Saturday, 31 March 2012

Review~ Supernaturally (Paranormalcy 2) by Kiersten White

 Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

Ugh where do I start?
I liked the book, a lot but not enough to say that I loved it, it was different then Paranormalcy but better I think in some ways. The humour got really silly and it wasn’t something a teenager would say, it was forced and it didn’t go so well. Although I feel Evie’s pain for gym class.
The story was great and it was greatly described and it was a fast light read which is a good thing.
However the “teenage humour” the way that Evie thought at times made it just ughh (cringe face) it did make me laugh at times, and nervous laugh at how it might have been funny if it was said differently or under different circumstances, or not said at all.
I love Evie as a character, and I love Lend and they make a cute couple but there wasn’t that much romance between them, and this book did lack that, and I think having a great scary story with a lot of hot scenes would make it sooo much better.
The last two chapters were just wow!! I read it out loud I absolutely loved it, I think it might have been the best part of the book.
The book was a great read and I was hooked on it, how it was told, the description of every little detail was just great. I think it’s just this whole thing about it being silly when Evie is forced into trying to be a teenager and it’s just too pushy and not that believable at all, but I can live with that and I can’t wait for the next book (yay) 

      Kissed~ Meh don’t get your hopes up too much!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Waiting on Wednesday ~2~

                                       Velveteen by Daniel Marks. 
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.
Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days.
It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.

~I just love the cover for this book! I came across it on goodreads while just looking for something interesting and the cover just popped out at me- I love the girl in the picture and just really like it, can't wait till it comes out~ 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Teaser Tuesday,

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  It's a way to give others little tasters of the book you're reading, without any spoilers!

Tempest by Julie Cross- Okay so I read this book already but I wanted to share with you guys how great this book really is!

page 198- "What if you could have a do-over? Like... a time where you screwed up or maybe just to make a great memory. Would you do it?"

page 204-
'Then you want to dump me for some looser chick?'
'Of course not'
'I see no other way foward, unless you're OK with celibacy'
'Of course not' 
She laughed and then put her hands on the side of my face. Her forhead touched mine. 'I want it to be you'

~Seriously if you still haven't gotten your hands on  this book yet I suggest you drop everything right now and run and get it!~

Sunday, 25 March 2012

In My Mailbox ~1~

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's a great way to talk about all the books that we got and are exited to start them!


-Haunting Violet- Alyxandra Harvey (read- review to come)
-Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry 1) - Simone Elkeles (review to come) 
~for some reason I couldn't get the pictures of these books up, oh well~
-Heaven- Christoph Marzi
-Tempest- Julie Cross (love love loved it) 
-Supernaturally (Paranormalcy 2) - Kiersten White (review to come)

For Review~ 

-Any Love But Mine- Debbie Davies

~What have you gotten this week?~

Saturday, 24 March 2012

On My Wishlist ~1~

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where we list all the books we desperately want but haven't actually bought yet.

Shatter me (Shatter me 1) 
Tahereh Mafi
Published: Novermeber 15th 2011

~ I love the cover of it, and by all of the reviews on goodreads the book sounds soo good! Can't wait to get my hands on it!~ 


Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Thirteen Reasons Why- Jay Asher
Published: July 1st 2010

~ I really feel like reading a sad story where I can cry my eyes out, and this book looks like it might just do that~ 


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. 

What's on your wishlist today? xxx

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Review ~ Tempest- Julie Cross

 The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.

But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler.  Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world.

The story line, the emotions of it was pretty much a roller-coaster for me! The fun one that you could ride all day and not get sick of it ever, I was crying, I was laughing, I was even kissing the book and stroking the pretty cover, so yes.. I didn’t want the book to end!

Good story line- check, cute love story- check, fast read- check, time travelling- check. So I’m not a fan of time travelling books (haven’t read one before this one) I was always too scared it would be really hard to follow it, or the plot won’t be good enough, or I’ll get confused (and believe me I get confused a lot!) 

But this book? It was easy to follow, at the beginning of most chapters it said what day- time it was and if not it was made really clear in the chapter itself. A lot of people were saying how this book was a lot like the Butterfly Effect- well let me tell you this it isn’t, there are some parts of it that are similar that’s true like the notebook Jackson and Adam kept, and going back to be with Holly ect, but that was mostly at the very beginning and very end and poor, poor holly :( 

I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with this book- not at all, but I did, from the first chapter there was always something going on, some mystery of CIA, or Jackson going back trying to put all of the pieces together hoping that everything will go alright.  

Scratch everything you know about time travelling! And I mean everything, for Jackson time travelling came naturally he didn’t need a time machine, or  a blue box which takes you to different planets and times (yes I’m a sucker for Doctor Who) or anything else that you might have seen in books or movies. And that was what I loved about this book, it was simple –you think of a time and place, concentrate and boom your there- it was clearly planned and thought out which was really refreshing but it wasn’t forced on, it was natural for Jackson, a part of him and not some special power he has. 

Not only was the idea of time travelling refreshing but so was the love story, it wasn’t exactly one of the ones where boy meets girl, boy lusts over the girl and finally they get together and live happy ever after. This book had more than one love story with 009 Holly, meeting her, becoming friends and gradually getting closer to her. And then there was the 007 Holly where he did everything possible to get closer to her, a rich kid doing a janitors job? I don’t think so, but he still did it and it was cute. I love, love loved this book, however having so many positives it’s bound to have a negative and for me it was the ending. I loved it, but I hated it as well, it’s a great cliff hanger but it was just so sad and I can’t even imagine what Jackson must have been feeling when doing what he had to do to save the only girl he loved, again it was really cute.

     Bitten! You have got to get your teeth into this one!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Waiting on Wednesday ~1~

Dark Heart Surrender (Dark Heart 3)

ONE GIRL. TWO WORLDS. SHATTERED. Jane's world has changed now that Luca, love of her live, inhabits it, and she's happier than she ever thought she could be. But how can a werewolf survive in the real world? When an immortal lives in the mortal world, the natural order of things must change. And what seems perfect, becomes destructive. They've overcome different worlds. But nothing could prepare Jane for this ...

~I loved the first two books and I can't wait to read this as soon as I can, it comes out 5th of April so it would make a great present for me on my birthday :D I love the line "Will love tear them apart this time?" I bloody hope not!~

 Look what I came across... 

 Best news I have gotten the whole day! Scratch that the whole week or month!! 
There I was on twitter by the way follow me here and I saw a link to an interview and an  EXCERPT of The Golden Lily by the one and only Richelle Mead!! 

If you don't know who Richelle Mead is or any of her books then seriously?! What are you doing with your life! 
Here is the link to the website The Golden Lily excerpt 
Yayayayayayayay :D

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

Sydney would love to go to college, but instead, she’s been sent into hiding at a posh boarding school in Palm Springs, California–tasked with protecting Moroi princess Jill Dragomir from assassins who want to throw the Moroi court into civil war. Formerly in disgrace, Sydney is now praised for her loyalty and obedience, and held up as the model of an exemplary Alchemist.

But the closer she grows to Jill, Eddie, and especially Adrian, the more she finds herself questioning her age-old Alchemist beliefs, her idea of family, and the sense of what it means to truly belong. Her world becomes even more complicated when magical experiments show Sydney may hold the key to prevent becoming Strigoi—the fiercest vampires, the ones who don’t die. But it’s her fear of being just that—special, magical, powerful—that scares her more than anything. Equally daunting is her new romance with Brayden, a cute, brainy guy who seems to be her match in every way. Yet, as perfect as he seems, Sydney finds herself being drawn to someone else—someone forbidden to her.

When a shocking secret threatens to tear the vampire world apart, Sydney’s loyalties are suddenly tested more than ever before. She wonders how she’s supposed to strike a balance between the principles and dogmas she’s been taught, and what her instincts are now telling her.

Should she trust the Alchemists—or her heart?

~AHHHH look at this description!!~  

Monday, 19 March 2012

Review: Linger- Maggie Stiefvater

 Grace and Sam must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping dangerous secrets. For Sam, it means grappling with his werewolf past ...and figuring out a way to survive the future.
But just when they manage to find happiness, Grace finds herself changing in ways she could never have expected...

~I read this at the beginning of March, but wanted to share with you guys my love for the Shiver series, if you haven't got your hands on these babies then I suggest you drop whatever it is you are doing and get it!!~

I cried my eyes out, this is one of the saddest love stories I’ve read and why oh why did it have to end? Why do good things always have to end? I cried at the end of this book, of Shiver and I am more than positive I’m going to cry in Forever.
The story wasn’t focused so much on Grace and Sam, and it was also told in new characters, at first I wanted to scream but soon enough I fell in love with it. So without even reading the first page I knew it was going to be amazing ( and if I was wrong about it I think I would start crying and having a big tantrum on the floor about it ) so thank god this book was as I hope it was if not better. I don’t like to admit it but I am a hopeless romantic, I love a good love story the sloppier the better I say. I loved the crosscutting between Sam, Grace and then Isabel and Cole, I don’t really know why I loved it but I did it just worked. Everything about this book worked for me even the ending. About half way through the book I was crying rivers mostly because I knew it was going to end and mostly because I was just waiting for the buckets of tears to come at the very end and oh boy they did. It’s so hard to explain how this book makes me feel, I think the closest I’ll get is this being my drug and me getting my fix.
Many people were saying the plot doesn’t have much going on. So what? It still made my heart race and ache whenever I wasn’t curled up on the sofa reading it. 

    BITTEN!! ~you have got to sink your teeth into this~

Sunday, 18 March 2012

How do you picture him?

How do you picture him is a meme that I will be hosting every two weeks or so picking out some of the dreamy boys from books that I'm sure we all want to drool over.

Adrian Ivashkov:
I am more then sure all of you that have read either Vampire Academy, or Bloodlines you have already fallen in love with Adrian I know I have!  
I think Chance Crawford fits Adrian! If they were to ever make a movie of VA he should totally play him!! Actually if you google Adrian Ivashkov you will see a tons and tons of pictures of Chance. 

Review: Silence- Becca Fitzpatrick

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

~Look at that awesome cover for it!~

I read this last year but I wanted to share this review as I loved the books soo much. 

I still haven't fully recovered from this book. In a good way, a very good way. It blew my mind, it was that amazing just like the rest of the series.
I'm not going to say if it was worst or better then the other two books because that's unfair they were all amazing on different levels.

Before I even began reading my heart was beating so fast I was certain it would explode. (Without sounding obsessed I was screaming and dancing around as soon as the book was published and as soon as I got to read it) Which does make me seem obsessed and crazy but I'm not all the time.

So the start dragged on forever, but it only felt that way because my friend told me something was going to happen later and it seemed as if I couldn't get to it fast enough. Also it dragged on because I didn't have time to read it I was so busy, but later on when things got hot (I mean it in that way, and in action wise way) I ditched sleep and read this book non-stop. I don't regret my decision at all!!!!

I have a lot more to say, but I don't want to spoil the book for anyone that hasn't read it yet. But when you get around to it, it will blow you away.
Imagine the best chocolate in the world, then times it by 10. Then eat that chocolate while you are reading this book, and the book will be as good as the chocolate if not better.

There is nothing I hate/ don't like about the book. For me it's impossible to find something I didn't love. Even if some parts annoyed me (Hank)

I was very lucky to have met Becca Fitzpatrick and have my books signed :D:D Also I have the Silence in special edition so I have the very first unread Patch and Nora meeting. And it was great, it reminded me how good of friends Rixon and Patch were. But also the story is written in Patch's point of view! And it was really good and interesting ;)

Saturday, 17 March 2012

 Review: Shiver- Maggie Stiefvater

When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace's small town becomes a place of fear and suspicion. But Grace can't help being fascinated by the pack, and by one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. There's something about him - something almost human. Then she meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away...

A chilling love story that will have you hooked from t
he very first page.

I absolutely agree with the last like "A chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page"   and it sooo did! 

Omg, omg, omggggg!!!!!!

I wasn’t sure about this book, I don’t really read about wolves, but something made me read it, sure enough as soon as I opened the first page and the words hit my eyes I was hooked! I needed to know more, I would stay up really late just to catch up when I didn’t have time during the day. Whenever I looked at the clock and thought right this is my last chapter and then I have to go to sleep or be a walking zombie the next day, a little devil on my shoulder would argue that sleep isn’t important I should read just one more chapter; it won’t hurt. And by the end of it I would have read about 5 chapters after promising myself just one and sure enough I would be a zombie the next morning.
This book was mostly based on Grace’s and Sam’s love unlike most of the books I’ve read where they either have to hide their love and deal with other people and secrets, but no this book was just a story of the two of them fighting to be together forever and having this image of them not being able to as soon as winter comes, and that’s why this book was sooo amazing the thrill and action didn’t keep you reading on but their love did, and how the book was written, having both Grace and Sam narrate it was genius.
 All of the characters are so different and they have their own issues and past lives and that’s what I love about this book, Maggie Stiefvater didn’t just focus on the two main characters but gave profile and life to the others that I think some authors forget to do a lot.

This book made me laugh out loud, hold my breath in, get really excited, think about it nonstop and also cry. I would do anything to have my own yellowed eye wolf, and the love they share. Heck I would give anything to have Graces life.
The only thing I regret is not buying and reading this sooner, but also for not saying to hell with the work I’m supposed to do during the day and just sit and read it.

       BITTEN!!!!!!!! I just want to sink my teeth into this one.