When I first heard that there would be another Harry Potter story in the form of play I was kind of gutted because I knew I was never going to get to
When I first heard that there would be another Harry Potter story in the form of play I was kind of gutted because I knew I was never going to get to see it. And then they announced that they would be releasing the play script as a book and as many other Harry Potter fans around the world I was ecstatic. I mean jumping-up-and-down-and-screaming-with-excitment happy. I never thought I would get to have the anticipation of waiting on new Harry Potter story again so when this little beaut was delivered I couldn't contain myself. I dropped everything and started reading it straight away. And devoured it in a couple of hours.
BookReview: Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca
I went into this with no expectations at all. I had never heard of it before or the author. HBookReview: Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventresca
I went into this with no expectations at all. I had never heard of it before or the author. However, something about the cover just called to me when I was browsing on edelweiss the other day. All I knew about it was that it was a YA Psychological thriller with a supernatural element. I didn't really read the blurb I just went straight into with an open mind and Oh. My. It was one hell of a read. I devoured it in a few hours. Which lately is a miracle for me.
"The Sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the rowdiest guests fina
"The Sounds of laughter and music were dying down on the thousandth floor, the party breaking up by bits and pieces as even the rowdiest guests finally stumbled into the elevators and down to their homes"
I have been in such a slump for reading this year. Almost every book I pick up I just can't get into it. However, after being told by a friend just how good this was was, I remembered that I had it for review so thought I would at least try it. And my god it did not disappoint in the slightest.............
My Thoughts When I first heard of this book I was intrigued. The title catch my eye straight away. I love the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Having onl
My Thoughts When I first heard of this book I was intrigued. The title catch my eye straight away. I love the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Having only seen the characters in films I was excited to see how the author was going take that type of character and make her come alive on paper. However, while I thought the book was a quick read and funny in parts, it was way to immature for my personal taste.
I really tried! I wanted to love this book because I loved the original three books but this? OMG it was so boring!!!!*runs and hides from the fandom*
I really tried! I wanted to love this book because I loved the original three books but this? OMG it was so boring!!!!!!! There I said it! It was freaking boring. The author should have left the series as the original trilogy!
Will I read the rest? Yeah I probably will just to see if it gets better and so I can read more of Malec!!
Proper review may come soon. Not sure yet. ...more
About The Book From USA TODAY bestselling author, Karpov Kinrade, comes a new series that will suck you in and leave you wanting more. For fans of Twilight, A Shade of Vampire, and Outlander comes a fantasy romance with an original twist on an old tale.
You think it's safe to walk alone at night. It's not.
You think the only threat is other humans. It's not.
Monsters are real. Demons are real. Vampires are real.
And I'm about to become one of them.
My name is Arianna Spero. I was an ordinary girl, living an ordinary life, until my mother lapsed into a coma. Now, I am her only hope. She made a deal with the devil, and on my 18th birthday he came to collect. But there's a way to save her. There's something the princes of hell want more than my mother.
So I signed my soul away and promised to pick a prince to marry. I would take the blood oath, become one of them, and give them an heir. I would become a princess of hell, and my mother would live.
I expected fire and brimstone. I expected pain and misery. I didn't expect beauty. I didn't expect magic.
I didn't expect love.
But the princes are keeping secrets from me.
Secrets that could shatter everything.
My Thoughts I'm struggling with this one. I bought it on a whim because of an advert of Facebook that said it was "Twilight Meets Outlander". So I thought it sounded really good. And it was an OK read. However, it isn't even in the same league is Twilight or Outlander and is seriously nothing like them at all.
The story focuses on Ari. Her mums lapses into a coma and in order to save her mum she basically sells her souls to the Princes of Hell for all eternity and must choose one of the princes to marry and become Queen of Hell.
Now the start of this book started out great. I got the sample and was really exciting to read the rest so I bought it. Sadly, after the first few chapters things just didn't go well. I ended up finding Ari to be such an annoying characters. I wanted to slap her silly. She is going through so much crap and yet it doesn't even seem to bother her at all which is rather strange. Most of the characters are just as annoying. With the exception of Fen and E! Fen and his trusty wolf, Baron. Lordy. I would sell my soul to be with him!! He is strong and scary. He is loyal and I wouldn't want to get on his bad side. Baron the wolf. Awwww I want one. He hates everyone apart from Fen until Ari arrives and the wolf just loves her (God knows why though). And the there was E. I just loved her. She was full of sass and I was disappointed she wasn't in the story more.
The plot itself is intriguing and at the beginning it does draws you in. I think it does have potential to be a good YA fantasy series. However, the story telling is so choppy that it was confusing! I found myself having to go back and forth reading certain passages because it seemed to me like it all over the place. It just didn't flow right. I want my story to flow almost like magical. I want to be engrossed by the story that I forget everything around. And unfortunately Vampire Girl just doesn't have that draw for me.
And let's not get started on the title and cover! I know they say don't judge a book by its cover. But it just not original at all. I want be wowed by a cover and this just doesn't do it for me. The title is just so boring. It could have been something so much better
I feel like I'm just telling you everything I didn't like and while I wasn't really a big fan as it does come across to be a bit immature for me. I will say that is concept is interesting. Demons/vampires not original but the author throws in their own twist on it. I love the Hell aspect of story. I wanted to spend more time in the realms. Hopefully we get to explore those in future books. For me the start of book and the end of book are the best bits. The start draws you in. And it is very quick read even if it's a choppy. The middle was a bit of bore feast I'm not going to lie but it picks up near the end and we get some kickass action. I will read the next one because it ends on a cliffhanger and I want to see if the story gets any better.
Do I recommend Vampire Girl? I wouldn't say "go rush out and buy it" but as this is the first book in a few series that has the potential to be a good series I would say pick it up and give it a try. My opinion is just one of many and there are so many people who adore this book. It just sadly wasn't a favourite for me personally.
Note: I've lost my laptop charger so using goodreads to put my reviews onto my blog. As soon as I have a new charger I will format all my reviews again.
Oh My Freaking Gawd!!!!! I went into this not expecting too much. Adult fantasy novels tend to be a hit or miss for me. So if I don't have expectatio
Oh My Freaking Gawd!!!!! I went into this not expecting too much. Adult fantasy novels tend to be a hit or miss for me. So if I don't have expectations I don't get too disappointed when it's not good. However, on the flip side it also means I get to be pleasantly surprised from time to time. And let me tell you, Hope and Red blew my socks off. It was absolutely outstanding. It was quite simply freaking epic!!
I first started this book a few weeks ago and I just couldn't get into. I pushed myself to read a good bit and for the life of me I just couldn't con
I first started this book a few weeks ago and I just couldn't get into. I pushed myself to read a good bit and for the life of me I just couldn't connect with the book. So I decided to give myself a wee break from it and go back at a later date. The other night something just compelled to pick the book up again. So I started reading from the beginning again and well....the next thing I knew it was 2am and I had finished the book. It was magnificent, exciting and breathtaking. My only problem now is waiting for the book two to be released next year!!!!! I don't think I can wait that long.