Friday, September 30, 2011

Win a hardcopy of Daughters of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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The Black Dagger Brotherhood: Lover Eternal and Quotes


This story is somewhat special for me. Because the female character, Mary, is suffering from an illness that not a lot of people survive in the real world. So i really got emotional reading what she was suffering, the fear, the pain, of having the illness.
Rhage aka Hollywood aka HAL E. WOOD, thanks to the Scribe Virgin has a beast inside him, which when unleashed, becomes a danger to anyone around him.
The wanted each other so much but the fear of each other's beast gets in the way.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Secret Circle Quotes

Good for teen romance. I forgot how much i enjoyed this books when i read it about 3 years ago. It's about a teenage girl named Cassie who had to deal with her new life after finding out about her family's being a witch. Her struggles to fit in the new town and her strong feeling for Adam. This is also where L.J. Smith first introduced the Silver Cord that links one person to another. L. J. Smiths Soulmate principle! I haven't gotten the chance to watch the tv series. Hopefully i find time.

The Initiation and The Captive, Part I (The Secret Circle #1-2)
The circle's power has lured her home

Forced to move from sunny California to gloomy New England, Cassie longs for her old life. Even so, she feels a strange kinship to a terrifying group of teens who seem to rule her school. Initiated into the coven of witches that's controlled New Salem for hundreds of years, she's drawn into the Secret Circle, a thrill that's both intoxicating and deadly. But when she falls for the mysterious and intriguing Adam, Cassie must choose whether to resist temptation or risk dark forces to get what she wants—even if it means that one wrong move could ultimately destroy her.

The Captive, Part II and The Power (The Secret Circle #2-3)
Cassie has joined the most alluring-and deadly-in-crowd imaginable. But power comes with a price, and it's more dangerous than she knows. Torn between the dueling desires of the two leaders of the Secret Circle, she must ultimately choose between saving all of the New Salem, and her own dangerous love for bewitching Adam, which threatens to tear the circle apart. In the ultimate battle between good and evil, will Cassie's supernatural powers be strong enough to lead the coven out of danger? Or will she fall prey to the dark forces within?


A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

5 stars out of 5

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1).

Don't let the thickness of this book discourage you from reading this. It's a captivating book with history and paranormal infused story.
It's pretty obvious that the author, Deborah Harkness did a lot of research for this books mentioning names dated from the Crusades and poets i've never heard of.
At first i thought this is about witches and vampires. But it's also about demons as well who either wants to gain power or just wants to understand the reason behind their creation.

In here, we are introduced to the main character, Diana Bishop, who came from a long line of powerful witches. Her parents were some of the most powerful witches ever known. Growing up, she refused to acknowledge and use her power. All she wanted to do is live a normal life away from magic.
While doing a research, she came across a bewitched manuscript called Ashmole 782 whose been lost for centuries. After that, witches, vampires and demons flocked the Bodlean Library where she'd been doing her research. She tried to ignore them but one caught her attention. The mysterious brooding handsome vampire Mathew Clermont who has an agenda of his own.

Because she grew up avoiding anything about magic, she has little knowledge about the rules and politics sorrounding witches, vampires and demons. Mathew Clermont helped her understand the importance of Ashmole 782's discovery to witches, vampires and demons. She trusted Mathew, knowing the fact the she doesn't really knew him that well. He avoids discussing anything further which reveals his past life. Except that he had lived for a very, very long time.

Together, they try discover the secrets behind Ashmmole 782, which also led to secrets sorrounding her parents death And Mathew's secrets as well.

The Romeo and Juliet romance between Mathew and Diana will give readers the love story they are craving for. Diana grew up understanding that vampires are dangerous. But her attraction to Mathew was something she couldn't ignore. She sees him as her knight in the shining armor, which proved to be true as well, protecting her from other creatures who tries to harm her to get through the manuscript. Mathew, obviously inlove with her too, tries hard not to admit it because he knew it is forbidden.

I love how Diana's character developed from being a stubborn witch who tries to refuse her power(but uses it unknowingly) to a strong woman who finally accepted her lineage and fight for what she believes, especially when she found out that her relationship with Mathew is forbidden.

Throughout the novel, you will also be introduce to side characters from the Diana, Mathew, and the demons side.

All in all this is an amazing book. It's definitely a page-turner. The ending is a total cliffhanger. Mixture of history, romance, mystery and paranormal all in one book. You will get hooked until the very last page. Too bad i have to wait until next year for the next book! Man can't wait. Too excited!

The Lords of the Underworld: The Darkest Night and Quotes

Read about the Lords of the Underworld series here

Maddox(keeper of Violence) and Ashlyn Darrow Story

The Black Dagger Brotherhood: Dark Lover and Quotes

read the about the rest of The Black Dagger Brotherhood series HERE .


Black Dagger Brotherhood is my very first Adult fiction book.

After reading Dark Lover, i fell inlove with the Brothers that the next time i went to the bookstore i had to buy all the remaining available of it's series. Each Brothers has their strong personality that will charm readers into falling for them. Let's start with Wrath - The Blind KIng.

WWrath as the only pure-bred vampire left on earth shoulders the responsibility of protecting his race. He lives with the the strongest fighters of their race who calls and treat themselves as Brothers. They are called the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

When one of his brother (Darius) was killed, he left his daughter named Beth who was unaware of her true identity. It's up Wrath to keep her out of danger and introduce her to the world she never knew.

Living alone as a journalist, Beth never occured to her that she is something else rather than human. She always felt different. Especially with the opposite sex. But when she met Wrath, everything she knew had changed.

And here are the quotes i loved while reading Dark Lover.