Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cover Up: Recent Reads #2

This feature I will just gab, remark, feature book covers. 

For this cover up I will be comparing two different editions of the same book, from books I've read recently. I will try to do this every couple weeks or so. Can be from a different country, or just a different edition in general

Follow Me Back by A.V. Geiger
Review here
Tessa Hart’s world feels very small. Confined to her bedroom with agoraphobia, her one escape is the online fandom for pop sensation Eric Thorn. When he tweets to his fans, it’s like his speaking directly to her…
Eric Thorn is frightened by his obsessive fans. They take their devotion way too far. It doesn’t help that his PR team keeps posting to encourage their fantasies.
When a fellow pop star is murdered at the hands of a fan, Eric knows he has to do something to shatter his online image fast—like take down one of his top Twitter followers. But Eric’s plan to troll @TessaHeartsEric unexpectedly evolves into an online relationship deeper than either could have imagined. And when the two arrange to meet IRL, what should have made for the world’s best episode of Catfish takes a deadly turn…
Told through tweets, direct messages, and police transcripts
American Cover                                                       Spanish Cover          
    Follow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1)                               Fan total (Follow Me Back, #1)            

I love the American cover. I don't care much for the Spanish version

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Review Here
A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
American Cover                                               Spanish Cover   
    Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)                               Cinder (Croniques lunars, #1)    

You guys! This is what I was talking about in my review. I absolutely love the glass slipper on the cover! Definitely like it more than the red one

Review Here
There are six things very wrong with my life:
1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years.
2. It is on my nose
3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed somewhere in my room.
4. In fourteen days the summer hols will be over and then it will be back to Stalag 14 and Oberfuhrer Frau Simpson and her bunch of sadistic teachers.
5. I am very ugly and need to go into an ugly home.
6. I went to a party dressed as a stuffed olive.
Original Cover                                               New Cover   
    Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)                               Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1)    

I love the new covers for these. I don't care for the original ones much.

Jenn Review Here and I Read That Movie Here
When Ellie and her friends return from a camping trip in the Australian bush, they find things hideously wrong — their families are gone. Gradually they begin to comprehend that their country has been invaded and everyone in their town has been taken prisoner. As the reality of the situation hits them, they must make a decision — run and hide, give themselves up and be with their families, or fight back

American Cover                                              Spanish Cover   
    Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)                               Mañana, cuando la guerra empiece (Mañana, #1)   

I kinda of really really like the spanish cover.

Review Here
Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?
Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.
American Cover                                               Updated Cover
    I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)                               I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, #1)   

I loooove the new covers. They're so much better than the originals.

Angelfall by Susan Ee 
Review Here
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.
American Cover                                              Italian Cover
    Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)                               L'angelo caduto (Penryn & the End of Days #1)   

Oh my God that cover for the Italian version. I do like the American version, but the Italian one is stunning.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Review Here and I read that movie Here
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

American Cover                                               Bulgarian Cover
    Everything, Everything                               Ð’сичко, всичко   
I love love love the cover for the Bulgarian version, even though the model on the cover looks nothing like Maddie. I love it in general.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Review Here
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
American Cover                                                      UK Cover                     
    Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)                               Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)            

I absolutely love the UK cover of Shiver.

Dark Eden by Patrick Carman
Review Here
Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night's experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
American Cover                                               Other American Cover
Dark Eden (Dark Eden, #1)                                   Dark Eden   

I really like both covers. I feel like the first one matches the book well. But I always like faces on my covers.

Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Review Here
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the carnival, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures—if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.
All Mallory knows of The City is that her father—and every other witch there—fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable.While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the carnival.
Current Cover                                               Original Cover   
    Carnival of Secrets (Untamed City, #1)                               Carnival of Souls   

Apparently Carnival of Secrets was originally Carnival of Souls. I do not like that cover in the least.


Answer Me This: What Else Do You Like To Do?

Answer Me This. We are hoping this will help our friends get to know us a just a tad bit better. 

Besides reading, what do you like to do?

I have a lot of hobbies actually, most are ones that I started and did for a while but didn't pick back up, but that doesn't mean that I don't want to!

So my hobbies...

Watching movies.
I absolutely love watching movies. I think besides reading movies are one of my favorite things. I prefer watching movies at home, usually curled up with hubby. Or blogging. But I have actually been to see more movies than usual in the last few months.
It's gotten to the point where I'm actually tempted to get the cinemark movie club thing because it would still save us some money.
We have Netflix, hulu, Vudu, and amazon prime movies that we can watch on so we have lots of opportunities to watch. 

Binge watching TV shows.
Like I said, we have netflix, hulu and amazon prime so I pick one show and just binge watch it. I can do this for hours straight, usually while blogging. 

Obviously y'all should know that, one of my biggest passions is photography. All of the memes and headers (Or whatever they're called) for each post, I've taken. 
I don't currently have a camera, or time for photography sadly, but I really do miss it. 
Here are some of my absolute favorite photos I've taken (Click the photo to see bigger)

Little Talks by SkysofdreamsBluebonnets by SkysofdreamsMy Love by SkysofdreamsFairyLand by SkysofdreamsIt will Rain by SkysofdreamsLess taken by SkysofdreamsGrama's stuff. by SkysofdreamsBroken Dreams by Skysofdreams

Jewelry Making
This is one of those that I stopped doing for a while. I made a lot when I was pregnant with Finn and some after that of course. We had it packed up for a while. I would love to get back into it, but like I said, I rarely have time for that kind of stuff anymore.
Between reading, watching movies to review, blogging, working, house stuff, being a mom and a wife. Life is a bit tough. But maybe I can get back into it at some point.
Here's a few I've made (They are my older stuff, so not as great)

I also really like to cook, and do crafts. I don't have many pictures of those though. But yeah, I'm sure I have lots more stuff that I like but this is it for now. 

I love all kinds of gaming. Video gaming, board gaming, roleplaying. I love it all!

We recently did a whole post on favorite games, but here's a few of mine from there 

Final Fantasy XLeft 4 Dead - Game of the Year Edition -Xbox 360Call of Duty: Black Ops - Xbox 360
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I'm also huge into makeup, which I'm sure most people know by now. I have a whole ton, and I even have a vanity and an entire area dedicated to my makeup, in our room.

So there's more that I like, camping, hiking, costumes, shooting guns, lots of other stuff. But these are my most favorite. 

I am kind of a boring person. Not too  many hobbies. I do like to watch television. We DVR tons of shows and we also binge on Netflix and on Hulu. I could name all my favorites but we would be here for a very long time.

I do try to stay caught up on all my house design shows. So many of those I watch and also binge on new ones I discover. I am so glad they brought back Trading Spaces. I also like to stay caught up on Survivor, Walking Dead, How to Get away with Murder and 911. There are so so many though. Recently my hubby and I discovered Siren and Lost in Space.

Trading Spaces PosterSurvivor PosterThe Walking Dead PosterHow to Get Away with Murder Poster9-1-1 PosterSiren PosterLost in Space Poster

I also like to play board games. We have a ton which we did a answer me this on prior. So I won’t rehash all of that. We did however play Sushi Go Party last night and I enjoyed it very much.

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I like to shop… really for the house. I love to design the rooms and think about what else I can add or do. I like to shop for all the accessories for a room and just keep making it home.

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I used to scrapbook all the time, but that hasn’t been done in years. Lack of organization, time, and space. I am hoping this year to make it a goal to get all organized now that I have the space.

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I love to camp when I can. It’s fun. I like to be outdoors. Camping, sometimes hiking, going to the lake. Its peaceful and I love it.

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If I had the money and the time I think I would cosplay. I love to watch cosplay shows and I have been to a couple of conventions where we dressed up. We also like to go all out for Halloween the years we can. Dressing up is so much fun.

I do like to entertain. Although its not all the time because it stresses me out. But I like to plan game nights and parties. I like to do theme parties. The last one was for Ash birthday- unicorn themed… before that was Halloween. We had a murder mystery party which was so much fun.

I mean really planning things is a hobby of it’s own. Lists and lists and lists and planning and planning and planning.

I love go out to eat. I love to find new things to do and visit.

I really wish I could more than I do. Lack of time keeps me from doing a lot of it and oh the lack of money too.

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