Saturday, 21 May 2016

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins


Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.
At the begining of this book I was really enjoying myself. I really liked Harper and David. but then things took a turn for the less exciting.
The love triangle had a lot of promise but it didnt manage to keep up the frustration and excitement that a love triangle usually has.
I wanted a funny and light hearted story and I guess I got that because parts of it were funny but overall it was just a little dull.
There was little to no character development throughout the whole book. I dont feel like i really was able to envelope myself in the world because it wasnt really very well described.
It was a very quick read and did get me out of a little reading slump so i am greatful for that. I gave this book a generous 3 out of 5 on Goodreads.
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Saven Denial by Siobhan Davis

Saven Denial is a Novella which fits nicely between Saven Disclosure and Saven Defiance from the Saven series. I have been lucky enough to receive this novella from Siobhan in exchange for an honest review.
The previous segment of this series ended on a huge cliff hanger so this part of the story could not come soon enough. Saven Denial clears up a few things that I was unsure about in a very exciting way.
Siobhan introduces lots of new characters in this novella and the character development is amazing which is what I have come to expect from the Saven series. How all of the action, characters and story fits into those few pages is beyond me. This Novella is a must read, you will be apsolutely mind blown.
I thought I knew who Sadie was but it turns out I have no idea!
Admittedly I did miss Hyden and Logan because I am total team Hayden but we got fabulous new people to get to know.
Anybody that has reached this point in the series is well and truly hooked so if you have not started this series then DO IT!!  
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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield


I received an invitation to read Paper butterflies by Lisa Heathfield just last week. I read Seed when that was released and absolutely loved it so it made perfect sense to read Paper Butterflies.
First off the cover is stunning in similar style to the original Seed cover which I love.
June is having a pretty awful time of it at home, the bullying she receives is heart breaking to think that a child of any age has to go through something like that is terrible. June meets a young boy named Blister who accepts June for who she is.
I cried more than once reading this story and admittedly I was not mentally prepared for this book at all! I loved that even though June was being treated so badly she could still herself show compassion and caring. She loved Blister and he loved her just as much and this pair will stay in my mind for a very long time to come. There was a complete polar opposite with the two families as well which made what Kathleen was doing to June much worse if that is at all possible. It made me extremely sad to think that June's own father couldn't see what was going on with his little girl. He noticed she was angry and that she didn't like Kathleen but never took the time to find out why and that in itself  is really upsetting.
The ending to this book is almost devastating but leaves us with a small glimmer of hope so that we think that maybe June is going to make it but just maybe.
The whole story is a real journey from start to finish and not one single page was boring. I would love to add a physical copy or both this book and Seed to my collection.
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Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

Siobhan Davis does it again!!
What hasn't this story got? We have science fiction like you have never read before mixed with Alien love.
Siobhan asks us not to hate her for the massive life ruining cliff hanger at the end of this novel and I am trying so hard not to, so hard but kindly the next instalment is only a month away so we don't have much time for withdrawal from this world and the characters that live within it.
I have been anxiously awaiting Saven Disclosure since I reviewed Saven Deception and my already high expectations had the time to grow so its safe to say that I wanted a lot. I then worried about second book syndrome but I shouldn't have worried at all because if anything this instalment was better than the last.
The book begins where we left off and eases us back in to the story quite gently before the action begins. Trust me we need this gentle start because once the action gets going it never stops! There is so much that happens in this story that is so easy to immerse yourself in the setting fully.
The plot introduces several new characters who are very exciting and interesting to read about but it is the characters that we already know and love that I enjoyed so much more. Considering that the twists and turns in this story are often shocking and terrifying the story is so much fun to read.
With Logan away on very important saving the earth business we got the opportunity to learn more about Hayden who I must say is fast becoming my favourite character. There is a perfect balance of romance and action. Sadie is still absolutely adoringly in love with Logan however this book sees them struggle a little with long distance and jealousy which is a fantastic way to make the couple feel more real to me even if this isn't the pairing that I want.
Most of the characters make mistakes in this book, Sadie more than most but they manage to find their consciences or step up and do what is right for man kind.
I am struggling to express how much I adore this series and I will forever be a fan of Siobhan's stories. I would hate to reveal too much in this review so I will stop worshiping the Saven books now but I know that if you have read the first book there is no way that you would pass this one up!
Read it!!
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Em x

City of Lost souls by Cassandra Clare


The Mortal instrument series continues in this 5th book in the set. What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

This is one hefty book at 535 pages it has taken me a little while to get through it. This book has multiple plots going on and is written in many chapters and mostly split into different parts of the story. It was a little complicated to start with as I had a long break between City of Fallen angels and this one.
The book was really tricky to get into and the first half of it is really difficult to trudge through but the second half is interesting enough to make me want to carry on with the next book after a break from the shadow hunter world for a while.
Clary felt a little more stupid in this book if that is possible and she put herself into situations that were dangerous.
Clary is as irritating as ever with her soppy worship of Jace. I just couldn't get into their romance in this book at all and there was soooo much soppy romance.
I didn't understand the whole evil Jace/ good Jace thing, Evil Jace wasn't that much different to normal Jace. He didn't seem brainwashed enough to be doing the things that Sebastian was making him do. He just didn't seem different at all and that plot could have been so much better if he was just a little bit more evil.
Simon is still as awkward as he ever was but that isn't a bad thing because it makes me believe his character so much more. I like the relationship between Simon and Isabelle I think they are good for each other. They both seem to be finding themselves together and growing as characters which is lovely.
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Em x

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Catch You by M H Soars

Basically this is a school based romance between the nerdy girl and the hot jock boy but it has a fun mysterious twist.
17 year old Kimberley is having a pretty rubbishy day which is all toped off when Owen knocks into her and doesn't apologise. Kimberley is in such a shitty mood that she decides to get him back by tipping food on his head in the school dining hall. Owen obviously does not understand what he has done to make Kimmy kick off with him but he knows that this is the first time he has really noticed her and Owen thinks she is beautiful!.
Fate is not on Kimberley's side that day because later on her and Owen get partnered up for an English project. Kimberley decides that she will not fall victim to Owen's charms or his good looks.
Things get crazy from there and the pair end up in a desert in Las Vegas.
This Novella was a super speedy and fun read. I got through it all in one sitting and still had lots of time to do other things. It was really fun to read. Its easy to follow what is going on and thee are not too many characters to keep up with. It kind of reminded me of clueless but with a more grown up content.
This book would be the perfect book to get you out of a reading slump or even just to pass a few hours.
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Em x

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Creatures of the night tag

Its simple, you pick a character that matches the creature and explain why you chose them. SO lets get into it.


Eric Northman from True Blood. In the first few books he is a bit mean and pretty heartless which is why I liked his character but as the series goes on and we get to read more about Eric in different situations he develops emotionally. Eric only ever does something if he wants to do it and never because its the right thing to do, He isn't scared of getting into trouble or getting hurt to stick up for something or someone he believes in.


Racking my brain I can only think of three Werewolf characters that I have ever read about. Luke and Maia from the mortal instruments and Lupin from Harry Potter. Its tricky to choose because I am currently reading the Mortal instruments so its fresh in my mind however because Lupin was the first he wins. Lupin showed us how he tried not to be taken over by the creature he became and managed to keep his humanity so he is pretty cool.


Ok I am not sure if this counts but Melanie from The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R Carey because she doesn't even know what she is, she is just a kid. Its a great story and one of the only ones where I think I have read of the zombie aspect.

Another category that I need to do more reading in but I sort of remember there being a ghost in Hex Hall but I don't remember anything about it so because of that I choose Moaning Mertle from Harry Potter. She is fun and she lives in a bathroom, what more can we want?

Witch/ Warlock or Spell Caster

For this I had lots of options so I am trying to avoid the Harry Potter crew at all costs and also because I have already mentioned the Mortal Instrument series I will not chose Magnus Bane. On that note I choose Nathan from Half Bad by Sally Green. He isn't quite up there with the best but he is trying his best and it gives us a less wandy take on magic.
Fairy or Fae
This was so easy I didn't even have to think for a second. Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses takes this prize hands down. Think you know fairies then think again. I loved this twist on beauty and the beast and I loved Tamlin's Character I just hope the second book lives up to my expectations.  
Patch from Hush Hush has so far been my favourite angel but to be honest the other angel books I have read have not been that great.
Melanie from Host. Not only is that one of my favourite books but Melanie's species are pretty evil but Melanie shows us humanity and sticking together is important. I felt that I could empathise with Melanie and it made the concept much more realistic. Love her!!.
Super Powered Human
Juliette from the Shatter Me series was my favourite super human. I loved this series and it is still one of my all time favourites!!
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