Monday, 8 November 2010

In a rut

So, I've been in a rut lately.
Can't get my hands on books, can't even read 20 pages a day.

I don't know if it's because of this that all books I read lately are bad or
it's because of bad books that I feel this way.

Whatever the reason, you won't be seeing much of me for a couple of weeks.
Although, writing this post is saying a lot about how much I've progressed
from just letting go to doing something about it.

Hope YOU all are reading though ! ♥
See you soon.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Book Review - Queen in Exile

Author : Donna Hatch

Paperback : 373 pages
ISBN : 1935217631
(ISBN 13 : 9781935217633)
My Rating : ★★★★★

Book Description : Rumor of war hung over princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden. A land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telepathic bond with a revered creature called a chayium, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayium, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the lose of her chayium, and fearing her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy evades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayium, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope of freeing her people from tyranny.

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as a queen in Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save her people from death and tyranny.

My Thoughts : Beautiful cover, beautifully written book.
I don't know what it is but this book felt good in my hands.
The first chapter was by far one of the best few pages I've read in some time !
It caught me whole and seized me till I finished the book.

I feel like it's safe to say that this book is mostly about second chance, and believing within yourself that you hold that chance on your own whenever you need it.
Which is why it's unlike most love stories you read on books these days.

It's about different kind of love.
Trusting someone with your whole heart and not really wanting to receive something in return but just wait with patience.
Knowing when to let go and move on with your life does not mean you are cruel or cold hearted, it's just another way to live and cope with your own life.
If you want  something deep and bad, even the universe will line up just for you.
And mostly "a new beginning."

This book is not especially descriptive or violent or excruciatingly heart-breaking but it was  so, so, so, beautiful

Friday, 29 October 2010

Friday's Breathtaking Covers # 3 - Witch Child

Since it's Halloween this week, I though I might introduce a cover 
that was slightly scary and eerie. 

My first thought of this book, was "WOW."
I don't know if it's the make up, whether if she is a real person 
or computer generated, but she really seemed like a witch !!
If you look hard and long enough, it feels like she would 
cast a spell on you or something. brrrr

I honestly don't know if I want a cover like that looking at me 
from my book shelf. But it sure does look interesting !

Check out Witch Girl on Goodreads

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Teaser Tuesday - Queen in Exile

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB ofShould Be Reading. Anyone can play along ! Just do the following :

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page but be careful not to include spoilers.
* Share the title and author of the book so that others can add it to their TBR list.

I'm so happy to introduce this book I've started reading only today !
I have quite the pile of books on my shelf right now, most of them very highly recommended, 
and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. 
But the first chapter of this book got me hooked !  
Only one other book made me feel this way this year, which was  "Incarceron."
The writing is very articulate, and enchanting. 
I''m loving every sentence of it. 
Which is why it's gosh darn hard to choose just two sentences, so I'm writing a few more. 

Queen in Exile  "Queen in Exile" by Donna Hatch

The stranger reached out with his other hand and gently brushed away a tear lingering on Jeniah's cheek. Shocked at the intimacy of his touch, and at the tingles that spiraled outward from it, she caught her breath. No man in Arden would touch her in such a manner. This man dared much. She snatched her hand back and stepped away to disguise the sudden awareness of her own vulnerability, and her elemental awareness of him as a man. 

Monday, 25 October 2010

Giveaway # 2 - Book Release Celebration !

It is my great pleasure to announce that the "Son of Ereubus" will be released in less than 10 days ! Which is why I'm having this giveaway for one lucky winner !
I truly enjoyed this book and would love to share it with my fellow friends.

I'm keeping this giveaway plain and simple as possible.
US only. (sorry my international followers, maybe next time!)
This giveaway ends Novembre 2nd.

- be my follower
- leave a comment on the J.S.Chancellor's Interview post.
- and fill out this form

Comments on this post, while appreciated, does not count as an entry !

Good luck everyone ! ^^

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