Monday, 31 October 2011

Australian Vs. U.S.A Book Covers.

                               The Space Between



Same book different title's.

Book Review (7).

After Obsession

Age Appropriate: Young Adult
The story takes place in a small town in Maine, Aimee lives with her Dad, Gramps and younger brother Benji, her best friend Courtney's Dad has gone missing (presumed dead) in the same river outside Aimee's house that her own Mother died in when Aimee was younger.
Courtney's Aunt Lisa and cousin Alan move in to help them so they don't lose the house, Alan is half Navajo and it's his spirit guide who helps him and Aimee defeat the evil that is the River Man who's evil taints everybody in town and at times inhabits Courtney's body.
I loved Alan and Aimee as a couple their gifts (Aimee has prophetic dreams) balance each other so well.
It was original, fast paced, exciting and I didn't want to put it down until I'd finished it.
There was only one problem with this book and that is it's a standalone book, and I would have loved to have read more about these characters. Highly Recommended. 5/5 
A big thanks to Sonia @ Bloomsbury Australia.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Musing Mondays (3).

Musing Mondays Is Hosted By MizB At Should Be Reading.

Would You Say That You Read About The Same Amount Now As When You Were Younger?
More? Less? Why?

I probably read more when I was younger, when I was at school I used to win awards at school for reading the most books in a year.
Between work and everything else I don't read as much as I'd like to, when I get the chance I can read a  500 page book in a day, this year I joined the Goodreads reading challenge and have challenged myself to read 250 books this year, so far I've read 211 which is the most I've read in some time.

Australian Vs. U.S.A Book Covers.

Shattered Dreams (Midnight Dragonfly #1)


10 Books I Wish I Had To Read Right Now!

Australian Vs. U.S.A Book Covers.

The Shattering


Book Review (6).

Vicious Little Darlings

Age Appropriate: Young Adult 15+
I would describe this book as a cross between One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and Single White Female.
This book is crazy and that's not to say it's bad, there's so many twists and turns in this book you just don't know what's going on.
So the book starts with Sarah who gets sent to an all girls school , she meets her roommate Maddy  and her best friend Agnes.
Agnes isn't happy with her current roommate so convinces Sarah and Maddy to move into a house off campus where Agnes pays for everything (her parents are rich).
That's when all the weirdness starts, just when you think you have it all figured out you don't.
 You've got Agnes in love and obsessed with Maddy, you have Maddy who has mental problems and you never know if what she's saying  is ever true she is such a flawed character, her and Agnes just seem to be creepy and then there's Sarah who doesn't feel loved so goes around sleeping with it seems any guy she comes across (and even sleeps with Maddy's boyfriend the second time she meets him).
With Sarah she says one thing but then you also get to read what she's really thinking in her head which proves to be quite amusing at times (especially when she starts having doubts about Maddy and Agnes).
And then you have a showdown at the end and I have to admit I never would have guessed at the way it turned out.
So if you're after a book with mental head cases, obsession, sabotage , lies and revenge then check this book out. I give it 4/5
A big thanks to Sonia @ Bloomsbury Australia.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

In My Mailbox (3).

In My Mailbox Is A Meme Hosted By The Story Siren.

For Review.
After Obsession - Carrie Jones & S. E Wedel (Sonia @ Bloomsbury)
Vicious Little Darlings - Katherine Easer (Sonia @ Bloomsbury)
Recon Team Angel Assault - Brian Falkner (Joanna @ Walker Books)
Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1) - Caragh O'Brien (Caroline @ Simon And Schuster)
Prized (Birthmarked #2) - Caragh O'Brien  (Caroline @ Simon And Schuster)
Emerald - Karen Wallace (Caroline @ Simon And Schuster)


Ecstasy Untamed (Feral Warriors #6) - Pamela Palmer
Adam (Nightwalkers #6) - Jacquelyn Frank
The Iron Knight (Iron Fey #4) - Julie Kagawa
The Real Werewives Of Vampire County Anthology
The Bite Before Christmas - Lynsay Sands & Jeaniene Frost


Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan/The Hollows #1) - Kim Harrison
Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood #8) - J.R Ward

Midnight Screening Of Breaking Dawn Part 1.

Now that it's coming to that time how many of you are going to the midnight screening of Breaking Dawn?
I will definately be there.

On My Wishlist (3).

On My Wishlist Is A Weekly Meme Hosted By Book Chick City.

Lucian - Isabel Abedi                                    

A young girl falls in love with a young man, who looks to be homeless, but who turns out to be her gaurdian angel (except he doesn’t know it due to amnesia). The only thing they know for certain is that every dream Lucian has about Rebecca, comes true. And Lucian has just dreamt that Rebecca is going to die.

The Catastrophic History Of You And Me - Jess Rothenberg
Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces? 

And I Added A Non-Fiction Book Living In Victoria, Australia I Really Want To Read This.

                Kinglake-350 - Adrian Hyland.
On 7 February 2009 Sergeant Roger Wood found himself at the epicentre of the worst bushfire disaster in Australia's history. Black Saturday.

Wood, who's a country cop with twenty years experience—and also a raucous, meditating, horse-riding vegan—was the only officer on duty in the small community of Kinglake. As the firestorm approached he was called out to numerous incidents including multi-fatality car accidents. He led a group of fifty people from a store west of Kinglake four kilometres to safety through burning bush. Minutes before it was completely destroyed.

Then, as the fire raged around him, he phoned his family ten kilometres away to warn them what was coming. When his wife answered, she screamed that the fire had already hit their property. Then the line went dead.

Black Saturday was a many-headed monster in whose wake stories of grief, heroism and desolation erupted all over the state of Victoria. This book is about the monster—and the heroism of those who confronted it.

Your Top 10 Favourite Authors Of All Time.

I am curious to see what people's answers are, here are my top 10.
1. Stephenie Meyer
2. J.K Rowling
3. Cassandra Clare
4. J.R Ward
5. Sherrilyn Kenyon
6. Christine Feehan
7. Richelle Mead
8. Kelley Armstrong
9. Gena Showalter
10. Karen Marie Moning
So hard to pick, I feel bad for the authors I left out.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Feature And Follow Friday (2).

Feature And Follow Friday Is A Weekly Meme Hosted By Parajunkee And Alison Can Read.
This Week's Question.

If You Could Have Dinner With Your Favourite Book Character, Who Would You Eat With And What Would You Serve?

Well I would choose Edward Cullen. But since he doesn't eat and I can't cook it works out perfectly.

Australian Vs. U.S.A Book Covers.

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1)


Book Review (5).

All These Things I've Done (Birthright #1)

Anya who is pretty much the head of the house (both their parents have been murdered) makes most of the decisions and who is more worried about everybody else, is accused of poisoning her ex-boyfriend with chocolate that her family makes overseas,
In amongst all this is Win, the son of the upcoming new D.A who doesn't approve of their relationship, he gives Anya an ultimatum break up with his son or he'll make trouble for her family.
All the characters are fleshed out, the story is fast paced and it has the kind of forbidden love that I love to read about.
So hurry up 2012 I need the next book! 5/5

A huge thanks to Charlotte Ree @ Pan Macmillan Australia. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Australian Vs. U.S.A Book Covers.

The Reapers are the Angels


Stuck On A Deserted Island.

So you're stuck on a deserted island the only company you have are 5 books (a series doesn't count as one book) you're decision is to choose those 5 books.
1. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
2. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban - J.K Rowling
3. City Of Bones - Cassandra Clare
4. Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) - J.R Ward
5. Acheron (Dark-Hunter #15) - Sherrilyn Kenyon
So what would you choose?

Waiting On Wednesday (2).

Waiting On Wednesday Is A Weekly Event Hosted By Breaking The Spine That Spotlights Upcoming Releases That We're Eagerly Anticipating.

I Know It's Only Meant To Be One Book But I Couldn't Decide. 

Bewitching (Kendra Chronicles #1) - Alex Flinn
Release Date: March 14 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen

Kendra Hilferty, the witch who curses Kyle Kingsbury in Beastly, tells about her immortal existence-how she discovered she was a witch and the various ways she has used her powers to help people throughout the centuries. (Unfortunately her attempts have often backfired.) As it turns out, Kendra has actually had a hand in "Hansel and Gretel," "The Princess and the Pea," and "The Little Mermaid"-but these are not the fairy tales you think you know! Kendra's reminiscences are wrapped around a real-time version of "Cinderella," except the "ugly" stepsister is the good guy. With dark twists, hilarious turns, and unexpected endings, Bewitching is a contemporary read for fairy-tale lovers, fantasy fans, and anyone looking for more Alex Flinn

Masque Of The Red Death - Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 24 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) - J.R Ward
Release Date: March 27 2012
Publisher: NAL
No synopsis yet but it's Tohr's book!

Balthazar - Claudia Gray
Release Date: March 6 2012
Publisher: Harper Teen

Vampire heartthrob Balthazar More, first introduced to readers in the New York Times bestselling Evernight series, fights for true love in this electrifying stand-alone novel. 

Haunted by memories from his first days as a vampire, Balthazar has spent hundreds of years alone—without allies, without love. When he emerges from his isolation to help Skye Tierney, a human girl who once attended Evernight Academy, Balthazar has no idea how dangerous it will be. Skye’s psychic powers have caught the attention of Redgrave, the cruel master vampire responsible for murdering Balthazar and his family four centuries ago. Having learned of Skye’s powers and the remarkable effect her blood has on vampires, he plans to use her for his own evil purposes. As they stand together to fight the evil vampire, Balthazar realizes his lonely world could finally be changed by Skye...just as Redgrave realizes that he can destroy Balthazar once and for all by taking her for his own. 

In a story filled with forbidden love and dark suspense, one of the most beloved characters in Claudia Gray’s New York Times bestselling Evernight series will captivate readers with his battle to overcome his past and follow his heart