Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In My Mailbox April 2013

I got so many books this month I think I am going to need to open a library soon.

  1. The Elite - Kiera Cass
  2. Of Poseidon - Anna Banks
  3. Entwined - Heather Dixon
  4. Torn - Cat Clarke
  5. Entangled - Cat Clarke
  6. The Glitter Girls Complete Set (13 books) - Caroline Plaisted
  7. The Hollow - Jessica Verday
  8. Wings - Aprilynne Pike
  9. Spells - Aprilynne Pike
  10. Wild - Aprilynne Pike
  11. Destined - Aprilynne Pike
  12. The Prime of Miss Jean Brody  Muriel Spark
  13. Ballad - Maggie Stiefvater
  14. Lament - Maggie Stifvater
  15. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
  16. The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Jill Murphy
  17. The Worst Witch Saves the Day - Jill Murphy
  18. The Anti-Prom - Abby McDonald
  19. Mega Sleepover 3 - Lorna Read
  20. Mega Sleepover 5 - Louis Catt
  21. Sleepover In Spain - Narinder Dhami
  22. Happy Birthday, Sleepover Club - Fiona Cummings
  23. Sleepover Girls on Horseback - Fiona Cummings
  24. Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia
  25. Beautiful Chaos - Kami Garcia
  26. Beautiful Redemption - Kami Garcia
  27. Claire De Lune - Christine Johnson
  28. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  29. Silence - Becca Fitzpatrick
  30. Creshendo - Becca Fitzpatrick
  31. Finale - Becca Fitzpatrick
  32. Walk on the Wild Side - Natalie Anderson
  33. Tilly Alone - Catherine Cookson
  34. Now Way Back - Andrew Gross
  35. Charlotte's Web - E. B. White
  36. The Watchers - Lynnie Purcell, Tatianna Vila, Francis Taylor
  37. The Evanescence - Jessica Sorensen
  38. The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation ~ Unseen - L. J. Smith

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks book is:

If I Should Die (Revenants, #3)If I Should Die by Amy Plum
I will not lose another person I love. I will not let history repeat itself.

Vincent waited lifetimes to find me, but in an instant our future together was shattered. He was betrayed by someone we both called a friend, and I lost him. Now our enemy is determined to rule over France’s immortals, and willing to wage a war to get what they want.

It shouldn’t be possible, none of it should be, but this is my reality. I know Vincent is somewhere out there, I know he’s not completely gone, and I will do anything to save him.

After what we’ve already fought to achieve, a life without Vincent is unimaginable. He once swore to avoid dying—to go against his nature and forsake sacrificing himself for others—so that we could be together. How can I not risk everything to bring my love back to me?

Book three in the Revenants series out May 7th

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Uni, Cinderella and Writing

Okay so uni can actually be fun right now I to write an essay all about morals in stories and I get to read Cinderella :D this makes me happy because it is my favourite fairy tale.

To do the essay I have to relate it to other stories with morals so I have decided that I'm going to use Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Peter Pan.

For my lecture yesterday we were asked to do 3 minutes of on the spot writing about whatever we wanted which wasn't so fun because I can't do on the spot writing especially at 11am so in the end I just ended up doodling on the piece of paper and when the lecturer saw it she didn't seem to mind haha.

If you had to write an Ethics essay and relate it to children under 9 years old by using books as the moral which book or books would you choose to compare Cinderella with (keep in mind that you can either be in a mixed sex school or a single sex school) - leave a comment in the comment section.

Just a quick poll here:
I do my best writing after 5/6pm till early hours of the morning
When do you do your best writing?
A) Morning
B) Mid day
C) Evening
D) At night
E) Time of day doesn't matter

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This Weeks book on my Wishlist is:

Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, #14)Fall of Night by Rachel Caine
Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. 

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. 

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...

Fall of night is book 14 and the penultimate book in the Morganville Vampires Series and is due to be released on May 7th

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks Top 10 Tuesday is Top 10 Authors on my auto to buy list:
  1. Jenna Butrenshaw
  2. Alyson Noel
  3. Jessica Brody
  4. Claudia Gray
  5. Amy Plum
  6. Marissa Meyer
  7. Meg Cabot
  8. Jessica Sorensen
  9. Jodi Picoult
  10. Cat Clarke

Monday, April 15, 2013

Review - The Vision by Jessica Sorensen

The Vision (The Fallen Star, #3)Release Date: October 23rd 2011
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Gemma thought she was trapped—that Stephan had finally won. But then time resets and she’s given another chance.

The clock is ticking as Gemma tries to figure out how to change the vision that ends the world in ice. If she can, then maybe she can save the world from Stephan and give her and Alex a chance at a real future. But changing visions can be dangerous, and sometimes one small mistake can lead to disastrous results.

This series just gets better and it doesn't disappoint.

I was over the moon when Nicholas was killed off that half Fae, half Forseer really drove me insane, he always seemed to be in the way of Gemma and Alex.

An the start of The Vision Gemma is trapped in a cabin by Stephen and she escapes and she gets sucked into a vision meets her father, he is trapped in the Room of Forbidden which is a place inside his head. While she is there he gives her some strange instructions on how to stop the world from ending and he gives her a crystal ball with a star inside it (not a real star) which she must use to correct a vision he changed but he doesn't tell her how to do it.

Alex and Gemma find out that the star was split and that the buzzing electricity they both feel is because they both have half of the star in them and to help save the world they must keep away from each other in order to keep the stars energy alive.

There a fair few near death experiences in The Vision and Gemma some how survives them all. Alex and Gemma relationship seems to grow even more and how there relationship changes. Gemma grew up in this book and learns a lot more about her powers and she finally becomes a Keeper and puts Alex in his place.and began to take charge a little more and make her own decisions. Alex doesn't like this, he realists that he can't protect her anymore like he wants to and in the end he leaves Gemma to find a way to save her

Here is Loaded Shelves Review of The Vision

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review - The Underworld by Jessica Sorensen

The Underworld (Fallen Star, #2)Release Date: July 31st 2011
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Gemma thought her mind was gone, but she was wrong. And now she is left trying to figure out the truth to what Stephan is planning to do with her and the star, before it’s too late.
But finding out the truth is hard, especially since Gemma doesn’t know who she can trust. There may be only one person who Gemma can turn to for answers, but that means having to go to the one place no one wants to go—The Underworld.
The Underworld is the sequel to The Fallen Star and it was just as good as the first one if not better normally for me the second book doesn't really live up to the first book or the expectations I had for it but this one totally did.

The action started right away and the cliff hanger from the first book was answered. The characters are well written and you can't help but fall in love with them. The book started off with all the same characters that we finished with in book one.

Stephan tried to wipe Gemma's memory at the end of book one but for some reason it failed, and now Gemma doesn't know who to trust or who to believe, all she knows is that she needs to find her mother because Gemma know's her mother will have all the answers that she will need and Gemma will do just about anything to get her back. Needing to find out what Stephan's plan is Gemma, Alex & Laylan head on a mission to the underworld, so Gemma can try and save her mother from the Water Fae and the Queen of the Fae but before she can do this she has to be able to control her visions and get the right crystal so she can travel there back from the one place no-one escapes from... The Underworld if they get stuck down there they become the Queens prisoner.

You could never tell what Sorensen was going to throw at you next so I spent most of my time in anticipation wanting to know what happened on the next page.

With this book you get to learn more about Alex and fall in love with him even more as we get to see a sort of sensitive side to him and see that he can be nice and not just an annoying pain in the backside.

Read Loadedshelves review

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This weeks wishlist book is:

Mystic (Soul Seekers, #3)Mystic by Alyson Noel
Since arriving in Enchantment, New Mexico, everything in Daire Santos life has changed. And not all for the better. While she’s come to accept and embrace her new powers as a Soul Seeker, Daire struggles with the responsibility she holds navigating between the worlds of the living and the dead. And with the fate of her boyfriend Dace in the balance, Daire must put aside her personal feelings and focus on defeating Cade, whose evil plans threaten everyone she loves and the world as she knows it.

Don’t miss book three in Alyson Noel’s Soul Seekers series! Out May 7th

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks topic is Top 10 book romances I think would make it in the real world:
  1. Ever Bloom and Damen Auguste - Immortal Series
  2. Nikki Heat and Jameson Rook - Nikki Heat Series
  3. Gemma and Alex - The Fallen Star Series
  4. Sera and Zen - Unremembered
  5. Bianca and Lucas - Evernight
  6. Ron and Hermione - Harry Potter
  7. Laylen and Asilin - The Fallen Star Series
  8. Amy and Alexander - The Vampire Stalker
  9. Daire and Dace - Soul Seeker Series
  10. Katness and Peeta - Hunger Games (not read the books but seen the film)

Friday, April 05, 2013


So I have been trying to find bookcases that were cheap enough to buy that had a lot of room on them for my books because my books were piled up all around the house and in boxes under the bed.

My awesome cousin Cazz from Loaded Shelves found this for me. Not to expensive and it has plenty of room to put all my books on and because I have a lot of books I bought 2 of them.

Here is a picture of them with my books on (I have one in my room and the other is in the living room)

Bookcase One                             Bookcase Two
The bottom shelf on the second book case has some of my mums books until I can fill them myself haha.

I have the book sin order of author surname. How do you arrange your books?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

This Weeks Book is:

Awaken (Abandon Trilogy, #3)Awaken by Meg Cabot
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot, the dark reimagining of the Persephone myth comes to a thrilling conclusion.

Death has her in his clutches. She doesn’t want him to let go.

Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera knew by accepting the love of John Hayden, she’d be forced to live forever in the one place she’s always dreaded most: the Underworld. The sacrifice seemed worth it, though, because it meant she could be with the boy she loves.

But now her happiness — and safety — are threatened, all because the Furies have discovered that John has broken one of their strictest rules: He revived a human soul.

If the balance between life and death isn’t fixed, both the Underworld and Pierce’s home back on earth will be wiped away. But there’s only one way to restore order. Someone has to die.

Book three in the Abandon Trilogy is due to be released on May 7th

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Top 10 Tuesday

This weeks topic is Top 10 Books I had to buy but are still on my shelf unread:
  1. Echo - Alyson Noel
  2. Karma Club - Jessica Brody
  3. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  4. Evernight Series - Claudia Gray
  5. Die for Me - Amy Plum
  6. The Emerald Atlas - John Stephens
  7. The Vampire Diaries (all) - L. J. Smith
  8. Slated + Fractured - Teri Terry
  9. Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer
  10. The Hunger Games series - Susanne Collins
Out of all theses I have read Evernight (the book not the series)

Monday, April 01, 2013

Review - The Fallen Star by Jessica Sorensen

The Fallen Star (Fallen Star, #1)Release Date: April 7th 2011
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For eighteen year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. Up until recently, she has been incapable of feeling emotion. And when she's around Alex, the gorgeous new guy at school, she can feel electricity that makes her skin buzz. Not to mention the monsters that haunt her nightmares have crossed over into real-life. But with Alex seeming to hate her and secrets popping up everywhere, Gemma's life is turning into a chaotic mess. Things that shouldn't be real suddenly seem to exist. And as her world falls apart, figuring out the secrets of her past becomes a matter of life and death.

I had been wanting to read this book for just over a year because I had heard good reviews for it, so I bought the whole series for my kindle. My mum, my sister and my cousin  had already read it before me so I decided that now would be the time to read the series so that when there talking about it I knew what they were talking about and so it didn't spoil it for me when I finally read it (I made my mum and sister promise not to talk about the book in front of me or until I had read them) they all said they were okay but they didn't get into the book until around 20/30% of the way into it but I was hooked from the start. 

The pace is pretty slow going at the start and the plot has been done a thousand times before - shy girl meets cute boy - but Sorensen put her own amazing spin on it which I didn't see coming. Obviously I knew the book was about a fallen star as the book title gives it away but who knew that the fallen star would be inside a person, a star that can save the world.

There is a lot of tension between Alex and Gemma from the time they first meet to the end of the book and it seems like Alex and his sister Aislin know an awful lot about Gemma even though they had never met before or so she thinks, there are plenty of cliff hangers throughout the book which I love because it keeps me reading. There is plenty of adventure and it is packed full of interesting new characters Forseers, Death Walkers, Keepers etc. and the further into the book you go the more there is to learn about Gemma, Alex and all the other characters in the book and they important roles they play in Gemma's life.

Not long after meeting Alex and Aislin we meet Laylen a nice guy who used to be a Keeper like Alex but he is now a Vampire/Keeper. Laylen shares with Gemma some information on her life, who she is, who her mother is and Gemma finds that he is the only one that she can trust to tell her the truth.

Gemma has a recurring dream of the strange man with the scar on his face telling monsters - which we later find out are Death Walkers - to slay her, barely escaping the dream when she wakes, only to find that the monsters are in fact real along with the man with the scar, but you will have to read it to find out who it is.

I read the book in 2/3 days and the cliffhanger we're left with is huge and it left me wanting to read The underworld right away.

Read Loadedshelves review
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