book or watched the movie.... every time when the camera focused on Gale (Liam)
Yes it's a miracle that they didn't throw us out of the theater. Actually no. I knew this would happen so I had to take them to the movie during day, it's less crowded and more popcorn! 

I loved the movie, I really did. Not as much as the book but I loved watching it. I had some really sci-fi place drawn in my mind for the capital, in the movie it felt so much digitized that it just didn't do the awestruck thing I expected from it. 

So all in all (apart from my random pickieness) it was a good movie. Go watch it with your family, don't take your best friend if they haven't read it yet. Because mine just stole my copy of the books. I am pretty sure I am not seeing them again.

Jun 4, 2012

ARC Review: A Fall Of Water by Elizabeth Hunter

A Fall Of Water by Elizabeth Hunter
Series: Elemental Mysteries #4
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release date: June 5th, 2012
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Synopsis from goodreads
“No secret stays hidden forever.”

Still grieving from their loss in the far East, Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo discover that for them, all roads really do lead to Rome. But nothing is quite as it seems in the Eternal City. Joined by Carwyn and Tenzin, unexpected clashes greet them almost immediately, and rivalries churn beneath the glittering facade of the old Roman court. They quickly realize that allies might be enemies, and ancient rivals could hold the key to a deadly secret.

Giovanni and Beatrice will be forced to call on old alliances, ancient power, and fierce cunning to survive for the eternity they both desire. Sometimes, finding the end means going back to the beginning. Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water finally meet with devastating results in the conclusion of the Elemental Mysteries.

My thoughts

I finished reading this about ten minutes ago, I'm sure there is going to be TONS of typos when I'm done writing this post but I have to write this down now before I forget all these feels. I have so much love for this book right now it's simply indescribable!

A Fall Of Water, is final installment of the Elemental Mysteries series. I have been sticking with this series from the very beginning and I am really glad that I stuck to it till the end. I still remember reading about Beatrice and Giovanni meeting for the first time in A Hidden Fire. Tenjin, Carwyn, Dez every one throughout these books have grown on me. And in A Fall Of Water, Ben has been one of my favorite character to read about. He is just a big sweetheart and I want more about this Vecchio.

The last book goes into a bit deeper in the vampire myth than the previous books. Revealing more about the elements of the vampires and the power to manipulate it. One of the main thing that was fascinating to me was Giovanni's vampire bloodline, at the end I felt like learning more of the ancient vampires history. But hats off to Miss Hunter for bringing this awesome characters to life and thank you so much for introducing me to them.

It breaks my heart to say goodbye to the characters and this story but this was really one of the perfect ending for a series. If you are a fan of paranormal vampire novels, Elemental Mysteries is a MUST read.

It was a cupcake worthy book

About the author

Elizabeth Hunter is the author and publisher of the Elemental Mysteries Series. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College in the Department of English (Linguistics) and a former English teacher. A native of Central California, she now lives in Southern California with her husband, son, and an assortment of dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, travel, and bowling. Someday, she plans to learn how to scuba-dive. And maybe hang-glide ... but that looks like a lot of running. A Hidden Fire is her debut novel.

Find out more about Elizabeth Hunter from her Website / Twitter / Goodreads