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LIFE AFTER THEFT - APRILYNNE PIKE - REVIEW

Book: Life After Theft
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007515554
Rating: A

Kimberlee's dead. Has been for a while, actually. Stuck haunting the halls of her high school, she's doomed to an afterlife of boredom. That is until the new kid shows up. The first thing Jeff spots is Kimberlee lying on the floor as other students walk right through her. Pretty soon she's harangued him into helping her escape to the afterlife. Kimberlee guesses that once Jeff rights her mean girl wrongs she'll be able to move on. But nothing is simple in life after death...Clash meets sass in this uproarious modern-day retelling of Baroness Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, by #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Well where do I start with this. This left me speechless. I loved Pike's Wings series so when I saw this I was excited. Not only because it sounded amazing but also because it was rather different from here previous series, as all to often authors stick to the…

DIARY OF A CRUSH: FRENCH KISS - SARRA MANNING - REVIEW

Book: Diary of a Crush: French Kiss
Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: ATOM
ISBN: 9780349001562
Rating: B

New town, new college, new people, Edie's feeling overwhelmed. What if nobody wants to be her friend? But then something happens that turns her life upside down: Edie spots Dylan. Messy-haired, pouty, frustratingly elusive Dylan...Fast forward to the college trip to Paris and things are really heating up. In between the shopping, the clubbing, the kissing and the making up, something happens between Edie and Dylan that changes both their lives for ever. But do boys like Dylan ever play for keeps?

For me this is one of those book thats quite a bit out of my comfort zone. Something I don't usually read, but I'm always open minded, so I dove in, headfirst, completely ready for the book and I loved it. Every now and then It's nice to take a breather. Read a short, funny lighthearted book and this was all of those things. It was fun, quirky and had some laugh out loud moments. …

THE ETERNITY CURE - JULIE KAGAWA - REVIEW

Book: The Eternity Cure
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Mira Ink
ISBN: 9781848451858
Rating: A

In Allison Sekemoto's world, there is one rule left: Blood calls to blood She has done the unthinkable: died so that she might continue to live. Cast out of Eden and separated from the boy she dared to love, Allie will follow the call of blood to save her creator, Kanin, from the psychotic vampire Sarren. But when the trail leads to Allie's birthplace in New Covington, what Allie finds there will change the world forever-and possibly end human and vampire existence. There's a new plague on the rise, a strain of the Red Lung virus that wiped out most of humanity generations ago-and this strain is deadly to humans and vampires alike. The only hope for a cure lies in the secrets Kanin carries, if Allie can get to him in time. Allison thought that immortality was forever. But now, with eternity itself hanging in the balance, the lines between human and monster will blur even further,…

COVER OF THE WEEK - APRIL WEEK 4

Right so I know haven't got round to doing one of these for a while and I know it's still a week till this comes out but I am in love with this cover for the eternity cure. For starters I am a massive Kagawa fan! I loved her Iron novels and I'm loving this new take on vampires! But the minimalism and simplicity of this cover just makes me love it! It's bold, the colours pop, there a faint background image and even though it s a very elegant and delicate cover it still has a grungy edgy feel to it which I adore so much! A gorgeous cover for the Eternity cure though you can't but this one as it's the proof cover, but it's so gorgeous I had to share.

ICONS - MARGARET STOHL - REVIEW

Book: Icons
Author: Margaret Stohl
Publisher: HarperVoyager
ISBN: 9780007520831
Rating: A

The first book in a breathtaking new series from Beautiful Creatures co-author Margaret Stohl Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside - safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid. She's different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the ti…

THE STONE DEMON - KAREN MAHONEY - REVIEW

Book: The Stone Demon
Author: Karen Mahoney
Publisher: Random House / Corgi
ISBN: 9780552565288
Rating: A

When the newly-released demons set the Order of the Crow an impossible ultimatum - deliver the Philosopher's Stone, or suffer fatal consequences - alchemist's apprentice Donna Underwood must recreate the mythical artefact before the world is plunged into a modern Dark Age. But will she succeed when she finds herself pitted against a vengeful demon king, not one but two Faerie queens, an immortal Magus with his own shadowy agenda, and her own dangerously unpredictable powers? Donna must be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice, but even death may not be enough.

I got this a little later than everyone else, because I didn't realise there was a book 3 in this series until it started popping up all over my twitter feed, but when i realised I had it quick as a flash and it's left me feeling pretty good.

This is one of those series that I just love. There doesn't have to b…

2012 SUMMARY

Well I know this is pretty Darn late but you know, I came across this and loved the idea and we're only 4 months into 2013 so why not? Here I go!:
1. Best Book You Read In 2012?
Divergent by Veronica Roth Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
2. Most Disappointing Book/Book You Wish You Loved More Than You Did?
Burn Mark by Laura Powell Such a great and unique idea and i wanted to love it so much but I just couldn't get into it... Such great reviews as well.  

3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012?Haunting Violet by Alexandra Harvey I really don't like her Vampire series but I really did like this.
4. Book you recommended to people most in 2011?
Divergent by Veronica Roth Recommended this to so man friends and they all loved it.
5. Best series you discovered in 2012?Daughter of Smoke and Bones Series. Absolutely adored that book.
6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012?
David Nichols
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
One Day by D…

GIRL OF NIGHTMARES - KENDARE BLAKE - REVIEW

Book: Girl of Nightmares Author: Kendare Blake Publisher: Orchard Books/ Hodder Childrens ISBN: 9781408326121 Rating: A
Cas Lowood is no ordinary ghost hunter - he's in love with a dead girl. Her name is Anna Korlov. Anna Dressed in Blood. The girl who sacrificed herself to save his life. Racked with guilt, Cas sets out to do what he does best - hunt a ghost. But this time his aim is not to kill. He must rescue Anna from the depths of Hell. But Hell is also home to a creature Cas has battled before...Just your average boy meets girl, girls gets sucked into hell story.
This book... i don't it's left me speechless. I honestly cant put it into words, it's that amazing. Anna dressed in blood was probably one of my favourite books of 2012 so this was one of those books I needed my hands on, and I know the review is a little late but there was so much I had going on and I was midway through another series that I was reading. Nevertheless I go this book and I honestly read it in a …

MILA 2.0 - DEBRA DRIZA - REVIEW

Book: Mila 2.0
Author: Debra Driza
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780007507283
Rating: A

No one suspects what she's made of...After the sudden death of her father, Mila's at a new school, trying to fit in and falling for mysterious sexy Hunter. But her world slams upside down in a heartbeat when a car accident reveals a secret she never knew; a secret about herself. Mila is devastated to learn that her memories are just chimeras, her dreams untrue. She can't even rely on her emotions to tell her who she is. So how can she grieve for her father or feel the way she does about Hunter? And why is her mom running scared? Worse still, who are the creepy stalkers so desperate to get their hands on her...?

Well what can I say? This is Divergent Meets The Host, both of which were books that I loved and adored so there was no choice but for me to fall in love with Mila 2.0.

Lets start with Mila 2.0 Origins, the Fire. This is the short free prequel to Mila 2.0 that you can pick up from the…