Sunday, 25 November 2012

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Full of rage and without a purpose, former pianist Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone discovering her past and to make the boy who took everything from her pay.

All 17 year-old Josh Bennett wants is to build furniture and be left alone, and everyone allows it because it’s easier to pretend he doesn’t exist. When your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, a hot mess of a girl who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. The more he gets to know her, the more of a mystery she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he may ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a slow-building, character-driven romance about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.
WOW! WHAT AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND HEARTBREAKING STORY! i LOVED every little part of it. I cant even describe how perfect this book is and how much i love it. I cant remember loving all the characters so much and being so emotionally connected to them in a book in a while.

Nastya is a broken girl - she has suffered through soemthing badly before and completely turned away from her old life. She is silent and untouchable. No one knows the real her and she doesnt want anyone to. She is angry and closed off and detached from others and wears a facade of someone else to keep everyone at bay, but is so amazing on the inside. She was such an interesting and different character to read about. She is so emotionally broken and no one understood her or could help her. I loved her from the start and really felt for her. At the same time i found her narration of the book just soo funny that i couldnt stop myself from laughing.

Josh is the loner boy - he isnt friends with anyone (except Drew) and has also had a tragic life. He is very similar to Nastya in that way; keeps to himself and is damaged on the inside. I lobed him so much!! HE deserves a big hug and i just love him to pieces. Their relationship is a slow build up and i enjoyed every part of it. They start off not really liking each other but somehow end up spending time together anyway, until gradually, they become closer and closer. Their interaction was swoon worthy and they are just so perfect together. Its obvious to everyone except them how much they love each other.

Drew is also one of my fav characters. He starts off as a stereotypical school flirt who is constantly shamelessly hitting on Nastya all the time but his character develops so much throughout the book. He is soo FUNNY and an asshole as well but i loved him to pieces. I also really liked how he becomes really close friends with Nastya and is such a great part of the book. His friendship with Josh is really great too and i loved the chemistry between all the characters.

There are other people who also play a part in the plot. There is Clay who i really liked who is obsessed with drawing Nastya, then there is Sarah who is Drew's sister that i didnt like that much. Asher is Nastya's brother who i really liked as well.

The whole story is stunningly beautiful. There are moments that make you laugh and other parts that make you cry. Lots of drama but mostly its about Nastya as she evolves throughout the story. You really become attatched to the characters and feel their pain. Its a book that u cant forget about long after you've finished it. I m seriously sad that i have fisnihed it and wont get anymore of these wonderful charcaters anymore. Its one of my fav books of 2012 and highly recommended to everyone!

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Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

 Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
I really liked this book but there were also parts where i got bored with it or frustrated at the story. It starts off really good; Karou is working with the white wolf - Thiago - and ressurecting Chimaera for him while Akiva is off working with the angels. The whole book is building towards a war that is no doubt on the horizon.

I loved Karou in the first book and loved her again in this. She is just so kickass and independant and headstrong. I also liked how she didnt just forgive Akiva right away for killing Brimstone like a lot of YA heroines might have done. What i didnt get was why she was workig with the White wolf who was obviously untrustworthy and had his own motives and it annoyed me with her for making such a bad decision.

Akiva has his own problems to deal with and was in the book plenty but what it lacked was interaction between him and Karou. They have like two scenes together in the entire book and thats only like in the last thrid of the book. I was excited to see how their relationship would change in this but was let down.

There is, however, plenty of action that you will love and lots of stuff goes down in this book. Zuzana and Mik are back too who are like my fav characters in this book cuz they are so lighthearted and funny. What i didnt like was the fact that so many other characters were thrown into the mix and their stories that i didnt really care about and was just itching to get back to Karou and Akiva.

Overall it was pretty good and the cliffhanger at the end was amazing. I will definitely be looking forward to the sequel as i really wnat to know where the story goes.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout Trailer reveal!!!

No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.

But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.

After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.

Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT HAS A TITLE!!!! tHE fIERY hEART!





"The Fiery Heart is going to be told from both Sydney and Adrian's points of view" - Richelle Mead







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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Deity by Jennifer l Armentrout

OMG!!!! THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I have always loved this series and am amazed at how they keep getting better and better. This book was perfect and kept me completely hooked till i finished it. It starts off with Alex only weeks away from her awakening and things are getting more an more complicated. Minister Telly is hot on her trail about the guard that she and Aiden killed, her connection with Seth is becoming freakier and freakier and she also finds out something crucial about her father.

The love triangle continues and while i really liked Seth before, i absolutely LOVE Aiden!!! He is soo cute and adorable and protective and HOT! I love him so much now and Alex and Aiden are perfect together. Their romance gets so much more steamier and they finally get together. Seth on the other hand had the opposite reaction. He is such a traitor and stabs Alex in the back that i hated him! He's always had two sides; a funny, nice one and an asshole one and that side completely takes over. Its like he transformed into a different person and i wanted to punch him really hard for some of the things he did.

Alex has always ben awesome to read about and i loved her in this too. One of the my new fav characters now is Leon. He is just so awesome and i wanna read more about him. Other characters like Deacon, Lucian, Linard and Marcus all play some sort of part in the story.

There is just so much going on this book with lots of twists and turns and huge revelations. There is more stuff revealed on the appolyon and their history that makes it really interesting. There was tonnes of action and romance in this that i loved and wanna read it again and again.

The ending is killer! i m gonna die waiting for the sequel to come out cuz i need to find out what happens next!!! This is definitely the best in the series so far and i'll be in agony waiting for the next one.