[VS Battle Saturday] Similar Covers: Darkness Before Dawn VS Fallen in Love

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I got the idea for this Saturday’s battle when Josie [Josie’s Book Corner] pointed out about the similarities of two covers in a conversation we had. I thought ‘yes this is battle worthy’ and here I am with two similar covers so that you can choose which one you prefer.

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I think there is no need for me to say more. The books are like they belong to the same series but they’re not. Both dark and goth and both so so so pretty. But which on do you prefer? Let me knoooooow~

[VS Battle Saturday] Stand Alone Books VS Book Series

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Hello my darlings! Saturdays are getting popular here in BookLand because of these VS battles and I am just so excited everytime I am back with a new battle for you. Today I am here to ask your thoughts about a dilemma many readers are dealing with.

Stand Alone Books

These are either completely stand alone books or spin-offs from other book series, Either way we have one complete story in one single book. That is really awesome if you can’t read to much and you want to read something quick and easy. Usually contemporary books are stand alones but there are a couple of paranormal books that do the job fantastically as well. I personally like quick stories when I am so tired of too long, never-ending series and I need a break. It’s like the sun after raining too much and it feels great!

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Book Series

Book series can be a precious, enjoyable treasures or a serious pain in the ass. I mean if the story is good and you can’t have enough of it and you need more and more books, it’s just amazing. But if the sequels are failures and disappointing then you just regret picking up a series. But how do you know if you will like the series? Are you willing to take a risk and pick a long series, just to read half of it? I do. Sometimes I just don’t care if I will be able to read all books. I just pick one and read it and then if it’s not to my taste I just drop it. I like series because they give me the feeling that they will last forever and the more details I read about the world the characters live in the more I excited I get. Book Series can be tiring but they’re are just a sweet temptation.

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What about you? Are you fan of both or you specifically prefer one of these and why? Let me know and let’s have an interesting conversation!

[VS Battle Saturday] The Hunger Games VS Divergent

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Recently I had this conversation about Hunger Games and Divergent and I mentioned that I prefer Divergent over Hunger Games. I hadn’t read any of the series when I watched the movies but Hunger Games was disappointing because of the cast and the plot so I dropped the idea of reading the book. Divergent on the other hand had awesome cast and world building and excited me to the point I read the book immediatelly after watching the movie. Maybe I should have read both series before favoring one of the two but I felt that way. Please don’t hate.

So this week’s VS battle is about your own opinion. If you had to choose between these two dystopian book series, which one would be your choice?

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

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The thrilling trilogy expertly described by Suzanne Collins. You enter a future world where every year two tributes from each district are thrown into an arena expected to fight to the death or get knocked out by other means. Only one can survive.

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Divergent

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One choice can transform you. Veronica Roth’s #1 New York Times bestselling debut is a gripping dystopian tale of electrifying choices, powerful consequences, unexpected romance, and a deeply flawed “perfect society.”

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Can’t wait to hear your opinion!!

[VS Battle Saturday] Daemon Black VS Aiden St. Delphi

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So, I was discussing about these two amazing gentlemen with Raven [Dreamy Addictions]. Raven’s favorite is Deamon and mine is Aiden. So, I thought ‘hey, let’s see what other bloggers think about them’, even though I already know who’s your favorite! It’s obvious^^ . I am sure you all know both of them and if you don’t then you have to know about them. Let’s see…

Daemon Black – Lux by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I think we all know Pepe Toth, who’s featuring in every Lux cover (and a lot more book covers but that’s not our point here.) Pepe is linked to Daemon in my mind. When I was reading the book, all I could imagine as Daemon was Pepe. Am I the only one?

Species: Alien

Age: 18

Eye Color: Green

Hair Color: Black

Height:  Around 6ft. 3

Physical Description

Daemon physically is described to be beautiful or handsome and to have dark hair and emerald green eyes with dark eyelashes that complimented his naturally tanned skin. It is mentioned in Obsidian that he walks around without a shirt on most of the time, even in the winter, showing off a well muscled and defined chest.

Personality

When you first meet Daemon, he came off as arrogant. But as the story progressed, the arrogance turns out to be a mask, hiding his true thoughts, reactions and personality. He is often kind, thoughtful and incredibly sweet and he always wants to please his sister even if it means doing something he doesn’t want to. His outer demeanor usually consists of him making snarky and sarcastic comments, especially towards those he has no interest in being acquainted with. Daemon is protective and possessive; especially towards his family. He would do anything and everything to protect those he loves. Though he wouldn’t normally do it, he would even beg if it meant saving a loved one’s life (as seen in Opposition when he begged for Katy’s life). As for his possessiveness, he is possessive over Katy.

Quotes

“I broke every rule of my kind to heal you and keep you with me. I married you and burned down an entire city to keep you safe. I’ve killed for you. Did you think I’d forget what you mean to me? That anything in this world-in any world-would be stronger than my love for you?” – Daemon to Katy, Opposition

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Aiden St. Delphi – Covenant by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Beautiful grey eyes, dark hair and kissable lips. Yup, that’s how Aiden is supposed to look like.

Species: Pure Blood Hematoi

Occupancy: Sentinel

Age: 21

Eye Color: Grey

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Height: 6ft. 5

Physical Description

Aiden has dark wavy hair that always falls in his face and quicksilver grey eyes, and is believed to be around 6″5. It is also stated that he is very attractive.

Personality

Aiden is very overptrotective and gets jealous often (when he sees Alexandria Andros with Seth ) but he keeps his feelings hidden most of the time. He is very caring and romantic and great in combat. He loves his family and he is willing to protect his brother Deacon and Alexandria no matter what. He is a Sentinel, and goes out to see the world often, but mortals still confuse him. Aiden is very proper and a big rule-follower, he is respectful and knows his place. Aiden is strong and opinionated, rational and well educated. He knows ancient Greek, and lots of other things. He is very intelligent. His brother Deacon says that he grew up to fast and is to up tight for his own good.

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“I swore to you that I wouldn’t let that happen, and I know I’ve failed you, but I’m not going to just give up, Alex. I’ll never give up on you.” – Aiden to Alex, Elixir

References: [Covenant Series Wiki] [Lux Series Wiki]

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These are not enough in order to have a full opinion but they’re enough. If you’ve read the books then you already know who you like the most. So leave your comments and let me know! I can’t wait to discuss with you about these two perfect beings!

[VS battle Saturday] Angel Books

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Today it’s all about angels and I have two similar books for you that I’m sure you’ve read. Actually these books are quite popular and there are different opinions in the air. They’re either good or bad, but which one is better and why?

Let’s do this!

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[Inescapable]

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My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.

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[Fallen]

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There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.

Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.

Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.

Dangerously exciting and darkly romantic, Fallen is a page turning thriller and the ultimate love story.

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[Amy A. Bartol]

I live in Michigan with my husband and our two sons. My family is very supportive of my writing. When I’m writing, they often bring me the take-out menu so that I can call and order them dinner. They listen patiently when I talk about my characters like they’re real. They rarely roll their eyes when I tell them I’ll only be a second while I finish writing a chapter…and then they take off their coats. They ask me how the story is going when I surface after living for hours in a world of my own making. They have learned to accept my “writing uniform” consisting of a slightly unflattering pink fleece jacket, t-shirt, and black yoga pants. And they smile at my nerdy bookishness whenever I try to explain urban fantasy to them. In short, they get me, so they are perfect and I am blessed. Please visit me at my website: www.amyabartol.weebly.com

[Lauren Kate]

Lauren Kate grew up in Dallas, went to school in Atlanta, and started writing in New York.
She is the author of Fallen and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove. She lives in Laurel Canyon with her husband and hopes to work in a restaurant kitchen, get a dog, and learn how to surf.
She is currently at work on the sequel to Fallen.

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Have you read any of these two? Did you like it? Which one would you read again and which one did you like better?

[VS battle Saturday] Paperpack vs e-book

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I am sure we all love paperpacks and I am also sure that we know how to appreciate an e-book. But which one is better and which one do you prefer?

Paperpacks are precious and irreplacable and we all know that paper can be everlasting in addition to e-books which is just data that can be lost anytime soon. Getting to hold a book in your hand and be able to smell it and feel it, can give happiness to many people. How can we compare that feeling to any other in the world, right?

Paperpacks can be so pretty and notable collectibles for your amazing bookshelf. I am so proud everytime I walk inside my room and watch my bookshelf; especially the side where I put my hardcovers.

E-books on the other hand, are the solution to many problems and obviously they are the future. I know paperpacks will be here forever but e-books are just easier. You can have hundreds of book in your pocket and you can choose to read them whenever and wherever you want.

Of course, e-books are always easier to be bought because they’re cheaper and can be sent to your kindle immediatelly.

You can read in the dark by adjusting the brightness and you can keep track of your progress without worrying about missing the page. You can keep notes and highlight text without actually ruining the book and you can always delete them.

E-books can come in handy for everyone but wouldn’t you prefer a book? Maybe both? Maybe you’re a kindle fan and I don’t blame you.

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Let me know which one you prefer and why so we can discuss it. I can’t wait~