sâmbătă, 23 februarie 2013

Music time! :D

Noua mea dragoste in materie de muzica: Two black cadillacs, sa nu credeti ca e vorba de Carrie. :D Pe ea o iubesc de 3 ani incoace, pentru muzica ei sublima si pentru vocea extrem de *agdndfnfjjgj* diafana. Nu degeaba e cantareata mea favorita. :D 

Si performanta de la Grammy 2013, unde a luat trofeul pentru  cea mai buna piesa country(''Blown away''), cea mai buna interpretare solo a unei piese country(tot pentru ''Blown away'').
Cata pasiune poate sa puna fiinta asta in tot ce face!

Mai sunt pe aici admiratori ai muzicii lui Carrie? :D

marți, 19 februarie 2013

Promo Book Blitz: Under a Painted Sky by Jenna Roads(&GIVEAWAY!)


Isabella Reed is a fast-track twenty one year old from a small Florida town. She flees to the Land of Enchantment, Albuquerque, NM, where the beautiful painted skies go on forever and hold hope for a fresh start.

She meets Logan Hayes, a sexy guide who has been hired to show her all the sights of her new city. He shows her much more than that. Something Paranormal happens to Isabella that she is unaware of when touring the Petroglyphs and her life takes a downward spiral into a supernatural captivity that no one will believe except for Logan. He vows to protect her with his life after seeing for himself. 


I opened my laptop and went to Facebook. I went through my usual like, like, and updated my status. Up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon through the ‘Land of Enchantment’ today! I turned the computer off and gathered my things, placing them on the table by the door.
I sat back down to finish my coffee and heard Logan at the door. I went to open it and he said, “Good morning, Isabella. Are you ready?”
“Morning. Yes, all set,” I replied.
I locked up and we pulled out of the drive and past the security gates and we were on our way.
Logan said, “We are leaving from our business parking lot.”
“Cool, how did you arrange that?” I asked.
“Well, I have connections with the pilot,” he replied.
“How’s that?” I asked.
“He’s my uncle. His name is Joe Hayes and he is my father’s brother. You’ll like him; he’s pretty cool,” Logan said.
“That’s neat. You have your own balloon pilot,” I said.
“It does have it perks for sure, but on the downside, I have had to play balloon chaser on several occasions,” Logan said.
We arrived at Logan’s office and sure enough, there was the balloon being filled with air.
We got out and Logan inquired, “Do you want to go watch it filling?”
“Yes,” I answered.
We walked over to the balloon.
I watched in childlike amazement as our balloon was made ready for us. Logan’s uncle came up to me and said, “I don’t believe we’ve met, because I certainly would have remembered it.”
Logan said, “Uncle Joe, this is Isabella Reed.”
“Glad to meet you,” Uncle Joe said.
“You, too,” I replied.
Joe said, “We will be off in just a few minutes.”
“Great,” I replied.
The balloon was on the ground and the basket was on its’ side on the ground. A fan was blowing into the balloons’ envelope and the material opened up and was flooded with color all of a sudden. It started to almost straighten up and it was beautiful with turquoise, purple and green. Each color looked like a cloud around the balloon with turquoise on top then purple and last was green. It had a nice basket with leather trim.
Joe got in and fired up the burner that seemed to breathe life into it. It had that same heavy breathing sound I heard on the first morning in the land of enchantment. They told me to get in the balloon as well. Logan straightened and untied the ropes while he kept us there and then jumped into the balloon. There were two more guys who were taking our pictures and then they jumped in their trucks.
Logan looked at me and said, “They are balloon chasers for us. They follow us around in case we need their assistance and help us with the landing later on.”

I nodded my head as we started our adventure ascending higher and higher until we were drifting on a peaceful breeze. It was very close quarters in the balloon basket and Logan was touching my arms and legs. I caught a breeze and I smelled Hugo Boss cologne. The day just got better. I couldn’t believe it. My first balloon ride ever and I was up in the clouds with the most handsome guy I had ever seen who was touching my whole body on one side, making gentle pulsations flow through me like electricity. What has this guy done to me? I looked up at him and he had a smile that would melt even the coldest heart. He looked down at me with a look that seemed to say I was the most beautiful girl in the whole world. How did he make me feel that way?

Logan pointed to a river as we approached. “That is the Rio Grande Valley.”
We went across it in the cool, crisp morning air. We were at the top of the trees. Logan reached out, picked a couple leaves and handed them to me. I couldn’t believe we could touch the treetops. We were floating through the sky weightless like the clouds and it was so wonderful.
Logan’s uncle told me about some of the history of the area. He was also a jokester and was very funny. We dropped down to lightly splash the basket in the river and then went back up again. I sputtered with squeals of joy and Logan laughed. We continued to float across the sky and headed toward the clouds. Logan turned me around with his strong arm around my shoulder to show me the Sandia Mountains. I could really get used to that arm around me. Oh, there I go again, I scolded myself. The mountains were breathtakingly beautiful. It was so serene and tranquil. The rising sun with other balloons around it painted the sky with a silhouette that was major eye candy.

We continued on our magical journey with a view like no other. We crossed over peoples’ homes with them looking up awestruck, waving to us. This is a real friendly place to start with, but in
that moment, I felt like a movie star. Logan reached in his pocket and pulled out these cards and threw them down to the kids. They looked like credit cards.
Logan explained, “These are balloon cards that tell all about this balloon and about the pilot with a picture of the balloon on the front. They are collected by young and old, sort-of like baseball cards. Have one, Isabella.”
Wow, this ride has been full of excitement and surprises. This was an unforgettable memory.
After more time with Joe telling me about this mysterious and wondrous place while drifting through time, we started going down toward land. Our balloon chasers were waiting for us on the ground and after a bump, we landed. It was a piece of cake. We climbed out and my feet touched the ground, but I was already dreaming about my next balloon ride. I knew I would do this again without a doubt.
“What did you think, Isabella?” Logan asked.
“I think I am totally in love,” I replied.
Everyone turned and looked at me and I said, “With this ballooning activity.”
My face instantly flushed at how my original words sounded.
Joe said, “I’m glad you clarified that because I am happily married.” He flashed me a wink.
“It was incredible beyond words. I am really mesmerized by this place,” I said.
Joe said, “You would be surprised at how many people come here to vacation and never leave.”
“I can certainly see why,” I enthused.

Author Bio 

YA/ New Adult Paranormal Romance Author 
I am a Registered Nurse who is now devoting my time to writing fiction, reading, making scrapbooks, taking pictures, traveling and enjoying family and friends. I am a mother of two. When I'm not writing, I'm dreaming up characters for my next book. I love cotton nighties and comfortable shoes. My dream is to one day have an island of my very own where I can hold up there and write until my hearts content. 

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duminică, 17 februarie 2013

Ceva frumos... De V-day. :>

Las filmuletul sa vorbeasca de la sine, eu una sunt fascinata de cat de frumos a iesit evenimentul Editurii All de ziua indragostitilor. Regret profund, in aceste momente, ca nu sunt din Bucuresti... :D

Si versurile recitate de multime:

"Când orchestra va tăcea, eu voi dansa în continuare...
Când avioanele nu vor mai zbura, eu voi pluti mai departe...
Când timpul se va opri, eu tot te voi iubi...
Nu știu unde, nu știu cum...
Dar te voi iubi mereu..."

Jean-Loup Dabadie 

Evenimentul  face parte din campania “Cărţi pereche pentru suflete pereche”, desfăşurată în librării în perioada 1 februarie – 10 martie, prin care cititorii sunt îndemnaţi să descopere bucuria de a citi o carte împreună cu sufletul lor pereche.
Cititorii au la dispoziţie pachete cu romane din colecţia Strada Ficţiunii a Editurii ALLFA, în care se află o carte pentru ea şi o carte pentru el, legate de un semn de carte care se poate rupe în două. Pe fiecare parte se află o poezie. Ea este făcută să aibă inţeles în fiecare jumătate în parte, dar sensul ei final nu poate fi descoperit decât unind jumătăţile semnelor de carte. 

Flash Mob Grupul Editorial ALL

Nu-i asa ca a fost un eveniment genial? Mie atat de mult mi-a placut, incat am vazut filmuletul de cel putin 10 ori. :))

P.S: Apropos de vizualizari, CEO-ul Editurii All, Mario De Mezzo, a promis ca daca filmuletul strange peste 5000 de vizualizari pe youtube, evenimentul se va repeta de Dragobete. ;)

P.P.S: Si un articol de pe Evz, tot despre eveniment. 

vineri, 15 februarie 2013

Blog tour: Love Lines, by Diana Nixon(review & dream cast)

I received this book from Diana(thank you!) a few months ago, and I got to read it two weeks ago, between math, biology and other school subjects. :D
 Love Lines is really a sweet book, I got to read it without knowing anything about it, I haven’t read anything about it, not even a single review or description, wich I highly recommend you to do it. :D I wanted it to be a surprise and it fully worth it! Only the title succeeded to attract me, and it was enough to make me want to read it and then to love it. 

The main character of this book is Eileen Clark, a seventeen years old(almost eighteen) girl from Norfield, that just graduated high school and who considers herself to be a pretty normal person, until the moment when some awful nightmares are disturbing her sleep several nights in a row. Considering her best friend’s advice, Amanda Fairey, Eileen goes with her at a fortune-teller, who seems to know about these nightmares. This so-called fortune-teller corrects the girls, calling herself not a fortune teller, but a Feta, a fate reader. Then she examines Eileen’s palm saying some none-sense about Eileen being born to be a Fairey family member. None-sense for Eileen, but not for Amanda, how we will find out about later. 

The nighmares are still making their own way through Eileen’s sleep, so the surprises do. Eileen finds a letter of acceptance at the University of Dever, being forced to give up at her dream to follow the University of Sheffield. The things get better when she finds out that Amanda will go there too, and as strange as it may seem, they must go there immediately, cause Alexis Wilde, the head of Dever, came after them personally.
Before they arrive, Alexis explains to Eileen why was she accepted at Dever, and the truth is that she was never so normal as she thought to be. She possesses some supernatural powers, and Dever is full of this kind of students. There she will be able to train herself and to manage to control her powers. Not only that, but she finds out that Amanda always knew about this hidden world, and she was always a part of it, even if just from the edge. The Dever’s faculties are seven at number, based on the abilities: Fairey, Feta, Vero, Ventura, Meridin and Wizardy. 

At Dever, Eileen meets Amanda’s brother, Christian, and they experience together new feelings. They fall in love and discover that there is a thin bond between them, that brings them even closer. That’s all I say, for now, but I asure you that this love story is so nice and well built, with interesting details about their so-called bond. :D Yet, even though Eileen came to Dever, she will start the normal classes only after her eighteenth anniversary, until then she is being introduced in this world’s secrets by the amazing Evan Murray, that seems to notice how special Eileen is. It is good then that she has eyes only for Christian, her love.
Her staying at Dever becomes even more pleasant, not only because of her relationship with Christian, but because she meets a lot of new people and friends, she discovers new things about herself, about her powers, her real father or why does she has to fear of some renegades of Wizardy, that are after her. Eileen is in the middle of the two parts that are shaping, the classical good and evil, the bad intertwined with the good, disturbing the natural order. But her strong character will defeat every evil, with the support of her close friends, because they have by their side love and good.

My opinion:
Even though I had no idea what to expect from this book, I was surprised about it, in a very good way. The characters are complex, perfect to be loved, and I liked the way they were built, and the way everything was described. And the most important thing, Love Lines has passed all the tests with me, from the moment that succeeded to captivate me, at the very beginning. And that happens quiet rarely, in my case. :D  
Apparently simple, the story behind Love Lines hides many complicated things, that reveal themselves along the story. When you start to believe that everything is good, that Eileen discovers everything about her supernatural life and she finds her love, and normally, in every book this is the part where the story ends, in this book this is the part where the story actually begins.

Eileen is definitely amazing and special, not only strong, but clever at the same time. And Amanda is a sweet girl, that kind of reminds me of Bonnie from The Vampire Diaries. At character, of course. And Christian is the perfect boyfriend. He is so protective and warm with Eileen, and his green eyes could conquer any girl. But my favorite character is(did I mentioned him before? Hmm… )definitely Evan. I love his character and his mysterious manner of talking and acting.
What I liked about this book is the fact that I found so many symbols, like for example, the flowers and their meaning, the number 7, that becomes some sort of a burden, that strengthens the complexity of the novel.
I have to say one single thing I didn’t liked. Even though I loved Love Lines, I would’ve liked more action, because the book is a little too static. But I can’t wait to see how everything evolves in Song of The Wind, and is my opinion will change. :D

If I had to associate Love Lines with other books, I don’t think I could, it’s unique. In a sea of great fantasy books, that exploits all kind of subjects, Diana Nixon has succeded to create an unique world, in which supernatural combines with love and a lot of romantic symbols, and that is to be highly appreciated. 

So don’t wait much and start reading Love Lines, you won’t regret it! ;) :D

Rating: 4.5/5
And here is my dream cast of Love Lines! :D Tell me if it fits yours! :D

 Eileen (Gabriella Wilde)

 Christian (Dave Franco)

 Evan (Matt Lanter)

 Amanda (Rooney Mara)
 Alexis (Olivia Wilde)

What do you think about it? :D 

About Diana Nixon: 

Image of Diana NixonDiana Nixon was born in Minsk, Belarus, where she currently lives. In 2008 she graduated from Belorussian state University. She has a Master of Law degree and speaks several foreign languages, including English, Polish and Spanish. D. Nixon is a fantasy author. She is known for the Love Lines series. Official page: http://diananixon.webs.com/
Where you can find Diana Nixon's books:

Love Lines:
Songs of the wind:

Well, I really hope you enjoyed my post and my dream cast. :D
See you soon,

vineri, 8 februarie 2013

Epica, ''E usor sa te iubesc''!

Dragilor, de azi puteti precomanda cartea ''E usor sa te iubesc''(Easy), de Tammara Webber, care oficial va aparea pe 10 martie, la Editura Epica. :D

Gasiti mai jos detalii.  ;)

coperta E ușor să te iubesc''E usor sa te iubesc'', de Tammara Webber

Traducere:Cristina Jinga
Format:13.7 x 20.3 cm
Pret: 34,22 RON/352 pag.

  • EPICA/New Adult/+17 ani
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Bestseller New York Times
  • Bestseller Amazon
  • Clasată pe poziția a doua la categoria Cea mai bună carte Young Adult/New Adult a anului 2012, pe Goodreads!

El o urmăreşte, dar nu face cunoştinţă cu ea până când, o dată, într-o întâlnire neaşteptată, el devine salvatorul ei.
Atracţia dintre ei e incontestabilă. Totuşi trecutul, pe care el s-a străduit atât de mult să-l depăşească, şi viitorul, în care ea-şi pune atât de mari speranţe, ameninţă să-i despartă.
Numai împreună ar putea să lupte cu durerea şi vinovăţia, să înfrunte adevărul şi să găsească neașteptata putere a dragostei.

Jackie este o fată frumoasă, este la colegiu, de trei ani are un iubit admirabil şi i se pare că viaţa e uşoară şi viitorul îi zâmbeşte. Fără veste, iubitul o părăseşte pentru că vrea să încerce ceva nou, iar durerea despărţirii o face să nu mai ajungă la cursuri şi să fie la un pas să piardă examenul şi anul. Scapă ca prin urechile acului dintr-o tentativă de viol, părinţii îi spun că se duc la schi atunci când hotărăște să vină şi ea acasă în vacanţă… De unde să înceapă să se refacă?

De n-ar fi prietenii, s-ar prăbuși. Pas cu pas, ei o ajută să meargă mai departe. E ca într-un joc, îi vor spune ei şi o vor învăţa că este destul de puternică pentru a supravieţui.
Tammara Webber scrie o carte despre obsesie, punând-o sub lupă şi cântărindu-i bunele şi relele. Fiecare dintre personajele sale, atât de vii şi de colorate, are nişte demoni personali pe care trebuie să-i învingă, principalii vinovaţi pentru „greşeli” fiind: obişnuinţa care te face orb la realitate, dorinţa de a avea succes cu orice preţ, rivalitatea care calcă totul în picioare, ruşinea care te amuţeşte când ar trebui să strigi, neîncrederea că „de data asta” va fi altfel, va fi bine.

Cum iei cea mai bună decizie? E foarte uşor când iubeşti!
Pentru că, pe lângă tema violului – o fărădelege care lasă traume adânci şi totuşi, de regulă, este simplist expediată, bagatelizată, considerându-se că se poate „rezolva” la mica înţelegere între părţi şi mai ales, atât de adesea, aruncându-se vina asupra… victimei! – ţi se oferă una dintre cele mai frumoase poveşti de dragoste, captivantă prin descrierea scenelor de interacţiune între protagonişti unde, citind, te simţi deopotrivă intrus şi curios, şi fascinantă prin multiplele meandre, prin surprizele care se ţin lanţ, prin arta cu care scriitoarea ştie să te ţină cu sufletul la gură şi cu pumnii strânşi pentru personajele pe care le îndrăgeşti necondiţionat.

Precomanda aici!


Lectura placuta tuturor!:D Eu nu am citit-o, pentru ca am asteptat sa apara si la noi, deci se subintelege ca abia astept sa-mi cada in maini, nu-i asa? :D

Pe curand,

joi, 7 februarie 2013

Blog Tour: Ember by Madison Daniel(Review and Giveaway!)

Ember (Ember #1)
About  Ember:
Ember is the story of Max Valentine, a teenager with secret abilities and many inner demons. His life revolves around music and his love for it. When his father dies he seeks answers with his last living relative, his fathers brother Frank. Frank lives on the island of Maui and eagerly takes Max in as his own. Max soon learns that healing his past will be more difficult than he could have ever believed. Two major complications will tempt and torment him as he tries to make sense of his abilities.

The first temptation comes in the form of a mysterious island girl. Asia Lyn Michaels is rich, spoiled, angry and beautiful. Her path crosses with Max on the beach one afternoon, forever changing both of their lives. Max saves her life and she discovers his secret. From that moment on they are connected, no matter how much they fight it.

The second temptation will test Max’s very soul. Samantha Ann Summers is sweet, artistic, smart and confident. She will help Max find his smile again and maybe even heal his past mistakes. She is possibly his soul mate and Max will fight that with every fiber of his being.

Max’s temper and indecision with the girls will send in motion events that will cost him dearly. He will test the limits of his powers and the new relationship with his protective uncle. He will gain a powerful love and lose another.


Recenzia mea:

Ember e genul de carte care poate nu te prinde chiar de la bunul inceput, insa cand ajungi sa-i dai de gust, nu-ti mai vine sa o lasi din mana. Nu stiu, are acel ceva care te tine lipit de ea, hranindu-ti curiozitatea, iar uneori te poate face sa ajungi de la o extrema la cealalta: ori o adori, ori o urasti, dar mereu te intorci la capitolul adorare.

Toata actiunea cartii are loc in imprejurari exotice, aflam ca Max Valentine se muta in Hawaii, la unchiul Frank, dupa niste intamplari nefericite care l-au determinat sa faca acest pas. Ne este descris foarte frumos cadrul  natural, aproape ca putem simti briza usoara sau picaturile de ploaie, iar sunetele de chitara ne insotesc aproape pe tot parcursul cartii, menite parca sa detensioneze spiritele.
In prima parte a cartii, observam ca Max este putin melancolic cand vine vorba despre trecutul lui si parca printre randuri ii putem zari tristetea, care ii marcheaza unele actiuni. Asta pentru ca viata lui de mult timp nu a mai fost roz, datorita unei tragedii petrecute cu mult timp in urma si care si-a lasat grav amprenta aspura lui. De remarcat este faptul ca Max nu este un tanar obisnuit, ci este inzestrat cu o putere supranaturala definitorie atat pentru el, cat si pentru caracterul lui. Nu degeaba el e Mad Max.

Fata de romanele din ultimul timp, din start observam ceva diferit la aceasta carte. Exista acel binecunoscut triunghi al iubirii, insa acesta nu mai este centrat pe o fata, ci pe un baiat. Da, in Ember, doua fete, respectiv Asia si Sam lupta pentru inima lui Max. 

Asia e tipul fetei la care nimeni nu poate ajunge,desi toti o doresc. Intangibila, extrem de frumoasa(bruneta cu ochi albastri), bogata, dar totodata tacuta, toata viata ei petrecandu-si-o solitara, fara strop de iubire si numai cu lucruri materiale drept substituenti, fara succes, insa. Iar ea tinde mereu(chiar daca nu se dezvaluie prea mult) in interiorul ei sa primeasca iubire, dar de la persoana potrivita. Si datorita faptului ca este inzestrata cu un talent supranatural deosebit, o apropie si mai mult de natura, prin intermediul ploii, dar si de Max, cu care nu are o relatie tocmai buna de la inceput. Vazuti prin prisma talentelor lor, Max si Asia se completeaza unul pe celalalt, se atata si se sting reciproc, ca un vulcan trezit la viata, dar un vulcan al pasiunii. Desi in descriere se spune ca Asia e rasfatata, mie nu mi s-a parut deloc asa, ci mi se pare normal felul in care se comporta, avand in vedere viata nu tocmai usoara pe care a avut-o. Ori definitia mea de rasfatata e mai aparte de restul. :D

Sam, pe de alta parte, e tipul fetei dulci, careia ii place sa ajute, populara, si pe deasupra,  frumoasa si inteligenta. Este blonda cu ochii verzi si se remarca mereu prin firea-i placuta de toti. Max se simte ‘’ca acasa’’ cand se afla prin preajma ei si are impresia ca o cunoaste dintotdeauna.

Intr-un interval destul de scurt de timp, Max reuseste sa se ataseze de cele doua fete, fiecare reprezentand concurenta serioasa pentru cealalta(si cand spun serioasa, I mean it! ), datorita faptului ca acesta este confuz in privinta alegerii lui. Le iubeste pe amandoua si nu stie pe care sa o aleaga. Insa, nu e totul chiar atat de usor, nu totul se rezuma la o alegere, caci evenimente importante au loc in vietile celor 3, evenimente care dau povestii o cu totul si cu totul alta nuanta.

Parerea mea:
Am citit cartea asta pentru ca m-a atras descrierea si ceva imi dadea sentimentul ca ar fi o carte pe placul meu. Desi la inceput am avut dificultati sa intru in atmosfera romanului, in scurt timp am ajuns sa nu mai pot lasa cartea din mana, iar la final am putut spune ca a fost o lectura placuta.
 De departe, Asia este personajul meu preferat, si pun pariu ca daca o sa cititi cartea, o sa o urati foarte tare la inceput, :D dar apoi o sa ajungeti sa o adorati. Apropo de extreme. :D
 Max, in schimb, mi-a placut ca este asa spiritual(dupa parerea mea), altfel cum s-ar numi un tip asa pasionat de muzica si totodata fascinat de elementele naturii? :D
 Ce nu mi-a placut a fost indecizia lui. E ok sa nu te poti hotari pe cine alegi, dar nu e ok sa faci persoanele sa sufere din cauza asta, oricat de mare ar fi iubirea ta fata de ele. 
Cred ca la capitolul supranatural, ideea nu a fost foarte bine valorificata, accentul se pune mai mult pe relatiile dintre cuplurile pe rand formate, Max-Asia si Max-Sam.  Un alt punct negativ pe care l-am remarcat, e legat de unele neconcordante in privinta nararii. Nu cred ca e posibil ca un personaj sa relateze niste evenimente la care nu e prezent, dar asta este o mica scapare ce a trecut la editare. In ciuda acestor mici scapari, mi-a placut foarte mult romanul, chiar am ajuns sa ma atasez de personaje, ceea ce spune ceva. :D

Sunteti curiosi cu cine a ramas Max pana la urma? :D Veti afla daca veti citi cartea. :D Abia astept sa gasesc niste timp sa citesc si Downpour, eu una sunt curioasa sa aflu cum evolueaza povestea. :D

Nota mea: 4 stelute :D (este o nota mare, tinand cont cat de pretentioasa sunt in privinta cartilor:D )


My review:
Ember it is the kind of book that maybe doesn’t catches you from the very beginning, but when you start to feel its taste, you will never want to let it go of your hand. I don’t really know, but it has something special that keeps you tight, feeding your curiousity, and sometimes can make you go from one extreme point to another: either you love it  from  your entire heart, either you hate it. 

The events from this book are happening in exotic circumstances, we find out that Max Valentine is moving to Hawaii, at his uncle Frank, after some unhappy events that made him take this step. Everything is well described, you can almost feel the sea breeze or the rain drops falling from the sky, and the sounds of guitar are following you through the pages, like they are meant to loosen up the spirits.

In the first part of the book, you can notice that Max is a little melancholic when it comes about his past, and between the lines we can sense his sorrow, that marks some of his actions. That’s because his life is not pink anymore, because of a tragedy that happened long time ago. It is worthy to note that Max is not a normal young boy, he is gifted with a supernatural power peculiar to him, as for his character. After all, he’s not being called Mad Max for nothing. :D

In contrast with the novels from now, from the very beginning we notice something different about this book.  That specific love triangle exists, but it’s not centered on a girl anymore, but on a boy. Yes, you’ve heard right, in Ember, two girls are fighting for a guy, for Max’s heart, and their names are Asia and Sam.

Asia it’s the kind of girl that no one can get to, even though everyone desires her.  Intangible, extremely beautiful(dark hair and blue eyes), rich, but at the same time reserved, she had spent her entire life being alone, without a drop of love and only with material things as love’s substitute, but  with no success, however. She is tending(even though she doesn’t shows it too much)  to receive love, but from the right person. Because of the fact that she is gifted with a special supernatural talent, this approaches her to the nature, through the rain, and to Max, even if the two of them don’t get along from the beginning.  Seen in terms of their talents, Max and Asia do complete each other, they are burning and extinguishing together, like an awaken violent volcano, but a volcano of love and passion.

 Sam, on the other hand, is the sweet girl’s kind, that likes helping people, she’s popular, and very beautiful and brilliant. She’s a green eyes blonde, and makes herself remarked because of her pleasant being. Max feels like home when he’s around her and he has the feeling that he always knew her.

In quiet a short time, Max gets attached to Asia and Sam, each one of them representing serious competition for the other one(and when I say serious, I mean it!:D), because of the fact that he’s confuse when it come about his decision. He loves them both, and doesn’t know which one to choose. However, everything it’s not that easy and it doesn’t sums up to a choice, because important events are happening soon in the life of the three of them, events that give to the story a whole another shade.

My opinion:
I started reading this book because the plot atracted me and gave me the feeling that this book is going to be a nice read.  Even though I had some difficulties at the beginning with entering in the book’s atmosphere,  in short time I got to the point when I couldn’t let go the book of my hand and in the end it turned out to be a very good read. By far, Asia is my favorite character, and I bet that if you read the book you will truly hate her at the beginning, :D but then you will love her. :D 
I really liked Max for his spiritual angle(after my opinion), otherwise what name would you give to a guy so passionate to music and at the same time by the elements of nature?:D But what I didn’t like about him was his indecision. It’s ok not to be able to decide which girl to choose, but it’s not ok to continue with this indecision and make people hurt, no matter how great is your love for them.  

I think that at the chapter with supernatural things, the idea wasn’t very well exploited, the accent falls on the relationships between Max and Asia and between Max and Sam. Another thing I’ve noticed it’s a disaccord regarding the narration. It’s not possible for a character to relate some events where he wasn’t present at, but this is just a little inadvertence that passed when the book was edited. But despite all of this, I find this book a good one, I got attached to the characters and all I can say is that it was a really nice read. 

Aren’t you curious who is the chosen girl in the end? Well, you’ll find out when you’ll read the book. :D By the way,  I really need to find some time to read Downpour, I’m so curious with what happens next with the characters… In these moments, I hate school. Trust me. 

My rating: 4 stars :D (it’s a great rating, considering how hard is to please me when it comes about books:D ) 

About Downpour, the second volume of the series...   

Downpour (Ember, #2)
A little sister lost.

A family tree withered.

A journey to save the past.

Max Valentine is a walking supernova.
On the run and searching for answers, his light darkens.
Dark skies on the horizon make his next chapter ominous.
His powers are fading but still he pushes toward the storm.
Embers still burn but can he survive this one truth...

...love is eternal but the heart is not.

                                                      About Madison Daniel: 
Madison Daniel Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form; from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...M.D.

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