Saturday, June 19, 2010

Coming in the mailbox (June 20 - June 26)

Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum) by Janet Evanovich
Mission Of Honor (Honor Harrington) by David Weber
Transformation: The Mindset You Need. The Body You Want. The Life You Deserve by Bill Phillips
An Echo In The Bone: A Novel (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Dark Flame (The Immortals) by Alyson Noel
Take Four (Above The Line Series) by Karen Kingsbury
Family Ties: A Novel by Danielle Steel
13 To Life by Shannon Delany
Play Dead by Harlan Coben
Take A Chance On Me by Jill Mansell
The Fields Of Death (Revolution 4) by Simon Scarrow
Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult

Source: Amazon US and Amazon UK

Friday, June 18, 2010

Contests on other sites: Claire De Lune

On there is a really awesome Claire De Lune book contest.

You can find it here.

I love joining contests, so I decided to enter it.

You have nothing to lose, so you'd better enter too ;)


Contests on other blogs: Paranormal Five on The Undercover Book Lover blog

I (luckily) found this contest on, named Paranormal Five Giveaway. I said "whoa! really cool!" - and double "whoa!" when I saw it's an INTERNATIONAL giveaway. And since I live in Europe I can hardly find international contests/giveaways.
So I joined it, and I can't wait to see the winner. Hope-it's-me. Hope-it's-me. :D Sorry, I have never won any book contest... it'd make my day to see I am the winner =).

Well, join this giveaway too! You have nothing to lose.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My reviews: The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Full Name: The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Pages: 192 pg.
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: June 5, 2010


Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.
In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

Bree Tanner can barely remember life before she had uncannily powerful senses, superhuman reflexes and unstoppable physical strength. Life before she had a relentless thirst for blood... life before she became a vampire.
All Bree knows is that living with her fellow newborns has few certainties and even fewer rules: watch your back, don't draw attention to yourself and, above all, make it home by sunrise or die. What she doesn't know: her time as an immortal is quickly running out.
Then Bree finds an unexpected friend in Diego, a newborn just as curious as Bree about their mysterious creator, whom they know only as "her". As they come to realize that the newborns are pawns in a game larger than anything they could have imagines, Bree and Diego must choose sides and decide whom to trust. But when everything you know about vampires is based on a lie, how do you find the truth?

My review:

At first I had no idea of what could really happen in this book except the battle between the Cullens with the shape-shifters vs. the newborn army with Riley and Victoria. But, as any enthusiastic Twilight fan, I decided to buy it because, after all, I had nothing to lose. Plus, one day before the purchase, I saw the Eclipse clip with "Introducing Bree Tanner" and I thought of it as an interesting idea.
But I was enthralled by Bree Tanner's story. It was amazing. I finished the book in three days! (and that's because I had a lot to do every day, or I could've finished it in 2 hours maximum). It was amazing to see Bree's point of view. When we thought, in Eclipse, that Bree's just another bad vamp, Bree convinced us she really isn't bad. She's forced to. And she's still on her principle: Hunt humans that Earth doesn't really need. Even if she's shy and always hides in a corner, near Fred (who has the ability to keep people away from him), she meets a true friend in Diego, who has the same principles as her. It's funny how they have their own "Super Secret Ninja Club". I liked that part.

Anyway, I give this book 5/5 stars. Congratulations to Stephenie Meyer for another great Twilight Saga book.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Coming in the mailbox (June 13 - June 19)

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck
uncharted terriTORI by Tori Spelling
Imperial Bedrooms by Bret Easton Ellis
Whiplash (An FBI Thriller) by Catherine Coulter
Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger
Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
Frankenstein: Lost Souls: A Novel by Dean Koontz
Promises To Keep: A Novel by Jane Green
Between a Heart and a Rock Place: A Memoir by Pat Benatar
That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey

Source: Amazon US

Respect the ARC

This might seem a simple (boring for someone maybe) campaign. But it's important to respect the ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) and not sell it, because we don't have any right to. In my opinion, this even doesn't respect the copyright of an author!
So, I saw a button with ARC on and I thought I can post it here, since I really think we have to raise awareness of this.

Hope you think the same,

peace always,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Addicted To Books: A brand-new blog for bookaholics!

Hey there! I am Ana and this is my blog dedicated to book-addicted people!

I am here to have a perfect reading blog - and I always wanted a book blog.

If everything goes well here, and if I see there are loads of visitors... well... I'll have contests and giveaways here. To weekly contests.. till special Christmas/Easter giveaways!

The Twitter for this blog is @addict_books, but you can also find me on @anaivanus

Have a good day everyone!