Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meet Hills....

Hills is the avatar moniker of the Hills template. Hills will be available in a variety of styles and holiday regalia. You can literally dress hills up in many different ways, yet still retain the same look all year round. Be recognizable, yet keep your look fresh.

Hills is a customized avatar that has been designed for a book blogger or reading enthusiast's blog template. Her avatar will be used in many templates so you can change them up throughout the year. Her avatar can also be used for your twitter or facebook profile pic and those icons will be included in the download package. 

The template is completely customizable and you can use template designer with it. You'll be able to change your layout from 2 to 3 columns, change your main fonts, link colors and font colors, like you would if you used a blogger template. You will not be able to change the Header font and gadget font, because those are customized Google fonts.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sample Book Review

Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Young Adult, Paranormal Fantasy
Series: A Beautiful Dark #1
Author Links: Web # Twitter # Purchase Online
On the night of Skye's seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites;like fire and ice;Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye's life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can't help falling for, and Devin, who she can't stay away from, the consequences of Skye's choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

Skeptical. I was skeptical going into this book. I think the synopsis writer didn’t do this book justice. Basically it sounded like an over blown love triangle story with an angel mythos. My copy literally said fans of ‘Hush, Hush’ and ‘Fallen’ should enjoy. I just figured this was just another love triangle YA that substitute angels for vampires, or werewolves or whatever else is the “thing” at the present moment. THUS proving that you can’t judge a book by a synopsis and never can you know if you are going to like a book before you even read it, because frankly I didn’t think I would like this book. Thank you Ms. Davies for proving me wrong. ‘A Beautiful Dark’ was a refreshingly new take on the old ideas. I didn’t have a problem with this love triangle or the angel mythology because of the character depth, formation and the interesting setting.