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Friday, May 3, 2013

LGBT Readathon Goals (#LGBTRead)

Hello darlings!!

So as you might've seen on the blog last week, Faye @ A Daydreamer's Thoughts is hosting the LGBT Readathon starting today and ending May 6th! I have, of course, signed up for it and am excited to be participating! Here are my goals for this weekend:

The Elephant of Surprise by Brent Hartinger
Brownie Points by Jennifer Coburn

If I find more books to read, I'll definitely let you know about them! Look for an update on Friday and Saturday sometime on Sunday afternoon. Don't forget to let everyone know whar you're reading using the #LGBTRead hashtag on Twitter! For more info, go to this page.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Carnival of Souls (Carnival of Souls, #1) by Melissa Marr
320 pages, Kindle Edition
Finished on 14/4/2013
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Action
Goodreads page

Motivation to Read It: I've been wanting to read Marr's work for a while and after I couldn't finish Graveminder, I wanted to give this one a try.

Review: This was definitely a good book of Melissa Marr's to start with. After a lot of the introductory stuff with each of the characters, I couldn't keep my hands off of my Kindle from wanting to read it.
I'm honestly not sure who I would call the main character of the book. While I'm pretty sure the author meant for it to be Mallory, my brain tells me that it should be Kaleb. I think my brain just got more out of Kaleb than Mallory.
The characters were all fantastic for sure. Kaleb was without a doubt my favorite although Aya followed behind him in a close second. He was emotional without necessarily showing it all the time .Of course, he has a very masculine side, too -- the side that got him to the last rounds of the competition (is there even a name for this "game"?) He could be ruthless and brutal, but if he really cared about you, he was loving till the end.

The City was just a completely different world, and that helped to pull me in and made me want to read Carnival of Souls at all the wrong times. I was fascinated with the way the daimons there lived. Sure, they had human tendencies, but they were quite different compared to the human world. Everything was paced wonderfully. The story seemed to get slower closer to the end, though. When I actually finished reading it, I was both excited and devestated. Excited because there's obviously going to be a sequel, but thoroughly devestated because that means I have to wait before I can buy the sequel. (Oh, the horror!)

This book was unquestionably enough to make me want to read more of Melissa Marr's work. Like most authors I read, she's very talented and writes a story that you can feel.

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April Wrap-Up

Another month, another wrap-up post. Enjoy, lovelies!



Other Things
Readathons (Spring into Horror Goals)

April's Reading Status
6 books, 1146 pages

Reading Challenge Status
Let Me Count the Ways
Book Version - 6922/10001 pages
Audio Version - 500/9000 minutes
13x7 in 2013 - 26/91 books
A to Z series - 8/26 books

So I realize that I didn't do anything last year for the blog's anniversary, but I'm determined to do one this year.

All you lovely bloggers and readers out there, I would really appreciate if you would email, tweet, or post on the blog's Facebook page -- whatever you have to do to get in touch with me. I need some book suggestions to discuss/promote/etc. for the week of the blog's bday! These can be books are coming out sometime soon after July 7th, but I would prefer they be out no later than early June so that I can actually read them. Likewise, if you authors/publishers have books you would like me to spotlight during the celebration or want to do an interview/guest post, hit me up! Same ways -- Twitter, Facebook, email, or leave a comment. (Bloggers/readers can feel free to do this last option as well.)

To get in touch with me: leave a comment, post on FB, Tweet me, or email me via massiekurhatesu(at)gmail(dot)com.