Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Salt & Stone by Victoria Scott

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Book Title: Salt & Stone (Fire & Flood #2)
Author: Victoria Scott
Expected Publication: February 24th 2015
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20657437-salt-stone

Synopsis:  What would you do to save someone you love?

In FIRE & FLOOD, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.

But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?

The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win.


(I got all the information from Goodreads)
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I read the first book during my summer vacation while I was in Croatia and I totally fell in love with the storyline and everything in it, the second I finished the book the first thing on my mind was ~I need the second book now or I will explode~ haha and I love books that make me feel that way, I am so excited for it to come out you have no idea (unless you've also read and loved the first book like I did haha). The sad part is that it comes out next year (thankfully at the beginning of the year and not at the end or I would have gone crazy haha).

This isn't the first book I've read by Victoria Scott, I've also read the Dante Walker trilogy (which I of course loved) and I got to say that Victoria Scott will be on my auto buy list from now on, any book she writes I will definitely buy and read it!

Have you read Fire & Flood or any of her other books and did you enjoy them ?

Friday, 25 July 2014

Book Review: The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Book title: The Edge of Never
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 426
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Adult, Road Trip.
Release date: November 15th 2012 by Createspace

Synopsis: Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?


Review: This is another book that I thought I'd dislike before I even read it, I honestly thought at first it was going to be a depressing book, I don't know why but I did and I am so glad (so so so so glad) that I decided to give it a chance because it is now one of my favorite books ever, I finished it really quickly because I couldn't put it down, it was funny, sexy, serious and just everything I want in a book.

I don't have much to say except that this book made me smile, laugh, cry and it also made me angry (you'll know when you read the book why) It made me feel all the emotions and I already want to re-read it.

Stars: 5 out of 5
Will I re-read ?: Yes definitely.
Will I read the next book ?: I bought the 1st and 2nd at the same time (thankfully) and I already started reading the second one.

Have you read The Edge of Never ?
If yes, did you like it ? 
If no, will you read it ? 

One last thing I want to say and that is: I love Andew. That is all.

Book Review: Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs

Book Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Edition: Paperback
Pages: 352 (has a lot of photographs)
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Paranormal, Adventure, Time Travel.
Release date: June 4th 2013 by Quirk Books

Synopsis: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Review: From the moment I started reading this book I fell right into it and I couldn't stop reading, it was much different than any book I've ever read and it kept me interested til the end, but it wasn't the best book I've read and I don't even feel like I want to reread it and usually with books that I love, at the end I always feel like I can't wait to re-read them.

The first time I read the synopsis for this book I wasn't interested in it at all, I honestly didn't think I'd even enjoy it a little but I was wrong.

I did love a lot of the characters they kept me really interested and amused and if the characters weren't as interesting and as great as they were I don't think I would have enjoyed this book as much, so a huge plus for the characters!.

Last thing I want to talk about are the pictures, I absolutely adored all the pictures, they were really cool and creepy and I really loved that, and this book wouldn't have been as good without them.

Stars: 4 out of 5 Stars

Will I re-read?: Nope, probably not.

Will I read the next book?: Ofcourse I will, I already bought Hollow City, I just grabbed it straight away when I saw it.

Have you read Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children ?
If yes, Did you enjoy it ?
If not, Will you be reading it ?