Sunday, 29 December 2013

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of days #1) by Susan Ee

Synopsis from Goodreads:

It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

I hadn't heard too much of this book before going into it but what i had heard was that is was a very fast paced ,action packed ,creepy but gripping story. On reading the synopsis i was extremely interested so i decided to pick it up. Let me tell you: I was not disappointed.
The plot that this book follows had me invested the whole time and i found myself staying up to try and read more. The book was fast paced and not for a moment was i bored. The world building was so intriguing and it left me wanting to know more about how and why the apocalypse happened. I loved learning about the angels and the humans. 

Can we just talk about how creepy this book is? At some moments i literally felt scared and shocked and grossed out all at the same time!
  <----- literally my face

The characters are just incredible. Penryn , unlike many other YA protagonists, didn't annoy me at all. She was such a strong ,kick-ass, witty but yet caring and sweet girl. Loved her throughout the whole book.
We don't see much of Paige, Penryn's sister, but we can't help but care for her and especially after what happened in the end!
oh my,then there's Penryn's mother. I found her so creepy and insane but a part of me really liked her. Her insanity caused so many disturbing but slightly funny situations. Felt sorry for Penryn though!

Oh, I'm adding Raffe to my long list of YA boyfriends! He is serious and closed in but you know that he does care and does have emotions. I seriously can't wait to see the relationship between him and Penryn develop in the next book.
Speaking of the relationship, i'm so glad that it wasn't instalove but slowly and carefully built up. Thank you ,Susan Ee!

So in case you haven't gathered already, yes i am going to pick up the next book. I want to learn more about the angels and what's going on with the children and what the freedom fighters are going to do next and what will be next for Penryn and Raffe.

oh, forgot to add but the ending tore me apart. so many shocking truths and heartbreaking moments!

- Tess xxx

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Altered by Jennifer Rush Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them. 

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

This book was such a quick fun read for me. The concept and plot was interesting and before i knew it i had finished the book. There were so many twists and revelations that i really did not expect. 
I really loved the boys. I mean 4 hot boys; what more could you ask for? They had such  a great bond. My favorite boy was Cas! He was the cutest funniest one and the best out of all of them.

I did, however, have some problems. I needed more character development. The book was so quick and that's probably why we didn't get as much. Also, i didn't really like the main character, Anna. She didn't really seem like a real person, her whole life revolved around Sam and she never had a fun quirky or kick-ass personality. She was just there. 
Speaking of Sam, i didn't really find him that hot. He didn't show any interest in Anna until suddenly out of the blue. He didn't really have any personality either. 

Even though the ending was quite anti-climate for me, i'm still interested enough to carry on with the series.

-Tess xxx

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Percy Jackson & the lightning thief by Rick Riordan Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school... again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus' master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect.

Now Percy and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus' stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the true thief: he must come to terms with the father who abandoned him; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

I've heard so many good things about this series for such a long time but never had the time to pick it up. Then i made the mistake of watching the movie before i read the book but it didn't really make a difference because the book was so different to the movie. The book so SO much better(obviously).

Percy is such a lovable character. He's so funny and brave for a 12 year old. I loved the Annabeth-Grover-Percy trio and it was so much fun to see them go on their adventures. The plot was action-packed and fast-paced. There was always something interesting going on. It never had a dull moment and never made me feel bored or want to put it down. I fly threw it.  Even though i was a children's book and from the POV of a 12 year old it didn't make me love it any less. I really think people of all ages can read it.

The Greek Mythology aspect was done so well. Everything fit together and it was so interesting to learn about Greek mythology which has always fascinated me.
I can't think of any negatives or things i didn't like and i hope it stays that way for the rest of the series which i will definitely be picking up. Then hopefully, i'll get to read the spin-off series which apparently is even better than this one!

My Favorite Quote:
Braccas meas vescimini!"
I wasn't sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant 'Eat my pants!” 
-Tess xxx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Emerald Green (Ruby Red #3) by Kerstin Gier Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.
She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.
This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

OK, so i have to admit i didn't expect everything to be tied up. In such a short book i thought we wouldn't get closure on everything but luckily, i was wrong. All the loose ends were tied up and all the questions i had were answered; it all started to make sense. My only criticism is that the book could have been longer since the ending felt a bit rushed and tightly packed in.

Plot-wise, i was always interested as there was always something going on and the pacing kept it quick and fun to read. There were some shocking and surprising moments, most of which i did not see coming and one which i did expect. The ending was sweet and satisfying too.

Gwen is easily one of the best female protagonists I've read in a long time. She is even more fantastic in the book. Lesley, Raphael, Aunt Maddy, Mr Bernard and Gwen's siblings are some of the most cute and likable secondary characters who you can't help but love (especially in this book). I loved their parts in the story. Xemerius is my favorite character ( apart from Gwen) by far. He made the most hilarious comments ever. Lucas was brilliant and seeing his and Gwen's interactions made me really miss my grandpa too.
As for Gideon, i feel like he did make up for being a knob in the end. yay!

What a shame that it's the end of a great trilogy. If you haven't picked up this trilogy i really urge you to do so!

-Tess xxx

Legend by Marie Lu Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. 

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. 

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Woah. I can honestly say i didn't expect to love this book as much as i did. This book was written in 2 POVS. I found Day and June such interesting and unique characters. They were so different from the typical YA characters and it was a relief to read about them. They were so clever and kiss-ass which most YA character aren't. I even loved the secondary characters like Tess, Metias who you couldn't help but love. The romance was very well layed out where it slowly developed and wasn't insta-love. 

This book has no shortage of action, twists and turns. There were moments that shocked me and had me glued to the book. The pacing of the book was well done too. There was character development and the world-building made it so much more easier to imagine the scenes. I can see why this book would make such an excellent film (i think they're planning on it). The ending was such a rush of emotions and it definitely had me immersed.  

The 2nd book Prodigy is out already and i hear it's even better than the first! Definitely going to continue with the series. 

My Favorite Quote:
“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his

-Tess xxx

Friday, 1 November 2013

Eve by Anna Carey Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her. 

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

My Rating: 3/5 stars

Lets start of with positives. I love fast-paced books and this was definitely one of them. It took me only one day to finish reading it. Also, i liked the concept of the book because it reminded me of Lauren Oliver's Delirium series which i adored. 
 However, this one didn't quite compare. 

Firstly, i didn't like the main protagonist, Eve. She had no character development throughout the book and left a mess wherever she went. I found it hard to connect with her and her personality just fell flat. Same goes for the love interest, Caleb. I had no reason to love him as he didn't have any special quirks. The romance was too quick and sort of insta-lovey. 

Plot-wise, i was interested to see what happened but it didn't really blow me away. Also, there was no real world building which made it hard for me to imagine a clear image. I don't know, maybe the character development and world building problem will be fixed in the sequel. 

Although, i'm curious enough to pick up the next book, i won't be reading it anytime soon. If the ending was a bit better and more of a cliffhanger then maybe i would have been more interested.

My Favorite Quote:
“I didn't know which was worse: to be killed by some brute animal or be taken off with a wild Neanderthal on horseback.”
-Tess xxx

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Marry Kiss Cliff Book tag

So I saw this tag going round the book-tube community and thought it seemed like fun and thought I'd give it a go! To do this tag you must put the names of any book characters in a jar and pull out 3. From those 3 you must choose who you will marry, kiss and push off a cliff.

Round 1:
  • James Carstairs from The infernal devices by Cassandra Clare
  • Damon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • William Herondale from The infernal devices by Cassandra Clare
This is so hard! They're all so perfect!

Marry: Jem because i just love him so much and i think he will take care of me well
Kiss: Will because i love him as much as Jem but i have to choose. I think he'll be a great kisser though *WINK*
Cliff: Damon because i have to decide and i'm so sorry Damon but there was no way i was pushing will or jem off a cliff.

Round 2:
  • Gansey from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Alex from Delirium series by Lauren Oliver
  • Roger from Amy & Rogers epic detour by Morgan Matson
Marry: Gansey because he's rich and hot, duh
Kiss: Roger because if Gansey wasn't there i would marry him
Cliff: Alex because i never liked him because i was always team JULIAN

Round 3:
  • Augustus Waters from The fault in our stars by John Green
  • Jace Wayland from The mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare
  • Four from Divergent by Veronica Roth
Marry: Gus because he's Gus (sorry not sorry Hazel)
Kiss: Jace because he's Jace ( sorry not sorry Clary)
Cliff: Four because i like him but not as much as Jace and Gus

Round 4:
  • Caleb from Eve by Anna Carey
  • David from Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  • Day from Legend by Marie Lu
can i just marry Day and cliff the other two?

Marry: Day because he's smart and clever
Kiss: Caleb because i have to
Cliff: David because he was like an itch that wouldn't go away throughout the whole series

Round 5:
  • Gideon de Villers from the Ruby red trilogy by Kerstin Gier
  • Evan Walker from The 5th wave by Rick Yancey
  • Jared from Bully by Penelope Douglas
Marry: Jared because i LOVE LOVE him
Kiss: Evan because i actually liked him from the start
Cliff: Gideon because you can be really arrogant sometimes

Round 6: 
  • Julian from Delirium by Lauren Oliver 
  • Noah Shaw from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  • Wes from The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen
Marry: Noah because he's so damn hot
Kiss: Julian because i was always team Julian
Cliff: Wes because i had no choice

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Sapphire Blue (Ruby Red #2) by Kerstin Gier Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Gwen’s life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she’s been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.

At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he’s very warm indeed; the next he’s freezing cold. Gwen’s not sure what’s going on there, but she’s pretty much destined to find out.

My Rating: 4/5 stars

So, I give this book 4/5 stars but only because of Gideon. I felt like he really gave Gwen a hard time in this book. One minute he was kissing her and the next he was making her cry. It annoyed me how he was acting throughout the whole book and the ending was just the icing on the cake. Really, Gideon? I hope you redeem yourself in the next book. So yes, i did like this book more than Ruby Red but Gideon made me want to pull my hair out!

Gwen was still as amazing as she always! I think she is one of the most realistic funny protagonists I've ever come across and i will be very sad to read the last book. Lesley, Xemerius and Her made such an epic trio. Xemerius is just so funny and i love the little comments he makes and the way he helps her willingly. Oh, and i'm very interested to see what will happen with Lesley and Raphael. *WINK WINK*

At certain points , the time travel did confuse me but not so much that i didn't understand what the hell was going on, only in certain places. I still have loads and loads of unanswered questions that i'm hoping will be cleared up in the last book. What are the raven powers for example. As far as the the last book goes, i'm not too excited about it but more nervous. I just don't know how all my questions will be answered in just one book, but from other people's reviews I've heard Kerstin Gier ties everything up well.

                                                                                                                        -Tess xxx

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

The whole reason this book is amazing is because of the characters. Amy, the protagonist, went through much when her father died and the book shows her as she develops into accepting his death and building back her relationship with the rest of her family. The book is like a rollercoaster of emotions! I even started crying now and then. Roger is the boy she has to travel through the country with and I knew I'd love Roger and i did. He's such a genuine sweet fun guy who has his own problems to deal with too. The secondary characters will met along the way were just amazing. They each had their own personality and struggles. It made the book so much more relatable and realistic. This book was just a breath of fresh air and there will be no doubt that i will be re-reading it again one day. The love is this book was slow and grew more and more as i read on; i'm EXTREMELY revealed that it wasn't insta-lovey! 

The storyline was intriguing to read about and i loved the illustrations and souvenirs Amy took from all those different places.It made the book more interactive and unique. After reading this book i felt like i wanted to go on a road trip! And maybe i will, one day. Shame, i won't have Roger accompanying me. Overall, if your looking for a feel good, heartwarming and fun contemporary book then this is definitely the one to pick up!

My Favorite Quote:
“Tomorrow will be better.”
“But what if it’s not?” I asked.
“Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” 

                                                                                          - Tess xxx

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In magical Victorian London, orphan Tessa found safety with the Shadowhunters, until traitors betray her to the Magister. He wants to marry her, but so do self-destructive Will and fiercely devoted Jem. Mage Magnus Bane returns to help them. Secrets to her parentage lie with the mist-shrouded Yorkshire Institute's aged manager Alyosius Starkweather.

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Well, where do i start? Clockwork Prince was even better than Clockwork Angel. I felt like there was a lot more action and awesome jaw-dropping moments. 

I feel like the plot really took off during this book and we see much more of the downworlders and shadow hunters. I am not surprised by the betrayer though, i saw that coming from a mile off. However, we still don't really learn much about what Tessa is but i'm sure that the last book will sum all that up. 

The characters were just as amazing in this book. I love Sophie and Gideon! I even felt pity towards Gabriel. Charlotte is such a strong kick-ass character  and of course we see much MUCH more of Magnus! God, I love him. As far as our main protagonist, I love Tessa's progression and I even find her better than Clary. I'm still really interested to see what she is and how it all came about. We didn't see much off Mortmain but i have a feeling that the next book will have an epic showdown!

OH. Yes and the love triangle. Well ,that caused me to asdfl and spaz out a LOT. You know how I was all Team Will in the 1st book ,well, I've changed my mind. I LOVE JEM SO MUCH! BUT, I LOVE WILL TOO! We just see so much more of Jem and he's just so sweet and innocent! But we really see a deeper side to Will too which makes me really understand him and his actions better. I'm so confused about my feelings and it really makes me nervous. I don't want any of them hurt! I think deep down I want Tessa to be with Will but i just hate the idea of poor Jem having to endure the pain of losing her. 

Honestly, i'm really nervous but really exited about reading the next book. Nervous because of this love triangle that has caused me so much pain and I just don't want the series to end. Excited because we will finally get some answers and hopefully kick Mortmain to the Curb! That Cliffhanger ending just tore me apart! Another reason to get Clockwork Princess, the 3rd and final book, ASAP.

My Favorite Quote:
“They’re not hideous,” said Tessa.
Will blinked at her. “What?”
“Gideon and Gabriel,” said Tessa. “They’re really quite good-looking, not hideous at all.”
“I spoke,” said Will, in sepulchral tones, “of the pitch-black inner depths of their souls.”
Tessa snorted. “And what color do you suppose the inner depths of your soul are, Will Herondale?”
“Mauve,” said Will.”

                                                                                              - Tess xxx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Annoying Characters in Books

An annoying character in a book can make reading  hard and frustrating, especially if this is the main character! I've encountered a good few examples of these. Here a just some of the many characters who made me facepalm or go UGH.

Pagan from Existence by Abbi Glines:
OK so the whole book was really frustrating but one of the reasons why was because of the main character, Pagan. She was SUCH a boring person. She had no personality,hobbies or quirks at all. She wasn't even funny. After meeting the love interest in the book all she did was talk about him and he became her whole life. Some of the cheesy stuff she would say made me want to puke. SIGH. I had high hopes.

Jessamine from Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare:
Okay, maybe I'll change my mind after reading the 3rd book but from the minute we met Jessie in Clockwork Angel I knew there was something about her that I wouldn't like. I don't know, i just found her snobby and careless with other people's feelings. After what happened in Clockwork Prince, I REALLY put on some hatred towards her but maybe she will redeem herself and prove me wrong.

David from the Wings series:
I've read all 4 books in the series and in each book I still hated David. He was so boring ,over-protective and plain. I was Team Tamani FTW! Sorry to all the Team David people. But I must admit i did have some(a teeny tiny bit) of sympathy for David in the end. I don't know, I just thought he was a little TOO head over heals for the main character and that whole "science geek" thing just didn't interest me much.

Macy from The truth about forever by Sarah Dessen:
The protagonist, Macy in The truth about forever was probably the least annoying out of this list but i still found some of her choices questionable especially when it came to her mother and their relationship. I just got annoyed that she was so unhappy but still didn't do anything about it even when she kept saying that she will. However, I still enjoyed the book, just not as much as i could have.

Thanks for reading! Be sure to come back for more bookish thoughts,reviews and fun stuff.  - Tess xxx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ruby Red by Kirsten Gier Book Review


Synopsis from Goodreads:
Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon--the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
My Rating: 5/5 stars


OMG! I started this book at 9pm and stayed up to finish it at 2.30am! I was so addictive that i just could NOT stop reading. The main reason why i wanted to read this was because i saw the trailer of the film and i was super interested so i decided to start reading it on one boring Thursday night. I didn't know it would keep me up all night!

Lets's just talk about our main character Gwyneth. I found myself laughing out loud at SO many parts in the book because she was so funny and i loved that she was such a relatable and realistic fun character. That scene where she started singing the national anthem had me in FITS OF LAUGHTER!

 Her relationship with Lesley was so real and reminded me of my relationship with my friends and I loved their constant Googling. The fact that Lesley had a part in the book and was not forgotten was a great thing as normally the best friend would be left behind and forgotten.

The story was SO well thought out and so interesting which surprised me since i thought it wouldn't be that good but a bit too confusing but NOPE. It made so much sense and had me clued to the page. I found Charlotte really annoying for some reason (hehe) and I am really intrigued to find out more about Paul and Lucy. OH and about Gwen's "raven powers".

Can we talk about Gideon? OHHH i was just waiting for him to pop up and i was sooo happy to read Gwen and his interactions. The real romance didn't really start till the end of the book but i bet the sequel will have more Gwideon(?) moments.

I have already got the sequel Sapphire Blue and I just know i'm going to fly through it and hopefully, it is even better than the first book. Also, i need to watch the movie as soon as possible!

My favorite Quote:
 “Friends of yours, eh?" I think one of them's about to faint." Oh, my god. "That's Chloe Dale," I said without turning around  "She suffers from high oestrogen levels. I can introduce you if you like." 
Gideon's smile grew wilder. "Maybe I'll take you up on that some other time. Now, come on. We still have a lot to do today." He took my arm (a loud squeal could be heard from the steps and guided me towards the limousine.”

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Book Review

SYNOPSIS: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

Cover of TFIOS
 I had heard SO much about this book so i just HAD to read it and see what all the hype was about. It was after i finished reading that I understood why it was so popular....

This book made me feel so many different emotions: it made me cry, made me laugh , made me rethink my whole life and really appreciate it more.It also helped me learn a lot more about cancer and understand a lot of things to do with it. It is a big accomplishment for a book to evoke such emotions in the reader. YOU GO JOHN GREEN!

My favorite character was (not surprisingly) Augustus Waters. He was such a cute and funny character and his relationship with Hazel was the best sort of relationship. They both seemed realistic and so did the whole storyline and the secondary characters too.

Another thing i adored about the book was how beautifully it was written. By the end of the book I was crying my eyes out and dying to read more of John Green's Books which i heard were all very good. I was really satisfied with the ending and felt that everything was done well.

I would give this book a 5/5 OF COURSE. I would suggest everyone to go and read it immediately.

My favorite Quote:
“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” 

Clockwork Angel By Cassandra Clare Book Review

SYNOPSIS: The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans. Equipped with a magical army of unstoppable clockwork creatures, the Club is out to rule the British Empire, and only Tessa and her allies can stop them

Cover of Clockwork Angel
 Okay, so can we just take a second to appreciate this GORGEOUS cover. It's just beautiful *WIPES TEARS*.

Anyway, the only other book of Cassandra Clare that i read was City of Bones of her TMI series and it was surprisingly good but I was always intrigued by her Infernal Devices series. I was originally going to start reading TID series after i finished TMI but i just couldn't help myself.

I really liked the characters in this book way more than the characters in City of Bones especially Tessa (even though she could be annoying at times). Oh and Will and Jem are just the best! Personally i would have to say i am TEAM WESSA (sorry Jem). Will was such an interesting and mysterious character that i am super excited to learn more about and i just could help but love his snarky sarcastic personality.

The plot was such a page-turner and there is still so many unanswered questions which compells me to pick up the next book and read on. I love the setting of Victorian England and how Cassandra Clare really paints a vivid picture of the ghostly atmosphere.

I would give this book a 5/5 stars because i loved it THAT much. I have high hopes for the rest of the series.

My Favorite Quote:
“Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?” 

Monday, 2 September 2013

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Book Review

SYNOPSIS: After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.
Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

Cover of The 5th Wave
 This was definitely one of my favorites of this year so far. The way the story is told in multiple POVs was very interesting but my favorite POV was the main character Cassie's. I loved her personality so much.She was sarcastic ,funny and just overall such a strong bold female lead. I also loved her relationship with Sammy and Bear!
Oh, and Evan too!
I was less interested in Zombie's POV but i still loved him anyway.

I was a little hesitant at first because i didn't know if it would be realistic enough for my liking but it was perfect! Rick Yancey made the story seem soooo realistic and something that could happen.

AHHH, The ending was soooo action-packed and had me glued to the book. I am extremely excited for the next book in the series and i hope it will be as good as this one and if not, better!

 Fans of Sci-fi alien novels would love The 5th Wave and even if you aren't a Sci-fi fan i would really give this book a chance.  You may be surprised!

I would give this book a 5/5 stars for it's amazing story line, bold characters and page-turning moments.

My favorite quote from the book:
“But if I'm it, the last of my kind, the last page of human history, like hell I'm going to let the story end this way. I may be the last one, but I am the one still standing. I am the one turning to face the faceless hunter in the woods on an abandoned highway. I am the one not running but facing. Because if I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity's last war, then I am the battlefield.” 

Monday, 5 August 2013

The Elemental series: Spark by Brigid Kemmerer Review

Spark is the 2nd book in the Elemental series after the 1st book Storm. This book is written in two POVs: Gabriel and Layne's. Gabriel is another pure elemental like his brothers but he has the power of fire. So when an arsonist is setting fires around town he is immediately accused. But if he didn't do it then who did?
Layne is a shy girl who is used to being pushed down in school and faces family problems at home but when she starts to become attracted with the hot ,popular Gabriel Merrick everything changes.
Cover of Spark

Having read the first book in this series and LOVED it , i knew i was going to love this one too. And i did. I knew i was going to love Gabriel after reading the first book and it was really interesting to read from his POV and see his opinion on things. I feel like i can sympathize with him more and understand the reason his acts the way he does. I loved learning more about him and his element of fire too and how he deals with controlling it.
Layne has a lot of issues with her family and i kind of felt bad for her but i loved how her and Gabriel got really close throughout the book. He really helped her through it all and she really progressed as a character.

One of the main reasons why i love this series is because of how funny it is. There's so much humor added in and i LOVED Gabriel's sarcasm in this book. It was action-packed and a real page turner. There is no doubt that i will be picking up this next book in the series.

If you love a good fantasy romance you should definitely pick up this series which starts with the book Storm.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Delirium by Lauren Oliver Review

Delirium is a book about a dystopian society set in the future where people have been brainwashed into believing that love is a disease which everyone must be cured of. The protagonist Lena believes the same thing until...she falls in love.
"Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing."
Cover of Delirium

I did quite a lot of research of this book before i read this book and heard many good things about it so, i had a lot high expectations going into it. At first i was quite annoyed about how everyone was brainwashed in this society,being a strong believer in love myself, i found it hard to get my head around.
However, as i went further into the book i really started to understand why people would think that. The writer does an AMAZING job of really making us really feel what Lena is going through as she questions what she had been bought up to believe.

I really liked the relationship Lena had with Grace and Hana. It felt very real and uplifting in a world of such cruelty. Lena as a character progressed and grew more and more as she began to determine her feeling towards Alex. It was really interesting to read about Alex and Lena's love story. Forbidden love is always a page  turner!

Overall, the book really satisfied me after many high hopes. The ending left me dumbstruck and really wanting more. There will be no doubt that i will be reading the rest of the series which includes Pandemonium and Requiem. Lauren Oliver has a beautiful way of writing as i have seen in her other book Before i fall and i'm excited to see more.

If your someone who loves dystopian novels , forbidden love and a lot of action then this is definitely the book for you.