Monday, 29 June 2015

Review: The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Lost Prince
Author: Julie Kagawa
My rating: 4.9 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Release date: October 23rd, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: Don’t look at Them.
Never let Them know
you can see Them.

That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.

Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

My name is Ethan Chase.
And I may not live to see my
eighteenth birthday.
(summary from Goodreads)

Review: Tear You Apart (Beau Rivage) by Sarah Cross

Title: Tear You Apart
Author: Sarah Cross
My rating: 4.25 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Release date: January 27th, 2015
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Summary: If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive.

Viv knows there’s no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she’ll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her? (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Review: Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood

Title: Born Wicked
Author: Jessica Spotswood
My rating: ❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Historical
Release date: February 7th, 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Summary: Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Keen Cover Friday: Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins

Hosted by Keep Booked
Hex Hall
by Rachel Hawkins
My pick for Keen Cover Friday this week is Hex Hall, because I really like the idea with the reflection. Really, I was unsure of which one I loved the most, since all the covers in this series is really awesome, but I loved that blue color (blue is my favorite color, by the way), so I picked this one. Except that it is very cool, I also like the metaphor; she used to be just a normal girl, and then it turns out she isn't. I Think the cover can actually say something about the plot (not too much, but it definitely tells us something). Most of the time, when I find a cover I love, I just can't understand what it has to do with the plot, but now I do.

Summary: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father—an elusive European warlock—only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tag-along ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
(summary from Goodreads)

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Forever with You (Wait For You #5) by J. Lynn

Waiting on Wednesday is where we share some of the books that we can't wait for to be released.

Forever with You
by J. Lynn
This week, I picked Forever with You, the fifth installation in J. Lynn's Wait for You series, which is to be released September 29th by Avon Books. I picked it because I loved the previous books, and I really look forward to read Stephanie and Nick's story (I predict it is going to be awesome). Give me this book already!
Summary: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever ... (summary from Goodreads
So, are you as excited as I am for this book? If not, what books are you looking forward to reading? Tell me in the comment section!

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Review: The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection
Author: Kiera Cass
My rating: 4.7 hearts
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance
Release date: April 24th, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Summary: For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined. (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Top 3 - Worst Books to Movies Ever

I list some of the books to movies that I’ve hated the most (for various reasons). Some of the movies are good, but didn’t follow the book enough. Some of them just really sucked.

3. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

So, here’s the thing. I like it when movie adaptions follow the plot of the book and that they contain most of the important details. When I watched the first movie, I thought ‘This started out good enough, this might become something good’. Then they skipped both The Second Summer of the Sisterhood and Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood. The second movie adaption was good enough, too, but I think it kind of ruined a little of it that they skipped so much of it.

2. Twilight

Sure, the movie followed the book pretty good, but I was just so disappointed in it. The book was a little disappointing, too, but I’d still had higher expectations of the movie. The whole thing just feels depressing, and that’s a feeling you want to avoid, unless it is supposed to be a sad movie. The book was depressing enough at times, but the movie was worse. Ugh.
And finally, the worst book to movie ever;
1. The Princess Diaries

I can understand that when you do a movie adaption, you have to change some things and that you can’t have every detail from the book(s) in the movie, but I do not understand how they can change everything so completely. The only thing they had from the books (except characters) was the main thing, that Mia finds out she’s the princess of Genovia, but otherwise, it was completely different. They killed Mia’s father (which was a disaster, if you ask me, I love Mia’s father) and changed the names of some characters. And I won’t even get started on the second movie. I don’t care how good the movie was, it really had just taken the characters from The Princess Diaries and then put them in a whole new plot.

So, what books to movies do you hate? Why? Did they not follow the plot enough, or were the cast bad, or were the movie just generally boring? Tell me in the comment section!

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Thursday Quotables: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare

Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!
My choice for Thursday Quotables is City of Ashes, the second book in The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare. I know I quoted City of Bones only two weeks ago, but there is simply so many fantastic quotes in Cassie's books, so here are some of my favorite quotes from City of Ashes:
As usual, tons of sarcasm, this time from Jace.
This is one of my favorite quotes ever. It's so sweet, and I really agree with Clary on this one.
And this is just hilarious. You only find conversations like this in something written by Cassandra Clare. As usual, her books invite you to cry, laugh, yell and have regular fangirl attacks (just wait until I start re-reading City of Glass. That's what I call an emotional roller-coaster).
So, what quotes made you cry or laugh this week? Did you love the quotes as much as I did, or do you have other favorites from City of Ashes, or from Another book? Your comments always make me smile, so comment away!

Monday, 8 June 2015

Review: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Title: The Truth About Forever
Author: Sarah Dessen
My rating: 4.5 hearts
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: May 11th, 2004
Publisher: Penguin Group Inc.
Summary: A long, hot summer...

That's what Macy has to look forward to while her boyfriend, Jason, is away at Brain Camp. Days will be spent at a boring job in the library, evenings will be filled with vocabulary drills for the SATs, and spare time will be passed with her mother, the two of them sharing a silent grief at the traumatic loss of Macy's father.

But sometimes, unexpected things can happen—things such as the catering job at Wish, with its fun-loving, chaotic crew. Or her sister's project of renovating the neglected beach house, awakening long-buried memories. Things such as meeting Wes, a boy with a past, a taste for Truth-telling, and an amazing artistic talent, the kind of boy who could turn any girl's world upside down. As Macy ventures out of her shell, she begins to question her sheltered life.

Is it really always better to be safe than sorry? (summary from Goodreads)

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Review: The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines #6) by Richelle Mead

Title: The Ruby Circle
Author: Richelle Mead
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Release date: February 10th, 2015
Publisher: Razorbill
Summary: Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.Their forbidden romance exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s bestselling Bloodlines series.

When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, she and Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world and alter their lives forever.

Don't miss their unforgettable final chapter... (summary from Goodreads)

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Review: Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry

Title: Take Me On
Author: Katie McGarry
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: May 27th, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Thursday Quotables: The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey #3) by Julie Kagawa

Welcome back to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines of the week will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The Iron Queen
by Julie Kagawa
My pick for Thursday Quotables this week is The Iron Queen, the third book in the series The Iron Fey.
I love this quote because I love all interaction between Puck and Ash. I mean, who doesn't?
Here, Kagawa mixes cute with funny, and I love it! And, who doesn't swoon a little when reading this? Now to the last quote this week:
I love this quote so much! I don't know how many times I've re-read this moment. It's so funny!
So, what did you think of my Thursday Quotables this week? Did you love the quotes just as much as I did, or do you have other favorite quotes from The Iron Queen, or do you have another Thursday Quotables altogether? Comment your thought!

Monday, 1 June 2015

Review: Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry

Title: Dare You To
Author: Katie McGarry
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: May 28th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"I dare you..."

If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....

Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.

But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all... (summary from Goodreads)

Review: Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry

Title: Crash Into You
Author: Katie McGarry
My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Release date: November 26th, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Summary: From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight A's and the perfect life—that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy family…and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker—a guy she has no business even talking to. But after the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

The last thing Isaiah needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks. But when their shared love of street racing puts their lives in jeopardy, Isaiah and Rachel will have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other. (summary from Goodreads)

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