Sunday, 29 September 2013

Books I Read in September

Considering the fact that I went back to school this month and have been helping my sister move I think I did quit well. If I have written a review on a book I will link it otherwise if you are interested comment and I will write a review for that book.

Physical Books I've Read:

  1. Stolen by Lucy Christopher
  2. The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
  3. Soulmates by Holly Bourne
  4. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Kindle Books I've Read:
  1. Girl with a Guitar by Caisey Quinn

Yeah. That was pitiful looking back on it but as you can see from my To Be Read Pile to the right I have quite a few books to get reading, plus I'm back at school so that means library books :)

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher Review

   Yet again Lucy Christopher has written a nail biting, thrilling novel that kept you guessing right until the end. I absolutely loved the Killing Woods I couldn't put it down!This book was truly fantastic. I loved how we were kept guessing until the last hundred pages. I was never sure of where the plot was going or when the next twist would happen. Lucy Christopher made me feel suspicious of everyone I never knew who to trust. The switching view points enhanced this as on one side we hear Emily's thoughts and then on the other hand we have Damon's thoughts and because their thoughts were so different you are left grasping on to any information you can get to put this jigsaw together. The twist at the end was so unexpected and honestly I just loved this book. It was fast paced and thrilling and kept me turning the pages. In short another fantastic book.

*Let Spoilers Commence*

As I said honestly this book had me guessing the whole time at first I thought oh it's Emily's Dad then I thought no definitely Damon then I thought Joe is shifty I bet it's him I swear I suspected Emily at one point! But not once did I suspect who the killer actually was not once. That was such a surprise. Another other surprise was how she died. I loved how Lucy showed the danger of that kind of "high" because honestly I didn't expect it.

5 out of 5

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by but all views are my own 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Reading Habits Tag

Sorry I haven't posted in a while honestly I haven't been making an awful lot of time for reading lately but I don't want to leave you hanging. I was watch Bookables Youtube channel the other day and I saw her do this tag (here is a link to her video) so I figured why not do it! Let me know if you like these kinds of posts for me to do as fillers in between reviews. Without further ado lets get started.

1.)Do you have a certain place at home for reading?

Yes I always read in my bedroom because I can't read with other people around. So I either read on my bed or I set up cushions on the floor at the bottom of my bed and make a little reading nest.

2.)Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I tend to use a bookmark because I have a ton of bookmarks lying about my room that were gifts or I've taken from a library etc. But if I'm out and about I'll use a bit of paper because I don't carry bookmarks with me.

3.)Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?

I can just stop reading if I have to eg. if I'm reading on a bus I'll stop reading when I have to get off. Other than that I always like to finish the chapter I'm reading at that time.

4.)Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes, I almost always have a cup of coffee while I'm reading and I sometimes eat a biscuit but I wouldn't eat a dinner or something like that while reading. If  I eat while reading it will be a snack.

5.)Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?

99.9% of the time I will listen to music whilst reading as a rule. I know some people don't like doing that but honestly blocking out external noise with music helps me create a little bubble where I can submerge myself in the world of the book. I can't watch T.V though.

6.) One book at a time or several at once?

Usually I read one book at a time but lately I've been reading two books at a time. Also if I have a book on my Kindle I will tend to read a physical book as well.

7.)Reading at home or everywhere?

I read anywhere! As a rule of thumb I have a book anywhere I go, as I said before I read in the bus I also read in the car or in a coffee shop or restaurant. Basically I'll read anywhere as long as I'm not with someone who would want to talk to me ie. a friend. 

8.)Reading out lout or silently in your head?

In my head all the time except if there is a word I don't know then I'll say it aloud to help me understand it.

9.)Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

I do skip pages at times, sometimes when the description of the forest goes on for 2-4 pages I'll just skim it quickly or skip it altogether. I don't read ahead or read the last page though.

10.)Breaking the spine or keeping it like new?

Honestly it depends how much I like the book or the size of the book, because when reading books that are 500-700 pages long it's nearly impossible not to break the spine and if I hate the book I'll be like "I don't care if you fall apart."

11.)Do you write in your books?

No! No! No! No! No! That is defacing the book and I hate that. I have never in my life written on a book even as a child. It drives me up the wall when I see tumblr posts where someones scribbled out the whole page bar three words or highlighting asdfghjkl I just can't I want to scream. Don't even get me started on people who carve books into shapes or carve a hiding place in them. 

So that's that tag finished I hope you enjoyed it if you answer these questions leave me a comment letting me know. I promise a book review will be up soon.

Saturday, 14 September 2013


^Can I start by saying the cover is beautiful!!!!^

This book was amazing I couldn't put it down! It's fast paced and so intriguing!!!!!!I loved this book so much I can't even describe it. I loved Poppy as a main character she was funny and I loved her sarcasm and then there's Noah and I don't need to elaborate on that because you will love him. I loved the new view point on soulmates and what happens when you find them. It is such an original idea and really stands out in the crowd. I loved the changing view points and the weird version of our world Holly created. And I have to say that this book went in a completely different direction then I thought it would go. To some the book up in a word it's unbelievable!

*Spoilers start now*

    I loved the twist Holly made in this book. Soulmates are so powerful they destroy the world it's crazy it took every pre-conceived thought out of my head and through it out the window! I can't describe how much this book shook me. I hated Anita and her cynical idea on love but at the same time understood her bitterness.
    Was I the only one who hated Ruth? My favourite part of the whole book was in the beginning when Poppy turned to Noah and said "Oh by the way she had clamydia twice" That was fabulous I died laughing. This book was so funny. But oh can we talk about the ending talk about tragic step aside Romeo and Juliet we have a new winner. I mean knowing that your soulmate is out there and you know who they are but also knowing that you can never ever see them again and living on anyway. That had me in tears and I don't cry at books often!

Yeah this book was awesome and you should definitely check it out!

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by but all opinions are my own

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Stolen by Lucy Christopher

For the Non-Spoiler section I will say I was surprised by this book. As you can probably guess from my past book reviews this book is a lot darker than I would normally read but I still found it amazing! It was fast paced in the beginning, it did slow down in the middle but the end was just crazy! I did not expect the ending. I love Gemma she is amazing and so calm compared to what I'd be. This book also had me thinking a lot about what you normally think of in a kidnapping.

*Spoilers Commence Now*

   Now if your like me when reading the word kidnapped you thought, "God she's going to be held in some basement, starved, raped or even sold on the black market." But no that is almost the complete opposite of what happened. I am also not going to lie I kind of like Ty. I know he's her kidnapper and I really shouldn't because I mean he kidnapped her! But he was so sweet he let her run away like 4 times and always saved her from dying afterwards. He never abused her and he looked after her and yes I know he stole her and it wasn't right but still. I loved hearing about him and why he took her and when you take into consideration his past and everything you can see why he thought he was protecting her and I know it's wrong but I... understand in a way... I don't know I'm so confused. This book has me thinking so much and on one hand I know it's wrong but on the other it was just so beautiful. I can't explain my feelings towards Ty well because I sound like I have Stockholm Syndrom too. Lucy Christopher did an excellent job writting this because I find myself having the same battle Gemma has at the end of the book.
    I loved the setting in the desert and when they got the camel I loved her. I know it's a camel but still she was such a good symbol of what was happening to Gemma. Oh let's talk about the ending I was not expecting Ty to take her to the mine site. I know Ty said earlier on in the book that he would let her go but I almost didn't believe him or I thought she'd want to stay. Clearly I thought the book was going to end completely differently even though I knew in the back of my mind she'd end up back with her family.

This book just has me so conflicted in myself because I just don't know I'm questioning everything I've ever thought on kidnappers and situations. Lucy Christopher I raise my hat to you because you wrote one hell of a good book. I sound stupid so I'll leave it there but seriously let me know what you thought of Ty!

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by but all thoughts are my own.  

Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Wanted Series by Kelly Elliott Talk!

As I promised in my Faithful review I am going to talk all about the Wanted series by Kelly Elliott. So I know this will be a long post so lets get started.


Favourite Male: Josh without a doubt! He is hilarious and so sweet and just amazing! I know that can be said for every male but in my opinion Josh is the best and I would love to steal him from Heather because he's just awesome. 

Favourite Female: Ari! This girl is so feisty and funny and just bad ass. I would love to be her! God I just love her!

Favourite Couple: Ellie and Gunner. They are just the obvious winners they are so perfect together and I feel as though there was never any doubt about them being together in any of the books. Nothing phases them with every other couple there were moments (mostly in the epilogues) that you got genuinely scared they wouldn't make it. However,  with Ellie and Gunner you never get that ever!

Favourite Minor Character: This has to be a tie between Elizabeth (Josh's Mum) or Gramps (Gunner's Granda). On one hand I want to say Elizabeth because she is so funny and she is so great with Heather treating her like a daughter and giving her the kind of motherly advice that Heather can no longer get from her mum. Then on the other hand Gramps is so good and he treats everyone like one of his own and he is so innocently funny walking in to everyone's houses at inappropriate times he makes me smile.

Favourite Book: Easy hands down Faithful.

Favourite Cover:

^I mean look how pretty ^

Onto the Books

Wanted (Book 1): Loved this book honestly I read it ages ago so I can't remember every detail but I remember loving it. I loved Ellie and felt for her in the situation where her Mum's words would affect her. Then Gunner is Gunner you can't not love him it's impossible! One thing I remember thinking was that they got married so quickly (same with all the characters actually) I mean Ellie was 18-19 and Gunner was still in University and that seemed a little young for me. But when you know you know right?

Saved (Book 2): I loved this book especially since I love Ari so much and I got to see so much more of her in this book. There was a lot more drama in this book and so many twists my head was spinning and that ending!!!!!! 

Faithful (Book 3): You can read my full review here. In summery loved this book it was by far my favourite 5/5!

Cherished (Book 4)unrealsed: I am excited about this book and also very curious because we don't hear much on Jessie or Scott in any of the last three books so I am excited to see what their characters are like after more development. However, I am very worried we won't see as much of Ellie,Gunner,Ari,Jeff, Heather or Josh as Jessie and Scott aren't close to them. But that also means new characters will be introduced I for one want to see more of Jessie's brothers.

 So that's it so far on the Wanted series :( you won't be getting a post on this until next year when Cherished comes out so farewell for now Wanted series.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Books I read in August

Here is a quick summary of all the books I read in the month of August. I will also add the link to any reviews I have of these books.

Kindle Book Reads:

  1. Chasing Beautiful by Pamela Ann
  2. Saved by Kelly Elliott
  3. Time Out by Leah Spiegel
  4. Beneath Your Beautiful by Tamsyn Bester
  5. Fallen Crest High by Tijan
  6. Fallen Crest Family by Tijan
  7. Faithful by Kelly Elliott
  8. The Selection by Kiera Cass

Physical Book Reads:

So Yes I read quite a lot of books this month but keep in mind that was the last month of summer. I have began school so my posts will be few and far between as I simply won't be reading as much.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Elite by Kiera Cass Assumptions

*May contain Spoilers of Book 1 in the series*

*This post contains No spoilers of The Elite because I haven't read it*

    So I haven't read this book yet and I thought it would be cool to say what I think will happen in this book then see how right I was when it comes to reading the book. Let me know if you like this and if you want me to do it for other books.

   To jump right in with the obvious The Selection has to end with this book. I don't think they can stretch it out any longer as there are only 6 girls left. Also I think there will be a bigger play for Aspen in this book as the last book was pretty much dedicated to how America and Maxon should be together and there needs to be a play for Aspen but I hope it will fail because I'm Team Maxon all the way! Maxon has to find out that Officer Leger is the guy America told him about and I think that will cause tension something will arise out of that. 
   I think that the government and rebel side of the book will develop more in this book. One thing that confused me in the last book was how America talked about how History was the only subject that was taught without books. A girl asked why it wasn't and was told that it was something we should know. That doesn't seem right especially when America said her parents had a book of U.S history, I mean surely the best way of documenting what's happened is by writing it down. So this makes me think that the government is hiding information from the majority of the population about the past and how Illea came to be. Also now that I think of it maybe that's why the King's advisers are so dismissive of the idea of better education for lower castes. Maybe they don't want to spend money improving the education system because they don't want them educated. And why did America's parents have that history book if there supposedly aren't any books on it? Obviously that would be illegal, that's interesting. Oh and the North and South rebels I want to see why they are rebelling and what's the difference in them like are they fighting for the same cause or do they each have different reasons for rebelling? And why are the South more dangerous? Do they have better funding? Are the South made up of higher castes and the North made up of lower castes?

So that is my thoughts on the next book I am guessing everything I have no definite spoilers of the next book as these are all ideas that have been floating around in my head. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

The Selection by Kiera Cass Review

"For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined."

I went into this book slightly skeptical because it sounded very girly? I don't know how to explain but it just didn't sound like it would appeal to me. However, I was mistaken because this book was so interesting and had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the bitchy-ness of the contestants when they entered the selection it was something that made the book a lot more relatable to me which is important for dystopian books to do. I liked America as the main character but she frustrated me at times and I found myself screaming at the book. My favourite character by far was the Prince Maxon he's just adorably awkward and sweet.

*Now for the Spoilers*

    Ok to start off on the main point I hate Aspen! I hate him, I hate him , I hate him! First of all he was so sketchy he has been going out with America for two whole years and his mother and sisters have only just started to notice that he's happier in the past three weeks? That doesn't add up even if he's happier because he's started to put money away for a wedding that still is fishy. Also he's so typically male I mean the whole "I have to provide for you, you can't provide for me by bringing me food, you deserve someone better who can provide for you rather than the other way around." That bugged me she has been "providing" food for him for two years by giving him scraps from her dinner and only now is he getting cross. Again sketchy. Then the icing on the cake she sees him at her send off, after ripping her heart out and stomping on it with lies, he's holding another girl! I just don't buy the whole "she tripped and I caught her" thing that he came up with. Oh and him turning up at the palace! Don't even start me on that he has to know that he could end up killing him and her because of their affair and also he knows she is starting to fall in love with Maxon and he just want to mess that up! He is so selfish and frankly is nothing but an arse!
  Now that my rant on how much I hate Aspen is over I can start on the rest of the book. I love Maxon Team Maxon 150% he's adorable and his relationship with America is so sweet with the whole tug on the ear thing and how he wanted his first kiss to be with her. I loved how America is so obviously the front runner yet she is so dismisive of the idea. I think she's so sweet to the other contestants and her maids aw it's so lovely. I love her I really do but God is she frustrating I mean it's so clear her and Maxon belong together and she just needs to forget about Aspen because he is not good enough for her.
  Oh and lastly what do you make of the whole government side of it. I mean the rebels and the castes etc. I think it's really interesting and I am excited to see how that develops because the government is such a crucial element to all dystopian books so I'm excited for Elite.

Let me know your thoughts on this book.