February 29, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #8: Archer Cross

Boys in books are just better. Right? Well, let's put them to the test. 

My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.

Archer Cross
Archer is my guy from the Hex Hall serie. He is sarcastic, badass, caring, dangerous, damn straight gorgeous. I love him! I loved him even more in the second book! And I already pre-ordered the third book Spell Bound, which is coming out on March 13th 2012. So super excited about it!!

Lets see why :)

We were just about to enter the ballroom when I felt something warm press up against my back. I thought it was just some random person crowding me, until a voice whispered in my ear, soft and low, "I knew it was you."
I tried to whirl around, but it's hard to do when you're squashed between a bunch of people and wearing a big dress. I ended up accidently elbowing Jenna, who gave a startled squawk, before I could finally turn to face Archer.
Both of us widened our eyes and said, "Whoa."
Then I immediately blushed. Oh my God, had I just looked at Archer and said, "Whoa"?
But . . . wait a minute. Had Archer just looked at me and said, "Whoa"?
We just kind of stared at each other. Archer more than deserved his "whoa." This was a boy who could make a school uniform look good. What he did to formal wear was damn near criminal. He had lied about his bow tie being pink. He wasn't even wearing a bow tie, just a regular tie, and it was black, like everything else he was wearing.
But the best part wasn't the way he looked. It was the way he was looking at me.
"That dress," he said at last, his eyes still skimming over me. "It's . . . something."
I fought the urge to self-consciously tug at the low neckline and just smiled. "Thanks. I just, uh, whipped it up."
He nodded, but he still looked a little shell-shocked, and it was all I could do to keep a big goofy grin off my face.
Hex Hall, page 210

I looked up to see him studying me intensely with an expression I'd never seen before. Well, one he'd never directed at me before.
"She was right," he murmured.
"About what?" I said, and my voice didn't even sound like mine. It was low and breathy.
"I did want to spend the ball with you."
I felt like a thousand sparklers had just gone off inside me. The smile that began to spread across my face actually made my face hurt, and for the first time I didn't care if he saw it.
I knew I didn't have a crush on Archer anymore.
I was in love with him.
His face lowered, and my heart stopped. "Sophie--"
Hex Hall, page 230

"You've been completely weird ever since that night."
"Me?" He swung his gaze back to me. "You're the one who hasn't been able to look at me. And excuse me if I think it's a little suspicious that as soon as Elodie started spending time with you, she suddenly breaks it off with me."
I shook my head, confused, until what he was saying dawned on me. "What, you think I told Elodie what you said about wanting to spend the ball with me so that she'd dump you and I could have you all to myself?" When he didn't say anything, I gave him a light shove. "Get over yourself," I nearly snarled. I tried to walk past him, but he caught my arm, pulling me up short so that I nearly collided with him.
For a few charged seconds we froze, glaring at each other, breathing hard. I saw his eyes darken just a little, like Jenna's had the day she'd seen my blood. But this was a different kind of hunger; one I felt too.
I didn't let myself think. I just leaned forward and pressed my lips to his.
He took a split second to respond, but then he made a sound almost like a growl from low in his throat, and his arms were suddenly around me, holding me so tightly I could hardly breathe. Not like I cared. All I cared about was Archer, his mouth on mine, and his body pressed against me.
I'd been kissed a few times before, but nothing like this. I felt electrified from the top of my head to my toes, and somewhere in the back of my mind I heard Alice saying that love had a power all its own. She was right: this was magic.
We broke apart to catch our breath. I wondered if I looked as dazed as he did, but then he was kissing me again and we were stumbling against the shelves. I heard something fall and shatter against the floor, heard the soft crunch of glass underfoot as Archer pushed me against the wall.
There was a sensible part of me somewhere that clutched its pearls and hissed that I better not give up my V-card in a cellar, but when Archer's hands slid under my shirt and onto the skin of my back, I started thinking that a cellar was as good a place as any.
Hex Hall, page 280

“Right,”he replied. He was stil holding his sword in his right hand, and he twirled the hilt, the point scratching the wooden floor. “So this is it. We’re done.”
“Yeah,”I said, my voice cracking. I cleared my throat. “And I have to say, the world’s first and last Eye-demon reconnaissance mission went pretty wel .”It was a struggle to meet his eyes, but I managed it. “Thank you.”
He shrugged, his dark gaze ful of something I couldn’t quite read. “We were a good team.”
“We were.”In more ways than one, I thought. Which is why this sucked so bad.
I stepped back. “Anyway, I should go. See ya, Cross.”Then I laughed, only it sounded suspiciously like another sob. “Except I won’t, wil I? So I guess I should say goodbye.”I felt like I was about to shatter into a million tiny shards, like the mirrors I’d broken with Dad. “Okay, well, best of luck with the whole Eye thing, then. Try not to kill anyone I know.”I turned away, but he reached out and caught my wrist.
I could feel my pulse hammering under his fingers. “Mercer, that day in the cellar…”He searched my face, and I could sense him struggling for what he wanted to say. Then finally, “I didn’t kiss you back because I had to. I kissed you because I wanted to.” His eyes dropped to my lips, and it was like the whole world had shrunk to just me and him and the shaft of light between us. “I still want to,” he said hoarsely. He tugged my wrist and pulled me into his arms.
My brain registered the sound of his sword clattering to the ground as his other hand came up to grab the back of my neck, but once his lips were on mine, everything else faded away. I clutched at his shoulders, raising up on my tiptoes, and kissed him with everything I had in me. As the kiss deepened, we held each other tighter, so I didn’t know if the pounding heartbeat I felt was mine or his.
How stupid, I thought dreamily, to have ever thought I could give this up. Not just the kissing, although, as Archer’s hands cupped my face, I had to admit that part was pretty awesome. But all of it: joking with him and working beside him. Being with a guy who was my friend and could still make me feel like this.
“Oh, Mercer,”he murmured against my temple once we’d come up for air, “we are so screwed.”
I pressed my face against his neck, breathing him in. “I know.”
Demonglass, page 270

So, what do you think of my hot book boyfriend this week? :)
I tought Ben Bowers would be my perfect Archer <3 

Waiting on Until I die by Amy Plum

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine to shine a spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Until I die by Amy Plum
HarperCollins Publishers, to be released on May 8th 2012

Kate and Vincent have overcome the odds and at last they are together in Paris, the city of lights and love. 

As their romance deepens there’s one question they can’t ignore: How are they supposed to be together if Vincent can’t resist sacrificing himself to save others? Although Vincent promises that he’ll do whatever it takes to lead a normal life with Kate, will that mean letting innocent people die? When a new and surprising enemy reveals itself, Kate realizes that even more may be at stake—and that Vincent’s immortality is in jeopardy. 

In Die for Me, Amy Plum created a captivating paranormal mythology with immortal revenants and a lush Paris setting. Until I Die is poised to thrill readers with more heart-pounding suspense, spellbinding romance, and a cliff-hanger ending that will leave them desperate for the third and final novel in the series. 

- Goodreads.com description

I so loved Die for me!! And the setting is set in Paris and I completely love that!! Kate is such a great character and an awesome narrator!!

So yeah, I can't wait for this book to come out! :)

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? :)

February 28, 2012

Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To

It's Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke and the Bookish) and the topic is Top Ten Books I'd Give A Theme Song To

1. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
I remember it like yesterday.. I've been waiting 4 whole days to get Blood Promise and I felt like dying. Dimitri <3 Oh. And when I finally got it I started jumping and crying in the store, I bought it and went to read it in a bar for hours. Everytime I hear this song I think of Blood Promise and Rose and Dimitri, always Dimitri. And I so totally love this song!

2. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
This song is my London time song <3 And it will always remind me the time I was reading City of Glass in the Starbucks on Piccadilly Circus. It was priceless :) I miss London so much <3

3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
This one will always remind me of my time in Messina, doing my erasmus, and reading New Moon.

4. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Yes, totally Obsidian song ;) <3

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I remember listening to this song while reading this serie. It was amazing. 

6. The Iron Fey Serie by Julie Kagawa
Yes, this song it's it. I don't know, it's just is.

7. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
I remember figuring out this singer while I was reading Hourglass and I've been listening it on repeat for days! So, yeah <3

8. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
This song is just amazing, and it kind of reminds me of Clockwork Prince, which is in my opionion, one of the best books EVER written.

9. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
Ok, this I think it's because of the movie, but God, I love this song! <3 <3 

10. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Oh, I remember when I finally got this book I was listening to this song <3 And when I started reading it, I couldn't stop. I finished it on 6AM in the morning and it was amazing <3

So, this is my Top Ten Theme Songs for my books :)
Now tell me, which are yours? :)
Leave your link, so I can check them out!! ;)

Hey Follower, I Want To Know You Better or My Top Three #1

My Dear Followers,
I've been thinking about this a LOT. And when I say a lot, believe me, I did think about it a lot ;) So, I've been thinking, I have 75 followers, and for the exception of a few of you.. I don't know anything about you at all. When I decided to become a Book Blogger (which I am so proud that I am one :P) I wanted to share my love for book and hear also what do YOU think about, I don't know; my favourite books, about books I didn't appreciate much, about book guys that I literally fell in love with... You get my point? :) And also, I would really like to know you better!! Because if you follow my blog, means you're kind of interested in what I write about (hopefully) :P The same way I follow blog, that I am interested in ;) <3

So, the IDEA is..
I am reading this amazing book Saving June and it's really adorable :) While reading something totally got my attention: in one chapter they are playing this game called Top Three. 

The point of this game is I come up with various topics, ranging from personal to the philosophical to the downright dirty to everything in between, and the other person has to list their Top Three in that category. Haha :D

Don't get scared!! The point is to have FUN, to be honest, and if you want, to come up with the craziest, most creative answers you can come up with. Get it? Easy :) 

So, these are the rules - which is funny - because really, the point of the game is that there are no rules!

I'm gonna post this every Monday and you can answer yours Top Three in the comment OR if you want you can post it on your blog and leave the link to your blog in the comment so I can check your answers :) Fell free to join anytime of the week, it's not strictly Monday :P 

The whole point is for me to know you better :) Becuase you're my follower and I think you're awesome! ;)

Shall we start?

Top Three Things You Want To Be When You Grow Up

1. A Psycologist and make psychological researches and be the new Freud of the 21. century
2. A mum of two baby girls, so I can dress them like princesses and in pink colour
3. Happy

See? Wasn't that hard :) 

Now, tell me, what is your Top Three? :)

Ps. You can participate even if you aren't a follower ;) :)

February 26, 2012

In My Mailbox (14)

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly post hosted at The Story Siren and it's about what new books we got in the mail or we bought or got in the library or whatever this week.

Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes :) They made me smile and even happier :)

My friends Božo and Aleš bought me for a present, the book On The Road by Jack Kerouac. OMG, I am so so excited for the movie, which is coming out in the fall, with Kristen Stewart!! And so, of course, I was so so happy to receive this book! Thank you guys* You're the best!

And then, finally, I got The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg!! <3

My birthday party was really awesome!! I had so so much fun and it was amazing! All my best friends came and, although I feel like shit today due to the biggest hangover ever, it was great!! :) :)
I decided to post some pictures :)

What have you got in your Mailbox this week? :)

February 25, 2012

Today is the Day That I was Born 23 Years Ago

My dear readers :)

I wanted to thank you all for this amazing half a year together! I was so much fun and I really enjoyed it :) I wish for many many more years of blogging and having fun with you all! You made my year!

I am so so happy that I started blogging because I got the chance to meet so many beautiful people 

Mimi, Sam, Sarah thank you :) You are the best! ;) 

And of course all the others too! :) I could list you all, I could go on and on forever :P The list would be too long, so if you're reading this right now, then you know you are one of these amazing people! :) 

And also thank you to all these amazing authors that made my best moments while reading all those books, which were pure awesomeness 

I love you all! 

Some pics of my celebrating with my family :)

February 24, 2012

Blogspiration #4

Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by both GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation, and just a little SOMETHING.

First I want to say, thank you so much, Sarah and Kristin, for the beautiful mail that you've sent me! It was so so beautiful, and I am proud to participate in this amazing meme girls! You are awesome :) ♥ 

Second thing, tomorrow is my birthday and I am planning on going to Maribor, which is the town where I study, to have a great party with all my friends. So, I think I won't be able to post it on Sunday, so I'm posting it today :) ;)

What book inspires me? :)
Lots of books inspired my in a variety of ways. But if I must choose one, then I'm gonna choose The Sky Is Everywhere. This book is to very beautiful. The simple poetry inside this book is amazing. I fell in love with it. I've never wrote any poetry, because I think I suck at it. But after reading this book, I started. I think I still suck :P But nonetheless, I did write some and I left it around the world just like Lennie did. I left some pieces of poetry papers in the library, in the bars written on the bill.. And it was so so fun. I wish I would be able to write such a beautiful poetry, that the author of this amazing book can. Maybe one day I will, hopefully. 

Ok, this was so cute :P Thank you, Sarah and Kristin, for this week diversion :) I really enjoyed it 

What book inspires you? :)

February 20, 2012

Cover Revealed: Hidden

OMG, the cover of last book in the Firelight serie is finally out!!
Hidden by Sophie Jordan is coming out on September 11th 2012

Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the "prince" of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian's sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory. 

The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there's no guarantee they'll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning.... 

Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy.

- Goodreads.com description

Wooow, the cover is gorgeous! Honestly, I didn't think it would be Jacinda on it again, but she looks more dangerous on this one! And the cover is also more dark, than it was before. I really like this serie and I can't wait to see what will happen next :)

What do you think of the cover? :)

Blogspiration #3

Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by both GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers, and writer alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation, and just a little SOMETHING.

My dear readers,

I SO love this picture!! The first time I've heard the story about it I was laughing so hard I was crying. This picture rocks! :D

February 19, 2012

In My Mailbox (13)

"In My Mailbox" is a weekly post hosted at The Story Siren and it's about what new books we got in the mail or we bought or got in the library or whatever this week.

And I am so excited about this one!! 

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz
Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe
Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you by Ally Carter
The fine art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

I am so happy about all these books! Can't wait to read them :)
What did you get this week? :)

February 18, 2012

Obsidian Trailer

My dear readers, 
as you already know I am a big fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout and her Lux serie. And she did this contest - to make an Obsidian trailer. And the best 10 trailers will go to voting. 

I cannot deny the disappointment in my voice, but I didn't get into the top 10. I am so very sad. Ah.

So, I decided I should at least share it with you my dear readers, because nonetheless of the result, I think the trailer is pretty badass :P :P

I really hope you like it!

February 16, 2012

New Cover Revealed for Onyx

So, my dear readers, here is the brand new cover of this AMAZING Lux serie by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onxy
I LOVE IT! It's more dark and it looks so intriguing. It makes you crave for it even more then before ;) 

But, they change the release date to.. August 14th. I want to die. I want to cry. God, this is so awful :'(

Shadows is coming out on February 21th and here you can read the excerpt. 


February 15, 2012

My Book Boyfriend #7: Dimitri

Boys in books are just better. Right? Well, let's put them to the test. 

My Book Boyfriend is hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader, and it's a weekly meme in which you choose a fictional boy that makes your heart all gooey and write up a post for him. For more information, check out the introduction post. For sign ups and Missie's choice this week click here.

Dimitri Belikov
So, girls, this is the love of my life lol. He is the other half of my best fictional couple. And the protagonist of my favourite love story ever written. He made me shiver, cry, scream, crave for more, broke my heart, unbreak my heart. He's got it ALL.

He is Russian. He has a sexy Russian accent. Amazing body. Chocolate brown eyes. Shoulder-length brown hair. Tanned skin. He wears a black duster which made him even more sexy. Passionate. Brave. He is like a God. Literally.

Let's see why ;)

My mentor then turned to me, a dangerous glint in his eyes. He didn't say anything, but the angry, disapproving message came through loud and clear.
And then it shifted.
It was almost like he'd been taken by surprise, like he'd never noticed me before. Had it been any other guy, I would have said he was checking me out. As it was, he was definitely studying me. Studying my face, my body. And I suddenly realized I was only in jeans and a bra—a black bra at that. I knew perfectly well that there weren't a lot of girls at this school who looked as good in a bra as I did. Even a guy like Dimitri, one who seemed so focused on duty and training and all of that, had to appreciate that.
And, finally, I noticed that a hot flush was spreading over me, and that the look in his eyes was doing more to me than Jesse's kisses had. Dimitri was quiet and distant sometimes, but he also had a dedication and an intensity that I'd never seen in any other person. I wondered how that kind of power and strength translated into2well, sex. I wondered what it'd be like for him to touch me and—shit! What was I thinking? Was I out of my mind? Embarrassed, I covered my feelings with attitude.
"You see something you like?" I asked.
- Vampire Academy

"Did you see that dress?”
"I saw the dress.”
"Did you like it?”
He didn't answer. I took that as a yes.
"Am I going to endanger my reputation if I wear it to the dance?”
When he spoke, I could barely hear him. "You'll endanger the school.”
- Vampire Academy

"You're always fighting for control. You're the same as me."  
"No," he said, still obviously worked up. "I've learned my control."  
Something about this new realization emboldened me. "No," I informed him. "You haven't.  You put on a good face, and most of the time you do stay in control. But sometimes you can't.  And sometimes …" I leaned forward, lowering my voice. "Sometimes you don't want to."  "Rose…" 
I could see his labored breathing and knew his heart was beating as quickly as mine. And he wasn't pulling away. I knew this was wrong—knew all the logical reasons for us staying apart.  But right then, I didn't care. I didn't want to control myself. I didn't want to be good.
Before he realized what was happening, I kissed him. Our lips met, and when I felt him kiss me back, I knew I was right. He pressed himself closer, trapping me between him and the wall. He kept holding my hand, but his other one snaked behind my head, sliding into my hair. The kiss was filled with so much intensity; it held anger, passion, release….  
He was the one who broke it. He jerked away from me and took several steps back, looking shaken.  
"Do not  do that again," he said stiffly. 
"Don't kiss me back then," I retorted.
- Frostbite

"Yes. And, so … that's a problem."  
"Because it's wrong for us to be together."
"Because of the age difference."  
"But more importantly because we're going to be Lissa's guardians and need to focus on her—not each other."  
I thought about this for a moment and then looked straight into his eyes. "Well," I said at last,  "the way I see it, we aren't Lissa's guardians yet." I steeled myself for the next response. I knew it was going to be one of the Zen life lessons.  Something about inner strength and perseverance, about how the choices we made today were templates for the future or some other nonsense. 
Instead he kissed me.  
Time stopped as he reached out and cupped my face between his hands. He brought his mouth down and brushed it against my lips. It was barely a kiss at first but soon increased, becoming heady and deep. When he finally pulled away, it was to kiss my forehead. He left his lips there for several seconds as his arms held me close.  
I wished the kiss could have gone on forever. Breaking the embrace, he ran a few fingers through my hair and down my cheek. He stepped back toward the door.  
"I'll see you later, Roza."  
"At our next practice?" I asked. "We are  starting those up again, right? I mean, you still have things to teach me."  
Standing in the doorway, he looked over at me and smiled. "Yes. Lots of things." 
- Frostbite

Well, I wanted to put more quotes, but really, I decided against it. That would be too much spoilers for people who actually haven't read the serie yet. And I sure as hell, wouldn't want to destroy the excitement and the magic of this amazing serie. So, that's it ;)

What do you think of my book boyfriend this week? :)

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