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Dead to Me Giveaway!

Published April 17, 2010 by Nerdy_Faery

I got a prezzie–> Another copy of Dead to Me by Anton Strout. So, given the fact that I already have this book I am choosing to share the goodness with you guys. Though now I wonder, is that the reason as to why I am getting books I already have lately? hmm… Now I feel like a pimp– Soooo, let me go straight to the point.

Dead To Me (Simon Canderous, #1)

As you guys all know [if you read my ramblings, that is] I love the Simon Canderous Series, it was like my real first time Urban Fantasy [Not in a cherry popping way, thank you very much ;-)] and what a great intro to the UF world it was. With a great male lead [Simon is awesome– except for the one on Twitter, he’s mean ❤ LOL,] snarky, witty… You pick, but it is a good book and I think I should share [or pimp] the goodness, right? Here is what you need to do, answer me this question:

What makes someone attractive? [Features, personality… What makes you digg someone] =)

-US and Canada only

-Just comment once, please!

-Make sure to check back because winner will be posted here.

It will run until April 30th, 11:59:59 and I shall post the winner on May 1st, is that okie? Good!

Good Luck to everyone!

Black Dagger Brotherhood Series (1-3) -Thoughts [Spoilers]-

Published April 16, 2010 by Nerdy_Faery

Hi everyone! Well, as you might [or not] know, this past weekend I started reading J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series. So far I just read the first three and this morning on my commute I started #4… And Oh-Holiness! I do not know how I managed to wait so long to start it– considering that I got the whole collection for Christmas last year =) I hope to finish before book #8 comes out.

But up to the point: What do I think about them? Good question: These books are awesome! [Please keep in mind that I am referring to books 1-3] I think I am going to be spoiler-ish here, so if you have not read the books: I am sorry, but I have just so much to say about them…

First, lets me just say that I love how the POV changes are done. It is so easy to understand and impossible for the reader to get lost– It flows quite nicely! I really like how in the novels you get other characters POV, not just the main ones’.

But let me start with Dark Lover. For me it was the perfect way to start the series. And the beginning was all like: BANG! The scenes of Darius car being blown by the bomb and Beth being taken to the alley were fascinating for me– It played like a movie in my head. The descriptions of the brothers and everyone else were so detailed that made [or makes] the characters feel real for the moments you are reading them. From beginning to end I LOVED Wrath– he is just so mysterious and charming in a twisted way, and sexy as hell very good looking in my imagination. Beth was a pretty strong girl, I liked her, too! My other two favorite brothers in this book were Z and Rhage, so imagine my happiness when I realized that the next two books were about them *GRIN* There were two females that pissed me off though-> Marissa and the Scribe Virgin… I do not know why, but sweetness I just wanted to punch them both =P

Moving on to Lover Eternal. Rhage was one hell of a character. I liked how tortured he was, but how he accepted it because he knew he deserved that curse. But then Mary came in and… Well– I did not like her character too much. She was just too whiny. I mean, I understand her being bitter at everything, and her wanting to be completely independent and not getting close to many people– I really do; but the way she was sometimes just pissed the hell out of me. I am not saying that she is a bad character or that I think less of the book because of it; I love the book, and I love it when I dislike characters on them. Once again I wanted to kick the Scribe Virgin… And Mary as well. But other than that, I loved everyone else. I liked how J. Matthews [Tehrror] was introduced in the book. And Torhment — I really like him, too!!!!!

Now up to Lover Awakened. Zsadist is my favorite brother! It bothered me how everyone assumed stuff about him since book #1. I mean– c’mon! The fact that he is traumatized beyond belief is bound to make him different and to break him in ways that are impossible to understand unless you have been in the same situation. I was amazed at his depth despite of his brutality. Bella was a great main character, too! When they met on book #2 was one of the best parts of that book, and here– when she was on her needing? I just wanted to scream. You can feel the tension rolling off the book. And Phury’s and Zsadist’s flashbacks were so sad… No wonder Zsadist is/was that way. The ending was spectacular- the way that many things came together: Rehvenge being the Reverend, Zadist’s transformation, Phury’s destruction… But I cried– yeppers, I did; when Wellsie died! It shocked me, and it was so freaking sad! I want to know what happened to Torh. … Well… I will stop my rambling now 🙂

But there is one more thing though– John Matthews. I was talking to a friend of mine and I told her that there is something weird with him. I mean, you can tell that there is more to him than just what we can see; but what is it? [Please, if you know, do not answer– I do not want spoilers.] Like I told her– the Scribe Virgin told Darius he was going to come back, but that she was going to take something from him, did she not say that? But then again… John M. was born way before Darius died… Still I think there is something going on and I sure cannot wait to find out!

Well, I is out! It feels good to actually get my thoughts out. =)

Ciao 

Book Love! “Love Free Stake Hard (Love Bites, Book #3)”

Published April 15, 2010 by Nerdy_Faery

Love Bites Book #3: Love Free, Stake Hard

J. Morgan

<i>Love Bites Book Three</i>: Love Free Stake Hard

Dela McNamara thought she had the most boring job in the world. Tour guide to the scenic cemeteries of Savannah. Yeah, that’s what she spent her life aspiring to become.

Then Demetrious de Mecini stumbled into her graveyard and right smack into her suddenly unboring life. Along with three female killers, a passel of crazy militant monks.

On the run, they fight for their lives and sanity and land themselves in a headlong flight into danger and perhaps the answer to a mystery five thousands years buried in the clouded mists of mythology itself. Before it’s over, Dela finds herself between a stake and a hard place, but if she survives, love might be the ultimate prize or the ultimate curse.

**Eeek! I cannot wait to read it *GRIN*

Book Playlist or Not, That is the question.

Published April 9, 2010 by Nerdy_Faery

Well, that along with “To read and blog, or to do homework and work…” I guess you can see where I went, but just because my grades depend on that answer. I have been slacking, I know *Sheepish grin.*  

  

This past weekend I kept playing certain songs whilst reading Angelology. They fit the mood of the book and the events happening on it [in my head at least.] I realized that it is something I usually do when I am either reading, or writing. It helps with understanding, getting into character sometimes– or staying IN character- and goes with the flowing plot. 

There is one special composer that I like, and I love reading to his music– Hans Zimmer. He did the music for Pirates of the Caribbean (2 & 3,)  The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, The DaVinci Code, Angels & Demons, Serlock Holmes… Well, needless to say- I love his music. That got me into thinking how important music is to set the mood on something; and how it can make a movie suck, or the opposite. For every mood and every feeling there is, you can find a song to relate it to- the same with the reading. 

I definitely need music for everything I do: drawing, writing, reading… What about you? Do you listen to music when you do certain stuff? Can you not concentrate with it? Without it? =) 

“Angelology” by Danielle Trussoni

Published April 7, 2010 by Nerdy_Faery

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni  

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult; FIRST EDITION (March 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670021474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670021475  

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them.
Genesis 6:5

Sister Evangeline was just a girl when her father entrusted her to the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in upstate New York. Now, at twenty-three, her discovery of a 1943 letter from the famous philanthropist Abigail Rockefeller to the late mother superior of Saint Rose Convent plunges Evangeline into a secret history that stretches back a thousand years: an ancient conflict between the Society of Angelologists and the monstrously beautiful descendants of angels and humans, the Nephilim.

For the secrets these letters guard are desperately coveted by the once-powerful Nephilim, who aim to perpetuate war, subvert the good in humanity, and dominate mankind. Generations of angelologists have devoted their lives to stopping them, and their shared mission, which Evangeline has long been destined to join, reaches from her bucolic abbey on the Hudson to the apex of insular wealth in New York, to the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris and the mountains of Bulgaria.

 What can I say about this book without babbling like a fangirl? Angelology is not a Bible-based story, it is a new world created with elements from it and myths as well. People say that the story is about the struggle between good and evil—it is; but it is an entirely different depiction of it: Good angels, twisted angels, humans, and hybrid offsprings… Where can this take you? Through an incredible adventure, trust me.

First is first though… Have you guys seen the cover of this book? It is just magnificent! I even made a drawing out of it. But for real, it is one of the most beautiful covers I have ever seen.

The beginning is indeed a bit slow, yet engaging at the same time; it starts building up for what is going to happen. The story has a nice flow to it. Ms. Trussoni’s writing is quite unique. From the way she changes POV’s to her attention to detail is marvelous—it keeps the reader glued to it because of how easy it is to picture everything. Despite all the detailed information throughout the story I never felt overwhelmed. I cannot begin to imagine the amount of research it took to write this book; we not only see biblical references, but also there is art, music and science [Art being my favorite part of course.]

The characters? Not all of the characters were as developed as I would have liked, but that does not take away from the story, it is more a caprice of my mine because I wanted more [and more, and more.] Called me twisted and whatnot, but the character I liked the most was Percival, closely followed by Gabriella. I was so sad at the [almost] end.

Angelology is definitely a MUST READ book– It made it to my top faves. It was hard for me to believe what Wicked Lil’ Pixie said that it was better than the DaVinci Code, but after reading it I came to the conclusion that it is—I admit that I might be biased because sick/twisted angels are my weakness, but it is an amazing read nonetheless. It is not a fast read though, but it is worth every second you spend on it.

You can visit Danielle Trussoni HERE!!

*After reading this book I was thinking, wouldn’t it be nice if I could major in Angelology?