Thursday, 12 September 2013

Frigid (Frigid, #1) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

 For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

I love most books by Jennifer so i was a little disappointed in this one. It revolves around sydney and Kyler who are childhood best friends and been in love with each other for ages but wont admit it. Usually i love reading stories like this but i just didnt enjoy this much.

Sydney was ok, i didnt particularly like her; she was a bit pathetic, constantly pining over kyler. I mean just tell him how u feel or get over it. Kyler was better but he didnt make me swoon. What really annoyed me about him was his "over protectiveness". He constantly slept around with other girls but when Sydney even talked to a guy, he would get in defensive mode and go interrupt them right away. What a hypocrite!

In general, the whole story was stupid. All that happens is they get stranded in a hotel together where they finally admit their feelings and the rest of the book was just porn. It was such a cliched book that i feel like i have read a billion versions of this same story before. It was like Jennifer ran out of ideas to write about so she thought i may as well write about this.

It was an alright book. If you're bored and have nothing better to read then u should probably give this a go or i wouldn't recommend it.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

 An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt.
But her heart never wavers.

After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king's contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes.

Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king's bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she's given a task that could jeopardize everything she's come to care for. And there are far more dangerous forces gathering on the horizon -- forces that threaten to destroy her entire world, and will surely force Celaena to make a choice.

Where do the assassin’s loyalties lie, and who is she most willing to fight for?
OMG! That was so good. So much happened, I don’t even know where to start. Celaena is playing an even more dangerous game; last we saw, she became the king’s champion which meant she had to kill people as ordered by him, however she is betraying him by only faking their deaths. If she is found out, not only will she be in jeopardy but so will Chaol and Nehemia.

The love triangle that was set up in the first book develops loads and lets just say, its Chaol’s turn to be in the spotlight. They have been growing closer and closer and soon begin to realize that what they have been feeling might be more than just friendship. I love the fact that their romance was slow to develop as it made the moment they finally got together even more perfect. Every moment with them was AMAZING and i kept chanting “KISS ALREADY!” till it happened. Their scenes are sweet and hot and just perfect.

Unfortunately, for Dorian’s fans, there isn’t much romance with him. However, there is a lot of other stuff about him and secrets that are revealed that were quite shocking. In fact you find out alot about all three of their background, particularly Celaena that will take you completely by surprise.

I loved Celaena and still do; she is so incredibly kickass and feisty, however sometimes i do find her a bit hard to relate to. There were also times when i was a bit annoyed at her for being a hypocrite and getting mad at people for keeping secrets when she was doing the same.

There are quite a few new characters, Archer being the main one who i wasn’t quite sure whether to trust or not. There is Roland whose point i didn’t really get to be honest but he’ll probably play some bigger role in the next one. You even get to meet Chaol’s dad so it was great.

The plot is full of action, romance and twists and turns. I cant even talk about anything without spoiling it but you will not be disappointed. There is a MASSIVE death that i did not see coming and there is a really big cliffhanger so be prepared. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Of Triton (Of Poseidon, #2) by Anna Banks

In this sequel to OF POSEIDON, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

What a great book! i loved the first one and loved the second. I really enjoyed reading Of Poseidon, mainly because i love Anna bank's writing style. Its so witty and easy to get into and Emma's POV makes it even more fun to read. She's actually one of my favourite protagonists because she is so normal without being boring or pathetic and her sense of humour makes me laugh.

Galen is totally sweet and cute and adorable and i love those two together. Nothing major happens to their relationship but after the cliffhanger i am really excited to see how it develops in the next one.

I m not usually into mermaid stories but i found the plot actually quite interesting. It revolves around Nalia who is the long lost princess with the gift of Poseidon and how she has to try to get her place back. There werent any special twists or anything but its still interesting enough to keep you hooked.

I wasn't a big fan of Rayna but i really like her now as well. I love how she is a bit crazy and has temper issues and was quite fun to read about.

This series has grown on me and i m looking forward to the sequel. Not quite sure which direction its going to go after this but i m excited for it.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

WOW! that was soo good! i seriously enjoyed reading this. i love the characters and they all made the book really enjoyable. Nikolai is the new main edition and man i totally fell in love with him! he is quite arrogant and cunning, FRICKIN HOT and so, so funny. I honestly love everything that comes out of his mouth and he just made the book thousand times more fun. In fact, i prefer him to mal or the darkling.

I really like Alina and loved her in this too. She is very kickass and a really cool heroine. I adore Mal too and find his and alina's relationship really cute, however i just dont see any spark with them. I wish she would get with Nikolai instead.

People said there was a love triangle with the darkling in this but i honestly didnt feel like it. There wasnt any hint that either of them really felt that way about each other. In fact i was disappointed because i thought that would have been really interesting.

Speaking of the darkling, he was barely in it :( he was like my fav character in the last book and seriously missed him. I love how he is so evil and dark but you just feel this allure for him at the same time. He is in a bit at the start and for like a scene at the end so i m really hoping he's lots in the next one.

The plot was really good and quite a few big things happened. Some things were left a mystery and i really need to know what happened to some of the characters after the last battle and if theyre still alive. I m really loving this series and cant wait for the next installment.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Obsession (Arum, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 He’s arrogant, domineering, and... To. Die. For.

Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.

Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn into something... unnatural. Who would? But then she witnesses her friend’s murder at the hands of what can only be an alien, thrusting her into a world that will kill to protect their secret.

Hunter stirs Serena’s temper and her lust despite their differences. Soon he’s doing the unthinkable—breaking the rules he’s lived by, going against the government to keep Serena safe. But are the aliens and the government the biggest threats to Serena’s life… or is it Hunter?
I was really excited to read this book as i m a big fan of Jennifer and love everything by her, and also loved the world she created in the lux series. However i was a bit disappointed as it didn't live up to to my expectations.

Hunter was very much like Daemon but i didnt end up loving him like i do daemon. He was a bit too much of an asshole and too bossy which annoyed me. Serena was alright too and i liked her. They bantered a lot which made them fun to read about and i enjoyed reading about them.

We get a totally different perspective of this world this time round. In the lux series, arums were portrayed as being completely evil but in this we get to see that its not completely black and white. You find out that there are some good arums too. I found it really interesting reading about luxens portrayed as being evil.

Overall i liked this book and the plot was pretty good. There were some things that werent developed enough like the project eagle which i would have liked to find out more about. If you're a fan of jennifer's books, i would recommend it to you

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Sweet Peril (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things.

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

What a crap excuse for a book! i cant actually believe i wasted my time on this bullshit. I didnt particularly like the first one but at least it had a decent plot. However this book takes away any redeeming qualities the first one had.

I detested the characters in the first one and didnt think they could get worse but i m proved wrong. Anna who was this overly pure and innocent girl in the last one is a wannabe whore in this and she just honestly made me sick.

Kaiden was always a total motherfucking asshole and i dont see how he can possibly be considered a love interest. i always find it incredibly annoying when the bad boy treats the girl like shit but they are portrayed as good because they are trying to push the girl away for their own good. And then the dumb heroine keeps drooling over them anyway. kaiden and Anna are a match mad in heaven as they are as bad as each other.

Kope was the only decent character and then i lost any respect i had for him too as the totally freaky and forced love triangle began. I swear most of this book made me feel sick to the point that i couldn't even finish it. I will always regret wasting my life reading this trash and definitely wont be checking out the sequel

Thursday, 16 May 2013

If I Should Die (Revenants, #3) by Amy Plum

I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?

I didnt actually enjoy it as much as i'd hoped. It was still good but i just found some things a bit annoying. The plot was pretty interesting but i guessed the big plot twist way before it happened so it wasnt that exciting for me.

Secondly, i just dont like Vincent and Kate together that much. I just find them a bit boring and bit too sappy. I was hoping Jules would be in it a lot but sadly he was barely in it which made it less enjoyable for me. I wish Amy plum would write a spin off about him where he actually gets a happy ending a someone who actually loves him back.

Anyway, apart from that it was quite good. There was a lot of history stuff about the revenants that i found interesting. There was a lot of action as well and i think overall it was a pretty good conclusion

Friday, 26 April 2013

The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
I was really excited when i started this book as i knew the competition was going to get even more interesting and we'll finally found out if America wins or not, so even though i enjoyed it mostly, i was incredibly annoyed that we are left off pretty much at the same point as the last book.

I like America but i seriously wanted to strangle her for being so torn. I think Maxon is the better choice and just wished she would stop putting him off and just say yes already!! Yes, Aspen is great too but honestly i didn't see much chemistry between them and it seemed a bit forced to me. I was well pissed by the end when she still hadn't completely made up her mind.

Apart from that, I quite liked America. She did quite a few gutsy things in this that i applauded. She also didnt let Celeste bully her who by the way i detested in the last one but seriously want to throttle with my own hand now.

Maxon is really sweet and he does a lot of cute things for her which made me go awww. I still dont see how she didnt chose him after those. However, there was one thing he did that i hated him for but honestly it was kind of America's fault. (view spoiler)

There are quite a few things that i want to talk about but i cant without spoilers but i found them very interesting. The ending had a good twist. Just when you think something is about to happen for sure, it doesnt. I really wanna read the next book so i can find out who she ends up with.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Dead Silence (The Body Finder, #4) by Kimberly Derting

Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.
its always been one of my favourite series and i am soooo sad that its now ended. I love reading about these characters so reading this was bittersweet.

Each time round, we get a cool mystery and this time round its about a family that has been brutally slaughtered. This made me think of loads of horror films that i have seen and i love how great Kimberly Derting is at creating creepy atmospheres. The murders gave me the chills and and i really enjoyed reading about the mystery.

Jay is the love of my life. I wish he was my boyfriend. I love him sooo much and was soo happy that he was in it more, as i was disappointed by the lack of him in the last one. Jay and Violet are just perfect and i love seeing them together.

Despite loving Jay so much, i have to admit that Rafe is my guilty pleasure. He just has this charisma and this pull and i just swoon when he shows up. I cant help but like him even though i wouldn't want Violet to cheat on Jay EVER! I kinda want a spinoff about Rafe so he can get a shot at being happy and we would get a book full of his awesomeness.

Chelsea is one of my fav characters and i was glad that she got a part in the plot this time round. She is soo funny and just makes the book more enjoyable. She is obsessed with Rafe in this one and it was quite funny to read about.

There is more stuff about Dr Lee and you found out the background to it but there wasnt actually that much about them. I wanted to find out more about them so that would be my only complaint.

I m gonna finish off by begging Kimberly Derting to plz plz plz write another book. I m not done reading about these characters and will miss them thoroughly. plz dont make me suffer this way!!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Things are getting desperate for Maya and her friends. Hunted by the powerful St. Clouds and now a rival Cabal as well, they're quickly running out of places to hide. And with the whole world thinking they died in a helicopter crash, it's not like they can just go to the authorities for help.

All they have is the name and number of someone who might be able to give them a few answers. Answers to why they're so valuable, and why their supernatural powers are getting more and more out of control.

But Maya is unprepared for the truths that await her. And now, like it or not, she'll have to face down some demons from her past if she ever hopes to move on with her life. Because Maya can't keep running forever.

Old secrets are revealed and unexpected characters make a surprising return in this stunning conclusion to Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkness Rising trilogy.
Woah! That was a thousand times better than i expected and i loved every minute of it. It has made me an even bigger fan of the series and i wish it hadnt ended already. After the last book, everyone has been captured except Maya, Daniel and Corey and they are doing everything they can to gain back their freedom and reunite with their parents.

This book sheds more light on St. clouds group and we find out more about them and what they are trying to do. Another rival group is introduced which doubles the stakes and the whole time i was thinking how the hell are they going to get out of this. There is a lot of suspense and i couldnt put the book down.

One of my favourite part of the book was Ash - Maya's brother. Yes, we finally get to meet him and i loved him from the start. He is a bit of a jerk but really funny and kinda felt sorry for him too when i found out about his past. I really loved the relationship that evolved between Maya and him and he definitely made the book more interesting.

I love the ensemble of characters in this book. Maya is a great protagonist, Corey is really funny, and Daniel is just perfect. Rafe, Sam, Nicole and the others join later as well and we get to see Annie too. I suspected from the first book that Maya and Daniel had something going on and that is finally acknowledged in this. As much as i like Rafe, Daniel is just way more perfect and a way better match for Maya and i was rooting for him since the start so i am really happy.

I thought the ending was really good and everything was done perfectly. This book was a great conclusion for this series that u wont be able to put down.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Collector (Dante Walker, #1) by Victoria Scott

He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn't want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn't know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect, he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector…and uncover emotions deeply buried.
I was really excited to read this book as i'd read loads of great reviews of it. It was really good, but sadly not as good as my expectations. In fact there were a few things that annoyed me.

Charlie is a walking stereotype of a dork. She was too nerdy and dumb for me and constantly called ugly and i found her generally really annoying. She is too naive and trusts Dante too quickly. And mostly, she didnt have a spine. She was always made a fool out of at school and it was always Dante who stood u for her, not herself. She is so shallow that she agrees to sell her soul to get pretty in a second. And as soon as she does, she is dying to turn into one of those slutty girls from school. The list goes on, but you get the general idea of why i despised her.

Dante, thankfully is another story. He was compared to Daemon a lot from Lux series and while i didnt like him as much as Daemon, I m definitely a fan of Dante. He is snarky, confident and HOT! Usually, i dont enjoy a guy's POV as much but thanks to Dante's hilarious narration, i found myself really enjoying it.

The romance was slow and felt real. I liked it even though i hated Charlie and wished Dante could be with someone better. I understood why he fell in love with her and want to see where their relationship goes in the next one.

The plot wasnt original and wasn't that interesting either to be honest. However, overall i enjoyed the book and will be checking out the sequel.

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3) by Cassandra Clare

Danger and betrayal, secrets and enchantment in the breathtaking conclusion to the Infernal Devices trilogy

Tessa Gray should be happy - aren't all brides happy?
Yet as she prepares for her wedding, a net of shadows begins to tighten around the Shadowhunters of the London Institute.
A new demon appears, one linked by blood and secrecy to Mortmain, the man who plans to use his army of pitiless automatons, the Infernal Devices, to destroy the Shadowhunters. Mortmain needs only one last item to complete his plan. He needs Tessa. And Jem and Will, the boys who lay equal claim to Tessa's heart, will do anything to save her.
WOAH!!! I m in shock right now because of how good that book was. I m still reeling from that ending. Too many feels! I cant believe how much this book made me cry! I know Cassie is an amazing writer but this book just surpassed all her others by a mile.

Jem, oh Jem! He made my heart break so many times! His health keeps worsening and the possibility of his death is becoming more and more real. I just cant get over what a perfect guy he is. He says the most swoon worthy things and i just wish someone would play violin for me like he plays for Tessa. I was rooting for him and Tessa throughout the whole book because Jem and Tessa are just adorable and need to be together.

I wasnt the biggest fan of Will before, mainly because he was getting in the way of Jem and Tessa. However, this book has converted me into a fan of him too. Just the love he has for Jem and how he is willing to sacrifice his happiness for the two people he loves most made me like him too. The relationship between Jem and Will is so special and amazing and made me sad for both of them.

What annoyed me was the fact that Will was making vows that he would never go after Tessa because of Jem but as soon as they thought Jem was out of the way, they got together. I mean they couldnt even wait a single day! That JUST PISSED ME OFF LIKE HELL! i M a very dedicated Jem fan and i wanted to smack them for it!

There are a lot of other romances in this book. Gideon and Sophie who i love and Gabriel and Cecily as well who i thought were perfect for each other. Cecily was a really cool, headstrong person who i grew to love and Gabriel goes from an asshole to a likable person.

We finally unravel the mysterious of what Tessa is. It wasnt some big revelation for me as half of it was alrealy explained in CP so this was kinda anticlimactic. But you do learn the exact mechanics of it and how everything happened. There is also the secret of her clockwork angel necklace and i found that really interesting.

There is a small battle at the end with Mortmain but for me the book was about the relationships between the characters and especially the love triangle. Here is a fair warning - keep a packet of tissues with you before starting the book because trust me you will need it. I can honestly say this is one of the saddest books i have ever read. In fact i was bawling pretty much the whole way through.

My favourite part was the EPILOGUE and i was soooo happy that (view spoiler)[ Jem and Tessa finally got together! (hide spoiler)] I had mixed feelings about the ending but i guess it was satisfying. An epic end for an epic series.


“I am nothing if not gracious,” Will said. His eyes searched Jem’s face, that face as familiar to him as his own. “And determined. You will not leave me. Not while I live.”

He looked at her with a light in his thin face that made it more beautiful. “Wo xi wang ni ming tian ke yi jia gei wo.”

“You . . .” She drew her brows together. “You want to get married? But we are already engaged. I do not think one can get engaged twice.”

He laughed, which turned into a cough; Tessa’s whole body tightened, but the cough was slight, and there was no blood. “I said I would marry you tomorrow if I could.”

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

A Shade Of Vampire (A Shade Of Vampire, #1) by Bella Forrest

 On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood. 
She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains. 

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince. 
Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.
Will she succeed? ...or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?
I love reading about vampires, so i was excited for this too. It sounded quite different from others, revolving around vampires who reside on an island, where sun doesn't shine ever. Sofia is kidnapped and taken there, where she meets prince Derek who has just woken from a long sleep, and if she doesnt impress him, she could become his next meal.

I found Sofia a cool protagonist; she was brave, confident and courageous but at times i found it a bit unrealistic. I would be quite terrified if i found myself on an island full of vampires where i m to be a "slave" but she never showed much fear. I liked Derek and the romance between him and Sofia, even though it was a bit too quick. I liked how Derek cared about her and listened to her.

Ben was a cool character though i didn't really get the point of him in the story. I absolutely detested Lucas and he was a cool villain. There were a lot of other characters that i wanted to read more about but sadly they didnt get much development.

Overall, i thought the book was pretty good but could have been a lot better if it was longer. There could have been more development of plot and characters as i thought some things happened quite fast. The cliffhanger was interesting so i m curious to see what happens next.

Here is an excerpt to give you a taste:

I’d been meandering along the shore for about an hour when I suddenly sensed that I wasn’t alone. Someone was approaching me from behind. My heart leapt. I was so sure it was Ben, that when a stranger showed up beside me, I couldn’t hide my disappointment.
He must have noticed, because a smirk formed on his lips. “Were you expecting someone else, love?”
I eyed him suspiciously, remembering how many times my father had told me not to talk to strangers. I looked him over, taking in his appearance. My eyes widened. I couldn’t find words to describe how fine a man he was. He was almost beautiful. The first thing I took notice of was how his blue eyes were about three shades brighter than any I’d ever seen before. It was such a stark contrast to his pale – almost white – skin and dark hair. Standing beside me, he was easily more than half a foot taller. His height, broad shoulders and lean build reminded me of Ben, but he had a presence that was far more imposing than my best friend’s.
My gaze settled on his face.
I realized that he was inspecting me just as closely as I was him. His eyes on me suddenly made me feel uncomfortably vulnerable. I gave my father’s advice a second thought, but quickly canceled out all notions of heeding to his counsel when I reminded myself that he stopped caring a long time ago.
I straightened to my full height and mustered all the courage I had to keep myself from running away from this stranger.
Big mistake.
The confident smirk didn’t leave his face for even a moment.
“Like what you see?”
“A bit full of yourself, aren’t you?” I scoffed, annoyed by his audacity.
He stepped forward, closer to me, and leaned his head toward mine.
“Don’t I have the right to be?”
He knew he looked good and wasn’t about to act like he didn’t.
“Whatever,” was my oh-so-brilliant comeback.
My shoulders sagged with defeat as I took a step back, unsettled by how close he was now. I rolled my eyes and did a one-eighty, not quite in the mood to play whatever game this stranger was proposing.
I would soon realize that I was about to play his game whether I liked it or not.
He grabbed my arm and turned my body to face him. This motion alone made every single internal alarm I had within me go off in a frenzy.
This man was danger and I knew it. I tried to wriggle away from his touch, but I was no match for his strength. 

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Requiem (Delirium, #3) by Lauren Oliver

They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past.

But we are still here.

And there are more of us every day.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancĂ©e of the young mayor.

Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings.

Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.

But we have chosen a different road.

And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose.

We are even free to choose the wrong thing.

Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.
A brilliant conclusion to a brilliant series. I always loved this series but this book made me love it even more. The only thing i didn't like was the ending. what kind of ending was that?! it wasn't even an ending. The book was left suspended in the middle and the big questions weren't even answered! I am kinda annoyed now.

Anyway, lots of stuff happens in this and i m not quite sure where to start. Alex returned in the last one after miraculously surviving and i was thrilled about it. But Lena is with Julian now who is in love with her but she is also in love with Alex who is in love with her. I kinda felt sorry for Lena in this as i honestly couldn't have picked between them. They are both so cute and i wanted Lena with both of them. One moment i wished she and Alex would just get back together and the other, i would feel sorry for Julian as he is such a sweetheart and deserves her too.

The story is told from Lena and Hana's POV which allows us to know whats going on with Hana as well and her story was just as interesting as Lena's. She is getting married to Fred who i absolutely despised but was a good addition to the story.

The story had tonnes of action and the stakes keep getting higher and higher. I really enjoyed the entire thing and wish the series hadn't ended yet. My only complaint is the ending.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Bibliopunkk - February Giveaway - 8 Books total

Enter the giveaway here:

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

Allison Sekemoto has vowed to rescue her creator, Kanin, who is being held hostage and tortured by the psychotic vampire Sarren. The call of blood leads her back to the beginning—New Covington and the Fringe, and a vampire prince who wants her dead yet may become her wary ally.

Even as Allie faces shocking revelations and heartbreak like she’s never known, a new strain of the Red Lung virus that decimated humanity is rising to threaten human and vampire alike.
I was so happy and excited when i received an ARC of it, and let me tell you, this book exceeded all my expectations. It was so DAMN GOOD! Last we saw, Allison had left Eden looking for her sire Kanin and she is still searching for him. She continues to have dreams about him being tortured and getting more and more desperate to find him before he goes mad.

The biggest surprise for me in this book was Jackal. Being Allison's blood brother, he joins her in her search to look for Kanin and they spend the entire book together. I hated him after what he did in the last book and yet i couldn't stop myself from liking him in this. He is just so funny! He made me crack up every time he opened his mouth. He is still totally crazy and has no qualms about killing humans but he just made everything so much more entertaining. I still don't know how trustworthy he is but i do like him.

Zeke shows up a lot sooner than i expected him to which was good and has stronger better since the last time we saw him. The romance gets better and they both try to make their relationship work even though Allison's a vampire. I like Zeke and everything but sadly i just don't find myself swooning over him.

Kanin is still my favourite part of the series and i do wish he had shown up sooner but still i was glad that he got a lot more time in this than he did in the last one. I felt really sorry for him in this because of how he is tortured and just love him to pieces. We also learn more about his past which i found really interesting.

Sarren return in this and i think might be one of the most terrible villains i have read about. He is completely brutal with no humanity at all! I detest him with passion and hope he really suffers for everything he did. Every time, he showed up, i would chant DIE DIE DIE!

Stick is another character that we see return; i found him annoying before but i just wanted to break his face in this. He is truly a coward and pathetic and a loser and i couldn't believe the things he did in this to make himself feel brave.

I wanted to know more about Eden in this but sadly we don't find out much about that in this and neither does any of the book take place there. However, i am sure we will discover more about that in the next one.

There is a MASSIVE cliffhanger so brace yourselves. Something really terrible happens and i am anxious to see how things are going to unfold after that. Overall, i don't really have anything negative to say - it was an AMAZING book and everyone will definitely love it.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) by Tahereh Mafi






it's almost

time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book! Incredibly enjoyable with never a dull moment. It has so much action, so much drama, so many twists that i dont even know what to talk about first!

The love triangle is a big part of this book, love it or hate it. At first, i was just weirded out when i found out that Warner was a love interest after all the despicable things he did in the first book, but after reading it, i see that it really does work. We get to see a sweeter side of Warner when he's around Juliette, get to see inside his head, learn about his past and why he turned out the way he is. I felt really sorry for him and really feel that he deserves a break. No one - not even Warner himself - believes that he can change except Juliette and i was so glad that someone was willing to give him a chance.

He says things that will make you swoon and made me melt. And chapter 62 was EFFIN HOT! I have officially changed to Team Warner. I really liked Adam before but he was just annoying in this. He spends the entire book sulking and brooding and i just found the whole Juliette and Adam thing to sappy.

Now for my favourite part in the book - KENJI!!! He is made of awesomeness. He is sexy and funny! And he is also the one who always knocks sense into Juliette. I love how he is totally honest with her, and gives her good advice without sugar coating anything. He is just too AMAZING for words and i live for his scenes.

Juliette goes through ups and downs in this. She is always feeling insecure because of her power and spends a lot of time sulking. In those moments, i wanted to tell her to get over it! Get over Adam! Get over your doubts! And finally she does. She is badass! She kicks some awesome butt and i was totally cheering for her.

You get to meet Warner's father who is a total bastard. I just wanted to shove something up his ass the whole time and i sympathize with Warner for having him as a father. We also get to find out why Adam and Warner can touch Juliette which was very interesting.

This book has made this one of my favourite series and i am dying for the sequel. Its full of twists and turns that you will definitely not see coming. The ending was good and is left on a cliffhanger and i am eager for the sequel. Once again - an AMAZING book!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.
Woah! such an amazing sequel! and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to not enjoy it that much as it revolves around Scarlet but Cinder was still very much in the spotlight which was great.

Scarlet is our new protagonist and she is feisty, sassy and kickass. I loved her attitude and how she was willing to do so much by herself for her grandmother. I immediately liked her and got immersed into her story.

Her grandmother has been abducted and she spends the book trying to find her. On the way, she encounters Wolfe who is a street fighter. I found him ok; he was alright, towards the end.

Meanwhile, Cinder has escaped the prison and is now a fugitive on the run. She meets a guy called Captain Throne. OMG! HE WAS SOOO AWESOME! He became my favourite character the minute he opened his mouth. He was so funny and cute and awesome and i just loved every single scene he was in. He and Cinder were really funny and adorable together and made the book incredibly enjoyable for me.

Kai and Cinder were a big part of why i loved the first book. Sadly, they didnt have any interaction in this book which i really wanted to see. We get to see Kai though, still struggling with maintaining peace with the Lunars and i felt really sorry for him and also wished he was in it more.

The plot was very good, with lots of stuff going on. We get to also find out more about Cinder's past, when she was brought to Earth. There is a bit of a cliffhanger which is gonna make the wait for next year much worse. Overall, i LOVED this installment and everything about it and look forward to the sequel.(

Friday, 1 February 2013

Prodigy (Legend, #2) by Marie Lu

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long.

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action.

I totally fell in love with Day and June when i read Legend, so i was really looking forward to reading the sequel. Things are completely different in this. June has left the Republic and is on the run too with Day and they are both struggling to survive without any help. Soon, they encounter the Patriots who are willing to help them, but in return for something big!

I really liked June and Day in the last book, and now they are finally together as i had hoped, but its not smooth sailing for them. They do face a lot of difficulties because of their completely different backgrounds, and insecurities. I just wanted them to work it out and be happy again and was annoyed when they had doubts about each other.

June was really smart and kick-ass and independent and i love how intelligent she is and quickly figures things out, continuing to make shrewd decisions. Day was great and i just find him really adorable for some reason, and felt sorry for him at the end when something BIG is revealed about him.

Tess becomes a more prominent character in this, and i found her kinda annoying and clingy. Probably, cuz she was trying to get between Day and June. Anden also becomes a major part of the story and i really did like him. There are tonnes of other characters who are all kinda suspicious and you just never know when to trust someone.

The cliffhanger was big! i am really anxious after reading that ending and just hope everything works out right in the end. You guys will love this installment as its packed with awesomeness.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Everbound (Everneath, #2) by Brodi Ashton

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

In this enthralling sequel to Everneath, Brodi Ashton tests the bonds of destiny and explores the lengths we’ll go to for the ones we love
This was a really good sequel, that i really enjoyed. Its all about Nikki trying to find Jack who was taken by the tunnels in the last one when he sacrificed himself for her. Nikki is desperate for a way and needs Cole's help in order to reach Jack.

Most of the book takes place in the Everneath, and i found learning about it and seeing their world in more detail really cool. It was quite different to how i expected and i hope we get to delve more into it and their mythology in the next one.

Jack is absent for most of the book, but it doesn't feel that way, as there are lots of flashbacks, and various memories of Jack and Nikki that we get to read about. Its also good as we get to see the start of their romance and their first kiss and stuff that i always love reading about.

I liked Cole in this book; we get to see a different - sweeter and caring side of him. I even felt a little sorry for him at some points but he really annoyed me at the end. I wish he hadnt done what he did as thats just gonna make Nikki hate him. Despite all this, i still prefer him to Jack as i just find him more interesting and hope he gets a proper shot with her.

The cliffhanger is MASSIVE! It ends with a GIGANTIC twist that i didnt see coming a mile away. I m sure it will make things really interesting in the sequel and i cant wait to read it.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Apollyon (Covenant, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power and becoming the all-powerful God Killer. But breaking Alex’s connection to Seth isn’t the only problem. There are a few pesky little loopholes in the whole “an Apollyon can’t be killed” theory, and the only person who might know how to stop the destruction has been dead for centuries.

Finding their way past the barriers that guard the Underworld, searching for one soul among countless millions, and then somehow returning will be hard enough. Alex might be able to keep Seth from becoming the God Killer… or she might become the God Killer herself.

Another incredible book in the Covenant series that I immensely enjoyed. The story keeps getting more and more interesting and has ended on a note that will no doubt make for an amazing conclusion.

Alex is still under Seth’s influence at the start, and I was kinda worried it would stay that way for a while, but thankfully, she goes back to her normal self pretty soon. However, the parts before made me quite sick when she referred to Seth as “my Seth” which just made me wanna barf. Apart from that, Alex is great in this book; she’s still snarky as ever but maturing quite quickly and not making dumb mistakes anymore that she used to.

Aiden is cute as ever. Their romance gets even steamier and i didn’t think that was possible after the last book. They are just such an adorable couple and i loved reading their moments together. I loved how protective and supportive Aiden was of her and didn’t give up on her the entire time.

Seth isn’t that much in this book, mostly he just has random conversations with Alex through their bond. He annoyed me soo much and we find out even more stuff he did that made me wanna rip off his head. I understood why Alex was still hoping for him to turn good, but it still pissed me off. He is way past the point of return and i don’t have much hope for him.

Apollo is still one of my favourite characters and i just love reading about him and seeing his different sides. The other main characters also return and are there for pretty much the whole book.

We get to see the underworld in this book, which was probably my favourite part and made me really excited. We also get to meet a lot of dead characters and also some new gods. The big question about Seth’s bloodline is answered and its revealed who is behind Seth and Lucian’s plan. This was a big shocker for me and will take you by surprise too.

There is tonnes of action in this that i thoroughly enjoyed and the cliff-hanger has me anxious for the next book. After reading apollyon, I know that the conclusion is going to be epic and I will be counting down days till I get the chance to read it. This is one of my all time favourite series and i know everyone's gonna love it

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Boundless (Unearthly, #3) by Cynthia Hand

The past few years have held more surprises than part-angel Clara Gardner could ever have anticipated. Yet from the dizzying highs of first love, to the agonizing low of losing someone close to her, the one thing she can no longer deny is that she was never meant to live a normal life.

Since discovering the special role she plays among the other angel-bloods, Clara has been determined to protect Tucker Avery from the evil that follows her . . . even if it means breaking both their hearts. Leaving town seems like the best option, so she’s headed back to California - and so is Christian Prescott, the irresistible boy from the vision that started her on this journey in the first place.

As Clara makes her way in a world that is frighteningly new, she discovers that the fallen angel who attacked her is watching her every move. And he’s not the only one. . . . With the battle against the Black Wings looming, Clara knows she must finally fulfil her destiny. But it won’t come without sacrifices and betrayal.

In the riveting finale of the Unearthly series, Clara must decide her fate once and for all.

That was an epic conclusion to an epic series - one that i will miss forever. It was great with a perfect balance of romance, action, humor and tears.

Clara is in Stanford, along with Angela and Christian trying to get used to her new life without Tucker, Jeffrey and her mum. She is also having another vision, that includes her and Christian and indicates something bad that's about to happen. This all leads to lots of stuff that i wont give away.

I was annoyed with Clara at the end of Hallowed for leaving Tucker and i still was but i did kind of understand why she was giving Christian a chance even if i didnt like it. I just wanted to shout at her the whole time to go back to Tucker! He still loves her. She still loves him and i just kept waiting for the moment where they both admitted it. Tucker and Clara are just sooooo adorable together and even though it takes them a while to make up, it was really cute when they finally did.

Despite being 100% TEAM TUCKER, i do like Christian and honestly felt a bit sorry for him. Its not really his fault that he loves Clara and i wished he would find someone else to be happy with.

Angela has quite a big part in the plot and i liked her ok. We get to see a bit of Wendy as well. I knew Phen would come back in this and he does. I still dont really know what to make of him and he's just totally shady. Jeffrey shows a lot sooner than i expected which wad good. Samjeeza and Michael are in it as well who i really like.

The plot was great, with lots of twists that made me go "WOAH!" and you wont see it coming either. Towards the ending, there was a scene that made me cry but thankfully the ending was good and i was really happy with it. I m totally SAD! I m gonna miss reading about Tucker and Clara so much and this has been one of my fav series!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3) by Richelle Mead

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.
I was absolutely ecstatic when i got a chance to read this! I had been dying to read it so i did a little happy dance when i got it! :D This book was utter perfection and had everything i wanted. The romance, the action, he suspense is all kicked up a notch. And Sydrian will make you swoon your pants off! The wedding was awesome and we do get a sydrian dance!!! We also get to see rose and Dimitri and the rest of the gang.

The story starts off with Sydney looking for Marcus Finch, the mysterious ex-alchemist who has been on the run from them. He shows up quite quickly in the book and i was really excited about learning about his character. There is also Veronica, Ms Terwilliger's evil sister who is using magic to take young witches' powers to keep herself young. With all this going on, Syndey has a lot on her plate.

I have always loved Sydney and she has been one of my favourite protagonists, and i continued to love her in this more and more. She shows so much development; the girl who used to think vampires were evil is completely gone and she has started to question the things she was taught and wondering if the alchemists are really sincere with her. If you didnt like her before, you are bound to now.

Adrian was as amazing and perfect as ever. I just wanna grab him and hug him and kiss him and never let go. He says the cutest things that always make me laugh out loud or melt into a puddle. I honestly dont know how Sydney manages to resist him for as long as she does. I would have fallen at his feet and worshiped him. He has changed in this too. He hardly gets drunk and is more responsible without losing the ivashkov charm.

The romance was definitely my favourite part in this book. It starts off with Sydney still in denial while Adrian is trying not to push her so she comes around on her own. The whole time i was impatiently waiting for the moment when sydney would realise that she is in love with him too and sometimes i wanted to kill her for keep pushing Adrian away! They have a lot of their usual banter and some flirty moments too. They do have LOTS of makeout sessions that got me all hot and bothered (though they dont have sex) and you will definitely not be disappointed.

Eddie, Jill and Angeline also return upto their usual shenanigans. They dont play massive parts in the plot but their presence makes the book more enjoyable, full of hilarious moments. Ian is also in it and there were lots of parts where i did wanna smack him but i was still happy to see him. Trey sadly wasnt in it that much and their friendship is a bit tainted by what happened before but i still love him and hope to see tonnes of him later.

Marcus is the main new character and i knew i would love him. He is charming and flirty and made the book more interesting. I was really excited about finding more about the indigo tattoo and the rebellion. There are more people who are part of it and they offer Sydney to join and break away from the alchemists. He was a great addition and i hope he is part of future books.

We also find out more about the alchemists and how evil they truly are and i am sure it will play a bigger part later. Sydney also gets better with magic and not just her own. She is now comfortable with vampire magic too. The plot was great with lots of twists and turns that you wont see coming. The cliffhanger wasnt what i expected at all and i am curious to see how that will change things in the next one.

This was truly an AMAZING book and everyone needs to read it!

here are some teasers:

He rested a hand on my hip, and my whole body tensed up. The hand moved around my hip slipping under my shirt to rest on the small of my back. My skin burned where he touched me, and the places that were untouched longed for that heat.
"See?" He said. He was in the throes of spirit now though with me at the same time. "Well i guess you cant. When I touch you, your aura…it smolders. The colors deepen, it burns more intensely, the purple increases. Why? Why, Sydney?" He used that hand on me to pull me closer. "Why do you react that way if I don’t mean anything to you?" There was a desperation in his voice.

"Speaking of that dress", he added, "I still haven’t seen you in it"

I laughed softly, "You cant handle it"

He raised an eyebrow at that. "Is that a challenge sage? I can handle a lot"

"Not if our history is any indication. Each time i wear some moderately attractive dress u lose it"

"Thats not exactly true" He said, "I lose it no matter what your wearing. And that red dress was not moderately attractive. It was like a piece of heaven here on earth. A red silky piece of heaven."

"You heard me. You want to join our group? You want to break your tattoo?" He looked annoyingly smug. "Then this its all part of the process"

"I never said i wanted to do any of those things." I hissed "I just wanted to find out more about them."

He caught hold of my hand. "Sydney i know this is a lot to take in. I don’t blame you for doubting and that's exactly why we need you. You're smart, you're observant, you question and just like me those questions are going to get you in trouble - if they haven’t already. Get out now while you can – on your own terms"

The Essence (The Pledge, #2) by Kimberly Derting

“Danger, dread, mystery, and romance” (Booklist) continue in the second book of The Pledge trilogy, as Charlie’s reign is under siege from the most unusual of enemies.

At the luminous conclusion of The Pledge, Charlaina defeated the tyrant Sabara and took her place as Queen of Ludania. But Charlie knows that Sabara has not disappeared: The evil queen’s Essence is fused to Charlie’s psyche, ready to arise at the first sign of weakness.

Charlie is not weak, but she’s being pushed to the brink. In addition to suppressing the ever-present influence of Sabara, she’s busy being queen—and battling a growing resistance determined to return Ludania to its discriminatory caste system. Charlie wants to be the same girl Max loves, who Brook trusts, but she’s Your Majesty now, and she feels torn in two.

As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages will be the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

The sequel was okay. It didnt pull me in right away and i was a bit confused about what was going on for the first part as i had forgotten the events of the last book, so it took me a while to get into it.

Charlie is now queen but has the spirit of the old queen imprisoned in her body. The is quite a hard situation for her and i felt sorry for her. She seemed more or less the same to me in this book as the last one with no particular character development.

Max unfortunately who i did really like before was hardly in this book and i felt his absence throughout the entire book. This also meant that the romance was non-existent which is another thing that annoyed me.

The plot was good, mostly revolving around Charlie coping with becoming queen and the enemies out to get her. There is more action is this one than the last one which you'll enjoy.

There is a new character called Niko who i had mixed feelings about. He may or may not be a love interest in the next book and i really hope he isnt. Zafir, Aron, Brook are all back and all have massive roles in the book.

There is sort of a cliffhanger but nothing too massive. Overall, it was a good book but not as interesting as i wanted it to be.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Sky has always been home-schooled but now she is finally starting public school. There she meets Holder who has a reputation worse than hers as well as temper issues. She has never really felt anything real for any guy before but that changes when she meets Holder.

Sky was a cool character and likable. She was adopted when she was little and doesnt really know much about her past. Holder feels like he knows her from before even though she has no recollection of ever meeting him. This intrigued me and i really wanted to know the reason behind it.

Holder was totally amazing and i loved the relationship between them. I thought it was a bit quick but didn't feel forced or anything. Holder has his own secrets and past that come to light and give us more insight into his personality.

The plot was good, though a bit slow paced at times. It gets really interesting towards the end and i was completely hooked. Overall, it was a good, enjoyable book and i would recommend it to romance lovers