Sunday, 20 March 2011

Weekly Update (#2)

Happy Sunday Everyone! 

How was your week? Hope you have all had a fantastic one - we have! 

Over the past few days we have been working so hard on our next giveaway & we're so excited for you guys to see some of the brilliant prizes we've got lined up. 
We hope you like them. 
We will be revealing more details soon.  

We're also on count down for our new blog design. 
Hopefully, it should be with us in about 6 weeks - 
Our fingers are crossed. We can't wait to see how it turns out. 
Donna's Books 

I haven't brought any books this week nor have I swapped any books,  so I thought it would be good to show you what books that i've got, BUT haven't read. 
 Most of the books are for the Kindle but there's a few in there that I'm reading to review for NetGalley. If you've read any of them, I'd love to hear your thoughts - Leave us a comment below :) 

In order of appearance of pictures 
Hereafter Girl Wonder Glimmerglass Dreaming Anastasia Dead Beautiful Delirium| Starcrossed Savannah Grey 
Jessica's Books

Like Donna, I haven't really bought anymore books or swapped any. So here are some books that I will be starting in the next couple of months. I own all the books and at the moment they are collecting dust (Noooo). I'm almost done with my current read so it won't be long before I dust them off and get started! So many books, so little time. Literally.
Let me know what you guys think. Have you read any of these? Are they good and would you recommend them in the future? Leave us a comment below :)

In order of appearance in pictures
Angel | Unearthly | Firelight | Paranormalcy | The Hunger Games | The Replacement
Cover Reveals 

Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires #11) 
By Rachel Caine

There isn't a blurb yet for the book as it's not released until November 1st, 2011. Once we get some information - we will update you straight away. 

What do you think of the cover? Personally, I do like it! But I'm eager to see what the UK cover will be like. I always tend to love them more. 

What do you think of the series? I love it, although I feel that Fade Out (Book 7) & Kiss of Death (Book 8) wasn't the best, I still plan on reading the rest of the books. My favourite character's are of course, Clare & Shane. I'm really glad Rachel paired them together  and I think they make a fantastic couple :) 

Enshadowed (Nevermore #2) 
By Kelly Creagh

Release date: January 24th, 2012
What do you all think to the cover for Enshadowed? I love it. I like that they've kept the same models. I like that Varen is further away from Isobel I guess signifying his entrapment into the 'Dream World'. I really like it :)

Blurb: While Varen remains a prisoner in the dream-world, Isobel is haunted by his memory. He appears to her in her dreams and soon, even in her waking life. But is she just imagining it? Isobel knows she must find a way back to Varen. She makes plans to go to Baltimore. There, she confronts the figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster—the same dark man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams, calling himself "Reynolds." 

Isobel succeeds in interrupting the Toaster's ritual and, in doing so, discovers a way to return to the dream-world. Soon, she finds herself swept up in a realm which not only holds remnants of Poe's presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen's innermost self. It is a dark world comprised of fear, terror, and anger. When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. With his mind poisoned by the dream world, he becomes a malevolent force, bent on destroying all—even himself. Now Isobel must face a new adversary, one who also happens to be her greatest love. 

What do you think of the series so far? I'm probably one of the few that really enjoyed the first one. Although Nevermore had its faults like being a little slow in places and the characters being undeveloped and nothing much happening until the end. I still devoured the first one, and it left me wanting to find out what happens to Varen in the 'Dream world' and how Isobel will save him from his fate. So I'm really looking forward to reading this.  -  Jess 
Book's to look out for in 2011

Jess and I found a couple of books that we thought looked quiet interesting. There not released yet so take a peak, let us know what you think and add them to your to be read lists. 

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamiliton 
Release Date: October 1st, 2011

The Blurb: Orphaned and picking pockets in London’s Charing Cross station to support not only herself, but her ‘family’ of orphans, sixteen year-old Tiki steals the Queen’s ring and thinks she’s solved their problems. That is, until Rieker, a pickpocket from the North End, suspects her in the theft and tells her that the ring is really a reservoir that holds a truce between the British and Faerie courts.

When he warns her that the fey will do anything, including murder, to recover the ring, Tiki is unsure whether to believe him or not. To complicate matters, Rieker seems to know something about the unusual birthmark on Tiki’s wrist. But 

when Tiki and her family are threatened the game changes.

So, what are your thoughts? I think it sounds fab. Can't wait for it! 

A Beautiful Drak by Jocelyn Davies
Release Date: September 27th, 2011

The Blurb: Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums. 

She never questioned if the stories were true. 

Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want—only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing. 

High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can’t stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens—or somewhere darker.

Sounds good or what? Don't forget to tell us what you think.

Jess Art
Now some of you may know and some of may not know but Jessica is pretty good at making fan art (mostly banners and icons) of her favorite actors, actresses. She has yet to make some for her favorite books and its characters. But she will be posting some of her art here and there when its done. If there is a particular banner you would like made for a forum you are a member of, then just leave her a comment below along with your email so that she can send you your art when its done. 

So, watch this space for some upcoming 'Jess art' :)
Well I think that's it for this weeks updates guys. We hope its come in handy and was useful to you some how. We'll keep posting our reviews as we go.  

We hope you've enjoyed this weeks update. Keep checking up for new posts. Keeeeep blogging :)

Donna & Jessica 


bex said...

My week has been extremely busy, so sadly I haven't had time for much reading at all. Luckily that'll change now though!

It seems like you both have some great books to read! As for the books to look out for, I looved the 'A Beautiful Dark' cover! And I'm definitely looking forward to see some of Jess' art! How exciting. :D

Book Passion for Life said...

Thanks Bex - There are some fab books that we have to read, I can't wait but its finding time to read them all. Lol

A Beautiful Dark cover is really pretty - I'm excited to read that one.

I'm looking forward to seeing Jess's art too :)

Book Passion for Life said...

I really can't wait for 'A Beautiful Dark' it just sounds so 'om nom nom nom' I read the blurb and fell in love with Asher and Devin straight away! Lol.

I shall get some art posted soon. Its a matter of finding the right images. There aren't any actors yet so I'll have to use the cover models lol.