Wednesday 27 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #3 - Angel Fever

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is.

Angel Fever (Angel, #3)

In the devestated remains of the world, millions of people live in "refugee" camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightnes, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield.
But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a seperate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angles is about to begin - and the fate of the world hangs in the balance - each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure?
Will the human race survive?

I read the previous two books last year and I loved them! I'm going to be so excited when I get this book in my hands. So I hope that it won't disappoint me!
Release date: November 13th 2013
See you later xx

Sunday 24 February 2013

Stacking the Shelves #5

Showcase Sunday's aim is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. This Sunday meme is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea.


Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, #1)   Tulagi Hotel
  1. Gameboard of the Gods - Richelle Mead
  2. Tulagi Hotel - Heikki Hietala

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1)  Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)  Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)  Destined (Wings, #4)

Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #2)  Nobody Does it Better (Gossip Girl #7)  The Lady of the Rivers (The Cousins' War, #3)

  1. Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion
  2. Shatter Me - Tahereh Mafi
  3. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  4. Destined - Aprilynne Pike
  5. Linger - Maggie Stiefvater
  6. Nobdy Does it Better - Cecily von Ziegesar
  7. The Lady of the Rivers - Philippa Gregory

The Fault in Our Stars

  1.   The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

See you later xx

Friday 22 February 2013

The Athena Effect - Derrolyn Anderson

Short description

The Athena Effect (The Athena Effect, #1)Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content, living at one with the nature that surrounds her, and finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

My opinion

I received a free egalley from this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
This book got me hooked from the very first page. It was one of those books that you can read all night long without knowing that time is passing by. The two Cals are people you can easily like. Cali is a sweet innocent girl, but at the same time she knows how to defend herself, she is though in her own way. Cali is naïve but it wasn’t annoying at all, it was just a part of her personality. And unlike other naïve characters she couldn’t do anything about it, plus she was willing to learn new things each day. Cal is a great guy, while he was a total player and a jerk when we first met him in the book he really cares for Cali and for his brother. And when further in the book you can see that is actually is a very sweet boy.
The storyline of the book was also amazing, it started as just a normal love story but it unfolded as so much more. Near the end we finally got to know what the Athena Effect was and I am dying to get to know more about it. So I am definitely going to read the next book.
This was definitely a book that more people should know about!

Author: Derroly Anderson
Publishing date: August 30th 2012
Pages: 221
Other books:
  • The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect #2) (Expected 2013)
See you later xx

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #2 - Belonging

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is.

Belonging (Temptation, #2)
I left everything I knew behind.

But it was worth it. He was worth it.

No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren't even allowed to see each other. Not until I've proven myself.

If I can find a way to make it work, we'll be NOAH & ROSE

together forever.

But not everybody believes this is where I belong.
This is the second book in the Temptation series by Karen Ann Hopkins. And I really loved the first one. Since I read the first one I have been dying to know what would happen in the next book to Noah and Rose. I just can't imagine how there relationship will work out! You can read my review for Temptation (the first book) here.

Release date: April 30th 2013
See you later xx

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Teaser Tuesday #9 - The Lady of Secrets by Susan Caroll


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page

The Lady of Secrets
If she was being treated like an honored guest, she realized how much was expected of her, that she would either cure the king of his curse of convince James that she did.
She closed her eyse for a moment to remind herself that she was no longer that beleaguered little girl subject to her mother's mad ambitions. Even nightmares had to come to an end.
See you later xx

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #1 - Nameless

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breakint the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is.

Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness, #1)

When Camille was six years old, she was discovered alone in the snow by Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven—the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven. Papa Vultusino adopted the mute, scarred child, naming her after his dead wife and raising her in luxury on Haven Hill alongside his own son, Nico.

Now Cami is turning sixteen. She’s no longer mute, though she keeps her faded scars hidden under her school uniform, and though she opens up only to her two best friends, Ruby and Ellie, and to Nico, who has become more than a brother to her. But even though Cami is a pampered Vultusino heiress, she knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. And it’s not until she meets the mysterious Tor, who reveals scars of his own, that Cami begins to uncover the secrets of her birth…to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.

New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow thrilled legions of fans with her dark paranormal series Strange Angels. Now she has crafted an evocative update of Snow White, set in a vividly imagined world and populated by unforgettable new characters.
This book is a retelling of Snow White and I just love fairytales. And I'm curious how they adapted the fairytale in this book. Plus the short description of the book sounds intresting too. Really looking forward to read this book.
Release date: April 4th 2013

Monday 11 February 2013

He came for me! - Carolyn Brown


I received this book by the author for an honnest review.

Short description

He Came For Me! Book One in 'The Protector Series'Jazz, lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. She leads a normal teenage life busy with friends, TAFE College, a part time job as a waitress, surfing and searching for a boyfriend!
Until one day driving on her way to TAFE she is passed by a red Mazda Rx7. The driver holds her attention and as they both wait at a set of traffic lights to change to green, a sexual tension passes between them.
In the days that follow she finds that this guy moves into her life as she befriends him, his friends and family! But are Seb and his friends what they seem to be?
Attacks by groups of boys targeting girls Jazz's age are becoming noticed by the media. Eyewitnesses to the attacks state that these youths seem to possess abilities no normal human would be capable of. Is it drugs or is it something else?
Jazz finds that Seb, seems to be stalking her. What is his purpose? Is he really a friend or is he actually a foe?

A fantasy novel revolving around a love story between two young people, who should not by rights, come together. Crossing the dimensions of two worlds, this story embarks on a journey of love, duty and togetherness as the two young lovers fight to be together and keep each other safe. Overcoming many obstacles while fighting to protect one another this story will leave the reader intrigued and wondering what will happen next!

My opinion

First of all I liked that this book had a another view on vampires than all the other vampire books that I have ever read. They come from a planet different than the one we live on and I would have loved to learn more about it. When this planet was described in the book I found it fascinating. Also the vampires were different, they didn’t need to drink human blood to survive. I also liked that the book was written in Jezz point of view as well as in Sebs point of view. It’s always interesting to know what both characters think about a situation. Another plus point was that the book was set in Australia. It was nice to have a different setting, because most books I read are set in the US.

But other than that the book was just ok. The story seemed a bit rushed, the book could have been better if it was longer. Also I couldn’t feel the chemistry between Jezz and Seb. And at the end Seb lost some points, what he did, even if he thought it was for the best, is unforgivable. The secondary characters were nothing special, they just didn’t appear enough in the book. So you never really got to know them. It seemed that they were only there to fill up the book.
And then the lead character Jezz. I couldn’t connect with her, believe me I tried. Maybe it was because I couldn’t follow her thoughts, they kept rambling on, or maybe it was because the story was to rushed. She also made some wrong choses, I mean I get that people make mistakes all the time but in this case some of them were just odd.

But I do recommend this book to people who are looking for a vampire book with a different setting and to people who want a quick, light read.

Author: Carolyn Brown
Publishing date: August 21st 2011
Publisher: /
Pages: 112
Other Books:
  • He Came For Mine (The Protector Series #2) (Published: September 29th 2012)

See you later xx

Sunday 10 February 2013

Stacking the Shelves #4

Showcase Sunday's aim is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week. This Sunday meme is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea.

Received for review:

A Conspiracy of Alchemists (The Chronicle of Light and Shadow, #1)     Hidden (Avena, #1)     MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)    Confessions of an Angry Girl (Confessions, #1)

1. A Conspiracy of Alchemists- Liesl Schwarz
2. Hidden - Marianne Curley
3. MILA 2.0 - Debra Driza
4. Confessions of an Angry Girl - Louise Rozett


Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)  Frostbite (Vampire Academy, #2)

1. Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
2. Frostbite - Richelle Mead

Wich books did you get this week?

See you later xx

Thursday 7 February 2013

Gemma Doyle - Libba Bray


Recently I have reread the Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray, so here is my review for the books.

Short description

A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.

Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.

My opinion

I just loved this books! First of all I really liked that the books were set in the late nineteenth century. I don’t know the past has always intrigued me I guess. And on top of that the book contained a supernatural aspect, magic. So when you combine those two you can only get an amazing book. And to make it even better the style of the book was just amazing, it totally blow me away. Also the characters were great, the head character Gemma knew how to make a witty remark and she used a lot of sarcasm. And each book you could she her grow, where she in the first one was sometimes insecure and naïve she was in the last ones determined and strong. In that time it was hard to be such a strong women, women just had to sit by their husbands/ families side and look pretty. So that’s why I loved Gemma even more. And then of course you got the handsome, mysterious boy. In this books he was delivered in the form of Kartik, an Indian boy. He also causes some problems for Gemma, a Indian boy and a British girl in the 19th century? I can tell you that it wasn’t really appreciated.  But they were just maid for each other. Than the friends of Gemma: Felicity, Pippa and Ann. They were all very different from each other, unique in their own way. When you first met the four girls you never thought it possible that they could be friends. But in the end they were as loyal to each other as ever could be.
I can’t say that this book had an happy ending, I can even say that I cried a lot the last pages. But did it make the book worse? No it didn’t it made the book even better, because you could see that this was the only possible way that the book could end. If there would be an happy ending  than the book wouldn’t be that great, it wouldn’t  have worked for this book. So if you only like happy endings than I must warn you not to read this, but if you don’t mind it than I strongly recommend everyone to read these book!
A Great and Terrible Beauty

Rebel Angels

The Sweet Far Thing
Author: Libba Bray
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle #1)
  • Pages: 403
  • Publishing date: December 9th 2003
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2)
  • Pages: 548
  • Publishing date: December 26th 2006
The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3)
  • Pages: 819
  • Publishing date: December 26th 2007

See you later xx

Sunday 3 February 2013

Summerset Abbey - T.J. Brown


Here's my review for Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown

Short description

Summerset Abbey1913: In a sprawling manor on the outskirts of London, three young women seek to fulfill their destinies and desires amidst the unspoken rules of society in this stunning series starter that fans of Downton Abbey will love.

Rowena Buxton

Sir Philip Buxton raised three girls into beautiful and capable young women in a bohemian household that defied Edwardian tradition. Eldest sister Rowena was taught to value people, not wealth or status. But everything she believes will be tested when Sir Philip dies, and the girls must live under their uncle’s guardianship at the vast family estate, Summerset Abbey. Standing up for a beloved family member sequestered to the “underclass” in this privileged new
world, and drawn into the Cunning Coterie, an exclusive social circle of aristocratic “rebels,” Rowena must decide where her true passions—and loyalties—lie.

Victoria Buxton

Frail in body but filled with an audacious spirit, Victoria secretly dreams of attending university to become a botanist like her father. But this most unladylike wish is not her only secret—Victoria has stumbled upon a family scandal that, if revealed, has the potential to change lives forever...

Prudence Tate

Prudence was lovingly brought up alongside Victoria and Rowena, and their bond is as strong as blood. But by birth she is a governess’s daughter, and to the lord of Summerset Abbey, that makes her a commoner who must take her true place in society—as lady’s maid to her beloved “sisters.” But Pru doesn’t belong in the downstairs world of the household staff any more than she belongs upstairs with the Buxton girls. And when a young lord catches her eye, she begins to wonder if she’ll ever truly carve out a place for herself at Summerset Abbey.

My opinion

I have very mixed feelings about this book. I loved the idea of it with Prude, Rowena and Victoria. I mean although that it takes place in the past, it’s still very modern day. Prude not fitting in anywhere, how many young people feel that way nowadays? It was also great that the author did use different perspectives in the book so you could see the story through different eyes (you judge fairer about some characters). But because the book had different perspectives it was harder to connect with the characters. One moment I could connect with them but the other moment I lost them completely. Something else that bothered me while reading the book was that the story sometimes seemed a bit rushed. On some small details the author could go on forever, but on some major aspects of the book she hardly spend a word.  Like with the love live of Prude. She hardly talked to the boy in the book, but then at the end she was suddenly married. And I was thinking when did this happen. Of course you could have seen it coming, but still it came out of nowhere. So I would had loved it when Prude and the boy had more time alone in the book. But other than that it was a very good book. But like I said in the beginning I have mixed feelings, because this book could be better than it was now. I hope that the next book will be better, because I really want to read it.  

Author: T.J. Brown
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publishing Date: January 15th 2013
Pages: 288
Sequel: A Bloom in Winter (Summerset Abbey #2) (Publishing date: March 5th 2013)

See you later xx

Friday 1 February 2013

Read in January


This are the books that I've read in January. Which books did you read?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) - J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) - J.K. Rowling
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Visual Companion - J.R.R. Tolkien
Model Spy (The Specialists #1) - Shannon Greenland
A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1) - Lisa M. Basso
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) - Libba Bray
Summerset Abbey - T.J. Brown
Eternal Flame (The Immortals #0.5) - Alyson Noel
He Came For Me - Carolyn Brown

See you later xx

Releases in February


Here's a list of books that will come out this month. And there are a few good ones!

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, #3)Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

The Indigo Spell - Richelle Mead
Need I say more? I just love this books, I really can't wait to get my hands on this book. Just 12 more days!
Release date: February 12th

Unravel Me - Tahereh Mafi
The second book in the Shatter Me series. I haven't read the first one yet, but it stands on my to-read list. So I hope to read them both this year.
Release date: February 5th

Sever (The Chemical Garden, #3)Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)

Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
The second book in the Lunar Chronicles. I haven't read Cinder yet, but I have heard many good thing about this book.
Release date: February 5th

Sever - Lauren DeStefano
The third and last book in The Chemical Trilogy. I have only read the first one so far and I really liked it. So I definitely want to read this book too.
Release date: February 12th

To which books are you looking forward to?

See you later xx