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Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Review: Once Burned by Jeaniene FrostOnce Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Prince #1
Published by Avon on July 5th 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
four-stars

 

She’s a mortal with dark powers…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
He’s the Prince of Night…
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames

Ever since a terrible accident, Leila has been able to see peoples past/present/future and can electrocute them without meaning to- all with a single touch. Having deemed herself a freak, Leila travels with a carnival, performing gymnastics with her Vampire friend Marty. Vampires are the only creatures that can touch Leila and not get hurt when zapped with her electricity. Due to her unusual powers, Leila leads a very isolated life, her mother is dead and she barely talks to her father and sister, she doesn’t really have any friends except Marty. When Vampires capture Leila and force her to use her powers to their advantage, Leila accidently reaches out to the one and only Vlad Tepesh, who’s quite surprised by their telepathic encounter.

“That one tickled. If electrocution is your way of flirting, I commend you on your originality.”

Once Burned was an enjoyable read, with sizzling tension between Leila and Vlad all the way through.  Leila knows exactly how to annoy Vlad and she got under his skin more than most people could. He is an extremely alpha character which I enjoyed. Mostly. He kept on doing things that irked me. Vlad Tepesh is a distinguishable character, he was also very cold, torturing people etc, and this bothered me at times. Leila and Vlad have a lot of arguments because of that. It meant that even though he was badass Vlad The Impaler, I didn’t quite like him as much. He softened up slightly at the end, but he still has a bit to go before I’m completely sold on him. Having said that, he was an amazing character to read about, he had enough mystery about his past that kept me guessing, but was also very distinct in his actions and personality because he had to live up to the legends. The romance between him and Leila was blazing all the way through.

“People frequently bore me, sometimes amuse me, most often irritate me, but rarely intrigue me.”

It appealed to me that Leila was a gymnast, and this connected to certain areas of her personality that were explored, including her past and her powers. It made her more complex and was done sparingly enough not to distract my attention from the main storyline, yet it kept my interest piqued.

Marty and Maximus are both minor characters that add to the book well, as this book mostly revolves around Vlad and Leila. From the Night Huntress series some complain that Jeanine’s Frost’s Cat and Bones’ relationship is fizzling out, this is certainly not the case here. We do get some cameos from Cat and Bones, and it was very amusing to see him from someone else’s perspective, we also see Mencheres and Keira as well.

With a sizzling romance and characters that kept me glued to the pages, I give this a 4.5 Stars

 

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four-stars

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The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead cover reveal

The Fiery heart by Richelle Mead is the fourth book in her Bloodlines series following Alchemist Sydney Sage. Unlike the previous three, The Fiery Heart is going to have Adrian’s point of view, which I’m incredibly excited for. I really like this cover with the colour scheme and flowers at the bottom. These books seem to be very focused on models, instead of cartoons etc, with The Indigo Spell having three people on the cover. Regardless, I still think they are  pretty and can’t wait to get my hands on it! Here we come November 19th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress award and Catching Fire Pictures

Last night at the pre-Oscars Film Independent Spirit Awards, Jennifer Lawrence was awarded Best Actress for her role in The Silver Linings Playbook. Also the film won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

She looks beautiful as always, although I’m not 100% sold on the dress.

 

Also. if you haven’t seen it before, there have also been photo releases of Catching Fire!

Yes, that’s Jennifer Lawrence with Sam Claflin who will be playing Finnick.

 

November 21st hurry up!

 

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Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Lux #1)

File Size: 399 KB

Print Length: 294 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937044238

Publisher: Entangled Teen (May 8, 2012)

ASIN: B00850ZM28

 

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something…unexpected happens.
The hot alien living 
next door marks me.
You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the 
Vega
s Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.


I devoured this book. With an interesting premise about light aliens, it’s certainly different from what I’ve read from any paranormal Young Adult before, especially when it comes to love-at-first-sight. Yawn. This was not the case in Obsidian; when Daemon and Katy met, there were undeniable sparks between them, but their eyes were throwing daggers, not dopey looks of love. As a major fan of witty, sarcastic characters, this book delivered on all levels for me. Daemon and Katy have an interesting relationship, one moment they were about to kiss and the next they were about to strangle each other. Katy could stand up for herself and was gutsy, which was a surprise for Daemon, as his super-model looks usually kept dry insults at bay. Katy began to seem fairly shy, and even though I’m not against shy, I do like my fair share of defiant heroines, but I think Daemon brought out the confidence in her simply because he acted like a douche. I enjoyed following Katy’s character, she had a lot I could relate to and a realistic teenage voice, also, she’s a book blogger, why has no one done this before? There were references to certain books in there, and Katy shared my love for comics, graphic novels and paranormal books.


Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.”


With the typical hot but a jerk male character, there is always a fine line between thinking they’re attractive and generally just disliking them. Just as I was beginning to slide into disliking Daemon, Jennifer made me love him and from then on Armentrout had captured my attention. Daemon was very interesting and mysterious and with bonus material showing his points of view at the end of the book, I got to see what he was thinking in various chapters. And boy did I want to know what he was thinking! He is a male bad boy character I really enjoyed and I haven’t read his type so well written in a while. He was hot and witty, although, he was the typical everyone-is-stunned-by-his-beauty type of guy, but I guess that is not uncommon.

Nothing in this book seemed rushed, it was all so nicely paced! I have problems with pace because I’m really picky. I don’t like things going so slow they’re boring, but I also don’t like things –especially romance- moving too fast that it’s unbelievable. Jennifer knew when to pull me in and raise the tension throughout the whole book, and I was entranced.


“Will you show me what you really look like? You don’t sparkle, do you?”


Aliens are a great idea and go into sci-fi realms slightly so I wasn’t really sure what I was going to get here. But it didn’t seem to far-fetched and I found myself enjoying something that was completely fresh and it felt like Jennifer was throwing cool new ideas at me. Really enjoyed that part and hope she’s going to bring her game up in the next book.


I give this an 4.5 Stars Really, really liked this book, certainly recommended if you like bad boys!

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Vampire Academy’s Danila Kozlovsky’s Tweets…revealed

Danila Kozlovsky you say? Everything was great when I found out he was actually Russian- a proper sexy accent! Until you realise, all his tweets are in Russian.

 Don’t worry, guys, I translated it all…that is to say Google translated it, but oh well.

Now be aware, Google isn’t completely accurate and it’s not like I know completely what he’s trying to say. These are all lone tweets- I soon figured it was kind of rude to delve into all conversations, besides I didn’t understand many of them! Also, the ellipses are all him.


Sorry can’t answer every [tweets?] Thank you for your congratulations.It’s amazing how nice! Good night or in the morning (who reads)


And for your congratulations.Thank you…This is absolutely amazing …How nice your words …I greatly rejoice …bringing here to hide …


Roma Prygunov, Petya Anurov, Fedor Sergeevich, Dmitry Rudovskiy, Masha Andreeva.our entire company …an amazing company.Thank you!!!


[to the picture below] And now in the word “beg” a mistake …Apparently, bruised, all the same, strong



Remind you of the snow angels scene?















In “stop, will you” make a mistake …forgive forgiveness, step aside from falling


Thanks everyone for the congratulations. “it’s really, really nice! Thank you! Happy 2013! It was the happiest new year of my life!


And more …I am very grateful to you, 2012 … for many things …you were sad, tragic, but often, very happy! Thank you!


Friends!!!Here it is …2013 soon …may it be good, Nice, informative! Full of important and happy events! With the upcoming 2013 you!


Two days later, the new 2013! Amazing …but miracles are possible.I wish you happiness …After all, happiness is possible!


Cloud Atlas is a wonderful film. Artistic, informative and very beautiful. I’m under the remarkable aftertaste


What a stupid movie “seven psychopaths.” a second-rate psevdointellektual′nyj humor and absolute futility of around – What Bing said.


What stupid movie “The Seven fifth columnists suddenly appearing” .were Bolnisi псевдоинтеллектуальныи humor and absolute folly in all – What babylon said.


[below] Went to the theater, and there are … 4 boxes of Heineken. The Brand team Heineken! Guys, thanks!


Watched “my guy-Jitterbug.” a strange name, but absolutely wonderful film. one of the best movies of the year, it seems to me.


[picture below] Now Warsaw at night


Israel, in spite of all the events seems to be one of the safest countries in the world, and Tel Aviv, one of the most peaceful cities in the [world?]…- yes, it did just cut off like that


In this country a sense of security which is stronger than in many European countries the peaceful …the question of life, the main


We were on the beach …It started raining and we had wine and our dinner from the rain and my Israeli friend said: “Finally, you can calmly and talk”


For the first time heard the sound of a siren in the city for the first time saw people run to the bomb shelter as Israeli AIR destroys Palestinian rocket


Looked today show Olega Menshikova “copper”.brilliant, amazing, magical, theatrical performance


Sorry for not finding opportunities to answer each message. it’s really impossible. But my silence, it is not at all my indifference. – believe me! This message goes all the way to October because all he did was reply to people! How sweet!


a man, 65 years old, asked me, “did you like” Dûraleks? “I thought, why ask me about medication, and was asked about Duhless


Thank you for your words …impressions …feelings..Thank you…


Tours to Moscow, most likely in 2013, but will talk exactly about that, so far, it is difficult to …but as something …Once the ladies know


…in my Sun today in St. Petersburg.Let’s hope …have a nice day (no day wish …believe me) …Saturday …


So yeah, a lot of it doesn’t make sense due to the difference in sentence structure and because Google, Bing and Babylon translate are all crap. It was really sweet how he tried to answer every tweet- I wish I’d been told he was Dimitri before everyone else, so I could have gotten a tweet reply as well! As nice as that was, if he couldn’t answer all those tweets, no way is he prepared for the onslaught that is Vampire Academy fans.


If you want to tweet to Danila, his account is: @kozlovskyd

Poor guy, I wonder if he knew he was also signing up to our crazy fan-girling as well as a film.

 

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Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters

Last night on The Official Vampire Academy Page on Facebook, it was announced that filming for Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters is going to start in the summer! If your like me, you’ve been waiting for this since they first announced there was possibly going to be a film in 2010. Weirded out by the name? So was I, however, apparently people didn’t react well to just ‘Vampire Academy’ therefore Richelle Mead suggested they add ‘Blood Sisters’ so that it didn’t sound like another Vampire film.

That’s not all! Rose, Lissa and Dimitri have been cast!

Beautiful Creatures actor, Zoey Deutch is Rose Hathaway, Australian Lucy Fry is Lissa and Danila Kozlovskiy is sexy Dimitri Belikov. Personally, that pictures being shown above aren’t the best so I picked some more flattering ones in my opinion (although the picture of Danila above shows he can pull off the ‘Dimitri cut.’)

Okay, maybe not that one. LOL

I think Dimitri is great, obviously not completely what I was imagining, but a good pick and I’m glad he’s fairly unknown as an actor and that he’s actually Russian. Rose is okay, I assume they needed a popular female lead to get people roped in, I’m not so bothered as long as she can act badass as Rose. I’m not sure what they’re going to do about the fact she’s half-Turkish though. Lissa is great as far as I can see, she’s pretty and blonde and I don’t know about her acting skills so I can’t really judge on that front.

I was really excited for this film and I’m slightly relieved at the casting, because it could have been much worse, but I’m also slightly disappointed at Rose’s casting. We shall see.

If you want more information:

Richelle Mead’s thoughts, she explains everything very well for the fans

Penguin Australia’s blog

Wall post from Mike Preger