28 April, 2017

REVIEW: SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray


Title: Spellcaster
Author: Claudia Gray
Series: Spellcaster #1
Genres: YA, Witches, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release: 2013
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 389

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When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.


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25 April, 2017

REVIEW: THE WHITE PRINCESS by Philippa Gregory


Title: The White Princess
Author: Philippa Gregory
Series: The Cousins' War
Genres: Historical fiction
Publisher: Touchstone
Release: July 23rd 2013
Source: Kindle
Pages: 544

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Caught between loyalties, the mother of the Tudors must choose between the red rose and the white.

When Henry Tudor picks up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth field, he knows he must marry the princess of the enemy house—Elizabeth of York—to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades.

But his bride is still in love with his slain enemy, Richard III—and her mother and half of England dream of a missing heir, sent into the unknown by the White Queen. While the new monarchy can win power, it cannot win hearts in an England that plots for the triumphant return of the House of York.

Henry’s greatest fear is that somewhere a prince is waiting to invade and reclaim the throne. When a young man who would be king leads his army and invades England, Elizabeth has to choose between the new husband she is coming to love and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last.


24 April, 2017

23 April, 2017

22 April, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by Laura and together we will complete this fun tag:

BOOKS I BOOKING HATE

21 April, 2017

20 April, 2017

REVIEW: WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan


Title: What She Knew
Author: Gilly Macmillan
Series: -
Genres: Mystery, Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release: 2015
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 512

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In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

In a heartbeat, everything changes…

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.

Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.

As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.

Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...


19 April, 2017

18 April, 2017

REVIEW: OBSIDIAN by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Title: Obsidian
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #1
Genres: YA, Aliens, Paranormal
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release: 2012
Source: Library book
Pages: 299 (English), 400 (German)

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring… until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something… unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon’s touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don’t kill him first, that is.


17 April, 2017

MONDAY TRAVELS: EASTER EGGS by Eveleen Stein



Happy Monday friends! Happy Easter to all who celebrate! May it bring you hope, new beginnings and ideas, new books and beautiful adventures! Since we have a celebration today, we'll jump back to the US for a very beautiful, and adorable children poem for Easter!

So today we are in The United States and we will explore:

EASTER EGGS



16 April, 2017

REVIEW: BLACK DAWN by L.J. Smith



Title: Black Dawn
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #8
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 227

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First he puts her in a dungeon. Then he realized they were soulmates. Now he wants to make her a vampire princess. Maggie Neely is a short, spunky sixteen-year-old with auburn hair and an iron will. When he brother turns up missing, she's determined to find him. But she never suspects that the trail will lead her into the most secret heart of the Night World, a kingdom where no outsider has stepped in five hundred years.

15 April, 2017

Saturday Tag




Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by HannahCassie and together we will complete this fun tag:

THE TOLKIEN TAG

14 April, 2017

REVIEW: SHIVER by Maggie Stiefvater


Title: Shiver
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Genres: YA, Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release: 2009
Source: Printed copy, audiobook
Pages:  390

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For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without.

Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.


13 April, 2017

REVIEW: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness


Title: The Knife of Never Letting Go
Author: Patrick Ness
Series: Chaos Walking #1
Genres: YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher: Walker Books
Release: 2008
Source: Kindle Edition, Audiobook
Pages: 479

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Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? 


12 April, 2017

11 April, 2017

REVIEW: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher



Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Series: -
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Publisher: Puffin
Release: August 6th, 2009
Source: Kindle
Pages: 319




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You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home to find a strange package with his name on it. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker - his classmate and first love - who committed suicide.
Hannah's voice explains there are thirteen reasons why she killed herself and Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
All through the night, Clay keeps listening - and what he discovers changes his life . . .
Forever.
Bestselling US author Jay Asher had the idea for his debut young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why at a museum. Whilst taking an audio tour, he was struck by the eeriness of the voice in his ear - a woman who described everything he was looking at but wasn't there. You can hear Hannah's tapes at hannahsreasons.blogspot.com.


10 April, 2017

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08 April, 2017

Saturday Tag




Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today I am joined by HannahCassie and together we will complete this fun tag:

THE SICK BOOK TAG

07 April, 2017

REVIEW: HUNTRESS by L.J. Smith



Title: Huntress
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #7
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Archway Paperbacks
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 226

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Blood Fever
Jez Redfern is unique. She's a vampire hunter... who's half vampire. Raised in the Redfern family, the girl with fiery hair and silvery-blue eyes was the undisputed leader of a gang of vampire raiders. Then came the discovery that shattered her life-- her mother was a human. Now, Jez hunts her former friends, protecting humans from the Night World.

But when Circle Daybreak sends her on a search for one of the legendary Wild Powers, Jez has to rejoin her old gang. They want her back-- especially Morgead, the gorgeous green-eyed vampire who used to be her second-in-command. Jez wants to stay faithful to Hugh Davis, the human she loves. But Morgead swears he's her soulmate and he'll do anything to lure her back to the old ways. With danger and temptation around, Jez finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. And she's afraid that if she tastes blood again, she'll become the evil huntress she once was...

06 April, 2017

REVIEW: SOULMATE by L.J. Smith



Title: Soulmate
Author: L.J. Smith
Series: Night World #6
Genres: YA, Paranormal, Vampires
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release: 1997
Source: Printed copy
Pages: 240

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Eternal Love Hannah Snow's life was so together. Friends, terrific grades, dreams of a career in paleontology. Everything was perfect... until the notes started appearing. Notes in her own handwriting, warning her of the danger that was coming. Dead Before Seventeen.

The psychiatrist was supposed to help. But what came out of the age regressions were memories of another time, another life. And of a stranger who tore her world apart... a vampire who killed a village in his rage. Until, in the eyes of a dying human girl, he recognized his soulmate.

Now the stranger is back. He has searched for Hannah throughout the years, trying to make amends, waiting for her to be born. Now he is Thierry, the Lord of the Night World-- and nothing in heaven or hell will keep him from his soulmate again. But if her destiny is death, can even Theirry's love protect her? 

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03 April, 2017

Monday Travels



Happy Monday friends! I hope you packed warm clothes and gloves and pot of hot coco Cause today we go somewhere a little colder !

So today we are in ICELAND and we will explore:

BURIAL RITES



02 April, 2017

01 April, 2017

Saturday Tag



Welcome dear readers, to yet another Saturday Tag, where the fun never stops!

Today we will complete this fun tag:

MY BOOK FAMILY & LIFE