Book HeART ♥ #1 - Book Art by Isaac Salazar

Since I see a lot of Book Arts lately, I want to post it here and share interesting finds about books I H<3ART!

This is a book art creation of Isaac Salazar. It reminds me of origami which I'm really fond of. It was created by folding the pages of the book to form the letters. That's really creative and very unique. To see his other works just click the source above. :)

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 (¸.•´ (¸.•` ♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks

Author: Nicholas Sparks
Published 2009 by Grand Central (first published September 10th 2008)
326 pages
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

After U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photograph of a smiling young woman buried in the dirt during his tour duty in Iraq, he experiences a sudden streak of luck, winning poker games and even surviving deadly combat. Only his best friend, Victor, seems to have an explanation for his good fortune: the photograph - his lucky charm.

Back home in Colorado, Thibault can't seem to get the woman in photograph out of his mind and he sets out on a journey across the country to find her. But Thibault is caught off guard by the storng attraction he feels for the woman he encounters in North Carolina - Elizabeth, a divorced mother with a young son - and he keeps the story of the photo, and his luck, a secret. As he and Elizabeth embark upon a passionate love affair, his secret will soon threaten to tear them apart, destroying not only their love, but also their lives.

The Lucky One is a story of a marine who was lucky enough to survive war in Iraq. His friend believed it's because of the photo he saw almost buried in the dirt. It was a lucky charm.

I've read Sparks novels before. This one is pretty good although not as good as the other known novels that were adapted into movies. The story is intriguing. Mr. Sparks has the gift to tug readers to his novels. Once you started, you would always want to know the ending.

Since it's more of an adult romance, it didn't really wow me. But of course, the story telling is great most especially towards the end. The characters are well developed and the whole concept of the story is interesting.

This is a typical Sparks novel but with a unique way of informing readers that love moves in mysterious ways. Sounds like a song! I heard this book will be adapted into movie as well with Zac Efron as the lead. Hmmm.. :)

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

The Lucky One

Quote... Unquote - Magic Bleeds

"He leaned his head to me, his neck so close to my lips, I felt the heat coming off his skin. His breath was warm against my ear. His voice was a ragged snarl.

"I miss you"

This wasn't happening."

-Kate and Curran
Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #4)

Author: Ilona Andrews
Published May 25th 2010 by Ace (first published May 2010)
349 pages
Series: Kate Daniels
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Kate Daniels faces her most powerful foe yet in this fourth entry in Ilona Andrews's New York Times bestselling series.

Kate Daniels cleans up the paranormal problems no one else wants to deal with-especially if they involve Atlanta's shapeshifting community.

And now there's a new player in town-a foe that may be too much for even Kate and Curran, the Lord of the Beasts, to handle. Because this time, Kate will be taking on family.

"That's it???"

Those were my words after reading the last sentence of the epilogue. That means I want more! :)

In this one we have Kate facing another dilemma again with the shapeshifters as the target. Kate will fight not only one but more or less eight enemies. Worst, she will be fighting a family.

I was really impressed on how the story goes. Although every book of the series deals with different adventures, the series never failed to enthrall me.

At first I was disappointed (I don't want to mention why because it would already be a spoiler! :), but later on the development of Kate and Curran's relationship is amazing. The book's overall humor is quite impressive and the fighting scenes are full of action and suspense. I don't know how Kate can survive all of those. She is incredible!

I want more of her adventures, so I checked if there's a sequel. Good thing there's more! Magic Slays will be published this coming March. I can't wait!

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4)

Quote... Unquote - Wicked Lovely

"Mortals are such fragile things. Just tender feelings walking around exposed in their delicate shells... Easy to crush."

-Beira to Keenan
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Wicked Lovely #1)

Author: Melissa Marr
Published May 1st 2008 by HarperTeen(first published 2007)
352 pages
Series: Wicked Lovely
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Rule #3: Don't stare at invisible faeries.

Rule #2: Don't speak to invisible faeries.

Rule #1: Don't ever attract their attention.

Aislinn has always seen faeries. Powerful and dangerous, they walk hidden in mortal world. when the rules that have kept Aislinn safe from them stop working, everything is suddenly on the line: her freedom, her bestfriend Seth, her life, everything.

Faerie intrigue, mortal love, and the clash of ancient rules and modern expectations swirl together in Melissa Marr's stunning 21st century faery tale.

I have been reading a lot of faery novels and this is another one. I bought this book when a local bookstore had sale three months ago. The pretty cover and the affordable price of the book caught my attention.

This novel has the same plot as other faery stories. Mortal-girl-sees-faeries. What I like about it though was it's uniqueness. When I read the book, it didn't really catch my attention since it didn't have that wow factor when you start a book. Some of the events are lame and didn't really excite me.

Although the story didn't surprise me at all, the characters are interesting most especially Seth. Okay, I'm not swooning. But as what was described in the book, he's that guy you'll go head over heels with. The faery intrigue did interest me and that's what made me finish the book.

The book was a fast read! It wasn't that bad for a start. Even though it wasn't a great read, I still want to continue reading the series. I heard that it gets better as the series progress!

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality))

Quote... Unquote - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

"What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst."

Mieradome by Kate O'Hegarty

Author: Kate O'Hegarty
Published November 20th 2010 by Author House
323 pages
Copy sent by the author
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

Mieradome, revolves around a young girl named Amavia, who believes she is a human girl, but slowly comes to find she is a faery in the world of Mieradome. Amavia's mother, Anastasica, had taken her out of the faery realm and hidden her away here in our human realm, so that she may be protected from her parents' past mistakes. But that was not enough, the forces that be found Amavia, and brought her back into the cosmos of the Grandmother Tree. There she meets other faeries, goblins, Telkar dragons, and Utopisols. Slowly who Amavia really was began to unravel to show the truth. The truth, that she just may be the evil they need to destroy. This is where the story begins.

Mieradome is a magical place where faeries live. The book is full of interesting personalities, faeries and other fascinating creatures. Amavia has to go to Mieradome to find out her mother's secret and her true identity.

At the start of the novel, it already intrigued me. What was this strange place called Mieradome and this raven who kept on talking about Amavia's death. The wonderful land of Mieradome was already introduced in the first few chapters. I had so many questions in my mind that I just continued reading and didn't notice that I already read a lot. There were many events in the story that may intreset you. What really interest me though are the unique names the author used such as Caiden, Aselin, Thewlis, Inocian, Garin, Amavia and many more. Although the names are pretty and unique, I had a hard time remembering the other names. Almost all characters, even the unimportant ones, have full names which made it more difficult.

I liked the story line and the word building. I also find the cover pretty and simple. I like books about faeries because they fascinate me. The author was able to create her unique version of faeries and interesting characters. However, the character building was not that impressive but just needed more development for the story.

Although this was not a perfect book, the author managed to showcase her talent on storytelling and world building.

♥ xoxo, Edil ♥



"I'm not opposed to the occasional one-night stand, when I get particularly... lonely. If you know what I mean. But you, Evie, will have great love in your life. You will fall deeply, and powerfully, and fiercely in love. It will be as undeniable as lightning striking deep into your core. And I'm sorry to say, my darling, that with great love can come great pain."

- Martha to Evie

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Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
The Lonely Hearts Club
Anna and the French Kiss
Inside Out
If I Stay
The Iron Queen
The Lucky One
Magic Bleeds
Wicked Lovely
This Girl Is Different
Magic Strikes
The Iron Daughter
Magic Burns
The Awakening
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Iron King
Daughter of the Forest

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