Παρασκευή, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2012

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Πέμπτη, 18 Οκτωβρίου 2012

привет!!!!

 

Ι'm sorry I'm not so active, I've got my studies goin' on and I'm soo tired and sleepy all the time! So, I'm givin' myself a break... See you soon, guys!

 

до свидания...!!!


My favorite cat <3

Σάββατο, 13 Οκτωβρίου 2012

So, I'd like to make something clear.. Some of you might think why I named my blog "Once upon a December". Of course my favorite fairytale is Anastasia's and Dima's (you know the animation)  in which Anya happens to be a real historical figure , the daughter of Nikolai Romanov. Anyway, there's a song in this movie called "Once upon a December" which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This is the first and the main reason. What's more, I was born on December and it's also my favorite month and season (winter aaaugh! I love it ) along with Halloween , but anyway...:P Finally, I really hope I could travel to Russia someday, I like the culture and the language (I'm taking up Russian btw) and you know... It's one of my dreams-to-come-true-list:P So, I guess I'm over. You got bored reading this , I know!

I just wanted to tell you!



Aaaugh!!!!! I love you, Dima!!!!!!

 

 Aloha muchachos!!!!!


I'm currently reading "Something like Normal" by Trish Doller, a story about a young marine and his attempts to get back on his feet and live something like normal, after Afganistan. It's interesting and expect a review soon...

 

A little reminder....

 

Go like my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/weloveYAnovels?ref=hl I upload my review there as well but with your support I could make big things happen ( fingers crossed:P).

I've got some new pages for you guys, my cousin's actually. They are interesting and fun also!

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Ookay.... After this... Here's my emai, too : soph_nicole_312@yahoo.gr for anyone who wishes to contact me!

 

My twitter: https://twitter.com/augustine_soph_ or find me by my username: @augustine_soph_

 

My goodreads account: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/7313521-augustine-sophia

 

So..... I'm thinking what books I'll start next.. I have my 2012 goal up to 50 books and I've completed 42 books so far... I think I'll made it!! I've started with 30 books but you know the bookworms...!

 

So, that's it or now!! Happy weekend and happy reading:)


Πέμπτη, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2012

5 STARS- DESERVED IT-FAVORITE SERIES-READ THIS DAMN BOOK-PERFECT YA!!!


L.J Smith is one of my favorite YA authors. She proved it again with the Secret Circle series. I believe the VD are nothing compare to the SC.

Well, let me start with the final It had EVERYTHING: suspence, terror, romance (well I wanted dome more between Adam and Cassie:P), emotions... The writing was as always stimulating, the atmosphere magical and mythical. I felt like being in the Middle Times!

The characters were again amazing- so much emotions from Cassie and Adam, but I really fell for Nick, too!- Diana was sweet , caring and selfless, Faye as always dangerous but smart... I really enjoyed this book, I was gasping for some air while I was DEVOURING this book. You heard me...I DEVOURED IT!

The series are worth reading. It's like watching a freaking tv-serie! (No, I won't comment for the tv-series, there's NOTHING alike these books) It's definetely a MUST on your library!


Some drawbacks now: I think L.J Smith's books (VD and SC) are too YA for me. She targets in sixteen year-old. For example, I wanted more romance and more pages...:P LOL! Also, I'd love if she wrote more about their inner world.. It was just something I missed.

I vote for a new novel!!! Something more!! NOT from a ghost author, though! Finally, I believe Diana was too good... I don't know if I'd left my boyfriend (for years) to a new girl... :/

Overall, read this series!!!! Forget about the tv-series it's the product of the next book of a ghost author.

Just TAKE THE BOOKS and forget about the show!

3 STARS- WENT EASY ON THIS BOOK, I'M WONDERING IF IT WAS A WATE OF TIME:/


I recieved an ebook copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.

Okay...This book was nothing like other ESP books I've read. It was a flat story, with no surprises and it didn't thriled me. I felt obligated to finish this. After some chapters, I kinda liked it.. but that was it. The plot was less interesting than I thought. The characters were nice... The setting captured my mind though; sometimes (not often) I was inside the book, because of this atmosphere. The writing was simple and that's the main reason , I read it (somehow) pleasantly.
This book didn't work for me as I thought it will be. I don't know, I'm just disappointed about this book. I wanted it to be a BADASS! But, I guess, everyone has different tastes.
However, I might read some other books from Juba as well, I liked her writing style a lot (this is the reason I give this book 3 stars).

Τρίτη, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2012

It seems I can't write without mistakes.... Sorry again...!

hey guys, miss me?:)



So, I've just finished  the second and the third book in Strange Angels series..... I'm in love with these books! I know, I promised review but I really don't feel like writing something. It's been a long week:/ Anyways, no worries! I PROMISE YOU (PINKY SWEAR AND FINGERS-CROSSED) when I finish the last book, I'll give you a summary for ALL THE SERIES!!!! PROMISE !!!



So, I'm currently reading:


 And expect my review for the last one... (same as the Strange Angels, I'll write a review when I finish the Secret Circle trilogy).

 I got "Dark Before Dawn" in exchange for an honest review.  This is the description of the books from www.goodreads.com


 

...."When teen psychic Dawn Christian gets involved with a fortuneteller mentor and two girls who share her mysterious talents, she finally belongs after years of being a misfit. When she learns her new friends may be tied to freak accidents in town, Dawn has an important choice to make - continue developing the talent that makes her special or challenge the only people who have ever accepted her. This novel is aimed at young adults, and at adults who enjoy paranormal YA such as the Twilight series, House of Night, and The Vampire Diaries series, Meg Cabot’s The Mediator series, or Lois Duncan books..."


And dam daram dam daram....... After my request to Monica La Porta, I got an ebook copy of  The Priest...! (happy face*) I'll try to start this one this weekend... I've got my studies though and it's nearly impossible:/

 

 

Finally, as you can see iI blogged about the giveaway of my friend in the UK Aysha...! Enter and win!

 

That's it for now!!!!!!! Kisses and have faith, miracles happen;)

 

Reading Under the Stars: Birthday Giveaway!!

Reading Under the Stars: Birthday Giveaway!!: Hey everyone! So, as you can see by the title, it is officially my birthday and as of today I'm 18.  Yep, that's right.  In the eyes of th...

 

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Παρασκευή, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2012

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4 STARS- YA READING (OKAY TOO YA) BUT FELL IN LOVE WITH THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE CHARACTERS!


I'm guilty! I didn't know for this book until the series! ( forgive me lord) So, I decided to read the first book and again the same as the "Vampire Diaries" IT WAS NOTHING LIKE THE SERIES! MUCH BETTER! But, I'm not here to talk about the series , I'm here to review the book.

Once again, I fell in love with Smith's writing. I strongly believe she's the best YA writer. "The Secret Circle" is so much better than "The Vampire Diaries"! Okay, here it goes.!

The characters were well-formed, completed, interesting and just like any teenager, some were bullies (like Faye) and some the high-school queens (like Diana). It was like watching a movie and this is one of the reasons I love L.J Smith's books.

The story was vivid, breathtaking and with some twists. Here we are, with a well-written book, excellent grammar and vocabulary, the story "was talking by itself". Every chapter sent shivers down my spine; I was anxious for the ending, I kept reading it until dawn.

The ending... uhhhhhh! I think this first book should be longer! But, this is why there's a second and a third and fourth book... etc:P

Anyways, maybe it was too YA for me but I'm going to read the next books and I have a feeling they will get their 5 stars.!




3 STARS- INTERESTING AND FUNNY , WITHOUT SO MANY TWISTS , SOME SCENES REMINDED ME OF TWILIGHT.

 

First things first: A bunch of thanks to Tate Jackson for sending me an ebook copy:) Thanks for considering me:D

This is the kind of book you either hate or love. There were these moments which I didn't want to finish it, when there were these other moments which I was anxious for the story.

I was a little disappointed because the edition was poor and I sometimes observed language mistakes as well as expression difficulties. All these were disturbing; I found myself really impatient to finish this book.

But (there's always a BIG BUT) the story and the characters were funny, sarcastic and interesting. I loved Richard and Leso (ok, hot guys too) and I really-really-really fell in love with Beck and Richard as a couple. They were always fighting but they were made for each other. Literaly. This story reminded me a lot of Twilight, some scenes were the same but I liked the "originality" of this book; a time travel to save her family.

What is more, this book was based on dialogues, something we don't see much often. We all know paranormal novels are "wordy" and very descriptive (something I HATE:/) However, this novel took me (again) by surprise! You got more for the characters and their feelings from what they say than what they think. This was a pleasant surprise (I admit it I missed at times some descriptions) but I liked it.

The plot was good , without so many twists but the time-travelling kept me on edge. Unfortunately, I wasn't so anxious or nervous for this book while I was reading it but I enjoyed it. If you're into paranormal-vampire novels, if you're carving for loads of humour and laugh and if you're a Twilight-er , GO FOR THIS BOOK!

Overall, it was a fun and an entertaining reading with a flat but interesting story and characters. I'm expecting the sequel will be much more thrilling and breathtaking.


Τετάρτη, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Gosh, I've just noticed my TOO MANY GRAMMAR MISTAKES!!! I'm typing really fast!!! SOORY MY HIGH-SCHOOL TEACHER SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!

So, sorry guys but I couldn't finish this book. I left half-way, hopefully I'll run into it again someday... It was boring and the main heri was so woman-ish.. Anyway the writing is PERFECT and if you'd like check it though; I don't STRONGLY RECOMMEND IT...!


BACK TO BUISNESS, THOUGH;


I've started Betrayals (BOOK 2 IN STRANGE ANGELS SERIES) so wait for my review the coming days... Also, I've just started, "The secret circle-The initiation-BOOK 1 ). Well, I've watched the show and I've decided I should read the books , too. WAIT FOR MY REVIEWS.!!


What is more , I hope today I'll finish "The undead heart" and share my review with you.!

 

 

Sorry for the delay.!





Δευτέρα, 1 Οκτωβρίου 2012

URGENT!!!!!



Ok guys.... I've just received and email from Beck Sherman, letting me know that on OCTOBER 3rd and 4th "REVAMP" will be free on Amazon. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!!!! Here's the link :
http://www.amazon.com/Revamp-ebook/dp/B007Q4LK9I

YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!!! ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES EVER.!!!!
DON'T FORGET!!! FREE ON AMAZON ON OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH!!!!

4.5 STARS- SOMETHING SO EMOTIONAL TOUCHED MY SOUL!

What happens when you're the girl next door, have the perfect relationship and the security you've always wanted until you find a passionate and fiery rock singer, who gives you the thrill and fire of a thrilling adventure? Kiera, had it all. A loving and caring Aussie boyfriend, Denny, who she's staying with him , a scholarship and a job in a club, new house and a new life. And of course a new roomate. Kellan. The rock singer who stole her heart.

This book was an emotional rollercoaster. Love, care, happiness, lust, passion, thrill, guilt, regret, depression, sadness.... I found myself breathing and living into this book, shouting at Kiera, feeling my heart acking when she was hurting for Kellan. This book is a journey of emotions and thoughts, it made me think about me. What would I do if I was in her shoes? If I had fallen in love and found my soulmate when I was already in a relationship.

After my personal thoughts... Let's review it!

THE WRITING

We have a strong writing and an exciting and easy narration. I loved the pace of this book, it explained everything without too much words. We get an insight into Kiera's feelings, but that doesn't mean we don't see and understand Denny's or Kellan's. You'll feel the urge to continue reading it , you'll want to know what's next and I blame it all on the writing.

THE CHARACTERS

Interesting and completed, each one with a different character. They seem to know what to expect and what to ask from life. But, as we all know, good things happen unexpectedly:) Kiera is a lot like me, shy and smart, but she's insecure and afraid of showing her true feelings to Kellan and leave from the safety of Denny's arms. Kellan, on the other hand, is passionate and sexy, a bad boy really; until he meets Kiera. Then, everything changes. Denny is the most sweet boy I've ever read in a book, caring and loving and innocent and naive.... I loved his accent! (I'm an Aussie too, so I have a thing about these accents)

THE PLOT

Again, we have a completed story full of passion, drama, romance, dilemmas. Kiera and Kellan made it through but they had to broke apart several times or deny their feelings for each other. This book keeps you on edge and creates this atmosphere... I can't find words to describe it!


I really don't have something else to say. You should read it and trust me- you won't have words either. Your emotions will be enough!

P.S Kellan is a hottie:) Denny is a cutie:) Kiera is selfish- fortunately she understood it:)