Friday, December 31, 2010

Black Dagger Brotherhood Pendants!

John Matthew



Aren't these totally awesome? I squealed when I saw them.

Available here:

They are also having a contest for a $40 gift certificate:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Delirium - a MUST read for 2011!

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love - the deliria - blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

I am totally pushing this book to everyone I know & 1.) I haven't even finished it yet! & 2.) it's not even out yet!  However.. I have some secrets to share if you have an e-reader (nook/kindle).  I recently discovered this little place called netGalley that offers tons & tons of books for FREE that have not been published yet - the catch? you just need to have a blog.  It's awesome & I'm totally loving it.

About Delirium - this is the perfect antidote for all you Hunger Games fans!  This dystopian book is A-MAZING.  I don't know another word that does it justice.  Seriously.  If you don't have an e-reader & can't download it from the above mentioned, then you just have to wait until February 1st when it will be published.  This story is so compelling & by far one of the best books I've read in a long time.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Zombies are the new Vampires!

At least, that's the word on the street.

WARNING! This post may not be suitable for Kari to read.

I have had a bit of an obsession with Zombies as of late. It started when I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan. It was a good read. Imagine a village that seems normal on the inside, but all along the perimeter is a chain link fence, and behind that fence are ZOMBIES!

Then I started watching The Walking Dead on AMC. Ugh! Each episode is just so INTENSE. I recommend the show, it is most def not YA though. And, according to the zombie apocalypse survival quiz on the website, I would survive and NOT turn into a walker and would be the old, wise one of the group. So stick with me, I will protect you.

Last night I finished The Enemy, by Charlie Higson. Another great read! Everyone in London, and possibly the world over the age of 16 contracts some mysterious illness that kills them, but those that didn't die from it turn into kid eating machines! Suspense was great, twists and turns everywhere. After doing some Internet research today I found that this will be a series of six books. I will stick with them. The author introduces a lot of characters, and does such a great job developing them in such a short time that you care for all of them (well, almost all).

Of course, I don't really think zombies are the new vampires. They aren't nearly as good looking, and kissing a zombie? Gross! You know it would just try to eat your face off. But to me, zombies are fascinating and frightening at the same time. They are scary people! The thing about them is that they are relentless, they don't die (unless you shoot, bludgeon, or otherwise damage the brain). They will not give up the pursuit of a human flavored meal! That's why I love a good zombie story, you know the suspense will be over the top. And the story of the survivors is bound to be heartbreaking.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LAST City of Fallen Angels Teaser

"The alley and the music all fell away, and there was nothing but her and the rain and Jace, his hands on her. . . He made a noise of surprise, low in his throat, and dug his fingers into the thin fabric of her tights. Not unexpectedly, they ripped, and his wet fingers were suddenly on the bare skin of her legs. Not to be outdone, Clary slid her hands under the hem of his soaked shirt, and let her fingers explore what was underneath: the tight, hot skin over his ribs, the ridges of his abdomen, the scars on his back. This was uncharted territory for her, but it seemed to be driving him crazy: he was moaning softly against her mouth, kissing her harder and harder, as if it would never be enough, not quite enough —"
I'm pretty sure Cassandra Clare was saving the best teaser for last!  Holy crap.  That was HOT!! April can't get here soon enough.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

City of Fallen Angels Cover! and December Excerpt!

Clary and Simon!
go HERE to read it!

Meet Clary! ...and maybe Jace

This came out a few days ago, but I thought we should post it, cause I'm curious what people think about this choice. Clary has been cast for the City of Bones movie! Her name is Lily Collins, you may recognize her from the movie, The Blind Side. I like this pick, she looks like Clary to me, and I like that she isn't a "big name" What do you all think?

Also MTV is petitioning for Alex Pettyfer to play the role of Jace. Go HERE for an open letter they have written to back up their plea! But I think they have hit the nail on the head with this pic!

Friday, December 10, 2010

What are you reading?

This book series is so good! There are 3 out right now, Gone, Hunger (which I am curently reading), and Lies. Plague comes out 4/5/11.
What happens: everyone over the age of 14 disappears, out of the blue, no warning, just gone.

That's all I'm gonna write because I don't want to give anything away. Get these books!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hunger Games Fan-Made Trailer: WOW.

This makes me so, so excited for a Hunger Games movie.

SPOILER ALERT - my post below AND the video are spoilers if you haven't read the book (the first book).

Click here

It's the scene where Rue dies. And it made me want to cry all over again (like I felt when I read the book).

Evidently it was made as some sort of audition? Despite a technical flaw - Rue is dark-skinned in the book, not fair-haired and skinned - it's pretty impressive. (Also, I was a bit confused until I saw the end credits b/c I didn't realize it's Glimmer making the kill at the beginning.) I will say that it's harder watching the violence and seeing the age of the kids - it's easier to get over that somehow in the book for me, I think? Because I can't see their age? It was also weird seeing them in normal clothes running around, like a zip-up hoodie - for some reason the normalcy of it was shocking for me in the bloodbath.

But, YAY! Exciting to see this book move to the big screen!

Monday, December 6, 2010

What are you reading?

I'm reading Swoon, by Nina Malkin.
It's the story of Candice, or Dice as she is annoyingly called in the book. Her cousin Penelope, Pen is possessed by the hot Sinclair Youngblood Powers (you guessed it, call him Sin). When Dice decides to perform an exorcism, she succeeds, but ends up giving Sin his hot young body back. Then lots of mischief and sexy times ensue. PS, this book is for the older YA crowd, I was reading one scene and thought I stumbled into reading a Black Dagger Brotherhood book.
The writing is good, witty, funny, sometimes she tries a little too hard to come across as YA (it's written in the first person narrative). I think I like it? What I really want is for someone else to read it, then tell me if I like it or not.

What do you guys think of these "what are you readings?" I'm not that great at writing reviews, but I think it's fun to know what people are reading, so we can get some new book ideas.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

It's a Black Dagger Brotherhood Birthday!

(L to R: Corinne as Rhevenge, Jes as Vishous, Erin as Zhadist, Kari as Phury and Birthday Girl Ryah (seated) as Rhage.)

The night was fhun and full of drahma, as any good BDB Party should be. John Matthew (aka Jill) was scheduled to come but he was going through the change (aka stomach flu) and couldn't make it. There was also an epic battle against lessers (in the form of an ice storm) which left all of us exhausted and hung over. Ok, maybe the ice storm had less to do with my hangover than those Blue MFers I was drinking?