Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday [1]

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!
Shatter me
by Tahereh Mafi

Goodreads summary

Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. 

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

Author's website: Tahereh Mafi
Purchase the book here: The Book Depository

I would like to read this novel because I read about it on so many blogs, it sounds original and I like the book presentation very much. I am sure it's going to be a very interesting read that I'll enjoy! Did you read "Shatter me" by Tahereh Mafi or do you plan to read it in the future? If you've read it I would love to hear your opinion about it!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Books released today [1]: July 17th 2012

The Unquiet
by Jeannine Garsee

Published July 17th 2012
Goodreads: The Unquiet
Author's website: Jeannine Garsee
Purchase the book here: The Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Rinn Jacobs has secrets: One, she’s bipolar. Two, she killed her grandmother. 

After a suicide attempt, and now her parents' separation, Rinn and her mom move from California to the rural Ohio town where her mother grew up. Back on her medications and hoping to stay well, Rinn settles into her new home, undaunted by the fact that the previous owner hanged herself in Rinn's bedroom. At school, her classmates believe the school pool is haunted by Annaliese, a girl who drowned there. But when a reckless séance goes awry, and terrible things start happening to her new friends—yet not to her—Rinn is determined to find out why she can’t be "touched" by Annaliese...or if Annaliese even exists. 

With the help of Nate Brenner, the hunky “farmer boy” she’s rapidly falling for, Rinn devises a dangerous plan to uncover the truth. Soon reality and fantasy meld into one, till Rinn finds it nearly impossible to tell the difference. When a malevolent force threatens the lives of everyone she cares about--not to mention her own--she can't help wondering: who should she really be afraid of?

Annaliese? Or herself?

A World Away
by Nancy Grossman

Published: July 17th 2012 

Goodreads: A World Away
Author's website: Nancy Grossman
Purchase the book here: The Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:
A summer of firsts 
Sixteen-year-old Eliza Miller has never made a phone call, never tried on a pair of jeans, never sat in a darkened theater waiting for a movie to start. She's never even talked to someone her age who isn't Amish, like her. 
A summer of good-byes 
When she leaves her close-knit family to spend the summer as a nanny in suburban Chicago, a part of her can't wait to leave behind everything she knows. She can't imagine the secrets she will uncover, the friends she will make, the surprises and temptations of a way of life so different from her own. 
A summer of impossible choice 
Every minute Eliza spends with her new friend Josh feels as good as listening to music for the first time, and she wonders whether there might be a place for her in his world. But as summer wanes, she misses the people she has left behind, and the plain life she once took for granted. Eliza will have to decide for herself where she belongs. Whichever choice she makes, she knows she will lose someone she loves.

On Fire: A Teen Wolf Novel
by Nancy Holder

Published July 17th 2012
Author's website: Nancy Holder
Purchase the book here: The Book Depository

Summary from Goodreads:
Based on the hit MTV series Teen Wolf—a teenage boy’s life changes forever after he’s bitten by a werewolf. Scott was just a regular guy until one bite changed his life. Now he struggles to understand who he is and what he might become. Is he more wolf than human—or is it the other way around? Whichever it is, it’s not going to be easy. Scott tries to control his urges, but mostly he’s scared that it’s his urges that could end up controlling him.     On Fire is the story of what happens when you to walk the line between what you want and what you can’t help from wanting. Will the bite end up being a gift? Or will it be a curse? And what will it all mean for Scott’s relationship with Allison—the girl he can’t get enough of? Only time will tell if he should embrace his newfound powers, or if he should fear them.

Have a nice Tuesday! 

Ana @ Enchanted Letters

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Book Stickers

Hello there book lovers! There is a website called GetGlue where you can check-in and get book stickers. Once you reach 20 stickers you can get REAL copies of your stickers for free by filling in a form. I only got a batch of stickers because they tend to skip international requests but if you live in U.S.A you have high chances of getting your stickers. Have fun checking-in!

Website: Get Glue
Find more about book stickers here: Book Stickers

The Sunday Post [1]

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Book Haul
This week I bought two books: Anna with green eyes by author Modignani Sveva Casati and Jane Eyre by author Charlotte Brontë. I also won some e-books from book blogs contests but I will feature those soon in another post.

Anna with green eyes 

Author: Modignani Sveva Casati 
 Publisher: Nemira 

The novel starts with a cold January morning in Milan, in the 80's, at Cesare Boldrani's funeral, one of the most powerful and influential people of the time, where all eyes are on Anna, the only daughter of the great industrialist and sole heiress. Suddenly in charge of the huge Boldrani empire, Anna must face not only her own past, but also the past of her father. A fascinating journey through time, in which passionate love stories interwoven with mysterious events and existential dramas. An intense story, loaded with suggestions and symbols, in the unique and compelling style of Sveva Casati Modignani. 

 You can buy the book here: Anna cu ochii verzi

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Adevarul shop

You can buy the book here (in Romanian): Jane Eyre 
or here (in English): Jane Eyre

My first book swag!!!

Many thanks to Jessica E. Subject, author of "The Zurian Child", who sent me this beautiful swag, a signed book cover postcard and a magnet:

Her website: Jessica E. Subject

Friday, July 13, 2012

Covers Revealed [1]

Welcome to my weekly "Covers revealed" post! Every week I will feature three revealed covers which caught my eye and let you know what I think about them. Feel free to comment and tell me what you think about these book covers!

1) Witch Born (Witch Song #2)
by Amber Argyle


Brusenna thought it was finished.
She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.
She was wrong.
Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands.
Some things can't be saved.
A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.
Including her life.
Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?

Paperback, 330 pages
Expected publication: September 5th 2012
Author's website:

This book cover is absolutely gorgeous! It's the second book from the "Witch Song" series by Amber Argyle. The cover of the first book is also beautiful but this one is my favourite because it's so full of magic! I love all of the details but mostly the butterflies and the look in the girl's eyes. Added both books in the series to my reading list and I can't wait to find out more about Brusenna!

2) Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
by Cassandra Clare


In Clockwork Princess, Tessa and her companions travel all over the world as they race to stop the clockwork army before it’s too late. As Jem’s health worsens alarmingly and his friends search desperately for a cure, can Tessa choose between the two boys she loves—even if it means never seeing the other one again?

Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: March 19th 2013
Author's website:

Another wonderful book cover! This book is the third from "The Infernal Devices" trilogy by author Cassandra Clare. Tessa's dress is amazing and she's wearing an angel necklace which I love! The covers of this trilogy are very well designed and I sure hope to see them on my bookshelf sometime in the near future! :D

3) Fae (Elemental Trilogy #2)

by Emily White


Not all fae'ri tales come with a happy ending.
Ella thought taking care of the ego-bloated Mamood god would be a sure way to bring peace to the galaxy and satisfy her taste for revenge.
But she was wrong.
Despite the fact their god is gone, the Mamood refuse to abandon their attack on the planet Soltak and Ella's own so-called friends start to turn against her. And with Soltak dying--its oceans drying up and its plants withering in the ground--Ella and Cailen suspect there's a new enemy at work. As more people die and more water is leached from the planet, they both prepare for something straight from a nightmare.
The fae are coming.

Expected publication: December 10th 2013
Author's website:

"Fae" is the sequel to "Elemental". I like this cover more than the one for "Elemental". The background is nicely textured and the girl's expression is mysterious. Is "Fae" on your reading list for 2013? It sure is on mine!

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I am Ana Maria from Romania, I'm 25 years old and I love reading books (mostly YA) in my free time!
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