First I was to say just a little bit about the book cover. So everyone is always saying "Dont judge a book by its cover". However, honestly it usually...moreFirst I was to say just a little bit about the book cover. So everyone is always saying "Dont judge a book by its cover". However, honestly it usually the cover that makes you pick up the book to start with. If the cover catches your eye you will pick up the book. Most people deny that they judge a book by its cover but we are all guilty of it at some. And this cover is one that would catch your eyes in book store. Its looks really pretty in the picture. However it is simply WOW in person. It just gorgeous. A beautiful design that is enchanting. The design is all embosed and just perfect. And as a bonus it has black edged paper. As I said its just WOW
Now. The Taker is one of those story that grips you from the first chapter. Alma has created a wonder dark and enchanted tale of love and obsession and mixed it with a memorizing story that it very brutal at times.
The story line is just wonderful. The story follows Lanny, a woman who has had a hard life and when she appears into Dr. Luke's life everything changes for him, as this beautiful woman tells him her story of her life. As we read about Lanny's past we are introduced to so many colourful characters. Lanny herself is actually rather easy for me to connect with it. She is selfish at times and her love for Jonathan (the man she loved in her past) is a borderline dangerous obsession for her. However, she is tough and wise and survives through all her tough times. We don't really here alot of Luke as this is mainly a story of Lanny's past. He was likeable although I sometimes didn't want to come back from the past as it was just so mesmerizing.
The Taker had me shocked at times and smiling at times. And the twist in the plot was a real shock to me. Usually I can figure out a plot really quick. However, I never knew what was coming next for Lanny and the biggest twist had me gasping with shock. I mean proper mouth opened just staring like OMG.
What I truely loved about this was that in most books its all happily ever afters. However, this is a more realistic ending to the story and I loved it. It truely was the most perfect ending.
If you are looking for a fantastic story that will have you hooked straight away and that it bound to be a bestseller then please as soon as this book is out buy you will not be disappointment.
Finally just a quick thank you to the publisher for giving me a copy for review. I have never been more grateful for a book as now this is one of my favourite reads and looking forward to more of Alma Katsu's novels.
Review I am not really sure where to start with this review. I have so much in my head that I want to say but nothing comes out. The Pleasures of Winter is one of those rare books that has stolen my heart, my mind and my soul. Yip I loved it that much. I was hooked from page one right up until the last page. I got so caught up within the story that I was actually heartbroken when the book finished because I didn't want it to end.
The Pleasures of Winter isn't like most erotica fiction I have read. Usually with this genre you get full on sex from the first chapter but this isn't like that. We actually get an amazing story before all that happens. A story that is thrilling and exciting. Our two main characters Abbie and Jack, the chemistry between them is electrifying. Abbie is drawn to Jack and visa versa even though they are polar opposites to each other. Abbie is a strong, independent journalist with a jobthat is dangerous. She is smart and funny but flawed like any human being. Jack, oh sweet lord. Jack Jack Jack I think I loved him before I even started the book. Why? He is Irish! I can't help myself it's that accent. Mother May I! With his sexy looks and charms that no woman can resist. He is a hollywood bad (Colin Farrell anyone ?? lol) He is obsessed with Abbie and he is falling hard. You can't help but root for them.
The plot is quite simply perfect. It has the right mix of adventure, excitement and steamy sex that just blends in perfectly. The opening of the story is fast paced and exciting, with Abbie trying to escape bad guys who are after her. She finds herself on a plane with Jack and them crashing into a rainforest. At first I was like is this really a naughty read? I wasn't used to having a proper non erotic plot line. But there are hints throughout the beginning that is just the right amount of teasing to get the reader excited for find out more.
I am trying to do this book justice and it just won't happen. It blew my mind, so much so I am actually struggling to convey just how much I loved it. One of the big things I loved about this is that fact it is told from both Abbie's and Jack's POV. Now usually I am not the biggest fan of POV changes but for this is works. You get inside both the characters heads and that is very important for me. I like to be able to feel a connection to a character to really appreciate the story and I sure did here.
Evie Hunter is actually two authors and what a wonderful team! The two authors have created a flawless, exciting and down right steamy read that will stay with you long after your finish. And that is a sign of perfect book to me. I highly recommend. If you like your naughty read, then The Pleasures of Winter is one NOT to be missed.
Cover Talk: I only really add this cover talk into a review if I really really need to talk about the cover and yes i do here Why? Because that is a beautiful, simple cover that actually fits the book. That feather represents a certain scene (no spoilers) and if you have read the book you know what scene I am refering to. Rarely book covers match the story, they usually have nothing to do with the words inside the book and are only there to look pretty. Thankfully this is not the case here.(less)
Holy Hell!! I loved "On Dublin Street" It was almost perfect but this...."Down London Road" Sweet lordy! It was FREAKING PERFECT!! I don't have one ba...moreHoly Hell!! I loved "On Dublin Street" It was almost perfect but this...."Down London Road" Sweet lordy! It was FREAKING PERFECT!! I don't have one bad thing to say about it. I wholeheartedly, 100% loved, loved, loved it.
Oh My Giddy Aunt!!!!! Evie Hunter has managed to do it again!!! I adore this series (as most of you will know) I devoured the previous books and was so consumed by them that I felt like I was actually a part of that world. And with The Pleasures of Autumn is was no different. I was completely captivated by this wonderful, sexy and exciting story that I forgot all about time and devoured every page, word for word!!(less)
Reviewed by: Siobhán Title: Deja Blue by Julie Cassar Series: Ruby Blue #2 Source: Bought Rate: 5/5
Description: Ruby's back with her fairy friends and thi...moreReviewed by: Siobhán Title: Deja Blue by Julie Cassar Series: Ruby Blue #2 Source: Bought Rate: 5/5
Description: Ruby's back with her fairy friends and this time, she stumbles upon some of the mysteries of the Water Court. Now, being pursued by an unknown force, Ruby's fairy friends step in to protect her. However, trouble seems to follow Ruby around every corner and even her fairy guardians need to call in reinforcements...but at what cost? Faced with a seemingly impossible challenge, Ruby must decide if and how she will help out her fairy friends. Will she pledge her allegiance to the Earthen Court? Or will she find new comfort and protection in the Water Court? Become entangled and entranced in Ruby's latest adventure and relive the magic in "Deja Blue," the second installment of the Ruby Blue Series
Review: Deja Blue is the second book in the Ruby Blue Series. And if you have read my review for Ruby Blue you will know that I 100% adored that book. So I have been waiting in anticipation for the sequel. I was excited so see what other adventures Ruby and the gang would embark on. However, I was really anxious incase it didn't live up to my expectations. Fortunately Julie Cassar has hit a home run! Not one part of this book was a disappointment.
I won't go into details about what the book is about as the description above basically sums up everything you need to know. Deja Blue like Ruby Blue is a fun and exciting its packed with adventure and a bit of romance built. Ruby is one of my favourite characters of all time. She is so funny. Her voice is so unique compared to the current YA protagonists. She is head strong, independent, quirky and overall just a really nice person.
Ruby has three best friends. Jeremy, who gets the best one liners! He is so funny. Anya and Brennan who are fairy royalty. Together they make such a fantastic team. And I predict a love triangle in book 3 between Ruby, Brennan and her current boyfriend Nick. Because it is so obvious Ruby and Brennan have that love/hate attraction. And Nick well he nice enough but he Is no Brennan ;)
As I said this series is just amazing. Book1 we had dragons on the loss. Book 2 we have mermaids fairies and trolls. I highly recommend these books if you are looking for something fun and quick. They are perfect books to help you escape. And if you are like me you will be captivated by the world and characters that Julie has created.
Julie is now without a doubt one of my favourite authors and I hope more people pick up her books. So go get reading!!! (less)
Ninfa is a very good facebook friend of mine and I am so excited for her to be published. When she asked to review her book I was of course excited an...moreNinfa is a very good facebook friend of mine and I am so excited for her to be published. When she asked to review her book I was of course excited and nervous. Excited because I was getting to read it and nervous because I had to review it. lol. However, I had a nothing to be nervous about because Ninfa is an amazing and talent upcoming author who completely seduced me with this wonderful and dark book.
Bites has two short stories. LAST OF THE BLOOD and DEMONICA. Last of the Blood follow Damon, a vampire who over the years develops an inner struggle with his vampire nature. Demonica follows Irina, a young girl who has the mark of Lylith. And is on her way to become the Queen of the Daemonic Court.
I'm not going to go into much details on either of these stories because I feel if I started to review each stories indivually I would give away major spoilers.
Last of the Blood was a very interesting read. I wasn't 100% grip to the story but I did really enjoy it. Damon was a young man when he was turned into vampire and his story takes place over nearly 100 years. Damon was a character that I did like, I didn't love him but I was drawn to his struggle and found that the ending of his story was perfect and sad, it made me cry.
Demonica, now OMG, I loved loved loved this. I devoured this short story. The mythology if the story is what I loved. Irina is such a strong character that it would be hard not to enjoy her story. She doesn't like her boring life with her mother so when she is offered a new life she embraces it. And of course Ninfa has put a certain angel into this story that I have alway been fascinated by, so that gets extra thumbs up from me.
Overall, Bites is a fantastic, well writen book that is dark, sexy and if you are anything like me it will seduce you completely and leave you begging for more!!
Scheduled on blog for Monday, 2nd April 2012 (less)
I have been a massive fan of Jaz's novels since the very beginning and I have been in love with everything he writes. His first series , The Sunset Va...moreI have been a massive fan of Jaz's novels since the very beginning and I have been in love with everything he writes. His first series , The Sunset Vampires is amazing so I knew that his first step in YA would be nothing short of outstanding. And like his previous books, it didn't disappoint at all! It was 100% amazing.
New England Rocks is the first in the new YA trilogy. It follows Rain after she is expelled from her boarding school and is sent to New England USA as punishment. She doesn't plan on being there long so she doesn't plan on making friends or fitting in. But on her first day at her new school she runs into Jesse. The hottest guy at school. As the two grow closer Rain starts to wonder if maybe New England isn't so bad but Jesse has a girlfriend so things don't go smoothly for Rain.
New England was such a quick fun read. I devoured it in about 3 hours. I was in a weird reading mood and needed something light and this was perfect. Rain I instantly liked! She is far from perfect and trouble seems to just follow her around but she is smart and one of those girls who doesn't really care about her appearance. Even though she is pretty she doesn't know that she is. Jesse he is hot and Funny. Oh and he is in a rock band!!! It is torn when it comes to his feelings for Rain because he has a girlfriend but he can't help fall for Rain. Now I did like the two main characters but I found them rather predictable. And with Jesse I would have liked his story to be a bit more in depth just to get inside his head a bit more.
As I said I read this within about 3 hours. It was a really quick and exciting story. From time to time we all need a light read and this fits the bill. I found the plot very fun and cute but very predictable. I knew how it was going play out but that didn't mean the story wasn't enjoyable. It was really good and there is one small twist that I will admit that I didn't really see coming.
I highly recommend New England Rocks for anyone who likes a quick YA read that has romance and drama but is also very cute and fun but with some serious issues thrown into the mixed! I am really looking forward to the next book with is about Rain's little sister. (less)
Everyone and their grans have been so excited for this book. It has been the buzz of the book world for what seems like forever. So when I got a chance to actually review the UK arc OMG you should have seen me the day it came through. I was so tempted to read it weeks ago but I stayed strong and waiting to closer to the release date. I finally started it last week. And in total honesty, the book was was good but I was slightly disappointed.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone tells the story of Karou a young girl who is brought up in two world. The regular world and a world that is filled with magic, mystery and inhuman creatures. Karou is trying to balance her two lives. However, when she meets Akiva her world and everything she thought she knew about herself is blown apart and who is she is revealed.
Karou is a really interesting character. I am actually on the fence on whether I liked her or not. She is a strong character and is very unique but sometimes she comes across quite immature. But there is no denying the fact that she is never boring. She is also quite funny. I really like that about her. I guess I did warm up to her more when she gets to Akiva, the chemistry behind them is wonderful and draws you into the story.
I really did struggle alot of with this book. It took me about a week to read it. And it kinda annoyed me because it was slow then picked up then when slow again then picked up again. The start of this book for me was pretty dull and didn't really get interesting until we are introduced to Akiva. However, it does drag on for a good bite with alot of world building. Now I like world building in books I do. But there is ALOT in this that it kinda put be off. And it could go pages without any of the characters actually having a conversation. I am one of those people who like alot of conversations between the characters in a book.
HOWEVER, and this is a big however. The last 100 or so pages were OMG, explosive, exciting, freaking amazing! It totally made up for the rest of the book. When I was reading it I set myself a reading goal before bed to only read a little bit but I was completing drawn in to the book and the characters stories that I ended up sitting finishing the book and was left breathless with how the ending turn out.
So overall, I was slightly disappointed in the book but the ending was awesome enough that I can't wait for book two and see how this series develops and what's in store for Karou.(less)
This is just going to be a short review since it's a novella. Elixir is a definite must read if you have been following The Covenant Series. However...more This is just going to be a short review since it's a novella. Elixir is a definite must read if you have been following The Covenant Series. However you NEED to read Deity before you read this one!! Because It will spoiler Deity for you if you read this first.
Set between Deity (book 3) and Apollyon (book 4) this little story is told from Aiden's Pov. It is a really good short story and I think it's essential that you read it. You get to see inside Aiden's mind and experience things from him prospective and of course if you are Team Aiden you are going to LOVE IT! Personally I am Team Seth, always have been but it was a refreshing change from Alex's Pov.
Usually with short stories you don't get a lot but Jennifer has managed to really make the most of it. The readers feel like they are actually reading a proper story. It doesn't feel rushed or forced like some short stories. For me when I read short stories I rarely gave them over 3 stars. They usually aren't my thing even though I can enjoy them so a massive thank you Jennifer for writing one that I actually really enjoyed.
Freak of Nature is my first book by Julia Crane that I have read and it certainly won't be my last. Freak of Nature is unique and exciting. At first it took me a few chapters to get into it but once I did I couldn't put it down.
Kaitlyn is a cyborg. After a horrid accident that leaves Kaitlyn for dead, scientists use her body for an experiment. To turn her into a cyborg. She isn't meant to have any of her own thoughts or emotions after being remade but she does. However, she doesn't let on to those who experiment on her in case they get rid of her. However, while she is trying to keep her emotions in check she is falling in love with Lucas, a young scientists.
Now I can't even begin to go into this without giving away spoilers. It's just one if those books that you need to read. Julia is an excellent story teller and really knows how to grip the reader attentions. After the initial start which I found a bit slow and boring, I was completely blown away. Freak of Nature is so unique and the love story is so romantic and has a Starscrossed-lovers feel to it. And come on who doesn't love those kind of reads.
Kaitlyn and Lucus are two very intriguing characters. And I feel like the readers are going to fall in love them. They both are struggling with their feelings and it is causing them to have inner battles with themselves but together they have this attraction that just defies reason.
If you are looking for something completely different and exciting them get your hands on Freak of Nature. I can't recommend it enough. Apart from the fact it took me a few chapters to get into the story and inside the characters heads it's nearly perfect.
I can't wait for the next instalment and finding out what happens next. I also look forward to discovering more of the authors work and seeing if they are as good as Freak of Nature. (less)
Review All I have to say is WOW! That is it! I honestly I have no words that can describe just how much I adored this book. I will try but be warned I may ramble and not make sense. So here goes..............
Usually when there is a lot hype around a book it rarely lives up my expectation. However, Beautiful Disaster is without a doubt one the best I have ever read. I was completely blown away by this. I had been told on many ocassions to read this book. And I have no idea why it took me to so long. I was hooked from page one.
Beautiful Disaster is one of those books that get right under your skin. The Characters are unforgetable. The chemistry between Abby and Travis is what makes this story so awesome. It's so intense and at times dark that just makes it so refreshing compared to a lot of relationships in book these days. And on a personal level I could really connect with these characters because at times during this book I felt like I was reliving a past relationship that was also very intense like Abby and Travis's relationship.
Now I have read a few reviews that talk about the "abuse" in this book. I want to know what book these people were reading?? Seriously? Travis is an intense person and has a lot of issue yes but abusive? God no! To me Travis comes across as this tough guy to everyone but with Abby there is a really soft and sweet side to him that makes me melt. Abby I adore. She is a strong character and isn't afraid to put Travis in his place. The two of them together is explosive and thrilling. They are a "Beautiful Disaster"
I am not going to get into the plot because there is no way I can do that without spoilers. All I will say is that the story is exciting and crazy. Takes you on so many emotional rollcoaster's it makes your head spin.
Jamie McGuire I want to marry your mind!! Her writing is completely flawless. She keeps you guessing as to what will happen next and how the story will end. Which was pretty awesome.
If you are looking for something that will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning then please give this ago. You will not be disappointed!! Beautiful Disaster is also a perfect example on what a crossover novel from YA to Adult should be like.(less)
A massive thank you to Jamie for letting me review a PDF Arc copy of this book. I was blown away yet again by the story just like I was blown away with Insight.
Embody is the second novel in the Insight Series and takes place just shortly after Book 1 finished. Willow and Landan are enjoying the time together until they are told that Drake is back and that they must prepare for the next trial. With the revelation of this new trial it sees Willow and Landan learning new abilities and teach others aswell.
Willow and Landan are just wonderful to read. They are just this perfect couple that just fit together like two pieces of a puzzle. They are both very strong willed characters and they would do anything to protect each other as well as those they love. And even though I should have been rooting for them I was really drawn to Drake. I think its the bad boy image (yes I'm sucker for a bad boy). Drake has always believed that Willow was his and we find out something suprising about Drake and Willow in the installent. None of these characters are my favourite though. I love little Libby and I love her bound with Preston. They are both so mature for their age and have truely astonishing abilities.
Jamie has yet again created a wonderful and unique story that will take you through all the emotions. This is the genius of a talented story teller. The world that has been create is interesting and I felt like I was there along side with the characters, going through the events at the their side.
This series is going to be massive hit I think and it has something for everyone, love, danger, adventure. I suggest if you haven't read the first book please pick it up now! You will sure to get pulled into this enchanting series and with the ending of each book will leave you begging for more.
I had real high hopes for Clockwork Angel, having read and loved Cassandra's Mortal Instruments Series, I was left feeling very disappointment. The st...more I had real high hopes for Clockwork Angel, having read and loved Cassandra's Mortal Instruments Series, I was left feeling very disappointment. The story was very, very slow and didn't really pick up until half way through the book. The characters aren't up to much either. I found then rather annoying and just wanted to slap them. I only really liked one character and that was Will. However, I think that was just because he reminds me of Jace from MI Series. One of the big disappointments of the book was Magnus. I was so excited when his name was first mentioned, then was left feeling totally let down because he only appears twice in the book. One a plus it is suggested that he will have a bigger roll in the follow up book.
Its not all bad, Cassandra has really did her research for this novel and you really do feel like you are back in Victorian time while reading it. And the ending does leave you wanting to know what happens next. I will pick up the next book when it is released and fingers crossed it will be better. (less)
Let me just start with thanking the wonderful Patricia Williams for asking me to review this ebook. I had never heard of it before so when I read the description I knew I was going to at least like it. I didn't think I would fall head over heals in love with this superb Young Adult Sci-FI.
Wasteland follows Becca as she is trying to recover from a car accident that she caused a few month ago. She tries to stay invisible and just get through school. However, when the handsome and mysterious Luke starts at her school, her world will never be the same again.
Becca is one of those rare characters that you can like from start to finish. Some characters in books you can go off them throughout the story. However, with Becca she is just so likeable it hard not to like her. At the start of the story she is very shy and just wants to stay invisible but when she meets Luke she starts to come out of her shell and we see that she is a very strong teen who doesn't shy away from really hard and important tasks. Luke is introduced a little into the story (usually the Luke interest is there from the very start) Luke is very sweet, funny and quite complex. I really like the relationship that developed between Becca and Luke. Becca didn't like Luke at first and it not until about half way through that she realises she might. I thought it was clear that Luke liked Becca very early on.
The story is flows just perfectly. Its very quick read that will captivate you and leave you needing the next installement like yesterday. I read it over two nights. I would have finished in the first night. However, I kinda needed to sleep. lol.
So do I recommend that book? HELL YEAH! If you like Young Adult books that has an intense story and likeable characters then this is the book for you. (less)
It no secret that I love Twilight and everything about it. This is my oh like say about 10000th rereading. I reread Twilight back in December when I w...moreIt no secret that I love Twilight and everything about it. This is my oh like say about 10000th rereading. I reread Twilight back in December when I was in a reading funk and I knew it would help me get out of it. So it was time to reread the rest. This is the only series that I can read over and over without ever getting bored.
New Moon is the second installement in this amazing series and my favourite by far. In this we follow Bella on a journey trying to survive after Edwards departure. I am not a big fan of Bella. She is whiny, annoying and relys on other people way too much. However, I have to admit I warmed to her in this book. I think it was mainly due to Jacob. We meet Jacob in book one for only a brief time so honestly I couldnt really form an opinion on him. When Jacob is introduced in New Moon my heart honestly did a little fluttered. He is so down to earth and warm and friendly you just can't help but like him. Even when things change and he does become bitter and mean I still really like him and he was my first ever book crush.
The plot itself is so much better than Twilight. I think mainly because Edward isn't in it much. I know I am going to get a cyber slap from all the lovely Team Edward fans but I just don't like him. Even though it was Edward and Bella story that got me hooked as I have read the books a few time I realise just how overprotective and selfish he is. So back to the plot lol. Oh yeah, I loved the story in New Moon. The first time I read it I honestly was on the edge of my seat with excitement waiting to see what was around the corner for Bella. Even though most of it you seen coming there was a few I didn't.
As I as have said I love Jacob, However what I loved the most about this was getting to meet the Volturi they are vampires. Evil and bloodsucking. They way a vampire meant to be. I love them.
Overall, I loved this book. For me is my favourite in the entire series and has a really special place in my heart.
4.5 stars I had seen this so many times in Waterstones and had never picked it. I had never heard of these books. However, I picked it up in an offer a...more4.5 stars I had seen this so many times in Waterstones and had never picked it. I had never heard of these books. However, I picked it up in an offer and I am so glad I did. First time I read it a was drawn in from that first page and couldnt put it down. I stay up all night to finish it. I have now re-read it so many times my poor copy is falling apart. Its a story I just love returning to and I always find something new that I have missed on previous reads.
The characters in the story is probably what really drew me in. There are so many different characters and they all bring something different and unique to the story. There is a few that really stand out for me. Rose is my favourite character. Rose is a dhampire (half-vampire, half-human) she is strong, very fiesty and isn't afraid to fly off the handle from time to time. She isn't like most girl that are in book I have read recently. I really like a strong lead role in books and Rose does the job. Her best friend, Lissa, is the total opposite from Rose and that why the friendship between them work so well. Lissa is the ractional one out the two, always thinking things through, whereas Rose is often reckless. At times, I didn't like Lissa just because sometimes I felt like she just so helpless and hopeless in herself I just wanted to jump in book and shake her.
Aswell, as great female characters we get some candy. In the form of Dhampir Guardian Dimitri. He is the strong silent type that I know for fact makes girls and women week at knees. I liked the relationship that developed between him and Rose and how its just screamed sexual tension.
Vampire Academy is the first book of the Vampire Academy Series. It's an excellent start to the series with a fresh and orginal take on the vampire. With its fast paced storyline and intriguing bunch of characters Richelle has created a story that really sucks you in from the very first page.
However, it loses half a star just because of one thing and its a silly thing really but I didn't like it. In the story near the begining Rose is talking about her mum and says she has a ridiculous accent. That really annoyed me because Rose's mum is Scottish, I'm Scottish and I love my accent. As I said its a silly thing but still really annoyed me.
Not Suitable for Younger Readers due to some bad language and moderate sexual content.(less)
Insight is a unique fantasy tale about danger, adventure, mystery, family and of course the power of love. Willow is quite easy to connect with and it...moreInsight is a unique fantasy tale about danger, adventure, mystery, family and of course the power of love. Willow is quite easy to connect with and its very clear from the start of novel that she really cares for her family and friends especially her little sister Libby, who is my favourite character in the novel. When Willow meets Landen the story really gets going and I was hooked. I really enjoyed reading about the idea of fate and how everything happens for a reason because I personally believe in that as well.
Insight is Jamie Magee debut novel that will sure be a big hit with those who love fantasy tales that has a rich storyline and fantastic and believable characters. It will hold your interest from start to finish and like me, it wil leave you begging for more.
A huge thumbs for Jamie Magee in delivering a solid debut novel that is very unique I can't compare it to anything I have ever read. :) (less)
Ah, Oh, Ah, OMG! Damn You Evie Hunter! Are you trying to kill me?? What a freaking read!! I love love love love every single second of this steamy, exciting and thrilling read!! You all know how much I loved the first book "The Pleasures of Winter" and I didn't think I would enjoy this as much just because "Winter" was just perfect but.......The amazing Irish writing duo have did it again!! I was hooked from page one and left breathless by the end.
The Pleasure of Summer is about Summer, the daughter of a airline owner. She loves to party with friends and is in the papers a lot but her life is in danger from enemies of her father and this leads her father hiring a bodyguard to protect her and keep her out of trouble. Enter Flynn, half Irish, half Scot, ex Irish Ranger and hot as hell. They can't stand each other but soon sparks fly and they learn secrets about each other that shocks them both all the while trying to keep Summer safe.
To say I loved this is actually an understandment!! It blew my mind!! And my Heart! I loved everything about this book. The story starts out on such an high point, thrilling and action packed from the get go. The authors, don't rush into their sex scenes they set up a story and get the readers engrossed and the sex scenes come later but they are clevely done and fit nicely into the story. The characters are believable and the chemistry between them is so natural. There is nothing worse than reading a book and the relationships seem forced. Summer comes across as the typical party girl, spoilt rich brat but as her character develops we learn about her past relationships and I grew to love her. Flynn, Oh My....Can I have him? Flynn, is a hot. He is rough around the edges, has a bad boy appeal to him. But he is a tough, strong and will do anything to protect to Summer even if it means putting his own life in danger.
To tell you about how much I loved the story without giving away spoilers is near impossible. All I have to say is it was marvelous. I always worry when two authors come together to write books because sometimes it doesn't flow very well. However, Caroline McCall and Eileen Gormley have nailed it. If I didn't know it was by two author I would never have guessed. They have created yet another flawless read that has a perfect mix of romance, action and down steamy scenes that will make you blush (especially if you are reading on a bus haha)
The Pleasures of Summer is a book that will capture your very being. You will fall in love with the characters, get caught up in the story that you will forget everything around you. I highly recommend "The Pleasures" series to anyone who loves a good erotica read that has depth. You don't have to read these in order as they have different characters in them But I do recommend reading "The Pleasures of Winter" just because it is one of my favourite books. And I did a little happy dance and squeal in excitement when Jack Winters in mentioned in this one. lol.
So please give this a book a try. I urge you all to go get yourself a copy. It is outstanding!
Cover Talk: Well just how pretty is that cover. Once you read the book you will understand and see how it fits perfectly!!! I am honestly more attracted to darker covers so this in instant win for me. The simplicity of this cover speaks volumes and yes, a lot of people are using this sort of design idea but in this case it works(less)
Lately I have been really struggling with reading. May has been the worst reading slump ever. However, the only genres that keep to interested are rea...moreLately I have been really struggling with reading. May has been the worst reading slump ever. However, the only genres that keep to interested are realistic fiction. So when Anne contacted me to review her novel I jumped at the chance. And I am so glad I did because it was like nothing I have never read before. It's real and amazing!
Shut Up is told in a very interesting way. It tell's two stories alongside each other. One of Mary running away and the other of the events the leads up to Mary running away. Usually that can be confusing but thankfully it was easy to follow and makes your fall in love with the story all the more. Mary is only twelve and at home she is having to deal with so much that no twelve year old should be dealing with. Nothing she does is right and she is always getting into trouble over the smallest things. Her older sister, Gwen makes her life a misery. Gwen is pregnant and her boyfriend is a real creep. He is horrible and has a weird thing for Mary which is gross and poor Mary can't tell anyone. I seriously felt sorry for her during most the story. Everything just seems to get worse and worse for her. And when things do start getting better her world is blown apart and sends her in the downward spiral. Readers I think are going to like her, she is a unique and has a real voice that stands out among other YA protags. Her story is one that could help childrens deal with similiar situations, to make them realise that they aren't alone.
Anne has created a very fast paced and heartwarming story. It's gets right under your skin because the events that happen to Mary and her family are things that many children and teens deal with on a daily basis. It was so real that it keeps you reading until you get to the end and leaves you like "what?? No, please don't end" I was so connected to Mary by the end of the book I didn't want her story to end.
However, as I said what's happening to Mary, happens everyday. But I just couldn't help but think OMG her mum is a evil witch!!! I hated her for most of the book. I know kids can drive you crazy, believe me I know. My 5 year old drives me insane most days. However, I would never, ever, no matter how badly behaved my child was, treat him the way Mary's mum does. I don't hate characters in books that often but yes, I hated her most of the time. She does grow on a little when she was being nice but I couldn't forgive her.
Overall, I highly recommend Shut Up if you like a realistic story line that will have your gripped from start to finish. It's a short read with under 120pages but within those pages Anne has managed to create something amazing that will stay with me for long time!(less)
Lost In London is a fantastic children's picture. I read this with my 5 year old son. He has a obsession about London just now so this went down a tre...moreLost In London is a fantastic children's picture. I read this with my 5 year old son. He has a obsession about London just now so this went down a treat.
It's book 3 in the Dog Detective series but they don't need to be read in order. This was our first Dog Detective story and we throughly enjoyed it. The author has create a fun filled story that will little ones amused and capture their imagination. Couple this will the beautiful and colourful illustrations its exciting and fresh.
I really enjoy how the author took the old myth of "The Ravens of The Tower of London" and created into something new, aswell as educating children on the myth. It was smart and exciting. I asked my son what he liked best about the books and he said he liked following the Dog Detectives around London and seeing all the different things in London like the tower and the London eye. But he wished it was a bit longer.
So overall, a thumbs up for me and a thumbs up from my 5 year old son. We are looking forward to more adventures by the Dog Detectives. (less)
I have had Forgive My Fins for way too long now. I received for review and meant to read it long before now. And I am mad at myself for only now readi...moreI have had Forgive My Fins for way too long now. I received for review and meant to read it long before now. And I am mad at myself for only now reading it because I adored it. It was cute, quick and such a fun read. And my first Mermaid book and it certainly won't be my last.
Forgive My Fins is about Lily, half human, half Mermaid. She has been living on land for three years and is head over heals in love with Brody. Lily wants to spend her life with Brody and on the night that she plans to tell him her secret. Things don't go to plan. Quince, her neighbour and the boy who has been teasing her for three years kisses her and everything Lily hope for is hanging by the thread and her happily ever after is threatened because when Mermaids kiss they bond and if her father, the King of Thalassinia doesn't approve a separation Lily will be bonded with Quince for the rest of their lifes.
Omg!!! I seriously just adored this little gem. It was everything I hope it would. I heard so many people rave about this series and when that happens I usually end up not liking the book. However, I didn't like this, I feel completely in love with it. The characters, the setting, the story line, just everything was fantastic.
Lily is one of those characters who are amazing from page one. In a way I think we can all relate to her because here she is totally crushing on a boy who has no idea how she feels. Come on, haven't we all been there? The boy in question is Brody. Popular and good looking but I personally didn't like him. He wasn't worthy of Lily's affection. However, there Quince. Who is totally swoon worthy and make me weak. Because its as clear as day how he feels about Lily. The chemistry between is what makes they story. Lily who is so shy around Brody seems to come alive around Quince. He irritates her to end and the banter between them is so funny.
The plot is very simple and you know exactly what is going to happen start away but it doesn't stop you being totally enchanted by the story. Tera Lynn Childs has create something so magical with Forgive My Fins. Her description of Thalassinia really makes you feel like you are there, swimming through the kingdom and among these mythological aquatic creature.
I highly recommend you go read this if you like Mermaids. And if you are wanting a cute, fun and quick read. I devoured this within a few hours. Starting around 1am and I stayed up until 5am because I simply couldn't put this wonderful book down. (less)
Surrender is book 3 and the final book in the Haunting Emma Saga. And it the best one out all 3 books. I adore these books and Surrender was nothing s...moreSurrender is book 3 and the final book in the Haunting Emma Saga. And it the best one out all 3 books. I adore these books and Surrender was nothing short of amazing. It's fast paced, action packed with just the right amount of romance that keep me hooked.
Now usually here is where I do a small plot summary but I feel if I do it would end up spoiling the whole series. So I'm leaving it out. If you have read my previous reviews on this series you already know my feelings towards the main character. I think Emma is one of best female characters I've read about in a long time. She is brave, witty and loyal to her friends. Her relationship with Bennett is a rocky one but they are so cute together and in surrender there is a few laugh out load, cringe worthy moments between them.
Deception and Betrayal left a lot of questions hanging in the air with a lot of mystery around some characters and thankfully everything is answered in Surrender. The story that started in Deception comes to a close with dramatic effect and characters that seriously kick ass. I couldn't put the book down even though I didn't want the book to finish the ending was absolutely perfect.
Lee Nichols has create such an amazing series. I haven't read many ghost stories but this is for sure one of my favourites. It's hard not to get sucks into the world of ghostkeepers. There is highs and lows like any series out there. But this book, Surrender 100% perfect. I can't find a fault with it at all.
Sorry if my review is rambling and may not make sense. I just can't really express into words just how much I loved this book. I laughed and cried (oh boy did I cry) I rooted for characters. I invested so much in this book that I felt like I was part of it. That Emma and her gang of friends were my friends. And for an author to be able to create it is something very special.
If you haven't yet started this series please go and try it. It's amazing, quick and full of ghostly action. I can't wait to read more of Lee's work and hope maybe one day there will be more of the ghostkeeper world in the future. (less)
We have all been there right? Sent that text without re-reading what it said and then end up in a very embarrassing situation? Yip of course anyone with a smartphone has due to that pesky Autocorrect feature (Sweep Texting in the UK).
Damn You Autocorrect is a website that I am sure everyone has been. The text fails are simply hilarious and if you have been on it Where have you been hiding? Check it out trust me it totally worth it. www.damnyouautocorrect.com
The Creator of said website bring some of the best texts from the website along with some new ones that hadnt been seen before and put them into this fantastic little book. It's packed with hilarious texts and I mean "I almost wet my pants" hilarious. Split into parts you have funny and awkward texts between friends, colleagues, and my favourite part - Texts between Parents and their Kids. OMG It just too funny.
Aswell as the all the texts right at the start of the book Jillian tells the readers why she set up the website, what is autocorrect and a page full of common autocorrection that your phone does LOL.
Damn You Autocorrect is just amazingly funny and expectionally cringworthy LOL. It's a great read if you need cheering up and even though the website has tons of the embarrassing texts, the book is great to have for those nights you just need a quick laugh and easy to share with those who don't really use the internet that much.
So do I recommend this book? HELL YEAH!!! LOL. I sat last night trying to sleeping but then I would remember a text from the book and end up in stitches. However, alot of the rude and crude texts in the book so probably not suitable for young readers.
WARNING: Read at your own risk, side splitting funny and laughing so hard you might pee your pants LOL!!!!(less)
Happy Birthday to Me was one of those books that truely suprised. I was asked to review this novel by the author and after I read the description nothing really did stand out and scream at me "read me" but it still sounded a pleasant read so I decided to review it. And I am really glad I read. I devoured this book in just over a day. I was addicted to it.
This book follows the unique story of Cameron. It starts with him in hospital an old mad at seventeen and its him telling us his story up to that point. Cameron was a popular seventeen year old basketball player. He has everything he wanted. Until one fateful day he wakes up and starts aging. He is growing older by a whole year everyday and no one knows why.
HBTM really was a suprise to me. I never really thought I would enjoy it as much as I did. I never thought Id feel for the characters as much as I did either. Before Cameron started aging I have to admit I didn't like him. However, I don't think you are meant to. He is self centred and an ass. Once he starts aging we see a totally different side of him, he goes on a personal journey to self discovery and you just can't help but like him in the end. He does a complete 180. He goes through so much through this story and it would be hard for anyone not to like him in the end.
The secondary characters are also very important to the story line. Wesley is Cameron's best friend even though they are in different social circles they still make time to spend time together. Wes was the character that had me in tears near the end (cant say much without spoiling it) what he does for Cameron was just beautiful. He really stuck by Cameron even when others didn't. Cameron's family got on my nerves a little. Mainly his dad. Who is a complete jerk throughout the story until near the end. There is one more character, Liesel. I really like her. We don't see alot of her in the story but she plays a big part especially near the end. I hope we see more of her in the next book.
Happy Birthday to Me, was the kinda of story that just flowed without a hitch. There wasn't much suspense as you already knew what was going to happen before it happen. But it was still an addictive read. Im not entirely sure where the author can take this story next. The ending was a fantastic ending that wrapped up the story nicely. However, I look forward to see what happens next in this trilogy.
Thank Brian for providing me with this copy for review. I look forward to the next installment and urge those who like paranormal stories to check this out. Its a nice quick read with a great plot and wonderfully written characters. (less)
Crewel is one of those rare books that is simply amazing! I don't have anything negative to say about it. I...moreOriginall Reviewed on Totally Bookalicious
Crewel is one of those rare books that is simply amazing! I don't have anything negative to say about it. I was hooked from the description. I knew I wanted it and I just knew I would love it. And I did love it.
Crewel is very hard to explain without giving away spoilers. It has a mix of so many genres; fantasy, dystopian, scifi. It is set in the world of Arras which is ruled by the Guild. Girls with special abilities are sent to train as Spinsters. Spinsters help keep this world going by taking care of the looms to control time and matter in Arras. However, Adelice has trained all her life to fail. Her parents knew she has the gift but didn't want her to be sent to trained. So they had been teaching her to fail the tests. When taking a test Adelice slips up and this changes her life forever.
Adelice has got to be one of my favourite characters is YA fiction. She is feisty and can't seem to stay out of trouble. She creates enemies because she is willing to fight and talk back. However, she also manages to attract a couple of love interests. Yeah, a love triangle! Now I like a good love triangle if it fits the story that this certainly does fit. Her love interests are Jost and Erik. She has an attraction to both these male characters and the both offer something special to the plot and make it very exciting.
Crewel is completely different to anything I have ever read before. The idea of this world is fascinating and once you learn the real backstory of how Arras was created it's even more fascinating and you want to know even more. What I really like about this was that is so beautifully written. Gennifer's attention to detail is out of this world. She describes everything so the reader really gets a vivid image in their heads. It felt like I was there with the characters.
I am really trying not to spoiler anything so I am keeping this review short and sweet. I highly recommend that everyone reads this as soon as it is released!! It was truely amazing and 100% unique. It has a gripping plot that is actually quite dark, amazing characters and the writing is beautiful and the ending was perfect and leaves you begging for the sequel!!
Thank you Gennifer for writing the phenomenal debut novel that has really set the bar for me on what makes a good YA Dystopian novel. And a massive thank you to the publisher to letting me review this. I am now going to be pushing the book on everyone :) (less)
NOTE: This is a review for Issue 1 in the comics not the full harback edition
I was asked to review this comic by the publisher. Having only just gotten into graphic novels I thought I would give it a go. And I really enjoyed it. For such short installment its full of actions and thrills.
I have never read Richelle Meads Dark Swan series. So I can't really judge on how the comic and novels compare. However, you don't need to read the novels to enjoy the comic. I was glued to it. The first installment follows Eugenie fight supernatural creatures, makes tough descisions on a mission that could be very dangerous and it sees her letting loose and having some fun sexy times.
Eugenie is kickass!! Seriously she is awesome, strong and funny I really like characters that have a lighter side and Eugenie does. Richelle Mead really knows how to create some kick ass female characters. Eugenie kind of reminds of a little of Rose from VA Series just because they are both strong females you can kick you arse without breaking into a sweat lol.
Apart from an action pack story line the comic itself is very attractive. I like that it was full of colour and that artwork is well just freaking amazing. You can see the emotions on the characters faces everything just flows wonderfully between the pictures and the text.
As mentioned at the start for a comic with only 36 pages its packed with action and gives you a great taster of whats to come. I now can't wait to read the next installement. If you like urban fantasy with an awesome story or if you just like Richelle Mead then pick this up. Right now there is three installements out fourth coming soon. And there is also the hardback that has all four in one book. So check it out. You won't be disappointed!!(less)
I am not the target age for this book. It's aim at young girls between 9-12 but I have to say I really did enjoy it and looking forward to reading mor...moreI am not the target age for this book. It's aim at young girls between 9-12 but I have to say I really did enjoy it and looking forward to reading more of the Creepover books.
Truth or Dare is about Abby, a young girl who at a sleepover plays truth or dare with friends and she picks truth and ends up revealing to her friends who she has a crush on. However, in the middle of the night she receives a creepy text message telling her to stay away from her crush, Jake. Soon Abby feels like lots of creepy stuff is happening around her. Is Abby being tormented with someone playing a prank? or is she being haunted by a ghost?
I decided to pick this up to read last night because I have been feeling weird not reading, but I just haven't been well enough to read a big book. So Truth or Dare was calling to me. I curled up in bed in the dark, reading with a torch just to set the mood. And it worked. It was the perfect choice. I devoured this story within an hour. It really keeps you interested all the way through and keeps you guessing. My only negative is that I had no idea what age the characters were. I am guessing at between 12-14 but I am not really sure. And the setting is never clear. I wasn't sure where the book is set but guessing by some of the words, somewhere in the UK.
As I said I am not the target audience for these books. But I enjoyed it alot. For young girls (preteen) I think will adore this series. It's fun, quick and has just the right amount of creepiness to give you chills. I can see this being a book read at sleepovers to try and scare each other. (less)
Bare Art is a short adult novel at around 25 pages. It's about Twins Pete and Matt and their new roommate Claire. Mat...morereview will be up on blog soon.
Bare Art is a short adult novel at around 25 pages. It's about Twins Pete and Matt and their new roommate Claire. Matt is attracted to Claire but Pete doesn't think its a good idea because they are all roommates. However, after one day an invitation from Claire to Pete things go beyond just being roommates.
Rarely I find myself completely in love with a short story. Usually I enjoy them just they aren't usually long enough for me to love. However, Bare Art is something special. Pete is blind and loves playing music. Matt is more of a loud mouth and Claire is an artist. The author has managed to create relationships and chemistry between the characters that isn't force. Especially with Pete and Claire its not full on like a lot of erotica tales. It's beautiful and very sensual. I found myself completely captivated by their scenes together.
One aspect that I loved was the fact Pete is blind. He uses in sense of touch to see and the author has used this in the story between Pete and Claire. I personally felt like it added a kind of innocence to it. And just made it beautiful.
I am really happy there is a sequel because I need more of these characters. I highly recommend Bare Art. And right now its currently free on Kindle to go grab your copy now!!!(less)
I haven't really read much about this series but I knew it was something I would enjoy because I find it fascinating when characters in books can cont...moreI haven't really read much about this series but I knew it was something I would enjoy because I find it fascinating when characters in books can control the Elements. This is just a short story that has really made me excited for the series.
Elemental is set five year before Storm and it follows Emily and Michael. Emily has the air Element and has too a job at the sports center to help her save money to move away. Michael's element is Earth and he is very powerful, so powerful those who are apart of the Elemental community think is a danger to everyone. However, when they end up in close contact they end up being attracted to each. Sadly, both their parents want them to stay away from each. But her brother, he wants Michael Dead.
With just 50 pages I was completely hooked from page one. I connected with both Emily and Michael straight away. Usually in novella's I find it hard to feel a connection but this was not the case here. Emily hates the fact the her life is so full of hate that she just wants to go away from family. Michael, who everyone think is a danger is so sweet and lovely. OK, there is a slight danger about him but that only adds to his appeal. And the chemistry between them is wonderful. Having the story told from both Points of View we get inside both their head and feel what they are feeling.
However, I didn't really like how the ended. I know its only a short story and you can only fit so much in it but I felt like it just leaves you hanging there. So I only hope find out what happens in book 1.
I am really looking forward to reading Storm and seeing how this series continues. It's different and exciting with what i can only hope more swoonworthy guys!! ;)(less)