Sunday, 31 July 2011

In My Mailbox (#19)

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



Review:

Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner by Dalya Moon

Bought:

Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
Dark Angel by Eden Maguire
Time Riders by Alex Scarrow
Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Forbidden by Jana Oliver

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Author Interview: Dalya Moon



Goodreads summary:

Charlie Woodchuck is the most minor of niners. She’s the youngest girl at Snowy Cove High School, and so clueless, she wore leg warmers and acid-wash jeans on her first day. Big mistake! Almost as big a mistake as signing up for a boys-only shop class.

Just when she thinks the first week of high school can't get any weirder, Charlie discovers she may be adopted. According to the genetics section in her Science textbook, her eyes should be blue, not brown.

Before she graduates from the ninth grade, the girl with the boy's name and the wrong eye color will have to use her detective skills to discover her true identity. She'll use power tools to build fantastical wood creations, and before the year ends, she'll have to face down the biggest bullies of all: the all-powerful members of Snowy Cove’s School Board.

Interview:

Q) What made you want to set Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner in the '80s?


A) The simple answer is I grew u8p in the '80s, and when I started writing the story, I decided to literally "write what I know." It also helped that everywhere I look today, the '80s are back. I go into clothing stores and see all the wonderful striped t-shirts I would have swooned over as a teen.


Some people suggested I move the story up to contemporary times, but I felt some of the larger issues wouldn't have worked. The times are always changing. When I was in high school, girls weren't permitted to take shop class. By the time my sister went through, they were. She made some lovely little salt and pepper shakers, and I was always a little envious I never had the chance. Who knows, maybe I'd be a furniture designer today!

Q) Is Charlie Woodchuck based on you in anyway?


A) Not really. The big issues Charlie faces are not from my own life at all. However, some of the little details are, like for example, staying over at a friend's house and having some small fight over breakfast cereal and then wanting to return home early.

Q) Who was your favourite character to write?


A) I love them all, of course, but Stacy Milani is very special to me. There's a scene were she mispronounces the word bedraggled as "bed-raggled" and that just cracks me up. I have to credit to my friend Jared, who actually made that mistake in real life and was sweet enough to let me make fun of him.

Q) What made you want to write for Middle-grade and Young-adult age group?


A) I didn't set out specifically to write for any market; this book was just the story that came to me. I'm now on my third novel, and they've all been about teens. Maybe this means I'm young at heart!

Q) When you write is there something you have to have near you? For example a cup of coffee or a dictionary.


A) Why, are you offering? I'll have a big coffee, with cream, thanks. :-)


But seriously, I like to have a clean, uncluttered space when I'm writing, so my desk is basically the worst place. I do, however, have an inspiration wall next to me, filled with beautiful postcards and notes to myself. When I hear or read something inspiring, or a great writing tip, I write it on an index card and add it to the wall. Once, when I wasn't looking, my friend stuck up a card reading "Adverbs are o.k."

Q) For you what is the most rewarding aspect of writing?


A) It's hard to pick just one thing. I love to flip back and forth through my hand-written first drafts, admiring all those hours converted to pages. I love that I'm never bored, because even if I'm waiting in a line somewhere, I can think about my current novel plot and characters. Most of all, I'm grateful for the new friends I've made at conferences and workshops. Most other writers are sensitive, interesting, and more than happy to provide a little encouragement.


Being a new author, I've not yet done a book signing or met my readers, but I can imagine what a thrill that would be. I suppose if someone told me he or she was moved or inspired by my work, or even laughed a few times, my heart would explode with happiness.

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Thank you so much Dalya for taking time to answer my questions and be a guest here on the blog.

Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner by Dalya Moon

Title: Charlie Woodchuck is a Minor Niner
Author: Dalya Moon
Published by: unknowen
Release Date: August 1st 2011
Age Group: (upper) Middle-grade
Source: Author
Kindle Edition
Challenge: none



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

Goodreads summary:

Charlie Woodchuck is the most minor of niners. She’s the youngest girl at Snowy Cove High School, and so clueless, she wore leg warmers and acid-wash jeans on her first day. Big mistake! Almost as big a mistake as signing up for a boys-only shop class.

Just when she thinks the first week of high school can't get any weirder, Charlie discovers she may be adopted. According to the genetics section in her Science textbook, her eyes should be blue, not brown.

Before she graduates from the ninth grade, the girl with the boy's name and the wrong eye color will have to use her detective skills to discover her true identity. She'll use power tools to build fantastical wood creations, and before the year ends, she'll have to face down the biggest bullies of all: the all-powerful members of Snowy Cove’s School Board.

Review:

This was so much fun to read, I loved every second of it! There was too many laugh out loud moments to count and when I wasn’t laughing I was smiling like an idiot. This was my first shot of a (upper) middle-grade novel and it was just so much fun and at most parts so cute.

OK, so back to the main review. One of the things I loved about this novel was that it was set in the ‘80s, because come on how many YA or middle-grade novels that have recently come out are set in the ‘80s? Well this is the first one I’ve seen and it was so refreshing to actually read something different for once.

All of the character were well rounded and grew throughout the novel. Charlie was an easy character to read and at some points I felt like hugging her and at others I felt like shaking her to see sense, but all in all I liked her.

I was kept guessing throughout the novel and Dalya threw couple of interesting curve balls in there as well, the suspense was killing me! But I was satisfied with the ending. This is one novel that I would love to see a sequel of.

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

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Rating System

Goodreads
Anazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Dalya Moon's website

Author interview with Dalya Moon

Friday, 29 July 2011

Follow Friday (#22)



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. Let's step away from books for a second and get personal. What T-Shirt slogan best describes you?

My answer:

Ummm... this was a hard one but I finally found one that I liked and it made me smile! This is what I think when I'm in a tight top lol :)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Cover Reveal!



Fever(The Chemical Garden #2) by Lauren DeStefano

This cover is so beautiful... I love it!!! I'm reading Wither at the moment and I'm really enjoying it. I love how these covers match as well (I hate it when covers don't match).

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#26)



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

Fateful
Claudia Gray
13th September 2011



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.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

Title: Wake Unto Me
Author: Lisa Cach
Published by: Speak
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 304
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge
2011 Debut Author Challenge



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

Goodreads summary:

A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school.

There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School.

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy.

Review:

I really really really enjoyed this book! Before I started it I just thought that Caitlyn would be able to see the ghost (Raphael) around the castle and find out his story (you know the way typical way you’d think a ghost to be) but boy was I wrong, I loved this new twist on a ghost story!

It took a bit of time for me to warm up to Caitlyn but she was a character that I grew to like. I found the rest of the characters easy to read and they were all well round but I do wish that there was more of Raphael at times.

The history in this book was amazing, I love my history and just reading about it in the story sucked me in even more. Even though the history in the book wasn’t factual it was still so interesting because Cach had based it all on places she been and things she’d seen.

The detail in the book was absolutely amazing, the details on what Chateau de la Fortune was like in the past and the present blew me away. It was superbly written book. And that ending blew me away; I totally didn’t see that coming!

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 and Noble

Lisa Cach's website

New Winner Drawn for Everlasting!!

OK so a new winner has been drawn for Everlasting by Alyson Noel because our previous winner has had a copy given to her already and she wants a new winner to be drawn so the new winner is...

Andrea Kozári

The same rules apply I have sent an email out notifying the winner and if I have no response in 48 hours (2 days) a new winner will be drawn once again.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Winner of Blogiversary: I Am One Contest!!

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

And now the winner of one copy of 'Everlasting' by Alyson Noel is...

Barmy_Bex

And now the winner of one copy of 'Texas Gothic' by Rosemary Clement-Moore is...

StephLikesBooks

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

Saturday, 23 July 2011

On My Wishlist (#33)



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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The looks awesome!!!



The Girl in the Steel Corset
Kady Cross
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

In 1897 England, sixteen-year-old Finley Jayne has no one except the thing inside her.
When a young lord tries to take advantage of Finley, she fights back. And wins. But no normal Victorian girl has a darker side that makes her capable of knocking out a full-grown man with one punch.
Only Griffin King sees the magical darkness inside her that says she's special, says she's one of them. The orphaned duke takes her in from the gaslit streets against the wishes of his band of misfits. Emily, who has her own special abilities and an unrequited love for Sam, who is part robot; and Jasper, an American cowboy with a shadowy secret.
Griffin's investigating a criminal called The Machinist, the mastermind behind several recent crimes by automatons. Finley thinks she can help and finally be a part of something, finally fit in.
But The Machinist wants to tear Griff's little company of strays apart, and it isn't long before trust is tested on all sides. At least Finley knows whose side she's on, even if it seems no one believes her.

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I've heard so many good things about this book and that cover is strange by gorgeous!!!



Beautiful Disaster
Jamie McGuire
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate percentage of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend America, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the charming college co-ed. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’ apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

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This sounds like it could be a really fun read and I love the cover!!!!



Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#20) & Follow Friday (#21)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

Book Blogger Hop link

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I love 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’s the ONE GENRE that you wish you could get into, but just can’t?

My answer:

science-fiction... I really don't know why to be honest, I can read Across the Universe by Beth Revis and The Host by Stephenie Meyer easy and I loved them but with most others I just really just find myself rolling my eyes thinking that it's stupid. There's just something about them that I can't get into.

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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. Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

My answer:

I would have to say Becca Fitzpatrick, Stephenie Meyer and L.J. Smith.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#25)



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

Under the Never Sky
Veronica Rossi
7Th Febuary 2012



Goodreads summary:

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—nicknamed The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms eventually will. In this dystopia, even the very air she breathes could kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild, dangerous—a savage. He’s also her only hope.

Perry needs Aria, too. She alone holds the key to his redemption. And their unlikely alliance will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#16)



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



'Caitlyn shrugged, affecting nonchalance. "We don't put much stock into genealogy where i'm from." Caitlyn grimaced as if hating what she had to say next, then went on in an apologetic tone, "It's assumed that you're kind of a loser if you have to sink to boasting about your family in order to impress people."'

page 49 'Wake Unto Me' by Lisa Cach.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Blogiversary: I AM ONE!



WOW, it's July 18Th already! That means I've been book blogging for a year now, God it's gone so fast! It seems like only yesterday that I created Book Geek Central and here we are celebrating it's 1st birthday.

it's been a journey, when I created Book Geek Central I didn't think that it would amount to anything really and for the first two to three months I didn't really take it seriously like I do now.

Now I'm trying to get a post up everyday, sometimes it doesn't work but I work my hardest trying to give you guys posts.

And here we are with:

275 followers
173 posts
503 comments
5,660 visitors

To some of you that might seem like nothing but to me it's a great achievement in one year! And to celebrate Book Geek Central turning one I'm giving away not one but TWO books to two lucky winners!

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Everlasting by Alyson Noel



















Official Contest information:

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is July 25, 2011 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Just fill out the form bellow to have a chance of being one of two winners:

Form Closed

Sunday, 17 July 2011

In My Mailbox (#18)

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

Sorry that I haven't got a video this week, I'm not very well and my vioce is going becuase I have a bad troat so I didn't think it was a very good idea to do a video this week. Had some really cool books though so here we are:

Bought:

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore



Hereafter by Tara Hudson



Forgotten by Cat Patrick



Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson



Divergent by Veronica Roth

Saturday, 16 July 2011

On My Wishlist (#32)



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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I love that cover and it sounds so cool!



Incarnate
Jodi Meadows
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

NEWSOUL
Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

NOSOUL
Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

HEART
Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?

Jodi Meadows expertly weaves soul-deep romance, fantasy, and danger into an extraordinary tale of new life.

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She can raise the dead... awsome!!!



The Gathering Storm
Robin Bridges
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

St. Petersburg, Russia, 1888. As she attends a whirl of glittering balls, royal debutante Katerina Alexandrovna, Duchess of Oldenburg, tries to hide a dark secret: she can raise the dead. No one knows. Not her family. Not the girls at her finishing school. Not the tsar or anyone in her aristocratic circle. Katerina considers her talent a curse, not a gift. But when she uses her special skill to protect a member of the Imperial Family, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue.
An evil presence is growing within Europe's royal bloodlines—and those aligned with the darkness threaten to topple the tsar. Suddenly Katerina's strength as a necromancer attracts attention from unwelcome sources . . . including two young men—George Alexandrovich, the tsar's standoffish middle son, who needs Katerina's help to safeguard Russia, even if he's repelled by her secret, and the dashing Prince Danilo, heir to the throne of Montenegro, to whom Katerina feels inexplicably drawn.

The time has come for Katerina to embrace her power, but which side will she choose—and to whom will she give her heart?

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Timetravelling, romance, people who to killer you and a beautiful cover... enough said!!!



Tempest
Julie Cross
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Jackson thought he had all the time in the world with Holly. Until time took him away from her . . .

Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy . . . who just happens to be able to travel through time. It’s all just harmless fun until the day Jackson witnesses his girlfriend, Holly, get fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years, but it’s not long before the people who shot Holly come looking for him. And these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit (or kill) this powerful young time-traveler. Jackson must decide how far he is willing to go to save Holly . . . and the entire world.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#19) & Follow Friday (#20)

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/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like paperbackswap?

My answer:

I buy nearly all my book (even me or my grandparents) I normaly buy them from stores like Waterstones, WHSmith's and also I order my books off Amazon.
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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. What do I do when I are not reading?

My answer:

Many things really, eat, sleep, go to school, more sleep and repeat. Only joking, I do sometimes do that but I do many thing inbetween such as, outdoors adventures trails (hiking), teaching little children sport (to get my young leaders award), go out with friends and listen to music.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cover Reveal!

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi



This cover looks so amazing! I love the shattering glass affect.

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver



The colour of this cover is beautiful, even though this cover is different and doesn't match Delirium I still love it!

Delirium by Lauren Oliver



Problem solved here's a cover of Delirium which matches Pandemonium!

Perception (Clarity #2) by Kim Harrington



This cover looks even more gorgeous than Clarity!

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis



I love all the covers for this series they're just stunning, with all the colours and the stars!!!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Contest Policy

Standard contest policy that will be the set regulations for all contests hosted here at Book Geek Central

•All contests are open to those 13 years of age or older.

•Prizes will be sent out directly upon the completion of the contest. As such, addresses will be required in the contest form. I will not confirm your address before the prize is sent out unless the post office says that there is something wrong with the adress, so be sure your address is correct before submission.

•Contest winners will be announced on the blog and winners will also be notified by email.

•I am not responsible for items lost in the mail.

•I hold the right to end a contest before its original deadline without any prior notice.

•I hold the right to disqualify any entry as I see fit.

Waiting on Wednesday (#24)



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

Everneath
Brodi Ashton
3rd January 2012



Goodreads summary:

Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

Sunday, 10 July 2011

In My Mailbox (#17)

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



Review:

Dark Covenant by Peter Luther
The Mourning Vessels by Peter Luther
Precious Cargo by Peter Luther

Bought:

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
He's after Me by Chris Higgins
Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
XVI by Julia Karr
Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Saturday, 9 July 2011

On My Wishlist (#31)



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 and that cover looks amazing!



Hades
Alexandra Adornetto
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Even the love of her boyfriend, Xavier Woods, and her archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, can’t keep the angel Bethany Church from being tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell. There, Jake Thorn bargains for Beth’s release back to Earth. But what he asks of her will destroy her, and quite possibly her loved ones as well. Can he be trusted in this wager? And what does Jake have Xavier believing about Beth’s fate that may result in an act of betrayal that will leave Bethany – and readers – wondering if Xavier is so good after all?

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I loved loved loved Across the Universe and I can't wait to see what happens next!!!



A Million Suns
Beth Revis
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

The plot of this book is currently a secret...

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Mermaids of course... and her hair is beautiful, I love goes into ripples and the blue starfish!!



Everblue
Brenda Pandos
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Book Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini


How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.


Title: Starcrossed
Author: Josephine Angelini
Published by: Macmillan Children's Books
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 514
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge

Review:

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

Starcrossed was an amazing read. I took this book on holidays with me and I read it in days of lying on the sun bed. I gripped me from the first chapter and I couldn’t put it down! I just had to find out what was going on, it was a great new twist on the classic children of the gods (demi-gods) story and I just had to discover what these people actually were and what they could do.

The characters were gripping and well rounded and almost all of them changed and grew throughout the book. Helen and Lucas’ relationship was so sweet at times it made me want to strangle them and at others it made me want to hug them. Angelini put a few surprises in her plot and at most points I think my mouth was hanging open in shock (a good kind of shock). I loved this book so much!

I will once again say that this book was amazing and I can’t wait for the sequel! So if you see this book buy it because it is worth reading over 500 pages to get to the ending of a story that will stick with well past the final sentence.

Plot 4½/5
Character 5/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

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