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Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Gift of Books and Music

Music and Book Giveaway!

I was going through my room and I came across a Ipod nano I am in no need of and I though to myself: what to do with this? Well I thougt and I am giving it to one of my wonderful followers.
some of the Artist on the Ipod include:
three days grace
vanessa carloton
10 years
and hundreds more
I also have three Audio Books on here: Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and Tale of the Body Theif by Anne Rice.

The Ipod will included a charger and headphones :D

well get to commenting! the winner will be choosen at random from (contest ends March 23 - my birthday)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Darkest Mercy Review

Darkest Mercy
Melissa Marr

The Summer King is missing; the Dark Court is bleeding; and a stranger walks the streets of Huntsdale, his presence signifying the deaths of powerful fey.

Aislinn tends to the Summer Court, searching for her absent king and yearning for Seth. Torn between his new queen and his old love, Keenan works from afar to strengthen his court against the coming war. Donia longs for fiery passion even as she coolly readies the Winter Court for battle. And Seth, sworn brother of the Dark King and heir to the High Queen, is about to make a mistake that could cost his life.

Love, despair, and betrayal ignite the Faery Courts, and in the final conflict, some will win . . . and some will lose everything.

The thrilling conclusion to Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series will leave readers breathless.

I am still reeling from the last installment in Melissa Marr's Faerie Series. I started reading Wicked Lovely, because of something I read on a forum. I picked up the first two books and devoured them. I joined the Rath and Ruins in Aug of 2009 and in doing so I met many great and wonderful people. And even though I am no longer on the Rath I will never regret meeting the people I connected with: Leaf, Amber, Vicky, Lis, Xero, Lily, Euri, Kael, Luz, Heather, Shady and all those whom I connected with In the Dark Court and anybody else that I might have missed. I love you all :)
, Love always Loony <3>

Now for my review
I felt Darkest Mercy wrapped everything up perfectly, though I loved how there could be more to the story if Melissa Marr choose to continue. My opinion on many characters changed so much, I found myself liking Keenan in this book. And I even found myself crushing on Tavish, I know Tavish!. I am so so excited about the events that go on in the Dark Court. I was the most enthralled by the events that took place. I loved Niall in this book, for spoiler reasons I am going to keep silent about why! But I was so happy about the way things worked out in this book. Melissa wrapped up the series beautifully. I have no issues with how the series ended.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am Number Four (book) review

Review: I am Number Four by Pitticus Lore

In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.

The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.

I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.


I will admit I only read I am Number Four because of the movie being released tomorrow. But I am very happy that I have read this book. I am not normally into Science fiction but I very much enjoyed this book. I liked John he was a cool and funny character. He felt real to me despite being an alien he was almost human. Sarah was great as well she is a great female character and Sam made me laugh. And The Dog! I love the dog! The Plot of this book was great, fast paced and yet slows at the same time. It was a great flow I felt, the story flowed together and made me WANT to keep reading. I am very excited for the movie, going to go see it tomorrow if I can. Review of the movie coming as well

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine Day Winner Chosen

Using I have choosen the three winners :D

Congrats to:
Valia Lind- you have won Ash by Malinda Lo

Wilda: You have won Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson

Lis: You have won White Cat by Holly Black

and all three of you have a some swag as well :)

I will be emailing you all shortly, Congratulations and Happy Valentines Day to all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Darkest Mercy first 8 chapters :D

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
Darkest Mercy is the final instalment in Melissa Marr's Faerie Series. A series that I have come to adore and characters that I love. Harper Teen has recently put up the first 8 chapters of Darkest Mercy and I thought I should inform my followers of this. I have read these chapters and I am enthralled! I cannot wait until I can read Darkest Mercy for myself :)
the chapters can be found here:

Sunday, February 6, 2011

World War Z

World War Z
Max Brooks


“The end was near.” —Voices from the Zombie War

The Zombie War came unthinkably close to eradicating humanity. Max Brooks, driven by the urgency of preserving the acid-etched first-hand experiences of the survivors from those apocalyptic years, traveled across the United States of America and throughout the world, from decimated cities that once teemed with upwards of thirty million souls to the most remote and inhospitable areas of the planet. He recorded the testimony of men, women, and sometimes children who came face-to-face with the living, or at least the undead, hell of that dreadful time. World War Z is the result. Never before have we had access to a document that so powerfully conveys the depth of fear and horror, and also the ineradicable spirit of resistance, that gripped human society through the plague years.

Ranging from the now infamous village of New Dachang in the United Federation of China, where the epidemiological trail began with the twelve-year-old Patient Zero, to the unnamed northern forests where untold numbers sought a terrible and temporary refuge in the cold, to the United States of Southern Africa, where the Redeker Plan provided hope for humanity at an unspeakable price, to the west-of-the-Rockies redoubt where the North American tide finally started to turn, this invaluable chronicle reflects the full scope and duration of the Zombie War.

Most of all, the book captures with haunting immediacy the human dimension of this epochal event. Facing the often raw and vivid nature of these personal accounts requires a degree of courage on the part of the reader, but the effort is invaluable because, as Mr. Brooks says in his introduction, “By excluding the human factor, aren’t we risking the kind of personal detachment from history that may, heaven forbid, lead us one day to repeat it? And in the end, isn’t the human factor the only true difference between us and the enemy we now refer to as ‘the living dead’?”

Note: Some of the numerical and factual material contained in this edition was previously published under the auspices of the United Nations Postwar Commission.

Eyewitness reports from the first truly global war

“I found ‘Patient Zero’ behind the locked door of an abandoned apartment across town. . . . His wrists and feet were bound with plastic packing twine. Although he’d rubbed off the skin around his bonds, there was no blood. There was also no blood on his other wounds. . . . He was writhing like an animal; a gag muffled his growls. At first the villagers tried to hold me back. They warned me not to touch him, that he was ‘cursed.’ I shrugged them off and reached for my mask and gloves. The boy’s skin was . . . cold and gray . . . I could find neither his heartbeat nor his pulse.” —Dr. Kwang Jingshu, Greater Chongqing, United Federation of China

“‘Shock and Awe’? Perfect name. . . . But what if the enemy can’t be shocked and awed? Not just won’t, but biologically can’t! That’s what happened that day outside New York City, that’s the failure that almost lost us the whole damn war. The fact that we couldn’t shock and awe Zack boomeranged right back in our faces and actually allowed Zack to shock and awe us! They’re not afraid! No matter what we do, no matter how many we kill, they will never, ever be afraid!” —Todd Wainio, former U.S. Army infantryman and veteran of the Battle of Yonkers

“Two hundred million zombies. Who can even visualize that type of number, let alone combat it? . . . For the first time in history, we faced an enemy that was actively waging total war. They had no limits of endurance. They would never negotiate, never surrender. They would fight until the very end because, unlike us, every single one of them, every second of every day, was devoted to consuming all life on Earth.” —General Travis D’Ambrosia, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

The Zombie war is over and the surviors are telling there story. I found this book to be one of the most interesting I have read in along time. The way it is written, from the Points of View of then men and woman who survived and fought the Zombie war was great. I sometimes felt like these accounts were real. if you are a Zombie fan World War Z is a must read.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Massive Valentines Giveaway!!

Valentines Day Giveaway!
(Ends Feb 14)

Valentines Day is a day of love, and I love all my wonderful followers so I am holding a V-day giveaway... 3 books , 3 winners! and SWAG!!!

here is what you can win!

ASH by Malinda LO

a great retelling of Cinderella! You will love this book (Can't wait for Huntress ^_^)

CLAIRE de LUNE by Christine Johnson

Good Reads:

WHITE CAT by Holly Black (Soft Cover)

Good Reads:

To Win:

+1 for every place you post about this give away (Twitter - Facebook - Blog)

+1 for following me @Pagan_Elina on Twitter

+1 for following this Blog

+1 if you are a member of Shadow bite (Great forum for Vampire Academy fans : )

Please leave your email so if you win I can contact you ^__^

and good lucky and lots of Love from me to you <3>

Good Reads:

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Little Red Riding Hood Illustrated by Daniel Egne'us

Little Red Riding Hood by The Brothers Grimm. Illustrated by Daniel Ege'us

We all know the story of Little Red Riding Hood, it is a classic tail that has caputered readers for centuries. Written in the first voulme of Grimm Faerie tales in 1812 this story has been adapted into many different ways and still capitvates us today. There us even a movie directed by Twilight Director Cathereine Hardwicke
The movie has Amanda Seyfried as Little Red (Valerie) and Gary Oldman as the Hunter (Gary Oldman Fangirl sqee) the movie is set to be released march of this year.
But the real reason behind this post is the beautiful art work of Daniel Egne'us. Below is some pictures I took of the book, when I saw it in Barnes and Nobles yesterday. The art work is beautiful and elgant I love the water color look to it. If you haven't had a chance to pick this book up I highly recomend that you take a look at it.
here is some of the art work: