Friday, 31 January 2014

Review: All That Glows

All That Glows
Author: 

Publication Date:  February 11th 2014                          
~A copy was provided by HarperTeen  via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Emrys—a fiery, red-headed Fae—always embraced her life in the Highlands, far from the city’s draining technology, until she’s sent to London to rejoin the Faery Guard. But this isn’t any normal assignment—she’s sent to guard Prince Richard: Britain’s notorious, partying bad boy and soon-to-be King. The prince’s careless ways and royal blood make him the irresistible for the dark spirits that feed on mortals. Sweet, disheveled, and alive with adventure—Richard is one charge who will put Emrys’s magic and heart to the test.

When an ancient force begins preying on the monarchy, Emrys must hunt through the London’s magical underworld, facing down Banshees, Black Dogs and Green Women to find the one who threatens Richard’s life. In this chaos of dark magic, palace murders and paparazzi, Emrys finds herself facing an impossible choice. For despite all her powers, Emrys has discovered a force that burns brighter than magic: love

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I'm not a huge fan of Fae stories. I've read a few, but I'm not Team Fae. So what made me download All That Glows? Well, the fact that it's centred in London and about the Royal family, even if it's  a fictional one.  Was it what I was expecting?
Yes and no.

Yes, to the fact it was interesting, the whole system of The Guard- Fae who protect the Royal family throughout generations, from The Green Woman, Banshee's, Black Dogs, and well, themselves. It was a fun take, and restoring back to Arthurian, definitely caught my attention, because I love anything to do with that.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Booking Through Thursday: Multi-Tasking.

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme, hosted by btt2, about (mostly) books and reading.


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Do you do other things while you read? Watch TV? Cook? Brush your teeth? Knit?
(For the record, I’m guilty of all of the above.)
Or is it a quicker question to ask when you DON’T read? (Please tell me you don’t read while you’re driving.)

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I do read while watching TV, unless it's NCIS: LA or Hawaii Five-0, and then you've lost me.
If it's a really good book, I don't listen to music, but if it's one I'm struggling through, then I do. It helps it move quicker. And about a ton more.

So when don't I read? When I'm out in public or on the bus because I can never concentrate enough and just read the same page about ten times before giving up.

How about you? :)


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#29) AKA, Kirsty couldn't choose.

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


So this is a first for me, I usually only do one, but I seriously could not choose between the two, because the one I can't wait for, and the second I'm terrified for.

I'll start with the one I'm terrified for, because if you've read #2 in the series, you know why.
 



 
 
 
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VENGEANCE WILL BE HERS

Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?

With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.

MONSTER

Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the trail is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal. The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost—the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie.

In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone
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A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.

Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona…And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
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They both so preeeeety! What're you waiting on? :)

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Teaser Tuesday (26)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
 
 
 
Release date:  March 4th 2014        
Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux 
Page: 5




Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.



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Jess glance up. "Oh, Kestrel," she breathed. "Aren't these earrings perfect?"

Maybe if the weight of silver in Kestrel's purse hadn't dragged at her wrist she would have said nothing. Maybe if that drag at her wrist hadn't also dragged at her heart with dread, Kestrel would have thought before she spoke.

 



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Ohmygod, I'm in love with this already and I've only just started it.
 
What're you reading? :)

Monday, 27 January 2014

Review: Anything to Have You

Anything to Have You
Author: 

Publication Date:  January 28th 2014                    
~A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Nothing should come between best friends, not even boys. ESPECIALLY not boys.

Natalie and Brooke have had each other's backs forever. Natalie is the quiet one, college bound and happy to stay home and watch old movies. Brooke is the movie—the life of every party, the girl everyone wants to be.

Then it happens—one crazy night that Natalie can't remember and Brooke's boyfriend, Aiden, can't forget. Suddenly there's a question mark in Natalie and Brooke's friendship that tests everything they thought they knew about each other and has both girls discovering what true friendship really means

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While I did enjoy Anything to Have You, there was something just...off about it for me, that I don't even know what it was, but I did enjoy it, though if some of the characters had their way, I wouldn't have.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Stacking the Shelves (#28) & Recap

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How was everyone's week? Mines been a little slow, none for review this week, but I finally bought a book (for the kindle) that seems to be rather popular, so yay.




 
 
 The Book of Blood and Shadow and  Pivot Point


That's it.  What did you get this week? :)

   

 A recap of posts this week
 

     

    Friday, 24 January 2014

    Review: The Drowned Forest

    The Drowned Forest
    Author:   

    Publication Date:  February 8th 2014                 
    ~A copy was provided by Flux via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Losing Holly is the hardest thing Jane has ever had to endure ... until Holly comes back.

    Best friends Jane and Holly have jumped off the bluff over their Alabama reservoir hundreds of times. But one day, Holly’s jump goes wrong. Her body never comes up, yet something else does—a sad creature of mud, full of confusion and sorrow. It’s Holly, somehow, trapped and mixed up with the river. And if Jane can’t do something to help, Holly will take everybody down with her—even the people they love the most.


    Blending Looking for Alaska’s theme of lost friendship with Stephen King’s sense of small-town horror, The Drowned Forest is a Southern gothic tale of grief, redemption, and the mournful yearning of an anguished soul
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    Right, I am just going to say it and get it out of the way.
    I'm not religious.

    When requesting The Drowned Forest, from the blurb I had no idea that it was even  A) Religious  and B) Focused on religion.

    Thursday, 23 January 2014

    Booking Through Thursday: Hated

    Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme, hosted by btt2, about (mostly) books and reading.


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    If there was one book you could make sure nobody ever read again … what would it be? And why?
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    For once, this isn't a hard question for me. I know the exact book. But, everybody's tastes are different, so if I do say  a book, it doesn't necessarily mean it's not good, it's just like I didn't find it good.  Keeping that in mind, this ones the opposite, and judging by the ratings and reviews, I'm not the only person who thinks so. Although, I did love Heartbeat by her, my pick has to be As I Wake by  and if you've read it, you'll know exactly why. Because, ugh, really?

    Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    Waiting on Wednesday (#28)

     "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.



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    Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end.

    Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother's job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone's skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn't trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her.

    Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn't figure it all out soon—she'll be next
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    Nearly? Mouth. Shut. Otherwise, Bones meets Fringe? Mine.
    What're you waiting on? :)

    Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    Teaser Tuesday (25)

    Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
     
     
     
    Title: Panic
    Author:      
    Release date:  4th March, 2014  
    Publisher:  HarperCollins
    Page: 14
     



    Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.
    Heather never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone, to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever thought.

    Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret. Everyone has something to play for.

    For Heather and Dodge, the game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most




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    "So: back to the day after graduation, the opening day of Panic, the day of the Jump. Rewind back to the beach, but pause a few hours before Heather stood on the ridge, suddenly petrified, afraid to jump."
    "Turn the camera slightly. We're not quite there. Almost, though."

     


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    Ugh, I'm halfway through this now, and I'm not really liking it, but since I have gotten that far, might as well finish it.

    Monday, 20 January 2014

    ARC Review: Gretel and the Dark

    Gretel and the Dark
    Author: 

    Publication Date:  February 6th 2014   
    ~An Advance Readers Copy was provided in exchange for an honest review~
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Gretel and the Dark is Eliza Granville's dazzling novel of darkness, evil - and hope. Vienna, 1899.

    Josef Breuer - celebrated psychoanalyst - is about to encounter his strangest case yet. Found by the lunatic asylum, thin, head shaved, she claims to have no name, no feelings - to be, in fact, not even human. Intrigued, Breuer determines to fathom the roots of her disturbance.

    Years later, in Germany, we meet Krysta. Krysta's Papa is busy working in the infirmary with the 'animal people', so little Krysta plays alone, lost in the stories of Hansel and Gretel, the Pied Piper, and more. And when everything changes and the real world around her becomes as frightening as any fairy tale, Krysta finds that her imagination holds powers beyond what she could have ever guessed . . .
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    Say hello to my little friend...
    Joking.

    I'm not friends with this book. So...

    Sunday, 19 January 2014

    Stacking the Shelves (#27) & Recap

    STSmallStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.



    How was everyone's week? I kind of sort of, went back on edelweiss and downloaded more Harper titles, it seems I'm on a contemporary binge.

     For review:



     
     
     
     17 First Kisses, The Art of Lainey, The Things You Kiss Goodbye,and  Wild

    (Thanks to Harper Teen, Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss)


     What did you get this week? :)

       
    
     A recap of posts this week
     

       

        Friday, 17 January 2014

        Review: Cruel Beauty

        Cruel Beauty
        Author: 

        Publication Date:  January 28th 2014         
        ~A copy was provided by Balzer + Bray via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~


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        Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

        Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

        Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

        With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

        But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

        As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love

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        Cruel Beauty. Cruel Beauty, what can I say about you? I didn't want you to end, is one. And when it did? The book hated me. And yet, I still loved it.
        A unique, magical world, laced with mythology,

        Prepared and trained all her life, Nyx  has always known she was born for one thing and one thing only. To kill the Gentle Lord that rules their world, unleashes shadow demons that if looked upon by human eyes-and they look back-would drive you mad, that has controlled and damned their existence.

        Thursday, 16 January 2014

        Booking Through Thursday: Equality

        Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme, hosted by btt2, about (mostly) books and reading.


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        All other things (writing quality, story, etc), which would you rather read?
        1. Something written by a man or a woman?
        2. Something with a male or female protagonist?
        3. Something funny or something tragic?
        4. Something short or something long with many parts?
        5. Something simple or something layered?
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        1) It depends on the story itself, and whether the main perspectives female/male. But, I'm not too bothered as long as the writing reads realistic.
         
        2) I connect easier with female protagonists, but I've been reading a few with male.

        3) Guess it's depends on what mood I'm in, though I do prefer something heavy than light.

        4) The shorter the book, the less I feel like I have to time to connect with the characters, and the story doesn't seem whole. The longer a book, the more complex it becomes, and that also might not be a good thing, I prefer something in the middle.

        5) Answer #4.

        Wednesday, 15 January 2014

        Waiting on Wednesday (#27)

         "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.



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        Roberta 'Bobbie' Rowe is not the kind of person who believes in ghosts. A Halloween dare at her ridiculously spooky boarding school is no big deal, especially when her best friend Naya and cute local boy Caine agree to join in too. They are ordered to summon the legendary ghost of 'Bloody Mary': say her name five times in front of a candlelit mirror, and she shall appear... But, surprise surprise, nothing happens. Or does it?

        Next morning, Bobbie finds a message on her bathroom mirror... five days... but what does it mean? And who left it there? Things get increasingly weird and more terrifying for Bobbie and Naya, until it becomes all too clear that Bloody Mary was indeed called from the afterlife that night, and she is definitely not a friendly ghost. Bobbie, Naya and Caine are now in a race against time before their five days are up and Mary comes for them, as she has come for countless others before...


        A truly spine-chilling yet witty horror from shortlisted 'Queen of Teen' author James Dawson.
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        I think I'm going to regret this. No, I know I'm going to regret this, but does anybody else like to scare themselves? Seriously though, remember the episode of Supernatural on she-who-shall-not-be-named? Scarred me for life. I didn't look into a mirror for days. That was a bad hair week.

        What're you waiting on? :)

        Tuesday, 14 January 2014

        Teaser Tuesday (24)

        Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
         
         
         
        Title: Death Sworn
        Author:
        Release date: March 4th 2014           
        Publisher:  Greenwillow
        Page: 55
         
         




        When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

        But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.






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        Her stomach twisted into a knot. She reached out, plucked the ball from his hand, and popped it into her mouth. It tasted bitter and sweet, solid and melting all at once, and lingered in her mouth as if she would taste it forever. She gaped at Sorin. "Chocolate?"
         
         

          

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        I'll point out that two sentences before this, she thought it was poison. Death by chocolate.
        What're you reading?
         

        Monday, 13 January 2014

        Review: Heartbeat

        Heartbeat
        Author: 

        Publication Date:  January 28th 2014         
        ~A copy was provided by Harlequin Teen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~

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        Life. Death. And...Love?

        Emma would give anything to talk to her mother one last time. Tell her about her slipping grades, her anger with her stepfather, and the boy with the bad reputation who might be the only one Emma can be herself with.

        But Emma can't tell her mother anything. Because her mother is brain-dead and being kept alive by machines for the baby growing inside her.

        Meeting bad-boy Caleb Harrison wouldn't have interested Old Emma. But New Emma-the one who exists in a fog of grief, who no longer cares about school, whose only social outlet is her best friend Olivia-New Emma is startled by the connection she and Caleb forge.

        Feeling her own heart beat again wakes Emma from the grief that has grayed her existence. Is there hope for life after death-and maybe, for love?

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        There is no possible way to write a review without it getting personal. Because it is. Personal. It also hits home a lot more than I'd like to admit, and it's hard to have an unbiased review because of that. It's always hard to see both sides when you know somebody else's so much better. Now, mine and Emma's is not the same, I got to grieve for the person I lost, while Emma hasn't, not that she hasn't tried, but the fact that she can't because her mother's body is being kept alive for the baby growing inside of her, and she has to see her, everyday, knowing that her mother's dead, yet she's right there in front of her, just out of reach. In a way, it's a whole lot worse that just losing somebody. They die, you say goodbye, they're buried, they're gone, and eventually you try and move on,  but the fact is, she literally can't.

        Sunday, 12 January 2014

        Stacking the Shelves (#26) & Recap

        STSmallStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.


        It's that time again, yes, the Harper Collins Edition. I only downloaded five this time, I had some self control. Whoo. e.l.f. Cosmetics has made Vampire Academy makeup...I- really? You know I'm going to be stupid enough to buy some.

        How was everyone's week?

         For review:
         
         
         
         
         
         




        How to Meet Boys, The Geography of You and Me, Side Effects May Vary, The Half Life of Molly Pierce, The Secrets of Lily Graves and The Vanishing Season,

        (Thanks to Netgalley, Harperteen, Balzer + Bray and Edelweiss)


         What did you get this week? :)

           
        
         A recap of posts this week
         

           

            Friday, 10 January 2014

            Review: And We Stay

            And We Stay
            Author:

            Publication Date:  January 28th 2014    
            ~A copy was provided by Random House Childrens/Delacorte Press via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~




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            When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.

            This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.

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            I'll be the first to admit I don't get all poetry, I can get the feelings behind it, but don't ask me what they actually mean because I have no clue. I'm a lyrics person myself, and though you might say it's basically the same. It's not. Personally, I find poetry too restricting at times, I love reading it, but writing it is not for me.
            And We Stay from the description is a little misleading but I really enjoyed it. Well, "enjoyed" isn't the word because it's depressing at points, but really beautiful. Emily Beam's story is not an easy one, it's not a comfortable one either. The last few months of Emily's life has been hell, and you see how it takes its toll on her, she doesn't know how to move away from it.  It's one thing to have your ex-boyfriend come into school and corner you in the library with a gun, but the aftermath isn't what Emily expected, she can't shake it off. But, that's not where Emily Beam's story begins or ends...

            Thursday, 9 January 2014

            DNF Review: The Lost Boys

            The Lost Boys
            Author:

            Publication Date:  January 1 2014
            ~A copy was provided by Ebury Press via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~
             





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            Fate has brought them together. But will it also keep them apart?

            Having moved to a strange town, sixteen-year-old Joey Gray is feeling a little lost, until she meets a cute, mysterious boy near her new home.

            But Tristan Halloway is not what he seems. And there's a very good reason why he's always to be found roaming between the gravestones in the local cemetery...

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            I knew from the first page I was not going to ask me. You know when you get a sense of a book from the very first paragraph? This was it, but I kept to it, hoping it would change, because though the writing sounds juvenile and the characters awkward and forced, it wasn't that bad to struggle through.
            Until...

            Wednesday, 8 January 2014

            Waiting on Wednesday (#26)

             "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


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            A mysterious and visceral page-turner about a seventeen-year-old girl who unravels the secrets of her alternate personality, reminiscent of the film Memento.
            You live and you remember.
            Me, I live and I forget.
            But now-now I am remembering.

            For all of her seventeen years, Molly feels like she's missed bits and pieces of her life. Molly suffers from dissociative identity disorder, and since she was a little girl, she's played host to Mabel, a completely separate and individual personality. When Mabel is in control, Molly experiences the blackouts she's been so scared of. But now Mabel is letting Molly in on her secrets; she's letting Molly remember. And in doing so, Molly uncovers the separate life she seems to have led...and the love that she can't let go.

            The Half Life of Molly Pierce is a suspenseful, evocative psychological mystery about uncovering the secrets of our pasts, facing the unknowns of our futures, and accepting our whole selves.
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            Reason why? So simple, this, dissociative identity disorder is, after 170,000 words, what I've been writing about the past year and a half. I so want to ditch my schedule and read it now.

            What're you waiting on? :)

            Tuesday, 7 January 2014

            Teaser Tuesday (23)

            Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
             
             
             
            Title: Vengeance
            Author:
            Release date: February 13th 2014            
            Publisher:  Walker Childrens
            Page: 75
             
             


            Nobody really believes in a curse. Until you know the people who disappear. Too much coincidence, you look for reason. Too much death, you grasp for something to blame. Carson pulled Delaney out and he died on the side of the road with her mouth pressed to his. Her air in his body. Troy. She told the cops it was suicide. Didn't matter. The lake released her and grabbed another. But when Decker's father dies in a pool of spilled water on their kitchen floor, all Decker can feel is a slow burning rage. Because he knows that Delaney knew that his dad was going to die. She knew and backed out of his house and never said a word. Falcon Lake still has a hold on them both, and Decker can't forgive Delaney until he knows why.







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            "She put her hand on my chin- I looked past her, wondering if anyone else was seeing this. "Grow Up," she said. Then she wandered back to Delaney's."
             




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            I've only just finished reading this, so I'm still using it.
            What're you reading?
             

            Monday, 6 January 2014

            EARC Review: Uninvited

            Uninvited
            Author:

            Publication Date: January 28th 2014
            ~A copy was provided by HarperTeen via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review~
             
             



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            The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

            When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

            Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

            The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann
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            In the beginning Davy was a character who had her head in the clouds, she was happy with where she was, her friends, her boyfriend, her options, she was a prodigy after all. She's popular, and likable. She's kind of a fuzzy character though, neither here or there. She's nice but not too nice, she's pretty, but not too pretty, she's not mean, she's modest but knows her talents. She's also rich, and just so, she's a little judgemental. She doesn't know herself. But testing positive for the Killer gene changed that. At first, she's in denial that anything will change. and then it changes, slowly at first, and then all at once and there's no control. The girl who never thought or questioned anything, accepted things the way they were...she's gone.