I'm writing this just in case you are as clueless as I was minutes ago about this wonderful contest. What do you have to do to enter? You only have to head to Stephanie's blog and in the upper side of the right sidebar you'll se the links to the different posts to enter.
Now, the best part: What will I get if I win?

-The Van Alen Legacy by Melissa de La Cruz - hardcover copy
-Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda - hardcover copy
-Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines - hardcover copy
-Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough - hardcover copy
-Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo - hardcover copy
-Isis by Douglass Clegg - hardcover copy
-Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock! - hardcover copy
-One Lonely Degree by CK Kelly Martin - hardcover copy
-The Everafter by Amy Huntley - hardcover copy

You have until tomorrow so run run run to get a chance to win these books! (open to anyone)

Now, the other contest I'm excited about.
Kristi from The Story Siren is hosting a
contest where you can win ....tatatatatatatatatata.....

-A finished copy of Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
-A finished copy of Fallen by Lauren Kate
-And a double sided poster of Hush, Hush

You can enter until December 8, and it's open to anyone as well.

Waiting On Wednesday (13)

Heist SOCIETY by Ally Carter

Hardcover: 304 pages
Hyperion Book CH

February 9, 2010

When Katarina Bishop was three, her parents took her on a trip to the case it. For her seventh birthday, Katarina and her Uncle Eddie traveled to steal the crown jewels. When Kat turned fifteen, she planned a con of her own--scamming her way into the best boarding school in the country, determined to leave the family business behind. Unfortunately, leaving "the life" for a normal life proves harder than she'd expected.
Soon, Kat's friend and former co-conspirator, Hale, appears out of nowhere to bring her back into the world she tried so hard to escape. But he has good reason: a powerful mobster has been robbed of his priceless art collection and wants to retrieve it. Only a master thief could have pulled this job, and Kat's father isn't just on the suspect list, he is the list. Caught between Interpol and a far more deadly enemy, Kat's dad needs her help. For Kat there is only one solution: track down the paintings and steal them back. So what if it's a spectacularly impossible job? She's got two weeks, a teenage crew, and hopefully just enough talent to pull off the biggest heist in history--or at least her family's (very crooked) history.

So, doesn't it sounds good?

Waiting On Wednesday was started by Breaking The Spine.

Fade by Lisa McMann

Fade by Lisa McMann

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon Puls

SOME NIGHTMARES NEVER END. For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabe's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both. Worse yet, Janie learns the truth about herself and her ability -- and it's bleak. Seriously, brutally bleak. Not only is her fate as a dream catcher sealed, but what's to come is way darker than she'd feared....


If I said I loved “Wake” I don’t know how to express how much I liked this one.

In the first book in the series we had: love, a bit of mystery and weird dreams.
In the second one we have: A lot of love, a lot of mystery, more and weirder dreams, strange classmates and odd teachers. All perfectly mixed up.

In “Fade” Janie starts to discover the story behind her powers as well as the good and bad things that they hide, and has to learn how to control them while she tries to discover what is happening at her school.

The mystery factor had my on edge until all was finally uncovered. Although I had my suspicions and at some point I could predict what was going to happen (or so I thought) when the time of the truth arrived I was amazed of what was happening.

Overall: A perfect sequel for “Wake”. I can’t wait to read “Gone”, February seems very faraway.

Another cover for the contest

So this is the cover I've made for Something like fate by Susane Colosanti.

I can't wait to read this book.
Don't you love the real cover? because I do.

You still can enter the contest here.

Treasures of the Week (26-1 Oct/Nov 2009)

Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler
October 27, 2009
Mass Market Paperback

In the tiny village of Rockabill, Maine, Jane True—26-year-old bookstore clerk and secret night swimmer—has no idea that her absent mother’s legacy is entry into a world populated by the origins of human myths and legends. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: vampires are not quite what we think; dogs sometimes surprise us; and whatever you do, never—ever—rub the genie’s lamp. For Jane, everything kicks off when she comes across a murder victim during her nightly clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean. This grisly discovery leads to the revelation of why she has such freakish abilities in the water: her mother was a Selkie and Jane is only half human. With this knowledge, Jane soon finds herself mingling with supernatural creatures alternately terrifying, beautiful, and deadly—all adjectives that quite handily describe her new friend Ryu. When Ryu is sent to Rockabill to investigate the murder, he and Jane fall hard for each other even as they plummet into a world of intrigue threatening to engulf both supernatural and human societies. For someone is killing half-humans like Jane. The question is, are the murders the work of one rogue individual or part of a greater plot to purge the world of Halflings?

Tempted (House of the Night) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
October 27, 2009

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.

A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts: A Collection of Deliciously Frightening Tales by Ying Chang Compestine, Coleman Polhemus (Illustrator)
October 27, 2009

According to Chinese tradition, those who die hungry or unjustly come back to haunt the living. Some are appeased with food. But not all ghosts are successfully mollified. In this chilling collection of stories,Ying Chang Compestine takes readers on a journey through time and across different parts of China. From the building of the GreatWall in 200 BCE to themodern day of iPods, hungry ghosts continue to torment those who wronged them.
At once a window into the history and culture of China and an ode to Chinese cuisine, this assortment of frightening tales—complete with historical notes and delectable recipes—will both scare and satiate

Destiny's Path (Warrior Princess, Book 2) by Frewin Jones
October 27, 2009

After an epic battle that left her home in flames and her father dead, Branwen knows that now is the time to follow her Warrior Princess destiny. But she soon finds that those she trusts most are capable of the greatest betrayal. This heart-pounding teen novel takes readers on a mystical adventure as Branwen answers the call of her destiny. This brave female heroine will appeal to fans of Tamora Pierce.

Yet another contest!

A big contest of

You only have to remake a cover.
That simple. It's fun.

Since this is the first time I do something like this and It's been a verly long time since I last used Photoshop (believe me), the cover I've make isn't something amazing but still I like it.

So head over
there and participate!!!!

Click to enlarge^^

Mini challenge (big price^^)

So I told you about all these amazing contests.
Cindy at Princess Bookie is now hosting a Surprise Contest. It's really easy to enter and you can win breath-taking ARCs.

You only have to make a list of 5to8 things you love.
Here's mine:

-Music (music rules my world, can't live without it)
-Books (my bed wouldn't have this big hole with my body shape if I only used it to sleep. Blame the books^^)
-Computer (with internet of course)
-Vampires (just to clarify, I like the lovely-o-how-hot-you-are type)
-Planes (just used one once but I really have lots of plans for them ^^ )
-Friends (how would I survive to school without them? )
-Asia (since two years ago Japan, Korea and Taiwan have become one of my obsesions)
-Money (not that I am like those people who only think of money, but I cant help to love it and try to save a lot because without it I wouldn't have some of the things above)

So that's it. I'm dying to read everyone else's lists.

Lots and Lots of contests

I finally got my computer back and I hope starting monday I can start again with all the blog stuff (luckily nothhing happened to my reviews ^^)

So now to the point:
As a lot of you know, READ A THON is here again (I missed it again, so I'll wait till next time ), and there are a lot of amazing contest going on.
Cindy at Princess Bookie is hosting like, I don't know, a lot lot lot of different contests. Some of them are open internationally, so those, who like me, live out of The States check it out as well.
Hurry up, because you can only enter till Saturday 11am.

Some of the contest:

Win The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
Win Captivate by Carrie Jones (ARC)

Also, Katie from
Katie's Book Blog is hosting a contest to win HEARTS AT STAKE!!!!
here to go to the post.

Treasures of the Week (5-11 Oct 2009)

Sorry, Sorry, Sorry. I just realized that last monday I only included in Treasures of the Week the books of September, so I didn't post the books from 1 to 4 of October.
That's the reason I will put them in the post this week.

The Vampire is just not that into you by Vlad Mezrich
October 1, 2009

Are you in love with a vampire? Are you worried that you might not be his (blood) type? Do you wonder whether that cold stare means he isn’t interested . . . or if it’s because he’s been dead for three centuries (nothing personal)? Have you tried to coax him out of his crypt with a flash of your neck or a near-death situation that requires him to save you at the very last possible moment? Have you ever considered what it will be like to introduce him to your mother?Even though your vampire’s skin is transfixingly translucent, he can still be very hard to read. Sometimes he’s simply holding back his true feelings, resisting the urge to bite you in the chance that one day you will truly love him. And other times . . . well, he’s just not that into you. How can you tell? Undead dating specialist Vlad Mezrich has all the answers, utilizing quizzes, Top Ten lists, language analysis, real-life (and real-death) testimonials, and fancy charts to show you what you need to do in order to get your vampire and keep him forever. Once you go vamp, you never decamp – so let this eternally rewarding book show you the way to the vampire of your dreams.

Sounds fun^^

Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater
October 1, 2009

Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween—the day of the dead—draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

Ghost in the machine (Skeleton Creek) by Patrick Carman
October 1, 2009

Strange things are happening in Skeleton Creek...and Ryan and Sarah are trying to find out why. Ryan writes down everything in his journal, and Sarah records everything on her videocam. The two move deeper into the mystery they've uncovered, determined to discover the secrets buried in Skeleton Creek, in the conclusion to Patrick Carman's thrilling series.
In this groundbreaking format, the story is broken into two parts -- Ryan's text in the book, and Sarah's videos on a special website, with links and passwords given throughout the book.

October 6, 2009

It is the cusp of World War I, and all the European powers are arming up. The Austro-Hungarians and Germans have their Clankers, steam-driven iron machines loaded with guns and ammunition. The British Darwinists employ fabricated animals as their weaponry. Their Leviathan is a whale airship, and the most masterful beast in the British fleet.
Aleksandar Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle-torn Stormwalker and a loyal crew of men.
Deryn Sharp is a commoner, a girl disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She's a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered. With the Great War brewing, Alek's and Deryn's paths cross in the most unexpected way...taking them both aboard the Leviathan on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure. One that will change both their lives forever.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
October 6, 2009

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
ICE by Sarah Beth Durst
October 6, 2009

When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, is determined to become a scientist, and has no time for make-believe.
Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face-to-face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned at the ends of the earth. And he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.
That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairy tale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knows will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of Ice.

The Van Allen Legacy (Blue Bloods, book 4)
October 6, 2009

With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.

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