Thursday, 29 March 2012


Book: Anna Dressed in Blood
Author: Kendra Blake
Publisher: Hodder
ISBN: 9781408320723
Rating: A

Cas Lowood is no ordinary guy - he hunts dead people. People like Anna. Anna Dressed in Blood. A beautiful, murderous ghost entangled in curses and rage. Cas knows he must destroy her, but as her tragic past is revealed, he starts to understand why Anna has killed everyone who's ever dared to enter her spooky home. Everyone, that is, except Cas...

What to say... This book utterly blew me away! This was possibly the best book I have read all year so far and I am honestly having trouble keeping the excitement inside of me, writing this review, to stop me from leaping into the air! Words can simply not explain how I feel about this book. It was such a beautiful, gorgeous deadly book! Anna dressed in blood will chill you to the bone but leave you wanting so much more. This book is so exquisite and fantastic that my nose was nested in the pages from start to finish. It gave me a gruesome thrill ride from the start and even as it scared me I couldn't let go. I was up to midnight reading this novel, and then I would pull the covers over my head and go to sleep.

The book follows Cassio a ghost hunter, as he travels to kill a new ghost Anna, but she is way more powerful than any others and he starts to flu in love with her. then she stars to have a her past uncovered and more people get involved and it becomes crazy good to the extent I want to shower it will gold glitter but that would only ruin the spin of the book!

The plot. That gorgeous, gruesome, grilling plot that left you on the tips of your toes till the very end. What to say? The plot is the most developed plot I have read in months and I followed it perfectly. It was easy, to follow and simple to understand. No hidden complications, just the amazing plot laid out in words for you to read. The plot was so complex yet such a pleasure to read. It was the best of the best and you can tell no corners have been cut with this book. Every ounce of effort has been put into this beautiful book. No complaints.

The writing was like the scroll of angel. Like a piece of heaven was sliced up and placed in Blake so she could bless us with her articulate wording. It was one of the most gorgeous, whimsical proses, I have read in such a long time that it made me just lie in bed and go over the words I had read and appreciate them for the pure amazingness they were. The description was almost lyrical and there was just the balance between the storyline, description and dialogue.

All the characters were so well formed, that it led your brainy o believe that these amazing characters had been your brain the whole time and that radiant the book awakened them, which was amazing because it made you feel like they were a part of you, and you exe priced every thing with them, which is what made the book so amazing and visual. Because the characters became your friends. Also they were all so well formed as well. nothing was hidden from you. You knew everything about them and their history except for what was actually meant to be discovered later no in the book.

Over all the book was captivating, intoxicating and beautifully written. It completely fazed me and I was put in a trance from the moment I read it, and unique, one of a kind amazing story playing out in my mind. I am so lost for words with this book that I don't what to say, but I will say one more thing about it: Perfect.


Book: Creepover: Truth or Dare
Author: PJ Night
Publisher: ATOM
ISBN: 9781907411236
Rating: B+

During a round of Truth or Dare, Abby Miller confesses her crush on Jake Chilson. The only people who know her secret are her friends at the sleepover - and whoever sent her a text message in the middle of the night warning her to stay away from Jake...or else! But Abby isn't going to stay away from Jake, especially not after he asks her to the school dance. As the night of the dance comes closer, some very creepy things start happening to Abby. Someone definitely wants to keep her away from Jake. Is it a jealous classmate or, as Abby begins to suspect, could it be a ghost?

I like books like this because I always feel that a slight breath of fresh air when reading so much of the Genre that I do! They are always short, snappy and really light! Not to heavy or deep, and never have too much of a big plot. Simple, quick easy to follow and most definitely a fantastic read.

As for this one I loved it. I whizzed through in two hours and thoroughly enjoyed. It was sort a mystery, vampiry, love sort of book but doesn't go anywhere near the twilight fiasco. I really enjoyed this one so much and felt like it was a fantastic book.

The plot wasn't hard to follow in the slightest, but it always had you gripped to find out what was happening next. It was fast paced and most definitely thrilling. It's a simple plot but most definitely effective! It keeps your head nuzzled to the pages of the book from the moment you start to read.

The Characters were all really well formed and made, build up from solid ground making them easy to understand and easy to connect to. I always love a book when the characters become your friends and this one definitely did it for me!

As well as that the writing was brilliant. Snappy, sharp and even funny at times. A pleasure to read, is and understatement and I happily welcome any others in the series to my TBR list.

the only thing I could say about is that maybe a tad more description because although I like to let my imagination run free it's always nice to have a nice idea o what is meant to be going on, exactly.

Apart from that I can't fault it! It is a quick, quirky, snappy read that I enjoyed to utmost that kept me enthralled and interested. 

Sunday, 25 March 2012


Book: The Wood Queen
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780552563826
Rating: A

Born into the mysterious world of an ancient alchemical order, Donna has always been aware of the dark feud that exists between the alchemists and the fey. Her own mother - bound by a dark Faerie curse - has been confined to a hospital bed for as long as she can remember ...But now there is a chance to release her, and Donna will stop at nothing until she is free. Armed with her own brand of powerful magic, Donna must face the fearsome Wood Queen in order to save her mother. But in the Ironwood - a place that haunts Donna's dreams - there is far greater and more dangerous magic already at work...

I have to admit this didn’t disappoint. I flew through almost as quickly as I flew through the Iron Witch and I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of it. It was fast, quick paced and thrilling, keeping your on the tips of you toes till the very end. I couldn’t pull my head out of this one. The story line picks up pretty much where we have got to in our minds, leaving of from the Iron Witch, and Donna is at her trials. The story is very different to a lot of other book I have read and although the plot didn’t really stand out as amazing it had a certain charm about it. The storyline was good, but I felt that it may have been a slight tad less unique than the Iron witch, but still I loved it nonetheless. The ideas were still magical and brilliant and very very good. The characters were all well built up, and they were just expanding from what we already knew about them, but I felt that Xan played less of a part in this and it was more focused and Donna which is a good thing. My favourite character would have had to be Navin! The writing was beautiful. Juts like last time it was strong and not overly descriptive but in a certain way, kind of lyrical and whimsy. I really liked it. Overall it was a great book and I really did like it!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Book: Forgiven
Author: Jana Oliver
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330519496
Rating: A

Riley has made a bargain with Heaven, and now they've come to collect. Lucifer's finest are ruling the streets and it seems that Armageddon might be even closer than Riley imagined. But with her soul and her heart in play it's all she can do to keep herself alive, let alone save the world. Riley's not afraid of kicking some major demon butt, but when it comes to a battle between Heaven and Hell, she might need a little help ...

What did I think of this? Now I'm going to be entirely honest and say I'm not quite sure what happened here. The book was brilliant and all and I really loved it but Forsaken topped Forbidden and I was expecting this to do the same. I guess this had a lot going on but I focused more on bonds and relationships and for me the action just wan't there.... The novel was amazing though. If I put into context as a reviewer, avoiding my personal opinion ti was extremely good. It packed a good punch of brilliance filled with suspense, mystery, tension, romance, and load of demon kick ass!

Obviously there is a lot more heaven hell stuff going on and riley is becoming a bigger and bigger character and the importance of her role is growing, and we started to see a lot of change of scenery with Beck gone along with Simon and Peter appearing more. The story is much more focused on Riley figuring out what o do and how her relationships are going to work our but overall is very and and only disappointed in the slightest. The storyline was nice.

As every Jana's writing was fantastic to read. It's one of those types of writing that gives you tingles in you hands the moment the book sets place on your TBR pile. I love the descriptive prose she uses and although the description may not be so much for the surrounding for emotions and feeling it so moving that you feel everything that the characters feel, which lead me on to the next section of the review.

The characters are as every the same, and you feel so close to them, that by now, with the third book you have bonded with them a lot and feel everything they do. I think may allegiance has changed from Riley though, I think my favourite character is now Mortimer. He is definitely awesome in a shy very way that you can't help but liking.

Jana Oliver has mastered the art of twists and turn so much that this is book leaves you on so many cliffhangers with a wave of shock rolling through your body (in a good way). God this book is a thriller.

I really did love this though, and it is a gorgeous read that you thoroughly enjoy!