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