Wednesday, 12 October 2011

1 year giveaway

So I have been running my facebook page YA indie Princess for one year on the 17th Oct 2011. So if I can get the page up to 1,500 likers/fans before that date I will do a giveaway of my top 5 books I have read between 17th Oct 2010 - 17th Oct 2011. It will be open internationaly so tell all your friends and family I need 29 likes as I'am at 1,471.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Valefar boy tricked Ivy Taylor into kissing him, but he took much more than a kiss - he stole her soul and left her within inches of death. By surviving, Ivy is drawn into the conflict between the Martis and the Valefar. The war between these two immortal forces has raged for millennia without distraction. Until now. Ivy is an anomaly-she is the only person who has ever walked away from a demon kiss alive. Her survival gives her unique and deadly abilities. Too powerful to ignore, Ivy is a threat to both armies. These two ancient enemies will stop at nothing to kill the seventeen-year-old. Surviving is nothing new for headstrong Ivy, but her survival has never depended on another person before. This time it does. And if she misplaces her trust, she's dead. To her horror, she starts falling in love at the worst possible time—with the enemy. He appears to be protecting her. But she can't be certain if he is trying to help her, or help himself to her power. For Ivy, trusting the right person is the difference between love and survival, or a deadly demon kiss.


I really dont know what to say about Demon kissed parts I liked then the other parts I could have justed skipped them. When I first heard about Demon kissed I read the 1st chapter on the authors website and really enjoyed it and couldn't wait to get the book but I think as some time happens you build the book up to be amazing and it just isn't as good as you think it will be. The book is told from Ivy's POV and starts with her boyfriend Jake taking her soul through you got it a kiss. Ivy is still trying to get over the death of her sisters 1 year before and has been going off the rails ever since then her best friend Collin has let her be when she has lost all her other friends. Then after Jake has nearly killed her Eric finds her and he has his own secret for Ivy. At times I really like Eric and Wanted Ivy to like him like that but after reading the book Ivy has to be with Collin with out a doubt. Ivy & Collin have such a nice relonship within the book with is what keep me reading. Demon Kissed had some twist's I didn't see come and I adored the ending. I liked the take on angels and demons with them being Martis & Valefar. Can't wait to see what happens in book 2. Favourite Quote "The past and the present crashed together in a deafening silence.I wanted the past to die,so I could distance myself from the pain,and forget even for a little while"

Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend? As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side? Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.(release date 14th Nov 2011)


Wherever you go is Heather Davis third book and one that I really wanted to read so I was super excited to have got an ARC. All that being said I read her first book "don't cry werewolf" and didn't really enjoy it so was hoping for a much better read and i'm very happy to say Wherever you go is one emontionally packed novel with an outstanding plot and has been beautifuly writen. Wherever you go is told from the POV of the three main chacarters Holly,Jason and Rob. Holly is still trying to cope with the death of her boyfriend Rob while also looking after her kid sister as there mum works two jobs. As Holly's grandad Aldo gets to sick to live by himself he has to move in with them so now it falls on Holly again to be the adult/mum and help look after him aswell. I just could help but feel so sorry for her because of his you just want her to at least have some time to be a teenager. As Aldo spends time with Holly he tells her that a boy named Rob is talking to him but Holly does not believe that it is Rob's ghost and thinks it's Aldo's Alzheimers making him see things that are not there. I loved the Aldo and the relonship that him and Holly share with each other. Aldo ask for her help to remmeber a list he has made of all the things that have a special place in his heart. As Holly starts the list she tells only one other person about it Rob's best friend Jason he then agrees to help her and Aldo complete the list. Holly and Jason grow closer while doing the list and was so touching reading about them I couldn't help but want them to be together. Rob gets very jealous of the two of them spending time with each other and I really do feel for him as he watches his best friend and girlfriend but sometimes his POV just got on my nerves. Wherever you go is a great read with topics of death/depression/second chances with a amazing love story rolled into it and a book that will stay with me for a very long time to come. I look forward to whatever Heather Davis writes next. Favourite Quotes 1= When you grow older,you love again,and the new love feels so different that the love before feels like make-belive. The way you love changes throughout your life. Even the way you love the same person changes." 2=" All of it washed away in a tidal wave of love you see rushing towards her shore" 3= " You try to radiate your feeling because there are things you know that you want get the chance to say"

In 1692, when witch trials gripped the community of Salem, Massachusetts, twenty-six children were accused as witches, exiled, and left for dead. Fourteen of them survived.
The Survivors is the first installment of the tantalizing tales of the fourteen ill-fated Survivors and their descendants, who have been content in hiding for over three centuries. Isolated on a Montana mountainside, only Sadie, the rogue daughter, dares to abandon the family's sacred hiding place. But no matter how far Sadie runs, something always pulls her back.
On a muggy summer night in Tennessee, she witnesses a shocking scene that will change her life forever. It is the first in a sequence of events that will drag her from the human world she's sought to belong to for over a century and send her back to her Puritanical family and into an uncertain future filled with cunning witches, mysterious nosferatu shape-shifters, dangerous eretica and vieczy vampires, millennia-old mythology, and the search for her own mortality. After all...
The Survivors will steal your heart and invade your mind. Fall into the pages of Sadie's life, a world so frighteningly similar to your own, you'll find yourself wanting to go to the Montana mountains to find the Survivors for yourself.
And it is only the beginning.


The survivours was a book I just had to have after reading the summary and was very lucky to be given a ARC by Amanda Havard (thank-you Amanda) I loved the premise for "The Survivours" as I have never read anything on the salem witch trails before and was not let down at all. This book has witches,shape shifters and different types of vampires what is not to love about all of them in one book. The book is told from Sadie's POV. I loved her voice and you just couldn't help but like her right from the start.All the other charaters make this book what it is and it has the right amount of character interaction. I am totally in love with Everett such a gentlemen. While reading The Survivours I wanted to know where all Sadie's money came from and was really glad when I found out. Also I felt that it couldn't make up it's mind if it was a YA book or a adult paranormal book but either it didn't take away from the amazing writing and was still suitable for younger YA readers. I loved the twist that I didn't see coming with the winters family towards the ending. I would have given the book 5 stars if it had just a bit more action in it but fingers crossed that book 2 has a bit extra on the action front. All in all I can't wait for book 2 after reading the sneak peek at the back of the book please please say that I don't have to wait a year for it. A great start to a new YA series :) Favourite Quotes= 1/ "For better or worse,I had kept that promise.I regretted it every day." 2/ "I realized only then that I had always assumed isolation was about naivete, but what if it was aboutmore than that?" 3/ " I can compete with anything except you not wanting me to know you.I'll listen to anything you want to say.If it's tough stuff, I'll hold you while you cry. If it's strange, I'll believe you. If it's terrible,then I'll forgive you.I just want to know who you are." 4/ "I need you to love me more than death"
Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams. As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear. And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

3.5/5 STARS
When I first started reading "Falling Under" I had no idea it was about demon's but liked the premise and carried on reading. But for me Falling Under just felt like the average YA book with nothing outstanding to set it apart. The last 100 pages saved it from being totally bad. All that being said there where parts that I did enjoy. I really like the book in Theia's POV with parts of what Haden was thinking added in small parts. Also towards the end the book filped to Haden's POV with added bits from Theia worked in to it. The romance between Theia & Haden was the saving grace of this book. Favourite Quotes= 1/ "I've wished I could walk away from you-even stop thinking of you for an hour,a minute.But I can't.I've tried.I need you with a longing that will surely kill me if I don't give in to it-but it will kill you if I do." 2/"This isn't a crush;it's obsession.You are never not in my thoughts.Your scent carries across a room and paralyzes me with longing.I don't want to hold your hand.Part of me wants to set you on fire and hold you while the flame consumes us both, to eat your heart so I know that only I possess it entirely" 3/"No, I don't remember you. I don't remember holding you or talking to you or falling in love with you-but I walk around with a giant hole in my heart all the time. I feel your absence every secondof the day.It aches and nothing soothes it. Losing you is bad enough, but I don't even get the comfort of remembering that I had you once." I will be reading the second book because I do think that it has potencial to be even better than Falling Under and I enjoy Gwen Hayes.

Where there is love and power, there is always... betrayal. At seventeen, Cordelia is an ordinary teen with an extraordinary and frightening secret. A secret that induces vivid dreams which she not only experiences true love, but crippling fear while barely escaping with her life each night. After a life altering event, Cordelia has an unexpected encounter with Evan, the mysterious boy from her dreams, who reveals who and what she is; a descendant of the Greek gods. At that moment everything she knows of her world is a lie, and she must leave the present and go into the past to assume the role she was put on this earth for; safeguarding her ancient empire amidst evil forces that toil hastily to destroy it. In a race against time, Cordelia must decide if she is truly a part of this dangerous world, or risk defying the gods, and ultimately lose the boy who has put a claim on her heart.


First off I would like to say thank you to Mayandree for letting me have the chance to read an ARC of Betrayal before it's release date. When I first read the plot summary I was like I need this book NOW. I have to say god,goddess and myths are becoming my favourite book subject to read about and Betrayal didn't let me down although I found that it didn't hit the right pace until 100 pages in but then it was like a run away train and I just could stop reading It just was amazing. I loved all the characters even the baddies. Betrayal is a must read for any YA fan. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't say I have to wait to long for book 2????????

What if you knew exactly when you would die? Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out. When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home. But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.


WOW what can I say about "Wither" and after reading it the one word that won't stop repeating is WOW. Wither took me on a emtional roll coaster ride and shocked me to my very core at this amazing well written novel. Wither is the stand out debut of 2011. After waiting soooooo long for it to be released it didn't let me down at all. It held me while reading and when I wasn't reading it I just couldn't stop thinking about it. I'm 25 years old myself and i couldn't help but thinking if I lived in Lauren Destefano story I would have been dead for 5 years already. I just can't get my head around a world were men die at 25 and women at 20. The characters were all well rouned and had a clear voice within the book. I loved the relionship between Rhine the main character and her sister wife's(such a great term)Jenna & Cecily. Rhine has such a strong voice through out the whole book you can't but want her to run away from Linden and his father Vaughn. At times I found I liked Linden as a character and hated myself for it because of all he does but just like Rhine finds out he is just a puppet for this fathers choices. The sadest moment for me has to be Jenna she broke my heart in to two. The happiest moment has to be the ending because it has such a awesome ending but one that leaves me craving the second book because I NEED it NOW. Wither has one of the best cover's of 2011 and can't wait to see how they can top it for book 2. My Favourite Quotes 1/ "real is a dirty word in this place" 2/ "what has the free world got that you can't get here?" 3/ "He always gets the final say. So what-ever he ask of you,please,for your own good listen to him"

Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college—and everyone's admiration back home. Then she took a horrible fall during senior year. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.
That summer, Chelsea's dad hires Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player and "boot camp" trainer, to work with her at a northern Minnesota lake resort. As they grow close, Chelsea finds that Clint's haunted by his own tragedy. Will their romance end up hurting them all over again—or finally heal their heartbreak?

4.5/5 STARS

Playing Hurt is Holly Schindler 2nd novel and one that will ensure I read her 1st book "A Blue So Dark". Holly Schindler writing style is beautiful and touching with such a heart felt premise at it's centre. It took me the first few POV'S of the two main characters to get in to "Playing Hurt" but then I was totally sucked in and could not put the book down. I can't wait to see what Holly Schindler writes next.

Meet Corrinne. She's living every girl's dream in New York City—shopping sprees at Barneys, open access to the best clubs and parties, and her own horse at the country club. Her perfect life is perfectly on track. At least it was. . . .
When Corrinne's father is laid off, her world suddenly falls apart. Instead of heading to boarding school, she's stripped of her credit cards and shipped off to the boonies of Texas to live with her grandparents. On her own in a big public school and forced to take a job shoveling manure, Corrinne is determined to get back to the life she's supposed to be living. She doesn't care who she stomps on in the process. But when Corrinne makes an unlikely friend and discovers a total hottie at work, she begins to wonder if her life B.R.—before the recession—was as perfect as it seemed.


I really loved "Where I Belong" It was a cute read that held my attention although the book and read it in one sitting. I love cowboys and this cover is hot.(swoon) All the characters are great even Corrinne when she was a fashionista to her becoming a recessionista.

Layney Logan, girl reporter. That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer,makes it even worse.The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster think he got the best of her, so she takeshis ridiculous newspaper assignment--to go on twelve blind dates--to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time. And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.So Over You is a young adult short novel of almost 40,000 words.


This is my 2nd book by Gwen Hayes and one that will make me go out and read whatever she writes. So Over You is a fast paced quick read with so much detail that the story just jumped of the page. The two main characters Jimmy and Layney are just great together some of the best bits in the book come from them. So Over You is a story of friendship,lose,romance and finding yourself again. Perfect for any YA chick lit fan. Favourite Quotes 1= "I told her I liked the way your name made my heart jump" 2= "You don't want to get to your destination and not remember anything about your trip"

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance. Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.


Timeless is the best deubt I have read so far in 2011. There are just not enough words for how good it really is. What I loved the most -That the book started with the main character dreaming of her mystery boy. -The romance of the whole book -Michele & Philip together -Philip is a really great character and I really enjoyed Michele telling him about the future. -The way Michele travels back in time. -Seeing each new era of New York as Michele travels each time. My favourite quote " I will find a way back to you. No matter what, I promise" I really can't wait for "Timekeeper" (book 2) as Alexandra Monir made me feel like I was going along the ride with Michele aslo with the OMG ending and I really want to find out more about her father. A whole year is to long to wait for it.

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch. That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth. Turns out, Sophie’s a demon, one of only two in the world—the other being her father. What’s worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers. But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They’re demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they’re using Archer to do it. But it’s not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?


Rachel Hawkins has done it again Rasing Demons was the perfect follow up to Hex Hall. I loved being back in the Hex Hall world and reading about the old & new characters. Sophie seems to hace grow up a bit from the last book. I really really really love Sophie and Cal together and hope there is more romance to come from these two as at times I find Archer a pain in the ass and really on and off as a character. The new characters Daisy and Nick were great shame about what happned to them in the story tho. All the way though the book I just didn't want it to end it was so much better than Hex Hall. Favourite line "Oh my god, a straight-edge demon! I freaking love it" All I can say is I really don't think I can wait a year for book 3 because of the ending WOW amazing I need to know what happens next.

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?


Kim Harrington deubt Clarity is a work of YA art. What I loved the most about Clarity is how kick ass Clare is as a character and that all of her family are "special" not just her. All the way though reading I had no idea who the killer was one minute I was sure it was that character then I was like no it that character. I loved how this book keep me on my toes and kept me guessing the whole way though. Funniest moment for me has to be with the husband & wife. Ha ha ha serves him right. I loved the ending of this book and the hints of what could happen in book 2. Favourite quote "I knew about loyalty about putting family before all others. I'd already learned some things I'd do to protect my own. I'd withold infomation from the police. I'd use people. I'd lie. If pushed far would I go." I'm such a cover lover so it took me finishing the book to get and love the cover. Kim Harrington has a way with words that form an amazing well written novel and I will be reading Not only book 2 of Clarity but any other books she writes.

It's the beginning of senior year and Yuki's psychic awareness of ghostly spirits is threatening to ruin her life. Her ability to sense spirits of the dead isn't glamorous like on TV. SHE SMELLS THE DEAD. Yuki is being visited in her dreams and suspects that her friend Calvin is involved in something strange. Will Yuki be able to save the spirits and herself?

3.5 STARS She smells the dead is the 1st book in a new YA series. were we meet Yuki the main character and her ablity to smell the dead. Yuki is a enjoyable character to read about along with Cal who I love to bits to her best friend who was likeable stright away. I loved that this book wasn't just about Yuki being able to smell the dead but that Cal had his own secret aswell.Yuki was a bit slow to catch on to Cal's secret as myself as a reader got it before her. What I really liked about this book was Yuki and Cal together and how there fate is woven in to each other. my two favourite quotes are - "Keep your feet on the path of healing help the lost ones find their way.You must be the flame in the darkness" - "I miss you you're standing right in front of me and I miss you" With the ending of this book i look forward to reading book 2. She smells the dead is a good start to the series. fingers crossed book 2 will be even better. Over all a really good YA paranormal romance. Which is a must read for any YA lover.

No release date yet book trailer= Tatum Marie Manning is a young, beautiful, vibrant, yet indecisive girl who has just completed high school in Kailua Hawaii. Unsure about which direction she wants her life to go, she struggles. Tatum has always had everything she could ever want: The hottest guy in school, great friends, and perfect grades. Until one frightful night she has a dream that leaves her drained, nightly. Without the understanding of these reoccurring dreams and what they mean for her, one afternoon she meets a mysterious, handsome, exquisite male by the name of Lance Mitchell. Lance is extremely enticing to Tatum, to say the least, with his abnormally indigo colored eyes that are subconsciously, and oddly familiar to her. Tatum not being able to control the feelings she develops for Lance, she finds herself caught in a love triangle between her high school sweetheart Dallin Reed, and this intriguing, yet enigmatical young man Lance. Tatum and Lance’s relationship grows stronger as Lance helps Tatum unravel the mystery, and secrets of her dreams while bringing out a side to her she has never seen before…a completely different soul.

4.5 STARS Molly Bryant is a new voice in the YA genre that every one should read. I would like to say a big thank you to Molly for letting me read her un-edited manuscript before being published (aug 2011). Wandering Souls is a awesome book which sucked me right in to the story world Molly Bryant has created and keep me up all night reading it. Wandering Souls is very well written and was a total pleasure to read from the amazing characters to the plot that had an edge you don't normaly find in YA which is one of the main reasons that I found myself loving it so much. Molly Bryant didn't shy away from writing about sex and abuse and told of it in a tasteful way when I find other YA books mostly avoid these topic's. Favourite Quote "I live to remember,I live to find you" I loved all of Wandering Souls and the cliff hanger ending. i pray that there will be a 2nd book as i need more of Tatum and Lance. If there is going ro be a 2nd book I would love more of Lance's story and maybe the book told from both of there POV'S but thats just me because I love books told from two different types of POV'S. One last thing please please Molly let me re-read Wandering Souls when it has been edited and ready to be published. :)

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action. When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul. A mysterious boy named Will reveals she is the reincarnation of an ancient warrior, the only one capable of wielding swords of angelfire to fight the reapers, and he is an immortal sworn to protect her in battle. Now that Ellie's powers have been awakened, a powerful reaper called Bastian has come forward to challenge her. He has employed a fierce assassin to eliminate her - an assassin who has already killed her once. While balancing her dwindling social life and reaper-hunting duties, she and Will discover Bastian is searching for a dormant creature believed to be a true soul reaper. Bastian plans to use this weapon to ignite the End of Days and to destroy Ellie's soul, ending her rebirth cycle forever. Now, she must face an army of Bastian's most frightening reapers, prevent the soul reaper from consuming her soul, and uncover the secrets of her past lives - including truths that may be too frightening to remember.


I couldn't write my review stright away as I was unsure what star rating to give but as I thought this book more after reading it.I have decide to give it 3 stars as it didn't live up to all that I thought it would be. The one thing I did really like was that it was about reapers and the different types of them. Which is something I haven't read about before. A slow start to what sounded like such a great YA series. The last 100 pages saved it from being totally poor book. I really hope book 2 has everything Angelfire fell short on.

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place—and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make—between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.

Unearthly is in one word AMAZING it took my breath away. After reading Torment and disliking it then not even being able to finish Halo i had given up on angel books but Unearthly is a breath of fresh air and made me love reading about angels again. Cynthia Hand has wrote a beautiful book that I will love for a long time to come. Clara is such a likeable character and I really enjoyed her POV. Tucker has become my all time favourite YA book crush i love him and Clara together. I really can not wait to see what happens in the next book and to see how they top the cover as the cover for Unearthly is beautiful!

It's always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.
Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.
Kate is sure he's crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.

4.5 STARS The Goddess Test is one of the best deubt books I have ever had the pleasure to read. Aimee Carter has created a story world which pulled me stright in and held me the whole book. The characters are all well rounded and likeable. Kate was an amazing character to read about and to see how she coped with her new life and the test she went though. James is really likeable and funny at times.Henry was on and off for the first half of the book for me but by the next half i think i loved him nearly as much as kate. What I loved most about The Goddess Test was how at the end i didnt see the twist and turns coming at all. Also how the book was about the gods and myths. Favourite quote "I rule the dead.I am not one of them" The plot for this book is amazing and such a nice change from angels,vampires and werewolves.The Goddess Test is a breath of fresh air in YA books if your loking for some thing different the goddess test is a MUST read for you. I can't wait to see what happens in the 2nd book.

"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even-ugh!-bowling. To truly belong with him-and with her new foster family-she must first come to terms with her violent past.

WOW!!!!! I got Geek Girl because it sounded like the film She's All That and in parts it was like the film but it was so much more aswell Jen is a great character and as much as she tries her new foster family still love her and want her.Trev is amazing the perfect genttlemen and a all in all great guy. With her foster family and Trev Jen begins to put her past of different foster familys,abuse,dead dad and her mum in prison for murder behind her and find what she has always wanted and never thought she would get. Geek Girl is a must read for any YA book lover =)

When love isn't lucky...or pretty.The scars on Beth's face aren't nearly as deep as the ones she nurses on the inside. She was born with hemifacial microsamia and was supposed to feel "lucky" that she wasn't as disfigured as some people.One boy, Lucky O'Leary starts to find the cracks in her hard shell and finds himself falling for her. Only Lucky has a secret--he needs to bring Beth to a "dog dinner" or lose his spot on the team. She can't find out that the guy who brings the ugliest date wins a prize.Young Adult Short Story--8000 words


Butterface is a hard book for me to write a review for because on the other hand i loved the idea for the book but it was also really short and it felt hurried in parts.I wished we would have had more of a back story for Beth and more info on hemifacial microsamia which she suffers from. Lucky was a enjoyable character and I felt stight from the start of book he really like Beth and her hemifacial microsamia didn't bother him. Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital disorder that affects the development of the lower half of the face, most commonly the ears, the mouth and the mandible. It can occur on one side of the face or both. If severe it can lead to difficulties in breathing, obstructing the trachea and requiring a tracheotomy. It is the second most common facial birth defect after clefts, with an incidence in the range of 1 in 3500 to 4500

Amy Turner's about to graduate from high school and all she wants is a job. Actually, all she wants is to find a way to pay for college. Amy certainly isn't looking for love when she answers an ad to baby-sit a boy-she just needs the cash. But the job has a catch: The boy is blind...and he's her age. Tristan Edmund may be hot, but he doesn't want Amy's help. Or so he thinks. After being blinded in a horse show-jumping competition, Tristan spends his days in the dark, refusing to accept his disability. Much to his annoyance, Amy bursts into his life and drags him into the light. But just as the two begin to see something in each other, Tristan's beautiful ex-girlfriend shows up. Will the temptation be too much, or will Tristan choose the girl who really sees him?


What a awesome book I loved it so much

Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City. Daddy hired you to be my bodyguard. Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector. Daddy thought I’d be safe. He thought I’d never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever. Charles: obsessed with keeping her safe, keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin. Daddy was wrong.


An amazing read with the right amount of every thing in it. The best book Jennifer Laurens has written.

Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift.

4.5/5 STARS

One word WOW.Insight is beautiful written.I love how Jamie Magee wove in soul mates,zodiac signs,insights(like powers),strings to travel to different dimensions and reincartion all in to the story. Willow is the main character and what an amazing one at that.She is so likeable and the way she puts everyone before herself is great. Landen is awesome I loved him from the start. what i liked the most from his character is his relonship with his grand-father. Landen and Willow are so cute together you can just tell the bond they have even from the start when they just dreamed about each other. Drake want's Willow and he will stop at nothing until he gets her. Even tho i should not like him as character i find that i do something just pulls me to him. To sum up this book it's awsome altough i just liked it at the start but by the time Willow gets told about her insight i totaly loved it and was sucked right in to this new favourite part of this book was the idea that everyone has a soul mate.Quote that I loved the most and cried happy tears with is "I found you.No one can keep us apart now,and our love will now be the story told to define how sacred love is" Please Jamie hurry up and write + publish book 2 I need it NOW and please let there be more of Marc in it to.

Passion. Fate. Loyalty. Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that's exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spell-binding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever. Tiger's Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

4.5/5 STARS

Tiger's curse is total book candy and i enjoyed every delious word and had to savour every page. The story begins with the prologue telling the tale of two brothers that are turned into tigers over 300 years ago then in chapacter one we meet Kesley who is looking for a summer job and ends up working at a fair ground visting her home town and ends up doing odd jobs and helping with a beautiful white tiger.As Kesley spends time with her tiger reading to it and enjoying it's company. Then a man shows up wanting to buy the tiger. When the tiger is sold to Mr Kadam he offers Kesley the job of helping him settle the tiger in india. Kesley argees to go and that is where her jounery begins as she learns about Ren the tiger/man and her part in breaking the curse and falling in love. Kesley is such a great character sometimes a bit hot or cold but you can see why she is like that.Going on this trip to India with her was like going on holiday.You cant help but be amazed by her strength with every thing that gets throw at her in this book. Ren is totaly amazing.Him and Kesley are adorable together.I loved seeing there bond grow and really really hope that it all works out for them. The world that Colleen Houck has created is out of this world and unlike anything i have read before.I loved all the trials Ren and Kesley had to go though. Also the way she worked in India tales and myths with this amazing love story. The ending of the book was sad and fab at the same time and leaves me wanting more and more i can't wait to see where Colleen Houck takes the next 4 book's. My hope's for tigers quest(book 2) is more adventure for Ren and Kesley.Hering more about the man who put the curse on the brothers. also for Kesley not to fall for Kishan(Ren's brother)charm's because she belongs with Ren. HELP ME june is to far away!

Sixteen-year-old Yara Silva has always known that ghosts walk alongside the living. Her grandma, like the other females in her family, is a Waker, someone who can see and communicate with ghosts. Yara grew up watching her grandmother taunted and scorned for this unusual ability and doesn't want that to be her future. She has been dreading the day when she too would see ghosts, and is relieved that the usually dominant Waker gene seems to have skipped her, letting her live a normal teenage life. However, all that changes for Yara on her first day at her elite boarding school when she discovers the gene was only lying dormant. She witnesses a dark mist attack Brent, a handsome fellow student, and rushes to his rescue. Her act of heroism draws the mist's attention, and the dark spirit begins stalking her. Yara finds herself entrenched in a sixty-year-old curse that haunts the school, threatening not only her life, but the lives of her closest friends as well. Yara soon realizes that the past she was trying to put behind her isn't going to go quietly.


Intrinscal is a book treasure and worth it's weight in gold and diamonds with a totaly kick ass cover that I adore. From the prologue this book had it's grip on me and would not let go until the awesome ending. When I started reading Intrinsical I thought it was just going to be another ghost story but it was so much more than that which was such a nice change. What i loved most about this story is i just could not tell what was going to happen next and how the story was going to play out. The characters -Yara is amazing. Really well written and beliveable and likeable as a character. -Brent had me loving him from the start of the book -Cherie & Steve are both great characters.Cherie is the BFF every girl wants also I loved how open minded Steve seems to be. Favourite parts -How both Yara and Brent's family's all had a history at Pendrell. -When Brent makes it snow for Yara.(so cute) -The way Yara wanted to save Brent before herself and he wanted to do the same thing for her. Parts that made me cry -when Yara & Brent's song played on the radio. -the scence when Yara is saying goodbye to Cherie in the pool house. Intrinsical is a must read for any YA fan. I really cant wait to where Lani Woodland takes this series next.What I would love to see in the 2nd book more about Vovo Yara's grandma. Loads more of Brent(a must). More ghost's and another beautiful cover. I really can't wait to read the follow up to this Amazing book.

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


First off i just want to say how much i love this cover and i really like the fact that if you look at the underside of it it has the blue print of Godspeed and where the authors bio is insted of the author picture you have amy in her cryo tank! I never really read scfi books apart from the host by s.meyer and this book but that might have to change because Across the universe was unlike anything i have ever read it had me from the 1st page when amy and her family where being cryogenically frozen and held me til the end because i had to know what all the secerts where on Godspeed. Amy and Elder are both great characters and i really enjoyed reading about them and loved how the chapters were written with Amy and Elder swapping POV each time. All the characters in this book made it what it was too. Across the universe is a totaly awesome book and all i can say is please please please beth write a 2nd book because i need to read more about Amy and Elder.

Monday, 7 March 2011

DEMON KISSED is a young adult paranormal-romance novel, by American author H.M. Ward. It tells the story of Ivy Taylor, a seventeen year old girl, who is claimed by both the martyr marked (people chosen to protect humanity from evil), and the demon kissed (soulless servants of hell). While learning to survive in this n...ew reality, Ivy discovers that she is at the center of a prophecy that foretold of her unleashing unprecedented evil into the world. Ivy relies on her friends, and finds herself in a forbidden romance, while trying to save the world! I really can't wait to read this book =)

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