Friday, November 30, 2012

Book Review: Stalk Me

Gossip girl meets Hollywood in this new series by That Boy author, Jillian Dodd.

Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed of. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She’s popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most coveted lunch table.

She’s just not sure she wants it anymore.

Because really, things aren’t all that perfect.
Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam.
Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to.
It’s exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.
And deep down, she isn’t sure if she has any true friends.

To add to the drama, her movie star mom’s long-time fan has turned stalker.
An older man is flirting with her and telling her they should make a movie together.
And she’s crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating a guy like him would mean committing social suicide.

So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony.
But little does she know, there’s someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Stalk Me
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: ?? (ebook)
Part of Series: The Keatyn Chronicles #1
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 5/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

I don't know exactly what made me accept the book. I remember telling that the cover was not so great and that the opening line of the description was so cheap. I don't like when they describe books or movies with analogies. I believe that every piece of art is unique. But the point is that I accepted it and that it didn't disappointed me.

The book is simple. The language is easy and your time flies happily. Even though Keatyn is a rich girl, she is a cool person, easy going and not spoiled. As for the other characters, I liked how her mother was modern, how cute her sisters looked and how Keatyn was able to move through different worlds. There were also her other rich friends, who I totally disliked, so spoiled and selfish, except some.

I know I already used the term, but the story was indeed easy. I was able to find out who the bad guy was and what was going on with whom, from the start. I didn't mind the sex scenes or the fact that Keatyn was talking for the clothes she was wearing in every occasion.

During the end, the book became complicated and it started moving too fast. What I liked there, was the work everyone did in order to keep Keatyn safe.

If there was something I didn't like, that was the amount of boys liking Keatyn. I get she's pretty and cool, but this makes the rest of us have less hope.

Bottom line, I loved it. It was amazing how the story was able to drag me out of my life and into Keatyn's life. She's a strong character that I think we can all take lessons from her. I cannot wait to read the next one of the series.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Book Excerpt: Wicked Fate

Remember when we did the cover reveal and the author interview couple weeks back??

What if you lived in fear of yourself?
 For Mage McPherson being afraid of herself is just the norm. Thanks to that fear, being a loner in a small town never bothered the mysterious Mage. Once she received her secret abilities, she figured being alone was the safest way to be. That all changes during her sophomore year at Summerville High when Adam, her equally mysterious secret crush, starts to notice her.
 Afraid that she might harm Adam, Mage must learn to either control or deny herself. With Adam by her side she's more powerful than she’s ever been, but is she powerful enough to defeat her worst nightmare? She learns a hard lesson about love and magic when her destiny comes to collect.
Well, here is a book excerpt too....
1. The next day at school, everyone’s talking about the unique weather and how the weather man can’t explain the strange phenomenon. Weather professionals from all over the United States have come to Summerville to be a part of what’s now called “The North Pole of the South.”
They can’t figure out how it’s happening. How in Summerville there’s snow, ice, and fifteen-degree weather. Yet in Charleston, twenty minutes down the road, there’s breeze, sunshine, and seventy-degree weather.
I’m staring into my locker trying to figure out how to make it stop. I hate that I can’t change the weather, that I can’t make this cold lonesome feeling go away. I throw books in and pull books out, and then I feel someone behind me. I know who it is without even looking. His warmth spreads through me and for a minute I feel like nothing’s changed. The feeling quickly disappears when he turns and walks away. I turn around in time to see Adam walk around the corner without looking back.
Gym flies by in a daze; Bernie asks me several times if I’m okay.
“I’m okay. I think I’m getting sick or something,” I shrug.
The quick peek I get of him in the hallway is the only time I see Adam today. He didn’t come to lunch and he doesn’t show up to history either. Even though technically I see him in school most days, I still miss him so much. Somehow, the empty desk next to me makes it worse.
I agree to let Bernie give me a ride home from school. We walk through the parking lot towards her car, stopping every now and again for her to talk to someone. She’s become quite the Social Sally in the last couple of weeks. I think it has something to do with the relationship between her and Kale.
When we get to Bernie’s car, which is parked closest to the trees, I wait as she digs through her book bag searching for her car keys. I can feel Adam’s gaze penetrating my skin. I look over to where his truck is usually parked and he’s there. He’s leaning against the driver’s side, his arms crossed over his chest as he stares back at me. He looks pissed off and mad at the world. Good! Join the crowd, punk!
That’s when I hear it, a loud popping and cracking noise. I turn my head quickly to the noise and I notice that a huge pine tree that’s draped over Bernie’s car is frozen solid. Long sharp icicles hang from it, waiting to drop at any second. One of the large branches looks like it’s about to break off and that branch is covered in the largest and sharpest of the icicles—it’s right above Bernie’s head.
 An icicle breaks off and darts straight towards Bernie’s car crashing into it before I can stop it. I jump back and Bernie screams as she falls onto her back. Before she has a chance to move another sharp icicle heads straight towards her followed by the entire tree branch—it’s the size of a small tree.
I react quickly without a thought for the people surrounding me. I lift my hand to the falling objects; I feel a small sting when the now invisible fire leaves my fingertips. I don’t even feel the fire anymore, not since I started using my magic every day.
The falling objects stop abruptly and sit, floating in mid air for a second or so. I quickly fling my arm towards the woods; the huge tree branch along with four sharp icicles fly into the woods.
 I drop my hand quickly praying that no one saw what I’d done. I’m on the outer edge of a packed parking lot full of people who already think I’m odd. The last thing I need right now is for those exact same people to see me do what I just did.

2. When I’m doing homework, reading journals, or relaxing in the gardens, I wonder to myself if Adam misses me as much as I miss him.
My answer arrives a few days later. It’s Saturday and, of course, I’m in the library with Thaddeus. I hear a loud knock at the door. There’s a little man at the door with a bouquet of pink camellias and red carnations. It’s a strange looking bouquet.
I sign a delivery confirmation and then I take the flowers. The delivery man also hands me a gift. It’s wrapped in purple and silver wrapping paper. I can tell by looking at it that it’s a book of some sort. I can also tell by the wrapping paper that it’s from Adam. He’s the only person who cared enough at one point to know my favorite color. Anything he’s sent from that point on was either purple or wrapped in purple.
I thank the delivery man and sit on the closest couch in the front living room. I lift the flowers and breathe them in. I feel my heart constrict with the thought that Adam might actually be thinking about me.
I sit the flowers down on the couch beside me and begin to rip at the wrapping paper on the gift. It’s a book, a strange looking old book. The book’s called The Language of Flowers. I flip through a few pages and realize right away the subject content of the book. It’s a listing of different flowers and what they mean. Adam’s trying to communicate with me the only way he knows how without having to worry about breaking his deal with Eris.
I quickly flip through the book to the page with camellias and carnations on it. When I read what’s on the page I clasp the book to my chest and breathe deeply. It feels so good to know what Adam’s really thinking. I look at the page of the book once more.
Camellia (Pink) = Longing for you…
Carnation (Red) = My heart aches for you…
His heart aches for me! He misses me too! My thoughts are going crazy. Should I go to him or should I just take this for what it is and leave it be?
 I wanted nothing more than to run to his house and throw my arms around him. I miss him so much and to know that he misses me too is enough to make me float. I pick up my flowers and hold them to my nose to smell them once more.

Here's the last post from the beginning of the month:
So what do you think of the book??

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tell Me Something Tuesday #1

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly meme by author Cambria Hebert. I know there are a lot of that kind of memes out there, but i really like this one since i found the questions each week really interesting. This is my first time participating, because i always had a tour post scheduled for the previous Tuesdays which had to be on top of the day. So hopefully, i will manage to keep with this maybe not each week but at least 2 times each month.

Tell Me Something:
What have been your favorite reads of 2012?

My Answer:
I'm currently at 130 books out of 150 goal of the year. I know i haven't been reviewed that many, so don't be surprised if you don't see reviews for some of the books below. No special order. No manga or graphics novels included either. (It is a little unfair for the rest books of 2012 though! We still have a month!).

There we are then :D Any of those books in your list too?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Book Review: The Dirt (+Giveaway)

Lucy Whitley cannot wait to get out of Palm Desert. It’s not a place for a frizzy-haired science nerd, particularly when her fashion-obsessed older sister Sloane is the head of a clique of pretty girls who rule the school—and practically the whole town.Fortunately, life is about to change forever. Lucy’s dad is getting re-married, and then she can transfer to a boarding school in Connecticut, escaping all the mean girls and the endless whispers about the Whitley family scandal. Everything is going to be perfect—as long as the wedding goes smoothly.

The Dirt
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 205 (ebook)
Part of Series: -
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

I was really into reading a teen book without magic and everything, and this was the reason i picked up this one. Seemed like something i would enjoy.

You can easily describe the book as combination of Gossip Girl and Mean Girls. It's so full of drama, rich teens and so much fun. The writing makes you think, you are actually watching one of those teens movies with all the necessary details to understand the characters. The fact that the story is surrounded by a mystery atmosphere makes it even better.

It's true that i didn't have anything in common with the characters. And i can't say i connected with them either. Still they felt the amount of close they needed to be for the certain story. The whole book is from Lucy's POV but you get to know her sisters pretty good too. I loved how she explained everything (without be tiring).

The end was a little disappointed mostly because i was expecting something more from the "main problem" of the book while it was solved really fast. Still it was a book that made laugh for 2 straight hours and totally made my mood. So why not?

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review: One Pink Line

Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver’s tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women’s fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love.

This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is.

Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-read for anyone who relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

One Pink Line is based on a very true story about a young woman who was faced with a difficult decision, and not much time to make it. The novel is fiction, but the people who inspired the story are very real.

One Pink Line
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 260 (ebook)
Part of Series: -
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 5/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

I choose this book, because it sounded very different and I loved the cover, it's so pink, it catches you eye immediately. The moment I sat to read the book, I had no idea what it was about, I have completely forgotten about it. But that made it more interesting, it was like watching a movie without knowing what the movie was about, and yes that happens a lot to me.

Anyway, about the book:
The book travels you around three different decades, the mid-‘80s, ‘90s and our very own‘10s. We follow two points of view, Grace’s and Sydney’s. Sydney is our main character, the one who has many obstacles in her life and a real superhero, according to me. Grace’s role is a little obscure in the beginning. Her narrating helps us to complete Sydney’s image and make us sympathize her and admire her more.

The writing was amazing. Every time, I was transported into a different decade, a different life style and a different style, in general. The story was genius, it just proves that sometimes women can do so many things without men. I didn’t know it was a true story, but when I did, I thought that this story will stay in my mind for long after finishing the book. This strength is admirable.

I also liked the ending because it was really romantic and I liked that the author tells us only the important stuff and doesn’t suffocate us with many details and events. The things that she writes about are easy to be read and remember. And it was very smart too. The author was hiding things from us on purpose and that made the experience even better, I was starting to imagine the end and who is who.

Bottom line, I loved it. It shows how a woman can do so many things, such as raising a child on her own and still keep her sanity. I found it true and vivid and inspiring. It is totally different than what I've used to, but it totally deserved the try, and it didn't dissapointed me.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Newbies - October 2012

For the month of October 2012
Due to many festivals and posts there was no time to do this earlier but it's always later than never right? :p Enjoy!

At the Gates of Darkness by Raymond Feist - As i said before i'm trying to catch up with series before the last book ever comes out ^.^

The Book of The Forsaken by Yiannis Karatsioris - Got this for review and it was quite good too. Written in English by a Greek author.

She Wulf by Sheryl Steines - This one i won at Novel Publicity. I really want to find the time and read since i loved the previous book by the same author.

Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott - There was a bazaar at the start of the month with book only 5 euros. This one seemed interesting so why not?

Bonded by Michelle Argyle - Great story in a fantasy world. A re-tale of Cinderella. It's next in my TBR which means a review is coming soon. Got it for review as well.

The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima - I ADORE Chima's books. Already read that one since it was the last of a series that i fell in love with. Great ending, great story! Can't wait to read more of her. Two series by her and i'm not disappointed at all!

The Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger - Okay..i will admit i bought this one just for the cover. Is way too beautiful!

The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens - A middle grade i was waiting for like ever. The Emerald Atlas is the first one and it was one the best books i've read last year so i'm expecting the best from the 2nd one too.

Dragonology - I bought this from the bazaar too. It's about dragons, how can i say no?

Guide to Alagaesia by Christopher Paolini - Also got this one at the bazaar. I liked Eragon, and i wanted to complete the whole set by buying this copy too.


1. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld
Well, did you saw the price?? I thought that buying its sibling cheap was pure luck, but it turns out that I'm not run out of it. When I saw it, even though I haven't read Uglies yet, I knew I had to grab it....

2. City of Swords-City of Ships-City of Secrets by Mary Hoffman
Some Greek publication was kind enough to introduce me to the three first books of the series, but after that, they totally forgot that they had to translate the next ones. So, after some years, I was able to find them and I wasn't going to leave them. I know it sucks not having all the books in the same form (half Greek/half English), but I love the series and I love those covers too....

3. The Nightwatchman Express-Devil's Kitchen by Alison DeLuca and First Light by Samantha Summers
Both authors were awesome to send me the copies of their books, so I can read and review them. The reason I choose the books was because I liked the summaries and the books didn't dissapointed me.

Have you read any of those books? What did you get this week? Leave your links at the comments!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Book Review: Forsaken

Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago.

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.

Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendents of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.

But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.

She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendents will forever depend upon it.

Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 229 (ebook)
Part of Series: Daughters of the sea #1
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

How can you say no to a book with a cover like this? It seems magical and fairytalish and beautiful. So even though i didn't have time, i just said yes.

And lucky me, the story is as captivating and magical as the cover. It takes you in from the very first page, full of twists, romance and even some action. The mystery around Anastasia and the world surround her is just so original and clever that you just can't stay away from it. The easy writing helps a lot, with description that give life to the scenes.

One thing that i really admired the author for, was how when you have a character that has nothing in common with you but you still manage to make them so believable and real that the person who reads totally connects with them. And i'm talking of course about Anastasia. One of the most lovable character's i've read about.

 I did had two main problems though. One was the fact there was that "stalking while sleeping" which is creepy and doesn't make sense to me. It really got my bad mood up when i read that part. Still, the most important part was the repetitive on how beautiful and sexy Finn was. No idea how many times i've read those words. The things is, that the descriptions are so alive and vivid that you don't need a reminder after the first time. It's actually like seeing him while the author describes him, so everything more on the obvious is like too much and sometimes annoying too.

Great read! Going to the next one immediately! 

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Book Review: Spook House

There are some places in this world that go far beyond any normal definition of “haunted.” These places are so evil, so diabolical, that they become gateways to Hell itself. The Fuller Farm is one such place.

It is said that old man Fuller conducted unspeakable acts, blood rituals and human sacrifices, all in an attempt to gain the ultimate knowledge, the ultimate power. And then, he was killed–horribly murdered on his own lands, leaving the house to stand as a vacant monument to his wickedness. But once a door is opened, it can never really be closed.

Now, the stars are right. The gateway is ready to once more unleash unspeakable horror upon the town of Harmony, Indiana. And this will be one Halloween that they will never forget!

Spook House
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 265 (ebook)
Part of Series: Harmony Indiana #3
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 4/5 stars

Woohoo!!! Okay okay..need to get my thoughts straight here... I think i will be starting with the book cover saying it's pure awesomeness? Easily my favorite cover from Seventh Star Press. And it could totally be a poster for a horror movie which leads us to the second part...the story.

I'm new to the horror genre as i am known for being easily scared. Still i wanted to try the book so here i am. Michael West starts by giving you some interesting facts about horror houses and starts with a "classic" scene at the horror house of our story. It spooks you literally from the first moment and keeps you at the edge of your seat the whole time. It's creepy, violent (monster violence that is), excited and full of mystery. It's exactly what that kind of stories need, written or live action, and as a result you have a really great read at your hands.

You follow the POV of various characters and see the story and their beliefs of what's happening. Each small part different than each other, giving you insight but still leaving you in the dark. It's funny how you also see characters doing things, that when you watch the movie you say "nooo don't do it" and they actually know they are about to do the certain action. But it's human nature and there are some things we can't say no. And maybe that's why it's so easy to get in the story and connect with them in a way.

In the end it was a book that gave me the chills and made me wanna try more of the both the genre and the author. And if you worry, about being 3rd in a series no worries. You can read it alone too.

P.S: I think that fans of Supernatural might like it. It was like its first seasons but darker and more violent and spooky.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from Seventh Star Press author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review: First Light (+Giveaway)

What do you do when you've always dreamed of a hero; your knight in shining armour, only to find when he arrives he isn't a hero at all? ... He's a killer.

Ronnie Rose is trying to cope with the loss of her father; now it looks like she might lose everything else that's dear to her too. Huge debts threaten to destroy her family, her childhood home and her future. Only one person cuts through her pain. Kalen Smith has just moved to town. He's trouble and everyone knows it. He and his mysterious friends keep to themselves and the town likes it that way. But when Kalen mourns at her dad's funeral, Ronnie wants to know why and her investigation plunges her into a dangerous world of murky government secrets, with deadly consequences. Ronnie knows she should walk away from Kalen before it's too late. Problem is, she's falling for him...

Can we choose who we fall in love with?

First Light
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 342 (paperback)
Part of Series: Project Five Fifteen #1
Purchased: Review for tour
Rating: 5/5 stars
Buy: Book Depository || Amazon (US) || Amazon (UK)

I couldn't really say no to a plot like this. Killers and secret governments. I haven't read something like that since Alex Rider. Not that they are the same, but still the prospect of reading something conspirasy-like, and have an opportunity to leave the paranormal world just a little bit, was acceptable.

The story is well written. It's simple and understanding. The author chooses the first person and Ronnie's point of view, which is good, because that makes you understand Ronnie's pain and all her other feelings, but she also uses the third person when she wants to describe something outside Ronnie's life, something that happened in secret, which is also good, because it makes us understand better the situations. It may sound complex,  but it actually was really good and harmonised, very thoughtful of the author.

As for the characters I couldn't really related with anyone, because so many things were going through. Obviously, I couldn't understand Ronnie's pain, because I've never lost someone that close to me. As for the rest of the story, I cannot really say much, because I'll ruin it for you, all I can say is that I was really anxious to see what will happen all the time.

The awesome part was that the author provided me with a printed copy of the book. The book is separated in two parts and there are titles in each chapters, related to the story following, mostly telling you more or less what you were going to read. I like it when there are titles, not that I have a specific problem when there are not.

Bottom line, I loved it. I think that it's the author's first novel, and I have to say that she nailed it. It was anxious and fast pacing and I cannot wait to read the next one. I'm very happy that I was able to read it.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Movie Review: Brave

Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it's too late.

Released: 2011
Runtime: 100 mins
Rating: 4/5 stars
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I can't even explain how much i waited for this movie. Finally i got to watch it and it was better than i expected.

Brave is one of the few Disney movies that doesn't concentrate on the "love story" of the main character. Instead it shows the relationship between a mother and a daughter and how you can change your life. It's funny, cute and sad at the same time. Keeping you at the edge of your seat and even though Merinda is a fantasy person, you can actually relate to her life.

The animation is beautiful with Pixar doing an amazing job. They also taking their time showing more of the world with landscapes,etc something that i've last seen in animated Disney movie with Pocahontas. It gives an entirely different vibe and feeling to the movie.

Another change is the absence of the songs. There are barely 2-3 songs, and are all used as a background music. Still, it has an awesome soundtrack.
And as for the voice acting i believe it's was chosen really good. It's like every voice is the real voice of the character and you can feel the actors living through the story.

For another time Disney is giving us a good story. Taking a different step and leaving the girly animation movies behind and going into something more adventurous and generic.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"10 Sci-Fi Fantasy Characters I Would Be Proud To Cosplay As"

The following is a guest post by Sci-Fi Bloggers. Sci-Fi Bloggers is an online magazine covering all things science fiction and fantasy: movies, TV, books, video games, comics and more.

Lets take the concept of role-playing a step further shall we. “Costume-play,” or more commonly known by science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts as “cosplay,” is a form of aesthetic expression where you have the opportunity to become your wildest adoration or greatest abhorrence. In this colorful list I give you my personal top ten favorites for the coolest characters that I would be proud to portray at any convention. Before you read on, note that this list is entirely personal and is absolutely not a list of the most professional or legitimate cosplay costumes across the globe. Mostly inspired by video games and anime, maybe you’ll be able to gain some inspiration to gear up for your next convention!
Halo Spartan

Spartan from Halo

With Halo 4 just a couple of months away, why not don your own custom Spartan armor. This is the perfect costume for those who prefer to remain incognito behind an awesome looking helmet (and holding your favorite weapon) or for those simply in love with the Halo series. Either way, dancing to Lady Gaga is a must!

Alucard from Hellsing

Easily one of the most popular cosplay characters. Without a doubt Alucard is one of the most depraved and sadistic vampires ever to appear on screen and that’s precisely why we love him.


Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls

Look, if you don’t feel good about wearing this then just find another covenant. Solaire of Astora (“sunbro”) also known as the warrior of sunlight is an interesting yet bizarrely lovable NPC from the critically acclaimed Dark Souls. Imagine running around the convention constantly raising your arms to fans. Praise the sun!Solaire Cosplay
Praise the Sun

Ezio Auditore da Firenze from Assassin’s Creed

It’s a simple equation that the brilliant minds of renaissance Italy developed:

High fashion + High flying free running = Win

Start your own brotherhood (or sisterhood) with a deadly and polished Ezio Auditore costume. Pay attention to the small details on his costume and you’ll be worthy of leading the pack.
Ezio Auditore

ANBU Member from Naruto

An opportunity to become part of the Special Assassination and Tactical Squad? Not even a question. With more than ten masks to choose from or design, an ANBU member just has costume appeal and a mysterious personality that reeks deadly but cool.

Anbu Cosplay

Stormtrooper from Star Wars
Sure it isn't original, but it is definitely a classic and I would be proud to join the ranks of the 501st. Stormtrooper

Kurosaki Ichigo (Final Getsuga Transformation) from Bleach

Lets face it. I can’t stop talking about Bleach! Get a white haori, pick your favorite squad or join Aizen’s army to cosplay as a notable captain, squad member or a cunning espada. There are endless fantastic Bleach cosplays but after seeing Ichigo’s final form, I just could not resist. Lets finish this, Aizen.
Kurosaki Ichigo

Shockwave from Transformers

Despite the undesirable criticism about Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it's one saving grace was the epic CGI that went into polishing the Autobots and Decepticons. Not many are up for the challenge to create a robot costume but after seeing the movie, Shockwave is worth the effort.

Snake eyes from G.I. Joe

Enigmatic, masterful and a covert mission specialist, who doesn’t want to wield a katana like Snake Eyes? He is all win and no mercy plus the sleek black armor will generate some fear in the audience.
Snake Eyes

Dante from Devil May Cry

The gaming industry's demon exterminator is back. Given a choice between Dante, Nero, and the new Dante, I would always side with the classic Dante. I fully approve of the long crimson leather coat, white hair and dual wielding a gun and sword. Bring it on.
Thanks for sticking to the end; maybe I’ll see you or your alter ego at a cosplay convention near you.
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