Wednesday, 31 August 2011

white cat winner

thank you everyone for entering the contest. loved reading all your entries

the winner of white cat is


will be emailing you shortly for your address :)

currently reading Pretty Twisted by Gina Blaxill.

Ros has a secret crush on Jonathan. Jonathan is massively hung up on Freya (even after she dumps him). And Freya? Well, Freya is a beautiful enigma. Even more so when she goes missing without a trace..."Pretty Twisted" is narrated in alternating chapters by Jonathan (16) and Ros (14) who meet online at a time when things are going sour for Jonathan. His stunning girlfriend, Freya, is away at college and they are growing apart - consequently, he is struggling with his own sense of identity. Ros is also experiencing some problems - one of her friends is dating an older man whose strange behaviour gives Ros cause for concern. Meanwhile, the local news has been reporting some kidnappings of teenage girls. So when Freya dumps Jonathan, then seems to disappear off the face of the earth, he enlists Ros' (somewhat reluctant) help in tracking down the girl he still loves. With danger lurking around every corner, their stories become inextricably linked in a way nobody could have predicted

Gina is 24 and lives in North London. She has an English degree from Cambridge University and now works in schools liaison, helping teenagers puzzle out the mysteries of higher education. Between the ages of 11 and 15 she wrote an epic 36 part story featuring over 1,000 characters - she still remembers most of their names!

This book was sent to me buy publishers. 
big thank you to them.

Abandon by Meg cobot review annmarie

Abandon by Meg cabot
Pierce drowned in her family pool but when most people stay dead and go to their final resting place pierce did not. She meets John and tall, dark and dangerous it’s his job to help the dead to their final resting place. While most girls might have jumped at the chance to be with him forever Pierce just wanted to live so she ran...

Now a year on Pierce life has changed so much after her brush with death and while she tries to pretend she is ok and happy her mind is never far from john and he always seems close by.  Sometimes love comes with a price and sometimes love is dangerous.

This book had me from the first page between Pierce and John you can’t help but love the book. The plot was well constructed and played out well. While the book was a dark love story there was much more then that going on in the book. 

While there were a lot of emotions going on between Pierce and John through the book and you got a lot of enjoyable play backs on events passed in Pierces life. You start to try and work out what’s going to happen next but you’re always left happy and surprised by what the author writes next.

Lots of weird things seem to happen in the main characters life and that leave you excited about what’s going to happen at the end.  

To sum this book up I would say it’s dark and sexy and leaves you breathless for more. 
If death meant walking into John’s arms i don’t think i could say no.

5 stars 

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

currently reading ARC Abandon by Meg cobot

Last year, Pierce died - just for a moment. And when she was in the space between life and death, she met John: tall dark and terrifying, it’s his job to usher souls from one realm to the next.

There’s a fierce attraction between them, but Pierce knows that if she allows herself to fall for John she will be doomed to a life of shadows and loneliness in the underworld. But now things are getting dangerous for her, and her only hope is to do exactly what John says 

About author 
Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flunked freshman Algebra twice, then decided to cut her own bangs. After six years as an undergrad at Indiana University, Meg moved to New York City (in the middle of a sanitation worker strike) to pursue a career as an illustrator, at which she failed miserably, forcing her to turn to her favorite hobby--writing novels--for emotional succor. She worked various jobs to pay the rent, including a decade-long stint as the assistant manager of a 700 bed freshmen dormitory at NYU, a position she still occasionally misses.

She is now the author of nearly fifty books for both adults and teens, selling fifteen million copies worldwide, many of which have been #1 New York Times bestsellers, most notably The Princess Diaries series, which is currently being published in over 38 countries, and was made into two hit movies by Disney. In addition, Meg wrote the Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You? series (on which the television series, Missing, was based), two All-American Girl books, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, Jinx, a series of novels written entirely in email format (Boy Next Door, Boy Meets Girl, and Every Boy's Got One), a mystery series (Size 12 Is Not Fat/ Size 14 Is Not Fat Either/Big Boned), and a chick-lit series called Queen of Babble.

Meg is now writing a new children's series called Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls. Her new paranormal series, Abandon, debuts in Summer of 2011.

Meg currently divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City with a primary cat (one-eyed Henrietta), various back-up cats, and her husband, who doesn't know he married a fire horse. Please don't tell him. 

Dark inside by Jeyn Roberts review-annmarie

Dark inside by Jeyn Roberts

Earthquakes rock the earth places crumble to ash and people are killed within a blink of an eye but the worse is still to come. Evil has been set free and is changing people into something dark. Killers and hunters ready to tear you apart.  

Four teens Mason, Aries, Clementine and Michael each in different places fighting to stay alive and to keep the darkness out there souls. Will they live through the horror that awaits them at every corner.

In the course of the book you manly follow four characters they are all different and the author has put them together really well. You follow the journey of these characters from the beginning from the not understanding what’s going on to the having to survive. It’s emotional and scary and you sometimes wonder if the characters are just going to give in.

The book was dark and deeply twisted in a way I really loved. Each character was not only trying to stay alive but was trying to keep this evil from getting inside them. It was a rollercoaster of action and fear and horror and I loved every page till the very end.  

The book was well written and easy to get into because you are thrown right into none stop action from the very start. There are scares, shocks and so much more I don’t want to give too much away but you need to read this book.

5 stars
This book is dark and deeply twisted and shockingly fantastic 

Sunday, 28 August 2011

currently reading ARC of D4RK INSIDE by Jeyn Roberts

Dark Inside
Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.

Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.

Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.

Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?

Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?

About author
Jeyn Roberts (pronounced Jen - the Y is silent)grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was 16 in a middle-grade anthology called LET ME TELL YOU.

When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next few years she played in an alternative/punk band called Missing Mile before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University. Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter.

An avid traveler, she’s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea. 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson review-annmarie

The Girl of fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Elisa is the bearer of the godstone picked by god at her naming.
Yet Elisa feels anything but special she feels fat and useless compared to her perfect older sister.

When Elisa is married on her sixteenth birthday to the king of another kingdom to a man she has never meet before Elisa wonders why he is marrying her because it can’t be because he loves her.

Elisa is soon thrown into something that will shock her to the bone, the king’s kingdom is on the border line of war and the marriage was a way of making shore Elisa father would alliance himself to the king’s kingdom.

Before Elisa can make séance of everything she is kidnapped, she will have to face her unknown enemies and start to work out what role she plays as the bearer.

Will Elis unlock the strength inside her and rise above it before the enemy rips the stone from her.

The story of Elisa is not always a happy one but it’s a story of one girl journey to find the faith that she needs as the bearer of the godstone.

As a character Elisa is different for the normal sort you read about normally the main characters are perfected and loveable, Elisa is different yes she is special but she is not drop dead beautiful but that does not matter the author makes it clear that you DONT! Have to be beautiful to do great things. Elisa is smart and does not think she is better than anyone else you love Elis because she tells us girls that no matter what you look like just have the faith and be who you are, be strong.

There were a lot of other amazing characters in the book that you will love but I had a MASSIVE! Crush on lord Hector from the moment he stepped into the book I was in love. While at times he can be hard you felt like he would also look after you and love you no matter what.

The story was so will written it eased you right into this amazing fantasy world with perfection. I found that within just ten pages I was completely in love with the book. There was so much to like everything was explained and beautiful detailed in such a way that you felt like you were in the book to.

The book to me really was watching Elisa grow from a shy uneasy girl to a warrior like character that would give her life for others.

While I have read many Fantasy books from the lighter side to the epic Fantasy I have to say out of them all this is the best Fantasy book I have ever read. It lingers in your mind even after the book ends I’m tingling to read more from this one of a kind author.

I give this book 5 stars go out buy the book and prepare to be stunned and amazed

Elemental Reality by Cesya Marae Cuono

Elemental Reality by Cesya Marae Cuono

Callie is at one with the elements sometimes this scares her but most the time she feels safe and whole while the elements are around.

Callie life has been Empty after her mother disappeared when she was younger now years later on her birthday thing take a strange twist.

Now Callie and her sister have to face some shocking truth and Danger is waiting around every corner for the girls.

I have to say from the very first few pages the book had me. Callie and her sister were funny and worked really well together. The story was so different from anything I had read before. I found that I was sucked into the girl’s lives like I was a part of the story I worried about the girls and at times I felt like I was facing the dangers with them.

The story was never slow the author made shore that there was something going on at all times. I really loved the way the story progressed and by the end I was shocked and I really wanted and needed to know what happens next.

There was a lot of amazing discoveries and so many funny conversions you’re just going to love this book.

The fact this was the author’s first book was not only amazing but says to me there is going to be a lot more amazing thing to come.
Over all i give the book
5 stars

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Currently reading ARC of The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The cover above is the one i have on my ARC. 

432 pages

Expected publication: September 20th 2011 by Greenwillow Books

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.

Elisa is the chosen one.

But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can’t see how she ever will.

Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess.

And he’s not the only one who needs her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people’s savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake.

Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young.

Most of the chosen do.

Outpost by Adam Baker review-annmarie

They took the job to escape the world. 
They didn't expect the world to end. 

Kasker Rampart: a derelict refinery platform moored in the Arctic Ocean. A skeleton crew of fifteen fight boredom and despair as they wait for a relief ship to take them home. But the world beyond their frozen wasteland has gone to hell. Cities lie ravaged by a global pandemic. One by one TV channels die, replaced by silent wavebands. The Rampart crew are marooned. They must survive the long Arctic winter, then make their way home alone. They battle starvation and hypothermia, unaware that the deadly contagion that has devastated the world is heading their way.

I don't normally read a lot of adult books but when i do there are normal Stephen king books and other such horrors. 

When i started the book i was really shocked at how easy i got into the book it was so well written and so easy to read. 

i found myself zooming through the book needing to know what happened next. 
As a whole this book had every thing i needed enough horror and action to keep me happy to read on and the end was just mine blowing yet sad. 

It was such a well written book even with such weird thing going on it still felt so real you wanted the characters to do well and you needed to know how it all would end. 

I'm really pleased i gave the book a go and i can't wait to see what the author writes next. 

a wonderful book that will keep you up all night. 

a must read! 

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

white cat by holly black contest!!!!

welcome best books members to this contest. 
up for grabs today is one copy of white cat by holly black(not sure if it is this cover or the white cover)

this contest is US only

must be a GFC follower

must leave a comment with your answer to the question

must thank Mariela Silva for donating the book

question:  what animal would you be if you could shapeshift?

have fun and contest closes 1st september NZ time

Ruined by Paula Morris- guest review steph

Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans, where she comes to spend the year while her dad is traveling. She's staying in a creepy old house with her aunt. And at the snooty prep school, the filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey seems to give Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend. Sweet, mysterious Lisette is eager to talk to Rebecca, and to show her the nooks and crannies of the city. There's just one catch: Lisette is a ghost.   A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle.   As Rebecca learns more from her ghost friend -- and as she slowly learns to trust Anton Grey -- she also uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

my review
This book was fantastic. Don’t read this with the expectations of it being a thriller/ghost story that goes bump in the night because it’s the exact opposite. In a good way.
I loved every element in this book. We’re introduced to Rebecca, the main character, and every reader can relate easily to, as in some point of their life they haven’t fit in, and feel like an outsider, but we see Rebecca over come this. Rebecca makes friends with a girl called Lisette whom later in the friendship she realises that Lisette isn’t who she seems. (Don’t worry no spoilers here). Rebecca really overcomes a few obstacles and it tests her right to the limit.
This is a fun paranormal ghostly read. Full of twists and turns. Greatly written and very imaginative. Great job Paula Morris keep up the good work.
5/5 stars. Very well deserved a must read put it on the top of your TBR and wish list you wont be disappointed.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Give away The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Book being donated by a friend brand new
The Near Witch
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.
These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

(starts 23 august --ends 5 September) 

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(winner is picked using I DO NOT PICK its pop luck)

Haven by Kristi Cook review-annmarie

Haven by Kristi cook
One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future. 

But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,' they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray, perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven. 

Only there’s more to Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying each other first.

I got these wicked books thanks to my friend on facebook you know who you are.

I read 200 pages in one day and then the rest.

It was a fun read from the start Violet was such a fun and interesting character. I loved how she progressed as a character in the book. I had heard a few mix reviews about the book many comparing this book to others. I did have a few moments when i worried about that but as a whole this book and its characters were simply new and exciting.

I loved the story line and the fact that everyone was different and could do weird and wonderful things and while the book was massive i found myself speed reading through the book because it was so good.

I give the book 4 ½ stars
It was a great paranormal book with lots going on and much to love.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Give away

This is the cover and the book well be Hard back.
Fury By Elizabeth Miles (out in 10 days) 

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems... 

Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend. 

On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed. 

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay. 

Em and Chase have been chosen.

(starts 22 august --ends 5 September) 

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Saturday, 20 August 2011

The girl who could fly by Victoria Forester-review-annmarie

You just can’t keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. 

Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn’t mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she’s real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma’s at her wit’s end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents’ farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. 


i found the book a bit hard to get into at first the characters talked funny and seemed very flat but by page 50 i was really into the book. piper is a fun and excitably character that keeps you smiling she is so trusting and kind. The story was so different and imaginative that i really did find myself staying up late to read this. There was lots to love about the book but what i liked best was the faceted that yes the kids were different but they would not give up their gifts because that made the special and i loved it.  

all kids feel different and as an adult we are meant to show them being different is OK your amazing and special in their own way. 

So if you like you books with a little bit of super special kids and crazy grown up that have there own plains read this book . 

i give the book 4 stars 

Thursday, 18 August 2011


The winner of quick give away below is jade but you did not leave email.

please email me with you address

if you do not reply within 24 hours a new winner will be picked.

Quick Give-away

Samphire song by Jill hucklesby

This is a powerful, uplifting story about a girl and her spirited horse, fighting against the odds. The first time I saw Samphire, I knew he was the one. He was wild, troubled, broken - and he wouldn't let me ride him. But there was an instant connection so powerful I couldn't ignore it. Maybe he knew that I was broken too? Slowly, we learned to trust one another, and now we have a bond so strong that nothing can break it. It's like we can see into each other's souls. So the day he disappeared from my world, it felt like my life was over, all over again. But I will find him - I'll make it my mission

This is going to be a quick give away. 
rules have to follow the blog have to share give away link (spread the word)

3.leave a comment tell me what your first pet and what you loved about him or her

4.leave email in post

ill call the winner today at midnight (18 aug at 12 o clock uk time) will pick winner.

book will be shipped by book depo

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

A monster calls by Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd review -annmarie

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd 

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting – he’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It’s ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd – whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself – Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined.

This book was a shocker it was nothing like I thought it would be but yet it was simply amazing.
Coner is the main character in this book I felt for him more then I have felt for any other character in my life. At thirteen years old he feels like the world hates him that he has the whole world seating on his shoulders. When the monsters comes any normal child would have been afraid but Coner is not scared his facing scary things in his life.

I think this book shows that sometimes the scariest things in life are not the monsters hiding under the bed or the ghost the real monsters are a the real life stuff that gives you nightmares and makes a child grow up before their time. This story was one like no other I felt like the boy was fighting his feeling all the time and that the monster had to show Coner the way to peace even if that mean letting go. The book was emotional and by the last few pages I was in tears.

Well written and the art is breath taken all together a wicked book
5 stars

A book that well leave you in tears it so good that you want believe it.    

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Den of thieves by David chandler review- annmarie

Den of thieves by David chandler
 Malden is a thief in the free city of ness. Malden is soon pulled into a plot to steal the cornet of burgrave all because Malden hope to get real freedom that cutbill, lord of the underworld promised him.  Malden well soon face more than he bargained for.

I really liked the plot it was simple but exciting. The characters were well thought out and interesting and I really like how the story came together. There was a couple times that I felt my mind wonder away from the book but the author soon pulled you back with some fun action.

I felt that the last 200 pages where the best. A lot more was going on and the characters really come together. I’m a really big fantasy fan but normally there is a lot more dragon, elves and dwarfs in them this book took a different path and you heard little about fantasy creatures but I still found I was really into the book.  It was not a fast read but it was well worth the time reading it.

I would give the book 4 stars and say that you really need to take the time reading this there is a lot to like about the book if you give it a chance. 

Friday, 12 August 2011

book tour for Betrayed by Ednah Walters

The author is looking for bloggers that would like to get involved with a book tour for book 2 Betrayed. 
if you have not read book 1 author well send you eBook as well.
you can choice to 
reviewer book
character interviews 
author post and so on
The tour is for September please email if your interested :
please email me your blog link and you real name. 
Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon-the Kris Dagger. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends, most of the time, and cherishes the time she spends with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the boy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and will stop at nothing, including hurting those she loves, to lure her to the dark side.

Fracture by Megan Miranda review-annmarie

Fracture by Megan Miranda
Delaney was dead for eleven minutes here brain starved of oxygen, her heart stopped beating. Decker pulls his best friend Delaney out of the icy lake but the damage is already done.

To everyone’s shock Delaney beats the odds and lives waking up when she should be dead or in a vegetated state. The doctors explain that she has untold damaged in her brain that should make talking and memories impossible yet Delaney seems fine. 

Delaney knows she has come back wrong the shaking in her hands and the tugging from inside leads her to the dying. She does not understand what’s going on then she meets someone just like her does he hold the answers Delaney needs.

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book to review and I’m so lucky to be given the chance to read it. This book was beyond words amazing I read the whole book in less them a day.

From the first few paged your thrown right into the story there was no boring introductions that can sometimes put people off this book went straight into the action which I enjoyed.

To me there were three main Characters that brought different things to the book while there was lots of other character these main three made the book for me.

Fracture was one of the first books that made me cry at times the book had so much emotion that pulled at your heart strings. There were lots of different relationships going on in the book that had problems and worries. I felt that while this book was fiction there were lots of real problems like how does a family copy after nearly losing a member of the family the book show that death can sometime pull families and friends apart or other times you can work to stay together.   There was also this twist in the book in which Delaney felt pulled to the people that were near death which put a whole interesting spin on the story. This book was one that really got me thinking about life and death I was really shocked at how much the book stayed with me even after I has finished reading it.  

It was a book about life after facing death. An emotion journey to see if life is worth living and how people cope.
I’m giving the book 5 stars. I would recommend the book to others.  

One last thing if you had one day to live what would you do?

All I have to say is live each day as if it was you last no mistakes just memories. 

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Currently reading ARC of Fracture by Megan Miranda

Release day 5/1/2011
Fracture by Megan Miranda 
Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine
-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?
Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

Author Megan Miranda

Megan Miranda is a scientist - turned - high school teacher - turned - stay-at-home-mom - turned - writer.  She is not nearly as indecisive as she sounds.
She is also a Jersey-girl - turned - New-Englander - turned - Southerner.  She and her husband compromised on where to live by staring at a map for a really long time.  She is not nearly as impulsive as she sounds.
Megan has a B.S. in Biology from M.I.T. and spent her post-college years either rocking a lab coat or reading books.  She is, actually, as geeky as she sounds.
She now lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, where she volunteers as an MIT Educational Counselor, does the mom thing by day, and writes by night.
FRACTURE is her first novel.
Megan is represented by Sarah Davies at The Greenhouse Literary Agency

(this info is from goodreads and author website  ) 

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Give away

August 10 -give away.

haunting violet by Alyxandra harvey

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose.
Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?

As i have read and loved this book i thought i would do a give away which starts today 10 august and well end 22 of august at 12 o clock uk time.

post below with your name and email and answer the following.
would you like the power to talk to ghost/spirits and why? 

you most follow the blog to enter 

could you also please re-post this give away 

(winner well be picked by
The book well be sent by book depository so please make shore you can get free shipping.

good luck everyone.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Haunting violet by Alyxandra Hervey review -annmarie

Haunting violet by Alyxandra Hervey 
Violet spends her time being dragged around by her mum who pretends to be a medium. Violet hates lying to this people that just miss their dead loved ones but what choice does she have. Violet has never believed in ghosts or sprits but when she starts seeing this one dead girl violets starts to worry. She does not want her mum finding out the truth and she needs to find out what happened to this dead girl before the murder kills her.  

I was sucked into this book from the start while violets mum is liar and makes violets life hell at times she also brings a lot of laughs to the book and a great feel to it. While violet is great character I had to get to grips with how girls would be at the time of this book they did not speak up and I’m so used to my characters being so hard that I was different to see a lead character that hard to do all her talking and planning behind everyone backs. In this world girls are meant to be pretty and not speak out of line and violet found this hard to stick to at times which always made me laugh.
It was also really great to see that violet had what her mum wanted to see ghost and to be someone. While all violet wanted was to live her life like a normal person it was amazing read.
While there was a lot to get used to and love the supernatural parts in this book were brilliant they were described in such a way I felt like I was seeing it all through violets eyes wonderful.

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy #1) by Ilsa J. Bick review -annmarie

Ashes by ilsa J. bick
Alex has lost her parents and has a tumor in her head. She feels like life was not worth living what’s the point. Then while out hiking an electromagnetic pulse sweeps across the sky and the whole world is turned on its head. Alex finds that most the human still alive have changed into something crazy they will kill anything that moves. Alex need to find out what’s happening with no electronics and nearly everyone dead what well Alex have to do to stay alive and find out what’s going on?   

I have been finding it hard to write up a review on this book is was so...amazing just my sort of book there was so much going on and the book never got slow it was always on the fast track. Alex was an interesting and strong character that not only looked after herself but also looked after a very stubborn child. You follow Alex journey not only does she want to know what’s going on but she also wants to find out what’s happening to herself. The world has changed so much that she fears what might happen now and in the future. Each day is a struggle that they have to pull through and I loved every word of the book.

I really loved the horror element most of all in the book but I also love the fight to survive and the secrets and lies. It’s a journey that will leave you hungry for more.
I would happily recommend this book to others it’s a most read book.

Saturday, 6 August 2011


look what me and Alice got for best books. 
an award thank you Misty from bookaholics book club.

The goal of the award is to spotlight up and coming bloggers who currently have less than 200 followers. The rules of the award are:

1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.

2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.

4. Have faith that your followers will spread the love to other bloggers.

5. And most of all - have bloggity-blog fun!

its was really hard for me and Alice to pick as there are so many blogs we would love to award. 

our awards go to:

my home away from home this is a really cool blog and Autum is always friendly.

moonlight gleam a great blog for reviews and Lucy is always happy to help and chat.

bookshelf this is another great blog and Melissa silva is always happy to recommend good books.

peace love teen fiction  amazing reviews great book idea's  anna is another great blogger and book lover.

ya book love  Courtney another great blog 

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