Monday, February 28, 2011

Update: I am busy

Hi guys..

Just wanna let you know why I am not here as much as before..
I haven´t had the time, since I work a lot a lot.. On my new work. And when I finally has free I am at my dad´s place. Which makes it difficult, since some of my books are at my dads place and others at my own place.
And I have many of them still in boxes.

But soon that will change. Though I haven´t had time to it now. Since there have just been an vacation.. And my family from Denmark has been here to visit me. And I haven´t seen them since Christmas.. And the next time I will see them is in April. So that´s really weird, since I am used to see them like all the time.
Well. Thats why I haven´t been blogging lately, and the recent I will be a little gone in the future. Is that I am now an aunt. And I am cross stitching a picture for my nephew. Which I am giving him a a gift in april. But I am far from finished. And everybody keeps saying I will not make it. So I have to prove them wrong. and really take a grip and stitch as a maniac. And that has to mean I need to sacrifice my reading. So that´s why I am not that much updated.. But I will come back soon.
Probably sooner then later since I am hooked at the blogging world..xD
Wish you all great reading times. And hope that you will return to my blogg, when I return ;)


~MoonStar~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giveaway Winner: Divine by Mistake

Divine by Mistake Giveaway Winner



Sorry I haven´t got to post the winner of this awesome book before now. But finally I got time to find a winner. And the winner is (drum rolls)

Naj
check out her awesome blogg
Unputdownable books

I just contacted you on your email :) And If you don´t answer within 1 week. I will have to giveaway the book to another entered blogger :)

Hope you enjoy the book, and looking forward to your review.

For those of you who didn´t win. You should all check out the book ;) And please feel free to share link to your review if you read this awesome book.


~MoonStar~

New books: Ebooks for free :)

I haven´t bought myself any ebook reader yet. But I have found myself some free ebooks I have already downloaded :D So now I am just missing the ebook reader :P

This is what I got :)







Want to now more about the books just click on the pictures. Or check out these pages:
All Romance
eHarlequin


Have you read or heard anything about these books? I know nothing about them xD Just chose them randomly :P
Know any other pages were you can get free ebooks. Please feel free to share :D


~MoonStar~

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Update: New books for new bloggers

Attention to all new bloggers.

Check out New Books for New Bloggers.

Available for bloggers who have been blogging less then 6 months or have less than 50 followers.
You get tips in the blogging world. And the opportunity to win all new released books, to blog about.


~MoonStar~

Friday, February 18, 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.


I have actually already bought most of the books I am really craving for to get this week. And many of the books I really want I have already posted about.

But on top of my list are:

This is the Norwegian edition of The Brotherhood of the Black Dagger 8 by
J.R Ward.

Other then this one. I would really love to own:
Forgive my Fins by Terra Lynn Childs
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels


Have you read any of these?? What did you think?


~MoonStar~

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In my mailbox: videolog (books & series)

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 :)

Since I didn´t make an IMM last week. And didn´t get to make it this Sunday.. I guess now is the time. :D Here is a little videolog. With what kind of books and series I got for the two last weeks :D


video

I am sorry it went so fast.. But I made this video Sunday like 15 minutes before I had to drive to work xD So I was kind of in a hurry.
But If you are curious on some of the books or DVD´s I got. You can check out my links for IMDB or Goodreads bellow :D

My books:
Twilight Phantasies written by Maggie Shayne
The Darkest Night written by Gena Showalter
Gifted 2 - Better Late then Never written by Marilyn Kaye
Raised by Wolves written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

My DVD series:
True Blood season 1
Sabrina Teenage Witch season 1
H2O Just add Water season 1
Being Human season 1&2


Have you read any of the books? Or seen any of these shows? What do you think of them? :)

~MoonStar~

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Review: Sweep 1 by Cate Tiernan

Sweep - The Book of Shadows

by Cate Tiernan

About the book:
This is the first book of a series called Sweep written by Cate Tiernan. And there are 15 books at all. Right now they are getting published again, where there are 3 books put into one.

The other books are called:
2. The Coven
3. Blood Witch
4. Dark Magick
5. Awakening

6. Spellbound
7. The Calling
8. Changeling
9. Strife
10. Seeker
11. Origins
12. Eclipse
13. Reckoning
14. Full Circle
15. Night´s Child


ISBN13: 9780142409862
176 pages


Read: February 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:

Morgan thinks witchcraft is laughable when her best friend Bree drags her to a meeting of the Cirrus Coven. But during a ceremony led by Cal, Morgan's long-time crush, Morgan feels a shock. Suddenly everything looks brighter, clearer. Morgan doesn't want to get involved with witchcraft-but she feels like witchcraft is choosing her.


The Story:
This book is about Morgans daily life. A new boy starts to go on her school. He is mystic and nice to everyone. They become friends and he introduces her to Wicca. A religion for witches.
But this creates some problems for Morgan, since her family is very religious, christians (I think it was). So how does she find a solution to the problem. When she feels that she has a special call for Wicca.
Other then her new identity creation in religion, there are also other teenage related issues in this story. As frindproblems, jalousi, boyfriends etc. Which we all kn

ow from the real life.


My Opinion and Conclusion:
This book disappointed me a bit. Since nothing really happened. Other then you followed her daily life. And that just wasn´t good enough for me. But if your just looking for some entertainment and to live as someone else for a little while, you would probably like this book.

Though this book soothes someone a little younger then me :P Since the main character is only 13 years.

But all in all I have decided to give it only 2 stars out of 6. Since I didn´t get that much out of it myself.

Though I have seen a lot of great reviews on goodreads an other blogs. So this was probably not the book for me. But for someone else :P


Also check out:
- Read about or add to your Goodreads
- The Authors homepage


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


~MoonStar~

Friday, February 11, 2011

Curious: Adult Paranormal Romance

I haven´t read that much adult Paranormal Romance yet. Only the series Brotherhood of the Black Dagger by J.R Ward. Which is my favorite series :)
And I would like to read more books in that genre :)
And after following some blogs with adult books, I have found myself some books who I think look interesting and I want to look some closer on.






You can click the picture to get to each of the books site on Goodreads :)
Have you read any of these? What did you think of it :) Any suggestion to which I should check out first :)

If you like Adult Paranormal Romance etc.like me you should check out these great blogs :)
Bitten by Paranormal Romance
Pages of Forbidden Love
Rabid Reads
Reading the Paranormal

And if you have other great books you would like to suggest me to read :) Then please feel free :)


~MoonStar~



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Review: Knife by R.J Anderson

Knife by R.J Anderson

About the book:
This is the first book of a series called Faery Rebel written by R.J Anderson. My first book was called Knife, but you can also find it by the title Spell Hunter.

The second book is called either Rebel or Wayfarer. And the third book Arrow.
The fourth book of this series is sat to be published in 2012 and will probably be named Swift.

ISBN13: 9780061554742
327 pages


Read: February 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
Forget everything you think you know about faeries. . . .

Creatures full of magic and whimsy?

Not in the Oakenwyld. Not anymore.

Deep inside the great Oak lies a dying faery realm, bursting with secrets instead of magic. Long ago the faeries mysteriously lost their magic. Robbed of their powers, they have become selfish and dull-witted. Now their numbers are dwindling and their very survival is at stake.

Only one young faery—Knife—is determined to find out where her people's magic has gone and try to get it back. Unlike her sisters, Knife is fierce and independent. She's not afraid of anything—not the vicious crows, the strict Faery Queen, or the fascinating humans living nearby. But when Knife disobeys the Faery Queen and befriends a human named Paul, her quest becomes more dangerous than she realizes. Can Knife trust Paul to help, or has she brought the faeries even closer to the brink of destruction?

Talented newcomer R. J. Anderson creates an extraordinary new fantasy world and weaves a gripping tale of lost magic, high adventure, and surprising friendship in which the fate of an entire realm rests on the shoulders of one brave faery rebel.


The Story:
This book is about a little fairy who lives in a fairy community. But despite what all the other fairies have told her about the outside and the human. This one is a dreaming, adventures looking fairy. She wants to go out side to explore the world and be free, but still she wants to some how follow the fairy rules of the Oak.
Knife becomes the Oaks new Hunter, which makes her allowed to fly out of the Oak. And she do this a lot. Because it´s everything she has ever dreamed about. But what happens when she one day get caught by a human being. How will she get back and what will the human do to her and her community.

And whats up with all the rules of the Oak. It hasn´t always been like that, but why did it become like this. And how can the Oak return to its great community, as it once was. Can Knife be able to find a cure and bring back the magic to the other Fairies.

My Opinion and My Conclusion:
I had really high expectations for this book. Which they didn´t full fill 100%. But it was close. All in all I liked the book. It was fairytale, fairies, adventure etc. Everything I want in a book xD

Though it still missed something. Sometimes I felt like it was to long without anything happening, and thats why I have decided to give it a 4 out of 6 stars :)

And I think this is a good book for young girls in the age of 13 and up.


Also check out:
- Read about or add to your Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- Review book 2 Rebel (coming soon)
- Review book 3 Arrow (coming soon)


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


~MoonStar~

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teaser: Halo

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.


Halo av Alexandra Adornetto


When I talked to Gabriel about it, he said I wasn´t ready to understand right now, but that o
ne day I would. "Address the things you can address," was his advice.

Page 339



I just started this book yesterday :) Only on page 100 now, but I have a feeling that things start to get good now. So far not much have happened yet. But good book so far :)

I love the cover, it is just so amazingly pretty :P

Have you read it? Or is this book on your TBR list? What do you think about it?
If you haven´t heard of it before. Just click the picture, to get to it´s page on Goodreads, were you can read more about this book :)


~MoonStar~

Review: Gifted 1 by Marilyn Kaye

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
by Marilyn Kaye

About the book:
This is the first book in a series called Gifted written by Marilyn Kaye. There are about 6 books in the series and they are called:
2. Better late than never
3. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

4. Finders Keepers
5. Now you see me
6. Speak no evil

ISBN13: 9780753416495
222 sider


Read: January 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
Thirteen year old Queen-of-mean Amanda Beeson, wakes up one morning in the wrong body. She's become lonely, unfashionable Tracey Devon - one of Amanda's targets for bullying. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and at school, has the ability to turn invisible. Amanda sets out to rescue her one-time victim from obscurity - as well as rescuing herself from Tracey's life!

The Story:

Amanda is the most popular girl at the school. And mean to everyone, never saying anything kind to anyone. What other people those not know is that she isn´t kind to anyone, because if she gets sympathy for another person, she can change into them.

One day Amanda wakes up, but she is no longer Amanda. She is now the school geek called Tracy. But the problem is that Amanda doesn´t know how to become herself again. And therefor has to live Tracy´s life as good as possible, without anyone noticing the truth.
But it´s really difficult for her, since Tracy and Amanda are so different, like day and night.
But as she gets to know the truth about Tracy she gets more and more interesting in this other girl. Which obviously is not a normal girl. But what are Tracy? And what are Amanda?

Can Amanda find a solution to the mystery by her self or can she get some help, without getting reviled as Amanda.

My Opinion:
Awesome book which caught my eye from the first to the last page :) The book is not that tick and I liked it. Because the got so much in on so few pages :) It was really a treat to read.

And even though the main character is about 13 years old. I still loved the book and was suck into the story. The whole time :)

My Conclusion:
I will give this book 6 stars out of 6. Easy short and interesting the whole time. Because you keep on reading to find out whats up with Tracy and if Amanda ever get caught.

And I think this book is a good book for girls in the age of 10 to 15 :)
And I know I am going to read the rest of the series. The sequel is already been ordered :P

Also check out:
- Review of book 2 (coming soon)
- The series homepage
- Read about or add to Goodreads

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


~MoonStar~

Monday, February 7, 2011

Update: letter from AZ Challenge

When I entered AZ Challenge I got a little letter in the mailbox :P With some cards.
Bookmarks / commercials / visit cards

On them there were some links I would like to share with you guys :)


1) I got a sticker from The Body Finder.
I haven´t read the book myself. And don´t really know what it´s about. But I have seen some pretty good ratings of the book :) So you should probably check it out :)

2) Stephanie Sanders visit card. She is the person behind the whole AZ reading Challenge ;) So you should check out her blog: The Thoughts of a Book Junky!
Or follow her on Twitter or Goodreads :)


3) Emma Michaels visit card. A young debut author. You should check out her Blog or Goodreads profil :) And also check out her book: The Thirteenth Chime

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4) Anastasia Hopcus bookmark. A young debut author. Check out her book: Shadow Hills. I sure am going to :P You could also check out her homepage or Goodreads profil :)


5) The last thing I got was a bookmark for Jen Nadol´s debut book The Mark.
You should check out her homepage or her Goodreads profil. The book looks amazing :P I have to look closer on it. :P

Sunday, February 6, 2011

On my wishlist: series

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.


Normally I would write about all the books I wish for. But this week I want to make it a little different :) This week it´s my Wish list in DVD series :) Since I love watching series on Television. And I own a lot of them :P


I really want to own these:





Though I have already watched all of the episodes of Vampire Diaries and Charmed. I just have to own theme :D And the others I have watched many of the episodes, but would really like to watch them from the beginning to the end :D

If your bored. You could check out these series on IMDB
- Angel
- Buffy
- Charmed
- Roswell
- Vampire Diaries

Have you seen any of these? Or do you own any of them? What do you think about them?

~MoonStar~

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Review: Evermore by Alyson Nöel

Evermore by Alyson Nöel



About the book:
Evermore is the first book in the Immortals series written by Alyson Nöel.
There are so far 5 books in the series. Which I probably will read all of them, since I got the 4 first books. The other books are called: Blue Moon, Shadowland, Dark Flame and Night Star.

ISBN13: 9780312532758
356 pages


Read: January 2011
Language: English

From Goodreads:
Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch. Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded her as a freak at her new high school—but everything changes when she meets Damen Auguste…

Ever sees Damen and feels an instant recognition. He is gorgeous, exotic and wealthy, and he holds many secrets. Damen is able to make things appear and disappear, he always seems to know what she’s thinking—and he’s the only one who can silence the noise and the random energy in her head. She doesn’t know who he really is—or what he is. Damen equal parts light and darkness, and he belongs to an enchanted new world where no one ever dies.


The Story:
It´s about this teenage girl called Ever, who lives with her aunt. After both her parents, her sister and her dog died in a car accident. Where she was the only surviver.

But after the accident thing started to change. Before she was a popular cheerleader girl at her school. But know she is hiding away under her big hooded sweater.
Ever has got the ability to read other peoples aura, which make her capable to understand what people are thinking, by just looking at them. So mostly she just hide away and don´t look at people. Until one day when a new guy arrives at her school.
The weird thing is does not have an aura. So what is he or are there something wrong with Ever. Or is this boy actually dead.?
Since the only person Ever have meet who does not have an aura, is the ghost of her little sister. So what is going on?? And why do Ever even see the ghost of her sister.

My Opinion:
I had really big expectations for this book. So it didn´t really measure up.
I think it was to boring in the beginning. Not much happened. So I had to force myself to continue reading. I think there were one time in the book were I was like.. Wow whats happening I need to continue reading. And it only lasted for about 20-30 pages. And thats just not good enough for me.. I really wanted to like this book, since I have heard only amazing words about it.

The story is just to ordinary and to long, without anything special happening. Sorry.

My Conclusion:
I have only given this book a 2 out of 6 stars. I am really sorry. As I said I really wanted to love this book. But it just didn´t measure with my expectations.

But I must admit. I think maybe this book would be really good for young teenage girls in the age of 12-15, who wants to explore the new world of Fantasy. I think it might be a good debut to the fantasy world.

Also check out:
- Teaser Evermore
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- Review book 2 - Blue Moon (coming soon)


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


~MoonStar~