Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Holiday!



Hey guys - Just wanted to let you know that I won't be around for awhile. Heading off to Florida today for two weeks of sun, sea and lots and lots of Theme Parks! Don't worry I have my Kindle packed and loaded full of lots of lovely books for the flight - Also I've already read nine books this year so I promise to have plently of Reviews for you all when I get back.


Although in the meantime - Go buy this book book!



Waterfall - the first of a Trilogy by Lisa T Bergren.
I just finished the last book 'Torrent' last night and I really loved all three.
A bit of time travel, gorgeous medieval-Italian Knights and a kick ass heroine - people promise me you will go check this book out :)

Anyway see you all in two weeks!



Monday, 9 January 2012

Reading Challenges 2012

Ok, I don’t normally keep track of what I read but I figure it might be interesting to see how much I actually can read in a year. So for that reason (and the fact that my TBR pile is really starting to get out of hand) I’ve decided to take part in some reading challenges.

2012 TBR Pile Reading Challenge!
I'm aiming for Level 41 - 50 married with Children

100 Books in a Year Reading Challenge 2012!

British Book Challenge 2012!


Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Low Red Moon - Book Review


 
Low Red Moon – Book Review
Ivy Devlin
YA Paranormal
The only thing that Avery Hood can recall about the night her parents died is that she saw silver – deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed her parents, she can’t, and there’s nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together.
Then Avery meets the new boy at school. Ben is mysterious and beautiful, and Avery feels a connection with him like nothing she’s ever experienced. Ben is also a werewolf, but Avery trusts him – at first. Then she see’s that sometimes his eyes flash an inhuman silver. And she learns that she’s not the only one who can’t remember the night her parents died…
To be blunt, I picked up this book because I thought that it had a really pretty cover and for some inexplicable reason something inside me just demanded I buy it – and I’m glad I did. ‘Low Red Moon’ was a good and enjoyable read but I must admit that I had some issues with the overall plot.
As a relatively short book of 244 pages, I understand that there wasn’t room for every idea and plotline to be fully explained and fleshed out, however at times this left me a little dissatisfied and sometimes confused as to what was happening and why.
The characters though I really loved. Avery is an honest and believable as well as being a very easy character to get attached to. Her feelings for her family and the house she grew up in, the reactions towards her grandmother who she barely knows, the confusion of her feelings towards Ben – It all adds to the drama and atmosphere of the book.
The story also keeps you guessing right up until the end – although while some parts were a little predictable the majority of the story holds you in suspense and gives you a few ‘I-never-saw-that-coming’ moments. I also really enjoyed the Little Red Riding Hood elements that were strewn hidden throughout the book :)
So overall a quick and gripping read that I would recommend to any teen-werewolf lovers who want a bit of a twist to the usual paranormal romances out there.  *** Stars!


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

IMM #1 December and RAKS

With it being Christmas and all I was very good and didn’t buy myself any books this month (January however will be a whole different matter!). However I have some great friends and family who got me these lovely tittles:

Forever – Maggie Stiefvater
Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynn Jones
The Poison Diaries: Nightshade – Maryrose Wood
Brisingr – Christopher Paolini
and
Working stiff – Rachel Caine which I won from BookChickCity
The Binders Daughter – Matt Hofferth, ebook won from Hannah at OnceUponATime
RAKs:
Sadly last month I neither sent or received any RAKs but hopefully should get some sent out this month.
J
Thanks guys. Hope you guys all had a fab Christmas and New year!