Archive for February, 2014

 

February 10, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

Marissa Meyer - The Little AndroidThe Little Android (The Lunar Chronicles #2.5) by Marissa Meyer
January 27, 2014
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The Little Android is a retelling of The Little Mermaid, set in the world of The Lunar Chronicles by New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer.

When android Mech6.0, saves the life of a handsome hardware engineer, her body is destroyed and her mechanics discover a glitch in her programming. Androids aren’t not meant to develop unpractical reasoning or near-emotional responses…let alone fall in love.

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First sentence: “Mech6.0 stood against the hangar’s charging wall, one of hundreds of mute sentinels watching the passengers flutter by with their hovering luggage carts and excited chatter.”

We get a Little Mermaid story!

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February 7, 2014 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by Pure Imagination Blog and Stacked.

Let’s be honest, nobody follows the age-old cliché that tells us not to judge a book by its covers. If you say you do, I am side-eying you. Book covers are the first thing that attracts any of us readers to a book. Before you pick up a book, the cover can essentially make or break a book. If I don’t like a cover design, I won’t pick it up. Lucky for us, publishing companies publish different cover designs, especially when a paperback book comes out. Sometimes we like it, sometimes we don’t. Let’s discuss these cover changes, shall we?

Today, we look at the cover of Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood!

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February 6, 2014 • Cee • Discussion

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No, I am not referring to the awesome spy show with Jennifer Garner when I say alias confession. I mean the names we use when blogging or commenting.

On Monday, Racquel at the Book Barbies and Gaby at Queen Ella Bee Reads started an extremely fascinating discussion on Twitter about name alias and whether bloggers use one. It got me thinking about whether you, my dear readers and friends, know that Cee isn’t my real name?

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February 5, 2014 • Cee • Reviews

Marissa Meyer - ScarletScarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
February 5, 2013
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The fates of Cinder and Scarlet collide as a Lunar threat spreads across the Earth…

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

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First sentence: “Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her postscreen chimed from the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: ‘Comm recieved for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulous Law Enforcement Department of Missing Persons.'”

Scarlet made me fall in love with this series. Absolutely head over heels. Sure, Cinder initiated my fascination with this series and its world, but Scarlet cemented my love for it.

This book follows Scarlet as she searches for her missing grandmother with the help of Wolf, and Cinder and Captain Thorne as they try to avoid being caught (‘cause y’know, they’re fugitives) and to find someday who can help them out on their journey. I’m sure you can guess that the new characters — Scarlet and Wolf — are based off of Little Red Riding Hood. I really love this adaptation of the story because gahhhh, Scarlet. Wolf. *dreamy sighs*

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February 5, 2014 • Cee • Waiting on Wednesday

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Waiting On is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Sally Green - Half BadHalf Bad by Sally Green
February 25, 2014
Viking Juvenile
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In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and fifteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan’s father is the world’s most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his sixteenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch—or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust—not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Why I’m waiting?

I. NEED. THIS. BOOK. IN. MY. LIFE. RIGHT. NOW.

WITCHES, DEAR FRIENDS. WITCHES. AHHH. SO AWESOME.

I haven’t seen a lot of witch books last year and you know what this means, right? 2014 is year of the witch! I AM EXCITED. I love that Half Bad is set in England, will address two different types of witches, and that it’s from a male point of view (that’s what I’m assuming). Don’t mind me. I’m busy SCREECHING.

My friend Nikki has read this book already and absolutely loved it, so that makes me incredibly excited to read this book. More so, then I originally was.

What books are you waiting for?





February 4, 2014 • Cee • Typography

I love fonts. You can say I’m obsessed with collecting them all. It’s no secret to those who know me. You’re Just My Type is a new feature where I showcase the fonts I absolutely adore and use. And hopefully, you will love the fonts I pick. 

Today, I’m showcasing a few free alternatives to this lovely paid font:

Designed by Emily Conners of Emily Lime Design

I absolutely adore Carolyna Pro because calligraphy! It looks so epic. I first saw it on the blog header of Oh Chrys and I instantly fell in love. (It’s those capital letters and the ‘r’ and ‘y.’ Total hearts in my eyes.)

These free ones below aren’t totally like Carolyna Pro exactly because Carolyna Pro is one of a kind, but I tried my best to find free alternatives (with a little help from the internet).

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Designed by Måns Grebäck.

When you get Sverige Script, there are actually two types: decorated and clean. Sverige Decorated Script is far loopier. To me, it just screams TA DA (in a similar fashion to Carolyna Pro). I love that it looks like it has a hook (because of those loops and embellishments.) And Sverige Clean Script is basically as it says. It’s a calmer version of the decorated script. Just think yin and yang but with fonts. ;D

(In the picture, the font name is in Sverige Decorated Script and the quote is in Sverige Clean Script.)

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Designed by Font Cafe.

I sigh at the beauty of Voluptate. I love the thickness of the letters. There’s nothing flimsy or weak about it. If you do use this font, just know that it’s a demo. You can only use the lowercase and the capital V. (I believe you have to pay to have the capital letters and probably other glyphs.)

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Designed by Måns Grebäck.

Do people write like this? I just want to write my q’s and k’s like that. Quicker is softer and is closer in thinness to Carolyna Pro. I have the urge to sigh and pet it. Don’t be surprised if you come across me staring at it with a dreamy gaze.

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 Designed by Kimberly Geswein.

Okay, Janda Celebration Script isn’t really like Carolyna Pro, but those loops, people. : DDD
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AND EXTRA BONUS:

Even if you can’t afford Carolyna Pro, Emily Lime Design put out a free Carolyna Word that has set phrases like “Lol,” “Southern Belle,” “whatevvver,” “Hot Mess,” and many more. ;D

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I do have to give credit to the Wedding Bee board for some of these choices because I wouldn’t have seen the similarity until somebody tells me.

The majority of these fonts are demos of paid ones. It doesn’t have the full benefits of the font, but hey, it still works. Also, none have the epicness of the ‘r’ in Carolyna Pro, but that’s to be expected since it’s one of a kind. ;D

Which font do you think is similar? Any one you absolutely love more than the others? Do you want to see more posts like this? (If you want, you can leave links of paid fonts over here so I can attempt to find free alternatives for you. :) )

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