Monday, 29 November 2010

Review Policy

Reviews posted here on Book Geek Central are post by me and only me. I also post my reviews on Goodreads.

I would be more than happy to receive a books for review and once the book is read I try to get the review posted as soon as possible, but that does not guarantee that all novels will be read, or that I will post a review for ever single one. Though I will try my best.

Types of novels accepted
Book Geek Central is mainly a Young Adult literature blog. Genres that I prefer:

•paranormal
•fantasy
•romance
•chick lit
•contemporary fiction
•mysteries/thrillers
•historical fiction

Types of novels not accepted

•nonfiction: autobiographies/biographies/memoirs
•science fiction
•horror
•titles with religious undertones

I will not accept Adult literature.

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I would also love to host contests, have author interviews/guest blogs, pass out swag, book tours etc.

Contact information: bookgeekcentral(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

Thanks!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge!



The Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren. This is going to be my first year doing the Debut Author Challenge and I can't wait to get started! And how fun are debuts? I just love discovering new authors. Plus there are some fabulous titles coming out in 2011!

To check out the 2011 Debut Author Chellenge click here!

These are some debut book that I plan to read so far for (when I say so far I mean that I will be adding more) Remember when you are reading my list that I am from the UK and some of the titles on it may or may not be released in your country at that time.


Books I've read:

1) Entangled by Cat Clarke

2) Across the Universe by Beth Revis

3) Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

4) Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

5) Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

6) Wither by Lauren DeStefano

7) Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez

8) Divergent by Veronica Roth

9) The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter

10) Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky

In My Mailbox (#2)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

In my mailbox this week I only have one book and it's one that I bought. Here we go!

Bought:
Infinite Days (Vampire Queen #1) by Rebecca Maizel


I love the cover of this book it's a hardcover and the layer that you can remove is like a crisp paper and it just has all the flowers on it, the title of the book and the author but on the actual hard cover cover of the book is just has the girls face and neck! It's so cool!
(Does that even made sense?)

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That's all that I got in my mailbox this week!

In Love with Covers (#7)

In Love with Covers is a new feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.

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I love all the pretty colours of this cover it just makes it look beautifil!



Forgive My Fins (Fins #1)
Tera Lynn Childs
Genre: young-adult, fantasy
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush.

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life.

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love?
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

My Wishlist (#12)

Every Saturday i'm going to be adding one or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too just comment me on what book you really want to see and then it could be on next weeks post!

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places:

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I actually found this book about two minutes before posting this, but it just sounds so cool!



Moonshine
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Genre: paranormal, fantasy, historical fiction
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Imagining vampires at the heart of the social struggles of 1920s, Moonshine blends a tempestuous romance with dramatic historical fiction, populated by a lively mythology inhabiting the gritty New York City streets.

Zephyr Hollis is an underfed, overzealous social activist who teaches night school to the underprivileged of the Lower East Side. Strapped for cash, Zephyr agrees to help a student, the mysterious Amir, who proposes she use her charity worker cover to bring down a notorious vampire mob boss.

What he doesn’t tell her is why. Soon enough she’s tutoring a child criminal with an angelic voice, dodging vampires high on a new blood-based street drug, and trying to determine the real reason behind Amir’s request — not to mention attempting to resist (often unsuccessfully) his dark, inhuman charm.

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I just love the sound of this book it just sounds so fun to read!



Voices of Dragons
Carrie Vaughn
Genre: young adult, urban fantasy
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity's deepest fears: dragons.

Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she's breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she'd rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, the rules are abruptly shattered, and a secret friendship grows between them.

But suspicion and terror are the legacy of human and dragon inter actions, and the fragile truce that has maintained peace between the species is unraveling. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war?

In her young-adult debut, New York Times bestselling author Carrie Vaughn presents a distinctly twenty-first-century tale of myths and machines, and an alliance that crosses a seemingly unbridgeable divide.

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Look at that cover it's just so beautiful and is it me or does it look a bit like the fallen by Lauren Kate's cover? But over than that it sound really good.



Hereafter
Tara Hudson
Genre: Young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Drifting in the dark waters of a mysterious river, the only thing Amelia knows for sure is that she's dead. With no recollection ofher past life - or her actual death - she's trapped alone in a nightmarish existense. All of this changes when she tries to rescue a boy, Joshua, from drowing in her river. As a ghost, she can do nothing but will him to live. Yet in an unforgettable moment of connection she helps him survive.

Amelia and Joshua grow evern closer as they begin to uncover the strange circumstances of her death and the secrets of the dark river that held her captive for so long. But even while they struggle to keep their bond hidden from the living world, a frightening spirit is doing everything in his power to destroy their newfound happiness and drag Amelia back into the ghost world...forever.

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So, tell me what you think of my wishlist for this week? What's on yours?

Sorry that it's up later today guys! I had to go out shopping for warm cloths because I'm going to Germany with my school (even though I didn't pick German when I was given my exam class options) and it meant to be freezing out there at the moment and the day I'm meant to be out there (Wednesday) it meant to be -9'C. Let's hope I don't freeze to death! :)

Friday, 26 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop (6) & Follow Friday (5)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've only done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "What is your favourite book cover?

My answer:
It's so hard to just pick one, but I think at the moment it has to be even:
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh


Between the Sea and Sky: by Jaclyn Dolamore






Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Marked (House of Night #1) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Title: Marked (House of Night #1)
Author: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Published by: ATOM
Genre: young-adult, fantasy
Paperback: 348 pages



Rating: 4- Great!

Goodreads summary:

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampires have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire - that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampire Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new vampire friends.

Review:

I’ve had the first five books of the series on my shelf for a while but never really got around to reading them, but I’m glad that I picked up the first book because I actually found it to be really good and fun read. With this one book I do admire Kristin Cast because even though I’m not sure if P.C. Cast uses some of the language in her other books but I would have never been able to write some (nearly any on second thought) of the swearing and the one very miner sexual part that was made somewhere near the beginning of the book and was used as a constant memory throughout the book with my mother. I would have been so embarrassed if that was me.

There was one main problem that I did find with the book. Yeah, It’s ok to have the occasional celebrity/real person reference but when you use it was like it was in the book it becomes too much, it’s not nice (even though it’s in a book) to have them (the characters) openly saying that they don’t like celebrities like Paris Hilton and Sarah Jessica Parker.

But the character were really entertaining and I did really like Zoey’s friends: the ‘twins’ Erin and Shaunee, Damien and Stevie Rae. Elliott freaked me out when I read one bit about him, plus it was dark, late and I was in bed reading so that might have had something to do with it. And last but not least out of my little character highlight Erik was so cute I loved the school hotty but with that thought who wouldn’t!

Even though this was a great book it was just really getting us to learn about the House of Night and some of the character within. I like the series so far but I am going to be waiting a bit until I move onto the next book in the series.

Plot 4/5
Characters 5/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 4/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
amazon.com
amazon.co.uk

P.C. Cast's website

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#3)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Abandon
by Meg Cabot
Release Date: April 26th 2011



Goodreads summary:

She knows what it's like to die. Now Death wants her back.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce knows what happens to us when we die.

That's how she met John Hayden, the mysterious stranger who's made returning to normal life—or at least life as Pierce knew it before the accident—next to impossible.

Though she thought she escaped him—starting a new school in a whole new place—it turns out she was wrong. He finds her.

What does John want from her? Pierce thinks she knows... just like she knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly Heaven. But she can't stay away from him, either, especially since he's always there when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most.

But if she lets herself fall any further, she might find herself back in the place she fears the most.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

In My Mailbox (#1)



In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

I'm sick at the moment so I really can't be bother to go and get all the books off the shelves and take a picture (lazy I know right?). So for this week i'm just going to make a list of all the books I got in my mailbox.

Review:
A SPY AT HOME by Joseph M. Rinaldo
Pirates and Politics by Joseph M. Rinaldo
(Both sent to me by the aurthor, thanks Joseph!)

Bought:
I did order four books out of my birthday money from my moms and my grandparent also bought me four books (two becuase they missed my birthday 'cause they went on holiday and the other two because just finished two exams). So I also had a trip to the bookstore!

(I bought)
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
Once a Witch (Witch #1) by Carolyn MacCullough
The Body Finder (The Body Finder #1) by Kimberly Derting
Nevermore (Nevermore #1) by Kelly Creagh

(Grandparents bought)
Love You to Death & High Stakes (Mediator, #1-2) by Meg Cabot
Evermore (The Immortals #1) by Alyson Noel
Glass Houses (The Morganville Vampires #1) by Rachel Caine
Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger
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That's all that I got in my mailbox this week!

In Love with Covers (#6)

In Love with Covers is a new feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.
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I love the waves... and just the entire cover! Beautiful!



Between the Sea and Sky
Jaclyn Dolamore
Genre: Young-adult, fantasy
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her sister as a siren, the highest calling a mermaid can have. But when her sister runs away to the mainland, reportedly to elope with a human, Esmerine is sent to retrieve her.
Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily through the streets of New Sweeling. There, she will come upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood - Alandare, a boy, now a man, who belongs to a winged race of people. Together, Esmerine and Alandare put aside their differences to find her sister, and in the process discover a love that cannot be bound by land, sea, or air.

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love?
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

My Wishlist (#11)

Every Saturday i'm going to be adding one or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too just comment me on what book you really want to see and then it could be on next weeks post!

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places:

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This book sounded interested, the cover looked really cool and I thought that it just sound a hint different.



Babe in Boyland
Jody Gehrman
Genre: young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Natalie, a seventeen-year-old former drama club member who now writes a relationship column for her school newspaper, decides to go undercover as a student at an all-boys boarding school so that she can figure out what guys are really like.

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Love love love the cover!



Exposed
Kimberly Marcus
Genre: Young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

In the dim light of the darkroom, I'm alone, but not for long.
As white turns to gray, Kate is with me.
The background of the dance studio blurred, so the focus is all on her
legs extended in a perfect soaring split.
The straight line to my squiggle,
my forever-best friend.

Sixteen-year-old Liz Grayson is photogirl—sharp, focused and ready to take the world by storm with her camera. But Liz's entire life is called into question when her brother is accused of a crime—and the accuser is Liz's own best friend. As the aftershocks from that accusation rip through Liz's world, everything she thought she knew about photography, family, friendship and herself, shifts out of focus. And for the first time in her life, Liz finds herself unable to trust her own point of view. Told in stunning, searingly raw free verse, Exposed is Kimberly Marcus's gut-wrenching, riveting debut and will appeal to fans of Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson and Virginia Euwer Wolff.

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I read the summary and fell in love. I can't wait to read this book!



Sleepless
Cyn Balog
Genre: Young-adult, fantasy, paranormal
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Eron DeMarchelle isn't supposed to feel this connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce his human charges to sleep. Though he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to do so. After all, becoming too involved in one human's life could prevent him from helping others get their needed rest.

But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia, a lonely girl with fiery red hair and sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. In the past, Eron has broken rules to protect Julia, but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't reach her. Eron's time as a Sandman is coming to a close, and his replacement doesn't seem to care about his charges. Worse, Julia is facing dangers she doesn't recognize, and Eron, as he transitions back to being human, may be the only one who can save her. . . .

Even once they've become human again, Sandmen are forbidden to communicate with their charges. But Eron knows he won't be able to forget Julia. Will he risk everything for a chance to be with the girl he loves?

Cyn Balog's follow-up to Fairy Tale has more wit, more supernatural delights, and more star-crossed romance! Teen girls will love this story of a Sandman who falls in love with his human charge.

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So, tell me what you think of my wishlist so far? What's on yours?

Friday, 19 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop (5) & Follow Friday (4)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've only done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!"

My answer: I'm not able to answer the holiday traditions part of the question because I live in the UK and we don't have a Thanksgiving. But I am most thankful for my loving family and my crazy friends, who except me for all my crazyness and my faults no matter what. And for my blogger friends and followers, who always make me smile when they comment or send me messages! :)





Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

How long have you been book blogging??

My answer: I've had this blog since July so that's 4 months, but but I didn't really start blogging on it properly until September so that's 2 months. Whatever one you think is best i'll go with. :P

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Night World, No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate (Night World, #4-6) by L.J. Smith

Title: Night World, No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate (Night World, #4-6)
Author: L.J. Smith
Published by: Hodder Children's Books
Genre: Young-adult, paranormal romance
Paperback: 535 pages



Rating: 5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

Goodreads summary:

The Night World is a secret society of vampires, werewolves, witches and creatures of darkness - a place too dangerous to fall in love.

In Dark Angel, Angel saves Gillian from death in the icy wilderness and then offers to make her the most popular girl at school. But what does he want in return?

In The Chosen, vampire killer Rashel is torn between her feelings for her soulmate, Quinn, and her loathing for his thirst for human blood. She loves him, but is that enough?

In Soulmate, Hannah's true love - Lord of the Night World, has come back into her life and reignited her passion. But her joy is threatened by the return of an ancient army ...

Review:

I really enjoyed the Night World volume two. It’s contains stories four(4) to six(6) in the Night World series: Dark Angel, The Chosen and Soulmate . Each of the three stories is once again unique story of forbidden love. Every time I read one I wanted to read the next. I think I must have fallen in love with nearly all of main male characters in each of the stories all over again.

The first story in this book is Dark Angel, the first line did catch my eye and made me want to read on but then after a while the story started to lose its spark. There was just something about Gillian’s character that got on my nerves and the way that Angel just kept pushing her to do stuff like cut her own hair and other things also got on my nerves. But I did like the ending. This story has to be my least favourite in this book.

The second story in this book is The Chosen, I did enjoy this story it had good characters, a good plot and a good romance but I wish that there was more of Quinn in the story and just a bit more romance since there was only about two maybe three good connecting/romance moments in the story. But the story was fast paced and kept me wanting to turn the pages.

The third story in this book is Soulmate, this was my second favourite story in this volume. I did really enjoy the story and thought that the romance was very sweet and I also loved the story of Thierry’s past; his past also gave insight to some other parts of the novel and of the Night World. And also the parts where Hannah was seeing herself as Hanna of the Three Rivers and herself in some of her past lives was very cool and insightful. Loved the ending of the story and it was also a great way to end volume two.

Plot 5/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

L.J. Smith's website

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (#2)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Ultraviolet
by R.J. Anderson
Release Date: May 5th 2011



Goodreads summary:

Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.

This is not her story.

Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

In Love with Covers (#5)

In Love with Covers is a new feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.
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I think that this cover is simple but beautiful. I love her eyes!



The Day Before
Lisa Schroeder
Genre: young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Sometimes there's no turning back.

Amber's life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of her family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.

Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell that he's also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.

The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she's drawn to him. And the more she's troubled by his darkness. Because Cade's not just living in the now--he's living each moment like it's his last.

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love?
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

My Wishlist (#10)

Every Saturday i'm going to be adding one or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too just comment me on what book you really want to see and then it could be on next weeks post!

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places:

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I love the summary and the cover is just beautiful!



Future Imperfect
K. Ryer Breese
Genre: young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Ade Patience can see the future. Pretty cool, right? But there’s one small problem. During his latest vision, he sees himself murdering a classmate from his high school.

When 17-year-old Ade Patience knocks himself nconscious, he can see the future. However, he’s also addicted to the high he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while he’s seen things he’s wanted to change, Ade knows The Rule: You can’t change the future, no matter how hard you try.

His memory is failing, his grades are in a death spiral, and
both Ade’s best friend and his shrink are begging him to stop before he kills himself. Luckily, the stunning Vauxhall Rodolfo recently transferred to his school and, just like Ade saw in a vision two years previously, they’re destined to fall in love. It’s just the motivation Ade needs to kick his habit. Only... things are a bit more complicated than that. Vauxhall has a powerful addiction of her own. And after a vision in which Ade sees himself murdering someone, he realizes he must break the one rule he’s been told he can’t.

Ade and Vauxhall must overcome their addictions and embrace their love for each other in order to do the impossible: change the future.

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It just sound so good!



Darkness Becomes Her (Gods & Monsters #1)
Kelly Keaton
Genre: young-adult, paranormal
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Ari can’t help feeling lost and alone. With teal eyes and freakish silver hair that can’t be changed or destroyed, Ari has always stood out. And after growing up in foster care, she longs for some understanding of where she came from and who she is.

Her search for answers uncovers just one message from her long dead mother: Run. Ari can sense that someone, or something, is getting closer than they should. But it’s impossible to protect herself when she doesn’t know what she’s running from or why she is being pursued.

She knows only one thing: she must return to her birthplace of New 2, the lush rebuilt city of New Orleans. Upon arriving, she discovers that New 2 is very...different. Here, Ari is seemingly normal. But every creature she encounters, no matter how deadly or horrifying, is afraid of her.

Ari won’t stop until she knows why. But some truths are too haunting, too terrifying, to ever be revealed.

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I found this on Goodreads a couple of weeks ago and I thought that it sounded fab, hopfully i'll have my own copie soon!



Siren (Siren #1)
Tricia Rayburn
Genre: young-adult, fantasy
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Sands is afraid of everything—the dark, heights, the ocean—but her fearless older sister, Justine, has always been there to coach her through every challenge. That is, until Justine goes cliff-diving one night near the family’s vacation house in Maine, and her lifeless body washes up on shore the next day.

Though her parents hope that they’ll be able to find closure back in Boston, Vanessa can’t help feeling that her sister’s death wasn’t an accident. After discovering that Justine was keeping a lot of secrets, Vanessa returns to Winter Harbor, hoping that Justine’s boyfriend might know more. But Caleb has been missing since Justine’s death.

Soon, it’s not just Vanessa who’s afraid. All of Winter Harbor is abuzz with anxiety when another body washes ashore, and panic sets in when the small town becomes host to a string of fatal, water-related accidents in which all the victims are found, horrifically, grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa turns to Caleb’s brother, Simon, for help, and begins to find herself drawn to him. As the pair try to understand the sudden rash of creepy drownings, Vanessa uncovers a secret that threatens her new romance—and will change her life forever.

A seductive paranormal romance full of unexpected twists, Siren is certain to make a big summer splash.

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So, tell me what you think of my wishlist so far? What's on yours?

Friday, 12 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop (4) & Follow Friday (3)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've only done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?"

My answer: Yes, I always have to read the first book in the series because I want to be up to date and not miss any important events. It's part of my personal policy to read a series from the beginning no matter how much I want to read that book.





Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

What is your usual monthly book budget?

My answer: My budget is about £30-40 when it's a good month and I even have money or my mum is in a good mood. I'm only a student remember. But otherwise I normaly buy used or books that are on offer or online.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Crescendo
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Young-adult,fantasy, angel
Hardcover: 427 pages



Rating: 5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

Goodreads summary:

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

Review:

I loved it. I loved it, I loved it! As you can see this was very very close to a ten. But it that didn’t quite make it a ten because for me personally even though I hate comparing different book series and authors, some parts of the book felt similar to New Moon by Stephenie Meyer in the way that Nora felt, it was like she was having a Bella/Edward emotions thing in one.

In this book I thought that the character grew and with some came into their own, like Vee for example all you know about her in the first book is that she’s Nora’s best friend that is a bit chubby, has big boobs and liked to eat. But in this nook her character grew and I ended up really liking her.

Even though I thought that the ending was a really good way to end the book, I did shout at the book for a minute, while my mother gave me funny looks because I didn’t want it to end, I wanted to reads what happened next not get massive cliff hanger!

Becca did a fabulas job with the emotions that Nora was going through (even though it did sometimes get on my nerves) and reading it made me feel as if I was able to feel them myself. I didn’t really now what to expect from this book, I didn’t want to set my expectation to high because the first book was so good, but I loved it I just couldn’t get enough of Patch and Nora.

Plot 5/5
Characters 5/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Becca Fitzpatrick's website

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

quick note

Hey guys!
Sorry that I haven't had any reviews up lately I have been so busy and still am, so just for this week there won't be any reviews because i just haven't got the time to write them up. Sorry again.
And there won't be a 'Waiting on Wednesday' because it's my birthday tomorrow and I won't be able to get to a computer all day!
But everything else will be as normal! :)
Exams are killing me and I just had a two(2) hour maths paper this morning and have another maths one on Friday aswell a biology exam. So have to keep revising!

Sorry again guys!
love April

Sunday, 7 November 2010

In Love with Covers (#4)

In Love with Covers is a new feature here on Book Geek Central and will take place every Sunday. The first thing that I look at when looking for books is the cover. The cover is the primary reason that I pick up a book. This feature highlights gorgeous covers of books I've seen either around the blogosphere or at the bookshop.
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I don't know exactly why I love this cover but there is just something about it that makes me love it!



Through Her Eyes
Jennifer Archer
Genre: Young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Sixteen-year-old Tansy Piper moves with her grandfather and her mother, a horror writer, to the setting of her mother's next book--a secluded house outside of a tiny, desolate West Texas town. Lonely and upset over the move, Tansy escapes into her photography and the dark, seductive poems she finds hidden in the cellar, both of which lure her into the mind and world of a mysterious, troubled young man who died sixty years earlier.

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Thanks for checking out this weeks In Love with Covers I hope you liked my cover loves. What your most recent cover love?
I hope that you'll be back for next weeks In Love with Covers!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop (3) & Follow Friday (2)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've only done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog?"

My answer: To be honest I hate losing followers because it makes me feel like i'm doing something wrong and I have stopped following a blog before and for me it can be a hard thing to do because I don't like it when people do it to me.






Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

Who are your favorite authors?

My answer: This is a hard one I have so many favourite authors! My favourite authors have to be J.K. Rowling, L.J. Smith, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jane Austen and one that some of who won't like Stephenie Meyer. Those are just some of my favourite authors I have many many more.

My Wishlist (#9)

Every Saturday i'm going to be adding one or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too just comment me on what book you really want to see and then it could be on next weeks post!

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads and other places:

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I found the third book in the series and thought that it sounded really good and then I wanted to read the series and this is the first book.



The Iron King (Iron Fey #1)
Julie Kagawa
Genre: young-adult, fantasy, paranormal
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined--the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy . . . and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

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This isn't one of my normal reads but when i read the summary I thought that it sounded very interesting and want to read what happened to make her want to do the things she did.



Thirteen Reasons Why
Jay Asher
Genre: young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier.

On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.

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I don't really know what to say about this book other than I want it!



So Shelly
Ty Roth
Genre: young-adult
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron. That is, until their mutual friend, Shelly, drowns in a sailing accident.

After stealing Shelly's ashes from her wake at Trinity Catholic High School, the boys set a course for the small Lake Erie island where Shelly's body had washed ashore and to where she wished to be returned. It would be one last "so Shelly" romantic quest. At least that's what they think. As they navigate around the obstacles and resist temptations during their odyssey, Keats and Gordon glue together the shattered pieces of Shelly's and their own pasts while attempting to make sense of her tragic and premature end.

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So, tell me what you think of my wishlist so far? What's on yours?

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday (1)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



"Oh, God, I'm sorry I_" I broke off, wondering whether it was okay to say 'God'. Would Nerferet, a High Priestess who wore her Goddess Mark so proudly? Hell, would I offend Nyx? Oh, God. What about saying 'hell'? It was my favourite cuss word ever.

page 61 'Marked (House of Night, #1)' by P.C. and Kristin Cast
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