Monday, 25 June 2012

Update on ReVamped by Ada Adams giveaway...

I extended the date of the giveaway so you have extra 10 days to enter the giveaway- mostly because of my accident so I couldn't moderate it or spread the word. So I wanted to extend it so anyone who didn't yet know about it does and can enter and have a fair chance to win :)

So anyway good luck guys once again. 

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Horrible past few days... 

Okay so I have been of for a week or so and that is because I was hit by a car on Monday (quite badly)
I got back home from hospital yesterday (Saturday) and just wanted to let you all know what happened to me that I didn't just vanish. So yeah as anyone can imagine it wasn't the best experience but now I got my laptop back and hopefully I will have the energy to post this week as I planned before hand.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Review:The Hunger Games ~ Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

A little late but better than never, this series has actually been on my list for a long time now- but I never thought I would enjoy or understand what this book was about, it did seem complicated and not really something I would enjoy even with all the kids killing. 

The whole plot and the world that Collins created was something I have never ever seen and I still can’t figure out how she came up with it, it was so original and nothing like anyone has ever done before. It was really mesmerising. I was told that this book was good but I had no idea it was THIS good… Oh My God was it good (you were right Jana)

From the very start I couldn’t help but bond with the characters, they seemed so real. And there they were trying to get by and hope that they get to live for another day; it was impossible not to feel a connection to them as they are just normal people having to face not only hunger but this freaking game of death every year!

When I began reading the book all the little fears I had disappeared as soon as they came, the story was so well described and it was really easy to get stuck in, I truly didn’t feel lost at all during this book which did surprise me and I’m not the sharpest of people and I thought it would take me forever to get what the book was talking about. 

I think I fell in love with Katniss Everdeen from the first few chapters. She was a heroine that had her whole world turned upside down, having to be the parent and look after her younger sister but the best thing about her was that she wasn’t stuck up her own arse. She went into the game because she had to save her sister. She never thought for sure that she will kick everyone butts and win this thing, she was confident but still knew that there would be people that were going to be a lot more better than her. 

I thought this book was going to be about the kids killing each other nonstop but there was also romance in the air, I didn’t particularly like their little relationship just because Peeta is the sweetest guy ever and he is truly madly in love with Katniss spilling his heart out for her and she doesn’t even know that he really feels like this. It was heart breaking reading the last chapter if I cried at cute stuff like this I would have cried buckets!

There is one thing that I really didn’t like and that’s when they were still in the arena I could not for the life of me grasp the end of the day and start of the night and visa versa. That was the only confusing thing that was in the book I think otherwise there is not a thing left to say but I hate myself for not reading this book sooner!!
I made myself a massive promise however that I am not to watch the movie until I was done with this book and it was really hard to keep! It was SO tempting every time something massive happened I would just say “woah I can’t wait to see this in the movie” I really hope my favourite parts are in the film. 

BITTEN~ It is most definitely kissed and then bitten and then kissed again!! It was that good! AH I think I'm in love~ 

Thursday, 14 June 2012

My Little Rants.....~3~ 

Wanna know what goes inside my head? Well here you go, enjoy.
~ALL my Rants are harmless fun, and are not there to offend/ upset anyone- they are just for fun.~

I don’t know if you guys ever had a friend or still have a friend that keeps on lying about everything. I hope you don’t. Unfortunately I do. 

I understand telling a little lie, a little fib to your friends to makes yourself look “cool” or “funny” and when I say small and little I do mean small, not like oh I don’t know making up a person. Who lives in your attic. Who has been 17 years old for the past five years.
Yes my so called friend has told me and all our other friends about this boy- let’s call him toby. For the last five or so years this guy, who was her bestfriend, and her boyfriend at one point has been 17. And living in her attic. At one point he had a brother, and at another point he was an only child. 

At first we believed her and believed that he existed. Until we asked to see him, or talk to him. Whenever we asked where he was she would say he doesn’t like people, or that he’s not there, or that she hates him right now. Any excuse for us not to see him.  So you see how we begun to have our doubts. 

The story kept on changing, every small detail that she would think we won’t notice always changed. Well the lie might have worked if she told us the same version and stuck to it!
Ugh but anyway yes she made up an imaginary friend. Everything that comes out of her mouth is most likely lies we don’t even believe her anymore which sucks as she is our friend. But if you heard some of the stuff she says you would want to slap her yourself. Best example is that she told one of us that she’s a secret agent, and she’s actually 17 (this was while we were about 13 going onto 14) and that she and Toby were trained to do all this cool ninja stuff and the only reason she’s in school is cause she could fit it. Great idea for a book, but in real life.. Not so much, and she’s not exactly ermm.. built to be a secret agent.

If I were to list all the lies that she has told us I would be on here forever.

You know the feeling when something funny happened over the weekend while you were with one of your bestfriends? And you just can’t wait to tell someone about it. Well, about a year or so ago me and my old neighbour would make fun of each other and bang on the wall to annoy each other (his room was right next to mine). And so on. Well she then told us that her neighbour (suddenly turned into a 19 year old [the real neighbours were an old couple who didn’t have any kids, they were about 70-80]) Knowing the neighbours I got confused, since when do old people turn into teenagers?

We are still sort of friends with her but I needed to get this out..

Monday, 11 June 2012

Cover Crazy ~6~ 

Cover Crazy is a meme held on Mondays, and is hosted by Tawni at The Book Worms. It's a great way to tell others about the cover that you love right now!

~I'm a MASSIVE Hush Hush fan!! I love the series and if I could I would marry these books! I'm so excited for this book and I love the pretty cover!! Although it's not what I pictured and it's a little bland compared to the rest of the books. But it's still very awesome and I cannot wait to have this baby in my hands!!!!! AHH~

Sunday, 10 June 2012

My *little* shopping spree

I don't even own a bloody kindle but I managed to get 9 books on it! ( I have the app on my Iphone)

So here are the books that I got

~~Awakening by Karice Bolton
~~Exiled by RaShelle Workman
~~Snow White Blood by Cameron Jace
~~Starfire Angels by Melanie Nilles
~~Sworn by Emma Knight
~~Tears of The Broken by A.M Hudson
~~Turned by Morgan Rice
~~Touch by Jus Accardo ( I actually won this book- and I heard that it's a really good book) 
~~ A Marked Past by Leslie Deaton (I got this book a long time ago and found it on my computer a couple of weeks ago... ) 

The seven first books I got in one day! I did say I went a little crazy... How on earth will I read all this on my phone?!

But also I am very happy to say that I am really enjoying The Hunger Games-- yes, yes I'm a little late on reading it but I haven't yet seen the movie! And now I'm kicking myself for not buying and reading this book sooner like Jana from (the book goddess) told me to do!! AGGGHHH

Saturday, 9 June 2012

My lame ass excuse.... 

Okay so hopefully you guys have noticed my absence, me going off all the time without a warning. But also slacking big time on the blog!! And for that I am truly sorry *goes in the corner and cries* I can sit here and list all the stuff that went wrong for me- like the thought that my Internet decided to kill itself and not turn on for little old me. Or the fact that I have been running around after school to do revision classes and exams. But that would not make a difference the truth is even with all the stupid stuff going on I should have made a bigger effort to come and post but sadly I didn't.. 

But have no fear I am ditching my old lazy ass self and from now on (unless there is a massive reason) I shall post as much as I humanly can and as much as my little brain can handle. Take in mind however that I'm trying to type this up using just one hand (my wrist is killing  can't even freaking move it!!) 

Having said all that I do need some help from YOU guys! Yes you! I need ideas for "My Little Rants" or anything else that you would *love* to see on this blog, from different memes- to even hosting you as a guest on my blog!

Anything at all- and if you're sitting there reading this and you have a stroke of genius email me as fast as you can!!

kissed.bitten_by_books(at) yahoo( dot) com

Friday, 8 June 2012

Review: Dark Heart Surrender- Lee Monroe 

ONE GIRL. TWO WORLDS. SHATTERED. Jane's world has changed now that Luca, love of her live, inhabits it, and she's happier than she ever thought she could be. But how can a werewolf survive in the real world? When an immortal lives in the mortal world, the natural order of things must change. And what seems perfect, becomes destructive. They've overcome different worlds. But nothing could prepare Jane for this ...

Why the hell did I wait for this book for so long?

Okay so bad start to the book- I pretty much forgot what happened in the other two books!! Shame on me. I remembered all the *big* stuff and key events in the books. And after a while I started to remember more and more *phew* but that got me thinking (did I really enjoy the books as much as I thought I did?)

I could not for the life of me get into this book! I have no real idea why but I just couldn’t. It felt like there was a massive wall between me and the books and I kept on bashing me head on the wall. It was a disaster.

But wait, it got better halfway through- it wasn’t amazing but it was certainly better than the rest.

Ugh such a disappointing book!! I expected MORE from it a LOT more than this. What the hell was this anyway?! I loved the way the second book ended and that would have been fine for me, it was a cute “happy ever after” with a little mystery.

I have mixed feelings about the new characters. I loved it as it was fresh and new but hated it at the same time. Hold your horses wasn’t there a little cliff hanger at the end of the second book? What is the point in bringing in more characters with more *difficulties* at least make them relevant to the previous books. Truth be told I was furious at this, at first I was hoping that Soren would just jump up and save Jane. Or something back from Nissilum would jump out and bite their asses. But sadly no!! That was too much to ask for apparently.

I love the cover in Dark Heart Rising so why does this cover have to be so bleh? The girl doesn’t even look real!

Comparing all the books together this was quite truly crap! So so disappointed in this book- most of it was terrible and I wanted to tear my hair out.

Also if you’re living together with your *hot* boyfriend I don’t think you would act like Jane at all! Let’s just say she was purer than a nun. 

Barley kissed~ Seriously? Are you freaking kidding me? Only one thing I can compare this book to and it was one of the ugly sloppy kisses from old grannies!! ~

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

If I were to write a book hosted by Jana at The Book Goddess. 

I was asked by Jana to do this a while ago- and I jumped in at the chance, so if you haven't already read this here is the link to it :D 

ps- I was re-reading this and it actually made me laugh.. I still haven't figured out if that's sad or not?

Monday, 4 June 2012


~This is my first ever giveaway!! I'm soooo excited to be sharing this with you guys! 

I have been slacking massively! I had so much to do and so little time and so I wasn't around as much on my blog/twitter/goodreads. But I'm so glad that exams finished (for now) and that I can get back to my (less)stressful blogging life.  

And what better way is it to comeback than to have a great giveaway for my lovely followers.  

Okay so here are the rules- 
  • This is international as it's a kindle version.
  • Fill in this Rafflecopter Giveaway Form (I will check every entry) 
  •  You don't have to- but if you win and review the book I would love to read it so just email it to me. 
 So here is the book! 
A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

So good luck everyone I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!! 

Friday, 1 June 2012

~I was very lucky to interview the one and only Ada Adams!! She's the author of the very awesome ReVamped book that I am totally in love with at the moment!! So you guys have got to check it out!!!!!!~
1) What made you want to become a writer? (Was it the imaginary worlds you were in while you were acting?)

My passion for writing was born out of my love for reading. I was always very drawn to the imaginary worlds found within books. Therefore, between trips to the library, I found myself crafting my own stories of unique worlds. I believe that this interest in all things imaginary is what made me pursue careers in both writing and acting.

2) Can you tell some of the newbie readers that haven't yet got to enjoy ReVamped about it? 
ReVamped is a humorous YA Paranormal novel, filled with action and adventure. It tells a story of a strong vampire girl, Dawn, who is in charge of training a group of vampire misfits to become strong protectors of a small little town of Angel Creek. When Dawn arrives in Angel Creek, she quickly realizes that there is much more to the mission than initially meets the eye. She finds herself wrapped in a mystery that intertwines both her present and the past.

3) In ReVamped humans know about vampires walking and living amongst them. Was it hard to imagine that happening? And how people reacted?
It wasn’t difficult to imagine vampires integrating into our world, as I based the idea on our current societal views. Thanks to the influence of many popular novels, TV shows, and films, our world is obsessed with vampires—and rightfully so! I kind of imagined that if vampires were ever to reveal themselves, it would be perfect timing to do it right about now.
Come on…We’re waiting!

4) How would you describe Sebastian in five words?
Hot, hot, hot, hot, and mysterious.
How about you? :)
~I think you pretty much covered it there!! But I would add dreamy to the list~

5) What is going on between Dawn and Ethan? They nearly kissed! Has he got feeling for her?
Yes, he does. Since he was holding some secrets from Dawn in ReVamped, it kind of pulled them apart. However, I can’t promise that he won’t be acting upon those feeling in the future.

6) You're also an actress- So would you see yourself playing Dawn in a movie or TV-show? Or is there someone else?
When I write characters (especially main characters), I cannot visualize them as myself or people I know in real life. In fact, I’ve never even been able to imagine any of ReVamped’s characters as a cast of actors. They exist within my mind as completely different entities with their own personalities and looks. I’m very drawn to playing strong, kick-butt characters like Dawn, and do hope to have the opportunity to work on more roles like that. However, I’m also Dawn’s creator, so if I began writing her character “for myself”, I don’t think that would be very fair to Dawn or my readers.

7) Is there anything you can tell us about the new book, also how many books in this series are you hoping to write?
The next book in the series, ReAwakened, takes us on a more intimate journey into the characters’ lives. The readers will learn about the misfits’ pasts, as well as see those pasts come to haunt the characters in present time. Dawn’s relationship(s?) will take a much more intimate and romantic turn, as new threats arise and she has to fight for those she loves. Speaking of new, a couple of new characters are arriving in Angel Creek (and I must warn you, one of them is quite a hottie)!
Currently, there are three books planned in the series, with a possibility of a fourth. I cannot reveal the third novel’s title yet, as it is a bit of a spoiler!

8) There are a lot of shocking moments in the middle of the book, did you plan it out before hand or just went with it?
It was definitely planned. I actually wrote that one “special” chapter before some of the earlier parts of the novel. However, in the early stages of the plotting process, the storyline (especially in regard to Dawn and Sebastian’s connection) was somewhat different.

9) Have you got any plans/ ideas for another book?
I have a few simmering on the stove, so to speak. Some are in initial planning stages, others have been developed further. However, I’m currently very focused on the Angel Creek series, as I know the readers are excited to receive the books in a timely fashion. :)

So a little bit about Ada.. 

At age five, Ada read her first chapter book. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for the stories and characters found within the pages of literature.

In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters of Science in Education.

Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. "ReVamped" is her debut novel.

She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.

So here is my link to my review of ReVamped.