Saturday, 31 December 2011

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi review

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What can I say about this book so everyone can grasp just how much I simply loved this book. Before the book even got into full swing I found myself saving quotes from the book. Juliette is a brilliant character and I loved following her story she has been unloved and thrown away by her own family and now is locked up but soon faces something worse being used to kill people. The start of this book really does show this characters strength and the despair that clouds her mind the feelings of loneliness and the growing grip around her heart that says your unloved. You watch this girl grow into herself and at times you wish that she would just be free in herself.

The story was so different and the world it’s based in is our own but a future that is in shambles and is run by well CRAZY PEOPLE! That want power. I really did love everything about the book. I felt lots of emotions while reading the book hate at the people that have hurt and used Juliette and happiness that maybe something better is to come.

I don’t think there are words that cover how amazing this book really is and no review could explain just how much excitement, despair, action and passion is packed into this book that will blow your mind. You’re going to have to read it!

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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne review

Still WatersStill Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have wanted to read this book for a while so I was super pleased to get a copy from my friend at Christmas. This book was only small so I knew it would not take me to long to read so I started the book as soon as I got it.

The story starts with you really getting to know Hannah. Hannah is normally a good and honest girl that spends her time helping her mum look after her little brother and being with her boyfriend Colin. Colin is a smart guy that you could see picking any girl he wants but he sees something in Hannah that makes them a brilliant match. I did find I had points that I struggled for starters there was times I felt that parts of the story are dead there is no real interested. I spent a lot of time wondering when the good stuff would happen....It was over half way through when thing really picked up and a series of strange events lead to the books climax and while I really enjoyed this really well thought out last bit of the book there was just too many points over the book that I felt like giving up. I am glad that I read the book and Hannah was a great character that surprises you at the end but for me I felt more was needed in the book.

This book was really not my kind of read but my review is based on me just because I did not like does not mean you well be the same.

2 stars

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Thursday, 22 December 2011

The 20 Best Books of 2011 You Should Read Over Winter Break

Click the title above and you will be taken to The 20 Best Books of 2011 You Should Read Over Winter Break.
The lovely Florine Church thought my you book mad people would love the article. 
I have to agree there are some great book idea's go check it out. 

Saving Daisy by Phil Earle

Saving DaisySaving Daisy by Phil Earle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Daisy is 14 years old and is not coping with her mother's death daisy blames herself for it. Over the coming weeks, she finds herself having panic attacks and using self-harming to clear her head and stop the attacks. Daisy’s dad will not open up and talk to her so daisy is left feeling alone. A mix of heart braking events leave daisy fatherless and broken inside. Unable to open up and talk about what’s going on Daisy is moved onto a place that will help her cope but will daisy open up and trust the people that are they to help.

My review I really don’t know how to start with this- this is not my normal sort of read, and I guess I’ll start by saying... This book was a look into a life that many young children and teens have to live with each day. I found it hard to think of this book as a work of fiction because it was more like a true look into so many lives. The sad fact is lots of kids have terrible lives.

Daisy's story opens the reader into a life that is cracking open with guilt and self-harming. Daisy is drowning in her despair, and the world around her does not seem to notice. I found that I soon cared for Daisy like I would my own children.

At times, there is so much pain and despair that you feel like daisy well never get out of this darkness that seems to have taken over her life for so long. I guess the point of this book is simple to me know don’t give up while sometime life seems so bad, but you need to fight for that light at the end of the tunnel that is there if you look hard enough. I also felt that the author was trying to make people aware of the true darkness and pain in real life. It’s easy to over look the homeless kids and kids in care when your life is simple but stop and read saving daisy it will open your eyes to the stuff that sometimes goes on behind closed doors.

Saving Daisy is a must read. A brilliantly written book that is more fact then fiction about the true horrors of life and the uplifting realisation that there is always hope. This book had more emotion then any I have read before.

5 stars

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Thursday, 15 December 2011

2 book give away!!

Winners are picked at random using Rafflecopter. The winner well be called the 2 of January The winner gets both book still water and shattered dreams.  

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne 
Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He’s leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they’ll never forget. 

But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn’t seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin’s dark side, and her own safety. 

Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.

Shattered Dreams (Midnight Dragonfly #1) by Ellie James
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Monsour wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But that isn’t as easy as it seems. Trinity is different. She isspecial. She sees visions, and for those she’s seen, it’s already too late.
Trinity arrives on her aunt’s doorstep in New Orleans with virtually no knowledge of her mysterious heritage. She begins settling into life at a new school and even starts making friends. But all too quickly her dreams accelerate; twisted, terrifying visions of a girl locked in a dark room. And when the head cheerleader, Jessica, goes missing, Trinity knows she has no choice but to step forward with what she’s seen.

But people believe that Trinity has information about Jessica’s disappearance not because of a dream, but because she is involved. She iskind-of dating Jessica’s ex-boyfriend, Chase, and Jessica did pull a nasty prank on Trinity. Revenge seems like the likeliest scenario.
Nothing prepares Trinity for the dark odyssey that ensues while searching for Jessica, including the surprising romance she finds with Chase, or the shocking truths she learns, not just about the girl who has gone missing, but the past that has been hidden from her.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Fracture by Megan Miranda review

FractureFracture by Megan Miranda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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 hasuntold damaged in her brain that should make talking and remembering 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 happy to be given the chance to read it. This book was beyond words amazing I read the whole book in less than a day.

From the first few paged your thrown right into the story there were 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 cope 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 howmuch the book stayed with me, even after I had 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 five 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 live each day as if it was your last no mistakes just memories.

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Friday, 2 December 2011

Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey give away!

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions - gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can't help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she's a reincarnated Speaker - someone who can talk to and help lost souls - and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn't make a decision soon.

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