Sunday, March 31, 2013

REVIEW: Flight by J.A. Huss

Flight by J.A. Huss


   You don't want to owe that Luck bastard anything. It always asks for something in return.
   There's a new twist on an old prophecy and this one brings the End of Days. Junco must make a choice -- human or avian? Only one race will survive.
   Lucan has secrets and the lies are flowing like a mountain river during spring thaw. But he needs Junco to cooperate just a little bit longer or it will all fall apart.
   The Siblings on Earth are waiting for the Seventh to return and pull their clutch together. But Earth has secrets too -- secrets that change everything.
   Junco has survived against impossible odds, but the cost of survival is higher than she ever imagined. Luck is about to catch up with Junco Coot and her debt must be paid.
   CONTENT WARNING -- You know the drill ... this is Junco we're talking about right? Bad language, no qualms about killing.

My review:


J.A. Huss surprised me AGAIN after Fledge (the second book of the I Am Just Junco series). And by surprise, I don't mean good, or bad. Neither. I mean, ass-whipping, bad-ass, killing, bloody and running-out-of-words surprise.
In the third instalment of the I Am Just Junco series, we're introduced into a deeper depth that goes through the core of the avian race. As you know about the prophecy, now Junco has to make the choice -- human or avian. 

For me, I just want her to stand straight up and scream "avian". But I know it's not possible, especially since it's Junco and she never follows the rules. So she, again, leads us into another battle. This time, to save all of her brothers and sisters who'd been captured. 

The only tiny problem I had about this instalment was: WTH is this? A love-PENTAGON?! (I will not reveal anything) I'm not a big fan of love-triangles or squares in the first place, so sometime in this book, I was like: "URGH!! What is wrong with this girl?" But then again, it's Junco, and there's always something wrong with her or else I wouldn't even love her.

The action in here was extreme bloody, and bloody hell, sometimes even scary that I jumped out of my own skin. I wish I could swear, but that's not going to make a good impression, so no. BUT I BLOODY LOVE THIS BOOK, THIS WHOLE SERIES!!

This has not only sci-fi, but it has a mixture of action, adventure, kinda-paranormal, aliens/angels, romance, blood & gore (which everybody should know that I love. It wasn't that gory but it was very realistic). 

Again, the emotions and feelings created in here was deep enough to make me fall through it. I could feel the anger, vividness, annoyance and sadness that goes on throughout the whole story. (SPOILER) I nearly even cried when Isten died. I was THAT close to crying but couldn't because my step-dad was right next to me. It was so emotional. 

I wish someone would make a movie out of this whole series or something. Hell, I'll pay £1000/$1519.10 to go and see this on the big screen (joke). You have no idea how AMAZING this series is. I cannot describe how amazing J.A. Huss is. She is an amazing author. And before I forget, THANK YOU for the millionth time to Alexia Purdy (she's an absolute AMAZING author) for gifting me with book 2 & 3. 

I NEED THE FOURTH BOOK NOW!!! OR I'LL DIE RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!! I wish I could, I don't know, win it as a signed ARC or something. I would kill to have something signed by J.A. Huss. I'M TELLING YOU, SHE IS AN AMAZING AUTHOR!!! She is one of the top authors I've ever read.

Love her so much!!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

REVIEW: Fledge by J.A. Huss

Fledge by J.A. Huss


   Well-trained soldier or genetically engineered monster?

   Junco Coot can't even remember her trip off Earth: she was too busy being morphed into her new avian body. But reality hits her hard when she wakes up to find her new life is not what she expected. Not even close.
   Tier is on trial of treason, the avian president wants her dead, her new military team is hostile, her body is being taken over by an illicit AI, and her only friend is an 10-year-old throwaway boy.
   In most places the avian Fledge ritual would be nothing more than mass murder, but here in the capitol city of Amelia, it's called growing up. Junco has two choices; fight to the death to prove her point, or get sent back to Earth in the hands of her enemies. 
   In a foreign culture and surrounded by people she can't trust or count on, Junco must find a way to save herself and Tier without losing her immortal soul in the process. 

 My review:



I received this book as a gift from Alexia Purdy (author of Reign of Blood, she is awesome!) and read it in 3 hours. I could not put it down and could not go away for two seconds without reading another word. It was absolutely ... AMAZING! I am speechless.

In book 2 of I Am Just Junco series, the story goes on exactly where it left off in book 1. Now Tier (OMG hot Tier) is on a trial for treason because he did not follow his orders to kill Junco, and Junco has to try and survive through the Fledge. 

We get to meet some new characters (I'm not going to reveal names) and I loved all of them. I can tell you that they are mostly all boys (swoon). The boys were so loveable even though they were such assholes sometimes, but that's what sealed the deal, right? 

Junco was brave and strong and bad-ass like normal, and I love that about her. She's not those girls who would try and be brave in front of people but actually is a fraud, she is real and she is herself, and that's all that matters. She is not perfect, and sometimes I want to kill her and hate her but I can't, because ... I just can't. I can relate to her in some ways, but not all. Like, she's not afraid to tell the truth, and I love that. Junco is cocky and I really wish she was real and she would be me. LOL.

The storyline was just amazing. J.A. Huss did such a great job making the whole story realistic and I feel like I'm actually living in her world. It was ... so exciting, amazing, awesome, running-out-of-words and speechless. 

I love the way J.A. Huss uses swear words, it doesn't seem over-the-top, it was just ... fitting. I love that and I just love the way she created such an imaginable world that I wish I was living in. Sometimes, I could actually feel the anger, exhaustion, sadness (emotions) that J.A. Huss described of all the characters. She is such an amazing author and I will definitely read the rest of the series.

AMAZING!! (I cannot think of any other words to describe this).
I LOVE YOU J.A. HUSS (and Alexia Purdy for sending this to me as a gift in the first place!!)

Friday, March 29, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed In Blood

   Since I'm generous and it's Easter holiday (and SCHOOL IS OVER woohoo), I am going to host this giveaway for INTERNATIONAL peeps.
   The prize will be 1 paperback copy of Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake.

   Look at that cover!!!!!

Here are the rules:

  • Have to be 13 or older to enter
  • If the package is damaged in anyway when you receive it, I apologize, but it cannot be replaced. If it is lost of stolen, it can not be replaced either. I cannot do anything about it.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

REVIEW: School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins


   Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy's older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy's mum decides they need to take a break.
   Izzy and her mum moves to a new town, but they soon discover it's not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who'd always been on her own, it's strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even a crush. 
   Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before anybody get hurt?

My review:

   This book was everything mixed together -- a bit of humour, supernatural, tiny bit of action and sarcasm. I loved it.
   In the story, we are introduced to Izzy Brannick and her family -- her mum, missing older sister and TORIN!!! I LOVE TORIN!!
   Anyway, the Brannick family (minus Izzy's older sister) moves to a new town for a what's supposed to be a small case but turned out to be more than small. Moving to somewhere new means a lot to Izzy, especially when she has to start a new school for the first time ever in her supernatural life. She is determined to prove to her mum that she can take care of her own missions, but that seemed kind of impossible when the 'small' case turned out to be a massive problem in her school.
   The characters were great!! Izzy was just like a normal girl, not acting or thinking like someone that hunts supernatural creatures at all. And of course, Dex, Romy and Anderson were amazing.
   The only thing that let me down a bit is that, yes, this story had a bit of humour in it, but when it's supposed to be funny, it's not at all. I find myself laughing at the non-funny parts and not laughing at the funny parts. It's like Rachel tries too hard at some point, so if she'd just let it flow, everything would have been really funny.
   And also, I am a BIG HUGE fan of romance so I was always wondering when the romance bit is going to show up. To be honest, I had no idea who the guy was going to be. I couldn't guess between Adam, Dex or Torin. But I guess it was Rachel specialty to make the reader confuse and then surprised when the guy is revealed (not literally). 
   Anyway, I loved reading this book. One moment I was 10% in, then 50% and then I finished it. It just all went so fast that I was sad that it ended. 
   I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
Can't wait for what Rachel has in store next!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

REVIEW: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza


   Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past--that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

   Now she has no choice but to run--from the dangerous operatives who wants her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila's becoming is beyond anyone's imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life. 

My Review:

   Mila 2.0 was packed with action and fighting. Mila was such a brave girl. She wasn't those that HAD to find out her identity. She was very strong and I love the fact that she was such a bad-ass. Lol. 

   The book was everything I thought it would be: INTENSE, ACTION AND FULL OF TECHNOLOGY! There was also AN EPIC ROMANCE GOING ON. And even though the romance wasn't the main feature of the book, I am just dying to read the next book to see some more between Mila and Hunter. 

   Hunter was just awesome. He was kind and understanding. There was some parts that I laughed about him. He's unpredictable. There was some characters that I really hated, but I don't want to give anything away so I will be quiet.

   Mila's character reacts exactly the way I would imagine a human would react. Mila is ALIVE! She can feel, have emotions. Her actions and emotions literally jumped off the page, I could imagine it in my head and I totally wanted to jump in and fight with her. 
   There were some parts where I was like "WTH??" but then Debra surprised me every time. There were also some parts where Mila was sarcastic and funny. Who knew an android could be so funny?? 

   Debra did an awesome job describing different sides of Mila. There was a human side and there was an android side. The way Debra explained and described all the different things that was going through Mila's head, especially her android side. 
   It would be AWESOME to put this book on the big screen. I would be like "I NEED TO SEE IT!!" all the time. I give this book 10/10 stars because of the amazing story line and amazing characters!! I SERIOUSLY NEED THE NEXT BOOK!! LIKE NOW!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

REVIEW: Department 19: Battle Lines by Will Hill

Department 19: Battle Lines


   It's always darkest before dawn.

   Secret government unit Department 19 is recovering from evil vampire Valeri Rusmanov's attack on their base. The Department newest member , teenage operator Jamie Carpenter, is tasked with training up a new squad, as his friends and colleagues desperately search for ways to try and stop what is coming. 
   The timing couldn't be worse for a coordinated, global attack on a number of maximum security prisons and hospitals -- with the already dangerous inmates now on the loose and turned into vampires. One of the escapees has a deep connection to one of the darkest moments in the history of Department 19 and embarks on a quest that threatens to expose the existence of vampires to the public. And with each day that passes, the regenerated Dracula gets stronger, bringing Zero Hour closer.
   In this third instalment of the epic Department 19 series, Will Hill delivers higher--and sharper--stakes than ever before.

My review: 



   JUST ... WOW.

I am speechless. After hours and hours of screaming "I NEED THE FOURTH BOOK" (if there is one), I finally decided I was calm enough to write a review. 
Will delivered a spectacular book. After the AWESOME fight in Department 19: The Rising, I was again, speechless after reading this one. 
This book carried on from where it ended, the department trying to fix up the base after the near-war. Jamie was given a task to train two new recruits after the deaths of so many other operators (sniff sniff). While Larissa was sent to the U.S Nevada. Again, I loved everyone, ESPECIALLY VALENTIN!! Oh my god, that old vampire!! I have the hots for him (joke). 
The book carried loads of action and blood and gore (which you should know by now that I LOVE). This series is the best series I've ever read. EVER. 
Now, onto the bad guys. 
After the near-war, Dracula took General Seward captive and while Dracula rests, drawing Zero Hour closer, there are other problems going on too. 
Vampires are stronger than before, faster and harder to kill. The Department has no idea why or how, but Matt and his scientists team are on the tracks. 
I love the fact that the book doesn't stray on the same genre. It jumps from action, blood and gore to mystery, to romance, to thriller and back to action again. I mean, sometimes I hate it but this series just surprise me every time. 
The love between Larissa and Jamie kind of stretches a bit, but I love the fact that they still loved each other. Love triangles aren't my thing, I LOATH THEM, but I made an exception in this book. That's probably the only thing I don't like, but that's not really the main thing of the book, so it doesn't really count for me.
The blood and gore was AWESOME AND AMAZING!! I can practically imagine it when the vampires burst and the blood spraying my face. It was so realistic and even though it's not, I REALLY WISH I WAS ONE OF THE MAIN CHARACTERS!! I want to stake some vamps...
I received this copy as a kindle edition from the publisher themselves and even though I have this copy, I AM STILL GOING TO DEFINITELY BUYING THE PAPERBACK/HARDBACK COPY!! I have the first two books at home and I cannot leave this one stranded. 

I give 10 trillion stars out of 10 for this book!!
I love it so much and I REALLY NEED THE FOURTH BOOK!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

REVIEW: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To
Author: Katie McGarry
Publication Date: May 28th 2013

   If Anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mum's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth find herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does...
   Ryan Stone is the town's golden boy, a popular baseball star-jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
   But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dream - and his life - for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it. 
| Goodreads

My review:

   Dare you to was a very intense romance story. It starts with the main two characters, Beth and Ryan. They are opposites, Ryan is the guy who you would call the popular guy and Beth is the freak. 
   Beth has a deep secret that would destroy not only her life but her mum's life also. The story took on a roller-coaster ride of a romance. It went from just easy dares to a deep emotional ride of trusts and faith.
   I loved the story line, the way Katie has each different way of describing each characters differently. I loved all the characters in here, Beth, Ryan, Chris, Scott, Isiah and all the others. They were all so likeable, loveable even.
   For me, I like the whole bad-boy and innocent girl more but this was a great opposite. Bad-girl and innocent boy. Beth was a great character, swears a lot, which I like, and she has an edge to her that i think everybody likes. Ryan, was more of a good boy, which I didn't enjoy very much since everything he says was a bit formal, if he swears more, I WOULD HAVE LOVED HIM. But I like him. He's kind, what a gentleman should be, and he was understanding.
   I give this book 4.5 out of 5 because as I said before, bad-boy, good-girl thing was more of my type but I love everything in this book. About the fact that both characters had a secret that they didn't want to tell and each had their own problems.
   I love Katie's writing style, it keeps me on edge thinking that she would do this, he would do that, but Katie always surprise me, every time! That is what I love about her books.
   I am so excited to read the 3rd instalment of the third book!!!!
   4.5 stars.


Monday, March 18, 2013


Giveaway Promotion

   Hi guys, Ensconced In YA is holding a INT giveaway for:
  • Signed copy of Torched + signed bookmarks (US only)
  • 3 E-book copies of Torched + signed bookmarks (INT)
  • Before I fall by Lauren Oliver + signed Torched bookmark (INT)


REVIEW: Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett

Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett


   Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. congressman and captain of his university's hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dream to play in the NHL, his parents wants him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family's public image. 
   Forced to abandon her music career after the heart breaking deaths of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success. 
   With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the right paths to self-fulfilment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Especially when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in 10 short days...

My review:    

   Off Sides is a story about happiness and true love. Ryan plays hockey, the type of guy who you would find hot and wants to 'do' him. But he all he wants is to fulfil his dream.
   Danny Cross (Daniella Cross) works two jobs, helping a homeless shelter and goes to college part-time. To you guys, that might be a lot, but for her, it's life. She lost her music career when her parents died in a tragic car accident. Since then, she'd never been the same. 
   When Ryan and Danny meet, sparks fly and worlds collide. But it's hard when Ryan is the son of the U.S congressman. 
   The story was easy going, the characters were well explained, well liked and even loved. The story takes on a lot of courses and i loved it. 
   Everything wasn't too fast or too slow, it went well. I loved the way Ryan's friends looked after Danny like they were close (I wish I had someone that does that to me). 
   Sawyer did everything right. The story wasn't too heavy, wasn't too light, it was just ... enjoyable. 
   I started it and couldn't put it down. I kept going until I finished it and woke up late the next morning :) . 
   I cannot wait for what Sawyer has in store next.... :) 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

COVER REVEAL: The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton

The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton

And that looks so mysterious and thriller-ish at the same time.

Oh man, I cannot wait to read this!!!

GAME: Cyberpunk 2077


   As you can see, Cyberpunk 2077 is a futuristic game scheduled to be released 2015.
It looks so cool that I had to share it. I want to play it so bad!!! 

Check it out...Isn't it so COOL!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

REVIEW: Ghost hand by Ripley Patton

Ghost Hand by Ripley Patton

   Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psych never meant to exist in this world.
   Olivia can pickpocket the soul. 
   But she can't control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn't trust.

My Review: 
   OH. MY. GOD.
WOW! So FREAKING amazing.
   I opened the ebook on my computer, sat down, read it and 2 hours later I', screaming "I WANT MORE!!"
   Seriously, the book was amazing. The story line was creative and absolutely addictive. I could not leave the computer. The characters were so well described. Some were deep. The story takes on action, guns, thriller, a bit of ghostie stuff, romance and humour (Man, I had such good times laughing.) 
   The characters were amazing. Olivia, the main character, is a girl who you would fall in love with straight away. She wasn't the type of girl to hide behind people's back or think about her appearance. She was tough and brave, sometimes a bit annoying since she never listen to the rules, which everybody does. She is such a loveable character and she was brave enough to put up with the boys (ooooh the boys. SWOON!)
   Marcus, the main addiction in the story, he was hot hot hot HOT! Swoon again. I love Yale, Nose (I love his name as well) and Jase, even though he was such an asshole sometimes. They were all kind and generous towards Olivia (ok, maybe not Jase so much but there always has to be a bastard somewhere right?).
   And Emma. Oh Emma, she is such a sweet girl. She is Olivia's best friend. She is loyal and protective in a friendly way and I love that about her. I wish I had a best friend like that. 
   The story was upbeat. Sometimes my leg would twitch because I want to join their action (but of course, if I did, I would be running away screaming 'mummy' before I stepped my foot near them). This story was such an amazing experience in my head. I give this book 1000 out of 5. Damn, I need more Marcus and Olivia in my life.
   The action and thriller was packed with guns and bullets here and there. It was just so convincing. I wish I was Olivia. (sigh) 

   I cannot wait for Ghost Hold. I love you Ripley!!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

REVIEW: Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

And Girl created Boy...

In the beginning, there was an apple --
Then there was a car crash, a terrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears, a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care possible, Eve is left along to heal.
Just when Eve thinks she might die -- not from her injuries, but from boredom -- her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.
Using an amazing detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will just be perfect ... won't he?

My review: 
   I LOVE THIS BOOK! I borrowed it from the library and then finished it in one sitting. It was amazing! 
   Fist we get to know Eve, who was just in a car accident with a broke leg and smashed up bones. Her mother is a scientist, she owns the riches company in the whole country. With her new replaced leg, she has to stay indoors to heal. (And also, she befriends a guy called Solo. He is just soooo hot!! swoon) Bored as hell, her mother gave her a new project: Create a boy.
   And the story goes on from there. Adam is created. 
   This book was the most fun I had in days. I loved it. I love the way Michael and Katherine (the authors) created such an imaginable story. It's just like Frankenstein, except more hot and steam and YA. I loved it. And did I mention, IT WAS AMAZING!!!
   I give this book 100 out of 10. Like I said before, it was the most fun I had in days, weeks in fact.

Amazon: £3.83
Or you can just borrow it from your nearest library.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

GIVEAWAY: In Darkness We Must Abide Episode One, 3 E-book copies

GET RHIANNON FRATER'S In Darkness We Must Abide Episode 1 NOW!
Amazon: UK £0.77/ US $1.16


Already living in the shadows due to her albinism, Vanora is just a little girl when her older brother unleashes a terrible evil from the family crypt that changes their lives forever.
As she grows up in a world where beautiful deadly beings hunt by night, one captures her eye and her heart. Yet, can she trust the mysterious Armando? for there is a powerful entity plotting to claim her when she reaches adulthood in order to fulfil an ancient prophecy. Soon, she will not only have to fight for those she loves, but also for her soul.

Each episode will be about 10,000 to 20,000 words with new establishments published every 2 or 3 weeks.

There will be 3 winners, each will win any format they want (PDF, mobi, pdb, Epub, Irf) of an e-book copy. 


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REVIEW: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

R is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is different than his fellow Dead. In the abandoned ruins of the city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie, and she is the opposite of everything he knows -- warm, bright and very much human. R chooses to save instead of eat her. In a world where zombies eat humans, a complicated relationship begins. This had never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer happy with his life with the Dead. R wants to live again, and Julie wants to help him. But their relationship in this world won't go down without a fight. 

My review:
I love and love and love this book. I mean, LOOK AT THAT COVER! How can you not love it? I'm joking. Yes, I love the cover, but I also love the book and the story line. 
   Isaac creates a world full of zombies (which I LOVE LOVE LOVE) and he mix it with a romance. This book was such a sweet book, with the main character as a zombie instead of a human (nice change  of a story teller). R is a wonderful zombie, you can tell what he was thinking, feeling through all the words he'd put down. You'd even laugh at his stupidity even (I DID). 
   And Julie, what can I say. She's strong, brave and feminine but at least she accepts it. She's not like those type of girls who are cowards and hide behind people's back, no. She's a bad-ass by herself and I love that about her. 
   The world now is full of zombies and it is a bloody apocalypse between the living humans, zombies and bonies. You can feel the love that sparks between R and Julie. You can even tell the change of when they first met and now. 
   It was a nice change of genre for once. I mean, I still love all the other apocalypse but this was a really nice change. We're used to see zombies as the bad characters but this book let us feel differently. 
   I love this book. It delivers such a meaning. The message is really: Love can begin anywhere, anytime, and to anyone. 
   I give this book more than 1000 out of 10.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

REVIEW: Impossible by Komal Kant (FREE ON AMAZON)

Impossible by Komal Kant

Ashton Summers is on her way to becoming the most popular girl in school and nothing—or no one—is going to stand in her way. Especially not Luca Byron, her freak neighbor, with his tattoos, loud music, and distracting green eyes.

Luca Byron has three goals in life: get through high school with a low profile, make sure his garage band becomes something more than a hobby, and try to forget about his insufferable ex-best friend, Ashton, who he can’t get out of his mind.

The last thing Ashton and Luca want to do is rekindle their friendship, but when Ashton takes a tumble down the social ladder, Luca—with his new makeover—is the only one who can help her rise up again by pretending to be her boyfriend. At first, being together is unbearable and annoying, but things start to change as Ashton and Luca discover the real reasons they drifted apart seven years ago. 

Now, keeping their hands off each other seems impossible.

My review:

This book was very easy to love. I mean the characters was a bit annoying sometimes but you enjoy to love them. 
Ashton is a girl up in the social ladder (queen bee or whatever you call them) while Luca is down low (freak). They were best friends when they were younger but ever since Luca's dad died in a car accident, everything began to break apart. 
When Ashton takes a tumble down the ladder and Luca going up, she makes a deal with him. Pretend to be her boyfriend and she leaves him alone after that. 
The pair hates each other, yet they cannot keep their hands off (or lips off). 
This story is a witty young and funny book that you will enjoy in a light summer romance read. 
I read it in 2 hours and absolutely loved it. 
10/10 stars. 
Happy reading people.


Saturday, March 09, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Even In Darkness by Cindi Tefft

Cover Reveal: Even in Darkness (Between *3) by Cindi Tefft

Look at that cover! It is amazing!! To be honest, I haven't even read the first book yet so I might try. Anyway, THAT COVER IS TOTALLY SO AMAZING!!

Expected release date: April 1st 2013

          Book order: 
1. Between
2. Hell Transporter
3. Even in Darkness

REVIEW: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

My review:

Probably the best romance book I've ever read. I've read this ages ago but now I'm just writing the review. 
I know, the book is 18+ and I'm under 18 but I don't freaking care. And I'm glad I didn't because then I wouldn't have fallen head over heels in love with Trav, Trent, Thomas, Taylor, Tyler, Abby, America and Shepley. 
Yes, it was intense and so emotional. Travis is a guy who you would swoon over. 
Abby just wanted a normal life moving away from her dad with her best friend, America, but when she meets Travis in a blood cardigan, her life is nowhere near normal. But normal is sooo overreated anyway. 
In this book, we go through teen angst, broken hearts and the story of how a good girl fell so hard for a tattooed-wrecked-bloody hot-fighter. 
I love it and I will kill for Walking Disaster. I NEED IT NOW!!! And look at that cover, it is sooo freaking HOT!! 

You can pre-order it on amazon but it's a different cover. Still.....I NEED IT SO BAD!!


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REVIEW: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Saving June by Hannah Harrington


‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’

Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one — so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.

When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going — California.

Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.

Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down — again.

My review:

Saving MEE!!! (My name is June). lol.
Just the saddest book ever....there are properly other books that are better than this but this book (for me) just make me feel like I should not be scared and just jump over my fears. I mean, this book is so good and sad that I cried of sadness and happiness. 
Harper is hurt over her sister's (June) death and when she found a note saying that June's dream was to go to California, Harper risked all her choices to drive to California with her best friend to spread June's ashes over the sea. From there, enters Jacob Talon, he threatened Harper to either let him go with them or he will tell her alcoholic mother. 
All three of them take a journey around America with June's ashes. With her heart already broken, Harper is scared of the truth about June's suicide. And travelling with a guy she barely knows, and he is hiding something that could break her apart isn't something anyone had in mind. But she couldn't help it when they fall in love. Disaster strikes.
I am telling everyone to read this book....Harrington just knock the breath out of me...
I just love this book SO MUCH!!! I cried sooo much!

REVIEW: What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor


Getting drunk homecoming night your senior year is never a good idea, but Jake Hayes never expected it all to end with a car crash and a t-post embedded in his throat. 

His biggest regret about it all? What he never said to Samantha Shay. He's been in love with her for years and never had the guts to tell her. Now it's too late. Because after that night, Jake will never be able to talk again.

When Jake returns to his small island home, population 5,000, he'll have to learn how to deal with being mute. He also finds that his family isn't limited to his six brothers and sisters, that sometimes an entire island is watching out for you. And when he gets the chance to spend more time with Samantha, she'll help him learn that not being able to talk isn’t the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe, if she'll let him, Jake will finally tell her what he didn't say before, even if he can't actually say it.

My review:

This book taught me a lot...I mean, I say "I love you" to a lot of people like my mum, family, bffs and whatever, and I mean it. 
But sometimes love is different when you've fallen in love with a boy/girl. 
In this story, Sam's life made her strong. She's scared about saying "I love you" because of her family. And that's all normal. She's strong, she doesn't want pity, all she wants is someone to listen to her silent cries of help. 
Jake's life is full of happiness and love, but for him, it's not enough. He fell in love with Sam the first time he met her (9th grade) and has always loved her for 4-5 years. He's scared that if he confronts her, she will say no. So he keeps waiting for the right moment. 
Sometimes the right moment never comes, you just have to decide when the right moment is. 
For Jake, he lost his right moment, his voice and the chance to say "I love you" to Sam when he was in a car accident. Not being able to speak is hard but having pain, emotions and important words trapped inside you is harder. 
This relationship will take you on a roller-coaster ride. And you will love it...
Falling in love is normal, but you just have to know who the right person is to be in love.

I give 10/5 stars for this book.

REVIEW: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. 

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. 

If I don't kill him first, that is.

My review:

I can not stop saying WOW...this story is just heated, hot, exciting, funny, humorous....
"Does he own a shirt?"
There are parts that I laughed so hard because it was so freaking funny, I just couldn't stop. I love Katy's and Daemon's arguments, they're just so FREAKING funny...
There are parts where my body just go rigid when there's a fight or something (like I want to be there and fight with them), it just feel so real...
I love the characters even though some of them are such an asshole, but they were so funny you couldn't help it but love them. Most of the characters are sarcastic and I love it when characters are sarcastic...
For people that haven't read this book yet, please do, because I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T!!! (only joking) I swear you would love this book so much....I can not wait to read the next one.

REVIEW: Department 19 by Will Hill

Department 19 by Will Hill


Jamie Carpenter's life will never be the same. His father is dead, his mother is missing, and he was just rescued by an enormous man named Frankenstein. Jamie is brought to Department 19, where he is pulled into a secret organization responsible for policing the supernatural, founded more than a century ago by Abraham Van Helsing and the other survivors of Dracula. Aided by Frankenstein's monster, a beautiful vampire girl with her own agenda, and the members of the agency, Jamie must attempt to save his mother from a terrifyingly powerful vampire.

Department 19 takes us through history, across Europe, and beyond - from the cobbled streets of Victorian London to prohibition-era New York, from the icy wastes of Arctic Russia to the treacherous mountains of Transylvania. Part modern thriller, part classic horror, it's packed with mystery, mayhem, and a level of suspense that makes a Darren Shan novel look like a romantic comedy.

My review:

Magnificent!! Fantastic!! Amazing!! Exhilarating!! And I've ran out of words to describe this book!!!
This book is the best book I've read in a this month!! It is packed with action, blood and gore (which I love) and a little bit of romance.
This book has vampires in it but it's not like twilight or any other vampire books...It is a sort of vampire book that has loads and loads of blood and gore and killing and you just can't stop reading!!!!
Definitely one of my favourite books!!! 

Department 6 is the army
Department 13 is MI5
Department 19 is the reason you're alive.
Who wouldn't want to read this book after reading that ?
To be honest, this book is so underrated, seriously.
I started reading this book and I couldn't stop....I wanted to keep reading it but I couldn't make time and I was so frustrated that I shouted at my cousin.
I woke up late to school because I couldn't stop reading this book and I got a detention (which is way out of character for me) so that is how good this book is....
10 million out of 5 stars.

REVIEW: The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker

The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker

3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I’d seen daylight. One-fifth of my life. 98,409,602 seconds since the heavy, steel door had fallen shut and sealed us off from the world

Sherry has lived with her family in a sealed bunker since things went wrong up above. But when they run out of food, Sherry and her dad must venture outside. There they find a world of devastation, desolation...and the Weepers: savage, mutant killers.

When Sherry's dad is snatched, she joins forces with gorgeous but troubled Joshua - an Avenger, determined to destroy the Weepers.

But can Sherry keep her family and Joshua safe, when his desire for vengeance threatens them all?

My review:

The other life is a great read, I read it in one sitting...
Even though I'm a big romance reader, this book was still fantastic...the romance bit was little but I didn't mind because the story was so incredible that I didn't need much romance...

The Characters:
-Sherry: She was strong and brave even though she doesn't even know how to fire a gun to save her life, but she still gave her life up to save someone else's. 
-Joshua: He was dangerous (in a HOT way), good looking and all that stuff...he was understanding and had problems of his own...He's trying to protect everybody by keeping his problems to himself (so he doesn't worry everybody) but sometimes that isn't the best thing to do...and that all changes when he met Sherry. Joshua knew how to fire a gun (unlike Sherry lol) and fight the monsters even though he was terrified deep inside. He was brave and strong like Sherry... (and to be honest, they would be a great couple for real)
-The family: They were supporting even though Sherry's brother, Bobby, was a bit annoying and he was just full of himself. Her mum, little sister was supporting her all the way through even though they were worrying too much (but that's what families do)

I gave this book a 10 because the way Susanne described the fights and the feelings that travel around the Safe-Haven...Her words were capturing and addictive, I could not put the book down...I finished this book in about 2 hours at night...for people that haven't read this book yet...YOU HAVE TO READ THIS!

REVIEW: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love

Flat-Out Love is a warm and witty novel of family love and dysfunction, deep heartache and raw vulnerability, with a bit of mystery and one whopping, knock-you-to-your-knees romance.

Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it.

When Julie's off-campus housing falls through, her mother's old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side ... and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.

And there's that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That's because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie's suddenly lonesome soul.

To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that ... well ... doesn't quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.

Flat-Out Love comes complete with emails, Facebook status updates, and instant messages.

My review:

I love this book so much. The story line was great, the humour, the characters, the way Jessica Park wrote this book, it just make me want to BE Julie.

I love the characters, I mean, the main characters were fantastic, funny and really easy to love.
The side characters was nice as well. I love Dana and Jamie even though they didn't come up that much.

"Dana leaned over "I'll hump your leg to signal the torture has ended."
Jamie shut his eyes and smiled. "Nice." "

I love all the humour that was in the book, so many part were hilarious that I was practically on the floor laughing. The story was like a roller-coaster, it was cool, funny, brilliant in a dorky way. But then the story made an unexpected turn and I was so flabbergasted. I might have shed a few tears or so.

This book just make me want to be Julie and have her perfect (not that perfect) life. 
10/5 star for this book.

REVIEW: The Sphinx Project by Kate Hawkings

The Sphinx Project by Kate Hawkings

Not many people can say their entire existence has been one big lab experiment: poked and prodded by scientists, genetically modified to be the best and endure the worst, subjected to daily tests and trials that would kill a normal human. All Michaela wants is her own life, to be able to go to school, flirt with boys, maybe eat ice cream now and then. So when the chance to escape finally comes, Michaela and her sister grab it, taking their friends with them.

But they weren’t the only ones to find their way out of those labs. Following close behind are another breed of creature, one that doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, who exist only to feed their own hunger. The appearance of a strange boy who seems too much like them to be a coincidence makes things even more confusing. But as the world begins to literally fall apart around them, Michaela must accept his help, especially when she could lose the very thing she holds dearest: her sister.

My review:
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING....I loved from the first word to the last.
The characters are so brave and not selfish that you just love all of them. There were twist and turns in the story, the way (spoiler) a character change from good to bad in seconds and the way you never expect anything that happened in the book...Sometimes, you can guess what happens in a story but this one, you can never expect anything...
Even though I'm a big romance reader, this story doesn't have much romance in it but it makes me BEG for book 2 because I want to know what happens between Matt and Kayla. AND I'M DYING TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK.
The ending left you in a complete cliffhanger...I was reading it and then I was like "Is that it? I want to know what happens!!!!" 
Kayla was strong, brave and would do anything to (spoiler) get her twin sister back. Matt was an asshole but a good and caring asshole, I loved him and everyone else. Mouse was like a child but a very smart child, Jake was sweet, he was quiet and kind of like a geek and he kind of suit Mouse. Nike was BAD-ASS, hot (totally hot) and friendly, I loved her, she was like a girly girl at times but she's all business at the right times.
Even though most of these characters only appear half way through the book (except Kayla, Mouse and Nicole), they were likeable really quickly and you'll fall in love with them straight away. 
(Spoiler) Briana was good but she turned bad half way through the book, and Kate doesn't tell you why and I was like "WHY DID SHE SELL THEM OUT IN THE CLUB??" all the way through the book..
Every sentence captured me and I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to read it all the way through but I had to stop because later I'll be "I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK...I'M GONNA DIE...KILL ME MUMMY...I DON'T WANT TO WAIT ANYMORE!!" and that's what I'm like right now.
You'll love this book when you read it and you'll be like me right now after you finish it... 
100 out of 10 stars. 
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