Sunday, January 30, 2011

January Update videolog

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(sorry for blabbering on this film. Hope I am not to boring xD It all went a little fast and I tried to remember everything I wanted to say. Hopefully it gets better, next time :) )


First of all. Thanks for following :) I got 21 followers now.
When I get to 30 I am having a giveaway. So be sure to enter here :)


The six books I read this month:
By Midnight - Mia James
The book of Tomorrow - Cecelia Ahern (no review)
Wings - Aprilynne Pike
Gifted 1 - Marilyn Kaye
Evermore - Alyson Nöel
Matched - Ally Condie


I have planned to have themes on some of my months. Just to be sure to get the books I have planed to read this year read. Since I have made myself some goals. So..

February: Faery Rebels by R.J Anderson (3 books)
April: Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer (4 or 5 books)
June: The Brotherhood of the Black Dagger by J.R Ward (8 books)
August: Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling (7 books, maybe 9)
October: The Dark Material by Phillip Pullman (3 books)
December: The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R Tolkien (3 books - 4 if I get the Hobbit)


So far my plans for February:
Read Faery Rebels by R.J Anderson.
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Divine by Blood by P.C Cast
etc.


~MoonStar~

In my mailbox: videolog

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Here you can tell what kind of books you recived, bought, downloaded etc. During the last week :)

I will continue with a videologg this week too. And this time with light ;) So you can actually see me and the books xD


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Warrior and Witch by Marie Brennan
Paranormalcy b y Kiersten White
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto


Thanks to Stephanie back at The Thoughts of a Book Junky, for sending me all the bookmarks/cards.
As I told I will be posting an update post with links from the cards, so all you guys can check it out to :D


What did you get this week?? Feel free to comment with a link for you own IMM blogpost :)

~MoonStar~

Saturday, January 29, 2011

On my wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.


First of all I really want to own. The Guide to The Brotherhood of the Black Dagger..
My favorite series. 2. of all I wish for book 7 and 8 in this series. Which have come out in norwegian now. So I need to get my hands in those. And the guide :D



Next I wish for is Mermaid Park. This book caught my eyes, because I just love the color combination on the cover. And it sounds really interesting to :P



I am also in some wolfy, werewolf mood and have stumbled over these two books, which I think looks amazing and sounds great :)


At last I fell over Once a Witch. I am very curious on books about witches, since I haven´t really read any yet. So now is the time :P



Have you read any of these. And what did you think..? :) Should I buy them :P
Or have you found some other amazing books you need to share :D
Please feel free to comment and share link for your own wishlist ;)

Are you curious on the books I wish for, just click the picture, and you head over to Goodreads to read about them ;)


~MoonStar~

Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie

About the book:

This is the first book in Ally Condies dystopia n trilogy. The next book Crossed will be released November 1st 2011.
The third book is expected in 2012.

ISBN13: 9780525423645
366 pages


Read: January 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.


The Story:
It´s about Cassia, this young girl. I think she was about 15 years old. She lives in a future society it must be. Where everything is changed from today. They have officials, keeping track on every move they make. And there are many rules who need to be followed.
The Society chooses what people eat, what they wear, what they are allowed to do. Who they should be with etc. Since people who are being matched are the only once allowed to get a family. Since they have to keep the genes under control. Everything is just very stricked.

Short told. Cassia gets matched to a boy. But at the same time she gets to know another boy which she falls in love with at the same time. And everything must be kept a secret since she is breaking like every rule in the society. Will she get caught? And are she the only one who think the Society is wrong in all the rules.


My Opinion:
Amazing written. Even though it sounds like a love story. It is not. The main thing is her development as a person. Growing up in a predicted town, but then one day realizing she has her own opinions and thoughts.

The love is just a smaller bit in the story telling how she evolves. And that makes this story different. It really makes you think about how thinks work and how it could end up in the future.



My Conclusion:
I am loving this book. Without a doubt 6 out of 6 stars :)
I was hooked from the beginning page to the last page. And it´s just sad I need to wait so long for the next book. Because it´s really interesting :D

Short told. This is one of my favorite books :) Guess I will be reading this one again one day :)

So you should really check it out :) It´s something new, not like everything else out there :P

Also check out:
- The books homepage
- Read or add it to your Goodreads


Have you read this book? What did you think.? Feel free to share your link to your review.


~MoonStar~

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Update: my poetry

Well I know.. I am not really an author or writter and never will become one. But I was just cleaning around on my computer when I found som poetry or what I can call it. Written by me. And I wanted to share it with you guys, to hear your honest opinion.
It´s written a long time ago only based on my feelings. Since I usually never writes..

Tre written in 2005:
nr.1
Don´t wanna live.
Don´t wanna die.
What can I do,
I can´t make up my mind.
Just wanna Cry..!


nr.2
Everythings wrong,
I keep messing things up.
Why am I like this.
Please make it STOP



nr.3
In my head I think of you.
In my heart I love you.
In my room I sit all day,
pray.
Hope you´ll love me back one day..!


Two written in 2008:
nr.1
What to do,
whitout you.
Live or Lie

Confused and Cry

Your on my mind,
messing me up.
My head wants you back,
but my heart stopped.

I am so confused.
Was it real or just a dream.


nr.2
Love hurts,
and gives you pain.
Mess you up,
and makes you
insaine.


Four written in 2009:
nr. 1.
So a like
But
So different

Inside – Outside

Military
Fairytale
Discussions
Silent game
Independent
Strong at will

So creative
But
So closed in

Future
Background
Plans
But still
Where is that special little thing?


nr. 2.
Feelings
I felt I wasen´t good enough
I felt I wasen´t strong enough
I felt I was too young
To be the right one

I felt the two of us could fall in love
I felt the two of us could live as one
I felt the magic come
But suddenly it all was gone

I felt the two of us should live apart
I felt the two of us should make a start
I feel the world is waiting for us
To make us both strong and tough


nr 3.
You and me
We are like each other
But so different inside
We are made for each other
But with totally different attitude

We are both so young
But with different plans
We are both independent
But still we need more time

We need to evolve
And get more experience
We don´t have to rush
And settle all down

We have to make experiences
Cause the world is huge
We have to get out there
Cause time is still young

And
If we are lucky

We will meet someone
And settle it down
We may meet each other
Cause time made us strong


nr 4.
Love break
I need some time to figure myself out
I need some time to figure my strength out
I need some time to clear out my view
To find out if I really do
Love you


Have you ever written poetry or something else. When feeling sad or something?

~MoonStar~

Update: News

Hey Guys.

Thanks for following my blogg.. Sorry I haven´t been posting as much as usually lately.
Hopefully I will become myself again soon. Just had a lot on my mind, personal reasons.. So haven´t really been in the mood to write reviews.
And not really had time to read as much as I planned, since my head have been full of a lot of other things.

But during the next week. I plan on posting my reviews, since I got to read some books.
I have finished:
Evermore by Alyson Nöel
Matched by Ally Condie

I am also starting a new book
Gifted by Marilyn Kaye, which are not that long. And I showed it to you in my last IMM videolog.
After that I am planning on reading
Spells by Aprillynne Pike
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
The Mediator by Meg Cabot
and hopefully the third book in P.C Cast triology - Divining by blood. If I can get my hands on it :)

Other then that I will probably have a teaser, a wishlist and a new videoblog. on the way ;) So keep following :)

If you haven´t entered my 30 follower Giveaway. You should hurry up. Since I have 21 now, there are only 9 to go ;) So follow if you enjoy reading my blogg.
And I promise to get better on posting new things :D


~MoonStar~

Monday, January 24, 2011

In my mailbox: videolog

In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. Here you can tell what kind of books you recived, bought, downloaded etc. During the last week :)

And since i made a videlog last week. I decided to try again :)
New books, new place and a new time :P Since I was going to ad it yesterday. But didn´t get to make it. Since I was at my dad´s place. But now it´s done. And I am just so sorry. It´s still pretty dark here :( Even though I got more light in my new apartment.. I guess I have to film during the early day next time ;) But luckily I learn of my mistakes :D

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Lucan by Susan Kearney
Wicca - Book of Shadows by Cate Tiernan
Gifted - Out of sight, Out of mind by Marilyn Kaye
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison
Mediator - Love you to death & High stakes by Meg Cabot

If you click the titel and author you will get to the books own page on Goodreads :)

Have you read any of these? And what did you get in your mailbox.?
You should also check out my 30 follower giveaway ;)

~MoonStar~

Saturday, January 22, 2011

On my wishlist

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.


Here is my weeks wishlist :)




If you click the pictures you will get to each of the books pages on Goodreads :) Where you can read summary, reviews etc.. :)

The first one Angelology by Danielle Trussoni I have been wanting for a very long time. Guess I will be buying it next time I go to Denmark :) But who knows, maybe before :P

The second book Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. I have read a couple of good reviews on here in the blogg world. And I just need to read this book. And I am just loving the cover. So have to have this one, one day :)

The third book A mermaids kiss by Joey W. Hill. I actually haven´t seen any reviews on yet.. Just found it on Goodreads while looking for adult paranormal romance books. And loved all the colors on the cover. And the book sounds really great. Since there are both Angels and mermaids in it :P

The fourth book HexHall by Rachel Hawkins. I have read great reviews for :) And I really want to read somthing with witches :) So this one also gets to go on my wish list this week :)

The last book Delirium by Lauren Oliver. I have also seen a lot of great reviews on here.. So this one also enters my wishlist :P


Read any of these..? And how is your wish list looking these days :)
Please tell my by commenting down bellow :)
Be free to share link to your own wishlist


~MoonStar~

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Series: Vampire Diaries New episodes

Vampire Diaries


Are soon being aired again.
January 27th 2011

Season 2 episode 12 will be aired :)
See a little trailer here


Anyone else looking forward to these episode, other than me :D
I sure am jumping up and down in excitement :)


~MoonStar~

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Teaser: Evermore

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading and it asks us to...

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.


Evermore by Alyson Nöel


You´d think being dead would make a person act a
little nicer, a little kinder. But not Riley. She´s just as bratty, spoiled, and awful as when she was alive.



page 49


I just started this book yesterday :) So far it´s okay :) Probably finish it pretty soon.. So soon to become a review :P

~MoonStar~

Monday, January 17, 2011

Review: Divine by Choice

Divine by Mistake by P.C Cast



About the book:
This book is written by P.C Cast. And is the second book in the Partholon series.
You have to have read the first book of the series, to get the best out of this one :)
ISBN13: 9780373802517
432 pages

Read: December 2010
Language: Norwegian

From Goodreads:

Shannon Parker has finally come to terms with life in the mythical world of Partholon. She loves her centaur husband, her connection to the goddess Epona and the pampering that comes with both! She's almost forgotten her old life on Earth—especially when she discovers she's pregnant….

Then a sudden burst of power sends her back to Oklahoma. Without magic, Shannon can't return to Partholon—and so she needs to find help. Trouble is, it might take the form of a man as tempting as her husband. And along the way she'll discover that being divine by mistake is a lot easier than being divine by choice….


About the Story:
This is the continues story about Shannon Parker. She has a wonderful life in Partholon with her husband, when weird things starts to happen. Then she is being brought back to her old life and something evil follows her true the travel between worlds.
She tries to gain her old life, but everything has changed. After Rhiannon has been living her life, and not really liking it. Rhiannon has made some changes, which makes it more difficult for Shannon to cope in her old life.
But how to get rid of the evil. Because if she wants to return to Partholon to his wonderful husband, she has to get rid of the evil lurking around in her old world.
Will she make it with some help from some friends. And will she be able to return, after getting a hang of her old life back. You have to read to find out ;)

My Opinion:
Great book. Couldn´t cope 100% with the first book. But it was awesome anyway. I read the whole books in like 2 days which is for me insanely fast xD
I just couldn´t put it down because I had to know what would happen. Since I knew there also is a book number 3 :P

My Conclusion:
I give it 4 out of 6 stars.
Based out of the fact that it is not as good as the first one. It´s a little long at some times, where you feel nothing is happening. But in fact things happens. Don´t know if that makes any sense at all xD And I missed all the laughing points. There are not all the fun comments as you found through the whole first book. I missed that. But I can also see that it wouldn´t really have fitted in to the story plot either. But I am really looking forward to read the third book. Which hopefully will arrive in my mailbox soon :P

Also check out:
- Review Book 1- Divine by Mistake
- Review Book 3- Divine by Blood (coming later)
- Giveaway Divine by Mistake
- Add it/read about it on Goodreads
- Authors homepage


Have you read this book? What did you think.? Feel free to share your link to your review.


~MoonStar~


Update: Angel Challenge

Ohh.. Well... I just can´t stop. I just found myself one more fantastic challenge xD Why can´t I stop entering. But this one is just so much me :D Angel books.
Looks like I have to do some shopping though xD
Since I have to read 12 books and by now I only have about 5 books with Angels which I haven´t read yet :P





Click the badge to get more info and to enter :)

To follow my reading, you can see my reviewing list HERE

Sunday, January 16, 2011

In my mailbox: videolog

I have decided to go the extra step an make my first videolog :) It really sucks. And I know I will never think its good enough. So now I will just post it anyway xD
Sorry for me talking not that aloud. and for the very bad lightening. But hopefully I will get better at this by time ;)


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Evermore by Alyson Nöel
Blue Moon by Alyson Nöel
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
Chasing Midnight by Susan Krinard
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Knife by R.J Anderson
Matched by Ally Condie

Sorry I didn´t list the book as I showed them..

What did you think of these books. Read any of them.? And what did you get this week :D Please show me by sharing a link bellow :)


~MoonStar~

30 Follower Giveaway

Well I don´t have that many followers since I am still new. But I have decided that when I reach 30 followers I will give away my 2010 favorite book :)

So If you want to win Divine by Mistake by P.C Cast

You should write a comment about you wanting to enter :) I am not that technical so I will just pull out a random winner myself :) Until I find out how the technical Internet world works :P



First of all you have to be a follower. This will give you 1 lottery.

1 extra lottery each if you:
- Post this picture and links to my homepage in your sidebar on your blogg :)



http://moonstarsfantasyworld.blogpost.com/

- Make a blogg post about my giveaway :)


Please note in the comment how many lotteries you earned (+link for me to see what you have done) and your e-mail address so I can contact the winner :) If you don´t want your email address shown. Just make a link for your blogg. If you just want me to contact you there instead. (but please tell me how you want to be contacted)

Last of all this Giveaway is International as long as the Book Depository or Play has free Delivery to your Country :) Because I will buy it there for the winner. So the book will be new.

The Winner will be found when I have reach about 30 followers :)

If you want to read about the book I am giving away please check out my review.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

On my wishlist


On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click HERE.

Here is my weeks wishlist :)


There are some books which haven´t been released yet. Which I have discovered the past time. And just need to have when they are released :D



Sorry for the bad pictures but it went a little fast :)
So whats on your wishlist. Anything good :) Please share a link :)


~MoonStar~

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Update: A-Z Challenge

I just found myself one more challenge :) A-Z Challenge. Sounds pretty good. Even though I guess I might not be able to complete it. But I will try anyway ;)

If you wanna join. Just click the badge and enter ;)
It´s kind of a challenge + giveaway :)

Some information from The Toughts of a Book Junky:

Welcome to the 2011 A-Z Reading Challenge...
Hosted by Me!

So... here's how its gonna work...

Read 26 books this year ( easy right )
One for each letter of the alphabet.

Here's how to enter:
Make a post with your list of 26 books and link it back here with Mr. Linky.
If you don't have a blog don't worry.. you can post your list on Facebook, Goodreads or where ever you can find... just link to where ever you posted your list!!

When I have your link you will automatically be entered to win 2 books of your choice.. yes thats 2
Any 2 books you want... under $25 each .. I'm not rich here people.

Plus for every book on my list I read there will be another giveaway...
Thats 26 giveaways that you are automatically entered for and all you have to do is particulate.

Pretty great huh. Read books, get free stuff.

Want another reason to join... I'll give you one.

Everyone who joins and sends me their address to my email will get a swag pack.. just for joining.
Signed and unsigned swag including!
Just send me your name and address, and in the subject bar: A-Z Reading Challenge
Email: stephanie_xoxo27@yahoo.com

So what are you waiting for?
Join now!!!
Yes... It's International
And if you don't have your whole list complete just yet... It's OK... just fill it in as you go along!!
Any other questions, feel free to ask... I don't bite!





Well.. I am definitely in :) Are you.? Here are my list of book: so far :)

A Arrow

B By Midnight

C Crescendo

D Dark Flame

E Evermore

F Forgive my Fins

G Glass Houses

H Halo

I

J

K Knife

L Love you to death and High stakes

M Matched

N Need

O Out of Sight and Out of Mind

P Paranormalcy

Q

R Rebel

S Spells

T Twilight

U

V Vampire Academy

W Wings

X

Z


Thats what I got so far. But there will probably become some changes during the year. So you can follow my updated list

HERE



~MoonStar~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Review: Wings by Aprilynne Pike

Wings by Aprilynne Pike


Read: January 2011
Language: English
356 pages

From Goodreads:
Laurel was mesmerized, staring at the pale things with wide eyes. They were terrifyingly beautiful—too beautiful for words.

Laurel turned to the mirror again, her eyes on the hovering petals that floated beside her head. They looked almost like wings.

In this extraordinary tale of magic and intrigue, romance and danger, everything you thought you knew about faeries will be changed forever.


The Story:
It´s about Laurel who is a young girl. In about 15 years I believe. She has grow up in a more or less ordinary family. Though she has always been a little difference, since she has only eaten peaches, fruits and vegetables and drink soda.
She discovers how different she is, when she starts in an ordinary high school. After been home schooled all her life.
While discovering the life of becoming social and gets friends. Her body starts to go through some changes, which she has to find out. Why is happening.
She discovers a lot of new things, whit a little help from some friends.

My Opinion:
This is a really great book. Though it is also available to read to a younger teen. I think myself with my 22 years. Maybe were a little to old for this book. But I loved it anyway.
I got drawn into this new world. And you got to love the characters.
Easy read and it didn´t ruin the book :) Just makes it available for a broader group of people.
There is fairytale, drama and action, love triangle etc. Everything we love in books :P

My Conclusion:
I will give this book a 5 out of 6 stars.
This one was tough rating. Because I don´t think there were enough action and things were a little slow. But the fact that I was drawn to the book and couldn´t really put it down. I have to give it a 5 :) That´s also based out of the fact that bought young and older teenager can read this book :)

Also check out:
- Curious on Wings
- Teaser Wings
- Authors homepage
- Add it on Goodreads
- Review book 2 - Spells (will come in the nearest future)

Have you read this book? What did you think.? Feel free to share your link to your review.


~MoonStar~