Monday, May 30, 2011

What are you reading?

This is a weekly meme hosted by One Person's Journey Through A World Of Books. It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I haven´t really done much reading lately :( And I wish I had read much more. Hopefully I will in the summer time. :) Just have to get in a better mood. I´ve been kind of crappy lately, and I have no clue why. But hopefully soon I will be on top again :)


What I read last week



What I am currently reading


What I am planning to read


I am also reading some other books. Though they are not Fantasy related. So I will not be reviewing them here.
- Rottekongen by Einar A. Lund (a Norwegian childrens book, I got for reviewing)
- Seduce Me by Anne Rainey (an erotic romance book)

Though I have only started Wherever you Go, so I am not reading it all the time. I am reading it, when I am on travel :)
And as you can see on my blog I was planning to read Rogue by Rachel Vincent. Though I never got the time to it :( I need to get to it soon. But at the same time my summer was planning to be a re-reading summer, and that´s why I am starting Harry Potter series again. But hopefully also read a lot of other books :)

Btw. I am starting with the Harry Potter series, since it got the most votes in my poll. Of which series to start reading first :) Thanks everyone for voting and helping me out :)

What have you read? And what are you planning to read??

~MoonStar~

Saturday, May 28, 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 :)



This week I wish for a sequel and a number 1 in another series.
Gone by Michael Grant.
Which I have been looking for everytime I go to the book store.
Though I think it is to expensive here in Norway.






The second book is the sequel to Shiver.
Which I just finished reading.
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Which I really have to read, since the first book was just adorable :)






And last but not least I have a norwegian book on my wishlist.
A YA book with half gods and godesess.
Halvgudene by Mari Moen Holsve
Which I think look very interesting. And I really wanna buy it. But again. Books in Norway are not cheap :(



So this was my wishlist lately. What do you wish for?? :)
And what did you think of my list :)

~MoonStar~


Friday, May 27, 2011

Review: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


The Book:
This is the first book of Maggie Stiefvaters trilogy The Wolves of Mercy Falls.
The first book was released in 2009. The second book Linger in 2010. And the third book Forever is going to be released in July 2011.

ISBN13: 9780545123266
392 pages

Read: May 2011
Language: English

Summary: (from Goodreads)
the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.
the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.


The Story:
Grace was attacked by a pack of wolves when she was a little girl. But was saved by one of them. While she is growing up she feels a special bond to one of the wolves. Who often watches here and keeps an eye on her.
One day she meets this wonderful boy, but feels like they have known eachother forever. And they fall in love. Though there are many questions and mysteries who are left unsolved. Will they figure it out and find the solution?

My Opinion:
This is the cutest love story I have read in ages. Or maybe ever :)
There is not really any action and so on, as there normally is in paranormal books.
But it doesn´t have too. This is the cutest most adorable love story anyway :D
So I decided to give it a 5 out of 6 stars.
Since I more then once was sitting and awwwing of the story. Because it was just adorable. They are so cute together :) And Sam has a charm who could melt any girls heart :P
So If your looking for a cozy read :) This is it :)

I so have to read the second book :) To find out how everything will go with the cute couple and the whole wolfie thing :)

Also check out:
- Read about or add to Goodreads
- Authors homepage
- My review of book 2 (coming later)


Have you read this book? Or are you planning to? What did you think :)

~MoonStar~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Teaser: Divergent

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.

Divergent by
Veronica Roth


His fingers spring apart, and he straightens. Some of the weight on my chest lifts now that he isn´t touching me. I fear his shifting moods. They show me something unstable inside of him, and instability is dangerous.


Page 311



I haven´t read this one yet. But it was on top of my wishlist. Since I have heard heaps of good stuff about it. So really excited. Guess I will be loving it :)
Have you read it? What did you think? :)

~MoonStar~

Teaser: Die for Me

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.

Die for me by
Amy Plum



"Hello, is this Georgia? Vincent here. Should I have cleared this date with you before taking your sister out?" He laughed, and I could tell Georgia was working her irresistible charm on him already.

Page 135



I haven´t read this one yet. But guess I will love it :D
Have you read it??

~MoonStar~

Sunday, May 22, 2011

In my mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme by The Story Siren. Here you tell what kind of books you got lately. Recieved, Bought, Borrowed etc. They all count ;)

Got through R.A.K
Not so long ago I got a mail from Elin, who have the blog The Norwegian BookGirl and the norwegian blog Bokelskerinnen.
I went all over the top when I found out she wanted to give me 2 books, and not just any 2 books. But the new released books, who were on top of my wishlist. She bought me:

Thank you, thank you so much. You really made my day. Or that would be days :D

Bought
Though I also bought myself some books :) Just couldn´t help it :) Again again :p Though I have told myself now, I gotta stop. And try to save some money. But I got these during some time:





The Norwegian books of:



Have you read any of these? And what did you think of them? Or are you planning to read them?

~MoonStar~

Saturday, May 21, 2011

On my wishlist: Partholon

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 :)


I have recently read the 1, 2 and 3 book in Partholon series, written by P.C Cast.
I got them in Norwegian. And I though they were a trilogy.
Though I have found out there are more books to the series. And I love this series. So I gotta have them :D


The first one is a prequel to the whole story. And it´s called Divine Beginnings.
The second picture is of book number 4, called Elphame´s Choice.
The third and last picture is book 5, called Brighid´s Quest.

Click the pictures to get to the books page on Goodreads :)

Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
You just noticed these books, check out my other reviews ;)
- Book 1, Divine by Mistake
- Book 2, Divine by Choice
- Book 3, Divine by Blood

Did you just got curious, and wanna read these once??

~MoonStar~

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Review: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White


The Book:
This is the first book in a new trilogy written by Kiersten White. The sequel is being released July 2011, and is called Supernaturally. And bought books have got heaps of good reviews in the blog world :)

ISBN13: 9780061985843
335 pages

Read: May 2011
Language: English
Published: 2010

Summary: (from Goodreads)
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even tho
ugh she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

The Story:
It`s mostly about Evie and her life. She lives on a paranormal center. With all kind of paranormals. Where they help out the different kind, ind how to succeed in the world. By giving them jobs to do at the center and tracking them. To know where they are.
Though thinks show up. And paranormals gets found dead. But what killed them?
And why? Evie tries to find out. But on her way, she meets this boy :P
And then there were this X-boyfriend, who keeps showing up. And not always in the good ways. So will she find the solution, with all the things going on...

My Opinion:
I absolutely loved this book :) I had pretty high expectations for this one. Because off all the fuss around on everyone else´s blogs. And now I finally got to see what it was all about. And I damn sure didn´t get disappointed :) hehe
So what can I say. 6 out of 6 stars. Says it all :P

There were everything. Lots of action, love and mystery. And it kept me going the whole way trough :) So what can I say. I will keep it short. Read it ;)

Also check out:
- Add to or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage

Have you read this book? What did you think?
Are you just as excited about the sequel as me :P

~MoonStar~

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curious: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater


Curious: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

The thrilling conclusion to #1 bestselling Shiver trilogy from Maggie Stievater

In Maggie Stiefvater's SHIVER, Grace and Sam found each other. In LINGER, they fought to be together. Now, in FOREVER, the stakes are even higher than before. Wolves are being hunted. Lives are being threatened. And love is harder and harder to hold on to as death comes closing in.


I have just finished the first book in the triology The Wolves of Mercy Falls, called Shiver. Though I haven`t read Linger yet. I know I will love it. And already looking forward to the third book Forever, who will be released in July 2011. This love story is just 100% adorable <3

Have you read any of these? And what did you think about them?
Looking forward to the third one??

If you wanna read more about the third book, just click the picture. And it will head you over to the books Goodreads page ;)

~MoonStar~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teaser: Wherever you go

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.


Wherever you go by Heather Davis

"Wasn`t Scott the one who broke up with you on Valentine`s?"
Marisa threw up her hands. "Yes. But that is not the point. Are you listening to me? It`s not going to be the same ever. You can`t wish it back the way it was and have it happen."

Page 136



I haven´t started reading this one yet. But it looks and sound interesting. So It´s probably the next ebook I will be reading :) Have you read this one? Or planning to? What do you think?

~MoonStar~

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In my mailbox

In my mailbox is a weekly meme by The Story Siren. Here you tell what kind of books you got lately. Recieved, Bought, Borrowed etc. They all count ;)

I got some new stuff.. But unfortunately I don´t got the time to make an videolog since I am leaving for Denmark to night. To visit my little brother who is turning 18 today :) YaY.. But he will always be my babybrother :P

But anyway. Back to the books.


These are the norwegian editions of
The Darkest Whisper by Gena Showalter
Rouge by Rachel Vincent

I also got:
The Scorpion Queen by Alexis Ke (ebook version from Goodreads - Thanks to Red Sage Publishing
The left hand of God by Paul Hoffman (norwegian edition on sale)Kobling

So thats what I got :) What did you get??
Looking forward to more mail :D I am :P

~MoonStar~



Saturday, May 14, 2011

Update: April month

How was April?

Well other then I have been really bad at blogging last month. And for not talking about. Really late out with my april wrap up monthly update xD Since we are already almost halfway into May.
But anyway.
I got a lot of books read though :)
Normally I make a video as an update. But I don´t got time for it. Since my brother is turning 18 :) So I am leaving in the middle of the night, so I can be in his party tomorrow.
I live in Norway and he lives in Denmark, so It´s kind of a long trip, for a birthday :) But he means the world to me <3
So since I don´t got time for making a videolog, I will just mention the books.

I got to read:
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer - 5 out of 6 stars
Sleeping Beauty:Vampire Slayer by Maureen McGowan - 5 out of 6 stars
Cinderella:Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan - 5 out of 6 stars
Divine by Blood by P.C Cast - 5 out of 6 stars
The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale by Christine Bell - 5 out of 6 stars

So as you can see I had a pretty good month :D With all 5 star books.

Other then these books I have also read other books, though only reviewed them on my Norwegian blog, since they are not Fantasy related :)
But may as well show you guys my ratings ;)
Elephant Talk by Ann Downer - 5 out of 6 stars (a book about elephant communication)
Twilight Graphic novel vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer - 4 out of 6 stars

Favorite: My favorite this month must be Nightshade :) Loved it :)

Next month looking forward too: Paranormalcy and Shiver

So what did you read during the last month? And what was your favorite.?
And what are you mostly looking forward to read in may?

~MoonStar~

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Review: Divine By Blood by P.C Cast

Divine by Blood written by P.C Cast


The Book:
This is the third book of the Partholon series written by P.C Cast.
The first book was called Divine by Mistake (2001) and the second book Divine by Choice (2006)
Though she have added more books to the series during the years.
Divine Beginnings (a prequel, from 2009)
Elphames Choice (book 4, from 2004)
Brighids Choice (book 5, from 2005)

ISBN13: 9780373802913
432 pages


Read: April 2011
Language: Norwegian

Summary: (from Goodreads)
Conceived in a lie and trapped in a tree throughout her gestation, Morrigan's birth was truly magical. After that start, she spent the next eighteen years raised as a normal girl in Oklahoma.

Upon discovering the truth of her heritage, her rage and grief take on a power of their own, carrying her back to the world of Partholon. Yet, instead of being respected as the daughter of the Goddess Incarnate, Morrigan feels like a shunned outsider.

In her desperation to belong to Partholon, she confronts forces she can't fully understand or control. And soon a strange darkness draws closer…

The Story:
This story is mostly about Rhiannons daughter Morrigan. Who finds about her heritage. That her mother once was high priestess for a goddess in another world.
But things get complicated when you find out that everything you knew about yourself and your life, shows up to be one big lie. So who is she really? And what is she suppose to do with her life?
Will she find all her answers in the other world.?
KoblingMy Opinion:
I liked this book, it was great entertainment. Though I didn`t like it as much as the first one. There wasn`t that much humor in this one, but still the story was ok.
I like the little romance parts and the whole to worlds, so different, but with same people. If you read the books, you understand what I mean :P Like the idea and the story.
So I gave this book a 5 out of 6 stars :)

It kept me entertained the whole way. And looking forward to read the rest of the series :) Just hope they will translate them to norwegian. Since I have read this series in norwegian so far. :)

Also check out:
- My review on book 1
- My review on book 2
- Add or read about on Goodreads
- Authors homepage

Have you read this book? And what did you think.? Or are you planning to read it :)

~MoonStar~

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Curious: Luminous


Luminous av by Dawn Metcalf

As reality slips and time stands still, Consuela finds herself thrust into the world of the Flow. Removed from all she loves into this shifting world overlapping our own, Consuela quickly discovers she has the power to step out of her earthly skin and cloak herself in new ones-skins made from the world around her, crafted from water, fire, air. She is joined by other teens with extraordinary abilities, bound together to safeguard a world they can affect, but where they no longer belong.

When murder threatens to undo the Flow, the Watcher charges Consuela and elusive, attractive V to stop the killer. But the psychopath who threatens her new world may also hold the only key to Consuela's way home.




I am really curious on this book. Mostly because of the cover. Oh my gosh.. Just look at it. Isn´t it just pretty pretty :) Love it :) And other than that the summary also sounds interesting :) So this book I just have to have when it`s being released. In July 2011

Are you planning on reading this book? And what do you think of the cover :)

~MoonStar~

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teaser: Shiver

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.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

"Hon, you and I both know he wasn`t in the woods."
I raised an eyebrow, waiting for her to say something else,
but she didn`t. I said, "Uh, yeah. He was. A hunter accidentally shot him."
It wasn`t a lie. Well, all but the "accidentally"part.
I was pretty confident it was no accident.

Page 65



I am just on page 64 now :) And liking the book so far :) Have you read it? and what did you think?


~MoonStar~

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On my wishlist: Mermaids


On My Wishlist
is a fun weekly event hos
ted 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 :)

This week I found myself some mermaid book. And some of them I have already showed you guys. But I still haven´t read anything with mermaids, but really want to :)

So this is the books I am looking for:





And this one: (which will be released in July 2011)





Have you read any of these? Or any other awesome mermaid book you would like to recommend :) The please feel free to share :) What´s on your wishlist this week?

~MoonStar~


Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


The Book:
This is the first book in a trilogy called the same as the book, Nightshade. This book was released October 2010. The sequel will be called Wolfsbane and are being released 26th July 2011. But many bloggers out there already got an ARC of this book. And it´s spoken about it on like every blog out there :P So it tells you how great the first book must be :)

ISBN13: 9780399254826
452 pages

Read: April 2011
Language: Danish

Summary: (from Goodreads)
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.

But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?


The Story:
This book has a teenage girl as main character, though not an ordinary girl. This girl is an alpha wolf, of her pack. So not enough she has to handle all the wolf things, like marriage to the alpha male, hunting etc. The teenage way of life, with boys, friends, partying etc. But she has to handle both worlds at once. Which isn´t always easy. When you are not let in on all the secrets going on behind your back.. While she figure out who she is, or is she just the girl the pack says she is and made her to be. Who will she choose?

My Opinion:
I loved this book. At first I didn´t really know. But I really got to love the book. And the whole story. There are like in many other books a romance triangle drama. Which never goes wrong :P If you ask me xD Though I will not get into who I liked more then others :P Since there probably are still people out there who haven´t read it yet.

I chose to give this one a 5 out of 6 stars :)
The reason it didn´t get 6 stars is because the main character was for me a little disappointing. She didn´t really grew as much as she should have done with her experience. And she was a bit to selfcentered for my taste. Though it didn´t ruin the rest of the book :P I am super excited about the sequel. Because I have to know what will happen next :)

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

Have you read this book? And what did you think?
Are you just as excited as me for the sequel :D

~MoonStar~

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Curious: Passion by Lauren Kate

Passion by Lauren Kate

There isn´t really any summary at Goodreads. But there was this little text:

Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and
fought immortals at Shoreline,
they lived many lives. . . .








I read bought Fallen and Torment, the first books. And I really enjoyed them.
And can´t wait for Passion to be released 14th June 2011. Which I already pre-ordered :)
While waiting you can check out my reviews:
My Fallen review
My Torment review


Have you read these books? What did you think? Getting excited about the 3 book?

~MoonStar~