Monday, 20 February 2012

hi! Yes its me!

Hey everyone I'm really sorry that I havent been around lately but everythings been so hectic! Exams are coming up and Im busy studying! I promise that from March I will post at least one review a week! I am also going through a period of reading block, like writers block only I find it hard to read.

To all my followers I want to say thank you for putting up with me! I promise that you will be seeing more of me from now on! :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Review: Unleashed by Debbie Viguie and Nancy Holder

Summary from Goodreads:
Katelyn McBride’s life changed in an instant when her mother died. Uprooted from her California home, Katelyn was shipped to the middle of nowhere, Arkansas, to her only living relative, her grandfather. And now she has to start over in Wolf Springs, a tiny village in the Ozark Mountains. Like any small town, Wolf Springs has secrets. But the secrets hidden here are more sinister than Katelyn could ever imagine. It’s a town with a history that reaches back centuries, spans continents, and conceals terrifying truths. And Katelyn McBride is about to change everything.

Broken families, ageless grudges, forced alliances, and love that blooms in the darkest night—welcome to Wolf Springs.

W.O.W! This book is AMAZING! I spent so long waiting for it to arrive in the Library....and then it finally came in!

I was immediately hooked with Katelyns story and I really felt for her. She is so strong in situations and thats why I love her. Katleyn is deffinately one of my favourite heroins! I love reading books with strong female characters and Katelyn is deffinately one of them. She is unpredictable. When something happened I didn't know how Katelyn would react and that kept me reading. She is deffinately on my top heroins list along with characters from the Night World series by L.J Smith.

Cordelia and the Fenners
When we first meet Cordelia I didnt know what to think of her. She is mysterious and slightly twisted, but not in a bad way. She changes her mind ''like a girl changes clothes''. (yes I am aware that it is a Katie Perry song but its right for Cordelia.) The Fenner have to be the strangest fictional family that I have ever read about but thats why I kept reading, I wanted to find out why they were so strange. Even when we find out why Cordelia changes her mind so much and why the Fenners are so strange I was still wary of them. Cordelia is sweet but she is so difficult to understand. She says something and you dont know how to take it. Justin. How do I describe Justin? Well hes brilliant! I completely understand Katelyns reaction to him, I felt that way just reading about him!

Trick and Katelyns grandfather
I love Trick and I think that he just wants to protect Katelyn. How many guys would you find that are like that? Kateyln and Tricks 'relationship' kept me hooked and I couldn't stop reading! Katelyns grandfather is a bit of a strange man to me. I felt the way Katelyn did towards him. He's nice and he just wants whats best for her and Im glad that he was featured as often as he is. A lot of books feature the parents/guardians of the main character in about 5% of the book and it was nice to have him in for more than that.

I am so glad that the love triangle in this book was so real and believable. I could fully understand Katelyns feelings about each boy. I myself wouldnt know which to pick!

I loved the ending. I think it ended amazingly! It kept me wanting more! I cant wait for the sequel!

This book is an amazing read and it kept me up all night. I can't wait for the next book as I want to see what happens to Katelyn and the rest of the charcters.

The bad news just kept coming in Wolf Springs.

An amazing un-put-down-able book that you HAVE got to read!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Review: My name is memory by Ann Brashares

Summary from Goodreads:
Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia (despite her changing name and form) have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. For all the times that he and Sophia have been connected throughout history, they have also been torn painfully, fatally, apart.
But just when Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally awakens to the secret of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

Interwoven through Sophia and Daniel's unfolding present day relationship are glimpses of their expansive history together. From 552 Asia Minor to 1918 England and 1972 Virginia, the two souls share a long and sometimes torturous path of seeking each other time and time again. But just when young Sophia (now "Lucy" in the present) finally begins to awaken to the secret of their shared past, to understand the true reason for the strength of their attraction, the mysterious force that has always torn them apart reappears. Ultimately, they must come to understand what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

Okay I read this absolutely ages ago and now I remembered that I need to review it!

I'll be completely honest and say that for the most part of this book I didnt really like it. Its one of those books that you dont like it when you read it but then you think about it you realise you do like it.

The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover. At first I thought it had something to do with The Replacement by Brenna Yovannof or Fallen by Lauren Kate(beacause I couldnt see the name). It does remind me of  Fallen for two reasons the main characters in Fallen are Daniel and Luce (Lucinda). The main characters in My name is Memory is Daniel and Lucy.... Well thats why when I read the back I thought it would be a Fallen copy.

Well my name is memory is a new twist on the 'falling in love over centuries' thing. I love how their relationships in the past haven't worked out. It makes them more relatable to the reader. Its also makes it even more different from Fallen as Daniel and Luce's relationship have worked until well you have to read them.

I love the story line that carries on throughout the book. It was rather addicitive and made me want to keep reading!

I really like this book and I do not regret buying it!

1000 page view giveaway. UK/Ireland only!

Here it is! My first giveaway to celebrate 1000 page views! As it is my first giveaway it will only be open to those living in the UK or Ireland (sorry international followers). Just fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

1000 page views!

WOW! I have reached 1000 page views! Thank you so much! I really cannot thank you enough.
To celebrate reaching 1000 page views I will post a giveaway in a few days. I am really excited as this will be my first giveaway, I am so far undecided what I will be giving away!