Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Legend by Marie Lu review

Legend (Legend, #1)Legend by Marie Lu
5 stars
June and day have two very different lives and there about to collide.

June is top of her game with the highest marks and pretty much good at everything that a solider should be. While her mum and dad are dead her brother looks after her so when his murdered by day a guy that is wanted for other crimes. June wants revenge and with the help from her brother superiors she has everything she needs.

On her vengeance mission June will learn some truths that will change her life.

For me this book had everything I wanted none stop action and suspense that sucked me in. There was such an excitement and mystery around the illness and deaths that I felt compelled to keep on reading needing to know more and more. The story has just a touch of romance that worked really well with the book so together there was a little something for every reader to like.

June and day are two characters that really surprised me they were alike in so many ways but they had two different lives that in-packed them and made them who they are. The book flicked between the two characters so you got a really good look at each of their lives and you got to understand how they felt which was brilliant. I could happily read this book again and again and I could not help but fall in love with the characters and the way the book was written.

Readers are going to fall in love with this book because it has everything a book needs and most of all it has an explosive storyline that will have you guessing to the end.

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Learning In The Dark by Margaret Sarah Bechtel review by alice

what's it about?

One careless moment can alter a life forever. At the age of ten Lynn loses her eyesight in a terrible accident. Years later her life becomes entangled with the people who caused her blindness. While Lynn is learning in the dark, can she learn to forgive?

My Review

OMG this book was just mind blowing. the emotions, i needed like 2 boxes of tissues for it.
i read this book in one sitting it was just that wonderful.
what lynn had to overcome was amazing, and yes some points of the book i just wanted to slap her.
i loved the way this book was written, you can clearly feel every single emotion from the characters.
i cannot wait to read more books from margaret as the just keep getting better and better
if you have never read anything from this author, and if you love books where your emotions are always on display then this is the book for you :)

where can you find her and where to buy her books




thank you for reading my review and i hope you enjoy the book as much as i did ~alice~

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Creatura by Nely Cab Review by alice


When seventeen year-old Isis Martin is having trouble sleeping due to perturbing dreams of a horrific growling beast, she decides to confront her fear. But what Isis discovers is something other than a menacing entity.
The human-like creature offers Isis assurance that he is not a figment of her imagination. Unwilling to accept his avowal, Isis sets his words to contest by asking the entity to prove himself - a dare, he readily welcomes.
It is in her dreams that Isis innocently stumbles upon the silent existence of the divine lineage of those that man has long forgotten.
In a quaint town, deep in south Texas, this story leads Isis onto the path of impermissible love and captivating life-changing truths. Isis Martin's journey is sure to leave any reader ravenous for more.


one word for this book AMAZING!!!!
the characters you really feel for. i really connected with ISIS, she was just a wonderful lead character and i really felt for her and her problems.
what can i say about the males in this book, OMG SWOON WORTHY the lot of them but expecially david :)
this book was a rollercoaster ride of emotions, i was laughing, crying, wanting to throw the book across the room.
the way nely wrote this book, i felt as if i was there, living this book.
and OMG that ending!!!! i need book two now!!!
this book i highly recomend to EVERYONE. go out and buy it!!!!
this storyline is completly different to anything i have ever read and was hooked by the prologue. please nely finish book two so i can devour it :)

where can you find nely i hear you asking well she has two facebook pages




Where you can buy the book




thank you for looking at my review and i hope you love the book as much as i did :)


Monday, 16 January 2012

The Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman review

The Obsidian BladeThe Obsidian Blade by Pete Hautman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Obsidian Blade (Klaatu Diskos #1) by Pete Hautman
Tucker is a normal everyday day lad till his father disappeared off the roof of their family home. Hours later his dad turns up with a strange girl in toe but something weird has happened. Tuckers dad is now older and no longer has any faith in god. Over the next few weeks Tuckers dad grows distanced while his mother seems to be slowly losing her mind and can no longer tell the difference from fact and fiction. Life for tucker becomes lonely and he finds himself doing silly things but when he returns home and finds his family missing with only a short note leaving Tucker with an uncle he does not know. Then Tucker’s life changes when his sucked through a disko that takes him back in time and opens his eyes to what truly happened to his family.

Ok doing a review for this book was always going to be hard there was just so much going on and the book was so different and interesting. Well the first half of the book was really getting to know the characters and seeing how these strange disko turned the feye family upside down. I really loved getting to know everyone and I felt so sad for Tucker at times. While there was a lot of family drama and untold secrets from Tuckers dad and I was excited to see that the book built up to something imaginative and scary. Once his family vanish the book takes on a darker more dramatic side.

The last half of the book was full of strange places and different beings and poor Tucker trying to understand what was going on. I love seeing him grow as a character and there was such an amazing story line which is so hard to explain without giving away too much of the books. I was intrigued by all the stuff in this book but it was how well the author mixed Science fiction, history and religion together and made such a brilliant start to a series.
So many sides to this book something for everyone to love. Five stars

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Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers review

The Vanishing GameThe Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Story line:
Weeks ago Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack died in an accident. Finding it hard to cope with the loss of her brother but it’s not only that he was her best friend the only one she truly trusted. Then she gets a letter from her brother using his old code name dropping everything she sets out to follow her brother’s clues but they lead her into a dark and upsetting past. She joins up with an old friend and together they plain to learn the truth. Over the course of the next few days Jocelyn and Noah will face untold dangers, ghosts for the past and some truths that could tear them apart.

The book blow me away from the very start I was wrapped up in the mystery and drama of this book. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and there really hard past that seemed to haunt most of them. Jocelyn was a fantastic lead character that you could not help but like she was so determined and at times stubborn. She had this way about her that made you want to read on and find out what happened next.

The story was flawless. Brilliantly written there was such mystery and I was excited and felt like I was following the clues with the characters to uncover the truth. I was at the edge of my seat and biting my nails at every new piece of information or simply the fact the action was so riveting. There was also this ghostly creepiness to the book that come and went throughout the whole book it gave me chills and left me feeling like I was being watched.

There was something for everyone to like in this book with lots of mind blowing action. Mystery that will keep you guessing and some ghosts from the past waiting to get you. Simply brilliant!

Five stars

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Birthday give away

I'm not shore how many of you know but its my birthday 26 of January so what better way for me to celebrate then to do another give-away on blog!! 

There well be two winner one book each!! 

new paper back copy!
 The Future of Us
It's 1996 and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet. Facebook will not be invented for several more years. Emma just got a computer and an America Online CD-ROM with 100 free hours. When she and her best friend Josh log on to AOL they discover themselves on Facebook... fifteen years in the future. Everybody wonders what life has in store for them. 
Josh and Emma are about to find out.

New paper back copy! 
 Across the Universe (Across the Universe #1)
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceshipGodspeed. She expects to awaken on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.

Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense.Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.

Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

when you comment please let me know which you would like to win best or ether and why would like the book? 
(This question is just for fun)

Monday, 9 January 2012

Legend By Marie Lu book info

Legend By Marie Lu
Published by Razorbill

The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America's two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history.... 

Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family's door with an X--the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it. 

Born to an elite family in Los Angeles' wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic's most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country's highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country--until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital. 

Only one person could be responsible. 


And now it's June's mission to hunt him down. 

The truth they'll uncover will become legend.

The first in an epic dystopian trilogy and a brilliant reimagining of
Les Misérables, with all the appeal of The Hunger Games.

In a joint global publication with Penguin USA, Legend is a cinematic romantic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world, built around the popular Facebook game created by the author, Marie Lu.

Los Angeles, California
Republic of America

He is Day.
The boy who walks in the light.

She is June.
The girl who seeks her brother's killer.

On the run and undercover, they meet by chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither knows the other's past.

But Day murdered June's brother.

And she has sworn to avenge his death.

Marie Lu works as an art director for a Los Angeles video game company. She was born near Shanghai, but currently lives in California with her boyfriend and their three dogs. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/legendtheseries

The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg book info

The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Published by Razorbill 2 February   

Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

A bittersweet, funny and heartbreaking debut from a major new YA talent

‘Inventive, gorgeous, funny and yes . . . heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book.’ Lauren Oliver, author of Before I Fall

If I'd known right then that this was the kid who would grow up to break my heart beyond repair, maybe I would've stayed upstairs on the phone with Tess.

Maybe I would've gone to bed early. Maybe I would've begged my parents to take me with them - even though those doctor dinners are pretty much the boringest things ever.

But I didn't know. Couldn't know. So instead I shrugged and said something really genius like "Um, whatever." And proceeded to fall totally, madly, crazy in love.

Jess Rothenberg grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated from Vassar College, and spent most of her twenties editing books for young readers. She lives in Brooklyn where she writes full-time, dances interpretively, and dreams of one day owning a sheepdog named Leo. The Catastrophic History of You and Me is her first novel. 

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer review

What's it about?

Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

In this thrilling debut young adult novel, the first of a quartet, Marissa Meyer introduces readers to an unforgettable heroine and a masterfully crafted new world that’s enthralling.

My review


This book really is as different and awesome as it sounds! There are many, many... many retellings of Cinderella in both literature and television and this is one of the best ones I've seen, well read. Whilst it has the outline of the original tale it also has completely new and unique twists, to remake the classic for the technological generation.

I was hooked into the story straight away and struggled to put the book down until I was finished, Cinder is instantly likeable, she knows she's a second-class citizen with no rights because she's a cyborg and whilst this bothers her, she accepts it and gets on with her life. She's treated horribly by her stepmother and stepsister which really made me feel bad for her, but she does have a friend in her younger stepsister Peony and Iko, the familys android, so she's not completely alone. All the way through I was hoping, not just for her happy ever after, but for her to be treated like a human because she is one, she has a prosthetic foot and hand but she still has emotions and deserves rights and I was outraged by the way she was treated, like I would be were she a real friend.

Although in it much less Peony is another really likeable character that had my emotions all over the place and then there was prince charming himself Kai, who is humble enough to admit he's not sure he's ready to be King, he's not sure if he can solve the problems of the commonwealth but he'll do anything he has to for his people, all of which were traits that made him even more endearing.

The book is split into four parts and at the start of each part is a little snippet from the original tale which I thought was a lovely little extra touch to the book, honestly I have no bad things to say about this book, I just loved everything about it, the characters, the story, the writing, the twists and turns that had me gasping audibly. Seriously I'm not even sure I can even use the right words to explain how much I loved it lol but I did!

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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Shattered Dreams by Ellie James review

Shattered Dreams (Midnight Dragonfly, #1)Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Shattered dreams by Ellie James
Trinity has lived a sheltered life with her grandmother in the mountains but when she dies leaving Trinity to go to stay with her aunty. All seems well until a game of truth or dare in an abandoned house with Trinity so called friends turns nasty. After the humiliation in the house Trinity is left feeling stupid for trusting them. She is anger and ticked off so when the ring leader Jessica goes missing people blame Trinity.

Wonder what else could go wrong she starts having visions of Jessica. Trinity know she need to find Jessica before it’s too late but while doing so she is faced with more drama and finds that her whole life she has been lied to. Will she find the truth and find Jessica before it’s too late.

The begin of the book steps right into teen drama Trinity is new to the school and already seems to be ticking the popular girl off. I found that the start was not only a good intro in the book but a great way of viewing normal teen drama. I soon clocked on that something was very different about Trinity which made her stand out to the normal kids. I liked that she was not afraid to stand up to Jessica while others would have walked away. She was strong yet had this hidden softer side after all her losses I could understand why she felt so untrusting and guarded.

Now the storyline was really exciting I love the twist of supernatural power that Trinity had. I felt the author mixed the normal drama and supernatural parts together really well so you felt that it was almost real. Then there was this almost crime mystery side of the book with Jessica missing and the mystery over the main charter Trinity as well you had no time to get bored as there was just so much in the book. I would say there was something for everyone in this storyline.

I only really had the one dislike and that was I read the book in less them 12 hours it was just so good I wanted more! Excellent start to a new and exciting series.

Shattered dreams is packed with drama and mystery and fast paced storyline that left you wanting more.

Five stars.

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

In my mailbox -bestbooks-

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Desert Angel by Charlie Price review

Desert AngelDesert Angel by Charlie Price
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Angel has been dragged about by her mum her whole life. One abusive boyfriend after another but Scotty the new boyfriend has crossed the line. After a massive fight Scotty kills Angel’s mum and buries the body. Now the only loose end is Angel, She knows what he did and she knows he will kill her next She needs to run but Scotty is a hunter and Angel is now the pray. Will Angel live to tell anyone what happened?

This book started with a bang. Readers are thrown into the action. I was shocked at what Angel had gone throw and you have a burning hatred for Scotty. He really loves causing pain which means his the target for the readers hate and anger. Within the first five chapters you get to grips with how far Scotty will go to kill Angel. While Angel is but a scared girl she is also smart and understands that crazy Scotty will never stop hunting her down.

I was amazed at how powerful the story was from the very beginning you see so much dark pain, anger and danger between Scotty and Angel. The book was about survival and it thrilled and scared me at the same time. I wanted to scream and shout along with the book I needed Angel to live and do well and while the book was only short it was packed to the max. Angel's fear and anger and the need to survive oozed through this book the whole way through. While Scotty sick need to hunt, kill and win gave me shivers.

I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I feared for Angel and wanted to kill Scotty myself. A master piece that had my heart racing to the very end!

Five stars.

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1) by Aimee Laine Review

Hide & Seek (Games of Zeus #1) by Aimee Laine 
Reviewed by: Annmarie Best Books
Release date: March 5, 2012
Genre: Adult Paranormal romance
Publishers: J. Taylor Publishing

Lie, cheat or steal, no one can catch Tripp Fox. Except one woman. 
Lexi Shepherd’s knack for finding whatever is asked of her isn’t sheer luck. It’s a gift from the Greek god Zeus. 
That Lexi doesn’t use her ability to search for “Mr. Right” comes from one of many personal rules she has set for herself. Number one is not to let fate dictate her future. 
Falling in love with Tripp breaks all the others.  
Despite her principles, Lexi’s unable to stay away from the bad boy, and she finds herself toeing the grey line of the law for him. 
Zeus, though, didn’t give Lexi and Tripp their talents to make their relationship a simple, easy alliance. He designed it to be exactly the opposite. Impossible. Always. 
With their separation, Lexi expects Tripp to forfeit love in favor of destiny. He, on the other hand, intends to beat Zeus at his own game. With a plan in place, Tripp challenges Lexi to take the one action no one else can. 
Find him. 
The question isn’t can she ... but will she?

I was sucked into the book nearly at once. While Lexi is normally the clear headed one that goes by the rules and Tripp I found to be cheeky and intelligent but once you mix the two together it’s like the characters change before your eyes. I thought they work so well together and their relationship could make any women envious. While the heat factor of this book could burn any reader and leave a smile on your face there was so much more to the book. The story line held a mix of Danger and excitement that left me wanting to read more and the twist of paranormal and mythology as their powers come from the gods really blow me away.  

It was easy to fall in love with Tripp and be carried away with the excitement and the pure power and fun of the writing. This one book I could read again and again.

To sum up this book is easy so much heat, passion and danger you’ll be left breathless for more!
5 stars    

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

blog give away.

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Switched (Trylle Trilogy #1) by Amanda Hocking
When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy discovers her mother might have been right. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - a world both beautiful and frightening, and Wendy's not sure she wants to be a part of it.

I'm give away 1 paper back copy of this beautiful book Switched. 
Winner well be called 16 January. Winners are picked by random using Rafflecopter.  
winner get to pick which copy of the book i send.

Monday, 2 January 2012

winner is

I hope everyone had a great Christmas & new year. 

The winner of the two book give away (shattered dreams and still waters) is entry #330 Terri Matlock please email me with your address bestbook@cheerful.com you have 48 hours to email before new winner is picked. 

thank you everyone for getting involved new give away will be posted soon. 

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