Let me just start with thanking the wonderful Patricia Williams for asking me to review this ebook. I hadOriginal Review on Love Fantasy Sci-Fi Novels
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. ...more
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 VaI 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.
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 sSurrender 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. ...more
I have been sitting for a maybe 3/4 days trying to do this review and I have come to the conclusion that it probably isn't going to happen. I adore this book so much that I actually can't form the words to give this the type of review it deserves. Now this doesn't happen to me that often. Usually when I am in love with a book I can gush forever. But this completely blew me away that I have no word!! However, here goes.
Shatter Me is about Juliette a 17 year old girl who has a power that if she touches someone they could die. She has been locked up for 264 days. With no human contact, until one day she gets cellmate; Adam who has a hidden secret. And Juliette's life is turned upside down as The Reestablishment want to her weapon.
The plot, the setting, the characters, the cover!. OMG. I feel in love straight away with the story that Tahereh Mafi has created. The wrting style does take a bit getting used to as its quite different but brilliant! Juliette has such an unique voice that really makes her stand out against your typical YA heroine. She is fragile yet very fierce when she needs to be. I adore her. Trying to describe her is hard without giving away spoilers but she reminds of Rogue for Xmen with the curse power she has. When we are introduced to Adam, her cellmate. Once again I fell in love. Especially the more the story continues and the more we learn about him and his past.
Shatter Me really did lived up to my expectations and more. The plot is totally different and quite dark at times which I find fantastic. I love my books dark.
YA Dystopian is my thing just now, and even though I haven't read many of them, Shatter Me is probably in my top 5 because it is so unique and fast paced and thrilling that I just couldn't put this book down. Tahereh Mafi has created a flawless debut that is so beautifully written it will completely mesmerize the readers from start to finish. And no doubt blow you away and leave you speechless like me!
I had never heard of this book or author until the publisher emailed me asking if I wanted to review it. As soon as I seen the title I was sold! VampiI had never heard of this book or author until the publisher emailed me asking if I wanted to review it. As soon as I seen the title I was sold! Vampires are my first love and always will be. So I jumped at the chance to review it because there isn't many new vampire series. And I was completely blown away by it.................
It took me a few days to get past the first 25 pages of this book. However, that was all me because I am in a weird slump but once I had time to sat down and read with no distractions, I didn't stop until I was finished. It was 100% Fangtastic (haha). I adored everything and I mean everything. Usually for me no book is perfect but Dinner with a Vampire is perfect to me. The characters, the setting, the exciting plot, It all made for a truely outstanding debut novel.
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!!!!...more
I got this book AGES ago for review while it was up on netgalley for review. At the time I couldn't get into it but I now I know it was just my mood. When I seen the UK kindle version for only 20p before Christmas I decided to buy it. As I prefer reading a finished copy. Now I am kicking myself for waiting!! Pushing The Limits has got to be one of the best contemporary YA books I have EVER read!
Pushing The Limits is told from two POVs. Echo and Noah. On the outside they are both polar opposites to each other but when they thrown together as part of their therapy sessions they realise they have more in common than they think. And pretty soon they are helping one another overcome things in their pasts and trying to make sense of the future.
Echo and Noah, awwwwwww. They are so cute! Echo, she is hurting so much. She is fragile but strong at the same time. She wants to remember what happened to her but is also terrified of what she will discover. Noah, oh lordy lord. Can I have me a Noah Please?!? He is so lovely. Yeah, he comes across as bad boy but he has a good heart when it comes to those to cares about. Together, Echo and Noah, they bring the best out in each other. And they just so sweet. And they chemistry between them? *swoon* It is hot!!
Katie McGarry? Lady, you kept me up until 2.45 to finish this freaking amazing, outstanding, fantastic, heartwrenching story. She has such a talent for making the reader truly feel everything (boy do I mean everything) that the characters went through. I cried so much during this, sad tears, painful tears and happy tears. I was a big blubbering mess. And I loved it!!
As I mentioned the first time I read this I couldn't get into. It was ALL me and the weird mood I was in at the time because Pushing The Limits was nothing short of mindblowing! The story is exciting and emotional. For a book that is around 400 pages I read in one night!! Pushing The Limits isn't one of those books that has twists and turns. It's more about two teenagers discovering who they really are and growing up. About loving yourself and no letting what other people think get to you and putting those who love first and doing what's best for them. And I think Katie McGarry is conveyed this wonderfully!!
Overall, I CANNOT recommend this book enough. If you haven't read it then please go now!! It's super cheap on Kindle if you aren't sure about it. If you have read it then you know my review has did this book no justice at all!! There aren't enough word in the world in truly express my feelings on this novel.
I am going to talk a little about both the UK cover and US. Now, I do kind of like the UK cover. I think is portrays the characters looks very well. And anyone else agree that Echo looks like Lily Collins (Mirror MIrror/City of Bones) And Noah looks like Jack O'Connell (Skins) I think they are just perfect and I totally picture them while reading. HOWEVER, have you seen the US Hardback?? It's fits the story perfectly. It's just amazing and really gets across the relationship between Echo and Noah....more
I had never heard of this book at all. I seen it on netgalley and it was the cover the caught my attentions. Its very striking with the black background and the image of the girl and the exploding lamp. I am so happy that my request to review was accepted as I devoured this book with just a few days (would have been sooner if life hadn't gotten in the way lol)
Spellbound follows the life of Emma, who has suffered a horrible life in the past few years. Her twin Ethan dies and a year later a mother dies. Leaving Emma in the care of her stepfather. Who is a drunk and ends up nearly killing Emma in a car accident. This leads to Emma moving in with her Aunt Christine and enrolling is Vincent Academy in New York. Soon Emma discovered the mystery behind her necklace and faces a hard choice that could prove deadly.
WOW!! yes just WOW. Review finished. Lol.
I honestly wasn't expecting much from this novel. I thought it sounded good and it was so much more. Emma is one of those characters who you just love. She is been through so much in her live and it only seems to make her stronger. She starts a fresh at her new school where she decides not to tell people about her past. I totally understand why she would do this. I think I would do the same. As soon as she starts school she ends up on Kristins hate but she stands her ground and just an overall strong willed main character. She is also very sweet and funny at times. I adored that relationship she had with Brendan. Brendan was sometimes really annoying but most of the time he was too cute for words. The secondary cast of characters in this are also wonderful . Some I loved and of course some I hated. You need a character to hate in books. Well I actually had two in this. Anthony and Kristin. Seriously those two go right on my nerves from there first appearance. Yet they were great to read. :)
Spellbound is the type of story with just draws you from the start and you will not put the book down until you are finished. Cara has manage to spin a wonderful and fascinating story that will be enjoyed by young and old. She also creates a intriguing back story to the necklace that is truely enchanting that will leave you wanting to know about the story.
As far as I know this is a stand alone novel. However, the ending is done in such a way that there could be another story maybe from another characters point of view. I really hope so as I just loved this story and really want to read more about the characters....more
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....more
Touch of Winter is a quick short read that take place after The Pleasures of Winter. So it is highly recommended that you read the book before you read this. You can still enjoyed it even if you haven't read it but I think you will appreciate more and you have already been introduced to the characters and their lifestyle.
What a wonderful little extra this is. After I finished The Pleasures of Winter I was itching for more. I was so wrapped up in the world that Evie Hunter had create I was actually heartbroken when it was over. Because I wanted there to be more. So I downloaded this onto my kindle and it was perfect!
It is a must read if you loved the first book. I am not usually big on romance, honestly I am not. But there is one scene in this that made be melt. I was crying and grinning like a cheshire cat because it was perfect.
What are you waiting for you? Go now and getting reading The Pleasures of Winter and don't forget to download this little gem because you will regret not reading it. ...more
I had been coveting this book since I first seen the cover a few months ago. I am a sucker for a pretty cover. Especially ones with dresses. Yip, it is a trend I will never tired off!! And the blurb just sounded amazing. So you can imagine my excitment with I got approved to review the e-arc. I was honestly fangirling, dancing everywhere. However, with a pretty cover sometimes the story inside doesn't live up to the cover. Was this the case here? HELL NO!!!! It was amazing, one of my favourite reads of 2012 so far!!
Something Strange and Deadly was nothing like I was expecting it to be. I knew it had zombies and paranormal elementals but for some reason I had no idea it was set in Victorian times. Now usually when books are set in Victorian time or even a pseudo-Victorian time it is a hit or miss with me. But this works perfectly, there is no way this story could have worked in any other time period. It was perfect.
The main character in this story is Eleanor, a young lady who is head strong and determind to find her brother and resue him. She is such a strong willed person that it is impossible not to like her courage. Especially with the fact that this is set at time where it isn't proper for a young lady to be roaming around alone and getting up to mischief. I have nothing bad to say about her. I adored her, she is one of those characters you want to be around and hear more of their stories. A character you really root for.
The story is one of those that grip you from start to finish. I honestly found it really hard to put down and if my home live wasn't so hectic I think I could have read this in one sitting. It just flows wonderfully that you get wrapped up in the story and the characters and block out everything else around you. The biggest thing I loved about this was that Susan took a risk with the romance. Or I should say the lack of romance really. There is no instalove (thank god) it's not until about 3/4 into the book the romance develops. However, it doesn't overshadow the main plot and I applaud the author for this. I do like a good romance in books but I actually prefer one that has is full of action and the romance to be an bonus to the story.
Susan has created a kick ass story that's fun and action packed and with twists I did not see coming with Zombies that will give you the creeps. They are proper Zombies that given the chance will eat you!! My only negative is that I need to wait until Summer 2013 to read the sequel I need it now!!! ...more
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The Mistress, OMG I have been trying to write this review days and I swear it was just so god damn delicious that I have no words that can possibly even begin to describe this sexy read. So you will have to put up with my gushing over the book.
To say this book was outstanding doesn't even begin to cover it. The Mistress is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I swear, I 100% loved it. I knew I was going to love it of course. Why? Well Tiffany Reisz is my favourite erotica fiction author and in my top five favourite authors of all time. The Original Sinners series is perfection. And they get better with each book. So this does not disappoint at all.
This is the final installment in the First Original Sinners Quartet - The Red Years. When I first started reading this series I was drawn into the story. I didn't love the first book though. I only gave it 3 stars but with each book Tiffany manages to create something dark, twisted, sexy and dangerous. Every book getting better than the previous. Now I wasn't sure if I was going to love this more the "The Prince" because well I think it was the book that made me fall in love with Kingsley and Soren. But Tiffany Reisz is just a genius and made me fall in love all over again and yes this is probably the best book by far.
We learn so much more about the characters in this installment. We learn secrets and truths that broke my heart. Nora is still a feisty and strong woman even when she is being help captive. To stay alive she is forced to tell stories of her past sexual encounters. Which I have to say are freaking hot!!! I blushed a lot! During these stories I found myself getting a better insight into the relationship between the characters. Especially Nora, Soren and Kingsley. I totally got them. They live in this world of Kink but in all honestly I don't think I have ever read anything like these characters. They all love each other in their own way. It's beautiful. I am not that big on lovey dovey romance. Never have been, never will be. So maybe that is why I feel like I get their romance, their love for each other. And then was Wesley, oh sweet Wesley. So Vanilla. He is so protective of Nora. And she truly does love him. I always like Wesley from book one.
These book are not for the faint hearted. I think you either love them or hate them. And reading others reviews that seems to be the case. I personally love them but I think everyone knows that already lol. Even Tiffany knows how much I adore these books. It has the perfect package for me. Believable characters, plenty to sexy times and a gritty and dark plot that will take you on one hell of an emotional roller-coaster. I read this on my kindle and for the last 20% of the book all I did was cry. I was a blubbering mess. My heart, my mind and my very soul was all over the place trying read it. It was just so crazy good I though I was going to die. I have never felt so connected to characters. By the end I felt like I was saying goodbye to old friends. And I am not going to lie either I miss that Sadistic Priest Soren. I don't know what it says about me that I want my own Soren.....but I do. I actually think I am in love with a fiction character.
I CAN NOT recommend these books enough!!!!! If you like your erotica fiction that is dark, gritty, sexy but with a freaking awesome plot that is (as is says on the cover) thrilling, passionate an provocative then these are for you!!! Usually I would say if you liked fifty shades you will love this. But in all honestly, even though I loved Fifty and it was gateway book to erotica, The Original Sinners is on a another level. Hell it makes Fifty seems very like a lovey dovey romance lol. These set the bar on what makes a good kinky read for me. Tiffany Reisz I want to marry your mind!!! You are a genius. I can't wait to the second The Original Sinner Quartet - The Red Years!!! ...more