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.