Thursday, 30 October 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #2, I am a Featured Blog!!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read

I am so excited that this Friday my blog will be featured!, The other blog that is being featured this week is A thousand words, A million books. So make sure to check her blog out if you haven't already.

This week's question is:
Q: What books would you give to newbies in your favorite genre? (Ex. I'm a newbie to high fantasy and EVERYONE said to ease into it with the Throne of Glass series!) - Suggested by Take Me Away...

A: I am going to choose Young Adult, and Paranormal, since a lot of my favorite series and trilogies are from those two genre's.

1. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. ~ I can't say it enough, I love this series, it is my favorite series ever, and I have read it over 6 times and haven't gotten sick of it and I know I never will. If we have talked and you've asked me to recommend you a book, this series would be the first series I would recommend (unless you are looking for a different genre).

2. Shatter me trilogy by Tahereh Mafi ~ I read this trilogy this year and I got to say that I already want to read it again!, I loved it that much, the only flaw I feel it has is that there is basically no or very little world building, but the storyline, is awesome, the way that Tahereh writes is just amazing. The characters are unforgettable, especially Warner (back off, he's mine lmao).

3. Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ I haven't finished this series and so far I've read 3 out of the 5 books, but I know that when I finish this series it will still be in my favorites, it's so freaking good.

4. Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin ~ So creepy and awesome, it's a perfect read for fall! (The third and last book will come out in November, if they don't push the date back again haha).

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Currently Reading #1: Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones

Hey everyone!, I am currently reading a few books at once, I have a few books I am reading for school and a few books I am reading for fun, so I wanted to share with you one of the books I am currently reading.

1. Winter Wonderland by Belinda Jones
Synopsis: Imagine waking up in a snow globe...

That’s how travel journalist Krista feels when she arrives in magical Quebec to report on Canada's glittering Winter Carnival.

Over ten sub-zero days Krista's formerly frozen heart begins to melt as she discovers an enchanting world of ice palaces, husky dog-sledding and maple-syrup treats galore. And then she meets Jacques, a man as handsome and rugged as he is mysterious…

The two share a secret that could bond them forever, but can they find a way to break through the protective layers around their hearts to warm up this winter wonderland?

…let the snow-spangled adventure begin

I know it's still October (well for 2 more days), but I am in such a Holiday mood and I've been wanting to read this book for a long time, and now is the perfect time, I've been listening to Christmas songs and been wanting to watch Christmas movies already ( Yes, I am one of those people who get into a Christmas mood way too early haha). 

The synopsis of this book sounds really good, plus I've read a few of Belinda's books and I loved them, so I know I will enjoy this book.
Also I wanted to ask you guys what your favorite Christmas themed books are, I am looking for more Christmassy(is that a word ? lol) books to read but there are so many and it's so freaking hard to choose!. 

Basically I am asking if you could recommend me some Christmas themed books, nothing paranormal though, I just want a normal realistic cheesy romantic holiday book.

Have you read this book ?
If yes, What did you think of it ? 

Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Collector by Victoria Scott (Dante Walker trilogy) ~Book Review

Book Title: The Collector
Author: Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #1
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy...
Published: April 2nd 2013 by Entangled teen

Synopsis: Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has 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 10 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 realises this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions long ago buried.

Even though the title says The collector, this Review will be about the whole series.

My Review: I only started reading this series because a lot of people whose blogs I follow love this trilogy and love Dante haha, I honestly wasn't sure if I would enjoy it, the synopsis didn't really reel me in if that makes sense (please tell me that it does lmao), but when I started reading it I immediately fell into it and couldn't stop reading it, I mean I finished it in a day, and started reading the second book right away, so I am very happy.

I read this trilogy a few months ago and I still don't 100% know how I feel about Dante though, I mean I do like him, but there are a few things he does in this trilogy that pissed me off, and I can't say anything because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but if you have read this book you might know what I am talking about. Charlie for me wasn't really a memorable character if I am being honest, I didn't really fall in love with her like I do with a lot of main characters,the other characters in this series on the other hand I loved!, although I am not going to write them down, in fear that I will forget a character I like hahaha.

I would totally recommend this book to anyone who wants to read it, I actually have recommended it a few times already and I will continue to do so because I really like this book and this trilogy, so far Victoria Scott has not disappointed me, I love all her books, and I can not wait for Salt and Stone, the second book in the Fire and Flood (series/trilogy ?).

Stars: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Would I re-read this trilogy ?: Definitely sometime in the future!.

Have you read this trilogy ?
What did you think of it ? 

Friday, 24 October 2014

Feature and Follow Friday #1

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts,× Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and× Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own× Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This weeks Question is:
Characters, sometimes our favorites, die during books. If you’d get to choose, who would you bring back?
If you haven't read Divergent, The Fault in our stars, Harry Potter, and If I stay then please be careful not to get spoiled.
1. Divergent - Tris, I actually didn't read Allegiant because I was spoiled on what would happen and I got pretty pissed off and I didn't want to continue reading it and I don't think I'll ever pick it up, unless somehow the author magically brings back Tris lol.
2. The Fault in Our Stars - Augustus Waters ~ I cried like I don't even know what when he passed away, before I read the book I was spoiled and knew he would die, and for a while I didn't want to read the book, but then I thought well since I know the ending it might hurt less....boy was I wrong lmao.
3. Harry Potter - Dobby - That was the worst thing ever :(, Poor Dobby, I really wish he hadn't died, whyy J.K Rowling??, WHY??, ugh.
4. If I stay - Mia's little brother, It really sucked that her parents died, but the second worst part was that her little brother died too, he was so young, and had so much more left to do, I was sad when her parents died, but I teared up a lot when her little brother died, that was the second worst part (first being that her whole family died of course.)

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout

"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: The Return (Titan #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Expected Publication: February 17th 2015
Goodreads: HERE

Synopsis: The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

I have been really loving Jennifer L. Armentrouts books lately ( I mean come on!, she made Daemon Black!!, and who doesn't love that sugar pie haha), and when I saw that she is starting another series I just had to check it out and I am glad that I did because it sounds really good!, I can't wait for it to come out so I can get my hands on it!

Have you heard of this new series ?
Have you read any of her other books ?
What did you think of them if you have read her books ?

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Book Blogger Tag

Picture is not mine.
Hey everyone, I saw this tag over at waterpainteddreams and it seemed fun, so I decided to do this tag too!, I hope you enjoy it! :)

Which book most recently did you not finish?
I usually always finish the books I am reading, so I haven't not finished a book in a long time and that book is Raw by Aurora Belle, I thought I would enjoy it but it just wasn't working for me and I decided to read a few spoilers on what happens and I was glad that I decided to stop reading.

Which book is your guilty pleasure?
I don't have one book, but my guilty pleasure is definitely cheesy romance books, sometimes the books are so cheesy that I just can't handle them but I keep reading them because they make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside haha.

Which book do you love to hate?
Definitely Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, honestly it is the worst book I have ever read, or well worst book I didn't finish, I couldn't even get half way through it, it bothered me like no other book has ever bothered me, even thinking about the book makes me feel angry haha. I know that people have different opinions on what they like, but I just don't get how people can like the main guy in this book, he is the worst male character that I have ever read about, and I really should just leave it there because I don't want to anger myself more by thinking about this book haha (It's weird how one book affects me this much, I have never hated a book until I read this one.)

Which book would you throw into the sea?
Again Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire.

Which book have you read the most?
The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Which book would you hate to receive as a present?
Ok since I picked Beautiful Disaster twice already I need to pick something else for this haha. Hmmm, I think I might pick any book that has graphic rape scenes in it, It's something that I just can't read about.

Which book could you not live without?
The Perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, I can't even explain how much I love this book. (I would have also put the VA series, but I already used it twice haha.)

Which book made you the angriest?
(Beautiful Disaster haha.) Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters, I went into it not knowing there would be a graphic sex scene and well, I just wasn't able to handle that scene ( I did finish and enjoy the book, but that part just made me angry and it made me cry.)

Which book made you cry the most?
If I stay by Gayle Forman, I cried like I've never cried before when I read that book, I just I really love it and that book made me think about things and it made me appreciate everything I have even more because you never know what might happen tomorrow.

Which book cover do you hate the most?
I don't hate any covers actually, but I do wish the VA series had better covers.

So, that was the Book Blogger Tag, I enjoyed doing this tag and answering all the questions, and If you want to do it too just link it down below and I will make sure to check out your tag!.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin: Book Review

Book Title: The Nethergrim
Author: Matthew Jobin
Series: The Nethergrim Trilogy
Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Adventure...
Pages: 368
Published: April 8th 2014 by Philomel

Synopsis: Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned!

Edmund’s brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together--and work apart--in ways that will test every ounce of resolve.

In a story reminiscent of the Ranger’s Apprentice epic and the Chronicles of Narnia, Matthew Jobin weaves reality, magic, and adventure into the next great fantasy phenomenon.

My Review: This book I needed to read for English class (or well we had 2 books we had to read, and then there were 3 books we could choose from.) and I really liked it, I really enjoyed the characters, the story line and basically everything, I thought it was a great read and I feel like everyone who loves/likes fantasy would definitely enjoy this book.

I read this review on Goodreads and she said that finally the parents of the kids are present in the book because usually in these kinds of books either the parents are on some kind of vacation or work a lot, or just aren't there, and in this book the parents were present and a part of the story, and I really agree with her, I loved the fact that Edmund's parents were there (even though they annoyed me a tiny bit, esp at the burning part, you'll know what I am talking about when you read it haha.)

In this book not many people annoyed me and usually there are a lot of them haha, basically Edmund's brother annoyed me more than anything, I just wanted to smack him he was so annoying in the beginning.

The ending really surprised me, I honestly did not see that coming!, so be ready for a big surprise! (well unless you figure it out half way through or something haha.)

Stars: I give this book 4 stars out of 5
Will I continue with this trilogy ?: Yes I will, I really want to know what will happen.