Sunday, 30 December 2012

Favourite books of 2012

I haven't read as much as I would have liked to this year but I still wanted to share with all of you my favourite reads of 2012.

In no particular order and the link is to my reviews.

1) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins



2) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi



3) Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake




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



5) How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles



What was your favourite books of 2012?

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Bring on 2013!!


What a year this has been and yes I do know that it's not over for a couple more days but I felt like this post had to go up before everything went back to normal. Yes that's right if you guessed it... I'm back and fingers crossed it is for good!

It's true and even I can admit it that i've been crap with posts this year and Book Geek Central has suffered because of it. I've finally got myself back into reading after the too long of a time I was away.

I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be a good year for Book Geek Central so lets forget about 2012 and bring on 2013!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Published by: Harper
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 338
Source: bought

Review:

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

WOW…this book was amazing! I took this book on holidays with me and I started reading it on the first day I was there and I was hooked from the first page, I’d probably annoyed some people because in the mornings when I was waiting for everyone else I would pick ‘Shatter Me’ up and start reading and in the end everyone else was waiting for me because I was glued to the pages.

This novel had a bit of everything in it and at first I thought it was a bit supernatural, but then it had dystopian and romance and I couldn’t pin the book the entire way through. That’s part of why I think that this novel was so good because it kept surprising me and I just didn’t know what was going to happen next.

Another reason why this novel is so amazing is because is Mafi’s writing. Her writing was so captivating that you just had to carry on reading and her descriptions, characters and Juliette’s voice was just amazing.

‘Shatter Me’ was an amazing debut novel that had everything that I love: surprises, good characters, strong voices, good writing, a great romance and a storyline that captivated me and as soon as I finished the last sentence I wanted to read more.

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

Tahereh Mafi's blog

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Stacking the Shelves (#1)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tyna's Reviews! It is a list of books that you have recieved over the course of the week, either for review, that you've bought, traded, borrowed, from the library etc.




Bought:

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
Beta by Rachel Cohn

What did you get this week?

Monday, 27 August 2012

Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop Winner!!

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


And now the winner of one paperback copy of 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake is...

Paula Jones congratulations!!!!!!

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

Friday, 17 August 2012

Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop!!!




Last Days of Freedom Giveaway Hop!!

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

Giveaway:


One paperback copy of 'Anna Dressed in Blood' by Kendare Blake to giveaway to one person!

This giveaway is open on Friday 17th August and closes Wednesday 22nd August at midnight. The winner will be announced on Thursday 23rd August.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is August 22nd, 2012 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Contest closed

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (#43)



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

Girl of Nightmares
Kendare Blake
August 7th 2012

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.
His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live--not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.
Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.
Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Blogiversary: Book Geek Central is now two!!

On July the 18th this year Book Geek Central turned two! It seems crazy to think that just over two years ago I created this blog and look how much it's grown since then!

I'm going to make this post short but I do want to thank everyone who visits and follows Book Geek Central and who comment or just read my posts you're the ones that keep me going! So thank you to you all!!

Now lets look forward to another year of Book Geek Central!!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

ABC Reading Challenge June Giveaway!!



Book Geek Central is going to be holding his months ABC Reading Challenge's giveaway. The rules are simple there are no forms to fill out all you have to do is to already be signed up or sign up for the ABC Reading Challenge and you are automatically entered for the this giveaway.

To go to the sign up post click HERE!

Okay this months giveaway is a paperback copy of 'Divergent' AND 'Insurgent' by Veronica Roth. These are the new UK covers and you can win both of these books or if you already have 'Divergent' and you don't want another copy I'll just send you 'Insurgent' and the same goes if you only want 'Divergent'.



















Good luck to all those taking part and I will post the winners at the beginning of Jully! I will also be posting an ABC Reading Challenge video later in the week.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain

Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood—but she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night held.

The memories her family has tried to bury resurface when Daniel returns, three years later, and enrolls in Grace and Jude's high school. Despite promising Jude she'll stay away, Grace cannot deny her attraction to Daniel's shocking artistic abilities, his way of getting her to look at the world from new angles, and the strange, hungry, glint in his eyes.

The closer Grace gets to Daniel, the more she jeopardizes her life, as her actions stir resentment in Jude and drive him to embrace the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind the boys' dark secret...and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

Title: The Dark Divine
Author: Bree Despain
Published by: Egmont
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 372
Source: bought
Challenge:
ABC Reading Challenge

Review:

4- Great!

This book as been sat on my shelf for ages, I have no idea why it took me so long to pick it up! After the first chapter of this book I was hocked and just had to keep following the mysterious events that occurred right up until the last page.

The plot was fast paced and kept me glue to the page. There were plot twists that kept me guessing and surprised me in so many ways. The writing just seemed to flow off the page and the book was so easy to read and get entangled in the story.

I loved Grace and Daniel’s relationship and how it grew and shaped throughout the novel. I love how throughout the story flashbacks of their childhood together were added showing their relationship with each other as they grew up.

Werewolves *sigh* I love werewolves and have been looking to read a good werewolf book for a while know and the werewolves in this book surprised me, in a good way that is and I just loved reading the history about them as well, it was just so interesting.

Overall I loved this book and cannot wait to continue with the rest of the series!

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

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Rating System

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

Bree Despain's website

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#42)




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

Time Between Us
Tamara Ireland Stone
October 9th 2012

Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Showcase Sunday (#1)


Showcase Sunday hosted by Vicky of Books, Biscuits, and Tea which showcases all our newest books and bookish swag.



Monday, 16 April 2012

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


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 18C. 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.


Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Published by: Little Brown
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 236
Source: bought
Challenge:
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge
ABC Reading Challenge
2012 Debut Author Challenge

Review:

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

I had heard so many good things about this book and had to read it for myself. I found this a fun, romantic and quick read. One thing that I loved about this book was the fact that it was set in a time period of 24 hours. I just had to read it just to see how that time frame turned out and if it worked with a romance. And it did, it worked very well.

I really enjoyed Hadley’s story and to me she was easy to relate to. She had a great personality that made everything more easy and fun to read. Oliver… I loved Oliver! He was just so genuine, he had his own feeling and issues and he was just so real to read. I loved reading the conversations and about the relationship between Hadley and Oliver in general they were just so fun to read, but I do wish that there were more of them together.

The book was fast paced, had a fun plot and was easy to read. I really enjoyed it, and if you’re looking for a quick read, that’s sweet, funny and romantic then pick this book up.

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

Jennifer E. Smith's website

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#41)



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

The Lost Girl
Sangu Mandanna
28th August 2012


Eva’s life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination—an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her “other”, if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it’s like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she’s ever known—the guardians who raised her, the boy she’s forbidden to love—to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Falling Fast by Sophie McKenzie


When River auditions for a part in an interschool performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. But Flynn comes from a damaged family—is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth . . .

This is real life, not a rehearsal...


Title: Falling Fast
Author: Sophie McKenzie
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 247
Source: bought
Challenge:
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge
ABC Reading Challenge

Review:

4- Great!

Falling fast was a sweet, cute, loveable and quick read. This book was a perfect way to get me out my reading dry spell. It was a quick read that allowed me to escape reality for a couple of hours and then when I finished it left me with a smile on my face.

This book didn’t really have a huge intricate plot and it suited falling fast; I felt content with just the sweet romance instead of drama and big plot twists. The writing style was enjoyable, easy to read and I was able to sit and read without having to think too much, which was great at the end of a long week.

I liked River but I didn’t love her to be honest. At times she did come across as whiny and immature, but at others she was sweet and understanding. Flynn did get on my nerves at times, he was just so angry and River was nothing but nice to him. I did enjoy their romance but at times I thought that it did fall slightly flat.

This isn’t the contemporary that I’ve read, but I enjoyed it none the less. It was great way to wind down after a long week and relax.

Plot 3/5
Character 4/5
Cover 4/5
Ending 3/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Sophie McKenzie's website

Sunday, 1 April 2012

In My Mailbox (#29)

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

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?


Title: Anna and the French Kiss
Author: Stephanie Perkins
Published by: Speak
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 372
Source: bought
Challenge:
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge

Review:

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

Why didn’t I read this book sooner! After reading this I really want to go to France. I loved reading this book it was just so easy to get stuck into and I finished it in one sitting. I don’t really know what to say to be honest; I enjoyed it so much that I don’t think that my words will do it justice.

I loved the characters! They were all so well rounded and grew throughout the book. Anna was so much fun to read, at the beginning of the book she was shy and scared, and then by the end she was confident and independent. St. Clair… Can I have him please? He was just so sweet and romantic.

Stephanie Perkins makes Paris seem so real throughout the book, I could imagine it all! The descriptions were just so vivid that they made me fall in love with everything there. The book was well written and easy to read, if you haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss yet go and pick up a copy, I can’t believe I left this book on my shelf for so long.

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
Stephanie Perkins' website

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Winner of the Young Adult Paranormal Activity Hop!!

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


And now the winner of one paperback copy of 'Everneath' by Brodi Ashton is...

Sam159 congratulations!!!!!!

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

Friday, 24 February 2012

Young Adult Paranormal Activity Hop!!



Young Adult Paranormal Activity Hop!!

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

Giveaway:



One paperback copy of 'Everneath' by Brodi Ashton to giveaway to one person!

This giveaway is open on Friday 24th February and closes Teusday 28th February at midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 29th Febuary.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is February 28th, 2012 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Fill out this form to enter:

Form Closed

Check out other people on the hop as well:

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#40)



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

While He Was Away
Karen Schreck
May 1st 2012


"This is just something I have to do, okay?" I hear David say. "The right thing."
He cradles my face in his hands. He kisses me hard. Then he lets go of me. His eyes dart from me to whatever's next.
When Penna Weaver's boyfriend goes off to Iraq, she's left facing life without him. As summer sets in, Penna tries to distract herself with work and her art, but the not knowing is slowly driving her crazy. Especially when David stops writing. She knows in her heart he will come home- but will he be the same boy she fell in love with?

Sunday, 12 February 2012

In My Mailbox (#28)



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

Sorry guys I did make a video this week but for some reason it wouldn't upload :(




Bought

Tempest by Julie Cross
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Torn by Cat Clarke
Blood Read Road by Moira Young (UK cover)
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale


What you you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, 11 February 2012

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles


Moshav? What’s a moshav? Is it “shopping mall” in Hebrew? I mean, from what Jessica was telling me, Israeli stores have the latest fashions from Europe. That black dress Jessica has is really awesome. I know I’d be selling out if I go with the Sperm Donor to a mall, but I keep thinking about all the great stuff I could bring back home.

Unfortunately for 16-year-old Amy Nelson, “moshav” is not Hebrew for “shopping mall.” Not even close. Think goats, not Gucci.

Going to Israel with her estranged Israeli father is the last thing Amy wants to do this summer. She’s got a serious grudge against her dad, a.k.a. “Sperm Donor,” for showing up so rarely in her life. Now he’s dragging her to a war zone to meet a family she’s never known, where she’ll probably be drafted into the army. At the very least, she’ll be stuck in a house with no AC and only one bathroom for seven people all summer—no best friend, no boyfriend, no shopping, no cell phone…

Goodbye pride—hello Israel.


Title: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation
Author: Simone Elkeles
Published by: Flux
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 233
Source: bought
Challenge:
ABC Reading Challenge
Just Contemporary Reading Challenge

Review:

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

Simone Elkeles has done it again! (even though this was written before the Perfect Chemistry series, but no matter) I feel in love all over again with Simone’s book after reading this! This book is faced paced, funny and romantic; I just couldn’t get enough of this book! Simone just has a way to push all the romantic buttons that creates a brilliant love story.

All the character were well rounded and enjoyable to read. Amy was so funny, at first she was a hint annoying but I grew to love her as the book went on. I loved what her character became as the book went on and how she grew because of the experience that she had.

The book was well written and creative to say the least. If you’re looking for a romantic, funny and a just an all round fun book to read give this book a try!

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

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Rating System

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

Simone Elkeles' website

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Winner of the Young Adult Giveaway Hop!!!

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


And now the winner of one paperback copy of 'Blood Red Road' by Moira Young is...

charmedlisa congratulations!!!!!!

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

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Young Adult Giveaway Hop!!!



Young Adult Giveaway Hop!!!

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

Giveaway:



One paperback copy of 'Blood Red Road' by Moira Young to giveaway to one person!

This giveaway is open on Friday 27th January and closes Teusday 31st January at midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 1st Febuary.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is January 31st, 2012 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Fill out this form to enter:

Form Closed

Check out other people on the hop as well:

Friday, 20 January 2012

Introducing the 2012 ABC Reading Challenge!!!



I'm sorry if I say any names wrong! I hope you enjoy the video and sign up to the ABC Reading Challenge!!!



Click HERE!! to go to the sign up post of the 2012 ABC Reading Challenge!!!

My Goodreads ABC Reading Challenge shelf!

My ABC Reading Challenge post!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#39)



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

Girl of Nightmares
Kendare Blake
August 7th 2012


In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.



Anna Dressed in Blood was AMAZING and I can't wait to see what happens next!!!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon


Kevin Tobin is a relatively ordinary 12-year-old dealing with the aftermath of his father's death in a mountain biking accident near their home in Boulder, Colorado. To escape from his emotional turmoil, Kevin has developed his imagination into a dangerous foil and a powerful ally. While he antagonizes his sister through his superhero antics on an average Wednesday morning, his ability to escape inside a character's head become critical to his survival after his life is once-again turned upside down a year after his father's death. A mysterious package arrives in the mail, Kevin and his best friend are hunted down by a ruthless villain set upon world domination, and after enlisting Kevin's teenage sister and her pizza-delivery boyfriend in a battle for control over time itself, the secret of Kevin's whole existence is revealed to him by a source we never expected.


Title: Kevin's Point of View
Author: Del Shannon
Published by: Flatiron View Books
Age Group: Young-adult/Middle Grade
Paperback: 395
Source: Author
Challenge:
ABC Reading Challenge

Review:

4- Great!

This book is defiantly an adventure! It went so many different ways and took me on one amusing ride that was for sure. Kevin’s Point of View is defiantly a book for all ages to enjoy. It taps into our imagination in some wacky ways (while your following Kevin’s imagination and the story as well).

There were so many different characters that were captured perfectly with so many different personalities (if that makes sense). I loved Kevin and his many imaginations he was just so fun to read and kept the story going. All the secondary characters were well rounded and also enjoyable to read.

This book was hilarious to say the least, I found myself laughing out loud more than once. The book captured my attention in the beginning, but around the middle I kind of lost interest a bit simply because of how long the chase was, then my attention picked up then again at the end and held until it until the last page.

If you want a good laugh and one hell of an adventure I would pick up this book.

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

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Rating System

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

Del Shannon's website

Sunday, 15 January 2012

In My Mailbox (#27)

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



Review:

Kevin's Point of View by Del Shannon (Author)

Bought/Christmas:

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles
Eve by Anna Carey
Born At Midnight by C.C. Hunter
Between the Sea and Sky by Jacyln Dolamore
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
The Umbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton

Friday, 13 January 2012

Barbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne Book Trailer!

I love this trailer, It makes me want to read the book even more and I can get wait to get my hands on a copy!



What do you guys think?

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (#38)



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

Undeadly
Michele Vail
28th Febuary 2012


The day I turned 16, my boyfriend-to-be died. I brought him back to life. Then things got a little weird...

Molly Bartolucci wants to blend in, date hottie Rick and keep her zombie-raising abilities on the down-low. Then the god Anubis chooses her to become a reaper—and she accidentally undoes the work of another reaper, Rath.

Within days, she’s shipped off to the Nekyia Academy, an elite school that trains the best necromancers in the world. And her personal reaping tutor? Rath. Who seems to hate her guts.

Rath will be watching closely to be sure she completes her first assignment-reaping Rick, the boy who should have died. The boy she still wants to be with.

To make matters worse, students at the academy start turning up catatonic, and accusations fly—against Molly. The only way out of this mess? To go through hell. Literally.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake


Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . .

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father's mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.


Title: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendare Blake
Published by: Tor Teen
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 316
Source: Bought
Challenge:
ABC Reading Challenge

Review:

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

I loved this book! I can finally see what people keep going on about. This story was completely different to what I thought it would be, but I have to say that this is one of the best ghost stories that I have read in ages.

I was hooked from the first chapter of this book; the entire thing was perfectly planned out. The plot was hypnotising I could not put this book down I just needed to find out what happened next. I loved the atmosphere, the horror aspect really set it just right. And one thing that I always treasure in books is character development and for me I was amazing.

I loved Cas, I loved reading his story. His perspective was so much fun to read and with all the horror at times I would find myself laughing out loud at something that he would think or say. All the characters and secondary characters were well rounding and interesting to read.

This story was effortless to read and so entertaining, just don’t read it right before bed when you’re nearing the end of the book (just my little warning). I can not wait to read the next book in the series to see what happens next. Bring on ‘Girl of Nightmares’.

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

Kendare Blake's wesite
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