Monday, December 31, 2012

December 2012 RAK Wrap Up

Book Soulmates

December was an awesome bookish month with my birthday and christmas being so close together.
I'm planning on showcasing everything next saturday on Stacking The Shelves because last saturday I wasn't able to.

Now for RAK December I received two amazing gifts with which I'm really happy!

 A beautiful handmade snowflake bookmark from Miki @ Lecture toute une Aventure

Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning from Vonnie @ Vonnie's Reading Corner

Again thanks to both Miki and Vonnie! Love ya both! :D
Happy New Year everyone!

Best of the Bunch ~ December 2012

Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of every month.
The aim of this meme is to share the best book that we have read or reviewed in that month and give it our Best of the Bunch award.

~My December Reads:


What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn ~ 5 Stars ~ My Review
Fearless by Brigid Kemmerer ~ 5 Stars ~ My Review
Love and War: The Beginning by Samantha Kane ~ 4 Stars ~ My Review
The Hook-Up Doctor's Guide by Nyrae Dawn ~ 4 Stars ~ My Review
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ 5 Stars ~ My Review
Reality of Life by Beth Bares ~ 3 Stars ~ Review to come!
Languish by Alyxandra Harvey ~ 5 stars ~ Review to come!
Hunk for the Holidays ~ 2 Stars ~ Review to come!

And the Best of the Bunch winner of December 2012 is...

~Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Paperback, 366 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Entangled Teen
Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems.

Something worse than the Arum has come to town…

The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we're linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there's this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that's possible. Against all common sense, I'm falling for Daemon. Hard.

But then everything changes…

I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. And I have to tell Daemon, even though I know he’s never going to stop searching until he gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?

No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies…

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cover Crush #10: The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener

Cover Crush is a bookish meme hosted on saturdays by Vyki @ On The Shelf where eye-catching covers get featured.

This week's cover crush:

~The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Gallery Books
From nineteenth-century London’s elegant ballrooms to its darkest slums, a spirited young woman and a nobleman investigating for the Crown unmask a plot by Napoleon to bleed England of its gold.

Chance led to Charlotte Raven’s transformation from chimney sweep to wealthy, educated noblewoman, but she still walks a delicate tightrope between two worlds, unable to turn her back on the ruthless crime lord who was once her childhood protector.

When Lord Edward Durnham is tapped to solve the mystery of England’s rapidly disappearing gold, his search leads him to the stews of London, and Charlotte becomes his intriguing guide to the city’s dark, forbidding underworld. But as her involvement brings Charlotte to the attention of men who have no qualms about who they hurt, and as Edward forges a grudging alliance with the dangerous ghosts of Charlotte’s former life, she faces a choice: to continue living in limbo, or to close the door on the past and risk her heart and her happiness on an unpredictable future.
~Why I love this cover:
This is my favorite cover of 2012! I love how it's all about the girl in a fancy dress being in a dark, dirty street. You have to wonder why she's there and how she came there. You have to read the book to find out! ;)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Feature & Follow #16

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted on friday by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read to gain new followers and make new friends!

Q: What book do you think everyone should read? If you could gift the entire population with one book?

~A: Argh! Hard question again this week. The only book that jumps to mind is... Harry Potter! Everyone should read at least the first book and then continue with the series.

Top 10 of 2012 - Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2013

Here is my top 10 of books that I'm looking forward to reading in 2013! ^_^

1. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
2. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

3. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
4. Sever by Lauren DeStefano

5. Solar, Defeated by Diantha Jones
6. The Elite by Kiera Cass

7. Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
8. Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

9. Awakened by Inger Iversen
10. Blood Prophecy by Alyxandra Harvey

I'm all looking forward to these 10 books so much but there are many more I'm looking forward to. The list is endless!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Top 10 of 2012 - Best Book Boyfriends of 2012

Here is my top 10 of book boyfriends from 2012! :]

1. Adrian Ivashkov from The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
2. Edward Durnham from The Emperor's Conspiracy by Michelle Diener

3. Oliver Montrose from To Catch a Vampire by Jennifer Harlow
4. Warner from Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

5. Ryodan from Iced by Karen Marie Moning
6. Michael Merrick from Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

7. Daemon Black from Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
8. Colin Lennox from Languish by Alyxandra Harvey

9. Strafford Law from Prophecy of the Most Beautiful by Diantha Jones
10. Prince Maxon from The Selection by Kiera Cass

Wow, this was kinda hard actually but I managed to do it. I love every single one of these male characters. They're all amazing! ;)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Top 10 of 2012 - Best ebooks I've Read in 2012

Here's my top ten of best ebooks that I've read in 2012. :]

1. Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
2. Dust by Devon Ashley

3. Prophecy of the Setting Sunrise by Diantha Jones
4. Few Are Angels by Inger Iversen

5. Succubus Lost by Tiffany Allee
6. A Killer First Date by Alyxandra Harvey

7. Dangerous Sanctuary by Michelle Diener
8. Nordic Fairies by Saga Berg

9. Languish by Alyxandra Harvey
10. Aftermath by Andrea Cremer