Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Books I read in December

Slow reading month yet again but I have set myself the challenge of reading 80 books in 2014 which means I have to read just over 6 1/2 books a month. This will be difficult as I am sitting exams in May and June a an awful lot of time will be taken up  by that but I'l try. Anyway onto the books I read this month.


  1. Euphoria by Erin Noelle
  2. The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis
  3. Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry
  4. When You Come To Me by Jade Alyse
  5. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  6. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
That's all the books I read in December. I'll see you next year so Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, 28 December 2013

News for the New Year!

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas! I know I slacked  off this month but I think you all understand why. I had a very peaceful Christmas and had a lot of fun but I did also read quite a bit! So there should be reviews coming up soon.

Now onto the news! I did not receive any books for Christmas but I luckily did get some money so I'll be buying books soon so I may do a book haul. However, I may save my money for a while because I realised I own so many books that I haven't read and my Dad has a full bookshelf filled with classics, therefore I came up with an idea which I am very excited about! I plan to read at least one classic every month in 2014. I don't really read classics and I think I've only read a couple so I am excited to branch out of my comfort zone.

I am not sure what classic I will start with, I have a couple in mind but I am not sure so if you have read these let me know which to read first please I would appreciate your input.

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 
  • Sherlock Holmes by Aurther Conan Doyle
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
If you could help me that would be fabulous. Also I am aware that these are not extremely challenging reads as 3 of them are actually Children's Classics but I am easing myself in to don't judge me. Also if there are classics I haven't mentioned that you think I should read let me know the usual ways; e-mail, twitter, tumblr  all of which can be found on my "Other Places to find me" page or you can comment below.

Enjoy the rest of 2013 and Happy New Year!

Friday, 20 December 2013

Euphoria by Erin Noelle


I wrote a post on my excitement for the book a couple of months back so if you want to read that click here!


I am currently numb. I am so full of emotions I don't know where to start. I am just drained after that roller coaster of emotion!

The ending was a surprise to say the least I refuse to say any more then that because it was a huge twist but wow! I know how controversial it is and I am annoyed at it but seriously read it! Do not let yourself be spoiled YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!!

The playlist was amazing and I adored that Scarlett talked about how books she read either mirrored her life or helped her deal with her situations as I do that all the time. Even if you don't read the book (which would be a sin if your read the rest of the series!) download the playlist because it's awesome!

I don't know how I feel about Scarlett; I preferred her in this book compared to Ambrosia but she still annoyed me at times. I really liked Mason don't get me wrong he is very different from book 1 and 2 but I like the new Mason he seemed happier and I love how he started to get into reading too.

Ash........ I love him so much and that has to be made very very clear before you go on. Now that that is understood he was the character that probably annoyed me the most in the first two thirds of the book. He was so insecure and jealous though he did handle it well, but I mean that stunt with the colleges had me shouting at him along with Scarlett. However I will re-emphasis that I LOVE HIM!!! He is still such a sweet loving guy that I would love to have as a boyfriend.

Overall I enjoyed the book, I loved the outcome of the love triangle but I was still very annoyed at how we ended up at that point! But I do understand the author's reasoning so it was a good end to the series and I am left content, although heart broken, as I don't need anything else from the series.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

8 Quick Book Reviews

 Sorry I've been MIA but life happened so I am making up for it by posting 8 mini reviews. These are my general thoughts on some books I didn't want to write a whole post on.


  1. Significance by Shelly Crane: I loved this book so much! I loved the whole paranormal element and I can honestly say I would love to be an Ace! This is a fantastic book which is why I was even more surprised by the fact that IT'S FREE!!!! Honestly read this book. It costs nothing on kindle and will be worth your while reading even if you aren't into this genre normally. Out of 10 I'd give this book 11! Check this book out now.
  2. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen: I enjoyed this book a lot but as I thought for Lock and Key the book ended too quickly. I felt as though this book could easily have went on for another 100 pages instead of leaving us to guess what happens next. Maybe that's' just a feature of Sarah Dessen's books neverless I still wanted more from the book. Having said that I loved how we focused on how Auden develops as a character outside a relationship. Overall I'd give this book an 8 out of 10.
  3. Promise You Won't Tell? by John Locke: This book took a while to get into but after about 4-5 chapters I was hooked. The story is dealing with the sensitive topic of a girl being molested and it does go into detail sometimes so you should be well aware of that. But it focused much more on the detective angle of the story which I loved. Although I did really enjoy this book I won't be reading the rest of the series. I'd give this book a 7/10
  4. Just a Little Series (1-4) by Tracie Puckett: This was just OK. I didn't hate it but I definitely didn't love it. The books were too short in my opinion and the actual story was a tad far fetched for my taste. It was good considering I got it as a free ebook but I wouldn't recommend it if you were going to pay money for it. Again I won't be reading the rest of the series and I give it 6/10
  5. The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis: I really enjoyed this book. If you want my full review you can check it out on Lovereading.co.uk once it is published. But it is really good and I would recommend it if you're looking for a supernatural story with no romance. I'd give it 8/10
  6. Cursed by Tara Brown: I really enjoyed this book. Although it was really annoying that it was really only the beginning of the story. In my mind I'd describe it as more of a prequel as it is more of a set up to the main story. Despite that I still really enjoyed it and I will most likely read the sequel. I give it 8/10 but only because I was confused by the ending otherwise it would be higher
  7. Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry: I have had this book in my TBR pile since August I think so I was so happy that I finally read it. I really enjoyed it and thought it was a really cute novella obviously there wasn't a lot of character development or plot twists as it was only a novella but it was still entertaining. I'd give it a 7/10.
  8. When You Come to Me by Jade Alyse: Honestly I had to force myself to finish this book. I didn't like it very much, I didn't like the main characters as I found them both to be very juvenile and selfish. The main thing that annoyed me though was the grammar! There were so many mistakes as the author continuously used "his" instead of "he" or "him" and also often used "he" instead of "she" which made some parts difficult to understand. Despite this the story was OK but I am so glad I didn't pay for this. I'd give it 4.5/10.
Those were my thoughts on all of those books now I'm relatively up to date. Hope you have a nice day :)

Friday, 6 December 2013

Catching Fire Movie Review

Wow. If your faith in "Book to Film" adaptations has been shattered be prepared to be amazed when you watch this film. I would go to say this film is up there with Perks of Being a Wallflower in terms of how good it was.
I refused to get my hopes up after the failure of the City of Bones movie but Catching Fire gave me hope for so many other films because it proves that you can do a Book to Film right. That's all I'll say for non spoilers please watch it it was so good.

*Spoilers Commence Now*

Disappointments:
Very quickly I will comment on the tiny tiny minuscule annoyances I had with the film. The main annoyance I had was that there was too much of a play for Gale. I know this is a story with a love triangle but in the books Katniss only kissed Gale once but in the film there were at least 3 kisses. I had no time for him when he was on the screen, this is not me dis-ing Liam Hemsworth I do love him but he made it too hard for me to hate Gale. Also lastly I didn't find some of the deaths as emotional as I did in the book because they all happened so quickly. Cinna's death crushed me in the book I was so upset but in the film his death was only given a few seconds of screen time and we were forced to almost forget it happened so we wouldn't miss the rest of the story. However, even though these things annoyed me they were really little things.

Characters:

   Effie: I love her so much. You could clearly see how much she cared for them all and the whole trinket of gold and her giving the boys something gold to show they are a team almost  had me in tears. Again I loved her clothes and I did find her funny even though there wasn't a lot of humour in the film, through the whole tour in the first half she was so excited and you could see the pride she had for Peeta and Katniss Which made it so much harder in the reeping when she called there names you could tell she was going to cry. I love film Effie so much more than book Effie.
   Haymitch: Same as Effie I preferred film Haymitch to book Haymitch and he was also very funny. I mean the lift scene when Johanna striped he was hilarious.
   Finnick: HE WAS PERFECT! He was exactly as I imagined him. He was so pretty and I loved how he interacted with Mags and his reaction to hearing Annie's voice from the jabberjays was perfect! He was just fabulous!
  Johanna: This is a prime example of characters who annoyed me in the books and who I didn't like becoming one of my favourite minor characters. Really she is up there with Haymitch and Effie. I loved the whole lift scene was perfect I almost cried with laughter, and I love how her character was developed in the movie where it wasn't in the book. I loved her interview and I loved how she challenges Snow in the arena threatening that riots will start in the capitol. She was amazing!
   Gale: This was one of my annoyance in the film. In the book I found Gale unlikable but thanks to Liam Hemsworth I kind of liked him in the film which annoyed me. No disrespect to Liam but I hated how he made Gale more likable so much so I found myself wishing him away when he was on the screen because I did not want his good looks to take Katniss off the Team Peeta path!
   Peeta and Katniss: I had to put these to together for I have no words for how amazing they are if Jennifer and Josh do not get so much credit for their acting in this film I am done! They are perfect and they stepped up there game from the first film. Well Done!

General discussion:

It is so difficult to pick favourite parts. I loved the scene with the jabberjays in the arena I was in tears because I know exactly how I would feel if that happened to me so I loved it it was done so well. Also before we went into the arena was so emotional I cried-apart from one scene when they had just been reeped and the district did the three finger symbol because I couldn't stop laughing as half of my cinema did it back.
I loved the scenes they added. I loved the montage of the tour and how robot Katniss and Peeta were, I loved the scenes with President Snow and his granddaughter, Effie and Haymitch through out, Peeta and Katniss throughout. I loved when all the victors joined hands it was so emotional, I thought it was amazing how they develop n things that were there in the book eg. in the book we know the victors weren't happy but in the film the interviews made that so clear.
The arena was so beautiful and exactly how I imagined! Each of the sections we see were done so well especially the fog. One thing that annoyed me in the film was everyone could swim it seemed. In the book there were so many people who didn't know how to swim because there districts don't have water but everyone seemed like that they could swim.
My favourite scenes in the film was when Katniss was rescued because I found that so hard to picture when reading the book so seeing it was magical. I loved at the end when Katniss finds out that Peeta's not there and there is no district 12. That was both the best ending to a film and the most frustrating as I want Mockingjay NOW!

Anyway those are my thought let me know yours.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Books I Read in November

I didn't do that great this month in terms of reading, by my standards anyway, although I did read 7 books so it was still acceptable. However, as you can tell from my lengthy TBR at the side I have a lot of reading material and am hoping December will be a better month for reading.


Physical Books:

  1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  2. The Elite by Kiera Cass
  3. The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis
Kindle Books:
  1. Significance by Shelly Crane
  2. Just a Little series (1-4) by Tracie Puckett
  3. Promise You Won't Tell by John Locke
  4. Cursed by Tara Brown

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


"Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. "


This is such a cute book. It is the perfect light, easy read for if you are in a reading slump or, like me, if you're coming out of a series. I am still smiling. It is such a feel good book.
I love how much was packed into the time period of a mere 24 hours. Now I do not believe in the whole "love at first sight" premise. But it didn't matter I still loved the book.
This was such a sweet book. Although it is not the greatest piece of literature ever written, the story is sweet and simple.
It's a perfect light read that you can fly through. I found myself smiling reading the book. The story just kept getting better as you went on. And it was not as cheesy as I was expecting.
By the end I was squealing with happiness. I loved Oliver so much, Hadley bugged me at times especially at how she acted with her dad. I understood her reasons but I still thought it was harsh. And Oliver I almost cried when I learnt about him I won't spoil it but it made me love him more. Also did anyone else love the wee old woman they sat beside? 

Is it predictable? A little. 
Did it surprise me at times? Yes.
Did I like it? I loved it.
Would I recommend it? Definitely! It is a perfect easy feel good read.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Assumptions for The One by Kiera Cass

*Will contain spoilers for Book 1+2 but none for book 3 obviously since it's not out*


I know I said this in my last assumption but the Selection has to end. It just does.

Also I think America is going to be fighting for Maxon more in this book. In the previous two books she took Maxon for granted but now after almost being kicked out and the threat of Kriss she is going to have to fight for him. America is going to have to tell Maxon about Aspen being a guard in the castle or else that is just going to blow up in her face.

As Maxon wants to trust America more I think we are going to learn more about the running of the country and the war in New Asia. Also the King is going to try to sabotage America at every turn and I think he will break her at some point.

Also I think the rebels will do something BIG! Whether it’s just a huge attack on the castle, possibly a kidnap situation or they will broadcast information in the books. I can sense some huge political thing is going to arise because it’s a dystopian and that has to happen. Also I want to find out more about how her Dad is involved in the rebels because I am certain that he told them about the diary America had. It just had to be him.

Oh and obviously I think that Maxon will end up with America. Aspen can just go away I don’t really care what happens with him.

And I would love for something nice to happen for America’s maids because I just love them. They are so good to America and how they are helping her win the Selection. Also I want to see more Marlee. I want to know if the King will find out but I really just want America to have her friend back!

I am so excited for this book to come out! Let me know what you think will happen because I want to hear all of your opinion. Have a great day!

Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Elite by Kiera Cass

 NB- This will be full of Spoilers



I was looking over my Assumptions for The Elite (which you can look at by clicking here) and I was proud to say I was spot on for some of them however, I was wrong in other aspects.

I was wrong in that the Selection would end I mean there are still five girls in it. However, the books! I called it I knew books would come up! When Maxon showed America the room of books I was wondering why it was so highly protected, but when America was reading the diary it became clear very quickly. I was yelling at the book when America told her Dad because it was clearly a HUGE secret that Maxon trusted her with and she just went off and told her Dad. Then coincidentally only a little while after that the castle was attacked by Southern rebels twice and they stole books. Does that mean America’s Dad is involved with the rebels because there was no way that they would have known otherwise? I am intrigued to find out.

Also that diary! IllĂ©a was evil wasn't he! And the King knows exactly what he did. I hate the King, I never really trusted him but after finding out what he did to Maxon I hate him with a passion. Also what was with that trip to New Asia? There is something fishy going on there. Why won’t Maxon talk about it? Why did they go into the countryside? What is going on?

Now Aspen. I was right in suspecting there would be more of a play for Aspen in this book but I was glad the way it happened. America stopped seeing Aspen as an option over Maxon but just an option if Maxon didn't want her, which I liked because Team Maxon all the way. Apologies to any Team Aspen people out there but I was so glad when she told him to leave her alone at the end. No she didn't break it off but she was so close.

The Marlee scene, I was so upset. I almost cried because I cared for Marlee just as much as America and I was so proud of America for standing up for her. I can understand why America was upset with Maxon for that. I honestly was feeling the same thing but she took a bit long to realize that it wasn't his fault. America was annoying me because she was being such a girl! Maxon told her that he was going to pick her and that she should plan her princess suite yet when he didn't pay her much attention she went off and did that Report! I was squealing because she was so reckless. The King scared me so much after America gave that report I thought he was going to banish her or something. I also love Maxon so much more for sticking up for America.

I loved the scene when Maxon and America were in the safe hatch thing. It was all too beautiful. They finally started to talk to each other about what they were feeling. Then Maxon explained what he was doing with all of the other girls and even though we got the impression it was over between them it was just a beautiful fairwell.

The ending was so nerve wrecking. First I thought she was leaving. I was crying when she was saying goodbye to her maids, then I started to cry when Maxon came up and told her she could stay! But fair play to Maxon for finally taking control of their relationship. He finally took control and told her where he stands and what he needs from her. I am really nervous to find out what will happen with Kriss. This love triangle has turned into a square and I am terrified.

Those are my basic thoughts on the book. Let me know yours.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare


This will include Spoilers. You have been warned.




"What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments"

*Again spoilers will definitely occur!*

Favourite Parts:

1. Simon's description of his inner vampire:   Simon-"He wants me to wear midriff-baring shirts and a fedora. I'm fighting it." Clary-  "So your inner vampire is Magnus?"
2. Isabelle admitting she likes Simon to Jordan
3. Isabelle asking Simon for a bedtime story:  Isabelle- "No I want something I haven't heard yet."     Simon-"Okay. I've got a good one..... A long time ago in a galaxy far,far away..."
4. Isabelle and Simon arguing over Simon raising Raziel
5. When the real Jace comes back for a night
6. Magnus being inappropriate during the battle: Magnus-" Speaking of hope, did you see that shot Alec got off with his bow? That's my boyfriend."
7. Jace and Clary during the Epilogue

Discussion

Just to get this out of the way quickly I missed Jace. The real Jace I really did it just wasn't the same. Now into the book I felt really bad for Simon with his mother and I teared up when he told his sister. Overall in this book Simon was by far my favourite male character (even though it was partly because Jace was possessed). I love his relationship with Isabelle and am so happy for them both. Although I am now scared for him because he doesn't have the Mark of Cain anymore, now I'll have to worry about Simon too on top of everyone else. Also Simon was the savior yet again with the Angel and the sword and just being the hero.

Now onto Alec. WTF was he doing making deals and having meetings with Camille? Honestly Alec is just so immature in his relationship with Magnus I want to slap him. I mean taking away Magnus' immortality. I was so upset when they broke up, hopefully they'll get back together because they have to. And what are they going to do for a warlock now? Will they have to pay for one? Speaking of Magnus, was anyone else as upset as I was when he got stabbed because I thought he was dead and was on the verge of tears.

Mia and Jordan. I love them together I called it even when she attacked him and hated each other I called it! I was so happy when they finally got together it was just so cute!

Sebastian. I did not think I could hate him anymore than I already did but I guess I was wrong. First he brain washes my Jace and takes him away and makes him go loopy. Then he almost kills Luke, steals Clary away. I will be honest even though it pains me to say it I almost wanted to trust him. He kept saving Clary and being nice to her and had kind of stopped being so obviously evil  but then what does he do? He becomes a pedophile! I mean first that comment he made about Clary in bed I thought ew, because I had forgotten that he a Jace were connected or I never really thought about whether or not he'd sense anything when Clary and Jace were intimate. Then I honest to God thought he was going to rape Clary talking about how incest isn't a bad thing. I mean it was OK when I thought it was Clary and Jace but not with Sebastian!

The ending! "I'm coming"..... I'm terrified. Because there will be a war and people will die but I can't think about that right now because I am just too emotional. I don't want to know, I am so excited and nervous for this next book.

Also I feel like I am in limbo because I am reading other books that aren't in this world and I find myself thinking where are the demons? So next on my to buy list is The Infernal Devices trilogy!

As always let me know what you think. Have a nice day.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


Apopligies in advance as this will be quite generic and not in as much depth as the other reviews. 




Favourite Parts

When Luke explains colours for weddings: Luke: “Brides wear white to symbolize their purity.”                   Simon: “I thought Jocelyn’s said her dress wasn't white.” Jace: “Well, I suppose that ship has sailed.”
The Mango Scene
Jace and Clary in the alley after Simon’s gig
When Jace runs to Clary in the infirmary after she was attacked and their whole interaction
When Clary and Jace are left alone after the battle with Lilith 

Discussion

   Jace annoyed me I just willed him to tell Clary about the dreams he was having instead he kept running away from her! I loved when Jace finally told Clary what was wrong with him. I loved going to see the Silent Brothers again because I honestly love them so much. 

    I loved Simon in this book I really did he was one of my favourite characters. Also my wee Simon was a player! Two girls at once and a groupie! I loved how much Simon changed an how he's no longer the geeky side kick to Clary. He has finally come into his own and is bad ass! That Mark of Cain can do some freaky stuff, I loved how he killed Lilith with the Mark it was such quick thinking but if I'm being honest I kept forgetting Simon had the Mark so I kept panicking when he was getting attacked.I felt so bad for Simon because he went through a lot of crap in this book: his Mum won't speak to him because he's a monster, he lost both his girlfriends and he turned the groupie (I forget her name)
   Alec pissed me off so much in this book. Obviously Magnus will have dated other people he's hundreds of years old! I don't understand why he kept getting so jealous it got me really cross.
   I hated Lilith she is probably my least favourite villain because she is insane! I mean everything with the babies that made me want to be sick also she blumin' well possessed Jace that is not on!
    I like Jordon I do I like how he came into the story and how he's protecting Simon I like him in the story he was a good addition.
    One of the main things that annoyed me about this book was how Jace and Clary squandered the time they had together! For the past three books almost they weren't together properly and now they finally are and they spend half of that time fighting and avoiding each other. Granted there were some pretty good kissing scenes and scenes where we really saw them as a couple but I wanted more!

As always let me know your thoughts. Have a great rest of your day.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare


"To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters - never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.

As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadowhunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadowhunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realises exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City - whatever the cost?

Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final instalment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments."


*Spoilers will occur*


   This is my favourite book in the whole series so far. I read it so quickly that I didn't pause to make any notes so I am working purely on memory.
   This book was so full of action and so much was happening so quickly I could not put it down! Firstly Jace bugged me when he didn't bring Clary to Idris, then Clary bugged me by recklessly drawing her own portal and being flung into Lake Lyn and bringing Luke with her!
   Can I just say I knew something was up with the Inquisitor and I called the Sebastian thing. I knew from the second she ran into him that he was her real brother. But one thing I didn't call was Hodge. When Simone found his wee friend in the cell I wondered who he was but when it turned out to be Hodge I was genuinely surprised!
   One scene I loved was when Magnus was the warlock they went to see and the chimney messages. That was funny. Apart from that the nest thing I really remember is Sebastian killing Max and the war. Did it bug anyone else that Jace ran off on his own? I know he was some Shadowhunter extraordinaire but that was stupid!
    I genuinely thought after Valentine killed Jace we were going to see some kind of change in him. I almost wanted him to redeem himself. But no he acts like an idiot making Clary a mute and embarrassing himself in front of the angel. It was sweet when Clary asked for Jace back but I was almost sorry we didn't see more of the war. We saw Simon's "Mark of Cain" in action a little bit but I really did want more in terms of fighting. I wanted to see Clary's bonding rune in action more!#
    I was so happy about Jace not being Clary's brother but his whole story line of Valentine making him one of his experiments, then cutting him out of his dead mother then raising him in a separate house. I thought was a little too complicated. Also I felt bad for Jace when he was at Valentine's funeral because even though he was a crappy fake dad he was the only one Jace had and I felt bad for him. But, to look at this book at with a deep point of view, I loved at how in the end Cassandra Clare explores the whole idea of family when Jace was trying to figure out what his real was. It was such a good point and honestly was probably one of my favourite parts to the book.
   
I loved this book. I didn't go into too much detail and left out a lot but there was so much that happened in that book I couldn't cover it all. Let me know your opinions!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Quick Post

Just letting you all know that I am having problems with my internet connection so I will be out of action for a few days. I had to go to my friends to write this but when I come back I will have posts on the following book:

  • Books 3-5 of the Mortal Instruments
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight  by Jennifer E. Smith
  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • Assumptions on The One by Kiera Cass
  • Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
So get excited for all of that coming up. I'll see you all again whenever I can.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Spoilers will occur



"Clary Fray just wishes that her life would go back to normal. But what's normal when you're a demon-slaying Shadowhunter, your mother is in a magically induced coma, and you can suddenly see Downworlders like werewolves, vampires, and faeries? If Clary left the world of the Shadowhunters behind, it would mean more time with her best friend, Simon, who's becoming more than a friend. But the Shadowhunting world isn't ready to let her go — especially her handsome, infuriating, newfound brother, Jace. And Clary's only chance to help her mother is to track down rogue Shadowhunter Valentine, who is probably insane, certainly evil — and also her father.

To complicate matters, someone in New York City is murdering Downworlder children. Is Valentine behind the killings — and if he is, what is he trying to do? When the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, is stolen, the terrifying Inquisitor arrives to investigate and zooms right in on Jace. How can Clary stop Valentine if Jace is willing to betray everything he believes in to help their father?"



Favourite Parts:


  1. The fights in the Seelie Court over who will kiss
  2. When Jace tells Clary how he really feels
  3. Jace's effect on Valentine's change of plans: Luke- "What makes you think that Valentine's change of plans had anything to do with your brother?"  Clary- "Because only Jace can piss someone off that much."

Discussion:

   This is where the story really comes together. We're off looking for Valentine we learn more of his plan and there is a lot more action! The main thing I hated in this books was how I was acting towards Jace and Clary being together. I was reading it thinking both "Ew you're brother and sister" then seconds later "Who cares incest isn't a big deal get together!" I was so conflicted within myself. 
   I loved Clary's power with the runes and the scene where she tests out the fearless rune on Alec was hilarious. Also what was Jace doing? Granted he redeemed himself but he went off finding Valentine and kept calling him father it was just awful. I hated the inquisitor she was just horrible!
   Simon is a vampire now. I did not see that coming, also that whole situation where Simon was trapped in the van and the sun came up I was so scared. But it's cool he's a Daylighter. That's fine. I also loved the Seelie Court I hated the Faeries but loved experiencing there world and learning more about them. In fact I loved learning about Downworlders throughout the book. We learn more about vampires through Simon and Werewolves through Luke and a little bit about Warlocks. I really want to learn more about Warlocks though.
   My favourite part of this whole book was the boat scene and the fight with Valentine. I was so proud of Clary for just being kick ass with her rune power. Then Jace with his amazing Shadowhunter skills- it was awesome.


Sorry for the scatterbrained nature of the post but I was writing as I was remembering scenes from the book.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Book Discussion: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare



*Be warned spoilers may occur as I read this a long time ago and don't remember when events happened*


"When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know... 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end."



   Out of the whole series I will have to admit that this was probably the my least favourite. Although it was still brilliant. Cassandra did a fantastic job of building the world of the story and this whole book almost was focused in on building this world of Shadowhunters, Vampires, Fair Folk, Werewolves and Warlocks.
   If you begin this book you have to give it at least 100 pages because I will admit it can be a bit confusing to begin with you have no idea how confused I was with the idea of Steles and Runes. After 100 pages you get a grasp of the world of the story and this is where the main plot begins.
*Spoilers with definitely occur from now on*
    In this book I really disliked Simon and Isabelle and even Alec which, now that I've read on in the series, feels so strange. But in this book I was routing for Jace and Clary and squealed when they had their first kiss and was so excited and Simon and Isabelle and Alec felt like they were a threat to them being together. You can imagine how heart broken I was to learn at the end of the book that they were brother and sister! I almost cried for them, it was just so unexpected. Oh, can we just talk about what the hell was going on with Jace? He went from being this kick ass Shadowhunter who was quick and clever to being the most gullible person ever! I mean he really believed Valentines crap about Hodge wanting the Mortal Cup and he defended Valentine. I know that a lot of stuff was floating around in Jace's head but really I was shouting at him! And Hodge....... I was hurt, I trusted him and he just through that way.
   My favourite part in this book was the Silent Brothers, they are just too amazing I loved them. I love how they travel by a horse drawn carriage and speak to your mind it was just so cool! Then there's Magnus, how could you not love Magnus I MEAN HE WAS FABULOUS!!!!!

That's my thoughts on City of Bones, let me know yours!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Books I Read in October

This is short this month because honestly I just didn't read that much. I have been in this reading slump for some reason, it's been taking far too long for me to finish a book for me anyway. I think the reason for this would be because:
 1. I bought an awful lot of books and my TBR pile is scaring me a little
2. I have been spoiled for the ending of Alligiant and I am just very sad because of the ending and the fact that I haven't even read the book yet.
3. An awful excuse but school and my life in general has been crazy lately
4. I am kind of in a book mourning period for the TMI series because I'm half way through the fifth one and I don't want to finish it almost because the next book doesn't come out for ages!!!

And after that rambly start here are the books I read in October:

Books I read in October:


  1. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  5. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare


That's it I feel like a failure for reading so little. But there is always next month and as you can see in the side bar I have a great TBR pile so hopefully I'll make a dint in that.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare

I was planning to do one big post on the whole series but I then realised that, that would be incredibly long. Instead I am going to do one general post on the whole series then go into each book and discuss it briefly. The individual book posts will not be a review as such but more of a discussion.

*Most likely will contain spoilers if you have not read the WHOLE series*

Favourite:

Male Character: Duh Jace who else would you pick??? I don't even need to justify this really.

Female Character: Isabelle. Even though she isn't the main female character I really like her more so than Clary because Clary bugged me. I mean Clary constantly put everyone in danger and was thoughtless a lot of the time. Don't get me wrong I still love her to pieces but not as much as Isabelle. Isabelle is funny and kick ass and I love how she constantly wears heels and sexy dresses even when fighting and how her weapon is the whip. She is just fabulous!

Couple: Obviously Clary and Jace they are just perfect together but I would not mind stealing Jace for myself. Other than the obvious I really like Magnus and Alec together and Simon and Isabelle.

Minor Character: I love Luke! He is so lovely and is the main father figure in the whole book to everyone! Not just Clary but Simon and all of the kids in his pack even Jace at times! I also really like Simon because he's Simon. And Magnus because honestly Magnus is just fabulous in everything he does.

Book: City of Glass. I flew through this book also I didn't pause to make notes on it like I did with all the other books and I literally read it in one sitting! Which proves how much I loved it because I rarely read a whole book in one sitting!

Cover: 


General Thoughts:

I love this series so so so much it's amazing! The twists and turns are so unexpected and the books are hilarious! I am not joking I have laughed out loud on the bus like a crazy person as a result of these books! I love the world and the story. I love the characters, I love everything about this series. Did I mention I loved the series?


Movie Thoughts:

   The film was good before I read the books but looking back on the film, it was awful! They left out so much and whilst I agree there wasn't a lot that happened in the first book due to the fact it was mostly world building but seriously. Also it gave away the biggest twist in the whole series! I am sure Cassandra Clare would have been furious I would have been! Hell I was I went into the books knowing the biggest twist of the whole thing, all be it I was slightly glad because if I hadn't of known in the second or third book I would have been so grossed out! But, I still think it took away something from my over all experience of the series.Also they just made up the second half of the film I mean why did Clary keep the cup? That means the rest of the story cannot pan out the way it did in the books because guess what Valentine needed the cup for the rest of the story to happen.
   Also they have confirmed City of Ashes, I am both happy yet terrified! I know they will do the same thing to this film as they did to the last. Maybe I've just been spoiled so much book to film wise I forgot what a generic book to film was like. I mean The Hunger Games was amazing transferred as was Perks of Being a Wallflower so clearly I forgot the reasoning why I panic when I here books are being turned to films. Clearly I forgot how the film ruined my love of Twilight. But alas Hollywood needs to steal good ideas and ruin them.


Sorry went off on a rant at the end but the message before was clear. Hope you liked it and look out for the single book discussions.




Thursday, 24 October 2013

My Alligiant Struggle

Unless you are living under a rock you are probably aware that the last book in the divergent series came out on Tuesday. No I have not read it so don't spoil it for me!!!!

I have been banished from the internet bar a few little places that are still safe as everyone is talking about the book. I know it is supposed to be sad and the ending is supposed to be something else. I have to leave where ever it is I am before I find out exactly whether or not it is a happy or sad ending.

Also I am getting the box set of the series for Christmas so I do not want to go and buy the book now also I have no money. I did consider getting it on my kindle but it is just as expensive if not more than it would be buying the book. So I am sad because my library won't have it on stock because it's a new book and my library quite frankly is not up to much.

So let me know if any of you are sharing my struggle.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Book Haul

So I've been buying books left right and centre lately so I wanted to tell you all what I got. Also I managed to get a load of free books on my kindle I will leave a link to these books but I don't know if they will still be free but they were when I bought them, I'll only link the books that are still free.

If you want to know how I found these free kindle books I did two things; I typed "free kindle books" into amazon and waited to see what came up and I also looked at the Good Reads discussion "Who doesn't like free books?" (Here's the link for that)


Free Kindle Books:

  1. When You Come To Me by Jade Alyse
  2. Stalk Me by Jillian Dodd
  3. Just a Little Series by Tracie Puckett
  4. Significance by Shelly Crane
  5. Cursed by Tara Brown
  6. Promise You Won't Tell by John Locke
  7. A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott
  8. The Soulkeepers by G. P. Ching

Other Books:

  1. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  2. The Elite by Kiera Cass
  3. Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen


Those were the books I've bought over the past week or so just to let you know and also let me know if you find any good free kindle books!

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Book Excitement- New Release Ramble

Ok so short post because guess what I have just found:


^The cover for the last installment of the Book Boyfriend series^

But wait there's more......:

"After a series of catastrophic misunderstandings and impulsively poor decision-making, Scarlett MacGregor finds herself once again torn between two loves, as different as they may be. Lacking proper closure with their relationship, accompanied by the overwhelming guilt for her role in his devastating downfall, Scarlett resolves to help Mason recover and reclaim his life as a budding rock star. However, now that he has finally claimed her as his, Ash Walker is bound and determined to keep her by his side, and he will go to any lengths necessary to do just that.

Mason Templeton has hit rock bottom. He’s in love with a girl whose heart and soul belong to another and he’s partied his way off of an international music tour that was supposed to be his big break. Returning home for rehab sounds like the worst possible way to start a new year, but when an unexpected friendship emerges, he begins to realize that maybe everything does happen for a reason.

Euphoria is the third and final installment of Scarlett, Ash, and Mason’s self-discovering journeys to happiness and understanding the meaning of true love ~ the kind that begs for complete surrender."

^The blurb too!!!!!!^



 Ok firstly that's Mason on the cover.... What does that mean????? Is he who she'll end up with? Then the blurb! Is there going to be another love interest for Mason I mean how will Scarlett take that. What's going to happen with Ash? WHO WILL SHE END UP WITH???????!!!!!!!! 
  The release date has also been pushed back to December apparently so yay more time for me to have a nervous breakdown caused by this book. If you can't already tell I am super excited for this book mainly because this is one of the few love triangles I've read that I genuinely don't know who she'll end up with! On one hand I want it to be Ash because of their friendship in the first book and their relationship at the end of the last book and the fact that she's his butterfly. However, I also want her to end up with Mason because he really fought for her and got so torn up when she left him and she's his angel! She saved him and it's all so adorable.

   I am aware this is the first post I have written on this series so you may not understand the series or my love for it so I suggest that you read it before the last one comes out. I will write a post like I did for the Wanted series but if you want a whole post on each book let me know asap. 

FYI the first book is called Metamorphosis and the second is called Ambrosia. 

I'll talk to you all soon. I apologize for the ramble-y ness of this post but if you can't tell I'm quite excited.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Brief Reviews

So you may have noticed that I am very behind when it comes to reviewing books especially if you've been following my Goodreads account. Honestly I kept remembering to review a book half way through a different book, but fear not I am going to give my opinions on these books. I thought it would be better to write one slightly longer post and get myself up to speed quickly rather than write four short posts over a week or so. Lets get started.

*P.S there may be some minor spoilers because I read these books a while ago and I am not to sure of where scenes came in a book. Just be aware of this before reading these reviews because I wouldn't want anyone to be spoiled.*


1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leithan

I hate to say it but I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. I had read one of David Levithan's books before this and heard so much about John Green so I was expecting amazing things from this book but I only found it ok. The main reason I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would was because I really really did not like the second Will Grayson (WG2 for further reference) I found him very rude and mean and selfish and honestly just an unlikable character. I understand why he is like that from reading the book but I still just couldn't warm to him. However, I did prefer the first Will Grayson (WG1) to WG2 but I still found both of them hard characters to warm to in the beginning of the book. The character that kept me reading the book was Tiny! I love Tiny so much he was by far my favourite character and lifted the book from and being an average 3 stars up to a 4 star book. I read the interview part at the very back of the book and found out John Green wrote WG1 and David Levithan wrote WG2 in case anyone was wondering. I would recommend this book however only if you have read at least one book by each author before hand. This in my opinion was not a good book to use as an introduction to John Green and was not as good as the previous book I read by David Levithan. I think it is safe to say this book was not the best work of either of these fantastic authors.


2. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

In contrast to Will Grayson, Will Grayson this would be a fantastic book to introduce the fantastic writing style of the wonderful John Green. I loved this book so so much, honestly I am glad this is a quick review because if I had wrote a long review of this book it would quickly turn into a love letter to a book! This book had me laughing from start to finish I just loved it. I also loved the little added bits of information at the bottom of some of the pages, hell I even read the section just on Colin's formula at the back I loved it so much. I loved Hassan and Colin but especially Hassan. Why do I love John Green's secondary characters better than the protagonists? Honestly just a fabulous book definitely 5 stars!

3. Girl With a Guitar by Caisey Quinn

I read this book ages ago so excuse the lack of memory on my part. I remember really liking this book although I found the male protagonist a bit of an ass apart from when he was with his sisters. I don't remember what happened but I remember thinking that he was being overly harsh on Kylie. Obviously this book is set in the south of America and is all about country music so I obviously loved that aspect, and the fact that the male protagonist was an all american country singer made up for his faults. Basically good book 3.5-4 stars (only because I can't remember enough of it to warrant any higher)

4+5 City of Bones and City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

I am loving these books I'm reading City of Glass at the moment and I am flying through this series. Because I am reading this series so quickly I will not be able to keep up with the reviews. Sooooo I am just going to say right now that I am loving this series so much! I am planning on doing one long post on the whole series, similar to my Wanted Series post; on that I will discuss favourite characters, favourite book, favourite cover and other fun stuff like that. So look out for that.


That's me pretty much back up to date so as I said look out for The Mortal Instruments post and have a good day :).



Monday, 7 October 2013

Banned Books

Is it just me or are you hearing more and more about banned books and opinions etc. everywhere! I know I missed banned books week but I thought I'd through in my two cents on the subject anyway.

Firstly here is a list of books I am personally find ludicrous:


  1. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
  2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
  3. Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison 
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling
  5. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  7. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  8. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  9. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  10. Charlotte's Web by E.B White

^And that's only to name a few!

   Firstly I don't agree with the idea of banning books. I don't think people should be restricted to what they are able to read, especially when it's for reasons like "it included the word black in the title" (reason why Black Beauty was banned in South Africa during the apartheid) or it included "racial content, profanity, and references to rape" (reason why To Kill a Mockingbird was banned) in my mind these are not valid reasons to ban books.
   Secondly I think the whole idea of banning books is flawed. Surely if you don't people to read about a certain topic then surely banning a book and making it the forbidden fruit won't help, surely that will only make people want to read the book even more.
   Then the actual books they ban are insane! I mean To Kill a Mockingbird is a book I studied at school (which was a religious school I might add)it is a classic piece of literature that I feel is in so many lists of books you have to read and is honestly one of the few books I read in school that I really enjoyed. The same goes for The Catcher in the the Rye and Of Mice and Men also. And may I just say Charlotte's Web should never be banned because it is a book I grew up with and that I read at a very young age and found nothing wrong with it and I cannot for the life of me see a reason to ban this book.
   Lastly to finish the rant I think there is a far better solution then banning books. I understand why people may want books such as Perks of Being a Wallflower, 13 Reasons Why and Fifty Shades of Grey to be banned because I admit the content of these books is more mature and can contain scenes that may upset some people such as suicide, drugs, explicit sex etc. I understand this because I personally wouldn't want my 10 year old sisters reading any of these books right now as the content is not appropriate for them but in saying that I think there is a simple solution that is not as drastic as banning the books completely. I think that books should be clearly sectioned and labeled explicitly saying that the book contains scenes such as... so that no one goes into the book unaware that it contains... But for those people who want books banned because they "support homosexuality" or "don't support racism" I am not even going to comment because that will cause a whole other rant!

Share your view on Book Banning.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

7 Deadly Sins Book Tag

Again another tag. I really enjoyed doing the last one plus I've been watching a lot of them on youtube. I don't know where this tag was originly done but I watched it on Katytastic's channel (Click Here to watch that). On with the questions!


Greed- What is your most inexpensive book? What is your most expensive book?

Inexpensive- I not counting kindle book (because half of the kindle books I own are under £1) I will hae to go with "Bridgit Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding" and "True Believer by Nicholas Sparks". Both of which I got at a car boot sale for like 50p

Expensive- Honestly I don't know because most of the books I own are paperback with range from generally £4-£6 so I am going to have to go with a book I got as a gift even though it's cheating and I don't know how much it actually was but I am going with my "Roald  Dahl Treasury" it's a pretty big hardback that at a guess I'd say was £12-£15

Wrath-What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?

I don't know..... You can tell I've gave this tag a lot of thought :). Maybe Jacqueline Wilson because on one hand I grew up reading her books and at one point I had read every book she had ever written so I love her because of that. However, I hate that now that I'm older I pick up some of her books and can't help but roll my eyes in parts because I've just almost out grown them which I absolutely hate and I would love for her to write Y/A books or even more middle grade books.

Gluttony- What book have you deliciously devoured over and over again, with no remorse whatsoever?

Easy "The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky". I have read that book about 6 or 7 times and seen them film after I re read the book each time I love it! One book I have read over and over that I have a little bit of shame of now is "Twilight" and "Breaking Dawn". Both books I read twice before the films and I would read the whole series again before each fine and I will admit "Twilight" and "Breaking Dawn" I have read about 8 times.

Sloth- What book have you neglected reading due to laziness?

That would be 2 box set's I have: "Shakespeare's best works" and "Oxford's Children's Classics". I just look at the books in both sets and think I could read you now or I could go on amazon and order books that I'll get in 3 days. Then I always do the latter. These books will be read but just not anytime soon.

Pride- What book do you most talk about in order to sound like a very intellectual reader?

"Of Mice and Men" and "To Kill a Mockingbird" because I loved both of these books in school and watched videos where people analyse them. So because I have studied these books in great depth I can have a reasonably intelligent in depth discussion on both of these.

Lust- What attributes do you find most attractive in male or female characters?

For male characters humour mainly especially sarcasm also intelligence but I will admit any Southern American man will fit whether he has these characteristics or not. For female characters again humour but also a girl who is strong and independent.

Envy- What books would you most like to receive as a gift?

The only books I probably wouldn't buy for myself but would like would be either collector's editions of books I already own or old antique poetry books or fairy tales because I see photos of them all the time on tumblr and go all "Oh me gurd.... BOOKGASM" But I would probably never actually by them for myself.


That is it I hope you enjoyed it and send me other tags you want me to do because I love doing them. Have a nice day I'll talk to you later.


Sunday, 29 September 2013

Books I Read in September

Considering the fact that I went back to school this month and have been helping my sister move I think I did quit well. If I have written a review on a book I will link it otherwise if you are interested comment and I will write a review for that book.

Physical Books I've Read:


  1. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  2. The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
  3. Soulmates by Holly Bourne
  4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Kindle Books I've Read:
  1. Girl with a Guitar by Caisey Quinn

Yeah. That was pitiful looking back on it but as you can see from my To Be Read Pile to the right I have quite a few books to get reading, plus I'm back at school so that means library books :)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher Review


   Yet again Lucy Christopher has written a nail biting, thrilling novel that kept you guessing right until the end. I absolutely loved the Killing Woods I couldn't put it down!This book was truly fantastic. I loved how we were kept guessing until the last hundred pages. I was never sure of where the plot was going or when the next twist would happen. Lucy Christopher made me feel suspicious of everyone I never knew who to trust. The switching view points enhanced this as on one side we hear Emily's thoughts and then on the other hand we have Damon's thoughts and because their thoughts were so different you are left grasping on to any information you can get to put this jigsaw together. The twist at the end was so unexpected and honestly I just loved this book. It was fast paced and thrilling and kept me turning the pages. In short another fantastic book.

*Let Spoilers Commence*

As I said honestly this book had me guessing the whole time at first I thought oh it's Emily's Dad then I thought no definitely Damon then I thought Joe is shifty I bet it's him I swear I suspected Emily at one point! But not once did I suspect who the killer actually was not once. That was such a surprise. Another other surprise was how she died. I loved how Lucy showed the danger of that kind of "high" because honestly I didn't expect it.

5 out of 5


Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by lovereading.co.uk but all views are my own 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Reading Habits Tag

Hey!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while honestly I haven't been making an awful lot of time for reading lately but I don't want to leave you hanging. I was watch Bookables Youtube channel the other day and I saw her do this tag (here is a link to her video) so I figured why not do it! Let me know if you like these kinds of posts for me to do as fillers in between reviews. Without further ado lets get started.

1.)Do you have a certain place at home for reading?


Yes I always read in my bedroom because I can't read with other people around. So I either read on my bed or I set up cushions on the floor at the bottom of my bed and make a little reading nest.

2.)Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I tend to use a bookmark because I have a ton of bookmarks lying about my room that were gifts or I've taken from a library etc. But if I'm out and about I'll use a bit of paper because I don't carry bookmarks with me.

3.)Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I can just stop reading if I have to eg. if I'm reading on a bus I'll stop reading when I have to get off. Other than that I always like to finish the chapter I'm reading at that time.

4.)Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, I almost always have a cup of coffee while I'm reading and I sometimes eat a biscuit but I wouldn't eat a dinner or something like that while reading. If  I eat while reading it will be a snack.

5.)Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

99.9% of the time I will listen to music whilst reading as a rule. I know some people don't like doing that but honestly blocking out external noise with music helps me create a little bubble where I can submerge myself in the world of the book. I can't watch T.V though.

6.) One book at a time or several at once?

Usually I read one book at a time but lately I've been reading two books at a time. Also if I have a book on my Kindle I will tend to read a physical book as well.

7.)Reading at home or everywhere?

I read anywhere! As a rule of thumb I have a book anywhere I go, as I said before I read in the bus I also read in the car or in a coffee shop or restaurant. Basically I'll read anywhere as long as I'm not with someone who would want to talk to me ie. a friend. 

8.)Reading out lout or silently in your head?

In my head all the time except if there is a word I don't know then I'll say it aloud to help me understand it.

9.)Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I do skip pages at times, sometimes when the description of the forest goes on for 2-4 pages I'll just skim it quickly or skip it altogether. I don't read ahead or read the last page though.

10.)Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Honestly it depends how much I like the book or the size of the book, because when reading books that are 500-700 pages long it's nearly impossible not to break the spine and if I hate the book I'll be like "I don't care if you fall apart."

11.)Do you write in your books?

No! No! No! No! No! That is defacing the book and I hate that. I have never in my life written on a book even as a child. It drives me up the wall when I see tumblr posts where someones scribbled out the whole page bar three words or highlighting asdfghjkl I just can't I want to scream. Don't even get me started on people who carve books into shapes or carve a hiding place in them. 


So that's that tag finished I hope you enjoyed it if you answer these questions leave me a comment letting me know. I promise a book review will be up soon.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Soulmates


^Can I start by saying the cover is beautiful!!!!^


This book was amazing I couldn't put it down! It's fast paced and so intriguing!!!!!!I loved this book so much I can't even describe it. I loved Poppy as a main character she was funny and I loved her sarcasm and then there's Noah and I don't need to elaborate on that because you will love him. I loved the new view point on soulmates and what happens when you find them. It is such an original idea and really stands out in the crowd. I loved the changing view points and the weird version of our world Holly created. And I have to say that this book went in a completely different direction then I thought it would go. To some the book up in a word it's unbelievable!

*Spoilers start now*

    I loved the twist Holly made in this book. Soulmates are so powerful they destroy the world it's crazy it took every pre-conceived thought out of my head and through it out the window! I can't describe how much this book shook me. I hated Anita and her cynical idea on love but at the same time understood her bitterness.
    Was I the only one who hated Ruth? My favourite part of the whole book was in the beginning when Poppy turned to Noah and said "Oh by the way she had clamydia twice" That was fabulous I died laughing. This book was so funny. But oh can we talk about the ending talk about tragic step aside Romeo and Juliet we have a new winner. I mean knowing that your soulmate is out there and you know who they are but also knowing that you can never ever see them again and living on anyway. That had me in tears and I don't cry at books often!

Yeah this book was awesome and you should definitely check it out!

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Lovereading.co.uk but all opinions are my own

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Stolen by Lucy Christopher



For the Non-Spoiler section I will say I was surprised by this book. As you can probably guess from my past book reviews this book is a lot darker than I would normally read but I still found it amazing! It was fast paced in the beginning, it did slow down in the middle but the end was just crazy! I did not expect the ending. I love Gemma she is amazing and so calm compared to what I'd be. This book also had me thinking a lot about what you normally think of in a kidnapping.

*Spoilers Commence Now*

   Now if your like me when reading the word kidnapped you thought, "God she's going to be held in some basement, starved, raped or even sold on the black market." But no that is almost the complete opposite of what happened. I am also not going to lie I kind of like Ty. I know he's her kidnapper and I really shouldn't because I mean he kidnapped her! But he was so sweet he let her run away like 4 times and always saved her from dying afterwards. He never abused her and he looked after her and yes I know he stole her and it wasn't right but still. I loved hearing about him and why he took her and when you take into consideration his past and everything you can see why he thought he was protecting her and I know it's wrong but I... understand in a way... I don't know I'm so confused. This book has me thinking so much and on one hand I know it's wrong but on the other it was just so beautiful. I can't explain my feelings towards Ty well because I sound like I have Stockholm Syndrom too. Lucy Christopher did an excellent job writting this because I find myself having the same battle Gemma has at the end of the book.
    I loved the setting in the desert and when they got the camel I loved her. I know it's a camel but still she was such a good symbol of what was happening to Gemma. Oh let's talk about the ending I was not expecting Ty to take her to the mine site. I know Ty said earlier on in the book that he would let her go but I almost didn't believe him or I thought she'd want to stay. Clearly I thought the book was going to end completely differently even though I knew in the back of my mind she'd end up back with her family.

This book just has me so conflicted in myself because I just don't know I'm questioning everything I've ever thought on kidnappers and situations. Lucy Christopher I raise my hat to you because you wrote one hell of a good book. I sound stupid so I'll leave it there but seriously let me know what you thought of Ty!


Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by lovereading.co.uk but all thoughts are my own.  

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Wanted Series by Kelly Elliott Talk!

As I promised in my Faithful review I am going to talk all about the Wanted series by Kelly Elliott. So I know this will be a long post so lets get started.

Favourites!!!


Favourite Male: Josh without a doubt! He is hilarious and so sweet and just amazing! I know that can be said for every male but in my opinion Josh is the best and I would love to steal him from Heather because he's just awesome. 

Favourite Female: Ari! This girl is so feisty and funny and just bad ass. I would love to be her! God I just love her!

Favourite Couple: Ellie and Gunner. They are just the obvious winners they are so perfect together and I feel as though there was never any doubt about them being together in any of the books. Nothing phases them with every other couple there were moments (mostly in the epilogues) that you got genuinely scared they wouldn't make it. However,  with Ellie and Gunner you never get that ever!

Favourite Minor Character: This has to be a tie between Elizabeth (Josh's Mum) or Gramps (Gunner's Granda). On one hand I want to say Elizabeth because she is so funny and she is so great with Heather treating her like a daughter and giving her the kind of motherly advice that Heather can no longer get from her mum. Then on the other hand Gramps is so good and he treats everyone like one of his own and he is so innocently funny walking in to everyone's houses at inappropriate times he makes me smile.

Favourite Book: Easy hands down Faithful.

Favourite Cover:


^I mean look how pretty ^


Onto the Books

Wanted (Book 1): Loved this book honestly I read it ages ago so I can't remember every detail but I remember loving it. I loved Ellie and felt for her in the situation where her Mum's words would affect her. Then Gunner is Gunner you can't not love him it's impossible! One thing I remember thinking was that they got married so quickly (same with all the characters actually) I mean Ellie was 18-19 and Gunner was still in University and that seemed a little young for me. But when you know you know right?

Saved (Book 2): I loved this book especially since I love Ari so much and I got to see so much more of her in this book. There was a lot more drama in this book and so many twists my head was spinning and that ending!!!!!! 

Faithful (Book 3): You can read my full review here. In summery loved this book it was by far my favourite 5/5!

Cherished (Book 4)unrealsed: I am excited about this book and also very curious because we don't hear much on Jessie or Scott in any of the last three books so I am excited to see what their characters are like after more development. However, I am very worried we won't see as much of Ellie,Gunner,Ari,Jeff, Heather or Josh as Jessie and Scott aren't close to them. But that also means new characters will be introduced I for one want to see more of Jessie's brothers.



 So that's it so far on the Wanted series :( you won't be getting a post on this until next year when Cherished comes out so farewell for now Wanted series.




Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Books I read in August

Here is a quick summary of all the books I read in the month of August. I will also add the link to any reviews I have of these books.


Kindle Book Reads:

  1. Chasing Beautiful by Pamela Ann
  2. Saved by Kelly Elliott
  3. Time Out by Leah Spiegel
  4. Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester
  5. Fallen Crest High by Tijan
  6. Fallen Crest Family by Tijan
  7. Faithful by Kelly Elliott
  8. The Selection by Kiera Cass


Physical Book Reads:

So Yes I read quite a lot of books this month but keep in mind that was the last month of summer. I have began school so my posts will be few and far between as I simply won't be reading as much.