Monday, 26 January 2015

Kiss Of Deception

So I will do a read along with 'The Wonder of Books' - which I'm very excited about!
We will be reading Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson in 2 week! :D Yay!

Ferran's Map

Book Review: Ferran's Map
Title: Ferran's Map
Author: T. L. Shreffler
Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles #4
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: January  20th 2015

Format: ebook

Summary (Goodreads): 
A new enemy lurks in the shadows. The Shade, a fanatical cult of demonic assassins, is trying to resurrect the Dark God and unleash His power back into the world. In their wake, a deadly plague is spreading across the land.
Sora and her companions are the only ones who know of the plague’s true source. As the disease spreads, Sora must journey to the City of Crowns to retrieve The Book of the Named, her only hope of stopping The Shade. She and her companions arrive just in time for the winter solstice festival, a notorious two-weeks of fine wines, grand parties and legendary debauchery. Sora must don the guise of a noblewoman and infiltrate the First Tier nobility to stop The Shade before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, the assassin Crash is confronted by a ghost from his past. As he uncovers more of the Shade’s plot, he finds himself face-to-face with his old Grandmaster, the one who both trained and betrayed him. Can Crash lay to rest his past, or will he succumb to his inner demon and rejoin the man who once made him a killer?

Holy chocolate cake!!!! This book was like a chocolate cake it was sweet, fantastic and so good!! Okay I feel stupid comparing Ferran’s map with chocolate cake …. But then again chocolate cake is the best thing in the whole wide world and this book series is one of my favorite of all time!!
It gets better and better! 

The book was just amazing! I'm just too stunned to even figure out where to begin! There's so many emotions going on and too much in my head to write down but I try my best. Okay I knew there was something more than meets the eye with Ferran and it was a good surprise.
So much happened! My head is still spinning! So many characters development in the journey everything happened so quick @_@ !
Yet again, the plot was full of actions. It got everything! – Mystery, development, twist, love and action!

The story progressed so perfectly! And again I love the cover it's SO beautiful!

I loved all the POV in this one! When you are reading in one of the POV it always end with a cliff-hanger. Then you end up reading a different POV fast because you want to know what is going to happen from the previous storyline. However, the currently POV you were reading ends you just want to know what’s going to happened to that one and etc. – AMAZING!! I loved learning about everyone's story.

It was all so balanced not to much of each POV. Since the book is called Ferran's map I am so glad the main POV was him. It was awesome too get to know him and his past I liked him the first day Lori introduced us to him. Speaking of Lori can I say how much I respect her? She is one hard working caring mother but I do wish she would let others in a bit more but then again... I will not spoiled you but it broke my heart and I love Lori a lot more than before. 

I never read a series that took 4 books of slow building romance ever! AND I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Crash and Sora are so great together my heart is always melting when those two are together – I like their scene best!   [ Please don't keep them physically apart too much in the next book (hide spoiler)]In my mind, the series really contains two separate

Sora is still growing and I keep loving her more every time! She’s nothing like a person I read before! I have no word to describe her – just how incredible she is I guess.
She is become an awesome fighter! Sora and Crash have so many lovely moment and there’s one moment in the beginning of story that shows her innocent that was funny: […] "in fact, I enjoyed it." There. "Not that you asked. Or cared to ask." 
She tried not to sound bitter, but it was impossible to hide.”… “She turned to face him, trying not to show her nervousness. She could handle his rebuffs, his cold shoulder and even a mean word or two. But staring him in the face…this was hard.” that was quite funny to witness because Crash is SO serious.
Am so proud of her! I want to hug her!

OMG! I loved Crash and his demon relationship - they so funny together and interesting at the same time! Crash is still my favorite assassin I ever read/witness.
The tension between Sora and Crash is so adorable! They are so awkward together because Sora is young and quite inexperienced and Crash ALWAYS takes everything so seriously XD I love him for it! I love that Tristan can make Crash jealous… Wait what!!? :O. Another person can make Crash… Crash the heartless killer who doesn’t care about others - Can get JEALOUS! :O – Awesome! ;).  The assassin who was stone-faced and cold to everybody till this remarkable caring growing assassin who would gladly sacrifice himself and protect the ones he loves what a development!. Furthermore, it was cool to know more about him. How he felt about the Hive, his master, his powers, Sora and his lovely demon, which I am in love with! <3.

Burn wasn't really present in this book and it didn’t really bother me at all – there was so many others to be introduced to and see their past and struggling.
I still like Caprion a lot and if he is playing a double game I’m going to hit something really hard.  
I wanted to hit Krait all the time! She was completely loyal (brainwashed) to her master and I felt sorry for her – she won’t see the true and she shut down all the time then it’s there just in front her eyes. I really really really hope in “Krait's redemption” she will put her superego master servant to a stop join Sora team and kick some ass ;).

Shreffler really took a step further and I like that A LOT!! It is more serious now I love how this book is heading! It feel like a completely new adventure with different storyline.
This book series feel like its separate in some ways. Now it is all about Cerastes, The Shade and the Dark God.
I LOVED the massage in this book!!!:
We all have demons, Crash,” she said quietly.” … “Just remember what's in the past, and what's in your future. Remember who you are.”  Shreffler really showed us this theme in the perfect, stunning beautiful way possible in all the POV. I was mind-blowing!! – Just incredible!
“She felt the need to continue. “Some days we make mistakes,” she said gently. “We feel like we take a step backward, or even worse, like we aren’t true to ourselves. Sometimes, our lives change dramatically and yet we still feel stuck in the same place. But every day, we have the chance to start anew. ”... “We're all headed somewhere, and with each new day, we get a little better and a little wiser…”
I cried in this scene it’s was truly emotional and heart breaking. I end up reading this scene over, and over again. That was the best moment in the whole book!

I cannot thanks Shreffler enough for writing this series! It was worth waiting for and I’m so excited for the next one to come out!

If you haven’t read this series yet I don’t know what you been doing all these years! – So go find a peace of chocolate cake and a BIG large of thé and start this
remarkable, beautiful, loving, amazing, unique, stunning, breath-taking book series and enjoy! :D

5/5 Stars <3

Monday, 12 January 2015

So this is my first drawing. And it's Tristan from Stolen Songbird by Danielle ;)
And the flowers on his clothes symbolizes his longing for the outside  ;) 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

My drawing

So I was thinking of doing some drawing on books I will be reading for example, the clothes, cake, pets, pretty things, persons, garden etc. just basically what I feel like drawing ;). 

Saturday, 10 January 2015


Book Review: Reclaimed

Title: Reclaimed
Author: Sarah Guillory
Genre: YA, Mystery, Contemporary
Published: October 15th 2013
Page count: 296 pages
Format: paperback

Summary (Goodreads):
Jenna Oliver doesn’t have time to get involved with one boy, let alone two.
All Jenna wants is to escape her evaporating small town and her alcoholic mother. She's determined she'll go to college and find a life that is wholly hers—one that isn't tainted by her family's past. But when the McAlister twins move to town and Jenna gets involved with both of them, she learns the life she planned may not be the one she gets.

Ian McAlister doesn't want to start over; he wants to remember.
Ian can’t recall a single thing from the last three months—and he seems to be losing more memories every day. His family knows the truth, but no one will tell him what really happened before he lost his memory. When he meets Jenna, Ian believes that he can be normal again because she makes not remembering something he can handle.

The secret Ian can’t remember is the one Luke McAlister can’t forget.
Luke has always lived in the shadow of his twin brother until Jenna stumbles into his life. She sees past who he’s supposed to be, and her kiss brings back the spark that life stole. Even though Luke feels like his brother deserves her more, Luke can’t resist Jenna—which is the trigger that makes Ian's memory return.

Jenna, Ian, & Luke are about to learn there are only so many secrets you can keep before the truth comes to reclaim you.

O.M.G.... I'm lost for words.. or I have to many words...
I really don't know how to describe this beautiful, loving, amazing book! But I try my best.
But before that- I would like to give my thanks to a special friend of mine for recommended me the book! <3 :D.
I loved the book SO MUCH!
I won't give away the main twist, but trust me this unique, stunning, breath-taking book is remarkable because when you THINK you've guessed it, you can’t be more wrong. You can’t help but guessing from start to finish but
in this book is one you will never see coming. I was so blown away by how Sarah pulled this off!
Jenna Oliver was definitely a wonderful person! I really adore her a lot! All she wants is to survive the summer and her senior year in High School. Jenna is healing from the loss of her grandpa and trying to hold together her alcoholic mother. She is a hard working person and I respect her for it!
Jenna is strong, smart and beautiful and love running at night.
Then she meets the McAllister twins Ian and Luke her world get turned around.

Ian is sweet, gentle and thoughtful. He plays football, makes good grades. Jenna like being with him and it doesn’t bother her that Ian can’t remember his past there just something about him that draws Jenna in.
Luke is dangerous and the
best example of bad boy and Jenna can't resist him because he let her be her true self with no excuses.
After spending so much of her life being good, it is hard for her to resist the charm and mystery.
Jenna constantly reminds herself that she needs to stay away from Luke and trust me she tries, she really does.
Torn between the two of them and all the lies and secrets it's only matter of time before the truth comes out. 
Sarah Guillory want an incredible author she is and the fact that Reclaimed is her first debut is JUST mind-blowing!  Her writing style is incredible and perfect!
The way she describes the town, the emotions, the relationships in Reclaimed- unbelievable. And she did it all without giving anything away! How cool is that! :D
I got addicted and find myself unstoppable to stop I just needed to know what was going to happened and ended up reading this book really fast. In the end I was so unprepared for what was going on I was like "Holy crap!! - WAIT WHAT?!.. - NO WAY! What the heck just happened?" I was really surprised.  
Reclaimed was one of the best debuts I have ever read. I was completely amazed by the book it had everything!  I loved every single second of it! I cannot wait to see what Sarah Guillory will come up with next - SO excited! I definitely read anything she writes. Reclaimed is a must-read so stop whatever you are doing and grab this book - it's worth it!
5/5 Stars <3


Friday, 9 January 2015

Stolen Songbird + The Songbird's Overture

Book Review: Stolen Songbird

Title: Stolen Songbird
Author: Danielle L. Jensen
Series: The Malediction Trilogy #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: April 1st 2014
Page count: 469 pages
Format: paperback

Summary (Goodreads):
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.

Cécile forced to marry a troll prince in order to break a curse.
When Cécile and Tristan get married they had to share a emotional bond with each other. It was definitely build slowly, but it was wonderful done.
Thank you SO much Danielle for not making a love triangle ;). It could easily have been done. So I sincerely hope there won't come one later on tho ;).

Cécile (favorite heroine) - is kind heart, talented, clever, pretty, awesome, bad-ass and most of all she like to sing! She was a wonderful character to read! I like the fact that she was normal and didn't hide away like a scary cat BUT took control over the situation :D!  
Tristan he's mysterious at first and cold.. hmm.. Nope there's to many emotion going on for me to describe him BUT I can say for sure that you can't help but love him!
I want a Marc in my daily life he's the best friend you can get! :D 
Stolen Songbird is my favorite book of 2014!! and love, love, looovvvee the cover!!!!!
I liked the book so much, from the start to the end!!
It was full of action and emotion and there was so much going on with the plot, you can't help but be drawn into this story!.
Everyone should read this book immediately!! I promise it will be a VERY special unforgettable journey! Trolls are forced to live in caves deep within a mountain, due to a witch curse. The gold-filled city of Trollus, was fantastic written and you're going to love the trolles. They will make you laugh till you can't laugh anymore!

This is Danielle first debut AND can I just say how fantastic, incredible, amazing author she is!!  *high five*. Danielle wrote Trollus just beautiful, you could picture and feel the magic of Trollus. Everything fit perfect together and I can't wait to read book 2!
Stolen Songbird gonna be an fantastic, wonderful, beautiful, lovely trilogy ^_^ !!

5/5 Stars! <3

The Songbird's Overture #0.5:
It takes place four years prior to the events of Stolen Songbird, and it will give a taste of what Cécile's life was like before the trolls.

You can read this before "The Stolen Songbird" or after.
This novella was 26 pages long and it was beautiful! So don't miss this one it's worth reading!

5/5 Stars! <3

Volcrian’s Hunt

Book Review: Volcrian's Hunt

Title: Volcrian's Hunt
Author: T. L. Shreffler
Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles #3
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: November 3rd 2013
Page count: 422 pages
Format: paperback

Summary (Goodreads): A plague is spreading across the land. Crops are rotting. People are dying in the streets. Sora, with the help of her magical Cat's Eye necklace, is the only one who can stop it.

She must travel overseas to the Lost Isles, a place of legend and mystery. Only there can she destroy the bloodmage, Volcrian, putting an end to the curse. She is accompanied by Crash, a lethal assassin who once threatened—and saved—her life. But Sora is beginning to question her dark companion. He seems to be carrying a secret; a hidden past that could endanger them all.

Meanwhile, they are hunted by an underground society known as the Shade. For centuries, the Shade has waited for the perfect opportunity to step into the light. Now they are perilously close to resurrecting a Dark God and unleashing a wave of unimaginable destruction. They only need to collect the three sacred weapons, and Sora has already found two...

Love how Sora develops from being a Lady till a bad ass girl! ^_^

The previous book Viper Creed you got introduced to the elemental magic user Dracians race - funny fellows but in this one you finally get to meet the Harpies. They were no near what I expected though.

Guess what? You get a lot more of Crash background!! I really felt him - how he much have felt, why he act like how he does it was pretty cool.
I kind of like Sora the first time I meet her, and now… I LOVE her even more. She isn't wailing about how things are going for her. She accept them even if she doesn't like it but that just make her even cooler!! Like any other teenager she doubts her own feeling time time when it’s come to Crash ;)
And we finally read what happened to Burn family - that was one thing I really wanted to know.
Grrr… I really really wanted to hit Laina so hard in the head!!

The point of views WAS AWESOME. The point of views meets up and it all came together - what a read!!! You could really see Shreffler writing work and it was fantastic!!!

I thought i read Sora’a quest fast but Volcrian’s Hunt… DAMN I was finished like in no time!
High five T.L. Shreffler you are awesome!! :D

5/5 Stars!! <3

Viper's Creed

Book Review: Viper's Creed 

Title: Viper's Creed
Author: T. L. Shreffler
Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: October 31th 2012         
Page count: 301 pages
Format: paperback

Summary (Goodreads):
Sora is having visions. Strange, terrifying visions brought on by her Cat's Eye necklace, an ancient and magical device. Spurred to action, she leaves her mother's cabin to find Crash, the mysterious assassin who once changed her life. She is certain that together, they can discover what the necklace is trying to tell her.

Crash is still on the run from the dark sorcerer, Volcrian, but now a plague is spreading across the land. Volcrian's quest for vengeance has awakened something far more evil than himself; a force that could destroy the entire kingdom. Together, he and Sora must harness the power of the Cat's Eye and kill the sorcerer before it's too late....

What an ending! :D
Viper’s Creed starts off a year after Sora’s Quest ended. Sora is learning the art of healing together with her mother and one day Sora’s is having visions a warning from her Cat Eye.
The Evil that Volcrain has unleashed follows a dark magic with a disease and that can only be removed by her Cat's Eye and so Sora's second journey begin.

In this one you are introduced to A LOT of new people AND meet/see new towns of the amazing world.
Sora and her team uncover more about each other - which is nice. Sora and the others have a clear goal this time - saving the world.
Volcrian still hunts them and I'm beginning to HATE him a lot!

The point of views it still mainly focuses on Sora, but is still told from a few others. It’s really nice to read from Crash POV and see how Sora changes him into a better person *sigh*.

There definitively a romantic relationship developing between Crash and Sora. I really like they are going slow - it feels more realistic. They act like normal people that don't quite understand their feelings. They are really beginning to open up for each other!

Shreffler did it again - beautiful written. And again you got dragged into their journey and completely forget about anything but the adventure ^_^

5/5 Stars! <3

Sora's Quest

Book Review: Sora's Quest

Title: Sora's Quest
Author: T. L. Shreffler
Series: The Cat's Eye Chronicles #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Published: April 18th 2012
Page count: 250 pages
Format: paperback
Summary (Goodreads):
Sora Fallcrest always dreamed of adventure, but as a member of the nobility, she learned the ways of a Lady instead. Now seventeen, she is expected to choose a husband and marry. She plots to run away, but just as she is stepping out the door, she runs into a mysterious man--and is kidnapped.

Abducted from her manor, Sora is plunged into a world of magical races, arcane jewelry and forgotten lore. She finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous assassin, haunted by an even darker past. She yearns for freedom, but he won't let her go--not when her Cat's Eye necklace is the only thing that can save his life.But the necklace itself presents a problem. It is an ancient device from the long forgotten War of the Races, and its magic has the ability to steal souls. Can Sora learn to wield its power -- or will the power wield her?
OMG - I’m literally in love with this book. This becomes one of my ultimate favourite book series ever!! AND THE COVER :O !!! JUST LOVE IT!!!And Crash really stole my heart - I want need a Crash in my life!. Sora she’s young and unsure of herself but she’s quite clever and she learns fast. Without her noticing at first, she exactly becomes really good friend with Burn and Dorian and you come to love them too. 

Volcrain… hmm… I wasn't sure if I hate him or not. He has a very good reason to be mad at Crash, but at the same time his revenge against Crash become darker and darker even though he has all the reason to hate him. It's was probably why I enjoyed the change of the POV it gives you a chance to see things differently. And on top of that, it was no more than a chapter or paragraph that was exactly pretty nice done.

There is plenty of action going on, and I liked the way the different races where described and can’t wait to read more of Crash background in Viper Creed!

Shreffler what an incredible writer she is! You just literally get dragged into their journey and completely forget you don’t live in their world.
I highly recommend this book! You won't be disappointed I promise you! So STOP everything you are doing AND pick this gorgeous, beautiful, amazing book! ;)

5/5 stars!! <3


Thursday, 8 January 2015

Book Review: A Shade of Vampire

Title: A Shade of Vampire
Author: Bella Forrest
Series: A Shade of Vampire #1
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Published: December 14th 2012
Page count: 152 pages
Format: paperback

Summary (Goodreads

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.
Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

Okay first of; I had a looonnng break from any vampire books recently because I was afraid of another 'Twilight, Cullen clan' - don't get me wrong i did like Twilight but they are not real vampires (sorry Edward XD). BUT I was SO happy I didn't get disappointed! Because I really do like vampire and A Shade of Vampire was surprisingly really good!

So we have our heroine Sophia. She's smart and strong - I liked her ;)
Derek the killer... Derek the vampire prince.. hmm. I believe people can change even vampires however Derek's brother is a complete jerk and need to die right now!
Another good thing about this book it was interesting - and look at that book cover! - beautiful!
I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Overall I gave it 4/5 stars :D.