Sunday, 18 September 2011

Review: Feast of Fools

Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
(The Morganville Vampires, #4)

  Genre: YA, urban fantasy
  Creatures: vampires
  First published: 2008
  Find it: Goodreads, The bookdepository

In the town of Morganville, vampires and humans live in relative peace. Student Claire Danvers has never been convinced, though especially with the arrival of Mr. Bishop, an ancient, old-school vampire who cares nothing about harmony. What he wants from the town's living and its dead is unthinkably sinister. It's only at a formal ball, attended by vampires and their human dates, that Claire realizes the elaborately evil trap he's set for Morganville.
Feast of Fools is the fourth chapter in The Morganville Vampires series.

The story starts exactly where it finished in Midnight Alley: Bishop and his fellows are in Glass House and they aren’t kindly visitors. Fortunately, Amelie and Oliver arrive, trying to solve the problem: Bishop is really powerfull and he belongs to the “old school”, he doesn’t want to live with humans, he prefers eating them and playing with their lives. What can Amelie do?! She arranges a ball to welcome Bishop… or maybe to defeat him?

Feast of Fools, as the previous books in this series, is really action packed and a quick read. I love the writing style of Rachel Caine, simple and clean, because she is able to make you feel as if you were one of Morganville citizens and Claire, Shane, Michael and Eve were your best friends, people you know since you were born.  

I love the characters of Amelie and Michael, but the one I really die for is Myrnin, maybe because I love fools and foolish things! I really hate Monica, she is such a stupid girl, while Oliver acquired some points in this book.

The best part is obviously the one of the ball while I really hated… the end! It’s a terrible cliffhanger and I want to read the nest book!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Out in september: I want them all*_*

Hello bookaholics,
how are you? I’m a little stressed because next wednesday I have an exam: I’m so scared! Today, while I was having a pause from studying, I surfed on the web and I’ve found a lot of books coming out this september I really want to read *_* Here they are:


Nightshade (The poison diaries #2) by Maryrose Wood
The Shattering by Karen Healey
Those across the river by Christopher Buehlman


Shelter by Mickey Bolitar
All these things I’ve done by Gabrielle Zevin
The night circus by Erin Morgenstern


The little bride by Anna Solomon
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst


Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1) by Tera Lynn Childs
The taker by Alma Katsu
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey


The unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #1) by Michelle Hodkin
The faerie ring (The faerie ring #1) by Kiki Hamilton
Vacation by Matthew Costello


Going underground by Susan Vaught
All men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen
Tankborn by Karen Sandler

The name of the star (Shades of London #1) by Maureen Johnson

They are sooo much!!!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Hop Hop! #2

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View, check the Mr. Linky to visit and follow new book blogs!
This week question is:

"If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?"

I think it'd be Harry Potter series! I dont' like the couples Ginny - Harry, Ron - Hermione: I'd have done a Draco - Hermione*_____*

Book Blogger Hop
Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy For Books.
This week question is from I Like these books:

“What are you most looking forward to this fall/autumn season – A particular book release? Halloween? The leaves changing color? Cooler temperatures? A vacation? (If your next season is other than fall/autumn, tell us about it and what you are most looking forward to in your part of the world!)”

My Answer:I'm looking forward to Christmas!!! I love that period of the year I love buying gifts!*_* In addition to that, I want to put my hands on The Night Circus and The name of the star!


Thursday, 1 September 2011

Review: Lily Renee, Escape Artist

Lily Renee, Escape Artist: From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer by Trina Robbins, illustrated by Anne Timmons and Mo Oh.

Release date: 28 September 2011
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Pages: 96
Source: Netgalley
Genre: graphic novel, biographic
Order Online: Bookdepository
In 1938, Lily RenĂ©e Wilheim is a 14-year-old Jewish girl living in Vienna. Her days are filled with art and ballet. Then the Nazis march into Austria, and Lily's life is shattered overnight. Suddenly, her own country is no longer safe for her or her family. To survive, Lily leaves her parents behind and travels alone to England. Escaping the Nazis is only the start of Lily's journey. She must escape many more times—from servitude, hardship, and danger. Will she find a way to have her own sort of revenge on the Nazis? Follow the story of a brave girl who becomes an artist of heroes and a true pioneer in comic books.

Lily Renee is a lucky child: she has a family who loves her and she is very good at painting. But then the Holocaust begins and all changes: in fact, Lily is jewish, her only way to survive is to escape from Austria to England, alone and without money, as a guest in the family of one of her penfriend. But in her new home she is treated as a servant and left without anything to eat. So she has to escape again, but it won’t be the last time: she’ll travel through different cities, meeting many people, until she’ll find her place in the world, becoming a comic book pioneer.

The story is interesting and I think it’s a very good means for children to know and learn something about holocaust and the second world war.

For older readers, it’ really to short! All the events are so fast-paced that you haven’t got the time to really get into the story: I’d have preferred to read more about Lily’s life in America and how she became such an important artist. In addiction to that, all seems too easy compared to the true reality of the holocaust.

The drawings are really beautiful and well made, and I appreciated a lot the insights at the end of the graphic novel.

In conclusion, an educative and interesting story for younger readers.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #1

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

Without Tess by Marcella Pixley

Tess and Lizzie are sisters, sisters as close as can be, who share a secret world filled with selkies, flying horses, and a girl who can transform into a wolf  in the middle of the night. But when Lizzie is ready to grow up, Tess clings to their fantasies. As Tess sinks deeper and deeper into her delusions, she decides that she can’t live in the real world any longer and leaves Lizzie and her family forever. Now, years later, Lizzie is in high school and struggling to understand what happened to her sister. With the help of a school psychologist and Tess’s battered journal, Lizzie searches for a way to finally let Tess go.
(publication date 11 October 2011)

And you? What are you waiting for?

Monday, 22 August 2011

It’s Monday! What are you reading?#2

It's Monday, What are you reading? is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books to list the books completed last week, the books currently being read and the books to be finished this week.

I haven’t written in this blog for a long period because I had some problems with university, but I hope that now It’s all fixed. But let’s talk about books!

Here are the books I've read during the past week:
LilyRenee 8513950

Instead I’m currently reading:

YouAreMyOnly need-carrie-jones 289740 living-dead-girl

I can’t wait to start soon

REECE Gordon  Mice 410jGAY7ZzL

If you click on the covers, you’ll be redirected to the goodreads pages of the books:)
What about you?

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon! Starting Line

Hi everyone, I’ve just discovered a new bookblog, On a book Bender, which seems very interesting! Plus, it’s hosting a read-a-thon starting tomorrow and lasting one week and I’ve decided to enter it!

You have to read as much as you can whenever you can between 12:00am 8/22 and 11:59pm 8/28 (your time zone). I won’t have too much time this week because I’ve to study for an exam, but  I’ll try to do my best.

Read-a-Thon Goals
I’d like to read at least 3 books (including the ones I’ve to finish). I’ll choose them from this list:
-Need by Carrie Jones
-You are my only by Beth Kephart
-The looking glass wars by Frank Beddor
-Living dead girl by Elizabeth Scott
-Mice by Gordon Reece
Or maybe I’ll read something else, who knows, it depends on my mood!

How Much Time I Intend to Read
I’m busy this week since I’ve to study for an exam and in the weekend I’m going on a camping! So I’ll try to read in each little sparetime.

I’ll post my updates all in this post.

22 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: I've finished a book started long time ago, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, and I've read a 30% of Need by Carrie Jones.
Total number of books I’ve read: 1
Today #insixwords: I cried a lot reading this

23August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: Only a few pages of Need.
Total number of books I’ve read:1
Today #insixwords: I want more time to read!

24 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: started Flip by Martyn Bedford
Total number of books I’ve read:1
Today #insixwords: I don't want to sudy anymoreeee

25 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: a few pages of Flip and a manga, Wicked Lovely Desert Tales!
Total number of books I’ve read:1 + 1manga
Today #insixwords: Yah I went to the beach!

26 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: nothing, I've been studying and preparing things for the camping
Total number of books I’ve read: 1+1manga
Today #insixwords:so much to do for tomorrow!

27 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: I've quite finished Flip
Total number of books I’ve read:1+1manga
Today #insixwords: We have sang under the sky!

28 August 2011
Number of books I’ve read today: finished Flip! And I've started Mice and read a lot of it!
Total number of books I’ve read: 2+1 manga
Today #insixwords: Wow, I'm really loving Mice *_*

Happy Read-a-thon!