Saturday, 29 June 2013

Rainbow Spines Book Tag

I saw this post on Feed Me Books Now! and I really loved the idea. I checked out the original video and I decided to do my own Rainbow Spines Book Tag!

What you have to do is choose a book for each colour of the rainbow. The colours are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

My Rainbow Spines

For Red I chose Vampire Academy. The whole series has this beautiful red cover. I guess they choose the red colour on purpose, with the vampires and blood and all. I like this version better than the one with the cover models.

For Orange I chose Mockingjay, part 3 in the Hunger Games series. The orange colour reminds me of fire, and that of course reminds me of the Girl on Fire.

For Yellow I chose Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. It has some yellow on the front, not much, but I did not have any other yellow books. The yellow reminds me of lightning or maybe fire. 

For Green I chose Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This is my favourite HP book. The cover shows Harry in the lake by Hogwarts and the green is from the waterplants. (This is the Dutch version of the book.)


For Blue I chose Siege and Storm. The cover has different shades of blue that make up the sky. The different swirls of white in it make it look like a storm. It's such a pretty cover!

For Indigo I chose Wither. Before this post I had never heard of the colour indigo. Apparently it is a mix of violet and blue. The background of this cover seems to match the description.

For Violet I chose Insurgent. Although this book doesn’t match my US version of Divergent and I don't really like this cover, I’m glad I have this version now, because this is my only violet book. It’s a very pretty colour.

I really loved this tag! I hope other people will try this too, if you do, leave your link in the comments.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Under The Never Sky and Through The Ever Night - Veronica Rossi [Review]

This review may contain spoilers.

Under The Never Sky #0.5, #1 and #2 by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1)


Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she's never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He's searching for someone too. He's also wild - a savage - but might be her best hope at staying alive.If they can survive, they are each other's best hope for finding answers.

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2)


It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both. Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder,Can their love survive through the ever night? In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky #0.5)


Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv. After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.

Feature and Follow Friday #4

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. The goal is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If you would like to join in the fun just visit one of the host's blog for the rules.

Activity of the Week: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc?

I think Hardcover books are the most beautiful books, they look so luxurious! But they are mosst of the time too expensive for me.
I always buy ebooks first, they are less expensive than real paper books. Thus if I don't like the book, it does not cost me much. And if I really like a book, I buy the paperback version for on my book shelf.
I like reading ebooks and paperbacks both, I don't have a preference for one. Ebooks are very handy to take with you and they can't be damaged, but nothing can tip the feeling of a real book.

I'd prefer it if you follow me via bloglovin', since GFC is stopping..
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Share your FF links in the comments.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #5

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Divergent Stories

The Transfer

The Initiate

The Son

The Traitor

Publication date: End 2013/Begin 2014

More Four! Fans of the Divergent series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by "The Transfer," the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective. Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory, and relationships.

I absolutely loved 'Free Four', the knife throwing scene in Divergent from Four's POV. I've always wanted to know more about Four's background story and I really liked reading his POV in Free Four. So I'm glad Veronice Roth decided to write 4 stories about Four's past, in his POV!

What book are you waiting on? Share your links in the comments!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) - Leigh Bardugo [Review]

This review may contain spoilers.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

 Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher:  Henry Holt and Co.
Series: The Grisha #2
Release Date: June 4th 2013
Pages: 435
Rating: ★★★


Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Top Ten Tuesday & Teaser Tuesday #5

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
This week: Top Ten Books I've read so far in 2013!

1. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

2. Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

3. Unravel Me (review)/Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

4. Shadow and Bone (review)/Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

5. Throne of Glass (reviewby Sarah Maas

6. The Immortal Rules (review)/The Eternity Cure (reviewby Julie Kagawa

7. The 5th Wave (reviewby Rick Yancey

8. Hallowed (review)/Boundless (reviewby Cynthia Hand

9. Fire (reviewby Kristin Cashore

10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

A weekly meme where you share two “teaser” sentences from your current read to try to entice others to want to seek it out, it is hosted by MizB

"She would rise."

- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 

Share your teaser and top ten in the comments!

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Boundless (Unearthly #3) - Cynthia Hand

This review may contain spoilers.

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Title: Boundless
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Series: Unearthly #3
Release Date: January 22nd 2013
Pages: 438
Rating: ★★★


The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.
Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.
As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfill her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.
In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

Stacking the Shelves #3

Stacking The Shelves is a concept from Tynga's Reviews and it is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

My haul from this week:

Destroy Me (Verwoest Me in Dutch), Shatter Me #1.5 by Tahereh Mafi

The English version of this book is only available in ebook, so I was really surprised when I suddenly saw the Dutch version of this book in paper form in a bookstore. Although I usually read in English, I just had to buy this book, to complete my Shatter Me collection.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

I absolutely loved Shadow and Bone, so as soon as I finished it I ordered Siege and Storm. The reviews I read of this book are great, so I'm really excited to start reading it!

What did you get this week?
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