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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (2)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pag e
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title, and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Kay-c's Teaser Tuesday is:

"I'm not going to talk to you until you're done"
"Beck, Are you seeing this?" I leaned against the Tahoe,
looking in at the first, fingers clawed into the bloodstained carpet of the back. She was maybe eighteen, wearing a tight tie-dyed shirt. I pushed off, backing away, as if that would make them disappear. "What's going on?"

Shiver ( The Wolves Mercy Falls #1) - Maggie Stiefvater, page 187

Mithee's Teaser Tuesday is:

"Then Alex is leading me to the sofa and shaking out a blanket over me, kissing me and wishing me goodnight. He has the morning shift at the labs and has just barely enough time to go home, shower and make it to work on time. I hear his footsteps melting away into the darkness."

~Delirium by Lauren Oliver, pg. 211(ARC from NetGalley)

Please link your TT posts on the comments below so we can return the favor. (^_^)


The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho

Author: Paulo Coelho

Publisher: Harper Perennial (US)

Rating: 4 Stars

Like Kay-c had mentioned before, I am a fan of Paulo Coelho. It started with The Alchemist; By The River of Piedra I Sat Down and Wept disappointed me a bit, but I rediscover my love again after I read this book. This is an old release, but I re-read it awhile ago and still loving it.
It tells story about a strange man who comes to a small remote village up on the mountain. He came to Chantal Prym, a young lady who work in an inn - hoping to find a ticket to leave her village - a once in a lifetime proposal. This strange man claim that he already bury lots of gold in the forest near the village and will gives the gold to the villagers if they g willinto kill one of them.

In this story, the strange man work as devil, seducing Chantal with a way to end her monotonous lives. But to get that she must willing to sacrifice all the values and norm she believes. What will happened? Will she and the villagers surrender to the temptation and kill an innocent person? Or will they refuse it?

I really like this story; the battle between evil and goodness presented in a very neat way. It's not about super nice protagonist against super bad antagonist. It's about a normal man who had lost everything and willing to burn the world with him tempting a normal girl who lives in a dying village with a change of a lifetime. Not the 'change of lifetime' like most people would think though. I guess 'the bigger the price the higher the stake' is a correct phrase for this story.

Some people often said 'I would kill someone just to have it', but then again how many people actually brave/crazy (because the line between bravery and craziness is thin) enough to do that?



Monday, November 29, 2010

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Title: Nightshade
Author: Andrea Cremer
Pages: 454 (Hardcover)

Publication Date: October 2010
Published by: Philomel


WOW! - with capital letters and an exclamation point is one word to describe Nightshade. Fast-paced, gripping and breath-taking are the other three. But there are more. I just suck at vocabulary. That said, I totally x10 enjoyed every second of this book. I lurved the characters, the storyline... I actually feel like jumping Andrea Cremer right now and yell "I lurve you, Andrea!" But that would probably creep her out. (>o<)

I love Andrea's take on the world of werewolves. It's new, exciting and the mystery that surrounds it will make you unable to put the book down. One thing I like about Nightshade is that it is full of 'happenings.' Once you think the good part has ended, you'll be surprised to know that there are more. It gives you so many reasons to continue reading it.

I guess the only two things I'm not quite sure if I should like in this book are; Shay's lack of trust with Calla; and Calla's inability to control herself from being sucked  into Ren and Shay's charms. It's apparent that Shay trusts Calla. So what am I complaining about? There's this one part where Flynn said something to Shay about Calla. I don't know if it's just me and it's just that one part but I felt almost appalled when Shay believed it. I wanted to kick the puppy out of him for it. But since I am totally crushing on Shay, I forgive him (he has totally cute eyebrows!). As for the latter, I don't like how Calla indulges to in an intimate moment with Shay and the next, she's making out with Ren. Literally. She doesn't like having intimate moments with either two for what I consider valid reasons but oh, she also likes it. But then again, I can't blame her *giggles*.

Other than that, the rest of the book is just brilliant. The fact that it evoked so many emotions from me is something. I got frustrated, excited, annoyed, giddy, nervous, I smiled, I frowned- whew. Nightshade is that thing you call 'a roller coaster ride of emotions.'

Did I also mention how I lurve the characters!? If Ren was a character from a different book, I would've fallen for him. He's that cocky hot guy with depth every hot-fictional-character-addicted girl would fall for. Too bad for him, Andrea created Shay in the same book as he is in. Shay gives me the impression of a boy you normally see sitting beside the window of your classroom. Or you don't normally see because he's not exactly noticeable. I like how Calla seems to have the upper hand on whatever kind of relationship they have. I also like Bryn and Ansel, and Mason and Neville. I'm not into boy/boy relationship but I appreciate them so much. I kind of adore the two boys as much as I adore Shay, really.


About the Author:

Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.

In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things – white carpets beware!

Her debut novel, NIGHTSHADE, the first of a YA fantasy series, will be published in fall 2010 by Penguin (Philomel). 

Visit the Author: Goodreads / Website / Blog / Twitter



Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you for passing on the The Versatile Blogger Award to us, Mariya at Mystifying Paranormal Reviews! and Nina at Brush up on Your Reading Thank you very much!

Once you receive it, you have to thank the blogger who gave it to you, choose 15 bloggers to pass the award on to, and say 7 things about yourself.

Since I'm not the only person managing the blog.
I think it would unfair to just talk about myself here. So I'm not the only person who
should make this 7 things about me. But I'll be dragging Mithee and Lynossa here too~

7 Things about US~!

Red Violet: Kay-c
Dark Green: Mithee
Blue: Lynossa
Black: US

I buy books every week~ And I dont care how much all of those cost. As long as I have them in my hands. I dont care if i lost my monthly allowance. That would be my problem at end of the month. But oh well.

I love it when it rains. Or i love rainy season. I dunno why. Maybe because i live in a tropical country. Where its always sunny and hot. And i hate summer because of that.

I am a drug addict. I love to study drugs; their modes of action, chemical names, structures, etc. They're awesome!

4. I'm pretty random and weird.

If I like a book by certain author, I MUST have his/her other books.

I like night time more than day; the weather, the mood, the lights that keeps the darkness away, but not enough to show the dirt of a town.

We three met as mods in a forum. And since we were forced to communicated with each other due to our responsibilities, we got to know each other a lot and found out the one thing we three have in common. We love books <3>

We're passing this award to:
  1. Library Mosaic
  2. Small Review
  3. The Slowest Bookworm
  4. Miss Page Turner's City of Books
  5. Reading Angel
  6. Anna Reads
  7. Crazy book Reader
  8. Bookworm Boulevard
  9. A Great Read
  10. Diary of a Book Lover
  11. Reading Vacation
  12. A Trillian Books
  13. Uniquely Moi Books
  14. As I turn The pages
  15. A Dream of Books

The Deranged Book Lovers Team~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

In My Mail Box (2)

In My Mailbox
IMM is a meme started by Kristi of The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

The idea behind IMM was not only to put new books on your radar but to also encourage blogger interaction. IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. And sometimes other fun goodies.

Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.

Kay's Mailbox


Lies by Michael Grant
FreeFall by Mindi Scott
Evermore by Alyson Noel
Shadowland by Alyson Noel
Devoured by Amanda Marrone
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
MockingJay by Suzzane Collins
Unwind by Neal Shusterman


2 Days Til MATCHED!! OMG!!

Matched is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and you know what? It's only 2 days before it's BIG RELEASE!! I am seriously freaking out right now! I read the excerpt from Breathless Book Portal and ohh, it was divine! I can't wait to read more of it. I'm practically drooling everytime I think about it.

I'm tempted to read the google preview from Goodreads but it's got a lot of omitted pages - apparently - so I'm trying my best to steer clear of GR until I get a copy of the book. 

So, has any of you read the ARC? Was it awesome? Cool? Not really? If you haven't read the book, are you anticipating it as well? I wanna know your thoughts! (*O*)

Check out the trailer:

I know! It's such a tease, right?

Pre-order the Book: Amazon / Book Depository / Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

Ally Condie is a former high school English teacher who lives with her husband and three sons outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. She loves reading, running, eating, and listening to her husband play guitar.

Visit the Author: Website / Twitter



Friday, November 26, 2010

Follow Friday (2)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee

Wow. I can't believe another week has passed again. Last week, the three of us have been stressing ourselves on looking for free templates for our blog layout - we're html noobs, if that isn't obvious enough. And now we've finally settled on one, we don't know what to do with our blog anymore. Lol. Just kidding. Btw, do you like our layout? Kay-c is responsible for this one. I don't know where she got it, though. But really, you veteran/awesome bloggers out there, give us a piece of advice, suggestion, recommendation, violent reaction or whatever you want/like us to do with our blog. 

Btw, this green-fonter girl speaking is Mithee. (^_^) From now on, I'll be using dark green for my posts. Kay-c's will be red violet and Lynossa's will be blue.

What is up on the blog?

Veronica Decides to Die - Paolo Coelho (Kay-c) 
Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Mithee)

In My Mailbox (1)
Waiting on Wednesday (2)

2011 Debut Author Challenge
We have a Review Policy ! Hurray!!
We also have a Giveaway Policy ! Hurray x2!!

Also.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I'm Asian so we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but that doesn't mean I'm not thankful to the awesome authors who have made me swoon after their books, the authors who have changed my life even if they're oblivious to it; to our followers who took their time clicking that follow button on our sidebar just so they can follow our blog *sniffs*; to Alison who was the first person to have commented on Kay-c's review aside from Kay-c herself. And to Kelly, the first person aside from Kay-c -again- to have commented on my review. You guys are awesome! Thank you all for taking the time to visit our blog!

Aaand! We finally have a Twitter account! Hurray x3! Follow us? http://twitter.com/derangedblovers
Mithee and Kay-c, also, have their own Twitter accounts. Check us out here and here (^_^)

Please link you FF post on the comments below so we can return the favor.

Love lots,


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Title: Raised by Wolves
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Pages: 428 (Hardcover)


I decided to read Raised by Wolves because it was recommended to me by a friend with trusted taste for books. Also because most reviewers from Goodreads have only good things to say about it. But after reading the book, I couldn't help wondering if there was something wrong with me. Raised by Wolves just didn't blow me away.

Let's talk about the heroine first. Bryn is an okay character. Her sarcasm reminds me of Rose from Vampire Academy. But still, I didn't see anything special with her. Her parents were killed by a rogue wolf when she was young. She was then adopted by the alpha wolf who saved her. Even though she grew up with the wolves, she was never turned into one. That means she's a human, but! Here's the big but. She can do a lot of things only a super wolf can do. Which makes it even weirder because she is a human. That's too much of a coincidence which I find very hard to buy.

The story started smoothly for me. I was actually excited and giddy as I read the book, eager to get to the fun part. But halfway to the book and still no fun part lessened the ecstaticness and giddiness in me. More so as the strangeness of the characters and unexplainable events became more prominent. I rolled my eyes a little less than a hundred times. It even came to the point where I was only reading the book for the sake of finishing it. It was just all too weird and unbelievable for me.

The first book to Raised by Wolves series started with so many unexplainable parts so I'm going to lean toward the succeeding books for the valid explanations.

About the Author

Jennifer Lynn Barnes (who mostly goes by Jen) was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado. She's been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book (which she now refers to as a "practice book" and which none of you will ever see) when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen.

Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science (the study of the brain and thought) in May of 2006. She'll be spending the 2006-2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Visit the Author: Website / Blog



Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

Hi everyone! The Deranged Book Lovers is a new blog on the block! Thanks for visiting our page, and if you have the time, please feel free to look around and tell us what you think of our blog. :D

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Kay-c's Waiting on wednesday is:

Title: Die for me
Author: Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #1

Publishing Date: May 10th 2011
Published by: Harper Teens


DIE FOR ME is the first of three books about Kate, a sixteen-year-old American who moves to Paris after the death of her parents. She finds herself falling for Vincent, who she discovers is not the typical French teenager he appears: he is something else entirely.

DIE FOR ME presents a new supernatural mythology presented in a city where dreams are sometimes the same as reality.


Mithee's WoW is:

Title: Chain Reaction
Author: Simone Elkeles
Series: Perfect Chemistry #3

Publication Date: May 24th 2011
Published by: Walker Books for Young Readers


Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he's never known, and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?

Continuing all the steamy romance of the first two books, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Simone Elkeles gives fans one more satisfying taste of the irresistible Fuentes boys.

That cover is to die for! And look! The release date is the same date as my brother's birthday! But it's not like I can buy it for him. Lol.

Link your WoW post on the comments below so we can return the favor. (^_^)



2011 Debut Author Challenge

Is Hosted by The Story Siren

I'm taking part of this challenge. Though this is my first participation~
Im still Excited~

I've found a lot of good authors and books to read next year too and these are:

Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton Done! (Review here)
Unearthly - Cynthia Handn
- Maurissa Guibord
The False Princess - Eilis O'Neal
Where I belong - Gwendolyn Heasley
- Lauren DeStafano

Across the Universe - Beth Revis
Clarity - Kim Harrington
Possession - Elana Johnson
A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies
Awaken - Katie Kacvinsky
Die For Me - Amy Plum

And Surely~ I'll Be looking for more~~



Hai friends! Mithee decided to join the fun as well. This is her list.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (review)
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (review coming soon)

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (review coming soon)

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton

XVI by Julia Karr

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

So Shelly by Ty Roth

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys~



Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox
IMM is a meme started by Kristi of The Story Siren with some inspiration from Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.

The idea behind IMM was not only to put new books on your radar but to also encourage blogger interaction. IMM explores the weekly contents of my mailbox & books bought. And sometimes other fun goodies.

Anyone can participate in IMM and you are not limited to only sharing books that arrive via your mailbox. You can also share books that you've bought or books that you've gotten at the library.

 Mithee's Mailbox:

Evernight by Claudia Gray (paperback)

Firelight by Sophie Jordan (signed hardback)
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (paperback)

Vampire Academy molnija mark keychain
Dead If I Do by Tate Hallaway bookmark
Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler poster

A big thanks to Jackie Morse Kessler, Tate Hallaway, VampBookClub and Melina!


Lyn's Mailbox:

The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud (hardback)
Heroes of The Valley by Jonathan Stroud (paperback)

The Girl who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson (paperback)


What's in your mailbox this week?


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Veronica Decides To Die~

Title: Veronica Decides to Die
Paolo Coelho
240 pages
Harper Perennial

Amazon | Book Depository |


One Night Veronica was bored with her life.
All the things she needs and wants are in reach. She's has this awesome boyfriend, Loving parents and a job.

In the first chapter was a bit boring but the interest of finding out the reason of her suicidal attempt lingers me. Veronica indeed has a beautiful life. But the difference is she's not happy at all And She thinks that it was just normal and not interesting life to live in. So she decided to kill herself by drinking all the pills that she have. After several pill she drunk. She waited while reading magazines and writing letters for her parents.

Weeks or days later she woke up and was disappointed to know that her attempted failed. She woke up in the mental hospital(not sure) and found out that lots of tube were buried in her body only to help her live.

When she finally woke up from a long coma she found out that she only have a week to live and wasn't sad at all by hearing the news knowing that she don't have anything to lose if she die and no one will care.. Later in the story while waiting for her death she met a lot of people - Zedka, who has clinical depression; Mari, who suffers from panic attacks; and Eduard, who has schizophrenia, and with whom Veronika falls in love.

By the time goes by Veronica experience a lot of things she hasn't experience in her life or not allowed herself to experience including hatred, love and sexual awakening. And later on she realize how important life is and now eager to live. Though sad that she only have days to live. Veronica wants to have her last day with her love ones but she can't when she in imprisoned in the hospital and for sure no one will allow her to go out.

Anyways If I continue to summarize it for you. I'll be a big spoiler. This is the second book that I love in Coelho.
It just shows how to treasure life and dont take it for granted. I have to admit. Most of Coelho's books doesn't really attracts me as it attracts to lyn. I Just think that all of them are way too mature? is that the right word? no...lets say..its not my cup of tea. But since I rarely find a book that talks about how good life is? How exciting and thrilling it is?

And because of that. This book made some impact to me. Though Indeed. I have to admit. There are some points in our life where we feel bored. And tends to think irrationally. But there are times when we meet someone who will fill that part and make us feel contented right? And that's what Veronica experienced. Though It was too late because she only have one week to live and her heart will stop beating. She made her last 3 days a day like its her last. . . but...was it really?



Friday, November 19, 2010

Follow Friday (1)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee

Hi everyone! The Deranged Book Lovers is a new blog on the block! We are a group of four diverse deranged book lovers who came together to... well, express our derangedness love for books!

Thanks for visiting our page, and if you have time, please feel free to look around and tell us what you think of our blog. *points to the right sidebar* :D

What is up on the blog?

Kay-C's Reviews:
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
Gone + Hunger by Michael Grant
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Lynossa's Reviews:
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

Mithee's Review:
Firelight by Sophie Jordan


Waiting On Wednesday

Please link your FF page on the comments below so we can return the favor. Thanks!


The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Author: Stieg Larsson

Publisher: Vintage Crime, Division of Random House (US)

My rate: 3 stars.

This is the second part of Millenium Trilogy from Stieg Larsson. If you want to know my review on the first part, click here. If you haven't read the first part, I suggest to stay away from this review because it'll be spoiler. You have been warned >.>

So, we meet again with our heroine, Lisbeth Salander. After 'stealing' Wennerstrom's money and heartbroken, she decide to leave Sweden and travel around the world. She had her own adventure when she was in Granada; meanwhile Blomkvist - who keep trying to contact Salander - got involved with an investigation of sex-trafficking along with his colleagues in Millennium. When Salander return, she discovered that the investigation linked to her past. In the middle of investigation, brutal murders occurs and Salander was accused as the culprit. Blomkvist was trying to prove her innocence and captures the real culprit and got tangled in the whole mess.

Well, I gave this 3 stars, half star lower than the first book. The reason is simple, Lisbeth - although still awesome - not as different as she was in first book. She's gone soft and a bit girly - concern about her appearance. And the 1/3 first part of the book was basically useless, imo. Especially the part when Salander out of Sweden because it didn't linked with the main focus of the story. Either Larsson using it as a foundation for the 3rd book or he running out of idea what Salander should do why Blomkvist busy with Millennium and looking for her.

Personally I like the first book more than this one, the strong point on this book was that we get an information about Salander's dark past and why as an adult she still needs guardian.



Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Adoration Of Jenna Fox

Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Mary E. Peason
Pages: 266 pages
Publisher: Square Fish

Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads


"I used to be Someone. Someone named Jenna Fox."

Jenna is considered to be the miracle baby, Angel of the family. Being the only daughter.
She is smart and pretty. Everyone would wish to be in her shoes. But deep inside her. She doesn't like her role in the family. She if forced to act like their perfect little daughter. Have to have high grades in class.

Until her accident. She woke up after a year of coma from an horrific accident that accured to her. Jenna wonders what happened.
Having no memories of past, herself, parent, friends, Everything. Though she remembers a bit of her unknown past.
She find it hard to believe her self proclaimed parents. And what they are saying. But it give her the feeling that there is more to their story that they are not telling her. And thats what she wants to know. No one ever told her about the day of accident. And being isolated by her parents made her even more eager to know what really happened that day. Through out the story Jenna is having trouble who to trusts. But as she doesn't have any memories. She doesn't have a choice but to believe and follow them.
Questions slowly forming, about her friends, life, past, about herself. And her body.

What really happened in the accident? what kind of accident? Who Am I really? Why cant i walk straight? Where is the scar in my chin? Why is my mom so scared? Why Am I isolated? I dont know.

Jenna eagerly wants to know her past.

The setting is set in the not so distant future.
Infact when you read this. You will come to different question about our modern technology today.
For example. Some scientist/doctor would do everything to prolong our life. But what? We have to pay for it millions if not billions. So what's use? We live to do pay for that? Having so many artificial made. What will happen to our natural things? Is it right to go agains't what nature wants? If you are given a chance to prolong life using technology will you?

The story focuses on her parents love for Jenna. Even though her condition was hopeless like 30/70 chances. Her parents are forced to make a decision in order to have their almost dead daughter back to them. Wanting to be their perfect daughter for them (even though she doesn't want to). So she is forced to live for their sake.

She only got 10 percent of her brain. At least thats the only part of her brain her father could get. And the rest is gone. She became shorter, flawless skin, in short prettier than before but shorter.

I was actually impressed in the fact here. That her father uploaded something is her brain. Like he just programmed her. She already know lessons to grade 1 to 12. Even though she's in her 10th grade. And i was like..."you can do that to a brain?" though it was explain. But im not going to spoil it for you guys.

The ending isn't something I was expecting. I wasn't satisfied. No. I mean..That's not the Ending I am looking for.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesdays (1)

Hi everyone! The Deranged Book Lovers is a new blog on the block! Thanks for visiting our page, and if you have the time, please feel free to look around and tell us what you think of our blog. :D Also, there's a form on our sidebar. We would really appreciate it if you could fill it out. Thanks!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Mithee's Waiting on Wednesday is:

Title: Desires of the Dead
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Body Finder #2

Publishing Date: February 15th 2011
Published by: HarperCollins


The missing dead call to Violet. They want to be found.

When Violet Ambrose's morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who've been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret...but her relationship and possibly her life as well.


Kay-c's Waiting on Wednesday is

Plague (Gone #4)
Author: Michael Grant
Series: Gone #4

Publishing Date: April 5th 2011
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books


This is a blood-pumping, white-knuckle sci-fi thriller of epic proportions. The FAYZ goes from bad to worse...The darkness has been foiled once again and the resurrected Drake has been contained. But the streets of Perdido Beach are far from safe, with a growing army of mutants fighting against the humans for power in the town. In a small room of a house near the edge of town, Little Pete lies ill on a bed. In his fevered dreams, he continues his battle with the hidden evil that seeks to use his power to bring about anarchy and destruction.



Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays (1)

Hi everyone! The Deranged Book Lovers is a new blog on the block! Thanks for visiting our page, and if you have the time, please feel free to look around and tell us what you think of our blog. :D Also, there's a form on our sidebar. We would really appreciate it if you could fill it out. Thanks!

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pag e
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title, and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Mithee's Teaser Tuesdays is:

He escorted me over the threshold , smiling as I glowered at him. "As your night, I am entitled to point these things out. Part of the job description when you asked me."

"Yeah right." I muttered, crossing my arms. Ash smiled.

~The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, pg 235

Source: ARC from

Lyn's Teaser Tuesday:

At around 4:00 in the morning Salander shut down her PowerBook and sat on her window seat looking out at Saltsjön. She sat quietly for two hours, smoking one cigarette after another, thinking. She had a number of strategic decision to make - and she had to do a risk assessment.
She had to find Zala and settle their accounts once and for all.

The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. p219

Kay-c's Teaser Tuesday~!

Lily's Little own Walden never realized. For this. "So you traded an Italian villa and wine for crumbling Cotswold and an illegal Pet. You're not very good at trades, are you, Lily?"

She impties a dustpan of broken glass into the trash and looks at me straight on, briefly, then bangs the dustpan against the can to get all the last particles

"I do Okay?" she says


Monday, November 15, 2010

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan


I have to say I was so disappointed with Firelight. I expected a lot from it since most reviews I read about it were all raving about how good this was. People said it was different, and I have to agree with them on that. I mean, how many young adult novels have you read with teenagers having the ability of transforming into dragon-looking humans, complete with smoke coming out of their noses and ears? Oh, and they can fly too!

But aside from those, Firelight is actually one of those cliched young adult novels. I wasn't impressed with the plot. And characters were annoying too. Jacinda is selfish. She claims she worries about her mother and sister - which she really does. But in the end, it's always about her. Also, I tend to have major crush on most male main characters in books, but Will? I didn't feel anything for him at all. I might even be annoyed with him too.

I also didn't like how people around Jacinda kept secrets from her. Especially her mom whose secret wasn't even worth keeping. I kept guessing what it was that her mom wants that she preferred living away from the tribe, and when it was finally revealed, all I could do was roll my eyes.

Did I also mention how creepy it is that Jacinda suddenly gets horny when Will is around the vicinity? Even if she doesn't see him, her body feels him. And then she gets all hot...

Anyway, despite all those I said above, I still managed to finish the book as fast as a lightning strike. Actually, if it weren't for Jacinda being too annoying, I might not have finished it.


How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Title: How to Train Your Dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III 

Author: Cressida Cowell 

Publisher: Hodder Chidren's Books (UK) 

Rate: 4 stars 

I must admit even though I'm an adult, I still enjoy reading children books. Hiccup series is one of my favorite children books; I like it so much, if I have kids I’ll shove it to their throats. Hiccup was an unusual Hero in every way. Born as Viking, he was skinny, short, plain, and  he prefers to use his head to think, and not to bump it to his enemies as most of Vikings in his era would do.

Hiccup was the son of his tribe’s Chieftain which instantly (because they’re Viking not some democratic Roman) made him an heir. But because he was so different with Vikings in general, most of the people doubt he will be a good leader, especially when he has a cousin who fit the leader stereotype in his tribe; big, mean, and rarely use his brain. In most of children book, his non-special condition will be balanced with having something so great; like awesome dragon for example. Unfortunately for Hiccup, he had the tiniest dragon every Vikings ever had; not helping his situation at all. But with his wit and the help from his loyal friend, he managed to overcome most problems and learned how to be a Hero in a hard way.



The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Author: Stieg Larsson

Publisher: Maclehose Press by Quercus (UK).

My rate: Three and a half stars.

I finally get my hand on this popular first installment of Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson. At first I’m a bit skeptical; I grew up reading various detective series and for me the old school detective stories are much better than the recent ones. But this novel hook me right away the moment I was introduced to Lisbeth. She’s a very interesting and original character, unlike most of female main character in stories, she’s a flat chest child-like anti-hero who diagnosed as mentally unstable and needs guardian even though she’s an adult. Blomkvist on the other hand, doesn’t impress me that much. For me he’s just like any other main character in most stories: attractive, smart, morally just, and went against the powerful capitalist company.

The plot revolves around Blomkvist who, after beaten in court by the powerful capitalist company, hired by another rich capitalist, Henrik Vanger, as investigator to solve a 36 years old mystery. His job was to reveal the mystery behind Harriet Vanger, Henrik’s favorite nephew, disappearance and the dark secrets that hidden within the family. According to Henrik, one the members of Vanger family was involved in the incident. This mystery has became an obsession for Henrik and he wish to find out the truth before he died. Lisbeth on the other hand, is a personal investigator who was hired by Vanger to investigate Blomkvist earlier, until Blomkvist founds out about it and offers her to work with him in solving the mystery.

It’s necessary to mention that some of the crimes in book are gruesome, disgusting, and sick. For those who can’t stand the description of brutal crime, perhaps should stay away from it. But lots of other crime series also provide the similar gruesome killing/torture methods so actually it wasn’t new or surprising at all.




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