Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Title: Ultraviolet
Author: R.J. Anderson
Published by: Orchard
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 410
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



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

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.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori -- the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

Review:

This book was amazing! It made me laugh, cry, smile and scream at the characters. It was just amazing. I didn’t really know what to expect when I started reading this book but the summary had gripped me so bad that I had to read it and I wasn’t disappointed when I finished it.
I’ve haven’t read any of R.J. Anderson’s other book but straight away I liked her writing style, it was clear and straight to the point.

I loved Alison’s character she was very unique and well rounded and I loved how she was able to hear colours and see sounds etc, it made the story different from anything else I’ve read and I loved it. Faraday… I loved Faraday so much, he just seemed like a small character and the BAM he’s one of the most important character in there, when I started reading I didn’t see that coming, but I glad that he was!

The plot was fast paced and easy to follow, the characters had depth and were realistic, the writing was amazing and the story was extraordinary. A story that will keep you guessing and a romance that you will fall in love with, if you see this book you have to buy and read it because you will not be disappointed… believe me!

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

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

R.J. Anderson's website

Monday, 27 June 2011

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys

Title: Between Shades of Grey
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Published by: Puffin Books
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 344
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



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

Goodreads summary:

Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously—and at great risk—documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

Review:

This novel was so moving. I knew that it was going to make me cry and it did but it was just amazing. I’ve been writing this review over and over again because I can’t find the right words to do this novel justice, but I’m going to try.

Between Shades of Grey was a real eye opener to how things were for people in camps, yeah we have a basic image of how they lived and what they went through, but this novel shows all their struggles, their happy moments, their hopes and their losses. It shows you the parts that we shy away from and makes it real.

The characters were well rounded and easy to relate too. Lina was so strong and yet she had her flaws and she grew and matured as the novel went on and that makes her more of a character that people can like.

It had a good plot and was beautifully written, and unbelievably good story that will stay with you long after you have read the last page.

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

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Ruta Sepetys' website

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Winner of the Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop!!!

First of all thank you all for entering the the giveaway!!!


And now the winner of one copy of 'Ultraviolet' by R.J. Anderson and I have also put in two (2) 'Precious Cargo' by Peter Luther bookmarks in is...

Alexandria Theo congratulations!!!!!!

I have sent out an email and if there is no reply within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop!!!



The Midsummer's Eve Giveaway Hop!!!

I have one great giveaway today and there will be one winner.


Giveaway:



One paperback copy of 'Ultraviolet' by R.J. Anderson to giveaway to one person.

Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is open on Tuesday 21st June and closes Friday 24Th June at midnight. The winner will be announced on Saturday 25Th June.
It's open to everyone!

Fill out this form to enter:

Form Closed.


After you have entered my giveaway hop to another giveaway on the list:

Saturday, 18 June 2011

On My Wishlist (#30)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

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

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This one sounds so amazing I can't wait for it to come out!!!



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

Goodreads summary:

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that 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 in seat 18B. Hadley's in 18A.

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

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Hades is in it... enough said.



Sirenz
Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Bickering frenemies Meg and Shar are doing some serious damage at a midnight sample sale when they find themselves arguing over a pair of shoes—with fatal consequences. One innocent bystander later, the girls are suddenly at the mercy of Hades—the god of the underworld—himself. To make them atone for what they’ve done, Hades forces the teens to become special-assignment Sirens, luring to the Underworld any individual whose unholy contract is up.

But just because they have an otherworldly part-time job now doesn’t mean Meg and Shar can ignore life’s drudgeries (work) or pleasures (fashion!). Finding that delicate balance between their old and new responsibilities turns out to be harder than they expected, especially when an entire pantheon of Greek deities decides to get involved. Then there’s the matter of the fine print in their contracts . . .

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It has a character with my name in it :P plus it's sounds awsome!



The Lipstick laws
Amy Holder
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone's life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her. For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don't even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney's table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity. But Britney's friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?

Friday, 17 June 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#18) & Follow Friday (#19)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've 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: “How many books are currently in your To-Be-Read (TBR) Pile?”

My answer:

I have exactly 101 books in my To-Be-Read pile at the moment!
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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. Genre Wars! What's your favorite genre and which book in that genre made it your favorite?

My answer:

YA of course! At the moment I would have to say (and I've said this book a LOT) The Host by Stephenie Meyer!

Friday, 10 June 2011

quick note

Book Geek Central isn't going to be having any posts this weekend, sorry guys. I have such a busy weekened and I really haven't got any time to add any posts.

Also I'm sorry there wasn't any posts up on Monday and Tuesday and that was becuase I had to reviece for exams and also I couldn't get my bookshelve tour to load up on YouTube.

So, I will be back on Monday and posts will be as normal, but Thursday's post might not becuase I have four exams on Friday.

I'll be back soon I promise!

April @ Book Geek Central.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#23)



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

Hourglass
Myra McEntire
14th June 2011



Goodreads summary:

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

In My Mailbox (#16)

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



Bought:

Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

The Dark Devine by Bree Despain
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Saturday, 4 June 2011

On My Wishlist (#29)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

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

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This sounds so cool!!



Fateful
Claudia Gray
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

It's about a servant girl named Tess in 1912, who wants to escape from the house where she works, and most particularly the lecherous young lord of the manor. But that's not her biggest problem. While on a voyage to America, where she plans to escape and start a new life, she meets Alec, who's ruggedly handsome, fabulously wealthy, intelligent and yet so clearly troubled that she'd rather not fall for him, but she does. That also is not her biggest problem. Alec, it turns out, is a werewolf ... one cursed to change every night, unless and until he surrenders his independence and joins the Brotherhood, a pack of violently misogynistic werewolves who have been tracking him for months. You'd think that would be their biggest problem, wouldn't you?

But no. Their biggest problem -- though they don't know it yet -- is that they're aboard the RMS Titanic.

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That cover is beautiful! and it sounds awesome!!



Fury
Elizabeth Miles
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Sometimes sorry isn't enough....

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...

Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.

On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.

Em and Chase have been chosen.

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I love fairytales and to me this sounds a tiny bit like Sleeping Beauty!



A Long, Long Sleep
Anna Sheehan
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Rosalinda Fitzroy has been asleep for sixty-two years when she is woken by a kiss.

Locked away in the chemically induced slumber of a stasis tube in a forgotten sub-basement, sixteen-year-old Rose slept straight through the Dark Times that killed millions and utterly changed the world she knew. Now her parents and her first love are long dead, and Rose -- hailed upon her awakening as the long-lost heir to an interplanetary empire -- is thrust alone into a future in which she is viewed as either a freak or a threat.

Desperate to put the past behind her and adapt to her new world, Rose finds herself drawn to the boy who kissed her awake, hoping that he can help her to start fresh. But when a deadly danger jeopardizes her fragile new existance, Rose must face the ghosts of her past with open eyes -- or be left without any future at all.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Title: Forget You
Author: Jennifer Echols
Published by: MTV Books
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 292
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



Rating: 4- Great!

Goodreads summary:

WHY CAN’T YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU FORGET . . . AND WHAT YOU REMEMBER? There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four- year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. Feeling like her life is about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon. But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people— suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Review:

I absolutely adored Jennifer’s other novel Going Too Far and I couldn’t wait to see what she come up with in Forget You. For me I found it a bit disappointing compared to Going Too Far, but I did enjoy it.

At the start of the novel I thought that the story was a bit slow and then as the story went on I started to get into it more and more especially the last few chapters. I love Jennifer’s writing, when I read her work it’s like the words just flow off the page.

One of the topics that Jennifer has mentioned both in Forget You and Going Too Far is the topic of sex. In this novel it focuses more on the good and the bad that comes from sex. I applaud Jennifer on adding real aspects of teen life into her novel… and yes sex is a part of the teen life for you who didn’t know that.

All of Jennifer’s characters are well round they have traits that you love and hate just as a real person does. For most of the novel I found Zoey’s character to be quite annoying, but Zoey had her reason and I liked how she developed and became a character that I really liked by the end of the novel. I liked Doug’s character he was mysterious and sweet at the same time, I also like how he developed through the novel.

All in all Jennifer made me love her writing and novels once again and I can’t wait to read what she writes next. If you see this book buy it but stick with it all the way through and trust me when I say you will love it.

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

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble

Jennifer Echols' website

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Cover Reveal!



OMG!! I love this cover isn't it beautiful!!



I love it! And this cover will go perfectly with Clockwork Angel!!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Winner of the Splash into Summer giveaway!!

First of all thank you all for entering the the giveaway!!!


And now the winner of one copy of 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer is...

littlepinkstars44 congratulations!!!!!!
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