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.”