Friday, November 30, 2012

Kindle Deals (4)

I always see blogs that have a page that show deals for the kindle, and I occasionally find one or two books on there that I would want. I'm more of a YA girl, and seeing as how most my followers are (I'm assuming here) I decided to make a list of the YA books I found that are $3.99 and less for the kindle. There are plenty more Ya books that are on amazon, but these caught my attention because either I have them, I've read them, or I'm dying to read them. :) Just click on the title and it takes you to their amazon page in a new window.
I'm not sure how long these deals will be here so get them while they're available.

$3.99 and above




Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

AUTHOR: Leigh Fallon
PAGES: 342
SOURCE: 2011 secret santa gift

Their love was meant to be.

When Megan Rosenberg moves to Ireland, everything in her life seems to fall into place. After growing up in America, she's surprised to find herself feeling at home in her new school. She connects with a group of friends, and she is instantly drawn to darkly handsome Adam DeRÍs.

But Megan is about to discover that her feelings for Adam are tied to a fate that was sealed long ago—and that the passion and power that brought them together could be their ultimate destruction.

I made the mistake of reading some reviews of Carrier of the Mark before starting it. Therefore, I went into it thinking Twilight. Which didn't bother me too much because I'm not one of those people who absolutely hated it. While I'll agree Carrier of the Mark had some very, VERY close similarities to Twilight it also held its own. If you want to get technical and everything then you have to say this about a lot of the books that came after Twilight. There are even books that came after Harry Potter that were close to it. Books that are close to Vampire Academy. So it's all good and dandy if you want to compare books, but just remember the Authors will have a slightly different take on things. Also I will say a few of my reviews do point out the fact that certain books (if you want to know which ones you'll have to look through my reviews) share these similarities, but I also try to point out the differences in them as well. Instead of just completely tossing it under the bus as a rip-off. I know this may come off as kind of rude, but it's only my opinion.

Now I will get off my soapbox. -steps down-

Carrier of the Mark really is a good story (twilight similarities aside).While the writing was nothing spectacular it was enjoyable. There were parts that sounded magical. It kinda made me want to be in that moment.

"He threw his arms up again. This time the wall rose higher and arched inward, until it finally met above our heads. It was like being underwater, our own private water cave. I could see fish swimming through the liquid ceiling high above us. The sun behind turned the sea dome a shimmering aquamarine. It glittered and sparkled like nothing I had ever seen. " -page 268

I enjoyed Leigh Fallon's take on the elemental aspect of the book, although there were some points where Fionn and the others were trying to explain the Carriers of the mark and the order to Megan that I just plain got confused. I eventually figured it out. It's something about books that have the elements in it that I enjoy. The whole Earth, Fire, Wind, and Air thing gets me. I think it would be interesting to be able to control those, and then there's the fifth one that always pops up later in the story. If you've read any elemental books I'm sure you can guess the fifth one.

I actually adored all the characters as well. It took some of them a bit longer to warm up to our MC, but eventually you knew it was going to happen. I saw Megan as being a lot stronger then other heriones, and her relationship with Adam although, it was insta-love -sigh- I still liked it better then others. Oh and as of right now I didn't notice a love triangle. Thank you Leigh Fallon!

Needless to say I'm extremely excited for Shadow of the mark.

Friday, November 2, 2012

I Vlog...randomness

Cover Revealed: Better late than never

Guess what time it is? That's right I've collected more awesome book covers that have been revealed in the past month or two (maybe 3 I can never remember) Sorry if you've already seen them, but I like to do a post with more then just one that way we can love them all at once. :)

To learn what series they belong to just hover over the picture. :) Along with that I added my own little thoughts. I can be clever when I want. :)

I hope in doing this I'm able to bring you some covers you may have not seen.

A new book by Mary Lindsey her first which was Shattered Souls was really good.

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