2013-08-31

Best Seller of the Month: August

 


Something new, something old. A new Movie, an old book often results in a new interest in the old.

Did that even makes sense?

Anyway,  one of the best Sellers of the month is...

The Book ThiefThe Book Thief By Mark Zusak
A great (but thick!) book!
it's quite slow but truly Amazing. This book was published by Knopf Books 2005.

It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.

In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time

I Always Think that you should read the book Before you see the Movie adaption, because sometimes a movie can really just ruin a book.


2013-08-30

behind the scenes

 

 
And It's a wrap!
Wow the photo shoot wen't soooo well, I got so emotional when my friends decided to step up as my personal assistants, they helped me through it all, and this shoot wouldn't have been this successful if it wasn't for them. Me and Elvira (the photographer and a great friend) have been working close on the header, and Im very proud of it and can't wait to share it with all of you guys on Monday!




Julia sorting the books (she got mad when I messed it all up)


Elvira the photographer touching up my hair.

As long as I got a book near by, im cool.

 

She is Amazing!

Peek a BOO!

LOVED this shot

 

I had to bring ALL these book with me, yes, I need a back massage.

cute.

The awesome photographer and me!

A big thanks to Evelina who took all the behind the scene Pictures!! (charming isn't she?)


~ Stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

DIVERGENT - Trailer #1 (Official) 2014

Five days late but omg, LOOK AT THIS TRAILER!
 I think Shailene is playing here role judging from the trailer, Of course it doesn't really ook like what I had imagined but, movie-wise I think this will be great!



~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

PHOTO SHOOT!

PHOTO SHOOT DAY! I gonna go to a photo shoot today, the photographer is great and can't wait to get to work with her, and she is going to help me with my new blog design too! Aagh im so pumped, this is the first time ever I do something like this!

2013-08-28

The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) REVIEW

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The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies, #1)

By Tarryn Fisher
Pages: 278

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

Did this book just happen?

“I think that after the first time you give your heart away, you never get it back. The rest of your life is just you pretending that you still have a heart." -Noah” 


WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW.

Me after reading this book:
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I am speechless.
My insides turned into something mushy, my heart ache, and my existence stopped making sense. Time slowed down. Why I asked myself. Why can't I just rotten, vanish, disappear? Why am I forced to live when all I wan't to do is die?
I realized what I was feeling.
There was a name for this.
They called it a broken heart.

All because of this book.

So unpredictable and sweet, and the hardest thing to accept about this book was that it was so RAW. It was like seeing someones actual life playing in front of you, and all you can do is sit back and be amazed. And cry.

Let's set my emotions aside now, Tarryn Fisher, You did it. Tarryn Fisher Wanted to write a book that everyone would love. But she knew that that was impossible so she wen't for emotions. She wanted to make her readers FEEL. And the strongest feeling? Sadness.
 I believe this is her debut book and I, blogger for teenbookalover, mark this book as one of THE BEST debut books ever written by mankind. Screw Romeo and Juliet, and to hell with One Day by David Nicholls (both books are overrated in my opinion)YOU are a true author that STAYS TRUE to our nature, you are real, and you don't bullshit around. That much I can tell by reading your book. Cheers.

~ Read this book and freak out
xoxo Lihini

2013-08-26

The Book Thief movie trailer

I have started this book but put it down after 250 pages, not because It was bad, I just did. I plan on finishing it one day. 
Anyway, they are adapting the book now, I have to admit that the trailer seems REALLY good...

Here is the link for those of you who can't see the video.

xoxo Lihini

Cursed REVIEW


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Cursed
By Jennifer l. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Pages: 304

Dying sucks
...and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. 

After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he's a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she's more than interested. There's just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she's willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she's not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.

For real this time

“Hunger gnawed at my stomach, but I was afraid someone would be in the kitchen again. So I found myself staring at the front door. Freedom seemed just a doorknob-turn away.

When I did open the door, freedom didn't wait — a half-naked Hayden did.”


I WILL finish this book today!

UPDATE
I did!

Great read by one of my favorite authors, Very sad that it's a stand alone book but what the heck, you take what is given.

I think this is her FIRST BOOK ever where the male character is not a total badass and I loved it! Don't get me wrong, I love badasses, but this just proves that she isn't one to follow a pattern. It makes her books interesting. Make them different.

I think Laurmentrout's signature thing when it comes to her books is that there is always passionate love in them. Weather it's teen, ya, NA or adult she always makes my heart melt with the love and adoration.

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

2013-08-25

Hear us Roar.

I dedicate myself to relationships what won't last.

Over and Over again.

I am full with rage

and hate.

But I think Im just really hating myself.

And people hate me.

All I see in the mirror these days.

Are my names.

Short, Pig, Fat, Abnormal.

I have no desire in living.

Nor do I wan't to die.

Maybe fast forward.

To a better time.

I don't know why I hate myself this much.

I laugh at myself.

Of what I have become.

I'm tired of even trying.

Tired of this game.


BOOK HAUL (FIRST TEENBOOKALOVER VLOG EVER PUBLISHED)

I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE IM UPLOADING THIS HAHAHA
I've made about 7 vlogs and I never end up uploading them. 
I'm well aware about the quality, and the watermark but this IS my first finished vlog, I filmed this from my cellphone, but I'll use a video camera next time :)
Enjoy!


~ stay smart, and don't laugh at me
xoxo Lihini


I DID IT - AGAIN!




I
DID
IT
!!!!!!

25th August 2013. Was the day I finished my 2013 challenge, read 50 books!!!

I have four months and 6 days left and I'm freaking DONE!
34 WEEKS, and I've uploaded 50 reviews in 34 weeks. Last year it took me 52 weeks to do that!

I've read some amazing books, Books that made me cry, laugh, squeal, jump, and I've also read books that have made mad, irritated and sometimes they have also given me the urge to kill. Luckily I never acted out on those feelings.  

My 50th review is coming up tomorrow, And I think im getting a lot better at making more interesting reviews, so stay tuned, because you do NOT wan't to miss this review!

~ stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini



2013-08-24

Surprise. .

Hm, what could I be editing?  Could not be a vlog could it?  ;)

Kretsen / The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) REVIEW


My Gansey

My vision Adam
My Blue!






Kretsen
Av Maggie Stiefvater
Förlag: B| Wahlströms (tack)
Sidor: 318

Fyra pojkar på en prestigefylld internatskola har bildat ett hemligt sällskap i syfte att finna en historisk, mytomspunnen kungagrav. En flicka med övernaturliga förmågor har nyligen mött en av pojkarna - fast som död. Snart kommer deras vägar att korsas igen, med förödande konsekvenser.


Enligt en uråldrig legend ligger en walesisk kung begravd någonstans i Amerika. Gansey, elev på en privatskola för pojkar, har blivit besatt av att finna kungagraven. Enligt myten ska man leta längs särskilda energilinjer, s.k. "leylinjer" som sägs sammanlänka besjälade platser, och att "den sovande kungen" kan uppfylla ens önskningar.

Blue är sexton år och dotter till en spåkvinna. Hennes egna synska förmågor är begränsade, men för inte så länge sedan förutsåg hon en ung mans färd mot dödsriket. Dessutom bär hon på vetskapen om ett annat förebud: om hon någonsin kysser sin sanna kärlek så kommer han att dö. Så möts Blue och Gansey, och hon förstår vem han är.

Ungdomarna slår följe i en tyst övertygelse om att de på något sätt behöver hjälpa varandra i jakten på kungagraven. Kärlek spirar, men en fiende närmar sig också.


Beroendeframkallande. Efter första sidan är man fast, och jag skojar verkligen inte. Jag vart tvungen att lägga ifrån mig boken efter två sidor och trodde att jag skulle gå sönder.

Maggie har skrivit den kände boken Frost som är med i en serie, ni vet den om varulvar. 
Grejen med den bokserien var att ingenting riktigt hände försen under de sista tio sidorna. Jag förlorad nästan hoppet om henne på grund av att alla hennes tre böcker var så. 

Jag älskade hela häxvärlden med medium, för det är så nära vår verklighet men ändå inte. 

Man får ta del av Blues liv bland medium och även Aglionby - internat pojkarnas liv. Där har vi Gansey, Noah, Adam och Ronan.

Det som skiljde dessa pojkar mest åt var att alla utom Adam var rik. Och det skulle alltid NÄMNAS. Det störde jag mig något grovt på. 

8/10



The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)
By Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher:  Scholastic Press
Pages: 409

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.


Addicting. after the first page you are hooked. And I'm not even kidding. I had to put the book down after two pages and I thought I was going to break. 

Maggie have written the famous Shiver book that's in a series, you know the one with werewolves. 
The thing with that book-series is that nothing really happened until the last ten pages. I almost lost hope in her because of that. 

I loved the whole witchworld with medium's, because it's so much like our reality but at the same time it's not.

You get to take part in Blue's life among the medium's and also the Aglionby boys life. Also known as Gansey, Noah, Adam and Ronan.

The thing that set the boys more apart was that they were all rich except for Adam. And they ALWAYS had to mention that, which made me crazy.

8/10

~ Stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

2013-08-23

I HAVE OFFICIALLY SEEN CITY OF BONES!

3 years ago it was announced - a movie company had bought the filming rights to adapt city of bones.

Over a 1000 days later I'm here on my sofa.

I'm different.

Because I've seen the movie now.

And I loved it.

Best night of my year so far.

Everything was PER-FECT,  to every little detail,  and the CAST!!

I still can't believe that I've seen the movie,  it feels so surreal,  I've been counting down for over a year and now the countings over.  Because I have seen the movie. 

I have to tell you guys about the girl who sat beside my friend Linnea, she got mad at us because we were totally fangirling, and when people started to laugh because of something they said in the movie she was like "eeh, why are they laughing" and during the whole thing she said "this didn't happen in the book, that's different,  they missed this" and blah vlah blah.

I think my outfit rocked If I may say so myself.

(With Maria and Linnea)

2013-08-21

How to speak Fangirl.

Are you new in a fandom and is wondering, what on EARTH they are all talking about with these made up words?
Well, no more tears you newborn fangirl, Teenbookalover is here to TEACH YOU all you have to know!


Peasant.
Someone who post irritating pictures or comments, usually a mundane/muggle/mortal

Ship.
Short for RelationSHIP, means that you wan't to see two characters/ actors together, or that you like them together. (ex. "I ship Jace and Clary so hard" means that I like them together very much)

OTP
Stands for 'One True Pairing' which is used when you wan't to describe your most favorite Ship,
(ex. 'Clace is my OTP)

Ship War
when two different ships in the same fandom fights in which ship is the best.

Feels
When the character(s), show or movie makes you FEEL something deeply saddening, that makes you wan't to cry, that is describes as feels. Short for feelings. But fangirls are too lazy to finish sentences.

asdfghjkl
You are so happy or excited or both that you don't know what to do with yourself.

I can't even
When something happens, and you just don't know how to deal with it.

Fanfic
When a fan decides to use the characters from a book and create a little fiction of their own


We have all been there, so don't be ashamed, I for one have always been a fangirl, but I never connected with people on the internet until recently :)

 ~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini


First day of school!

Wen't good, weren't there for long so yeah, BUT IM A JUNIOR NOW!
So much will happen during this school year, I turn 18, and will be an adult according to this country, drink, buy cigg, and do all those super illegal stuff that I don't even do hahaha,

Junior year is like the Thursday night of high school. The beginning of the end.


— Jenna Hamilton, Awkward

2013-08-20

TMI: City of Bones Worldwide premiere TOMORROW.

W O W.

I remember going to the library a couple of years back looking for a new book to read. Nothing special, Just anything that caught my eye. 

And I see this muscular body on a boy with blond hair on the cover of a book and I think"wow, isn't he something extra"

I borrow the book and bring it home with me. 

Best decision ever.

The love for TMI grows everyday, with each and every book, every word, every battle, every iratze, every last breath, every first breath...This book have changed my life. 

And to know that TOMORROW this book in movie version will hit the theaters is just so surreal. This book have premiere on friday here in Sweden but still.

I'm excited to the fullest, and no matter what happens the movie won't be able the books for me. But I don't think the movie will suck that much, I think it will be epic. 

 

2013-08-18

TAG: Making a commitment to yourself.

I think we have all made ourselves a commitment that didn't stick.
Raise your hand if you have ever promised yourself that you would start eating healthier but failed.
Raise your hand if you have ever promised yourself that you would start eating breakfast everyday but failed.
Raise your hand if you have ever promised your hand to never fall in love with the douche at school but failed.

I'm not trying to make you feel bad about yourself, I'm just stating the obvious.

But it's time for a change. 

It's time to learn how to make commitments the RIGHT way. 

Every time we break our commitment our brain starts to think of reasons why we did it. We start making excuses. Because we can't accept that we just had a weak moment.

But no more weak moments.

When making a commitment we have to think about three things.


ACCEPT the new situation. ACCEPT that this is the way it will be from now.

Learn that SELF-DISCIPLINE is everything to succeed. There will come moment's when you just wan't to give up, crawl under the blankets and never come up. Learn to say NO to yourself.  Make no excuses.

And lastly but not least; NEVER FORGET WHY YOU ARE DOING IT. 
No one makes a commitment because they have nothing else to do. We make commitments because we know that it will be healthy for us. We choose to make a change in our life, and we commit to it.

If you WILL you CAN.

Commitment!!Commitment

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini
 

2013-08-17

City of Bones Official Game


Im on level 4.
I've been on level 4 for over 24 hours. I'm a shadowhunter. I will never give up.
Seriously, this game keeps you from friends, food, toilet duties, sleep, and will make you forget everyday things, like how to breath.

Click HERE If you have an android cell to download this free TMI game or
HERE if you are an iOS user!

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini

2013-08-15

Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters Official Teaser #1


It's here y'all!
Hmm I don 't know what to day, just that It pretty much is so much more different than the book. I don't think I like it. I pretty much hate the casting, This is not how they looked in my head, but I adore the actress who plays Rose (Zoey)
Oh well, It might still be a great movie!


2013-08-14

New Adult - the new hype?

New Adult, a genre directed to readers between the age of 18 - 25, because they are the new adults. 
New Adult is the genre between Young Adult and Adult.

What is really the difference between YA, NA and A?

I would say that NA and A are almost identical, or in fact, books labeled NA are almost always also labeled either A or YA. 

NA is a more grown up, that meaning that the characters are often more experienced in life that what YA characters are, and NA is a bit more heated than Young Adult.

I like NA books very much. I hate the label NA though. 
I don't GET the genre, YA readers are not kids (well, it's not supposed to be read by teens) and even if kids read YA books they are obviously mature enough. 

I like NA because there is no hiding around the bushes with NA. Everything is straight forward. I would have wished that there would be more Divergent/fallen angels/hungergames/vampire academy books written in a NA way. Meaning a more mature way. 

I've seen books exploding into the NA world, and it's most YA authors widening their boundaries which I think is great. 

If you are new to the whole NA thing (trust me, it's not that different from YA) you should start with the books down below
EasyWait for You (Wait for You, #1)

I am going to check out these books that I found in the NA category

The Edge of Never (The Edge of Never, #1)Fallen Too Far (Too Far, #1)Frigid (Frigid, #1)

~stay smart, stay chic
xoxo Lihini