Author Interview and Review: Magic Academy by Jillian Keep

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Review: Magic Academy

By: Jillian Keep

Magic Academy

Firia’s father worked nights but that didn’t mattered to her; it was the perfect opportunity for her to hang around the dark corridors for the Arcane Academy, a place which few humans had gone. Besides, at nights she didn’t had to meet the high elves. She went around to see the buildings and learn about them but she always went back to the same place: The Grand Library. The place in which she had spent her childhood reading tomes of spells and secrets. But as she learned more, she longed for more and more and because of that besides reading she practiced spells. Until one day she finds a hidden black book which she studied in detail before casting her first ritual. This spell was going to help her achieve her grand goal: to enter to the Academy, to make the elves notice a human. She was a human. Later on, in the library’s study room she finds herself in front of a monstrous being, the one she had summoned- a being called Varuj. He knows she wants to be a powerful sorceress and he will do anything to help her.

“He grinned unevenly at her. “Does it bother you, little human? He took hold of that massive length, gripped it in his hand and began to stroke it-actually stroke it!-right in front of her. He stared down at her petite form, mouth hanging open, fangs on display as he tongued his lower lip.”

My thoughts:

Just WOW, I have read other stories from them but I really have to say this book is my favorite so far. I can’t really wait to read the others book that will hopefully come. This story, besides having a lot of fantasy, has sweet erotica scenes and I really love the characters. I really liked Varuj since I started reading about him- there’s something about him that captures you, his maneuver, how he knows everyhting and simply because he’s the perfect package: hot and intelligent. But of course I didn’t liked what he did with someone. Firia well she’s nice and again I like that she’s really intelligent but for me she’s not my favorite, but if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have smexy scenes.  Then there’s Mae’lin; he’s the first one to have ever talk to her (he’s an elven) and I really have to say that even if I love Varuj he’s really is competition for the hot demon. Mae’lin’s not only sweet and intelligent, he is a great fighter and he’s really nice and a good friend. What happened with him at the end (read the book!) was really shocking and that’s the main reason of why I want to continue reading this story. Mae’lin started to grow on me and I hope to see him more… I think the authors are having little issues if to leave her with Varuj or with Mae’lin- I really want to know what happens and this is the first time I have ever wondered with whom she will stay. The school is awesome, I love that they had to learn a new language and their final examination was pretty neat. Overall such a really good, I loved it and I want more of it. This authors are really getting better if they aren’t already. Thank you so much for the ARC.

 

5/5

Taste by Kate Evanelista

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Taste
      by: Kate Evangelista


Taste

My review:


 Barinkoff Academy has one real rule that could meant expulsion: Everyone had to be off campus by sundown.But when break-rules Phoenix McKay falls asleep in the library she is determinated to find someone to take her to the dorms. Just as she goes back to the school (that looks more like a castle) she sees a group of people with different clothing and when she thought they were student they decide they want to taste her flesh. T-A-S-T-E. But she is save by a handsome blue-black hair guy named Dimitri and that’s when all her “normal-nerd”life starts to change just because of curiosity. She realizes Barinkoff Academy has a secret, Day Students and Night students in the same school, persons that want to eat her flesh and the memory of her mother when she died. She’s determinated to know more about this scret; about this Night Students and the handsome Dimitri, and she will help the Night Students and the others flesh eaters in a way no one can suspect; becoming one of them. Will Phoenix McKary find her answer? can she really help, or is she the cause to the end of that race? Will she find love? All the answers are in Barinkoff Academy.


My thoughts:


 I loved Dimitri, Luka and Yana! they are all so sweet. I really like Dimitri but Luka and Yana… I want to be part of that family 😦 haha. This story is really good, I loved the love parts, the fights, and that library was awesome! I would love to hear more of them. I’m going to miss them!!! and the cover is wonderful as well.


                                                                                    5/5!!




And don’t forget about the giveaway!:


http://www.thingworlds.blogspot.com/2012/06/review-and-giveaway-dont-fear-reaper-by.html

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s

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         Today I’m going to talk about…. The Spiderwick Chronicles! by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black


Let’s start our new world journey!


Book #1: The Field Guide:


Three curious kids discover a world of brownies, fairies, and other fantastic creatures in this ultra-enchanting launch to Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black’s Spiderwick Chronicles.




When the three Grace children — Mallory, Jared, and Simon — and their mom move into Aunt Lucinda’s old house, readers know there’s magic afoot. The kids uncover a nest of assembled junk, and on a visit to the secret library via the dumbwaiter, Jared finds a note describing “my secret to all mankind.” After a few mysterious pranks that get blamed on Jared, the boy finally digs up the real prize: Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You. Fortunately enough, the kids meet one of the critters listed in the guide — a brownie named Thimbletack — who makes it all “real” and helps provide the book’s suspenseful conclusion: “‘Throw the book away, toss it in a fire. If you do not heed, you will draw their ire.'”


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          When they move to a new house they find out that is not only old but it has a lot of mess and secrets that they will find out as they have to… because they distroyed the house of a cute brownie named Thimbletack, that will do anything to make their life a mess if they don’t do anything. As they find out he is a creature that likes to clean and help in the house without being paid, they will disvover a new room where it helds the most secret; a powerful book, named Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide where it says everything Arthur discovered, fairies, brownies, pixies, and much more… but something is looking for thar book… because as you get to know more by reading… it can be a powerful weapon ( lol sound like percy) toward the good ones, to destroy them! and that something is not human.

The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #1)

Book #2: The Seeing Stone

         The Seeing Stone has Jared and Mallory rescuing Simon from a band of goblins. When the young boy is kidnapped, Thimbletack leads Jared to a stone that allows him to have “the sight,” or the ability to see magical creatures. Soon, the brother and sister are outfoxing a hungry troll, working with a helpful goblin named Hogsqueal to thwart the other goblins, and taking care of a wounded griffin. With more enchanted action than the first book and a suspenseful ending, this second installment will have kids chomping at the bit for more.


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          In this new adventure Simon is kidnapped by a band of globins that wants to eat him! ( bad thing? they killed the cat 😦 what is it with the cats and not dogs?) anyway as they rescue Simon, they meet a new fellow named Hogsqueal. He may look like a goblin but he is not and thanks to him they have the sight… well in a disgusting way. Later on they meet too a griffin… a beautiful griffin that will be too their companion and battle friend…..


The Seeing Stone (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #2)

Book #3: Lucinda’s Secret

Fresh from near-fatal goblin and troll attacks in the previous book (The Seeing Stone, the children are torn over whether to hang onto their long-lost great-great-uncle’s book or to turn it over to the menacing faeries. Thimbletack–the house brownie who’s transmogrified into an angry “boggart”–has lost his patience with the kids, and he starts subjecting Jared to increasingly nasty pranks. Hoping that Lucinda might know something about Uncle Arthur’s fate (or at least have some advice on how to fend off the faeries), the three children talk their mom into a trip to the asylum for a visit–but there they learn their situation might be even more dangerous than they imagined.


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          DON’T EAT FAIRIE FOOD! When they visit aunt Lucinda, they learn a lot of secret. She will explain what happened to her and what happened to her father, Arthur while he was creating the book… and don’t think fairies are good just because they are beautiful.
         
Lucinda's Secret (Spiderwick Chronicles, #3)

Book #4: The Ironwood Tree

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick’s Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don’t count on it.

At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it’s not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine there. And the faerie world’s abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him — he’s given them a queen…


* I really like this book because there’s new stuff with the artifacts and of course the adventure to rescue the sister; loved the cover hehe.



The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #4)
Book #5:  The Wrath of Mulgarath
          The end of this awesome serie has come! Jared, Simon and Mallory must rescue their mom and fight Mulgarath, what will happen when they finally fight? While assembling his evil army the Grace children have to find there great lost uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Looking for their uncle they run into some elves. They demanded the elves to release their uncle. They Elves only gave Arthur for a short period of time. When the elves let him go he gave the Grace children all his knowledge. Using that knowledge the Grace children took down the evil Mulgarath and saved there mom. 
The end was really sweet and it was a great book. Elves? beautiful but they are dangerous.

The Wrath of Mulgarath (The Spiderwick Chronicles, #5)
EXTRA BOOKS ( I’m very proud to say that I think I have them all! and also for this books I buyed the Box set that inclued some pictures and a extra do it yourself book, and its a little trunk <3)
Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites
Spiderwick Chronicles: Care and Feeding of Sprites (Spiderwick Chronicles)
Many would have you believe that sprites (or “fairies” as they’re often called) are sweet and pretty and ultimately peaceful creatures. But don’t let the carefree nature of these dazzling beguilers fool you. Because while they do make for awesome pets (or, if you prefer, companions), these are not creatures to be handled lightly. So forget everything you know — or think you know — about sprites, and listen to the experts from the International Sprite League as they, with the assistance of the creative team that brought you the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles, provide a resource that will prove to be as essential for the novice sprite keeper as a strong cage and eyes in the back of his or her head.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations
The Spiderwick Chronicles: Notebook for Fantastical Observations
Can’t get enough of the faerie world? Well, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, the brave souls that helped Mallory, Simon, and Jared Grace bring their amazing adventures to a worldwise audience, are here to help you find yours!

Presenting The Spiderwick Chronicles Notebook for Fantastical Observations. This handy interactive storybook features seventeen mini-adventures collected from faerie watchers around the globe as well as plenty of pages for readers to add their own stories, maps, charts, notes, lists, diagrams, and drawings. So get ready to embark on your own faerie adventure — all you need is an observant eye and an open mind. Just keep your wits about you. After all… their world is closer than you think…

The Spiderwick Chronicles Stained Glass Book
The Spiderwick Chronicles Stained Glass Book 
Is a coloring book!
Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide
It’s beautiful! I really loved this one!
Thimbletack’s Activity Book
Thimbletack's Activity Book (Spiderwick Chronicles (Simon Scribbles Paperback))
The thing is there are a lot more but I didn’t found the pictures…
                                 5/5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LATER ON….
When I finish reading the trilogy of Beyong the Spiderwick Chronicles I will put a review of the three books.
DON’T FORGET….
Remember that I am having a giveaway so check ou this url:
http://thingworlds.blogspot.com/2011/10/night-world-giveaway.html