Thursday, 19 November 2015

Shadowhunters fans out there!

And the winner was: Lori Clark :D

Hello hello everyone!
It's time for a giveaway! (Yaaayy!!) :D
Open international

I'm gonna give away a Shadowhunter necklace!:

The Mortal Instruments Angelic Rune Necklace
The necklace is from Premium Boutique (awesome shop btw!)....

All you gotta do is answer the Rafflecopter down below.
Best of luck!!! :D 


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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Very very very late happy halloween xD

Hello anyone! It's been awhile! Hope everyone had a great Halloween!
Myself we don't celebrate it in Denmark (boohoo).
So what did you guys do on Halloween?


I somehow celebrated by buying A LOT of kindle books! (Yay) I bought 15 in total.
Technically I only bought two which is "The Dead house & Six of crows" because from 1 to 13 they only costs 0,00$ on amazon :O!! ~ The best part - I had them on my to-read list for awhile now and to get them for free! That really made my day! So if there's a book which you think sounds awesome and something you want to read and have a kindle reader or iPad with an kindle app then there's no excuse to not get one of those book down below ;)! 


But here they are;

The last of the firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy (Goodreads)
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16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad.


Reluctant Guardian by Melissa J. Cunningham (Goodreads)
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Guarding Brecken Shaefer-a dark and dangerous rebel-is harder than it looks. Death was nothing like sixteen-year-old Alisa Callahan thought it would be. Resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity with her gram and best friend sounded like a dream come true. After all, enduring one torturous experience after another in her short life deserved some kind of reward, right? Unfortunately, eternal rewards aren't given out so freely when you take your own life. Required to pay the debt for committing suicide, Alisa must become a guardian


The rising by Terra Harmony (Goodreads)
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Seventeen-year-old Serena is the youngest member of a dying race. The increasing acidity of the ocean is destroying her home, slowly eating away at the once thriving underwater landscape. But since the night of Serena’s birth, it is an outside force that most threatens their dwindling population. Werewolves, who once served as protectors for mermaids in the Kingdom of the Undine, now seek to eliminate all who dwell in the ocean — and Serena is about to find herself right in the middle of the deadly conflict.


Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover (Goodreads)
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A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.


Thrall by Jennifer Quintenz (Goodreads)
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Braedyn is a normal girl just trying to survive high school with her two devoted friends, Royal and Cassie. Together they’re doing a pretty good job of shrugging off the slings and arrows cast their way by the popular crowd when a new boy, Lucas, moves into the house next door. Suddenly Braedyn finds herself falling in love for the first time.


Bound by Kira Saito (Goodreads)
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Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.


A job from hell by Jayde Scott (Goodreads)
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The moment Amber starts her summer job in Scotland and sets eyes upon Aidan, her fate is sealed. Summoned by an ancient bond, she can never love another. Lost in the woods one night Amber enters Aidan's deadly world when she unknowingly participates in a paranormal race and promptly wins the first prize...a prize worth killing for.


Saving angel by J.L Weil (Goodreads)
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I couldn’t help but wonder what my life would be like if we had never moved to the ho-dunk town of Spring Valley, Illinois. Sure the internet service is splotchy, there is nothing but miles of wheat fields, and I probably wouldn’t be faced with death at every corner.

My only neighbor in this god forsaken town is…well, there really is only one to describe him—hot as hell. With his sinful dark looks, unusually silver eyes, and kissable lips, there is something about him that is more than meets the eye.


Eternal vows by Chrissy Peebles (Goodreads)
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Never marry a stranger... even if he is a drop-dead gorgeous immortal king.

Never pretend to be a princess.

And most importantly... never slip on an ancient wedding ring you know nothing about.


Branded by Keary Taylor (Goodreads)
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Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.


Runes by Ednah Walters (Goodreads)
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Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.


The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan (Goodreads)
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Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.


UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn (Goodreads)
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Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated; until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim.


The dead house by Dawn Kurtagich (Goodreads)
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Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .


& Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo (Goodreads)
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Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...


Happy reading!

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Sunday, 11 October 2015

BBF Blog Tour

The lovely and best friend Melissa from The Reader and the Chef made a Blog Friends Forever Tour interview with me! GO CHECK IT ALL OUT ON HER BLOG!!! And there's some awesome giveaway too! So don't miss that and go to http://www.thereaderandthechef.com/ and read the whole interview with me!

Here's a sneak peek:

BFF Blog Tour Interview with Emma from Raining Shadow Rose!

Hi Emma! I want to introduce you to the book blogging world! So first of all, why don’t you tell us a few things about yourself?

Hi my name is Emma and I just turned 20! And I’m a happy person! :D
I live in Denmark btw..

So this summer I just graduated from high school! (Yay!).
I’m now taking a year off to figure out what I want to do with my life.

In my spare time I either sleep or play with my cat ;).
And of course I READ! Sometimes I bake cakes too.


2. Awesome! So Emma, when did you decide to start book blogging and why did you call your blog Raining Shadow Rose of Book? I love the name btw!

I did it on my last year of high school in December I believe. I always been fascinated with others bloggers out there especially one. 

So I just decided to actually try it out for good myself. And one of the main reason (THE reason)  was because I didn’t got along with my classmate back then. I had one tho but if she got sick it was pain in the a*** so instead of feeling bad and make myself alone/miserable I wanted to make myself busy! So yeah that is the reason and one of my very good friend (she’s actually one of my best friend) she helped me out on how this book blogger worked out. I’m really grateful to her so thank you!.


SO the name:
I had another one before this to be honest. It was just a replacement until I found my own.
Raining Shadowrose of books has a meaning behind.


1. I love rain! My very first book I read was on a raining day and the same day it got me into the world of books.

2. I like the word itself but I always been living like a shadow most of my life. I’m adopted and when you are a little kid - other kids foe example from my old class, they used to look at me weird because of my different skin colour so I learn to hide myself in class plus I’m a VERY shy person in real life too. But don’t worry it is not a bad thing tho because I like being with myself and the books. I like living in my own world and just think and be me ;).

3. I like to draw and my very first and I mean the really good ones was of a rose. I didn’t know I could draw like that and from that day on I been drawing whatever I think was pretty or wanted to try out drawing.
So yeah that’s why. Ohhh and because I love books!  


Well, I'm glad you decided to try out book blogging! You rock. Now, could you please share with us your top 5 favorite books of all times? I'm curious!

Indeed I can!.. or maybe not ;)

1. The Cat's Eye Chronicles series!! by T. L. Shreffler
2. Stolen songbird series by Danielle L. Jensen
3. The mortal instruments series by Cassandra Clare
4. Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
5. Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

But there’s so many good books I have read. It was hard to choose. From 2 and down I just wrote some of my favorites so they are not necessarily that order I put them on BUT number 1 IS certainly my all times favorite!

I high five you with your awesome book choices! What are you currently reading?
The Manifesto on how to be interesting by Holly Bourne
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

Which are your favorite genres?
YA, Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mystery.

Best book-to-movie adaptation?
The Duff by Kody Keplinger. I didn’t enjoy the book very much - I give it a 2.5 stars. The movie however Gosh it was SOOO GOOD!
Which author would you LOVE to meet in person?
J. K. Rowling, Danielle l. Jensen, T. L. Shreffler, Sarah Guillory, Julie Kagawa, Stephanie Perkins,  Colleen Hoover, Cassandra Clare and Stephenie Meyer.
Who’s your favorite book boyfriend?I have a lot! But I have to say Crash from the cat eye chronicles.
Aang or Zuko?
ZUKO!!! <3

Hot Chocolate or Coffee?
In general? … Hot Chocolate! I think I will go down and get some ;D.  
Thank you so much Emma for the interview! Loved all your answers, you have great taste in books. Readers, she's like my bookish twin. ;)
 

Thursday, 8 October 2015

NEW Twilight!!

OMG you guys!!!
In honor of the 10th anniversary October the 6th Stephenie Meyer published a whole new Twilight book! This time she's switched the genders :O - THAT IS GENIUS!
In the new titled "Life and death: Twilight Reimagined" Bella Swan is now a boy named Beau and Edward Cullen is now Edythe and Jacob is named Julie.

Stephenie Meyer on thedailybeast.com;You know, Bella has always gotten a lot of censure for getting rescued on multiple occasions, and people have always complained about her being a typical damsel in distress,” said Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in her introduction to the new reissue. “She’s also been criticized for being too consumed with her love interest, as if that’s somehow just a girl thing. But I’ve always maintained that it would have made no difference if that human were male and the vampire female—it’s still the same story.”

Well Meyer I can't WAIT to get my hands on it and found out! I already ordered it on Amazon!
Love the cover XD!!

Unpopular Opinions Book Tag - created by TheBookArcher



I was tagged by Becky from Book Nerd Addict - book blogger to do this "Unpopular Opinions Book Tag"
(Here's the link for the blog: http://www.booknerdaddict.com/)

1) A popular Book or Series you didn’t like:

I actually have a few.
I didn’t really enjoy the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. But I did like the first one tho but the two last ones I did not like AT ALL!!


The fault in our stars it got toooo much over-hyped for my taste.



Rebel Belle - all the characters annoyed me. 



Probably some others too I can't remember xD. 

2) A popular book or series that everyone else seems to hate but you love.

EASY! … Yeah you guessed it!... It is of course non other than … BAMBAM…Twilight!

Yup I said it. I’m on the side who liked the first and last twilight books and hated New moon since I was team Edward and couldn’t stand reading about Jacob.. Gosh it pained me! Boy I was relieved when Edward came back in the picture!

3) A love triangle where the main character ended up with the person you did NOT want them to end up with OR an OTP that you don’t like.

That’s hard man…. Uhm… I don't know… I don't read that many love triangle books because... Well I hate them!
Hmm… I just read Throne of glass and there’s a love triangle and I got really mad with main character!.. So yeah… I can’t tell who it is between with because that would ruin the ending for book one of the Throne of glass series for people who haven’t read the books.  



4) A popular book Genre that you hardly reach for.

Science Fiction. 
Historical
5) A popular or beloved character that you do not like. 

Tom Riddle a.k.a Voldemort:
 
I had a HUGE crush on Christian Coulson back in 2002.. you know what... I still do every time I see him in Chamber of secrets.


 







 

Yeah here is our hated Voldemort ;).












Morgana:

Love Katie Mcgrath in Merlin TV series - I wanted to kill her so many time in Merlin XD. She really played the role like a pro ;D - she's awesome!

6) A popular author that you can’t seem to get into.

John Green
Suzanne Collins (Only going to watch the movies)

7) A popular book trope that you are tired of seeing. 

Cancer... 

8) A popular series that you have no interest in reading.

The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten:
















 





Maze runner:


 








Hunger games:











Outlander:













Game of thrones:


 












And some more...

9) The saying goes “The book is always better than the movie” but what movie or T.V show adaptation do you prefer more than the book.

The Duff!! OMGosh That movie!!! IT WAS SO SO SO SO GOOD!!! One of my favorite movies this year!!
                                                      The Movie              VS            The Book
 

Another surprise was actually The fault in our stars. I did not expect that but I gotta say the movie was FAR better than the book - the movie is not on my favorite list but I have to give it credit for being better than the book.

Thank you Becky for tagging me to do this! It was fun! ;D

Sight


Title: Sight (The delta Girls #1)
Author: Juliet Madison
Genre: YA,
Contemporary, Paranormal, Fantasy 

Published: July 14th 2015
Page count: 218
Format: Kindle



Summary (Goodreads):

I spent my birthday fast asleep. In a coma to be exact.

When Savannah wakes up after two months in the hospital, she sees a whole lot more than expected, things that could put those close to her at risk.

The five Delcarta sisters have never believed in the paranormal, not like their woo-woo mother. Instead they believe in the power of sisterhood, of romance, and rebuilding their lives after their father's mysterious disappearance nine years earlier. Starting anew in the small town of Iris Harbor, they see potential in all.

But Savannah's awakening after having surgery on a life-threatening aneurysm brings a unique ability to the Delcarta sisters–together, each can predict the future with one of the five senses. And Savannah has the gift of sight.

A serial arsonist has been terrorizing the tight-knit community, and the Delcarta sisters have their suspicions on who could be to blame, including a boy who starts as an adversary to Savannah and then very quickly becomes her whole world. Investigating these crimes, trying to stop them before the next flame is sparked will call upon Savannah to use her newfound abilities with the help of her sisters, and will put each of their lives in danger.

This stunning new paranormal series blends the sweetest of romances with breathless suspense, and introduces five young women who share a haunted past, an extraordinary gift, and an uncertain future.



Book review:


I received this from NetGalley in an exchange for an honest review

Okay so to start off; I'm debating with myself if I should give this a 3.5 or 4 stars?

Sight by Juliet Madison is a quick and fast okay read.

This story is about 5 sisters. Twins and triplets Talia, Tamara, Serena, Sasha and the main character, Savannah. The book starts of in the hospital where Savannah is in coma. She wakes up with a bubble feeling and discovers she has the special ability of seeing things others can't. She's not alone, her 4 other sisters have also been given a special ability each. All five senses.

The storyline continues 3 months later at Iris Harbor with their single mother and missing father who disappeared 9 years ago.

The Delcarta sisters can experience events as if they were there like in the future and together these five sisters become their own private detective, but their very gifts give them vision of something bad that only the Delta Girls can prevent.

At the beach near their new home, Savannah gets a déjà vu when a vision she had at the hospital becomes real. For comfort, she tells her sisters about it. They look at each other and slowly the realization hit them. The sisters discover that each of them has experienced the same memory but through a different sense. While Savannah experiences it by sight her triplet sisters have felt it by sound and smell and the older twins have sensed it through taste and touch.
After that event the journey begins for them all.

One specific character I really enjoyed was Riley. He was mysterious, absolutely gorgeous! The chemistry between him and Savannah hit the first time they met like love at first sight. They didn't deny their feelings for one another which was a bit 'meh'.

It was the first book I read from Juliet Madison and she did a great job even though it was very predictable and it annoyed me a bit that the five sisters didn't actually think about the clues they got and remembered back to previous clues or even try to put the puzzle pieces together. But putting that aside, the author really did have an great idea and she balanced the story well. Even though I have mix feelings about this book I would definitely root for a sequel. I won't spoil you but there was something at the end maybe 80 pages before the end I really need an answer to and something I wanted to have read we didn't get to see which I am very curious about! ;D
So overall, a great job.
 


4/5 Stars <3!  

Update!!:
There's coming a second one "Sound" in October 13th!! - OMG I SOOO EXCITED!  :D.

The Heartbreakers

Title: The Heartbrealers
Author: Ali Novak
Genre: YA,
Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Music

Published: August 4th 2015
Page count: 336
Format: Kindle



Summary (Goodreads):

"When I met Oliver Perry, I had no clue he was the lead singer for The Heartbreakers. And he had no idea that I was the only girl in the world who hated his music."


Stella will do anything for her sick sister, Cara—even stand in line for an autographed Heartbreakers CD...for four hours. She's totally winning best birthday gift this year. At least she met a cute boy with soft brown hair and gorgeous blue eyes while getting her caffeine fix. Too bad she'll never see him again.
Except, Stella's life has suddenly turned into a cheesy love song. Because Starbucks Boy is Oliver Perry – lead singer for the Heartbreakers. And even after she calls his music crap, Oliver still gives Stella his phone number. And whispers quotes from her favorite Disney movie in her ear. OMG, what is her life?

But how can Stella even think about being with Oliver — dating and laughing and pulling pranks with the band — when her sister could be dying of cancer? 


Book review

First thing first! Can I just say how much I adore this book!? The book WAS SOOO SWEET!! I really enjoyed all the characters but I had some problems with Stella tho ... BUT WITH that said - I ended up loving her a lot too ;D 

The story starts in the hospital where Stella and Drew are visiting their sick twin sister, Cara. Yes you heard me XD they are triplets which is SO COOL! 

Cara is a BIG fan of the band 'The Heartbreakers', so much that Stella who hated them really bad, will do anything for her sick sister - even go on a road trip with her brother Drew to get an autograph. On their trip Stella meets a cute brown haired guy only to find out he's actually the lead singer of the band 'The Heartbreakers' Oliver Perry.

One character in particular I really admired was Cara. Even through her illness, she was strong, independent and full of life and always positive which was a pleasure to watch/read.

Stella is clever and quite supportive of other people she cares about. She loves art and photography. She's getting hired to be a photographer for the band. What bugged me about her was her doubt in herself- she really should try to look at another perspective instead of putting herself down BUT as the story progresses she begins gaining confidence (I had to smile every time she believed in herself).

This book made me laugh thanks to JJ who is another group member of the band together with Alec & Xander. GOSH I wanna marry Alec! Loved him very very much! All the band members had an awesome bond between each other which was amazing to get to know along the way.
The romance was light and sweet. The book had a lovely development.

I loved the writing it really made me smile! It just made me read the book faster, great job Ali Novak!! It was an enjoyable read. If there's ever going to be a second one I will definitely read it!!
Yes I will recommend The Heartbreakers to anyone who is looking for a fun, quick summer read! 


4/5 BIG Stars <3!

Thanks to Netgalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.