Friday, July 5, 2013

Book 6 in grey and pink & CCG giveaway


I almost didn't make it today. :) I really don't know what's going on with me. But I made myself do this piece for the art / book challenge in colors for Summer of Color. First I thought I'd just do pencil and pink but then had to do the hair to make the point for the book.

The sixth book for The Artful Readers Club

 My review:
 4*
This sequel was ok but not as good as the first book. I was first confused about Autumn because of her amnesia I didn’t catch on quickly enough what’s going on. Was she Summer but had amnesia and everyone is pretending they don’t know her or is she Autumn and has Summer’s soul inside that is giving her these memories? The story itself was great but I didn’t feel the connection between the characters so I wasn’t as emotionally invested in this book as I was in the first one. I really wish there was more interaction between Decker and Autumn so we as in readers could feel the attraction and conflict. I wasn’t convinced. And I didn’t understand why Beck was keeping a secret about who Autumn is from his brother and that Dawn chick is seriously getting on my nerves. She finally got what she deserved at the end but I really hope the kid is not his.

This is the book's blurb:
A girl with no memory, hidden in plain sight. A boy with no hope, freefalling into Darkness.

Autumn doesn’t know why she remembers a boarding school she’s never visited, or why her reflection isn’t always … hers. There’s another girl in the mirror, a dark-haired ghost that emerges one night to guide her to a cliff near the school. Only Autumn can’t remember what happened there and why it’s so important. Beck’s gentle touch soothes her distress while Decker’s every look sets her body on fire. Caught between the twins, she struggles to understand her instincts and magick while working through the pain caused by a mysterious car accident that left her disabled, barely able to walk.

Unable to recover from Summer’s death, Decker slowly surrenders to the Dark. He can’t live with the pain, and those around him keep Autumn’s secret too well. The guilt he feels when he falls for her – and betrays Summer’s memory – drives him farther from the Light, until he loses control and begins taking the souls of Light witchlings. As the protector of Light, Beck must choose between confronting his twin and watching more witchlings suffer. Decker realizes Beck has come between more than him and the witchlings. With neither of them willing to let Autumn go, they turn on each other.

Only one of them knows the truth. Only one of them will walk away, unless Autumn can find a way to save them both.


And the rest of the list for this year. I thought it would be fun to show you how the book list changed over the months. :)
  1. Finding ELE by Courtney Nuckels
  2. Exposing ELE by Courtney Nuckels 
  3. How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon
  4. Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #1) by Jillian Dodd
  5. Touching Eternity (Touch #1.5) by Airicka Phoenix
  6. Gifted (Gifted, #1) by Jenny Phillips
  7. Puck Off! (A Teen Fairy Tale) by Wilde, Teresa
  8. Leopard Moon: Moon Series (Volume 1) by Jeanette Battista
  9. Neverlove (Shadow Jumpers) by Angela Brown
  10. Broken (Reflections) by Dean Murray
  11. Dying to Forget by Trish Marie Dawson
  12. River’s Recruit By Charlotte Abel
  13. Chasing Nikki by Lacey Weatherford
  14. Obsidian (A Lux Novel)by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
  15. Flash by Barbara Morgenroth
  16. The Earl Next Door by Amanda Grange
  17. Growl By Elaine Pierson
  18. School for Vampires By Quinn Conlan
  19. Clone Three by Patti Larsen
  20. Blue Hearts of Mars by Nicole Grotepas
  21. First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
These are just the books I considered for this challenge. I read many more. To be exact, I read 88 books to this date in 2013. Yeah, I read a lot. :)

Ok, now for another fun part. :) I've been asked to open the registration for Cotton Candy Girls Workshop, so I did. :) It starts August 5th, 2013 and is exactly the same as the previous two and it's still just 25$.

I have a giveaway going on on my FB page so go check it out to see how you can win a FREE spot on the CCG course.  If you're not on FB don't worry, I'll probably have a giveaway here on my blog next week or so. Make sure to check back. :)
    Linking to Paint Party Friday.





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    30 comments:

    1. Nice painting, but that book sounds rather creepy! Valerie

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    2. Well glad you made it in under the gun!! Lovely artwork!!

      Hugs Giggles

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    3. Fantastic art. . . sometimes we have to push. Blessings, Janet PPF

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    4. 88 books is huge... my best effort was 60 in a year but I don't go close to that now... we measure reading by height in our house and when someone hits a metre then we all have to start again... it is fun to see them all piled up in a line ... love your art this week as well... how do you find time with all the reading as well????

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    5. Great views through the mirror Natasha. Wonderful how you interpreted the propmt. 88 Books is huge. I haven't read that much since I worked in a bookstore and had to read 2-3 books a week to keep up. Good for you, keep it up. xox

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    6. What an intriguing portrait, Natasha!
      It's a wonderful surprise that the reflection is not identical to the subject.
      ♥♥♥
      Happy PPF!!
      Mary
      Mixed-Media Map Art

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    7. wow 88 books since the start of the year is a massive amount! I used to read so much more than I do now. I did a lot of it during the commute to work which of course I don't really have anymore (the days I do work I drive which isn't really conducive to reading at the same time!) and I find that I spend a lot more time reading stuff on the internet than in reading novels. My sister adds her books to my kindle every time she buys new ones and there is over 100 on there so far that I just can't seem to get near. I miss getting lost in a good story.

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    8. Love the way you've captured the theme. Beautiful work!

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    9. Wish I had time to read just one book right now. LOL
      Your pink n grey painting is wonderful.
      Have a very nice weekend
      Nicole/Beadwright

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    10. Lol...can't even see this book on your list :D Love the mirror image art...I hate looking in mirrors incase it isn't me looking back(yep I am nuts) :D XXX

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    11. Wow that's a lot of books! Love the art page!

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    12. Go you for showing up anyway. My best advice, and I know you haven't asked for any (:)) is to not fight the funk, and make yourself struggle even more, but to accept it is where you are right now, and spend some time taking care of you and playing. Fun may not equal art supplies right now. Sending my love. xx

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    13. oooh, your grey and pink SOC painting is wonderful!!! That's some book list you have going. I am so behind in reading books I bought the last year...I can't seem to sit still very long at a time :)

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    14. Lovely pink and gray painting.

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    15. Lotsa blogs with these colours this week, must be fashionable ha ha. Happy PPF.

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    16. Wonderful illustration ....

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    17. Such a beautiful work of art and a wonderful way to used this week's SOC colors!

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    18. Gorgeous portrait, I just love it in the gray and pink. HPPF and SOC!

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    19. Really beautiful art work and an honest and well expressed review too. Julie Ann x

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    20. I'm running very late for SOC, and trying to get to everyone. I was surprised that I could see your lovely grey and pink entry, as well as read your ARC entry for June. It's always fun when two concepts come together. You sure left me hanging on the edge of my seat. Now I want to know who wins! Super art, too.

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    21. Love your grey and pink drawing! Very cool! Thanks for the review ;o) Take Care ;o)

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    22. Don't like the sound of this book hun, not for me, me thinks. But I do like the art very much. Love the mirror & soft pinks.

      And so many books already! Cool. I am averaging about three a month and I thought that was good going lol

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    23. Great interpretation of Autumns reflection and use of this weeks SoC colour combination:) 88 books! Wow Natasha you DO read alot!!

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    24. Love your use of pink and gray. Beautiful as always.

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    25. The painting is a story in itself - I agree that the book is a bit too creepy for my taste but I love your painting.

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    26. Lovely 'summer' painting! Good grief you read a lot of books - so great! Can't do it anymore because of my eye. My blog has been recovered - the lady I hired to help had the sense to download the original before it disappeared - and we got the same address!!! www.dorothydonnaparker.com If you haven't already please come back and rejoin the journey. Wouldn't be the same without you anymore Natasha. hugs, Donna

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    27. Great drawing of the mirror's reflection. I am in awe of the number of books you read!

      Janet xx

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    28. 88 books? Seriously? And enough time to come up with amazing drawings too... Wow, it must be great to be you! ;)

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