Maria V Synder Book Signing

Quick update before I go on to the main post. I am on holiday for the next 2 weeks and so will try and schedule some posts but I may not manage. If I do not respond to any comments, I am not ignoring you it is because I will have no access to the internet. Happy Blogging and Reading!!!

On 6th April 2015 I went to Bristol Cribbs Causeway for the book signing done by Maria Synder. It was amazing, I am so glad that she came to the UK and I got to meet her. Poison Study is one of my favourite books and I love the study series and so was jumping with excitement when I heard she was coming to the UK. The event was good, there was a book reading first of a chapter from Shadow Study and I learnt that I’ve been pronouncing certain words wrong haha. There also was a Q&A and a book signing. I had 14 books and Maria signed them all. The reason I had 14 instead of 11 was because I purchased the new covers for the Study series so I could get those signed too. I took my cousin along with me because we spent the day shopping and hten went to the book signing. One of the best things was Maria posted a picture of all of us who attended the book signing on here Facebook and Yes you can see me and she commented on my Facebook post too!

Enjoy my pictures!

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Me and my cousin ready for retail therapy

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All of us fans ready for the book talk

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Meeting Maria

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Her commenting on my Facebook post

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My signed books

One of the best days ever.

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I have news…

I realise you are now expecting some amazing news, based on the title of this post I’ve used to entice you. I do actually have some big news that I want to share, well it is big news for me. You all know if you’ve read my Becca Fitzpatrick book signing post that, that was the only book signing I have ever been to. Well I am going to another book signing. Now you may be tried of me talking about Shadow Study and Maria V Snyder but I had to share this. So Maria Synder is coming to the UK for a tour and I thought I would not be able to see her because she is going to London on March 24th and I could not get time off work to go to her book signing. However, do not feel sorry for me yet because she is coming to Bristol (which is only a 40 minutes drive away from where I live) on April 6 which is my day off. I actually have tickets to go to Maria’s book signing at Waterstones on this date now and I am so excited! Hopefully I will get my Shadow Study book signed 🙂

Ok so that my rambling over! Is anyone else in the UK and planning to see her?

Becca Fitzpatrick book signing

I just had the best day ever. I went to my first ever book signing and it was amazing. Becca Fitzpatrick and another author Moira Young spoke about their books and writing. They also had a Q&A session which was amazing. Both authors were so sweet and friendly. I literally felt like a fangirl and had literally nothing to say to Becca that I could think of at the time. I thought of things once I had walked away, but oh well. I am so impressed Waterstones had Becca Fitzpatrick do a signing in my town, it’s such a little place. I did get my Black Ice and Finale book signed and I also got a picture!

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I personally had not heard of Moira Young and her books but I have goggled her and purchased Blood Red Road which is the first book in her series. If you are interested in checking out her work then click here for information.

Black Ice Becca Fitzpatrick Book Signing and Q&A

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I popped into my local Waterstones today and found out that Becca Fitzpatrick will be coming to my town in the UK to do a Black Ice book talk, Q&A and a book signing on Friday 14th November! Plus I managed to get a ticket. Woohoo! This is my first ever book signing that I will be going to and I am very very excited. I do not own any signed merchandise as yet, other than some signed bookmarks from the lovely Sarena and Sasha the authors of the Pendant Trilogy.

I am probably going to be a total nerd but I can’t believe I get to see Becca Fitzpatrick I love her Hush Hush series. I splurged and purchased a Hardback copy of Black Ice rather than paperback.

Is anyone else in the UK going to the book signing Becca Fitzpatrick is doing for Waterstones?

A series I have no intention of finishing part 3

When I was about 18 years old I went through a Vampire phase ( Twilight may have had some influence on this phase…). I wanted to find a book that I enjoyed as much as I did the Twilight Series. I picked up both the True blood Sookie Stackhouse Series and the House of Night series. As you all know both series have quite a few books in. True Blood has 13 books and House of Night series has 12 books. This is not excessive when compared to something like The In Death series by J.D.Robb, but I am not planning to finish either of these series.

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Before my reasoning behind not completing a series has been the length of the series and spoilers but I enjoyed the books I had read in those series so far. My reasn behind not finishing these series is that I’m no longer interested, I do not care how it ends. I found with both books by time I had got to about book 5/6 I was just ok with the story and not enjoying it as much as I had the previous books in the series but I decided to continue with the series at first so I could atleast know what happens in the end. I ahve 9 books in the True blood series and 8 books in the House of night series. Hahaha randomly enough when I read book 8 in both series, at that point thought I decided to discontinue with both. The story lines in both books were no longer working for me and so buying any more books would have been a waste of money and a waste of my time that I could spend reading another book. We bookworms understand how limited reading time can be (sigh) and so I was not wasting it on these books.

With the House of Night series I believe the issue may have been the writing I know the book is written by a mother and daughter duo, at first maybe because I was a teenager too (I’m only 24 but that seems ages ago now) that it did not bug me that much, but by book 6 I really was not enjoying the writing any more and the story seemed repetitive. Zoe the main character was actually grating on my nerves, I think it got to a point where she wanted all the boys and could not decide which one she wanted. I’m not a massive love triangle fan either but it just seemed ridiculous.

With True Blood I think it was getting to the same point. If you have not read True blood and are planning to read it stop reading now as I am going to write a spoiler!!!! You have been warned! Once Sookie was no longer with Bill she just couldn’t decide who she wanted to be with, I think I got to points I wanted to physically shake her. Some people may like that kind of thing but I prefer relationship development, if that makes sense.If the two characters are going to be together on in one book that’s fine, but there’s only so many books I can read with the same character with a different romantic interest. I prefer books where it focuses more on both characters developing their love, like Archer’s voice.

I still have the books in these series that I’ve previously purchased and I may try to reread them to see maybe if I like them better now. If not then these books are in threat of being given away as I need more bookshelf space for books I have purchased and I only like to keep books I like and will reread.

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings. Leave a comment if you’ve completed any of these series or just have an opinion on them.

P.S. I know you think about the Sookie Stackhouse series Anna 😛

Happy Reading!

P.P.S The reason the images on these have weird items on as I combined the photos with some books tags I had to do on my Instagram as I’m too lazy to take more photo’s . If you want to follow me on Instagram.. @hyperaboutbooks

Archangel’s Kiss – Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #2)

How could I not read this once I finished the first book, even though I knew what happens I had to reread it. If you have not read the previous book then scroll away from this page as this will ruin the first book for you! You have been warned. If you do not like posses alpha males then this is not the book for you. On a side note how nice are the covers of this series?

Warning this is an adult book and contains mature content 

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Archangel’s kiss – Nalini Singh

Synopsis:

Vampire hunter Elena Deveraux wakes from a year-long coma to find herself changed—an angel with wings the colors of midnight and dawn—but her fragile body needs time to heal before she can take flight. Her lover, the stunningly dangerous archangel, Raphael, is used to being in control—especially when it comes to the woman he considers his own. But Elena has never done well with authority.

They’ve barely begun to understand each other when Raphael receives an invitation to a ball from the archangel, Lijuan. To refuse would be a sign of fatal weakness, so Raphael must ready Elena for the flight to Beijing—and to the nightmare that awaits them there. Ancient and without conscience, Lijuan holds a power that lies with the dead. And she has organized the most perfect and most vicious of welcomes for Elena.

Ratings 4 Stars

This books starts at where the previous one left off. Elena is in a coma and has just woken up, a year after the battle with Uram took place. Contrary to speculations of the people of New York Elena is not dead and neither is she a Vampire. Raphael has actually made her into an Angel, she is the first Angel that has been made. Another Angel can only make an Angel once if they produce Ambrosia which can only be produced with true love. Raphael has Elena hidden for her own safety in the Refuge for Angels where they keep their young safe aswell. The reason is in the previous book Elena is a strong character who is a hunter, she is stronger than other humans. However compared to the Angels, Elena’s strength is nothing. She has gone from being high on the food chain to the lowest you can get on the food chain, even baby Angels are stronger than her. It will take time for Elena to grow into her immortality, at the moment certain things can still kill her. You can see Elena tying to adjust and better herself to accept that she is no longer the best and strongest hunter. I felt she grew as a character.

The plot line in this story is Lijian is intrigued with Elena and so has set a ball in her name, also there is an Angel who is looking to replace Uram as an Archangel. It is a good story line, but again with the writing there were sometimes I felt it was a bit odd. I think what I’m trying to say is Nalini Singh can sometimes repeat things that do not need to be repeated or sometime more details are provide than needed. This does not detract from the story though. What I liked about this book is the development in Raphael, there is no major change in him but you can see him softening and can tell he does actually love Elena. He is learning to adjust to make the relationship between him and Elena work. He is still the arrogant ruthless character but the love can be seen in him.

“They didn’t understand that she held his heart, held it so utterly that there was nothing he wouldn’t do, no line he wouldn’t cross to keep her safe.”

The relationship between these two characters is so sweet, I like seeing  it develop considering they were literally through together in hunting the Archangel in the first book. Their relationship kind of reminds me of Eve and Roarke from the In Death series by J.D.Robb, who are one of my favorite couple. Ooohh how Raphael helps Elena with her nightmares is so adorable, though reading about some of Elena’s nightmares creeped me out abit.

I have another favorite angel now, I really want to know more about Aodhan. It was nice seeing the characters in the previous book reappear in this one too. The reason this was a 4 star book is for me it was not as amazing as the previous one but it is still a really good read.

Happy Reading!

Why oh why? Spoilers and a series I have no intention of finishing part 1

There have been many incidents when I have been nosing about on the internet and come across a spoiler which ruins a series for me. I will be doing multiple posts on a series i have no intention of finishing, hence the title aptly named part 1. I like to read reviews before I pick up a book and so appreciate it when other warn the readers that their review or post contains a spoiler. Sometimes I’m not even reading a review, I will stumble across a picture which again ruins a book for me. When I was waiting for book Mockingjay to come out, I did not go on any social media site until I had read the book (luckily i got it the day it came out and finished it 2 days later).

How do you avoid spoilers? Are you still happy to read a book even though you have come across a spoiler?

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Vampire Acamedy, Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise.

Do not get me wrong I love the Vampire Academy but I will not be finishing the Vampire Academy series. I stumbled across a spoiler on Goodreads *sigh* but I found out something happens in Last Sacrifice involving Dimitri, Adrian and Rose which I cannot bring myself to read, as I know I will end up hating the book. I do not want this to happen as I loved the series up till now and it was one of the best series I’ve read so far.  Maybe one day I will force myself to read Last Sacrifice as I want to know what happens in the end, but this is not going to happen any time soon. This is just my opinion, I know there are many people who disagree with this but it is just a series I cannot finish.

Why oh why spoilers? Happy Reaading! Hope it’s spoiler free 😀